Nishitetsu Tenjin Class, a new building across the street from the Apple Store, is opening this Friday (Apr. 1), and to celebrate they will host a special opening event from 9:45 to 10:00; Mayor Takashima and representatives from Nishitetsu and Sony Marketing will be in attendance. But Fukuoka Now got to have a sneak peek at this new building on Kokutai-doro.
The concept of Nishitetsu Tenjin Class is to be a new kind of school, a “place for both children and adults to play and learn”. The first two floors are taken up by Sony Store Fukuoka Tenjin – which, with its array of the latest technology, is certainly a tecchie playground for big kids.
Sony shares the first floor with Green Bean to Bar Chocolate, a deluxe chocolate shop for those with a sophisticated sweet tooth.
The third floor is home to Tech Park (Groovenauts) a creative community space for young and old alike.
Asumin, Fukuoka City’s NPO/volunteer exchange center, is located on the fourth floor: here you can consult with their staff about local volunteering opportunities, and their staff will assists with various NPO activities.
The fifth to seventh floors and the roof are taken up by Aikuru (municipal Fukuoka’s central children’s hall). The seventh floor has a multipurpose room with mirrors and practice handrails and a sound-proof music room where bands can rehearse. Kids can also enjoy unicycling and roller skating on the rooftop.
The new Nishitetsu Tenjin Class building (1-19-22 Imaizumi, Chuo-ku) opens on Apr. 1. Find out more about the businesses in this building and the services they offer here.