【Fukuoka Castle】Plum Festival
In February at the Ninomaru Plum Garden in Maizuru Park, the “Plum Festival” will be held by the Fukuoka City Green Town Development Association. It's crowded with kitchen cars, monkeys, and photo sessions with plums. Warm Hojicha Cafe is popular and you can relax with sweets.
【Fukuoka Castle】Cherry Blossom Festival
A regular event for Fukuoka citizens to enjoy the fantastic light up of cherry blossoms and castles. About 90 gourmet stalls, various stage events, cherry blossom light-ups, and more, make the cherry blossoms more exciting. During the period, it is crowded with about 470,000 people.
【Fukuoka Castle】Fuji Festival
In the second half of April when the cherry blossoms are over, Maizuru Park is packed with events, such as “Spring Plant Guide”, “Fukuoka Castle Tour Tour-Castle Tour”, and “Fujitana Mini Concert” where you can enjoy koto. Why don't you go out in the spring weather?
【Outside of Castle】Hakata Gion Yamakasa
A festival with more than 700 years of tradition, held every year from July 1 to July 15 in Hakata-ku, Fukuoka City. This is one of the Gion festivals dedicated to the Shionson devoted to Kushida Shrine. In 2016, it was registered as an intangible cultural heritage by the UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization).
【Fukuoka Castle Town】Tanabata Festival
There are lots of fun participatory event plans on the Tanabata Day in July. Kimono shows by “Fukuoka Castle Kimono Flower Supporter”, Fukuoka Castle Guided Tour by “Fukuoka Omotenashi Busho”, Stamp Rally, Tanabata Photo Session by professional photographers, etc. will be held.
【Outside of castle】Tenjin Summer Festival
Summer festival is held at the Fukuoka City Hall Fureai Plaza in early August. The Tenjin Summer Festival is a place where both adults and children can dance together in a circle. Now, let's go out to Tenjin in yukata to enjoy a cool evening! A nostalgic and new experience. The night of Tenjin is very high with Bon Dance.
【Outside of Castle】Gokoku Shinto shrine maid festival
Every year, the Obon Festival will be held at the nearby Mori Seigoku Shrine for four days from 13th ~ 16th August. More than 6000 bonbons shine in the night sky. A flea market is also be held.
【Outside of Castle】筥崎宮 放生会
【Fukuoka Castle Town】Autumn Samurai Festival
It will be held for the first time from October 5th (Sat) to November 3rd (Sun / Holiday) in the area around Fukuoka Castle / Maizuru Park and Ohori Park. A tour of the site of the Fukuoka Castle while enjoying horseback riding in kimono, a kimono family photo session, and a guide by the Fukuoka hospitality military commander are planned.
【Maizuru Park】Green Town Marche
It is held on the 4th Saturday and 11/3 (Sunday) every month at Maizuru Park. The “Fukuoka City Green Town Development Association” hold the event, which aims to make Maizuru Park a place of liveliness and interaction, and close to your daily life.