Convention

Unique Venues

Memorable receptions in Fukuoka,which is coloured by various cultures

You can enjoy social gatherings and meetings at venues unique to Fukuoka, such as street parties on bustling streets in Fukuoka as well as entertainments featuring the sea such as cruising and seaside parties.
Street Party

Original venues specific to the Special Zone for Global Startups and Job Creation
Designated as a special zone for global startups and job creation, Fukuoka is a place where many new companies tend to be born. In the bustling city endowed with an abundance of young human resources, a large number of events and exhibitions related to cultural and creative industries, such as game, anime, image, fashion and design, as well as social gatherings associated with meetings, are held. Unique venues making use of streets are also our huge advantage.

【Kawabata Shopping Arcade】

Experience the local history and culture party at a shopping arcade


Kawabata shopping arcade is a 400-meter shopping arcade. The shopping arcade is one of the oldest shopping districts in Fukuoka, and there are many long-established stores selling traditional crafts and Japanese-style confectionaries. Using the long shopping street as a venue, you can hold parties and other events. Along with food and drink provided by stores on the shopping arcade and events to experience the Japanese traditional performing arts, you can bring additional excitement to parties together with stores on the shopping arcade.

Access Car:About 7 minutes from JR Hakata Station,
  about 20 minutes from Hakata Port International Terminal
Capacity Stand-Up: About 2,100 people (Performance base)
【Kirameki-dori Avenue】

Possible to hold street parties in a tie-up with other events 

Kirameki-dori Ave. is a 250-meter public street in the downtown area of central Fukuoka. At a street party held in a tie-up with “Fashion Week Fukuoka 2015,” hosted by the Fukuoka Asia Fashion Kyoten Suishin Kaigi, a fashion show was held on a special stage. In a similar venue, some people hold part of their events on a public street in a tie-up with a street party.

Access Car:About 20 minutes from Fukuoka Airport
  about 12 minutes from JR Hakata Station
Capacity Stand-up:About 1,000 people
【Marchen Square】

The nation’s largest marionette clock called “Marchen Chime” welcomes you
Shintencho Marchen Square is an arcaded square located at the centre of Shintencho, a long-established shopping mall opened in 1946. It is possible to hold parties or events without being affected by weather conditions by setting up a temporary stage under the country’s tallest clock tower “Marchen Chime.”

Access Car:About 20 minutes from Fukuoka Airport
  about 12 minutes from JR Hakata Station
Capacity Stand-up:About 130 people
【Elgala Passage Square】

You can enjoy the kazariyama floats and illuminations of the Hakata Gion Yamakasa festival
The Elgala Passage Square is located in a department store in central Fukuoka. People can enjoy looking at the Kazariyama oats of Hakata Gion Yamakasa Festival in summer and lovely illuminations in winter. In the all-weather space, you can hold parties by making use of the square and events using a stage.

Access Car:About 20 minutes from Fukuoka Airport
  about 12 minutes from JR Hakata Station
Capacity Stand-up:About 100 people
Bay Area
【Bayside Place Hakata】

13-6 Chikkohonmachi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka
http://www.baysideplace.jp/eng/

Outdoor parties at the port area
Called a “bayside jack,” we have conducted an open-air social gathering using the entire bayside area. With high quality “foods” of which Fukuoka boasts, various stage entertainments such as a tuna disassembling performance, band performance and Hakata’s traditional performing arts brought a lot of excitement to the party.

Access Car:About 20 minutes from Fukuoka Airport
  about 10 minutes from JR Hakata Station
  about 5 minutes from Tenjin Metro Station
Capacity Stand-up:About 500 people(Performance base)
【THE LUIGANS SPA&RESORT】

Venues18-25 Saitozaki, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka
http://www.luigans.com/en/

Garden party at a resort hotel
This is a spa & resort facility located in the Uminonakamichi Seaside Park, about 30 minutes away from central Fukuoka by car. In the garden, one of the largest grass gardens in the country,* you can hold a night party while enjoying the night view. Meanwhile, you can set off large reworks to wrap up a party, commemorate anniversaries or give a surprise.

Access Car:About 30 minutes from Fukuoka Airport
  about 30 minutes from JR Hakata Station
  about 30 minutes from Tenjin Metro Station
  ※Free shuttle bus services are available
Capacity Seated:240 people
Stand-up:300 people
※One of the largest gardens adjacent to a hote
【Restaurant Ship on Hakata Bay MARIERA】

13-6 Chikkohonmachi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka(address of Bayside Place Hakata)
http://www.mariera.jp/english/

You can have a party while enjoying nature and the townscape of Fukuoka seen from the sea.
You can enjoy French cuisine while cruising Hakata Bay. Buffet style cuisine can be prepared for a simple and convenient party. If you charter the ship, live musical performances and other services can also be arranged.

