Facilities

Unique Venues

Fukuokan Hospitality, a Tradition Built on Generations of Exchange

There are many unique venues where you can plan gatherings and meetings unique to Fukuoka, from street parties to sea side cruising.
Street Party

Venues that are directly related to Fukuoka’s designation as a Special Zone for Global Startups and Job Creation.
Having been selected as a special zone for job creation and global start up opportunities, Fukuoka is a fertile ground for new companies and fresh ideas. With one of the youngest populations of the major cities in Japan there are often many events and exhibitions pertaining to cultural and other creative industries such as gaming, anime, fashion, and design. For this reason having unique meeting spaces tailored to these social gatherings is essential, and there are several we are proud to call ‘uniquely Fukuokan’.

【Kawabata Shopping Arcade】

A vibrant and bustling shopping arcade where you can experience both local history and learn how Fukuokans like to party!

The Kawabata shopping arcade is a 400 meter long stretch of stores, restaurants, and the like extending through the Nakasu district in the Hakata ward of Fukuoka. As a long-standing testament to Fukuoka’s old history as a city of trade and commerce, there are many time-tested boutiques selling traditional crafts and Japanese confections.

Now, what if we told you that it is possible to rent out the whole street as a unique venue? Using this street you can hold parties and other events. As your party makes its way down you can partake of local food and drink and take in the sights of traditional Japanese performing arts in their natural element. For a traditional, exclusive, but jovial feeling, it’s hard to beat a party in Kawabata!

Access Car:About 7 minutes from JR Hakata Station,
  about 20 minutes from Hakata Port International Terminal
Capacity Stand-Up: About 1,000 people (Performance base)
【Kirameki-dori Avenue】

An outdoor venue where you can host parties in conjunction with other events! 

Kirameki-Dori Avenue is a 250 meter public street in downtown central Fukuoka. Like in Kawabata, it is possible to use the street as a place to host standing parties, often as part of tie-ups with other events. A notable example was “Fashion Week Fukuoka 2015” where a fashion show held partly on stage, but also organically woven into Kirameki-dori itself, lending a cool and urban feeling to the proceedings.

Access Car:About 20 minutes from Fukuoka Airport
  about 12 minutes from JR Hakata Station
Capacity Stand-up:About 500 people
【Marchen Square】

The Largest marionette clock in Japan, our “Marchen Chime” bids your group a warm welcome!

Shintencho Marchen Square is located in the midst of another shopping arcade, this one being closer to the downtown area of Tenjin. Established in 1946, Shintencho is brimming with stores and a grand marionette clock which features a periodic show. Since the shopping arcade is safe from the outdoor elements, it is possible to hold parties or events without your group being affected, right in front of the Marchen Chime clock itself.

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

Experience a true Fukuokan tradition as you walk amidst the kazariyama floats and illuminations of the Hakata Gion Yamakasa festival.

The Elgaia passage square is located right in the middle of a department store in central Fukuoka. One can enjoy looking on at the Kazariyama floats of the Hakata Gion Yamakasa Festival in summer and festive illumination in winter. You can hold events in the square here regardless of the weather making it both scenic and flexible.

Access Car:About 20 minutes from Fukuoka Airport
  about 12 minutes from JR Hakata Station
Capacity Stand-up:About 100 people
【THE LUIGANS SPA&RESORT】

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

An outdoor garden party on a luxury resort.

The Luigans Spa & Resort facility is located in the Uminonakamichi Seaside Park, about 30 minutes away from central Fukuoka by car. In the garden, which is one of the largest grass gardens adjacent to a hotel in the country, you can hold a party at night while taking in the impressive sight of Hakata bay. It’s even possible to hold a fireworks display for your party, making this venue one of the best for anniversaries, surprises, or other such special events.

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
【Fishing Restaurant ZAUO】

1-4-15 Nagahama, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka
http://www.zauo.com/en/

A restaurant that allows you to fish for your own meal! Popular with foreign guests.

At ZAUO you can enjoy the unique experience of getting to fish for your own dinner. Guests sit on a tatami platform modelled on a fishing boat surrounded by a fish tank. The staff will then prepare whatever fish that you catch. This way you can enjoy your fish fresh and in a convivial and exciting izakaya-like atmosphere.

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 Establishments 和
【Ishikura-shuzou Hakata Hyakunengura Sake Brewery】

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

A traditional sake brewery that allows you to experience traditional Japan even in the heart of the city.

Designated as a national tangible cultural asset, this sake brewery allows you to host events in an establishment dating back to the Meiji era. The long history of the building gives it an air of tranquility, but being equipped with modern audiovisual gear, lighting, and an air conditioning apparatus allows it to function well as an event space. Various types of cuisine from traditional kaiseki-style Japanese cuisine, local dishes and buffet are all available as well. Then to wrap it all up you can try freshly brewed, high quality sake you can find only in an authentic brewery.

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

Enjoy seasonal ingredients and the night view at this institution of Japanese cuisine.

In addition to the traditional kaiseki-style Japanese cuisine on offering, one can also arrange for koto performances and Hakata geigi (traditional Japanese female entertainers) to entertain your party. As the restaurant itself is located on a hill in central Fukuoka, the view of the downtown at night comes highly recommended. The restaurant has 11 rooms, one of which is private and another capable of accommodating up to 100 people. For guests from abroad we can arrange to have the tables and chairs placed on tatami mats.

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

Enjoy Noh and Kyogen performances on stage in a traditional setting.

A multi-purpose yet traditional performing theater located at the heart of Ohori Park, one of the largest and most scenic in Fukuoka. One can use the facility not only for traditional Japanese Noh and Kyogen (a kind of traditional Japanese comic theater) but also for classical 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

A museum devoted to the history of Kyushu and its exchanges with the Asian mainland.

The fourth oldest museum in the country, the Kyushu national museum is located in Dazaifu, a city once called To no Mikado or The Distant Imperial Court. The cultural exchange exhibition gallery (the regular exhibition rooms), the exhibits are changed almost 300 times annually according to the theme of “Ocean Ways, Asian Paths” with each iteration highlighting certain topics to freshen up our view of the region. It is very close to the famed Dazaifu Tenmangu shrine, and is connected to it via the ‘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)

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