History of Fukuoka

Japan is one of the most beautiful countries in Asia rich in culture, arts and money. Japan has 10 most populated and famous cities including Fukuoka, the capital of Fukuoka Prefecture that ranks fifth as the largest. Taking a look at Fukuoka, we can imagine why the population of the city is growing higher and higher. When was Fukuoka established as a city?

Long ago, there was this small village called Hakata located in the northern region of Kyushu, prone to immigrants visit. This region had no experience of conquest and just stayed a peaceful area. Even in the Old age, this region was a place of exchange with other immigrants.

                                                                                    Hakata Bay

However, in 1274, a test came to this place initiated by Genghis Khan who wanted to make the place submit to suzerainty, a ruling that allows autonomy but submit as a part of a head country. Of course, the Japanese refused which forced Khan to raid the region entering Hakata. They failed at the beginning due to storm and this made the native to build walls protecting the village. This force continued until 1281 but Khan was not successful. Around 16th century, Kuroda Nagamasa, the first daimyo of Chikuzen Province named the city Fukuoka. In the beginning of the 20th century, the Fukuoka startaed to be developed in the field of education, technology, industry, religion and culture that made it sprung as a city in 1972. Filled with many Japanese restaurants with amazing festivals in the country, people visit the place with a dream to taste the life and culture in the city. Somehow, living there is not bad.