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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 – Year-end and New Year’s Special in Momochi

(Post date: 2022/12/20)
Momochi Now – Year-end and New Year’s Special in Momochi
Seaside Momochi, with its spectacular illuminations, will be open throughout the year-end and New Year’s holidays. For this last installment of 2022, we asked each facility about their plans for the Momochi area during the year-end and New Year’s holidays.

Momochi Now – Seaside Momochi, a photogenic town

(Post date: 2022/11/29)
Momochi Now – Seaside Momochi, a photogenic town
From late October, ginkgo trees along the streets and parks begin to turn brilliant yellow and red, adding a splash of color to the cityscape. The early setting sun and darkness also bring the glow of illuminations. In this installment of Momochi Now, we will introduce spots where you can enjoy scenes unique to Momochi at the end of the year and the beginning of the New Year.

Momochi Now – The Bridges of Momochi

(Post date: 2022/10/28)
Momochi Now -  The Bridges of Momochi, ももちNOW ももちは橋だらけ!
Seaside Momochi, a neighborhood built on reclaimed land, is connected to the adjacent neighborhoods by bridges. If you have two hours, you can stroll from one end of the area to the other, crossing the many bridges. Autumn is the best season for biking and walking around Seaside Momochi thanks to its well-maintained sidewalks, and you can enjoy watching the roadside trees turn vibrant colors.

Momochi Now – A Walk for Lovers of Art

(Post date: 2022/9/30)
Momochi Now – A Walk for Lovers of Art,  ももちNOW!アートを愛でる散歩コース
Seaside Momochi was developed based on the concept of a town where people can live, work, learn and have fun. Landmarks such as Fukuoka Tower, PayPay Dome and the Hilton Fukuoka Sea Hawk line the seafront, and public artwork dots the plazas and parks that connect these facilities to each other. Today, we are introducing a walking route through Momochi that takes you down the Street of World Architects, which—as the name implies—features several buildings designed by world-renowned architects.

Momochi Now – Sunset Strolling Along Momochi Beach

(Post date: 2022/8/26)

Easily accessible from the central districts of Tenjin and Hakata, Momochi Beach is a popular spot where the citizens of Fukuoka like to relax. You can enjoy swimming, SUP’ing and other marine activities during the day, but given its proximity to the city center, it’s best to visit the beach in the evening! If you ask people who live near the sea, they’ll tell you the best time to get in the water is right around sunset after the temperature has cooled down and you no longer have to battle the heat of the sun.

Momochi Now – Summer and Obon vacation specials in Momochi

(Post date: 2022/7/29)
Momochi Now – Summer and Obon vacation specials in Momochi, ももちNOW!福岡ももちで楽しむ夏休み・お盆休み特集
This issue features information on how you can enjoy that summer vacation feeling in Momochi, which is full of fun things to see and do. With the government’s special tourism campaign coming to an end, why not enjoy a summer staycation in Momochi?

Momochi Now – Yamakasa in Momochi

(Post date: 2022/6/28)
Momochi Now June - Yamakasa In Momochi, ももちNOW6月号 山笠inももち
Hakata wouldn’t be Hakata without Yamakasa! In Hakata, the word nobosemon is used to refer to someone who gets totally absorbed in something. In June and July, the city is filled with Yamakasa nobosemon who are crazy about the festival, and the Momochi area is no exception. This month’s feature in Momochi Now is Yamakasa in Momochi. In this issue, we introduce the history of Yamakasa and the culture of the townspeople involved in the festival as well as the Yamakasa-related events in Momochi.

Momochi Now – Celebrate Father’s Day in Momochi!

(Post date: 2022/5/27)

For Father’s Day in Fukuoka – Head to Momochi! Like Mother’s Day, Father’s Day is a holiday that originated in the United States with the idea that if there is a day to honor mothers, there should be a day to honor fathers. Let’s show our appreciation to fathers who work hard for the family by giving them gifts and spending time with them.

Momochi Now – Golden Week Special 2022

(Post date: 2022/4/26)
Momochi Now Golden Week Special 2022, Momochi Now – GW特集2022
This month’s Momochi Now features the Momochi area during Golden Week, where you can easily enjoy shopping and activities. Enjoy it alone or in a group!

Momochi Now – A Sweets Buffet Packed with Local Strawberries!

(Post date: 2022/3/18)

The Hilton Fukuoka Sea Hawk, a resort hotel in Momochi, not far from the city center, is currently running a sweets buffet that makes lavish use of strawberries.

Momochi Now – Seaside Momochi Winter Illuminations

(Post date: 2021/12/21)

Never mind the chilly sea breeze because this list of illuminations in Momoch is sure to warm you up. We hope you can take the time to visit Momochi one more time this year and enjoy views at night too!

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 – 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!


Seahawk Galleria, a shopping arcade with a diverse array of 16 shops such as accessories, fashion, sundries, daily necessities, and souvenirs, is located inside the Hilton Fukuoka Seahawk seaside hotel. There’s also a 24h convenience store that can be accessed next to PayPay Dome too. It’s an ideal spot from which to explore the Momochi area.
2-2-3 Jigyohama, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka
Usually 10:00 ~ 20:00 (FamilyMart / 24h)
*Hours vary for each shop due to COVID-19. (as of the end of August 2022)

SeaHawk Galleria, シーホークギャレリア

Holiday Walk
This website by Seahawk Galleria offers suggestions for walking tours of the Seaside Momochi area, where many of Fukuoka’s landmarks are located. Check it for information on what’s hot in Momochi now – and for ideas for a path to stroll not found in guidebooks.

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Published: Dec 20, 2022 / Last Updated: Dec 20, 2022

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