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July 2018 Fukuoka Now

The Hakata Gion Yamakasa festival kicks off on July 1st and to help you enjoy it even more, we prepared a festival guide and a handy map for Oiyama (the climax) on the morning of July 15th. It’s also the season for fireworks festivals and beer gardens. We’ve updated both guides on our website, so find the best and closest ones to you there. Looking for a summer getaway? The island of Iki is just 70 minutes by hydrofoil from Fukuoka City and has more than 30 beaches to choose from! We introduce a few of Iki’s summer attractions in this month’s special feature. If you prefer a cooler climate, then consider a stay at the recently renovated Unzen Kyushu Hotel in Unzen, Nagasaki. Relax in hot springs and enjoy amazing views of the jigoku (hells). This month’s recommended restaurant is Suiko Sushi in Nakasu and our cafe pick is 1101sai (pronounced “Ichiju Isai”!) in Otemon. We also introduce the recently opened soba restaurant Murata on Keyaki-dori. Their three varieties of buckwheat noodles are delightful but be sure to order some side dishes too. And if you’ve ever wanted to try coffee cocktails, Citadel in Daimyo has several and a slew of handmade fruit liquors too.

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Suiko SushiGourmet

1101sai (Ichiju Isai)Cafe

Murata Akasaka Keyaki-doriNoodle


Step Back in Time with a Visit to the Hakoshima ResidenceFeature

Iki Island Summer Adventure!Feature

The New Unzen Kyushu Hotel – Luxury Hot SpringFeature

Hakata Gion Yamakasa Guide 2018

Fukuoka Fireworks Guide 2018

Fukuoka Now Beer Garden Guide 2018


32nd Fukuoka Asian Film Festival 2018

All Japan Record & CD Summer Carnival

Tanabata Festival

Japan Beach Volleyball Tour 2018

Hawaiian Festival in Fukuoka 2018

Seaside SUP Festival 2018

Dazaifu Tenmangu Summer Tenjin Festival

Sakagura de Hiya Garden

Fukuoka City
Published: Jun 27, 2018 / Last Updated: Jun 27, 2018