Fukuoka Halloween Guide 2016

This year, Halloween falls on a Monday, but events will be held all across the weekend and week leading up to the night! Not sure where to go or what to do? Have no fear! The Fukuoka Now staff has compiled a guide for this Halloween season. Dress up, enjoy the frighteningly fun events around the city, and fill your week with screams of joy!

event guide


Canal City Hakata Halloween Events
Come see the creepy-yet-cutesy Halloween-themed decorations at Canal City! Plenty of pumpkin lanterns all over the place and events taking place such as a Jack-o-lantern-making workshop.

Jack-O-Lantern Workshop
Make your very own jack-o-lantern! There will be sessions taking place every weekend, each with a 20 person capacity. Carve your own pumpkin into a lantern: a great activity for both children and adults alike. Children 9 and under must attend with a parent or guardian.


• 10/1 (Sat.), 10/2 (Sun.) and weekends between 10/15 (Sat.) ~ 10/23 (Sun.)
• 2 sessions per day: 13:00~, 16:00~ (registration: 30 min. before workshop begins)
• ¥500
• Moon Walk, B1F Canal City Hakata
• 1-2 Sumiyoshi, Hakata-ku
• 092-282-2525 (Canal City Hakata Information Service Center, 10:00~21:00)


Hakata Halloween Costume Parade and Contest 2016
Get in the Halloween spirit watching hundreds of participants wearing creepy and creative costumes in the 9th annual parade from Hakata Riverain to Canal City. This is one of the biggest Halloween parades in Kyushu with 500 in attendance. For details, check out the Canal City Hakata’s website. Note: contest application is now closed – you can no longer participate in the parade, but you can view it.


• 10/30 (Sun.)
• Parade: 14:00~, Contest on stage/Awards ceremony: 16:00~
• Free
• Hakata Riverain Mall ~ Kawabata Shotengai ~ Canal City Hakata
• Hakata-ku, Fukuoka
• 092-282-2525 (Canal City Hakata Information Service Center, 10:00~21:00)
http://canalcity.co.jp/, http://hakata-akihaku.com/event/2959


The FIFO International Halloween Night 2016
This Halloween, come join Fukuoka’s friendliest international event: the FIFO party! Bring your friends or come along to 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 KIMI. There will be a costume contest, with the winner receiving a year-long pass to FIFO parties (worth ¥36,000).


• 10/29 (Sat.)
• 19:00~22:00
• Adv.: ¥2,500 (with reservation), Door: ¥3,000. Tickets incl. 2 drinks
• Registration: http://fifojapan.com/partyregister
• Darts Cafe Tito Plus
• 7F West Side Tenjin, 2-8-22 Tenjin, Chuo-ku
• 092-738-5850


Halloween Masquerade Party 2016
Hosted by Grand Hours in Tenjin, this will be a masquerade party with a modern twist. Dress in black, gold, red and bring your own mask to the party. The tickets include one drink and a buffet dinner but make sure to call in advance to guarantee entry.

• 10/28 (Fri.)
• 19:30~23:00
• Adv.: ¥3,000, Door: ¥3,500 (incl. 1 drink + buffet dinner)
• Grandhours
• 2-3-33 Tenjin, Chuo-ku
• 092-717-7780
• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1295167013849964/


Halloween Party at Infinity
Infinity’s Halloween Party will be taking place on Sat. 29 and will feature DJs such as Hatan, Yuda, Ko-Sk and Tana. It will be mc’d by Show Go and is set to be another banging night at the club.


• 10/29 (Sat.)
• 22:00~
• Women: ¥2,000, Men: ¥3,000 (incl. 2 drinks)
• Club Infinity Fukuoka
• 3F Cepa Bldg., 1-12-52 Daimyo, Chuo-ku
• 092-711-8828


Halloween Party ‘Mask The Bubbly Night’
Celebrate Halloween in style at Clouds Lounge & Bar on the top floor of the Hilton Fukuoka Sea Hawk Hotel while sipping a glass of Veuve Cliquot! This year, the theme is ‘Mask’ and all those who dress up for Halloween get a ¥500 discount! Cloud’s chef from New York City is preparing a special menu of Halloween themed foods. And, in addition to Best Costume and Best Horror contests, there will be lucky draw prizes for a bottle of Veuve Cliquot Champagne, hotel accommodation vouchers, and hotel restaurant vouchers. Join us for this night of halloween fun above the clouds! The event is sponsored by MHD Moët Hennessy Diageo K.K.


