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History and Japanese Culture

Visit shrines and Japanese gardens to learn about Japanese history and tradition, and observe Japanese cultures such as kabuki, no, kyogen and sumo.

Learn about Fukuoka’s History at the Shrine and Temple Areas and Ruin Sites

Fukuoka has been closely-linked to China from a long ago. There are many shrines and temples, and ruins scattered around the town that have had an impact on Japanese history and culture. Especially recommended is the area near Hakata Station. You can visit the Kushida Shrine and the Tochoji Templ...

Feel the Japanese Atmosphere in a Japanese Garden

Many beautiful gardens can be found in the Fukuoka downtown area. Why not indulge yourself in authentic Japanese culture with the colorful beauty of nature such as four seasons flowers and autumn leaves, while enjoying green tea served in an authentic manner? The Rakusui Garden within 10 minutes ...

Appreciate Japanese Culture

You can watch Japanese Noh and Kabuki traditional performing arts and Sumo wrestling, the national sport in Fukuoka.
Kabuki, a stage performance of Japan’s inherent culture, is held at Hakata-za Theatre for about one month in February and June every year. The Sumo wrestling, held for 15 days fr...

For Your Travel Memories! Experience Japanese Culture in Fukuoka

Why not experience Japanese culture in a cheerful way and add some great memories to your trip in Fukuoka? Hakata Machiya Folk Museum, beside Kushida Shrine, allows you to see the making process of traditional crafts, which the Hakata area in Fukuoka boasts to the world. Experience for free craft...