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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)

Arita Ceramic Fair

Arita Ceramic Fair

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Hakata Traditional Craft Center “はかた伝統工芸館”

This is a craft center in which you can find Hakata’s traditional craft art.
There are permanent exhibitions of Hakata-Ori textile, Hakata-Ningyo dolls and some other local traditional crafts.
It’s free entrance. If you are interested in Japanese traditions, why not try this exhibition?

Opening hours : 10am – 6pm(last entrance 5:30pm)
Close : Every Wednesday(If it’s on holiday, the following day is closed.), Dec 29th – 31st
Entrance fee : Free

Access
Right next to Kushida Shrine.
5min walk from Nakasu-Kawabata subway station.

Hakata Traditional Craft Center

Hakata Traditional Craft Center

Hakata-Ningyo dolls

Hakata-Ningyo dolls

Hakata-Ori textile

Hakata-Ori textile

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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)

Naruto

Naruto

Space World

Space World

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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.

Takoyaki Party

Takoyaki Party


Come and join us!!:)

Come and join us!!:)

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Koinobori Festival – Carp-shaped streamers’ Festival – @ Tsuetate Onsen, April 1st – May 8th

Koinobori is a carp shaped streamers that symbolize strength and success in life.
In Japan, families often fly Koinobori outside their homes to represent strength and success.
At Tsuetate Onsen area, you will be enchanted by colorful 3500 Koinobories flying which are gathered from all over Japan!!

You can enjoy hot springs as well in Tsuetate Onsen.
The fee for just hot springs bath is about 500yen at each Ryokan(a Japanese style hotel).

Colorful Koinobori!!

Colorful Koinobori!!

Just relax in a hot spring bath.

Just relax in a hot spring bath.

Access:

Take the high way bus at Hakata bus terminal to Tsuetate

It takes two-and-a-half hours and costs 4600yen for a round-trip (3000yen for one way).

This bus is prior bookingessential

There are only 2 buses go and come back from there.

1st bus:  Hakata 8:56am – 11:26am Tsuetate

2nd bus:  Hakata 1:36pm – 4:06pm Tsuetate

When you come back from Tsuetate….

1st bus: Tsuetate 9:47am – 12:11 Hakata

2nd bus: Tsuetate 3:17pm – 5:41pm Hakata

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Into the Grassland – Light and Darkness of Mongolia – @ Fukuoka Asian Museum, March 31st – June 28th

Mongolia is known for its immense plains.

Many Mongolian Arts are expressed with the power and mystery of nature, and the animals so integral to daily life.

The works in this exhibition represent the light and shaded side of Mongolia from the 1960s to the present.

Enjoy Mongolian arts!

Enjoy Mongolian arts!

Venue: Asia Gallery A (7th Floor) in Fukuoka Asian Art Museum

Admission: 200yen for Adults

150yen for University and High school students

Free for younger students

Opening time: 10:00am – 8:00pm

Closed on Wednesday (unless National Holiday, the following Thursday is closed in case)

 

Access :
Take a subway from Hakata station to Nakasu-Kawabata staion, 3min 200yen. The musem is on 7th and 8th floor of Hakata Riverain Center Building.
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Koisai- the festival of changing clothes for new season – @ Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine, April 20th,

 

Kouisai is the festival of changing clothes for new season.
This festival is held twice a year, in April and November.
At this spring time, the god of Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine changes his winter clothes to summer clothes.
It is performed stateliness at night.

KOUISAI

KOUISAI

it is held at night

it is held at night

Held at Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine

Start from 7PM

 

Access : 2 ways to get there

・Take a subway from Hakata sta.to Tenjin sta.(6min,200yen).
Then take Nishitetsu train from Nishitetsu Fukuoka sta.to Dazaifu sta. (transfer once at Futsukaichi sta.),(30min,390yen) As you get off the train, you will see the path to the shrine.

 

・Take a JR from Hakata to Futsukaichi sta.(25min,270yen) Walk to Nishitetsu Futsukaichi sta.(10min). Take a Nishitetsu train to Dazaifu sta.(5min,150yen), As you get off the train, you will see the path to the shrine.


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Shunkitaisai-Spring festival- @ Munakata Taisha Shrine, April 1st

Munakata Taisya Shrine is famous as many drivers come for traffic safety.
This festival is held to wish for a good harvest.
You can see people in traditional clothes dance in dedication to the god of the shine.

Let's see traditional dances!

Let's see traditional dances!


Local junior high-school girls' dance!

Local junior high-school girls' dance!

Held at Munakata Taisha Shrine

Start from 11am

Access: About 30 min by JR rapid train from Hakata station to Togo station(540yen).
Then, take a bus which goes to Kounominato Hatoba and get off
at Munakata Taisha Mae bus stop.
Or 60min walk from Togo station.


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Charity Takoyaki Party, Mar. 24th

This is a charity party for eastern Japan hit by the big earthquake and tsunami!!
Let’s bring them SMILE!!!
Please follow our #smile_japan project!!
The party starts at 7pm at Khaosan Fukuoka!!

March 24th
At Khaosan Fukuoka
From 7pm

Charity Takoyaki Party

Charity Takoyaki Party


Bring best smile!!:D

Bring best smile!!:D

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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

Fukuoka Castle Sakura Festival

Fukuoka Castle Sakura Festival

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