Nestled on the northern shore of Kyushu, Fukuoka is both a prefecture, and the capital city of the same prefecture the same time. Fukuoka city boasts diversity, culture, and cuisine, while the wider area of the prefecture has silent and serene landscapes, making it a perfect environment for the several ryokans located in the prefecture.

For individuals and couples looking to enjoy a ryokan-style experience—but may not have the time to venture into some of Kyushu’s more rural destinations—there are quite a few ryokans within Fukuoka city as well.

In this blog post, we share the top 9 Fukuoka Ryokans in the city as well as the prefecture; head to one of these and watch all your worries melt away!

Zen-Oyado Nishitei

zen oyado nishitei ryokan in Fukoka, Japanese style hotel

A tiny yet superb Japanese ryokan, Zen-Oyado Nishitei is an oasis of calm in the bustling Fukuoka city. On the first floor, they have an auberge restaurant serving a full-course dinner, while the second floor has 5 guest rooms. You will also enjoy Japanese breakfast—prepared by the Okami herself—in a secluded dining room with a beautiful garden view. 

Zen-Oyado is situated in an elegant house with a Zen and invigorating design. Note that this ryokan retains its traditional Japanese style and does not offer private bathrooms.

It is conveniently located close to the Hakata Station as well as Sumiyoshi Shrine (be sure to visit its elegant wooded park while you’re there). The Kego Shrine and Park are also nearby attractions to visit.

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Akizuki Spa Ryokan Seiryuan

Akizuki Spa Ryokan Seiryuan in Fukuoka, Japanese style hotel with private onsen

A luxury onsen ryokan located in the city of Asakura (just a two-hour bus ride from Hakata Station), Akizuki Spa Ryokan Seiryuan offers a blend of traditional charm and modern amenities. This ryokan is housed in a sukiyaki-style structure and has only six rooms. Each room is equipped with its own private onsen—so if a sauna experience is what you’re looking for, this is where to head.

The rooms are adorned with tatami mats and a kotatsu table. Guests can savor delectable breakfast and dinner in private rooms, with dietary preferences accommodated if communicated in advance. To enhance your experience, you can also avail the spa services offered on-site.

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Daimaru Besso

Daimaru Besso Ryokan in Fukuoka, Japanese style hotel with private onsen

Founded in 1865, Daimaru Besso is one of the best ryokans in Fukuoka—combining world-class service with an elegant Japanese garden. This ryokan offers a total of 40 Washitsu guestrooms, spread across three main Japanese-style buildings. One building offers views of the Japenese garden, while the other two boast stunning mountainous vistas.

The guestrooms are designed with detail; you can find elegant tatami flooring and sliding Shōji paper doors (framed in maple wood). If you’re looking to unwind, slip into the ryokan’s hot spring baths for complete relaxation.

Daimaru offers plenty of modern services, including a tea lounge, an esthetic room, and even a karaoke bar. It is nestled in Chikushinoshi, right next to a mountain park with the same name. So, this ryokan is the best place to initiate your hiking adventures!

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Kyukamura Shikanoshima

kyukamura shikanoshima ryokan in Fukoka, Japanese style hotel

Kyukamura Shikanoshima is a sustainable ryokan within Fukuoka city. Shimomagahama Beach and Katsuma Beach are both under a kilometer away; even when in the room—you can hear the sound of waves if you listen closely! This means you can enjoy sea views and spend time on the beach as well. Additionally, there is an in-house restaurant and free private parking. 

All units are fitted with bed linens, air conditioning, a flat-screen TV and a fridge. Plus, there is an on-site coffee shop. During your stay, you can enjoy a pool with a view as well as a spa and wellness center. To fully relax, consider taking the yoga classes offered on-site—or perhaps enjoy a walking tour nearby. 

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Roppokan Ryokan

Roppoko Ryokan in Fukuoka, Japanese style hotel with private onsen

Located in Asakura, about an hour from Fukuoka City, Roppokan features an outdoor hot-spring footbath. This overlooks the surrounding nature, providing a truly rejuvenating experience. There are also indoor/outdoor hot spring baths and a sauna, as well as karaoke facilities.

The rooms feature tatami flooring, a seating area and traditional futon bedding. All rooms are air-conditioned and have attached bathrooms. The meals are prepared with seasonal ingredients (you’ll love them!), and vending machines are available for drinks. A coffee lounge and terrace give you the opportunity to take a drink, sit back, and relax.

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Yamamoto Ryokan

yamamoto ryokan in Fukoka, Japanese style hotel

Located within Fukuoka city, Yamamoto Ryokan (Hakata) is a traditional city-ryokan, with Japanese-style rooms and authentic Japanese cuisine served for both breakfast and dinner.

With rooms at around ¥10,000 / night (and even ¥5,000 for solo travelers), it is one of the cheapest ryokan you will find in Fukuoka.

The rooms at Yamamoto showcase traditional tatami-mat flooring and Japanese futon bedding, complemented by amenities such as air conditioning and a flat-screen TV. Guests can avail themselves of shared bathroom facilities, internet services, and convenient laundry options.

The ryokan is merely a 1-minute walk from subway Gion station, and Canal City Hakata is a leisurely 10-minute walk away, ensuring a convenient and well-connected stay.

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Nansuikaku Ryokan in Miyawaka, Fukuoka, Japanese style hotel with private onsen

Nansuikaku is located in the city of Miyawaka. This ryokan is where relaxation meets historic charm and modern sophistication. It blends traditional appeal with chic furnishings in spacious rooms, ensuring a cozy stay. 

While some rooms have a classic Japanese style, with tatami flooring and futon bedding, those renovated in 2015 offer Western-style with raised beds.

Nansuikaku also boasts several indoor/outdoor hot spring baths and a massage salon—whether you fancy a soak in the various outdoor and indoor hot spring baths or a massage to unwind, Nansuikaku has got you covered. And in case you rent a car while traveling across Japan, parking is on the house, too.

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Kominka Neri

Kominka Neri ryokan in Fukoka, Japanese style hotel

Kominka Neri is a sustainable retreat situated in Miyawaka. Located under 15 kilometers from the Azenomachi Ehon Museum and Ino Tensho Kotai Jingu Shrine, this ryokan allows you to venture out to these nearby attractions and enjoy the city to the maximum.

An in-house restaurant, complimentary private parking and free WiFi are offered. Each unit at Kominka Neri comes complete with a private bathroom and bath, air conditioning, a flat-screen TV, and a fridge. Nestled in a geothermal area, the ryokan offers easy access to nearby hot springs for a truly relaxing experience.

And for those seeking adventure, the ryokan provides opportunities for walking tours. There’s even a charming picnic area for those who prefer a day out in the open.

As for price, count around ¥50,000 / night.

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Dormy Inn Hakata Gion

Dormy Inn Hakata Gion in Fukoka, Japanese style hotel

Located just a quick 1-minute stroll from Gion Subway Station, this property is actually a hotel and not a ryokan, but offers hot spring baths, a sauna, and tatami-floored rooms (starting at ¥50,000), similar to ryokan.

The air-conditioned rooms (non-tatami rooms start at ¥20,000) at Hakata Gion Dormy Inn feature modern amenities, including an LCD TV, a refrigerator, and tea-making facilities. Complimentary nightwear and slippers add to the comfort of the stay. And as a bonus, they serve free noodles at night.

Relaxation options abound, with a spacious natural hot spring bath and massage services. The hotel also provides a free launderette, a convenience shop, and drink vending machines. Dormy Inn Hakata Gion is close to the Hakata Station—and notable attractions such as the Canal City Hakata shopping district and the Hakataza theater.

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