Bayside Place Hakata, where one can enjoy a wide variety of establishments from shopping to gourmet, reopened in March 2010.
The passenger terminals of the Hakata Port Wharf is right next to it. The terminal has city-managed ferries, Hakata Bay cruise ships and the like. Aside from that, there is also the 70-meter tall Hakata Port Tower (free entrance) nearby, an aquarium with a huge cylindrical water tank, and the Wangan Ichiba (Wangan Marketplace), where a lot of fresh seafood are handled, sold, and cooked.
Recently, fugu tents during summer and oyster tents during winter have become a staple event where a huge amount of people participate in.
In March 2014, a buffet restaurant named "Rita no Nouen" opened and has since become very popular due to the local seasonal vegetables and ingredients which they use.
10:00-25:00 (varies from each store)
Fukuoka Port Tower: 10:00-22:00
Hakata Port Bayside Museum: 10:00-17:00
Admission is free.
Paid parking lots available within the area