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Cosplay Event, May. 29th @ Bayside place Hakata

Cosplay??? ・・・・・Costume Play!!! Cosplay may have originated in Japan, but there are now devoted fans throughout Asia and the world. Over 100 cosplayers will be dressing up in their favorite characters! It’s free to go watch the cosplayers! Date : May 29th (Sun) Place : Bayside place Hakata (Hakata wharf) Access : Take a bus #99 from “Hakata center bld. mae E” to “Hakata Futou”. 220yen, 17 minutes. There’s a really nice Hot spring right across the street from this event!
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Kyushu Local Beer Fair, Apr. 29th – May. 8th

Beer makers all around Kyushu get gathered in Hakata!! Taste as many kinds of beer as you can!! 700yen for each glass. April 29th – May 8th at Tsubame-no-mori Hiroba, on the rooftop of JR Hakata City. Opening hour : 11am – 7pm.
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Tao, Japanese Drumming group, concert, Jun. 1st and 2nd

Japanese traditional drumming group is coming to Fukuoka in June After touring 17 countries, 400cities!! It’s not only just drumming but ART!! Enjoy their artistic performance and unique music!! Ticket is from 4500yen (door ticket 5000yen). June. 1st and 2nd At Acros Fukuoka Start : 7pm Access 5min walk from Tenjin subway station.
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Hakata Dontaku Festival, May. 3rd and 4th

This is one of the most popular events during Golden Week in Japan!! About 2million people visit this festival every year!! The main event is a parade. Many different groups join the parade to show variety of dancing, singing. The festival starts from the afternoon to the evening. There is not only a parade but some stage shows and many food stalls as well!! May 3rd, 4th Main area : Meiji-Dori street
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Arita Ceramic Fair, Apr 29th – May 5th

Arita, in Saga prefecture, is well-known for ceramics. On the Golden Week, Arita Ceramic Fair is held and attracts more than a million people every year. There are wares from reasonable price to very expensive one. About 550shops stand on streets!! This is 108th time!! A very long running festival!! April 29th – May 5th Access Take a JR train from Hakata to Arita(90min by express train)
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Naruto Booth at Space World, Mar. 12th to May. 8th

A worldwide popular animation, Naruto comes to the Space World!! You can experience Ninja attractions!! From children to adults would enjoy this booth! On the last day, 8th of May, Naruto cosplay event will take place!! A free pass ticket is 4200yen and can be used for all attractions. Check out their opening hours here. If you don’t have a JR pass, JR offers a great deal ticket from Hakata station to SPACE WORLD station (about 1 hour)→ A round trip JR ticket + SPACE WORLD 1day Free pass=5500yen!!!!!! (Purchase at Hakata station)
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Takoyaki Party!! Apr. 7th at Khaosan Fukuoka

We hold a Takoyaki party on the 7th of April!! Please come and join the party!! Free food!! The party starts at 7pm.
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Fukuoka Castle Sakura Festival, Mar. 18th – Apr. 10th

There are ruins of Fukuoka Castle in Maizuru park and this is a famous place for cherry blossoms . Let’s walk through the cherry blossom trees and enjoy one of the most beautiful seasons in Japan!! The trees are lightened up from 6 to 10pm. March 18th – April 10th At Maizuru park Access Take a subway from Hakata station to Akasaka station. 250yen, 10min
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Atago Sakura Festival, Mar. 19 – Apr. 17

Day time? Night time? Doesn’t matter!! Atago shrine is a poplar place to view cherry blossoms any time!! The trees are lightened up at night. On April 10th, there will be poetry reading and picture scroll displays!! Term : March 19th – April 17th Place : Atago Shrine Access Take subway from Hakata to Muromi, 290yen 15min 8min walk from the station
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The FIFO Pre-St. Patrick’s Day International Party, Mar. 12th

The event organization, FIFO holds a party to celebrate Irish St. Patrick’s Day. Of course Guinness is prepared!! This party gives you opportunities to meet new friends not only from Japan but also overseas and exchange the different culture. It is held at Slow+K which is located right above subway Nakasu-Kawabata station, very easy access!! March 12th Place : Slow+K, Nakasu Gates Building 6F Time : 6:30pm – 9:30pm Entrance fee : Advance 2500yen / Day 3000yen both 2drinks included. Reservation : http://www.fifoparty.com/register Access : Take a subway from Hakata to Nakasu-Kawabata, 3min, 200yen
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