Best 4 Must-see hot events Guide in Fukuoka, July 2017

Must-see hot events held in Fukuoka for July, 2017 brought to you by MagicalTrip staff. We highlight the best events for anyone visiting Fukuoka in June, 2017 and wondering what to do.
Plan a trip around the various traditional events held in Fukuoka in July, 2017.
There are also lots of interesting festivals and events held in well known cities of Japan. Check it out!

Featured Event for Kids

1. THE STAR FESTIVAL ~The closest place to the stars, Tanabata Festival at the Fukuoka Tower – 1 to 7 July

It is a festival held at the Fukuoka Tower. During the season, the front of the Fukuoka Tower is decorated with 100 meters of the “Milky Way’s Illumination”, where the Tanabata story’s Orihime and Hikoboshi shine. In the tower is a bamboo decoration, where people write their wishes on a slip of paper and after the festival, the wishes are dedicated to the God of Wishes at the Kamado Shrine. On June 16th during the illumination, local middle school brass band clubs hold mini concerts, and an event to take picture with Pikachu is planned. Also with respect to Orihime and Hikoboshi, they give discounts to couples or married couples who are doing a long-distance relationship. In front of the tower on the day are many stalls for you to enjoy also.

Schedule

1st to 7th July: AM9:30-PM10:00

Access & Address

20 min by walk from Nishijin Station
10 min by bus from Nishijin Station

  • 40 min by train from Hakata Station

Held around Fukuoka Tower 2-3-26, Momochihama, Sawara-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka

Price / Charge & Reservation

800 yen
College Student: 1,100 yen
Elementary/Junior High School Student: 500 yen
Under Junior High School Student (above 4 years old): 200 yen
Tickets are available at the venue but we recommend you to purchase tickets in advance to avoid traffic.
Please contact us for advance ticket status.

Official Site

THE STAR FESTIVAL ~The closest place to the stars, Tanabata Festival at the Fukuoka Tower Official Site

2. Ashiya Fireworks Festival – 22 July


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From the Taisei Era, they hold this traditional festival at the Fukuoka Prefecture, in Ashiya Town and is said to be one of the top 3 festivals within the prefecture. They shoot up 7000 fireworks from the Onga River, being colorful, they bloom a flower in the night sky. It is also great to see from both end of the Onga River, 250 meters length of fireworks shoot up, reflecting on the river and is called the Niagara Firework. From the spectacle sight, you will probably be unable to look elsewhere. Also during the festival will be night stalls and stalls serving traditional Japanese food while you enjoy the fireworks. On the day has shuttle buses that go from the Ashiya Racetrack’s parking lot to the festival.

Schedule

22nd July : PM7:45-9:00

Access & Address

30 min by bus from Orio Station

  • 60 min by train from Hakata Station

Held around Ongagawa Kako, Ashiya-machi, Onga-gun, Fukuoka

Price / Charge & Reservation

For free & don’t need to reserve.

Official Site

Ashiya Fireworks Festival Official Site

3. Kuki no Umi Firework Festival – 29 July

The Kuki no Umi Firework Festival is held in July at the Northern Kyushu Port. Every year, over 30,000 people come to see the 3000 fireworks shot up in the sky and 1000 fireworks of a different kind. Even in those, the 260 meters firework at the Wakato Great Bridge, “Niagara Falls” is amazing itself. The fireworks match the music, and you can see a light show of fireworks. “Above the ocean fireworks” is what this festival is about. With the summer sea and fireworks combined, you can say it is the Summer of Japan.

Schedule

29th July: PM8:00-8:40

Access & Address

5 min by walk from Tobata Station
3 min by walk from Wakamatsu Station

  • 70 min by train from Hakata Station

Held around (2・3 cho-me, Hommachi, Wakamatsu-ku) Nakagawa-dori, Kitakyushu-shi, Fukuoka

Price / Charge & Reservation

For free & don’t need to reserve.

Official Site

Kuki no Umi Firework Festival Official Site

Food Event for Foodies

4. Mojiko Beer Fest – Retro Night – 2017 – 21 to 23 July


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The Mojiko Beer Fest is at the Mojiko Retro Main Central area where you can enjoy beer and food. This event started at 1995, where a limited time beer garden opens and the best food is available at the stalls. Additionally, the Mojiko Retro area has buildings that were built during the Meiji to Taisho Era, and you can enjoy the exotic feelings of the Romantic Taisho feels. Mojiko is considered one of Japan’s top 3 ports and is an important trade base. The locals feel nostalgic at the Mojiko Beer Fest with the history of the place. Please join their fun and enjoy.

Schedule

21st July : PM5:00-9:00
22nd to 23rd July: AM12:00-PM9:00

Access & Address

1 min by walk from Mojikō Station

  • 70 min by train from Hakata Station

Held around Moji-ku, Kitakyushu-shi, Fukuoka

Price / Charge & Reservation

1000 yen for 10 tickets (1 set)
Don’t need to reserve.

Official Site

Mojiko Beer Fest – Retro Night Official Site

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About Shoto Hachiya

Hello, my name is Shoto! I’ve lived in and traveled many countries. Through the experiences, I saw a lot of different cultures and customs, and that made me realize how unique Japanese culture is.