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A Festival Registered as a UNESCO World Intangible Heritage in 2016.
Hakata Gion Yamakasa is a Shinto festival of Kushida Shrine in Fukuoka City’s Hakata-ku. The festival’s formal name is Kushida Jinja Gion Retsu Oomatsuri.
It is a powerful festival, where a large number of men carry wheel-less mikoshi shrines on their shoulders throughout Hakata-ku.
There are various theories on the festival’s origins, but supposedly it began in 1241 when holy water was sprinkled across town from atop a float to drive away an epidemic.
Various events take place every year from July 1st through the 15th. Here we will introduce some of the highlights, like “Oiyama,” “Oiyama Narashi,” and “Shudan Yamamise.”

Fukuoka Prefecture – Hakata Gion Yamakasa

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A Festival Registered as a UNESCO World Intangible Heritage in 2016.
Hakata Gion Yamakasa is a Shinto festival of Kushida Shrine in Fukuoka City’s Hakata-ku. The festival’s formal name is Kushida Jinja Gion Retsu Oomatsuri.
It is a powerful festival, where a large number of men carry wheel-less mikoshi shrines on their shoulders throughout Hakata-ku.
There are various theories on the festival’s origins, but supposedly it began in 1241 when holy water was sprinkled across town from atop a float to drive away an epidemic.
Various events take place every year from July 1st through the 15th. Here we will introduce some of the highlights, like “Oiyama,” “Oiyama Narashi,” and “Shudan Yamamise.”

Around 10 Million Poppy Flowers in a 7-Hectare Garden. The garden in front of the beer factory is filled with blooming cherry blossoms and poppies in spring, and cosmos in the fall.
Around 10 million poppy flowers are in bloom to enjoy from mid-to-late May. The park is free to get in to, so during blooming season the area is very crowded!
On the park’s free tours, you can see first-hand the ingredients and materials used to make beer, taste the wort that becomes beer, and even taste freshly-made beer.
Enjoy a tour of the factory alongside the blooming flowers!

Enjoy Poppy Flowers at the Beer Factory! “Kirin Beer Park Fukuoka”

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Around 10 Million Poppy Flowers in a 7-Hectare Garden. The garden in front of the beer factory is filled with blooming cherry blossoms and poppies in spring, and cosmos in the fall.
Around 10 million poppy flowers are in bloom to enjoy from mid-to-late May. The park is free to get in to, so during blooming season the area is very crowded!
On the park’s free tours, you can see first-hand the ingredients and materials used to make beer, taste the wort that becomes beer, and even taste freshly-made beer.
Enjoy a tour of the factory alongside the blooming flowers!

Hakata Station in Fukuoka is surrounded by a variety of facilities, like the Hakata Bus Terminal, JR Hakata City, Hakata Hankyu, and KITTE Hakata Marui, so people in the area can enjoy shopping and eating gourmet foods all day long!
This time, I’ll be introducing you to the American pancake restaurant, “Original Pancake House,” located in KITTE Hakata Marui! Their “Dutch Baby,” listed on their menu board, is always a hit!
The only three locations in Japan are in Tokyo, and only one of those is in Hakata.

The Evolution of Pancakes in Fukuoka! “Original Pancake House”

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Hakata Station in Fukuoka is surrounded by a variety of facilities, like the Hakata Bus Terminal, JR Hakata City, Hakata Hankyu, and KITTE Hakata Marui, so people in the area can enjoy shopping and eating gourmet foods all day long!
This time, I’ll be introducing you to the American pancake restaurant, “Original Pancake House,” located in KITTE Hakata Marui! Their “Dutch Baby,” listed on their menu board, is always a hit!
The only three locations in Japan are in Tokyo, and only one of those is in Hakata.