It was founded as a seaport town called Dazaifu in, or possibly before, 663, though the area has been inhabited since the Stone Age.
Today, Fukuoka is frequently ranked among one of the world's most livable cities, and has been highly praised for its blending of green spaces and bodies of water into its metropolitan downtown area.
People Born in Fukuoka
Fukuoka in People's Lives
Adelina Sotnikova: I traveled here in 2013 for the Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final, and placed fifth.