• 10/25 (Tue.)
• 19:00~22:00
• Price (per person): ¥4,500 *¥500 discount for those in costume. All inclusive.
• Included Free: One Halloween Plate (6 appetizers and hors d’oeuvres), 1 glass of Veuve Cliquot (for a toast) and 2 drink tickets.
• 35F CLOUDS BAR & DINING, Hilton Sea Hawk
• 2-2-3 Jigyohama, Chuo-ku
• 092-844-8000 for reservations/inquiries.
• Online reservation: http://www.hiltonfukuokaseahawk.jp/plans/restaurants/2990


Halloween Salsa 2016
Latin Halloween party with various entertainment and dance performances. Hosted by Tiempo and the band “Salsa de Oriente”. Prizes go to the most creative dressers of the night!


• 10/29 (Sat.)
• 20:30~ (doors open: 19:00)
• General: Adv. ¥1,800, Door ¥2,300, 15 y.o. and younger: ¥500
*The purchase of a drink ticket (¥500) is necessary.
• Dining Event Space “Tiempo Hall”
• Daimyo 11511 Bldg., 1-15-11 Daimyo, Chuo-ku
• 092-762-4100 (TIEMPO Iberoamericano)
• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tiempo.fukuoka/


Hard Rock Cafe Fukuoka Halloween Costume Contest 2016
Hard Rock Cafe will be hosting its annual costume contest at Hard Rock Cafe Fukuoka. The competition is is a fantastic display of fancy dress ingenuity; many entrants go all out with some of the best Halloween costumes you’ll see in the eastern hemisphere. You can join the contest as an individual or as a group (e.g. as a family). Register on their website, via facebook or phone. The top 10 entrants will all receive a prize.


• 10/31 (Mon.)
• 19:30~22:00
• Free entry (for those who dine)
• Hard Rock Cafe Fukuoka
• 2F JRJP Hakata Bldg., 8-1 Hakataeki-chuogai, Hakata-ku
• 092-433-2975 (11:00~23:00)
• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1068852693210148/


Hilton Fukuoka Sea Hawk Halloween Cookie Decorating Class
Decorate your own Halloween cookies! Cookies are pre-baked in the shape of pumpkins, ghosts, bats, etc. and a pastry chef will give you tips on how to decorate the cookies. Make sure you bring your own apron as it can get pretty messy. After cookie-decorating, you enjoy the Hilton’s dessert buffet. Reservations online through this form.


• 10/23 (Sun.)
• Class: 14:00~ (Registration: 13:30~), Dessert buffet: 15:30~
• Adult: ¥3,500, 6 ~ 12 y.o.: ¥2,500
• Hilton Fukuoka Sea Hawk
• 2-2-3 Jigyohama, Chuo-ku
• 092-844-8000 (9:00~18:00)


International Bar – Halloween Costume Party
An annual costume party for one horror night of fun. Wear a costume and get a free shot!


• 10/29 (Sat.)
• 20:00~02:00
• Entrance: Free
• 4F Urashima Bldg., 3-1-13 Tenjin, Chuo-ku
• Tel.: 092-714-2179


International Halloween Party at CC Cafe
CC Cafe we will be bringing their International Party Soulmates back on 10/22 (Sat.) and, since it’s toward the end of October, it will be Halloween themed. Lots of drink specials, drinking games and more! Best dressed person wins a prize!


• 10/22 (Sat.)
• 20:00~
• ¥1,500 (incl. 2 drinks)
• C.C. Cafe
• 3F Ginga Bldg., 3-5-15 Tenjin, Chuo-ku
• 092-791-5444
• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/121519518307696/


International Halloween Party – Pumpkin Fever
Celebrate Halloween with people from all over the world! Whatz Fukuoka presents one of Fukuoka’s biggest Halloween parties: DJs from around the globe will keep you entertained with the latest tunes and there’ll be a costume contest. To secure your spot, fill out the entry form here: http://whatz.jp/halloween-party-2016/#i5


• 10/28 (Fri.)
• 20:00~23:00 (doors open: 19:00)
• Non-Japanese: with costume ¥2,500, without costume ¥3,000 (incl. all-you-can-drink)
• Japanese: with costume ¥3,000, without costume ¥3,500 (incl. all-you-can-drink)
• On À Table
• 1F Aqua Hakata, 5-3-8 Nakasu, Hakata-ku
• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1081585715260123/


Oyafuko-dori Halloween Night Walker 2016
Buy a wristband in advance to get entry to any one of 68 venues hosting halloween parties in the Oyafuko-dori area. Entry to a second/third/fourth venue is ¥500 and includes one drink. This is a great event to discover places you’ve not been to yet, and sample a wide variety of music genres. Start out at a bar, move on to a club and then recharge at an izakaya later in the night! Make sure to bring ID to prove you’re overage. Tickets can be purchased online here or at participating venues. Check the event website for a full list of participating venues.


