Fukuoka City, the venue of the 2023 World Aquatics Championships (held from July 14 to 30, 2023), is a vibrant, bustling city that forms Kyushu's administrative, economic, and cultural center. Many domestic and international air routes pass through Fukuoka Airport, known as the "gateway to Asia," which provides excellent access to the bay coast area (the Championships venue) and the city. Fukuoka is just 1 hour and 40 minutes away from Tokyo by air. Join us as we guide you to some great spots in airport-accessible bay coast areas in Fukuoka and Tokyo.
Start from Fukuoka Airport➡Approx. 15 minutes on foot from Nishijin Station on the Airport Line➡Momochi Seaside Park➡Approx. 10 minutes on foot➡BOSS E・ZO FUKUOKA➡Approx. 15 minutes on foot➡From Tōjinmachi Station on the Airport Line, go to Fukuoka Airport Station and get off there➡From Fukuoka Airport, fly to Haneda Airport➡ On the Keikyu Line or Tokyo Monorail from your terminal, get off at Haneda Airport Terminal 3 Station. Inside Haneda Airport Garden, go through the passageway to Izumi Tenku no Yu (Haneda Airport)➡From Haneda Airport Terminal 3 Station, take the Tokyo Monorail to Hamamatsuchō Station and walk approx. 6 minutes from the North Exit➡ WATERS takeshiba➡Take the JR Yamanote Line from Hamamatsuchō Station to Takanawa Gateway Station and walk for approx. 7 minutes➡Sengaku-ji
Momochi Seaside Park (Fukuoka)
Seaside Momochi Jigyohama is the competition venue for the open water swimming and high diving events at the Fukuoka 2023 World Aquatics Championships. The beautiful artificial beach facing Hakata Bay is close to the city center of Fukuoka and provides a space for citizens to relax. In the adjacent Momochihama area, visitors can freely play on sandy beaches, walk along the boardwalk, and enjoy marine sports anytime, including volleyball at permanent courts. In the early evening, take a stroll while watching the sun set into the Genkai Sea.
Address: 2-chome/4-chome, Momochihama, Sawara-ku, Fukuoka
BOSS E・ZO FUKUOKA (Fukuoka)
BOSS E・ZO FUKUOKA is a trendy spot located next to Fukuoka PayPay Dome.
This facility features the latest forms of entertainment, including activities in VR spaces and tube slides with digital decorations. On the roof of the building, visitors can even enjoy a hanging single-rail roller coaster or bouldering and climbing. Offering more than enough things to see and do in a whole day, including the OH Sadaharu Baseball Museum for lovers of the sport, BOSS E・ZO FUKUOKA is a hot new name in Fukuoka.
Address: 2-2-6 Jigyohama, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka
Izumi Tenku no Yu (Haneda Airport)
After flying from Fukuoka Airport to Haneda Airport, why not refresh with a visit to Izumi Tenku no Yu (Haneda Airport) inside Haneda Airport Garden, which is directly connected to Haneda Airport Terminal 3 Station? On a clear day, the open-air baths boast views of arriving and departing planes and Mt. Fuji, while the indoor baths give unbroken views of the Tama River and the Keihin region. Enjoy these views while soaking in the hot spring water from Izumi Tenku’s source. The full range of facilities on offer here also includes a sauna, a stone spa, and a restaurant. This spacious site covers approximately 2,000㎡ where visitors can enjoy relaxing moments for body and spirit.
Address: 2-7-1 Hanedakuko, Ota-ku, Tokyo
WATERS takeshiba is a trendy complex attracting many visitors and locals, thanks to its range of commercial facilities, hotels, theaters, and offices. Facing the lush greenery of the Hama-rikyū Gardens on the opposite shore, the plaza and terraces offer panoramic waterfront views. With tidal flats and a harbor, this is the perfect spot to enjoy a relaxing time surrounded by the city and nature. The commercial facilities include a variety of cafés and restaurants. Visitors can catch the water buses from the harbor to Asakusa, Ryogoku, Toyosu, Odaiba, and elsewhere, making this area a great base from which to enjoy Tokyo waterfront sightseeing spots.
Address: 1-10-30 Kaigan, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Walk for approximately 7 minutes from Takanawa Gateway Station, which opened in 2020 as the newest station on the Yamanote Line. Famous as the site of the graves of the vengeance-driven 47 Ronin, Sengaku-ji is a Buddhist temple of the Soto school built by the Tokugawa clan in 1612. The temple grounds also contain the graves of Asano Naganori, feudal lord of the Akō Domain, alongside the graves of his loyal Ronin. You can also visit the Akō Gishi Museum, which houses the valuable items of these loyal retainers (gishi). Many people from around Japan visit for the Gishi-sai festival, which is held on December 14, to commemorate the raid in which the 47 Ronin took revenge for the death of their lord.
Address: 2-11-1 Takanawa, Minato-ku, Tokyo