Second Mitsui Garden Hotel to Open in Fukuoka
Mitsui Garden Hotel Fukuoka Nakasu Opening April 24, 2020, Wednesday
～ Outstanding access, less than 10 minutes from Fukuoka Airport and Hakata Station with no transfers, and 2 minutes on foot from the nearest station, Nakasu-Kawabata Station ～
June 30, 2020
Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd.
Mitsui Fudosan Hotel Management Co., Ltd.
Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd., a leading global real estate company headquartered in Tokyo, and Mitsui Fudosan Hotel Management Co., Ltd. announced today that Mitsui Hotel Fukuoka Nakasu (5-1, Nakasu 5-chome, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture) will open for business on July 1, 2020 (Wednesday). Its opening had been postponed from initial plans to help limit the spread of COVID-19. The hotel, which has 257 guest rooms, is the second Mitsui Garden Hotel in Fukuoka Prefecture, after Mitsui Garden Hotel Fukuoka Gion.
The Nakasu area where the hotel is located is known as a street of gourmet food, filled with atmospheric food stalls that line the riverside and long- established hideaway restaurants. As a part of the “Tenjin Big Bang,” a redevelopment project being promoted by Fukuoka City, a new space for leisure is being created midway between Hakata and Tenjin with a redeveloped park, cafés and other attractions, which also make the area enjoyable for afternoon walks.
Within the Nakasu area, the hotel’s location offers outstanding access to transportation; it is an approximately 2-minute walk from Nakasu-Kawabata Station on Fukuoka City Subway’s Kuko Line and Hakozaki Line, and can be reached without transfers from Fukuoka Airport and Hakata Station on JR and Fukuoka City Subway’s Kuko Line. It is close to Hakataza Theater, the symbol of Hakata as a performing arts capital and a place for experiencing various cultures and arts in person, and is within walking distance of major spots in the Hakata-Tenjin area. The hotel’s excellent location is optimally suited to both sightseeing and business.
The rippling, glimmering waters of the Naka and Hakata Rivers, which flow around Nakasu, have been incorporated throughout the hotel as a design motif; guests are greeted in a tranquil, highly refined space that is removed from the hustle and bustle of the city. The top floor has a large public bath with a magical waterscape viewable from the bath beyond the glass and a lounge where guests can relax after bathing.
The first-floor restaurant is produced by the Ononohanare Hakata Honten, a famous local Fukuoka restaurant where reservations are required. It serves innovative, seasonal fish cuisine sourced directly from the Nagahama Fish Market, which operates every morning.
The hotel aims to be one that is loved perpetually by guests visiting Fukuoka from points in Japan and beyond, as well as by local residents.
< Features of Mitsui Garden Hotel Fukuoka Nakasu >
- Location with outstanding access to transportation for sightseeing and business; it is an approximately 2-minute walk from Nakasu-Kawabata Station and within walking distance from the Hakata-Tenjin area
- Tranquil and refined space produced with the glimmer of the river surface and glitter of the city
- Relaxing lounge and large public bath on the top floor with a magical waterscape viewable from the bath beyond the glass
- Hotel restaurant produced by famous reservations-only Fukuoka restaurant
Guest room (moderate queen)
Large public bath
■Features of Mitsui Garden Hotel Fukuoka Nakasu
1. Location with outstanding access for sightseeing and business
The project site is located in central Fukuoka City, about 2 minutes on foot from Nakasu-Kawabata Station on the Fukuoka City Subway’s Kuko Line and Hakozaki Lines, providing transfer-free access from Fukuoka Airport and from Hakata Station on the Shinkansen and JR lines. Along with the convenience of being within walking distance of major spots for sightseeing and business in the Hakata-Tenjin area, there is also easy access to points in Kyushu via the Kyushu Shinkansen or expressways, making the hotel’s location also optimal for travels around Kyushu.
Also close by is the Hakataza Theater, a symbol of Hakata as a performing arts capital, which gives people the experience of various cultures and performing arts.
In the Nakasu area, visitors can not only enjoy famous food stalls and hideaway restaurants serving gourmet cuisine, but also take an enjoyable afternoon walk in the riverside area, redeveloped in recent years into a space for leisure, where there is a park and café-bakery, and also down the Kawabata Shopping Arcade, which is brimming with old-style personality.
2. Tranquil and refined space produced with the glimmer of the river surface and glitter of the city
The exterior of the hotel is surrounded by the Naka and Hakata Rivers, and the sedimented land, accumulated culture, and glimmering water that make up Nakasu, which has fostered a unique culture, have been incorporated into the hotel as design motifs. The interior design is expressed with the glimmer of the river surface and the glitter of urban Nakasu with its beautiful neon sparkle.
(1) Front lobby (1st floor)
Guests are welcomed in a tranquil space unified with a modern louver design on one of the walls, which expresses the rippling water, and a refined interior that contrasts with the hustle and bustle of the city. With impressionable curving lines like a river flowing from the lobby ceiling to the front wall, the artwork produces the glimmering of water. The reflection in the art piece made from a mirror material is meant to suggest the reflection of the Nakasu cityscape on the water surface.