• 10/29 (Sat.)
• Adv. ¥1,000, Door: ¥2,000
• Oyafuko-dori area
• Tenjin, Chuo-ku
• 092-716-2030 (MUSK)


Vampire Pub Night
A party hosted by vampires, for vampires at the Three Kings British Pub. You can dress as you like as long as it is all black. A special drink menu will be available on the night to celebrate halloween. Entry is free!


• 10/28 (Fri.)
• 20:00~02:00
• Free entry
• Three Kings British Pub
• 1F Metropol Bldg., 1-11-22 Daimyo, Chuo-ku
• 092-403-1111


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! Pumpkin pie supplies are limited, so get in quick!

• 10:00~20:00
• Closed: Never
• 1152-1 Aza-Takayanagi, Oaza-Yamada, Hisayama-cho, Kasuya-gun, Fukuoka
• 092-931-9092


Don Quijote Nakasu Shop
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, face-paints, make-up and more!

• Open 24 hours
• Closed: Never
• 3-7-24 Nakasu, Hakata-ku
• 092-283-9711
• http://www.donki.com/store/shop_detail.php?shop_id=278
• Online shop : http://www.donkimall.com/shop/user_data/halloween.php?pre=season


INCUBE Tenjin shop
Halloween-themed items, decorations and goods, as well as costumes for men, women and kids.The shops has a vast array of make-ups and face paints including fake blood and neon body paint (miracle paint). The shop is connected to Tenjin Sta. and is easy to swing by on your commute.

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• 10:00~20:30 (10/31: ~18:00)
• Closed: Never during Halloween period
• M3~5F Solaria Stage Bldg., 2-11-3 Tenjin, Chuo-ku
• 092-713-1092
• Halloween-related supplies: http://www.incubenews.com/news/archives/280


Loft Halloween Market
The Loft Market on 1F sells approximately 1,000 Halloween-themed items such as decorations, costumes and cosmetics. This year they are selling Halloween-themed greeting cards and neon makeup. Costumes start from ¥2,376 and accessories from ¥324. There will be several free events, including pumpkin carving demonstrations on 10/22 (Sat.) ~ 10/23 (Sun.). If you visit between 10/22 (Sat.) and 10/30 (Sun.) and post a photo to SNS (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.) with the hashtag “#天神ロフトでハロウィン”, you’ll be given free Halloween treats.

Loft 1

• ~ 10/31 (Mon.)
• 10:00~20:00
• Closed: Never
• 1F Loft, 4-9-25 Watanabe-dori, Chuo-ku
• 092-724-6210
• Halloween-related supplies: http://loft.omni7.jp/spc/halloween


Great for school and maid uniforms, anime character costumes and more!

• 12:00~2:00
• Closed: Never
• 2-9-5 Daimyo, Chuo-ku
• 092-716-7774


PLAZA stocks a great range of decorations ideal for a Halloween party at home. More info on their official website. It specializes in imported goods!

Solaria Plaza Shop
Many shops (apparel shops, restaurants, etc.) have Halloween items on display/for sale. Solaria Plaza is conveniently located in the center of Tenjin but not hosting any special events for Halloween this year.

• 10:00~21:00
• Closed: Irregular
• 2-2-43 Tenjin, Chuo-ku
• 092-733-7777
• http://www.solariaplaza.com/
• 10:00~21:00
• Closed: Never
• 4F Solaria Plaza, 2-2-43 Tenjin, Chuo-ku
• 092-718-1211

Tenjin IMS Shop
• 10:00~20:00
• Closed: Never
• B2F Tenjin IMS Bldg., 1-7-11 Tenjin, Chuo-ku
• 092-733-2121


Tenjin Chikagai

Many stores in Tenjin Chikagai are also in the Halloween mood! Here, we introduce five stores that have their own selection of Halloween items:

Natural Kitchen &
A store that sells household goods with prices ranging between ¥100~¥2,000. Over 150 new items come in monthly, including products exclusive to the store. Seasonal products such as Halloween items are only available until they run out of stock!

• 10:00~20:00
• Shop No. 342, 1 Underground, 2 Tenjin, Chuo-ku
• 092-712-4005
• Halloween-related products: http://www.natural-kitchen.jp/coordinate/%EF%BD%94%EF%BD%92%EF%BD%89%EF%BD%83%EF%BD%8B-or-treat%EF%BC%81/

An accessory brand originally from Covent Garden, London. Product designs are a mixture of tradition and trend. Has many items useful this Halloween season, e.g. earrings, makeup products, masks, cat ears, etc.

