Monthly Archives: October 2010

World City Fukuoka 2010 (Nov. 6, Starts 8am~8:30pm)

Organized by language schools from across the prefecture. This event is about  learning global health, beauty and music or to take part in some Tai Chi, yoga, pilates, hula or zumba! It’s held Tenjin Chuo Park.  Admission Free Access : Take a subway form Hakata station to Tenjin (5mins, 200yen)  Tenjin Chuo Park is 1 minutes from the station.
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Wahaha Japanese Language School

Japanese language school in Akasaka area ( Next subway station to Tenjin Downtown). They also have cultural activities.    Wahaha Japanese Language School Official website Easy access to Akasaka area from Khaosan Fukuoka. Take a subway from Hakata station to Akasaka station. (7mins, 250yen)  3 minutes from Akasaka Subway Station.
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Asahi Nihongo Language and Internship School

Language and Internship School in Tenjin Downtown.  Asahi Nihongo Language and Internship School Official website Easy access to Tenjin Downtown from Khaosan Fukuoka by Subway. Take a subway from Hakata station to Tenjin station (6mins, 200yen). from there it’s a 5 minutes walk to Asahi Nihongo Language and Internship School.
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Tochoji temple

This temple is located in Teramachi area which is old district and has some other temples around. There is the largest wooden sitting statue of Buddha in Japan in the temple. You can go inside the Buddha statue and see the small exhibition of  hell. Access : 10mins walk from Hakata station. OR Take a subway from Hakata station, get off at Gion station, come out from gate no.1.  The temple is right there. View Tochoji temple in a larger map
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Friendship Japanese Language School

Japanese language school very close to Hakata station.  Friendship Japanese Language School Official website It’s a 25 minutes walk from Khaosan Fukuoka. Very easy access!
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Genki JACS

Japanese and Culture school in Tenjin Downtown.  Genki JACS Official website Easy access to Tenjin Downtown from Khaosan Fukuoka by Subway. Take a subway from Hakata station to Tenjin station (6mins, 200yen). from there it’s a 5 minutes walk to Genki JACS.
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Karatsu Kunchi, 2nd – 4th of Nov

Karatsu Kunchi is an annual festival which takes place in Karatsu, Saga prefecture. There is a parade on each day with massive carrying floats. On the first day, the parade starts at 7:30pm carrying the floats decorated with lanterns. The second day is the main event. The parade starts at 9:30am with taiko drumming and calling out “En-ya, En-ya!!” “Yoi-sa, Yoisa!!” The last day, it starts at 10am and the floats are in front of Karatsu station around 12 at noon. Access : By bus, Take a bus from Hakata bus terminal(right next to JR Hakata station) to Karatsu bus terminal, about 1 and a half hours 1000yen, 1700yen for return … Continue reading
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Hakata-ori textile fair at Jotenji Temple (Nov. 12 ~ 14)

It’s a great opportunity to take a look at traditional and latest Hakata-ori textile. It’s held at Jotenji Temple where it is said the birthplace of Hakata-ori textile. :)Admission Free. Access : 30 minutes walk from Khaosan Fukuoka. OR Take a subway from Hakata station to Gion station (1 minute, 100yen). Jotenji Temple is right there. (There are a couple of other Temples you can visit around this area, too.) Schedule 12th 1pm~5pm 13th 10am~5pm 14th 10am~3pm
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Kieth Flack

Kieth Flack is a night club which has live DJs and also live bands located in Oyafuko, Tenjin. They sometimes invite famous DJs on weekends!! On the first floor, there is a lounge where you can have some food and drinks. Only open from Tuesday to Thursday. The second floor is the main floor!! Access to Oyafuko : 5min walk from Tenjin subway station Location Oyafuko Opening time 1F, Lounge 8pm – 2am, only from Tue to Thu 2F, Main Floor Depending on the event, open everyday
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Japanese Archery Ceremony at Sumiyoshi Shrine (Nov.7, 10am~11am)

Enjoy the Japanese traditional Archery ceremony. The ceremony is called “Hosha-sai”. 10am ~11am Access : Take a walk on Sumiyoshi dori ave. from Hakata station Hakata gate side towards Tenjin. The shrine is on your right side.(12 mins)
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