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A sandy beach, cafes, broad-walk, tower and dome – all in Momochi!

The area of Momochihama boasts views of three of Fukuoka’s best-known landmarks: Fukuoka Tower, PayPay Dome, and the Hilton Fukuoka Sea Hawk Hotel. Built on reclaimed land created for the “Asia-Pacific Expo” in 1989 architecturally speaking, and home to numerous luxurious condominiums, museums, medical centers, and shopping malls, it’s the most modern part of Fukuoka. But it also boasts a sandy beach and green parkland. 

In cooperation with Seahawk Galleria, a shopping arcade with a diverse array of shops located inside the Hilton Fukuoka Sea Hawk seaside hotel, we present a series of original reports on the popular and the lesser-known attractions of Momochihama.

Momochi Now – Popular Winter Sweets in Momochi

(Post date: 2021/11/29)

From beaches with beautiful sunsets to the illuminated PayPay Dome and Fukuoka Tower, the Momochi area, a great place for a short trip, is dotted with things to see including places you’ll want to go out of your way to visit.

Momochi Now – New Japanese-Italian Fusion Restaurant Opens in Momochi

(Post date: 2021/10/28)

On Nov. 1, a new restaurant is set to open inside the Seahawk Galleria, the commercial zone inside the Hilton Fukuoka Sea Hawk resort hotel with excellent access from both the city center and the nearby beach.

Momochi Now – New Lifestyles and a Chance to Rethink Habits

(Post date: 2021/9/30)

In the spring of 2021, the appointment-only St. Friends Clinic joined the Seahawk Galleria family. The clinic provides consultations on lifestyle-related diseases with a focus on internal medicine and cardiovascular medicine. Clinic director Dr. Kosuke Iguchi worked for many years as a cardiac catheterization specialist at Kyushu University Hospital, the National Kyushu Medical Center, and Fukuoka Sanno Hospital before opening his own practice on the fourth floor of the Hilton Fukuoka Sea Hawk resort hotel.

Momochi Now – Professional Photography Makes Momochi Even More Memorable

(Post date: 2021/8/23)

This month we introduce a well-established photo studio located beneath Seahawk Galleria. For a reasonable fee, their professional photographers can capture special moments in a way not possible with a smartphone.

Momochi Now – Asian Resort Summer Barbecue at the Hilton

(Post date: 2021/7/31)

The 40-meter high ceilings of the Hilton Fukuoka Seahawk Seala Brasserie and Lounge are filled with bright light, making you feel like you’ve stepped into a tropical resort which is perfect as this summer’s event is a tropical summer barbecue, a project that only the Hilton with its multinational staff and world-class service can offer.

My Momochi – Nick Martinez, Pitcher for Softbank Hawks

(Post date: 2021/6/28)

This month we spoke with a newcomer to Fukuoka and Momochi, Nick Martinez. He might be new in town, but he’s already making friends and emerging as a star pitcher for the Softbank Hawks.

My Momochi – Rie Emoto’s Career Began Here

(Post date: 2021/5/27)

Rie Emoto, or more affectionately Emorie, is a local personality whose cute smile never fails to light up the living room through the TV.

My Momochi – Living in a city without the feel of a city

(Post date: 2021/4/28)

There’s a good chance that many of our readers are aware, at least by name, or have even enjoyed a meal prepared by this month’s guest. Yes, this month, we spoke with the legend, the man often credited with bringing Neopolitan pizza to Japan: Salvatore Cuomo.

My Momochi – People and Places

(Post date: 2021/3/29)

Spring has arrived, and a refreshing breeze is blowing in Seaside Momochi. The “Momochi Now” series is back with monthly interviews with people who live, work, or are otherwise involved with Momochi. Through their stories, we will bring you closer to Momochi now!

Know Before You Go: Lunch Spots in Momochi

(Post date: 2020/11/18)

If you’re spending a day in the area, you’re likely to get hungry and will need some lunch, so this issue of Momochi Now showcases a diverse lineup of both well-known and under-the-radar dining options, including a university cafeteria that’s open to the public, a resort hotel buffet, and a cafe with a great view at the Fukuoka City Museum.

Family-friendly spots in Momochi

(Post date: 2020/10/19)

We are introducing several family-friendly spots that you can enjoy with your children. So, why don’t you buy some FamiChiki fried chicken—a new flavor was released on Sept. 22—at the Family Mart inside Seahawk Galleria and hit the park or the beach with your family?

Momochi by Bicycle

(Post date: 2020/9/25)

Autumn is here, and it’s the best time to be outdoors, especially in Momochi, where it’s still warm enough to enjoy the beach and boardwalk, but not too hot. How about renting a bicycle and taking a self-guided tour of the area? Make it as long or short as you like, and to get you going, we’ve compiled a list of some spots to see.

Enjoy Sunset This Fall in Seaside Momochi

(Post date: 2020/8/25)

Given its northwestern orientation, the beach at Seaside Momochi is the perfect place to watch the sun set. The period from summer to early fall is when the setting sun lights up the clouds in every corner of the sky, so why not come to Seaside Momochi right before dusk to enjoy this panoramic palette of color!

Momochi’s New Entertainment Complex

(Post date: 2020/7/22)

Boss E•ZO Fukuoka, which dubs itself as an “exciting entertainment zone,” opened on July 21. The seventh-story entertainment complex brings a new level of excitement to the Seaside Momochi area, which is already home to PayPay Dome, Seahawk Galleria, Hilton Fukuoka Sea Hawk and Mark Is. The main draw is the rooftop, which houses three thrilling new attractions, not to mention a great view of the city.

Momochi Indoors – Fukuoka City Museum and Fukuoka Public Library

(Post date: 2020/6/25)

Attention is turning to Momochi where the large E-Zo Fukuoka entertainment complex will open on July 21. While Momochi is known for its beaches, Fukuoka Tower and the dome, there is actually a lot to do in the area no matter when you visit. With the summer heat approaching, you’ll want to consider stopping by the well-cooled Fukuoka City Museum or the Fukuoka City Public Library, where you can read magazines and newspapers from around the world to your heart’s content.

A Neighborhood of Modern Architecture and Public Art

(Post date: 2020/5/27)

Completed in 1990, Momochi is Fukuoka’s newest neighborhood and it is packed with things to see and do, from beaches and hotels to shopping centers and museums. There are many parks and public spaces, and the Street of World Architects—as the name implies—features buildings designed by world-renowned architects. The tree-lined streets and ample sidewalks make Momochi a great place for a stroll.

Stroll the Boardwalk and Hit the Beach

(Post date: 2020/4/22)

Easily accessible from central Fukuoka, Momochihama Beach is a popular spot where locals go for some R & R. The beach is situated among some of the city’s biggest landmarks, including Fukuoka Tower, PayPay Dome and the Fukuoka City Museum. Here, you can play in the sand, stroll along the boardwalk or take part in marine sports. Momochihama Seaside Park is also a perfect spot for watching the sun set over the Genkai Sea. Visit Seahawk Galleria too!

Disclaimer: By posting information about places to visit or things to do, Fukuoka Now is NOT encouraging people to do anything unsafe. The situation regarding COVID-19 changes daily. Please follow the advice and direction of local authorities by practicing social distancing, wearing masks, and by following other recommended guidance.

Momochi / Nishijin
Published: Nov 29, 2021 / Last Updated: Nov 29, 2021