Hakata Old Town Selection ― Hotels2021.07.28
Hotel Facilities and Services All Coloured with Hakata
The Hakata Old Town has accommodations designed in the image of festivals including Hakata Gion Yamakasa Festival and traditional crafts such as Hakata-ori Textile. Besides, there are services specific to the Hakata Old Town; a package with a special dinner course at a famous restaurant representing foodie paradise Hakata; a guided tour exploring the area; and a package with hands-on experience of traditional crafts. Stay overnight to enjoy Hakata to your heart’s content.
*Temporary closure, change of opening hours, and unavailability of products are expected due to COVID-19. Contact each destinations in advance to make sure if the service is available.
◎HOTEL TORIFITO HAKATA GION
HAKATA de FUSION Packages
Experience Hakata Gion Yamakasa Festival while staying in the hotel
Opened in 2020 Hotel Torifito Hakata Gion is a concept hotel that combines the designs of Hakata Gion Yamakasa Festival to make you feel like you’re in the midst of the summer festivity in Hakata. It is located exactly on the route where the festival’s climax event Oiyama runs through. From the rooms on the east side, you can see dynamic floats running in front of you.
There are many decorations of local crafts such as Hakata Chochin Lantern, Hakata-ori Textile and Hakata Mizuhiki (decorative cord) in the hotel. It also offers concept rooms themed around the Yamakasa Festival and Hakata Magemono Wooden Products. The photos of festival men making you feel more immersed, interior decorations using Yamakasa’s carrying pole and Magemono Wooden Products ― these items give the rooms distinct image of Hakata. “We hope our hotel will be an opportunity for visitors from outside Fukuoka and the overseas to know about our culture and then to explore the Hakata Old Town” says Kodama, hotel staff. Stay at Hotel Torifito Hakata Gion to experience their unique hospitality.
❖HOTEL TORIFITO Hakata Gion
Address：8-24 Reisemmachi Hakata-ku, Fukuoka City, 812-0039
Official website ：https://torifito.jp/hakatagion/ja
Holiday Packages with Hands-on Experiences
WeBase HAKATA is a nine-storeyed hostel opened in 2017. The accommodation offers an easy, reasonable stay, but to make visitors more accessible to traditional cultures in the Hakata Old Town, it has three kinds of packages incorporating cultural experiences with which you can enjoy your stay further.
- Lantern Painting
In three-minute walk from WeBase HAKATA you will reach Kawabata Shopping Arcade in Kawabata Town known as the first successful business area in the medieval time. Kadota Chochin Lantern Shop established in 1895 is one of the shops with a long history in the arcade. Being surrounded by impressive lanterns, you can create one of your own.
- Strolling around Hakata in Easy-to-Wear Kimono
WeBase Hakata is located in tourism precinct where you can visit Fukuoka Asian Art Museum and Kushida Shrine (or Okushida-san called affectionately by the locals), Fukuoka’s guardian deity, on foot. They have kimonos you can easily wear on your own. Encountering new things and experiencing traditional cultures will make your stay even more enjoyable.
- Hakata Doll Painting
Hands-on experience of painting a Hakata doll will be a wonderful experience for your stay. Hotel staff guides how to do it on a small pretty doll. The small doll is easy to bring back home as a souvenir of Hakata and enjoyable conversation with the staff will also be a good memory of your stay.
Address：5-9 Tenyamachi Hakata-ku, Fukuoka City, 812-0025
【Lantern Painting Package】
【Strolling around Hakata in Kimono Package】
【Hakata Doll Painting Package】
◎THE BLOSSOM HAKATA Premier
Walking Tour Guided by Hotel Staff
Enjoy exploring the town being guided by hotel staff
Located from seven-minute walk from Hakata Station, THE BLOSSOM HAKATA Premier is an ideal hotel to stay for exploring tourist destinations in the Hakata area. The exterior of the building is designed with image of Hakata-ori Textile, and the guest rooms are Japanese modern style with a spice of local ornaments. The restaurants offer delicious dishes using ingredients of Kyushu, and there are large public baths.
The hotel offers a service of tour exclusive for the guests as an opportunity to enjoy the town more. Just a few steps off the Taihaku-dori Avenue, the buzzling main road connecting from Hakata Station, there is Gokusyo Town where temples and shrines are gathered in a serene atmosphere. Explore the town to feel traditions and cultures treasured there for a long period of time. “We wish to introduce allures of Hakata that you cannot find through guidebooks” says the hotel staff who are so fascinated by their town. Wander the town with the staff and find more charms of Hakata.
・Those eligible: Guests of THE BLOSSOM HAKATA Premier ※Available to the check-out day as well
・Capacity: Ten people
・Fee: JPY2,000 per person (Free for those six years old and under)
・How to book: Please visit the hotel web site or call them directly. Collective booking both for the room and the tour is possible.
❖THE BLOSSOM HAKATA Premier
Address：2-8-12 Hakataeki Mae Hakata-ku, Fukuoka City, 812-0011
◎HAKATA EXCEL HOTEL TOKYU & HAKATA TOKYU REI HOTEL History, Tourism, and Food – All Featured in the Hotel Package
Enjoying your stay at the hotels showcasing Hakata’s attractiveness and its food culture
At both hotels, Hakata Excel Hotel and Hakata Tokyu REI Hotel, run by TOKYU HOTELS, there is a pack offering an original course menu of local cuisines including Tai-chazuke (sea bream on rice with tea), Squid Sashimi (a two-person minimum order, assorted sashimi for one person instead) and Mizutaki Chicken Hot Pot. “It seems that many even in Fukuoka City do not know exactly what the Hakata Old Town has to offer, so we would like to send information on its attractive features. We will offer more new packs with which you can fully enjoy Hakata.” says a hotel staff Kawamura.
Hakata Tokyu REI Hotel has a Hakata Yamakasa Festival-themed floor which makes you feel the local atmosphere more.
❖HAKATA EXCEL HOTEL TOKYU
Address：4-6-7 Nakasu Hakata-ku, Fukuoka City, 810-0801
❖HAKATA TOKYU REI HOTEL
Address：1-2-23 Hakataeki Mae Hakata-ku, Fukuoka City, 812-0011
Official website： https://www.tokyuhotels.co.jp/hakata-r/
Package detail： https://www.tokyuhotels.co.jp/hakata-r/stay/plan/