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Hakata Dolls exhibition, Nov. 29 – Dec. 5th

Hakata Doll is a traditional craft in Hakata, Fukuoka. This exhibition is for next year’s animal symbol, “rabbits”. More than a hundred of dolls are displayed at Takumi gallery in Acros Fukuoka. No entrance fee, open from 10am to 6pm(to 4pm on the last day). Access : 5min walk from Tenjin subway station.
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KIETH FLACK COUNTDOWN, 31st Dec

A count down event at Kieth Flack!! Enjoy your last night in 2010 and first morning in 2011!! Open from 10pm. 2000yen charge with 1 drink. Live DJ!! Pre-events are going on on the29th and 30th as well!! Access : 5min walk from Tenjin subway station
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Yanagibashi Food Market Festival, 7th Nov. 10am – 5pm

This Food market is well loved by locals and professional chefs for long time. The festival is to show all the customers their big thanks. Many local food to try! Fresh groceries. Many stalls sell fresh sashimi (fish), Yakitori (Chickens on skewer), Aranabe (special miso soup) etc…for 100yen! :)It’s a great chance to experience Fukuoka’s bustling food market and food! Access : Take bus #44  from Mizuho (1 min from Khaosan Fukuoka) to Yanagibashi bus stop. (16mins, 180yen) You will be finding the market just in front!
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Kokura Castle chrysanthemums exhibition, 1st – 18th of Nov

From 1st to 18th of November, Kokura Castle Kokura Castle chrysanthemums exhibition takes place at Kokura, Kitakyushu. About a thousand plants of chrysanthemums are displayed in front of Kokura castle. This exhibition is free. If you want to enter the castle, the entrance fee is 350yen, open from 9am to 5pm. (last entrance is 4:30pm) At the same time, Kokura area starts Christmas illumination. (from the 5th of Nov) The picture is near the castle. Access : Take a JR train from Hakata station to Kokura station, about 50min by express train. You can also take a Shinkansen, bullet train. It’s only 20min!! About 15min walk from Kokura station to … Continue reading
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Cosdol Asian No.1 Contest Finals (Nov. 7 , 11am~4pm)

Cosplay???    ・・・・・Costume Play!!! Cosplay may have originated in Japan, but there are now devoted fans throughout Asia and the world. At this event, the winning cosplayers from heats held in Bangkok, Shanghai, Taipei and Fukuoka will compete in Tenjin Central Park to be crowned Asian champion. Side events include an anime song karaoke contest and talks by actors. November 7 th (Sun.) 11am ~4pm ;)Free (¥1,000 fee for cosplay and photo shoot participation) @Tenjin Chuo Park Access : Just take subway from Hakata sta. to Tenjin Sta. (5mins, 200yen) Tenjin Chuo Park is only 1 minute from Tenjinn station.
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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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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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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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Japanese archery competition at Sumiyoshi Shrine (Oct. 31, 9:30am~)

More than 200 participants in Traditional archery uniform competing at Sumiyoshi Shrine. It will be a great experience to see historical and traditional Japanese culture! Access : Take a walk on Sumiyoshi dori ave. from Hakata station Hakata gate side towards Tenjin. The Sumiyoshi shrine is on your right side.(12 mins) *In case of rain, it’s held at Budokan (Next to Ohori park) Access : Take a bus #6-1 (23mins,220yen)   From Hakata station bus stop A to Fukudai-Ohori-chugakko-mae.  Budokan is right in front of the bus stop.
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Bar Walk Fukuoka, 3rd of November

The Spanish culture is coming to Fukuoka!! Bar Walk Fukuoka’s concept is Spanish bar culture. Bars and restaurants prepare pinchos, a bite size of dishes. You can buy 1 drink and 1 piece of pinchos for 1 ticket (ticket price mentioned below). Not only bars but Sushi restaurants, Japanese, French, Italian restaurants and more join this event. Enjoy live music, dance and other events as well. It starts at 3pm and finishes at 12midnight.(Time depending on restaurants, some close at 9pm, some open from 7pm.) Ticket : 5 tickets of 1 copy, advanced ticket 3500yen per copy, door ticket 4000yen per copy. You can buy them at information center in … Continue reading
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