Fukuoka Halloween Guide 2015

This year, Halloween falls on a Saturday (yay, it’s the weekend)! Not sure where to go or what to do? Have no fear! The Fukuoka Now staff has compiled a helpful guide for this Halloween season. Dress up, enjoy the frighteningly fun events around the city, and fill your weekend with screams of joy!

event guide

Riverain Walk Hakata Halloween Special
This tabearuki event will take place throughout the Hakata area: wander between the participating restaurants and enjoy a different dish at each, and all at discounted prices! 25 restaurants/bars are taking part, such as Brooklyn Parlor Hakata, Nikubaru CoCo-Fuku, and Italian Tavern NUKUNUKU. They will also offer original menus that are only available during this event. The first 30 guests wearing Halloween costumes will receive a ¥500 off coupon that can be used at any of the participating restaurants during the tabearuki! Tickets will be sold at participating restaurants and at the counter specially set up for the event.

• 10/29 (Thurs.) ~ 10/31 (Sat.)
• 25 participating restaurants
• Adv.: ¥2,800 (¥1,500 tickets x2), Door: ¥1,500 (¥500 tickets x3)
• Event PDF here.
http://hakata.keizai.biz/headline/2169/

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Vampire Pub Night
Come and let your inner vampire out! Three Kings is hosting a vampire-themed party this Halloween. Special drinks and vampire food will be served. Sink your fangs into fun with fellow vampires in the city!

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• 10/30 (Fri.)
• 20:00~0:00
• Three Kings British Pub
• 1F Metropol Bldg. 1-11-22 Daimyo
• Free (pay as you go)
• 092-403-3622
www.3kingsdaimyo.com

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Halloween Salsa Salson Costume Ball
Enjoy this year’s Halloween with some Caribbean rhythm! There will be live music, dance performances, and a costume contest.

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• 10/31 (Sat.)
• 19:30~ (doors open at 19:00)
• NPO Tiempo Iberoamericano 3F
• 1-15-11 Daimyo
• Adv.: ¥1,800 (available until 10/26, Mon.), Door: ¥2,300
• ¥500 drink ticket (1 drink only) – must be purchased on entry
• HS: ¥600 (pay at the door), MS and younger: free
• 092-762-4100 (Latin Culture Center Tiempo)

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Echo Halloween (supported by Bacardi)
It’s Halloween in Fukuoka! That means scary fun, incredible costumes and slick electronic music on the best sound system on Oyafuko! Fukuoka’s best international and local DJ’s will be playing all night, Bacardi models will be handing out prizes, and the drink specials will be some of the best on the street. Face painting, decorative temporary tattoos and scary prosthetic makeup will be available from Dorry Art Fukuoka. The girls are wicked good, so make sure to stop by and give your costume that final touch! There will also be a costume contest running throughout the evening, and winners will be announced by 3 a.m.! The prize for 1st place is a ¥20,000 bar tab, 2nd place is a ¥10,000 bar tab, and 3rd place is a ¥5,000 bar tab.

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• 10/31 (Sat.)
• 20:00~6:00
• Men: ¥2,000, women: ¥1,500 (incl. one drink).
• First 30 women will receive a free nomihoudai (all-you-can-drink) bracelet.
• Anyone with a wristband from other parties will receive a ¥500 discount at the door.
• 3-6-12-1F Tenjin
• 090-9483-0621
http://echojapan.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/724024177697904/

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The FIFO Haunted House Halloween Night Fukuoka!
This Halloween, come join Fukuoka’s friendliest international event: the FIFO party! Bring your friends, or make new friends! There is a special offer for those who attend with friends: register in advance and bring a friend or two (or more!) to get ¥500 off each. DJs for the event are resident DJ Jeff Vader, and guest artist DJ R.

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• 10/31 (Sat.)
• 20:00~23:00
• Adv.: ¥2,500 with reservation, Door: ¥3,000 at the door (incl. 2 drinks)
• Register here.
• Jericho
• Daiichi Prince Building B1F, 8-13 Gion-machi, Hakata-ku
• 092-281-7711
http://fifojapan.com/parties/eng/fukuoka

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Off Broadway Halloween Disco Party
Off Broadway is having a Halloween party, too! Special DJs for the evening will be DJ Jerry, Master D and friends. Come in with a costume or an OYAFUKO HALLOWEEN wristband to join the party for free (available at bars and clubs participating in OYAFUKO HALLOWEEN)!

