Uminonakamichi Flower Picnic

he Uminonakamichi Flower Picnic is back again this year and to celebrate its 30th Anniversary a new flower bed evoking the image of traditional Hakata-ori (textile)has been made. You will not want to miss the beautiful baby blue bed of over…

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8th Spring Okawa Woodwork Festival

Okawa City has history of over 470 years with furniture making. At this annual event 200 companies from area exhibit and sell approximately 10,000 pieces of furnishings from cupboards, beds, to living room furniture at discounted prices! There are also…

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Kyushu Sakagura Biraki 2017

21 breweries from all over Kyushu gather in front of JR Hakata City for a 3-day sake extravaganza! Last year, over 10,000 sake-lovers, commuters and travellers attended. Begin by buying a special sake cup for ¥100. Seventy kinds of sake are on offer from…

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Fukuoka Freedom Night Market

Browse booths offering accessories, handmade crafts, massages and fortune telling at this Asian-style riverside market right next to Canal City. Catch a bite from eateries serving tasty food and drinks while…

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2017 Nagasaki Tall Ships Festival

Japan’s top tall ships event attracts ships from Japan and abroad. Catch the arrival parade, watch a sailing drill performance, board towering tall ships, join a cruise of Nagasaki Port, or take a canoeing or knot-tying class. The white sails against…

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Yame Kurogi Wisteria Festival

The star of this event is the 620-year-old fuji (wisteria) a National Natural Treasure with vines extending for meters. 200,000 people visit every year and mid-April is prime viewing time. Also enjoy browsing displays of products and tasting local…

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Imari Spring Ceramic Fair

Coinciding with cherry blossom season, the theme of this annual ceramic fair is “Spring in Full Bloom.” It’s an excellent chance to see and purchase the works of approximately thirty potters who use techniques dating back to the Edo period. People from…

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Hikosan Jingu Shrine Gojinkosai

On the first day of this festival, three portable shrines are carried 900 steps (200 m) down Mt. Hikosan. On the second, priests rush them back up to cheering crowds. This gojinkosai (ritual transfer of a god’s body away from its main shrine) dates back to…

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Pop Culture Festival 2017

KBC presents a live action adaptation of the anime “Sengoku Chouju-giga” at Maizuru Park on March 25.

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Asakura Spring Jizake Festival

Try locally made sake, shochu and amazake under the blooms of over 200 sakura trees at the Asakura Spring Jizake Festival.

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