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Aug 2016 Fukuoka Now

It’s time for some hot summer fun! Use our guide to summer in Fukuoka to find 22 fireworks displays, 11 beer gardens, 19 beaches and 12 kakigori (shaved ice) joints! Speaking of kakigori, this month we highlight Oishi Koriya, a gourmet kakigori shop that uses very slowly frozen ice. Is the heat making you sluggish? Pep up at the achingly hip Écru with coffee and cake (or chill with a glass of wine). If you’re in the mood for something light but filling, try chicken meatballs (fried or steamed) at Tsukune Seisakusho – aromatic and delicious! Want to try black ramen? You can’t do better than Wakatake; they spent six years perfecting their ma-yu (black roasted garlic oil) and make fresh broth each day. We’ve also got your guide to the hottest events this summer, including Fukuoka’s biggest world music festival Isla de Salsa – foreigners get 35% off one-day tickets when they book through us! Read it all here or download the pdf below.

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This Month: Aug. 2016
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Gourmet: Tsukune Seisakusho
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Hot Summer Fun: Your guide to summer in Fukuoka
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Fukuoka Topics: Fukuoka’s Seven Sister Cities
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Upcoming Parties!

Isla de Salsa 2016


Isla de Salsa is back – the musical melting pot is bringing its signature Latin spice to Fukuoka once again! For the festival’s 20th anniversary it’s heading back to Nokonoshima Island, where the first few Isla de Salsa festivals took place all those years ago. With a stunning lineup of music and dance performances by international artists, you’ll be salsa-ing in the sand long into the evening.

☆ Foreigners get 35% off one day tickets with Fukuoka Now! Pay just ¥2,500 (usually ¥3,800)! Register here!


Sunset Live 2016

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Sunset Live is Kyushu’s most popular outdoor music festival, returning this year for its 24th iteration. Enjoyed by over 15,000 people, Sunset Live started as a party in the parking lot of Sunset Cafe. Now, bands covering a wide range of genres (including some of Japan’s most popular acts) perform across several stages and are watched by legions of adoring fans.

☆ Fukuoka Now is selling discounted tickets! Save ¥1,000! Buy yours now!


Also New Online!

Kakigori Guide – The Best Spots for Shaved Ice in Fukuoka!
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Foreign Acts at Sunset Live 2016
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Lions Clubs Convention in Fukuoka – Huge Success!
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For One Night Only: Royal Ballet Dancers to Perform in Kitakyushu

A Beauty Day at Bijoux Hair Make
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A Cat-tastic Day at Cat Fair 2016
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New Landmark “Ship’s Garden” Opens
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Kabuki at Fukuoka’s Hakataza Theater
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Fukuoka Tourist Information Center in Tenjin Re-opens
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World-Class Ballerina Miharu Maki Returns to Perform in Fukuoka
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A Look into The Great Amazon Exhibition
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Exploring Gundam World 2016 – The Origin of Mecha
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Lions Club International Convention Parade In Fukuoka
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And don’t forget our event listings!


Art & Culture
Fukuoka Prefecture
Published: Jul 28, 2016 / Last Updated: Jun 13, 2017

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