Jun 11, 2020
The committee for Hakata Gion Yamakasa decided to create a single decorative float to continue the tradition of the summer festival. With themes of a samurai and a folklore-hero bo...
Mar 30, 2020
Food & Drinks
Despite just opening in August 2019, Nakasu Kawabata Kirin has quickly made a name for itself among the city’s Hakata ramen shops. The menu features three varieties: tonkotsu, soy ...
Mar 24, 2020
A gathering of world-class brands is taking place on Hakata Hankyu's second floor! A total of seven brands will be featured. The theme of "URBAN STREET" ties together the...
Feb 28, 2020
Food & Drinks
After studying French cuisine, Fukuoka native Hideyuki Kaneda traveled the world and even worked at award-winning Gaggan in Thailand. He trained for five years at Ryugin in Tokyo b...
Jan 24, 2020
In Super Kabuki, traditional kabuki stories are presented with a modern interpretation. In this latest edition, Ennosuke Ichikawa will play the protagonist Oguri alongside Hayato N...
Jan 17, 2020
One of Kyushu’s largest handmade and hobby events visited by 30,000 annually. Browse various booths selling handicrafts, ceramics, dyed products, gifts with engraving, papercrafts,...
Jan 10, 2020
Naming rights for one of Fukuoka’s largest sports facilities was awarded to Best Denki, a Fukuoka-based electronics and appliance reseller. The current nickname, Level Five Stadium...
Dec 17, 2019
Watch the firefighters of Fukuoka perform traditional acrobatic stunts on a bamboo ladder, matoi flag waving (an old way of warning when there was a fire) and more. From 12:45 visi...
Dec 6, 2019
The 36th Japanese calligraphy exhibition returns this year with more than 23,000 eye-catching pieces of calligraphy produced by the general public. Their works will be displayed at...
Nov 28, 2019
Once again the Kyushu Basho sumo tournament recorded excellent ticket sales, referred in Japanese as manninn onnrei (満員御礼) throughout the fifteen-day event. Over 80%...