Hakata Old Town

Hakata Kyushigai(Old Town) prospered as the hub of Hakata, which is was the largest trade port city in Japan during its Middle Ages (around the late 11th to the late 16th centuries). As a testament of this past, this area exudes the history, tradition, and culture of the era.

Visiting this area will make your travel experiences in Fukuoka more profound; stroll down peaceful streets lined with historic temples and shrines, visit the lively shopping arcade, appreciate the traditional craft and performing arts of Hakata, and experience the lifestyle and culture of the festival-loving locals who are known as Hakatakko.

Experience Program

Painting spinning-top experience (hakata koma)
  • Everyday
  • Nakasu-Kawabata Area
  • Reservation required(can be made on the day)

A Japanese craftsperson teaches you how to paint it. It would be a very good souvenir of Japan. De…

Painting The Hakata Papier mache experience
  • Tue
  • Nakasu-Kawabata Area
  • Reservation required(can be made on the day)

A Japanese craftsperson teaches you how to paint it. It would be a very good souvenir of Japan. De…

Painting the Magemono experience (a Japanese traditional lunchbox ma …
  • Thu
  • Nakasu-Kawabata Area
  • Reservation required(can be made on the day)

A Japanese craftsperson teaches you how to paint it. It would be a very good souvenir of Japan. De…

Enjoying Japanese food and music at urbane house of Fukuoka cultural …
  • Everyday
  • Nakasu-Kawabata Area
  • Reservation required(close the reservation reception in advance)

Let’s have a fun night at Machiya, traditional merchant's house which is designated as Fukuoka cult…

Event info

“Hakata Gion Yamakasa”, UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage, is abou …
  • 2018.07.01 〜 2018.07.15
  • Hakata Area
  • Reservation not required

Hakata’s summer is just around the corner! UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage, “Hakata Gion Yamaka…

ENJOY KABUKI WITH “THE YOKOSO JAPAN TICKET”
  • 2018.06.02 〜 2018.06.26
  • Nakasu-Kawabata Area
  • Reservation required(close the reservation reception in advance)

◆Special discount for foreigners  THE YOKOSO JAPAN TICKET  9,000yen※Must be purchased at least on…

Jewelry Box Traveled Across the Sea - Glass, Ivory, and Lacquer [Fu …
  • 2018.04.19 〜 2018.07.10
  • Nakasu-Kawabata Area
  • Reservation not required

Most of paintings we see are usually painted on the flat material such as paper or cloth. However, …

Routes of Hakata Old Town

2-3 Hours Course
Hakata Old Town area (Merchant District Hakata Traditional Culture C …

Hakata Old Town ("Kyushigai") is a district within walking distance of Hakata Station tha…

2-3 Hours Course
Hakata Old Town area (Hakata Shrines and Temples True History Course)

Hakata Old Town ("Kyushigai") is a district within walking distance of Hakata Station tha…

2-3 Hours Course
Hakata Old Town Area (Photogenic Course)

Just minutes from Hakata Station, the Hakata Old Town area features many temples and older neighbor…

2-3 Hours Course
Hakata Old Town Area (Tradition and Power Spots Course)

Just minutes from Hakata Station, the Hakata Old Town area features many temples and older neighbor…

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