• 10:00~20:00
• Shop No. 250-2, 3 Underground, 2 Tenjin, Chuo-ku
• 092-717-1185
• Halloween-related products: http://uk.accessorize.com/uk/accessories/halloween

An art candy shop originally from Spain that has had a Halloween makeover. Lots of Halloween-themed candy and lollipops are for sale. They also have a marshmallow in the shape of a brain on display which you can touch – you can see pictures of this on their Facebook page.

• 10:00~20:00
• Shop No. 110, 6 Underground, 2 Tenjin, Chuo-ku
• 092-791-5656
• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PAPABUBBLE-JP-273165492715530/

Kaldi Coffee Farm
Grocery shop that specializes in roasted coffee and import foods from all over the world. Various Halloween-related products ranging from mini lanterns and Halloween-themed wines to candy and chocolates perfect for trick-or-treating! Kaldi gives out free coffee by the entrance for you to enjoy while you shop.

• 9:00~22:00
• Shop No. 011, 11 Underground, 2 Tenjin, Chuo-ku
• 092-732-6634
• Halloween-related products: http://kaldi-online.com/category/HALLOWEEN/

Sanrio Vivitix
Characters on their products are now dressed in halloween costumes. Products incl.: plushies (¥3,000), Halloween treat bag (¥600), Candy set (¥900).

• 10:00~20:00
• Shop No. 313, 2 Underground, 2 Tenjin, Chuo-ku
• 092-726-3091
• Halloween-related products: http://www.tenchika.com/id/blog/sanrio/archive/post-145.php


Tokyu Hands
Tokyu Hands stocks various Halloween costumes and goods, including wigs, spooky makeup and Halloween-themed greeting cards! Get there and get creative! On Oct. 22 (Sat.) and 23 (Sun.), say “trick or treat!” to the staff for a free Halloween candy!

• 10:00~21:00
• Closed: Never
• 1~5F JR Hakata City, 1-1 Hakataeki-chuogai, Hakata-ku
• 092-481-3109
• Halloween-related products: http://www.tokyu-hands.co.jp/halloween/2016/


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! Recommended: the “blood” drink (¥360 excl. tax), zombie costume and makeup (¥7,380 excl. tax). Say “trick or treat!” to the staff and get a free snack (Oct. 15 ~ until out of stock).

• 10:00~21:00
• Closed: Never
• 2-12-30M-101 Odo, Nishi-ku
• 092-892-8619
http://www.marinoacity.com/shop/villagevanguard/, http://www.village-v.co.jp/
• Halloween-related products: http://vvstore.jp/


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!

Hakata Bus Terminal Shop
5F Hakata Bus Terminal, 2-1 Hakataeki-chuogai, Hakata-ku
Tel.: 092-475-0100

Aeon Shoppers Fukuoka Shop
7F Aeon Shoppers Fukuoka, 4-4-11 Tenjin, Chuo-ku
Tel.: 092-739-1315

Tenjin MMT Shop
B2F Tenjin MMT Bldg., 1-10-13 Tenjin, Chuo-ku
Tel.: 092-717-1266


Eggs ‘n Things Fukuoka Tenjin shop

Between Oct.1 (Sat.) and Oct. 31 (Mon.) there will be a Halloween themed menu. The Halloween Special Pancake menu includes pancakes, a purple sweet potato sauce and “bloody” raspberry sauce with blueberries. Toppings include raspberry and mango. The Halloween Special Drink is a striking blue colour and comes with strawberry sauce in a syringe.

• 9:00~22:30 (L.O.: 21:30)
• Closed: Never
• Eggs ‘n Things Fukuoka Tenjin shop
• 1F The Shops, 1-12-56 Daimyo, Chuo-ku
• 092-737-7652
• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/eggsnthings.fukuoka


Ichiran Main Shop
Until Oct. 31 (Mon.), the lanterns at Ichiran Main shop will be made halloween themed! There will be 83 lanterns total, shaped like jack-o-lanterns. Their new service, “Ichiran eGift”, will also have a Halloween-themed gift card.


• Counter: 10:00~05:00, Yatai: open 24 hours
• Closed: Never
• Ichiran Main Shop
• 5-3-2 Nakasu, Hakata-ku
• 092-262-0433
• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ramen.ichiran/


Originally written in Oct. 2016.
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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. 2016.

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