Comfort Hotel Kurosaki
Phone: (81) 93 644-1411
Fax: (81) 93 644-1412
Wakasugiyama offers a spectacular view over Fukuoka City. A single, winding, broken-down road makes its way past bamboo groves, pine forests, Buddhist temples, and mysterious Shinto shrines to the windswept peak of this mountain. Although completely off the beaten track, this spot is popular with couples and paraglide enthusiasts, and makes for a pleasant half-day trip away from the city. It offers a particularly impressive panorama at sunset. How to get there: difficult! Your best bet is to catch a train from Hakata Station to Sasaguri (trains leave from platform 9). From there, you may be able to bribe local taxi-drivers to take you at least some of the way to the top of the mountain. Depending on the bravery of your taxi-driver (or the size of your bribe!), you may have to walk from where the road turns into a dirt track.
This small (and we mean small!) amusement park in the east-end is a decent place to take the kids or a date for a few hours or so. While it cannot compare to Uminonaka-michi Seaside Park, there is a small Ferris wheel, a small roller coaster, and other fairly tame thrill rides. There is also a rather famous flower garden located within the park, which gives enough reason to enter even if you have no interest in the rides. After that, you will have to pay a couple of hundred yen each for individual rides.