Fitness hotels and gyms in Fukuoka
Fukuoka is a gateway city for southern island; Kyushu. When it comes to the fitness gym, it is concentrated in the central area. There are only 2 local gyms which sell a day pass to travelers but 5 hotels have decent gyms. Explanation of each icon of color on the map and my recommendations are as follows.
Please note that upmarket hotels (over $300 per night) are excluded in this map as they all have fitness gyms. This blog is for low-mid budget travelers only.
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If you are staying around the Hakata train station, Ana Crowne Plaza Fukuoka is good. The gym is old but relatively spacious as a hotel gym and hotel guests can use it for free. They have 5 running machines, some weight machines and dumbbells up to 24kg. I do no know why the rating of this hotel is not high but this is a good solid hotel in my opinion.
Check the review of Ana Crowne Plaza Fukuoka
Hotels with discount gym ticket - Green icon on the map
Solalia Nishitetsu Hotel which is located in the Tenjin station building (popular shopping area) sells a day pass of local gym. It is called Central Sports. First time visit is free of charge and 2nd time onward costs $5 per visit. It is big gym and has decent facilities. You need to buy a ticket at the hotel reception.
Check the review of Solalia Nishitetsu Hotel
Fitness Gyms which sell Day Pass - Black icon on the map
There are 5 fitness gyms which sell a day pass to travelers in this area. For all gyms, you need to bring your passport for ID check and it costs approx $30 per visit.
<TIP> Each gym has a different opening days/hours and it changes every now and then. So please check their websites before you go.
Gold’s Gym Hakata Riverain (best option)
Gold’s Gym Hakata Commercial mall (far from the central area)
Total Workout Fukuoka (you can buy a day pass only once !)
Four-b (close to the Fukuoka airport)
<TIP> In Japan, one day use at gym is called “Visitor”. They do not use the term“Day pass” or “Casual”. As most of gym staff do not speak English, the easiest way to explain at the gym is to say “Visitor” while showing your ID (=Passport).
Hotels close to local gym which sell Day Pass - Purple icon on the map
Purple icon hotels on the map do not have fitness gym but they are within 10 minutes walk from one of the local gyms above. Both Nishitetsu Inn Fukuoka and Hakata Excel Hotel Tokyu are good hotels in convenient locations. You can choose a hotel depending on your budget.
<TIP> Please note that almost all fitness gyms in Japan do not like to see Tattoos. If you have one, please make sure to cover it during your workout
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