Events around Fukuoka City
「Hakatamachiya」Furusatokan open on New Year’s Days
January 1st (Wed.) ～ January 3rd (Fri.) 10 am ～ 6 pm
New Year’s traditional games and more !
January 3rd (Fri.) 1 pm ～ 2:30 pm
One of the three major festivals of Kyushu, Tamaseseri is held on January 3 at Hakozaki Shrine, one of Japan’s three major Hachiman shrines, located in the eastern part of Fukuoka City. Approximately 300 men are divided into two teams—the Land Team (farmers), to pray for a bumper crop, and the Sea Team (fishermen), to pray for good catches for the year.
Venue: Hakozaki Shrine (1-22-1 Hakozaki, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka)
For more information （Yokanavi Website)
Fukuoka Tower New Year’s Event
～ January 7th (Tue.)
Venue: Fukuoka Tower (Momochihama 2-3-26, Sawara-ku, Fukuoka)
Hakata Station Illumination 2019
～ January 7th (Tue.)
Venue: Hakata Station
New Year Grand Festival at Toka Ebisu Shrine
January 8th (Wed.) ～ January 11th (Sat.)
This is a festival put on by Hakata merchants, held at a Shinto shrine dedicated to Ebisu, the god of business prosperity and one of the Seven Gods of Fortune. The shrine is inundated with visitors who may wait several hours for a “fukubiki” lottery ticket to win a lucky charm or to catch a glimpse of Hakata Ken-ban geisha as they visit the shrine.
Venue: Toka Ebisu Shrine (7-1 Higashikoen, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka)
Japan Rugby Top League 2020
January 12th (Sun.) 2 pm ～
Munakata Sanix Blues （Fukuoka Prefecture, Munakata City） VS NEC Green Rockets （Chiba Prefecture）
Venue: Level Five Stadium
Japanese Chatting Salon
January 16th (Thur.) 2:00 p.m. ～ 5:00 p.m.
You are welcome to the salon and have chat with Japanese volunteers in Japanese so it will help improve your Japanese skill in speaking.
Japanese culture experience such as kimono, Japanese traditional dress wearing or Japanese calligraphy will be occasionally organized in the salon.
team Lab: Digitized Fukuoka Castle Ruins 2019-2020
～ February 2nd (Sun.) 6 p.m. ～ 10 p.m. （Entrance till 9:30 p.m.)
Venue: Maizuru Park Fukuoka Castle Ruins