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• 10/31 (Sat.)
• 19:30~5:00
• ¥1,000 + 1 drink order
• Free entry if dressed in Halloween costume or have an OYAFUKO HALLOWEEN wristband.
• Off Broadway
• 1-8-40-2F Maizuru
• 092-724-5383
https://www.facebook.com/Off-Broadway-267617919922028/

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International Halloween Party at CC Cafe
Lots of drink specials, drinking games, and more! Best dressed person wins a ¥10,000 drink voucher!

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• 10/31 (Sat.)
• 21:00~5:00
• C.C. Cafe, 3-5-15-3F Tenjin
• Adv.: ¥1,500, Door: ¥2,000 (incl. 1 drink)
• 080-4426-6022
cccafe.jimdo.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/171397559863875/

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Noko-Halloween
A day of exploring for the kids! On 10/31 (Sat.) and 11/1 (Sun.), children under twelve can enter Nokonoshima Island Park for free, if they show up wearing Halloween costumes. Kids can also take part in the fun Halloween parades. Say “Halloween!” to the park staff to get a treat!

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• 10/31 (Sat.) 9:00~17:30, 11/1 (Sun.)
• 9:00~18:30
• Adult: ¥1,000
• Nokonoshima Island Park
• 092-881-2494
http://www.nokonoshima.com/

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Halloween Display at Canal City
Come see the creepy-yet-cutesy Halloween-themed decorations at Canal City! Halloween decorations, like petrifying pumpkins and ghastly ghosts, are displayed throughout October.

• 10/1 (Thurs.) ~ 10/31 (Sat.)
• 10:00~23:00 (approx.)
• Canal City Hakata
• 1-2 Sumiyoshi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka
• 092-282-2525
http://canalcity.co.jp.e.jx.hp.transer.com/

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IMS
Visit certain shops at IMS Fukuoka in your costumes and get Halloween treats from the shop staff! A photo booth is also set up on B2 floor. Take pictures of you and your friends in your scariest outfits! List of participating shops can be found online (link below).

• 10/23 (Fri.) ~ 10/31 (Sat.)
• Tenjin Inter Media Station (IMS)
• 1-7-11 Tenjin
• 092-733-2001
http://www.ims.co.jp/special/1509halloween/

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Iwataya Honten
Say “trick or treat!” to certain staff at Iwataya and get a Halloween treat! You can find them dressed in black capes at the B2 and B1 floors. Go before they run out!

• 10/23 (Fri.) ~ 10/31 (Sat.) *until out of stock
• Tenjin Iwataya Honten
• 2-5-35 Tenjin
• 092-721-1111
http://www.i.iwataya-mitsukoshi.co.jp.e.kq.hp.transer.com/index.html

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Tenjin Chikagai
Feel the Halloween spirit throughout Fukuoka’s underground shopping mall! You can find Halloween decorations at various spots, such as the courtyard, event space, and information center.

• 10/26 (Mon.) ~ 10/31 (Sat.)
• Tenjin Chikagai
• 2 Tenjin
• 092-711-1903
http://www.tenchika.com/2015/halloween/

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Fukuoka Open Top Bus
Even the Open Top Bus has put on a costume! On Halloween, the bus guides will be dressed in costumes, and passengers will get a treat! Come enjoy a tour around the city this Halloween!

• 10/23 (Fri.) ~ 10/31 (Sat.)
• Fukuoka City Hall Ticket Counter
• 1-8-1 Tenjin
• 0120-489-939
http://fukuokaopentopbus.jp/

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costume guide

The biggest challenge is always deciding what to wear! Allow us to assist you: this list will help you look for the spookiest outfits, as well as candy and other party goods.

COSTCO Hisayama
Make a quick Costco run and pick up your Halloween candy, costumes, pumpkins, and pumpkin pie! Supplies are limited, so get in quick!

• 10:00 ~ 20:00
• 1152-1 Aza-Takayanagi, Oaza-Yamada, Hisayama-cho, Kasuya-gun
• 092-931-9092
http://www.costco.co.jp/p/locations/hisayama

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Don Quijote Nakasu
Don Quijote provides a wide range of costumes for both kids and adults. Get all your shopping needs here, from Halloween candy to costumes, party supplies, and more!

