The 7 best popular events guide in Kyushu area – May in 2018

In Japan, many people tend to plan their trip during their long vacation period called Golden Week in May. Due to the Golden Week, there are many events held in all over Japan. It tends to be warm season and good weather around that time. Let’s join these events held only in this period. Today, we will focus on 7 events held in Kyushu region.

Modern Art Event

1. Haru-no Karatsuyaki Exhibition 2018 – Apr. 29th ~ May. 5th in 2018

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Haru-no Karatsuyaki Exhibition 2018 is held in Karatsu city, Saga in April to May. This is exhibition and sale event for Karatsuyaki. Karatsuyaki is kind of pottery that is familiar in Saga region and designated as Japanese heritage. Karatsuyaki has it’s simplicity and strength character, and famous for often being used in Japanese Tea ceremony. Haru-no Karatsuyaki is held by Karatsuyaki cooperative to make such Karatsuyaki more famous in Japan. In the event there are exhibition and sale. In addition, there are ROKURO (potter’s wheel) performance and Karatsu specialty’s tasting party using Karatsuyaki. We do not need to pay to attend the event, so let’s feel Japanese traditional potter.

Schedule

・Date and time
2018 – Apr. 29th ~ May. 5th in 2018 9:00am~6:00pm
・Each Event’s Schedule
None

Access & Address

・Location
Karatsu city Furusato hall Arpino

・・The Closest Station’s Name, The Means of Transportation and The Time Required to Get The Destination
2 min walk from 「Karatsu station」
・・The Terminal Station’s Name, The Time Required From The Station to Get The Destination

About 2 hours by train from 「JR Hakata Station」

・Address
2881-1, Sinko-machi, Karatsu-shi, Saga, 〒847-0000

・Map

####Price & Reservation

Free. No need to reserve.

Official Website

None

2.Projection Mapping world tournament’s prologue – Mar. 10th ~ May. 20th in 2018

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In the theme park, Huis Ten Bosch that has been established to reproduce the city of Holland, the world first projection mapping world tournament will be held between March and May. Projection mapping is the art technology that draw a CG projection created by computer on the building or an empty space using projector. The main hall is the Palace Huis Ten Bosch. For about 2 months, the 38 projections nominated out of 123 candidates from all over the world will be drawn. In this time, the theme is 「Hana (flower and pomposity)」. The world top creators invest their skills, time and energy in only 1 min of projection mapping. All movies are high level. On daytime, we can enjoy walking around Huis Ten Bosch, and on nighttime, beautiful projection mapping will waiting for us.

Schedule

・Date and time
Mar. 10th ~ May. 20th in 2018, about 40 min during 7:00 pm ~ 8:00 pm

・Each Event’s Schedule
Divide 38 projection mappings into 2 show times as PART1 and PART 2 (each are 19), and those are held 3 time on the day.
7:00pm~PART1 8:00pm~PART2 9:00pm~PART1

Access & Address

・Location
Palace Huis Ten Bosch
・・The Closest Station’s Name, The Means of Transportation and The Time Required to Get The Destination
5 min walk from 「Huis Ten Bosch Station」

・・The Terminal Station’s Name, The Time Required From The Station to Get The Destination
About 1 hour and 45 min by train from 「JR Hakata Station」

・Address
1-1, Huis Ten Bosch-cho, Sasebo-shi, Nagasaki, 〒859-3292
・Map

Price & Reservation

With 1DAY passport:500yen
With strolling ticket:700yen
With after 5 passport or yearly passport :Free
※We need to pay the entrance fee of Huis Ten Bosch as well. No need to reserve.

