FUKUOKA Meandering Fukuoka (福岡) by Pursuing Wabi. "Fukuoka is also known for its outdoor food stalls (yatai) area along the Naka River – they’re open very late." southern bank of Nakasu Island in the Naka River
Fugu (blowfish) is one of the speciality foods of the main city of the southern island of Kyūshū. Best sampled during winter. But great at any time of year is a steaming bowl of tonkotsu ramen, a rich pork broth noodle dish also known as Hakata ramen. The best places to slurp these nourishing noodles are at yatai; these street stalls are dotted all over Fukuoka, but the greatest concentration is at the intersection of Tenjin Nishi-dōri and Shōwa-dōri on Nakasu Island.