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Tenjin

The city center in Fukuoka!!!
Many restaurants, shopping malls, department stores, bars, clubs are located in Tenjin area!!
Also a number of events are being held in Tenjin.
Let’s walk around Tenjin!!
What to see in the route:
Tenjin Underground Shopping Street
Susaki Park
Fukuoka Prefectural Museum of Art
Fukuoka City Akarenga Culture Center
Fukuoka Former VIP Hall Auditorium
Tenjin Central Park
Kego Shrine

Walking Distance: 3.1 km (1.9 miles)
Walking Time: 1 hour


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Hakata Station

One of the symbolic station in Fukuoka, Hakata station is where plenty of people are coming and going every day!!!
There are some good spots to see around Hakata station.
Let’s Walk around Hakata station!!
What to see in the route:
JR Hakata City
Canal City Hakata
Sumiyoshi Shrine
Rakusuien – Japanese Garden

Walking Distance: 3.7 km (2.3 miles)
Walking Time: 1 hour and 15 minutes


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Canal City Hakata East Building

The New Canal City Hakata Grand Open!!!
About 16 shops are in the mall as well as many restaurants and the cinema.
You can enjoy not only shopping at Swedish fashion brand H&M, ZARA, Uniqlo and so on but also watching movies or plays, enjoying music live and several events.
Canal City Hakata East Bld. is located next to Canal City Hakata.

Canal City Hakata East

Canal City Hakata East

Access
Take a bus #114 from the nearest bus stop Mizuho and get off at “Canal City Hakata Mae” bus stop. (About 15min, 180yen)

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Japanese Somen Noodle Party, July 29th 2011 Party Report

We had a Japanese Somen Noodle Party on July 29th 2011.
Such a many people, our guests and friends joined us and we had a great fun together!!
Also, especially this time, RKB (Japanese Broadcast station) came and had an interview of our guests. Wow~
Thank you everyone for joining us!!!
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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.

World's CM Festival in Fukuoka

World's CM Festival in Fukuoka

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 go to Hakata station by walk, about 10 minutes.

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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.

Summer Festival @ Kego Shrine

Summer Festival @ Kego Shrine

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!!

Hozuki(ground cherry)

Hozuki(ground cherry)

Girls in Yukata buying Hozuki at the Festival.

Girls in Yukata buying Hozuki at the Festival.

Time: 8am – 11pm
Place: Atago Shrine
Access
Take subway from Hakata to “Muromi”, 290yen 15min
8min walk from the station

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Korea Week @ JR Kyushu Hall (Hakata City), July 6th – July 8th

This event includes two famous modern Korean performances: Nanta, an acrobatic performance using the real kitchen utilities, and Jump, a show that mixes traditional martial art and comedy.
You can also try Korean beauty skin care products, such as snail essence, that are popular at the moment.

Korea Week at JR Kyushu Hall

Korea Week at JR Kyushu Hall

Venue: JR Kyushu Hall at JR Hakata City 9F
Event Time: 10:00~20:00. Event schedules vary by date.
Admission: Free
Access
Take a bus No. 44 from Misuho bus (the closet bus stop from the hostel) to Hakata staion. (100yen, 6min)
Or you can go to Hakata station by walk, about 10 minutes.

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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.

Fukuoka Asian Film Festival

Fukuoka Asian Film Festival

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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Tenjin Haunted House @ Nishitetsu Hall, July 16th – August 14th

If summer heat is getting you down….
How about to try the Haunted House at the middle of the down town??
It may make you feel a chill!!!!

Tenjin Haunted House

Tenjin Haunted House

Admission
A course (Long): 800yen
B course (Short): 600yen

Opening hours
11am – 8pm

Venue
Nishitetu Hall (Solaria Stage 6F)

Access
3min walk from “Tenjin” subway station.

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