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La Nuit des Publivores (The Night of the Ad-Eaters) @ JR Kyushu Hall, July 30th

A unique and hugely popular film festival dedicated to screening the best television commercials from around the world. Five hundred commercials have been selected, from the funny to the profound. Choose from either the day or night screenings, both of which also include live performances and chances to win special prizes. Venue: JR Kyushu Hall on JR Hakata City 9F Event Hours Day time: 2pm ~ 7:30pm All Night time: 10:30pm ~ 5:30am Admission Day: Unreserved 3,500yen / Reserved 4,000yen Night: Unreserved 4,500yen / Reserved 5,000yen Access Take a bus No. 44 from Misuho bus (the closet bus stop from the hostel) to Hakata staion. (100yen, 6min) Or you can … Continue reading
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Summer Festival @ Kego Shrine, July 23rd

Summer Festival is held in Kego shrine which is at the middle of Tenjin downtown!! Let’s go and pray for good health over the summer time. You can enjoy the live performances on the stage and try some foods at from the stalls. Time: 12am – 9pm Stage performances starts from 5pm Place: Kego Shrine Acsess Take subway from Hakata station and get off at “Tenjin” station.(200yen, 6min) 3min walk from the station.
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The Hozuki Festival @ Atago Shrine, July 17th and 18th

The Hozuki (ground cherry) Festival is held in Atago Shrine on July 17th and 18th. You can buy Belled hozuki there and the proceeds are going to the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami relief effort. Some other events such as Yukata (Japanese Summer Kimono) Contest, Watermelon splitting and international cuisine give you a good time there!! Time: 8am – 11pm Place: Atago Shrine Access Take subway from Hakata to “Muromi”, 290yen 15min 8min walk from the station
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Fukuoka Asian Film Festival @ Daimyo and Nakasu, July 1st – 3rd and July 8th – 10th

Run entirely by volunteers, this year’s festival showcases 13 films including Jiyoung Kim’s humorous look at Japanese politics, Election in Japan 2, French director’s background documentary film on Japanese yakuza movie “Yakua Eiga”, and Indonesian transgender superhero action-comedy Madame X. Venue July 1st~3rd: French Institute in Fukuoka, Daimyo July 8th~10th: Meiji Yasuda Seimei Hall Admission Adult: 1800yen Univ: 1500yen HS&MS, Over 60: 1000yen Access French Institute in Fukuoka: Take the subway train from Hakata station to Akasaka station. (250yen, 8min) Exit #3. Meiji Yasuda Seimei Hall: Take the subway train from Hakata station to Nakasu Kawabata station. (200yen, 3min) 3 minutes by walk. Check the Schedule here.
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Fireworks Festival @ Karatsu, Saga, July 17th

This festival is held in Karatsu, Saga prefecture, not in Fukuoka. 6000 fireworks attract you on July 17th. How about to visit Karatsu castle before fireworks!? *If it rains, it will be postponed until July 18th.* Fireworks display: 8pm – 9:15pm Access Take the subway train from Hakata station and get off at “Karatsu” station.(about 1:20, 1100yen) From the station about 15min walk to the beach where you can see the fireworks dwsplay.
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Fireworks Festival @ Ohori Park, August 1st

Why don’t you enjoy the big fireworks display in the city?? 6000 fireworks are set off from the central island of the pond at Ohori Park. Don’t miss this chance to experience Japanese Summer!! *If it rains, it will be postponed until August 2nd.* Fireworks display:8pm-9:30pm Access: Take subway train from Hakata station and get off at “Ohori Koen station”. (10min, 250yen)
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Chiran “Neputa Matsuri” in Kagoshima – 16th July 2011

NOTE: this festival is NOT in Fukuoka, it is Kagoshima prefecture. Are you going to Kagoshima in July 16th? Here is the great festival in Minami-Kyushu city. Chiran Neputa Matsuri   The shuttle bus from Kagoshima Chuo station West exit 13:00 on 16th July. For return, leaves chiran at 21:30. The price 2,000 yen (advanced booking required) The website is only Japanese. http://www.nansatsu.com/ It will be postponed for 17th in case of rain.
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Fireworks Festival @ Sasaguri, July 9th

Fireworks Festival is held in Sasaguri (14-20min travel by train from Hakata) on July 9th!! 1236 fireworks will be set off. You can also see Yamakasa (decorated floats) and various stalls. Let’s enjoy Japanese Summer with Fireworks!! *The festival will be held in light rain, but it will be canceled in heavy rain Fireworks display: 8pm – 9pm Access Take JR Fukuhoku Yutaka line train(most of the train goes from No.8 platform) from Hakata station and get off at Sasaguri station.(about 14-20min, 270yen)
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Hydrangea Festival @ Hakozaki Shrine, June 1st – 30th 2011

In June, there are 3500 stumps of colorful Hydrangea flowers at the hydrangea garden in Hakozaki shrine On weekends, there are some events such as mini Classic Concerts, Flute Ensembles, Garden Tea Ceremonies, etc. Hydrangea exhibit is from June 1st to June 30th, every year. Admission: 300yen, free for people younger than 15 years old. Event Period: June 1st – 30th Opening hours: 9:30 – 16:30 (weekdays), 9:30 – 17:00 (weekends) Location: Hakozaki Shrine, Fukuoka city. Access Take a JR train from Hakata station to Hakozaki station, 200yen 5min + 10 min by walk. By subway, take subway from Hakata station to Hakozaki-Miyamae station, 250yen 15min. Transfer at Nakasu-Kawabata station … Continue reading
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Kawawatari Jinkou Sai –the River Crossing Festival- @ Tagawa city, May 21st and 22nd

This festival is one of five major Fukuoka prefecture festivals. Decorated floats and mikoshi(a portable shrine) which contained a different god for each area are taken through the River to purify them. On May 21st, the main event stars from 3pm though the festival starts from 8am. Om May 22nd, the main event starts from 2pm and the festival ends at around 6:30pm. Let’s enjoy this historical dynamic festival and feel the Japanese festival atmosphere in Tagawa!! Access Take JR Fukuhoku Yutaka line train (most of them depart from the platform #8) from “Hakata” station and get off at “Nogata” station (about 1 hour, 910yen). Then, change to JR Ita … Continue reading
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