• 3-7-24 Nakasu, Hakata-ku
• Open 24 hours
• 092-283-9711
http://www.donki.com/search/shop_detail.php?st_store_id=278#flyer
• Online shop here.

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INCUBE Solaria Stage
Halloween-themed items, decorations and goods, as well as exciting costumes for men, women and kids.
• Reasonable price range
• 3~5F Solaria Stage Bldg., 2-11-3 Tenjin, Chuo-ku
• Tel: 092-713-1092
• 10:00 ~ 20:30

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Loft Halloween Market
The Loft Halloween Market is also known for its large variety of Halloween costumes and cosmetics. Make sure to pick up your Halloween-themed decorations here. Great for partygoers!

• 10:00~20:00
• Loft 1F, 4-9-25 Watanabe Dori, Chuo-ku
• 092- 724-6210
http://www.loft.co.jp/shop_list/detail.php?shop_id=29

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Mandarake
School uniforms, maids, anime character costumes and more!

• 2-9-5 Daimyo, Chuo-ku
• 12:00~20:00
• 092-716-7774
http://www.mandarake.co.jp/en/shop/fko.html

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Pampo Kikaku Tenjin
This shop has a wide selection of popular “Japanese costumes” (anime characters and samurai) to rent alongside spookier witch and vampire outfits. Elvis Presley, Superman, the Statue of Liberty – you name it, they’ve got it! Used throughout the year by local TV stations for various programs.

• 5-24-30 Watanabe-dori, Chuo-ku
• 10:00~18:00
• 092-713-6944

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PLAZA Solaria Plaza
PLAZA stocks a great range of decorations ideal for a Halloween party at home. As a bonus, if you say “Trick or Treat” to the staff at Plaza, you’ll be gifted an original Halloween candy (numbers limited, avail. from 10/17 until 10/31). More info on their official website.

• 4F Solaria Plaza, 2-2-43 Tenjin, Chuo-ku
• 092-718-1211
• 10:00~21:00
http://www.plazastyle.com/store/south/fukuoka/fsp/

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Tokyu Hands
Tokyu Hands stocks various Halloween costumes and goods, including wigs, spooky makeup and Halloween-themed greeting cards! Get down there and get creative!

• 1-1 JR Hakata City 5F, Chuogai, Hakataeki
• Tel. 092-481-3109
• 10:00 ~ 21:00
http://hakata.tokyu-hands.co.jp/item/1f/2015-1.html

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Village Vanguard Marinoa City
Village Vanguard is the place to go if you’re looking for some unique Halloween-themed goods: Halloween-themed temporary tattoos, glow-in-the-dark cosmetics, hair dye in the wackiest colors imaginable, costumes printed on T-shirts, and so much more. They also have an online store with an even wider range of costumes available!

• 2-12-30 Odo, Nishi-ku
• Tel: 092-892-8619
• 10:00 ~ 21:00
http://www.marinoacity.com/shop/villagevanguard/

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100 Yen Shop
100 Yen Shops are lifesavers – where else would you be able to pick up everything you need to go all out for Halloween AND keep your spending to a minimum? These shops can be found all around the city. We recommend the Daiso inside the Hakata Bus Terminal, one of the biggest 100 yen shops in Kyushu!

• Multiple locations
• 10:00~21:00
• 5F Hakata Bus Terminal, 2-1 Hakataeki-chuogai, Hakata-ku
• 092-475-0100

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pumpkin guide

Pumpkins Available Here!
What is Halloween without pumpkins? Make sure to call these places before going to check their stock.

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Makii Supermarket
Hirao
Tel: 092-522-7000
✱They sell organic vegetables! Pumpkins available, but call ahead to check stock.

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COSTCO Wholesale
Hisayama
Tel: 092-931-9092
✱Try the popular pumpkin pie!

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Aoyama Flower Market
• Tenjin Solaria Stage Vision-mae (Tel.: 092-732-7087)
• Tenjin Chikagai (Tel.: 092-714-5587)
• Hakata Hankyu (Tel.: 092-419-5382)
✱Halloween motif wreaths available online.

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Originally written in Oct. 2015.
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NOTE: The information presented here was gathered and summarized by the Fukuoka Now staff. While we have done our best to check for accuracy, there might be errors and details may have changed. If you notice any errors or changes, please contact us. This report was originally written in Oct. 2015.

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