Photo Exhibit: ‘Enchanting Winter Museum “Real Fiction”’

This event is a collaboration between the temporarily closed Fukuoka Art Museum, Fukuoka City Museum and the Fukuoka Asian Art Museum. With over thirty exhibits by visual artists on display, this exhibition is sure to capture the imagination with its premise, ‘explore another world, disguised as someone else’.

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Tohoku Food and Crafts Fair at Hakata Hankyu

Join the Tohoku Food and Crafts fair on the seventh and eighth floors of Hakata Kankyu. On the eighth floor, try fresh scallops from Aomori…

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Rice Cake Pounding at Hakata Machiya

Rice pounding events take place to create the flour needed for mochi, the delicious Japanese sweet. At this annual event…

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Yalla! Belly Dance Festival at Asian Art Museum

Six belly dance schools in Fukuoka prefecture get together for glamorous dance show. Enjoy the stage show!

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Kakigoya at Bayside Place

Celebrate the new oyster season with a plate of oysters at a kakigoya in Bayside Place. Set menus start from…

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Hakata Light Up Walk 2016 – Mini Guide

Until Nov. 27, thirteen shrines and temples near Hakata Station will be spectacularly illuminated every evening between 17:30 and 21:00, allowing you to see the temples in, quite literally, a new light…

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Fukuoka Coffee Festival 2016

Early November has brought a crisp, bright canopy of autumn leaves to the city and, last weekend, a similarly striking event, the inaugural Fukuoka Coffee Festival, kicked off at JR Kyushu Hall. Just as those natural colours have lit up the streets with blazing growth and change, this Hakata-based event emphatically highlighted the vibrancy and […]

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Sumo Fan Day 2016

The long standing tradition of the Kyushu Sumo Basho (tournament) is currently taking place in downtown Fukuoka. However, before the awesome power of the rikishi (wrestlers) could be witnessed and new legends forged, the stage was set by an opening ceremony of sorts: Fan Day. Inside the atrium of the Fukuoka Kokusai Center, chouchin lamps […]

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Bruce Vogt Plays Piano to Charlie Chaplin Films

On Dec. 14 (Wed.), the famous pianist Bruce Vogt will improvise piano to a selection of Charlie Chaplin films…

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Sumiyoshi Jinja Shrine Dohyo-Iri Sumo Opening Ceremony

Photo by Oscar Boyd for Fukuoka Now At approximately 2pm on Wednesday afternoon, tremors were felt at Sumiyoshi-jinja Shrine. “Jishin? Earthquake?” asked some locals, alarm in their eyes. But an earthquake it was not. Instead, something far more fearsome had arrived in Fukuoka: nine of the most powerful sumo wrestlers alive today. Every year, Sumiyoshi-jinja […]

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