(2) Guest rooms (3rd-12th floor)
Glossy champagne gold and red are used as accent colors in the fabrics and other textiles, and the bedside areas are adorned with showy bracket lights that suggest neon glitter and champagne. This refined and relaxing space is simultaneously resonant with the glittering attractions of Nakasu.
Along with guest rooms that separate the shower bath, sink, and toilet into three areas for bathroom comfort, there are also guest rooms for up to three people, optimal for stays by families and small groups.
A Superior State Twin Guest room equipped with a comfortable bathroom area
A Moderate Twin (+ Sofa Bed) Guest room capable of accommodating up to three Guests
< Guest room type >
|Private area (m2)
|Bed size (mm)
|Number of guest rooms
|Moderate Twin (+ Sofa Bed)
|Superior State Twin
Check-in from 15:00 / Checkout till 11:00
3. Relaxing lounge and large public bath on the top floor with a magical waterscape viewable from the bath beyond the glass (13th floor)
The top floor features a large public bath for relaxation and refreshment; it is based on the image of morning mist evaporating between water and sky.
The large public bath creates a sense of depth by placing a large sash and water basin beyond the glass. Guests can rejuvenate themselves after a tiring day while taking in this magical waterscape from the bath. The women’s powder room has a terrace and a very open feel that enables guests to enjoy some moments cooling down while taking in the night breeze after bathing.
The lounge, with lace curtains that sway softly, has a fresh and cleanly feel. Guests can relax on the sofas while enjoying detox water specially made by the restaurant, Ononohanare Hakata Honten.
< Hours > 6:00-9:00, 15:00-1:00 *For hotel guests only
< Detox water provided > 18:00-24:00
*The number of people that may use the large public bath is partially limited as an infectious disease prevention measure. The provision of detox water in the lounge has also been suspended temporarily. Depending on the situation going forward, the public bath’s operating hours may change, so please check the hotel’s website for the latest information.
Large public bath
Powder room with terrace
4. Hotel restaurant produced by famous Fukuoka restaurant, Ononohanare Hakata Honten
The first-floor restaurant is produced by a famous local Fukuoka restaurant, Ononohanare Hakata Honten. This celebrated, reservations-only establishment serves Japanese cuisine prepared with diverse methods using seasonal seafood sourced from Nagahama Fish Market. The interior has an old-fashioned kamado cooking stove, and rice cooked on the stove served at breakfast is equally enjoyable to the eyes and palate. At night, patrons can experience a period of bliss enjoying innovative cuisine made with seasonal fish primarily from Fukuoka, together with a premium selection of sake.
*Breakfast is currently provided as a set menu as an infectious disease prevention measure. The latest information is provided on the hotel’s website.
Restaurant, Ononohanare Hakata Honten
■Commemorative grand opening plan including a special dinner with small beverage pairing from Ononohanare Hakata Honten
The hotel currently has a plan including a special dinner with small beverage pairing from Ononohanare Hakata Honten, which provides the enjoyment of exclusive Kyushu alcoholic beverages paired with five course meals from appetizer to dessert. The plan is limited to five groups (10 people) each day for hotel guests for a limited period until September 30 (Wednesday).
|Miyazaki Unkai rosé wine (mini-glass) or non-alcoholic chardonnay (mini-glass)
|Purple sea urchin from Akune, longtooth grouper from Tsushima Island, golden cuttlefish from Itoshima, with a side of jelly made from spring vegetables
|Three appetizers with exclusive Kyushu ingredients
|wo-color mousse with asparagus from Itoshima, pressed sushi stick with cherry anthias from Genkai, and Amakusa wakame and spring vegetables dressed with vinegared miso
|Amabuki Pink Ladie (mini-glass) from Saga, or Kabosu Vinegar Soda (mini-glass) from Oita
|Three main courses
|Rice and soup
|Silver sushi rice with Itoshima rice and three varieties of seasonal sashimi
|Strawberry and white chocolate bavarois made with Itoshima Amaou strawberries
Coffee or premium tea
July 1, 2020 (Wed.) – September 30, 2020 (Wed.)
Two guests, one night (with dinner and breakfast)
From 12,000 yen per person (including tax)
* Can be used by groups of two or more.
* The menu may change depending on the season or ingredient availability.
* Reservations taken by phone. See the hotel’s website for details.
Restaurant, Ononohanare Hakata Honten
|Breakfast 6:30 – 11:00 (last entry 10:00)
Lunch 11:00 – 15:30 (last entry 14:00)
Dinner 17:00 – 24:00 (last entry 23:00)
|80 Seats (all non-smoking; a smoking area is available within the hotel)
■Mitsui Garden Hotel Fukuoka Nakasu Facilities Overview
|Mitsui Garden Hotel Fukuoka Nakasu
|5-1, Nakasu 5-chome, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture
|About 2 minutes on foot from Nakasu-Kawabata Station on the Fukuoka City Subway’s Kuko Line and Hakozaki Lines
|Steel structure, 13 floors above ground
|Restaurant (1st floor), large bath (13th floor)
|All rooms non-smoking (smoking area on premises)