Nagasaki Lantern Festival 2017

Nagasaki celebrates its historical ties with China with a lantern display of epic proportions. Some 15,000 lanterns are…

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Hanabi Firework World Cup 2017

The annual Hanabi World Cup is the centerpiece of Kyushu’s largest fireworks festival at Huis Ten Bosch! Watch the winners of the international preliminaries…

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Tsushima Island Guide: a Hop, Skip and a Jump from Fukuoka

Take a plane 30 minutes northwest of Fukuoka and you’ll find yourself over Tsushima (対馬). Densely forested, and like much of Japan, extremely mountainous, the island has a total population of just 32,000. Yet, Tsushima is a natural and cultural treasure trove and visitors may well find themselves lost to the island’s charms. One rainy weekend in October, Oscar Boyd from Fukuoka Now took the chance to visit Tsushima and explore the island a little further.

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Nagasaki Kunchi 2016

The Nagasaki Kunchi’s history stems back to the Edo period. Held every Autumn, the three-day festival began when two performers dedicated a new dance to the Suwa Jinja Shrine in 1634…

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Nagasaki Emukae Sentourou Festival

At this 500-year-old festival, approximately 10,000 lanterns light up the city from sunset. See Japan’s tallest lantern tower…

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Rose and Wine Marathon at Huis Ten Bosch

Break out your sneakers – it’s time for the Rose and Wine Marathon at Huis Ten Bosch! The event is composed of four marathons: the full 10 km marathon (start…

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Huis Ten Bosch Kingdom of Robot GW Pre-Opening Event

Kingdom of Robot, the new attraction opening on July 16 (Sat.) at Huis Ten Bosch, is holding a pre-opening event this Golden Week! There will be robot stage shows (including robots dances and soccer games), a display of household robots, ice cream booths where robots make…

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2016 Nagasaki Tall Ships Festival

Japan’s top tall ships event attracts ships from both Japan and abroad. Catch the arrival parade, watch a sailing drill performance, board towering tall ships, join a cruise of…

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“thought” – Kyushu Exhibition and Market 2016

Kyushu-based creatives will exhibit and sell clothing, foods and lifestyle goods at this very unique and well off-the-beaten track event. “thought” is the theme of the event, and the organizers hope the exhibition will create…

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Nagasaki Lantern Festival 2016

Nagasaki celebrates its historical ties with China with 15,000 lanterns used in displays throughout the city; including lanterns shaped like…

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