Official Website

http://www.huistenbosch.co.jp/event/world-projection-mapping/
http://english.huistenbosch.co.jp/events/?mode=event&Type=1&eventName=180102_mapping&eventTitle=World Projection Mapping Competition Prologue

The event that we can enjoy with our children

3. Marin World Umin-on-nakamichi

GW「Yoru-no-Suizokukan」 - Apr. 28th ~ May. 6th in 2018

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In the aquarium・Marin World Umi-no-michi, there is annual event 「Yoru-no-Suizokukan(Night Aquarium)」 will be held during the holiday season in May. When it’s after 6 pm, the illumination in the aquarium changes to night version. Then, the nocturnal sea creatures will be waking up and we can observe them. Especially, the dolphin show is recommended to be checked. Against the beautiful night view of Hakata bay, dolphins perform Jumping and acting. If you already paid for entrance fee, you don’t need to pay extra fee for the night time. So we can enjoy both daytime and nighttime, each sea creatures.

Schedule

・Date and time
Apr. 28th ~ May. 6th in 2018 
9:30 am~9:30 pm
・Each Event’s Schedule
When it’s after 6 pm, the illumination in the aquarium changes to night version.
※We do not get out of aquarium when the change of illumination.

Access & Address

・Location
Marin world Umi-no Nakamichi

・・The Closest Station’s Name, The Means of Transportation and The Time Required to Get The Destination
5 min walk from 「JR Uminonakamichi Station」

・・The Terminal Station’s Name, The Time Required From The Station to Get The Destination
About 40 min walk and train from 「JR Hakata Station」

・Address
18-28, Saitosaki, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka, 〒811-0321
・Map

####Price & Reservation

2300 yen for adult and high school students, 1840 yen for senior people such as older than 65 years, 1200 yen for junior high school students, 1000 yen for elementary school students, 600 yen for younger than elementary school students.

No need to reserve.

Official Website

https://marine-world.jp/whats-new/events/event_5/
https://marine-world.jp/en/

Nature Event

4. Oita Hito-to Midori Fureaiichi – Mar. 21st ~ May. 6th in 2018

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In huge park in Oita prefecture, Heiwa Shimin Park, there is the event called 「Oitajin-to Midori-no Fureaiichi」 will be held in March to May. This event has the concept that create the city surrounded by full of greenery and flowers. In this event, we can enjoy seeing Japanese garden, Ueki, Bonsai, and Niwaki. Some Niwaki can be purchased there. We can get the seed for free. Besides, there are various events that is hands-on learning style. We can experience the hands-on learning events such as Bonsai school, flower arraignment school, and gardening school which we can make flower bed with prepared flower seedlings. There are also auction style event and 「Fureai Umaimono Ichi」 that we can enjoy eating local specialty dishes. Let’s go to Heiwa Shimin Park and enjoy these event when it’s sunny day.

Schedule

・Date and time
Mar. 21st ~ May. 6th in 2018 10:00am~5:00pm
・Each Event’s Schedule
None.

Access & Address

・Location
Heiwa Shimin Park Mulch Purpose Space

・・The Closest Station’s Name, The Means of Transportation and The Time Required to Get The Destination
About 11 min walk from 「JR Maki Station」

・・The Terminal Station’s Name, The Time Required From The Station to Get The Destination
About 2 hours and half from 「JR Hakata Station」

・Address
1, Hagiwaramidorimachi, Oita-shi, Oita, 〒870-0100

・Map

Price & Reservation

Free. No need to reserve.

Official Website

https://www.city.oita.oita.jp/o177/hureaiiti.html

5. Shakunage Hana Matsuri – Apr. 1st ~ May. 6th in 2018

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source:A Short Trip to Mimata

There are as huge as 6 hectare of Japanese botanical garden - 「Shakunage-no Mori」 that mainly has Shakunage (Rhododendron) flower. There are about 500 kinds and 30000 of Shakunage from all over the world. Though it’s closed during winter season, red, pink, purple, white, and yellow, colorful Shakunage will be blooming in April and May. We can enjoy about 1.5 km of Shakunage Street in Shakunage Hana Matsuri. Shakunage is also called 「The king of flower」. Since this Shakunage-no Mori has been originally established only 1 piece of Shakunage flower that the owner gave to his wife as present, this garden is popular as the place that has good luck for relationship. There are 7 bells that call happiness to you、and there is actual married couple who met each other here. And there are Yamame called 「Queen of mountain Streams」famed here, so we can enjoy fishing and cooking them. Let’s try it.