Access Car:About 20 minutes from Fukuoka Airport
  about 10 minutes from JR Hakata Station
  about 5 minutes from Tenjin Metro Station
  (To a boarding point of Bayside Place Hakata Port)
Capacity Seated:180 people
Stand-up:270 people
【Fishing Restaurant ZAUO】

foreigners(Tenjin Branch) 1-4-15 Nagahama, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka
http://www.zauo.com/en/

A party in which guests can fish and eat the freshly-caught fish is popular among foreigners
You can enjoy fishing while eating fresh fish and seafood. A zashiki (Japanese-style tatami mat room) modelled on a fishing boat is surrounded by a fish tank. We will prepare and cook any fish that you catch. You can fully enjoy fresh fish and seafood as well as the atmosphere of an izakaya Japanese bar.

Access Car:About 15 minutes from Fukuoka Airport
  about 12 minutes from JR Hakata Station
  about 7 minutes from Tenjin Metro Station
  Free shuttle bus services are available
Capacity Seated:180 people
Traditional Japanese Concept of “Wa”
【Ishikura-shuzou Hakata Hyakunengura】

1-30-1 Katakasu, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka

A party at a sake brewery retaining the atmosphere of the Meiji era
The sake brewery is designated as a national tangible cultural asset. The brewery’s building having a long history creates a tranquil atmosphere while being equipped with the latest equipment such as audio, audiovisual and lighting facilities as well as air-conditioning apparatus. Various types of cuisine from traditional kaiseki-style Japanese cuisine, local dishes and buffet style cuisine can be offered at your request. Freshly brewed sake that can be offered only in a sake storehouse also receives a high reputation.

Access Car:About 15 minutes from Fukuoka Airport
  about 5 minutes from JR Hakata Station
  about 10 minutes from Tenjin Metro Station
Capacity Seated:110 people
Stand-up:110~120 people
【Sakurazaka Kanzanso(Traditional Japanese restaurant)】

1-3-20 Tani, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka
http://www.kanzan.net/en/sakurazaka.html

A party to enjoy both the night view and modern Japanese-style cuisine in season
In addition to the traditional kaiseki-style Japanese cuisine, we can arrange other entertainment services such as koto performance and Hakata geigi (traditional Japanese female entertainers). As the restaurant is located on a quiet hill in central Fukuoka, you can enjoy a night view of the downtown area of Fukuoka. The restaurant has 11 rooms, including one that can accommodate up to 100 people and a private room. For guests from abroad, we can place a table and chairs on a tatami mat.

Access Car:About 30 minutes from Fukuoka Airport
  about 20 minutes from JR Hakata Station
  about 10 minutes from Tenjin Metro Station
Capacity Seated:100 people
【Ohori Park Noh Theater】

1-5 Ohori Park, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka
http://www.ohori-nougaku.jp/english

You can enjoy Noh and Kyogen performances on an authentic stage
The theater is a cultural facility located in Ohori Park, one of the largest parks in Fukuoka equipped with a Japanese garden and a museum. You can use the facility not only for traditional Japanese performing arts such as Noh and Kyogen (a form of traditional Japanese comic theater) but also for other kinds of events such as classic concerts, live jazz, theatrical plays and yose story telling theaters.

Access Car:About 25 minutes from Fukuoka Airport
  about 20 minutes from JR Hakata Station
  about 10 minutes from Tenjin Metro Station
Capacity Audienceseats:590 people
(Chair seats:470 people Balcony seats:120 people)
Museum
【Kyushu National Museum】

4-7-2 Ishizaka, Dazaifu-shi
http://www.kyuhaku.com

Learn the history of exchanges with Asia at a national museum
Kyushu National Museum is the fourth oldest museum in the country, and located in Dazaifu in the Kyushu region, a city once called “To no Mikado (Distant Imperial Court).” In the Cultural Exchange Exhibition Gallery (regular exhibition rooms), exhibits are changed around 300 times annually based on the theme of “Ocean Ways, Asian Paths” and exhibitions highlighting certain topics are held to constantly offer fresh contents. Located next to a major sightseeing spot Dazaifu Tenmangu, shrine, the museum is connected to the shrine by a “rainbow tunnel.”

Access Car:About 30 minutes from Fukuoka Airport
  about 30 minutes from JR Hakata Station
  about 40 minutes from Tenjin Metro Station
Capacity Museum Hall:288 people
Entrance Hall:About 500 people (Stand-up)