Stonewall from the Edo Period
The last remaining stonewall from the Edo Period within the city of Fukuoka can be found right on the Eastern side of Across Fukuoka building, short walk down the river from Canal City. The area we call Fukuoka today became a new quarter/town in early Edo period, and this stone wall along the river divided the new town and the old bustling quarter of Hakata area that include Canal City and down to the Hakata Train Station where you catch the bullet train.
Looking towards Canal City from the Fukuoka side.
View of the opposite direction takes you down the river to Hakata Bay, most famous for the Mongol invasion of Japan in 1274 and 1281 that is another story to discuss in the near future article.
In the old days, the stonewall was at least two stories high as you can see in the old photograph below.