Schedule

・Date and time
Apr. 1st ~ May. 6th in 2018 9:00am~5:00pm
・Each Event’s Schedule
None.

Access & Address

・Location
Shakunage Forest
・・The Closest Station’s Name, The Means of Transportation and The Time Required to Get The Destination
About 15 min by taxi from 「JR Mimata station」

・・The Terminal Station’s Name, The Time Required From The Station to Get The Destination
About 3hours and 20 min by Shinkansen and train from 「JR Hakata Station」

・Address
5268, Nagata, Mimata-cho, Kitamorokata-gun, Miyagi, 〒889-1911

・Map

####Price & Reservation

500 yen for adult, 300 yen for elementary school and junior high school students.
No need to reserve.

Official Website

None

6. Bougain Collection – Apr. 21st ~ May. 13th in 2018

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We can enjoy watching colorful Bougainviile at 「Bougain Collection」 held in Miyakou botanical garden Aoshima between April and May. This garden has full of nature all year around and located at small island that is designated as special natural monument of the country as the subtropical zone plant community of north most of northern hemisphere. The most attractive point of the event is Bougain Mountain that is 6 m of diameter and 4m of height of the colorful Bougainville in the form of mountain. It is also popular as photo spot. During the event period, they hold Bougainville experience school, temporary school, and also sales and present of seedling.

Schedule

・Date and time
Apr. 21st ~ May. 13th in 2018 8:30 am ~ 17:00 pm(Big greenhouse: 9:00~17:00, regular holiday: Tuesday)
・Each Event’s Schedule
None.

Access & Address

・Location
Miyako Botanic Garden Aoshima (Kenritsu Aoshima Subtropical Zone botanical Garden)
・・The Closest Station’s Name, The Means of Transportation and The Time Required to Get The Destination
10 min walk from 「JR Aoshima Station」

・・The Terminal Station’s Name, The Time Required From The Station to Get The Destination
About 3 hours and half by train and airplane from 「JR Hakata Station」

・Address
2-12-1, Aoshima, Miyazaki-shi, Miyazaki, 〒889-2162

・Map

Price & Reservation

Free. No need to reserve.

Official Website

7. Yame Kuroki Ofuji Matsuri – Apr. 21st ~ May. 6th in 2018

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Yame Kuroki Ofuji Festival is held at Susanoo shrine between April and May. Around that time, the Fuji will be blooming in the shrine. This Fuji is called 「Kuroki-no-Ofuji」 and said to be about 620 years old. It has survived throughout the number of battle fire and nominated as old national nature treasure. It is as huge as 80m of width, and 50m of depth. Some flower clusters are as long as 150 cm, and it is very impressive. As many as 200000 of people visit and join the event there every year to see this beautiful Fuji blossom. There are some couch under the Ofuji tree, so we can enjoy seeing beautiful Ofuji blossom and it’s fragrance with relaxing. Ofuji tree will be illuminated after 18:30 pm. It has different beauty from that of daytimes. By the way, there are some stalls that sale the local specialties during the event period.

Schedule

・Date and time
Apr. 21st ~ May. 6th in 2018

・Each Event’s Schedule
Ofuji Festival Bussan Exhibition 9:00am~5:00pm
Ofuji Light Up 6:30pm~10:00pm 他

Access & Address

・Location
Susanoo Shrine
・・The Closest Station’s Name, The Means of Transportation and The Time Required to Get The Destination
There is operation of shuttle bus dedicated to Yame Kuroki Ofuji Festival from 「JR Kurume Station」

・・The Terminal Station’s Name, The Time Required From The Station to Get The Destination
About 20 min by Shinkansen from 「JR Hakata Station 」 to 「Kurume Station」, and use shuttle bus after that.

・Address
5-2, Kuroki, Kuroki-cho, Yame-shi, Fukuoka, 〒834-1217

・Map

Price & Reservation

Free. No need to reserve.

Official Website

http://townkurogi.saloon.jp/

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