living covertly in Japan

New Hakata City

The main train station in Fukuoka is called Hakata Station. Hakata is an alternative name for Fukuoka, and really causes lots of confusion. While most stations in Japan are named after the city, like Tokyo Station, Yokohama station, Kyoto station… Fukuoka’s train station doesn’t match the city’s name. Go figure.

My friend Patrick has documented more extensively about this phenomenon in such great length I can’t finish reading it before getting distracted by something else.

The Difference Between “Fukuoka” and “Hakata” by Finding Fukuoka

Now the station is called Hakata City. It’s got 8 floors, basement level(s) (maybe 2?), and a roof top complete with dog park for the little handbag sized dogs.

So manly…

Video Tour

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