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Jul 4, 2018
Hakata Gion Yamakasa is now in full swing! Fourteen decorative Yamakasa floats are now set up around the city, heralding in the start of the Hakata Gion Yamakasa, one of the bigges...
Jun 22, 2018
You've probably already spotted some loincloth-clad men running around town. These men are participants in Fukuoka's most anticipated annual festival, Hakata Gion Yamakasa. The hig...
Apr 20, 2018
Each year in May, the Hakata Dontaku Port Festival fills Fukuoka with excitement and attracts more than two million people, making it the highest attended festival in Japan during ...
Dec 21, 2017
So it’s New Year’s Eve and your friends have gone abroad to visit family or on exotic getaways, and you’re in Fukuoka wondering how to make the most of the last night of the year?
Jun 9, 2017
"Star Wars Yamakasa" with the motif of the movie "Star Wars" appears in Hakata Gion Yamakasa which starts on July 1. The latest movie of the series, "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" will...
Jun 5, 2017
A special range of Toundo's Niwaka Senpei featuring Hakata Gion Yamakasa's official character "Oisa" is on sale at the Tourism Promotional Corner of the west side (Shiyakusho Nishi...
Apr 7, 2017
In celebration of UNESCO’s registration of five Kyushu festivals as Intangible Cultural Heritage last November, demonstrations of the festivals will be held in Fukuoka City on May ...
Mar 30, 2017
Created by the merger of four schools in the Hakata area (Reisen, Naraya, Gokusho, and Ohama), Hakata Elementary School has garnered nationwide attention for its unique architectur...
Feb 23, 2017
Miss Sake Fukuoka (Saaya Ando), wearing an exquisite kimono, dropped by the Fukuoka Now office yesterday. The former Miss Universe (Fukuoka representative, 2014) became Fukuoka’s f...
Dec 1, 2016
At a meeting of the Intangible Heritage Committee in Ethiopia on Nov. 30, UNESCO approved the registration of 33 festivals across Japan as...