We introduce several spots where you can enjoy cultural events in Fukuoka, mainly in and around ACROS Fukuoka.
The Step Garden is a rooftop green space that could be called the face of ACROS Fukuoka. The Step Garden, which creates a distinctive landscape within the city, has featured in a range of media, both in Japan and overseas. Two decades on from the building’s construction, the garden’s many trees continue to thrive and change with the seasons. Why not try climbing the ACROS Step Garden just once to mark your visit to Fukuoka?
Takumi (Art & Craft) Gallery
In addition to a permanent exhibition of craftworks from within Fukuoka Prefecture, the Takumi Gallery also holds weekly exhibitions. Here, you can touch works that have been lovingly created by hand and marvel at their beauty at close quarters. You can also come along and enjoy demonstrations and workshops showcasing how specific craftworks are made.
On the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of every month, from 12:15 – 1:00 pm, the Communication Area plays host to a free mini concert. This area also provides a wide range of free tourist pamphlets for the Kyushu, Okinawa and Yamaguchi areas, as well as other useful services for overseas tourists, including free Wi-Fi and a drinks counter.
In addition to tickets for concerts held at Fukuoka Symphony Hall, at the Ticket Center you can also purchase advance tickets for exhibitions held at nearby museums.
A Tourist Information Center accredited by JNTO (Japan National Tourism Organization). Staff members are on hand to provide you with assistance in English.
Hakata Traditional Craft and Design Museum
Hakata Traditional Craft and Design Museum exhibits representative traditional crafts from Fukuoka, such as the renowned Hakata-ori textiles and Hakata dolls. The lineup of traditional craftworks on display, all which have a deep affinity with the Fukuoka/Hakata area, includes Hakata magemono wooden crafts, Hakata koma spinning tops, Hakata hariko papier-mâché crafts, Hakata scissors, Chikuzen-Hakata arrows, and multiple layer glass.
Hakata Machiya Folk Museum
Hakata Machiya Folk Museum introduces visitors to life in Hakata, focusing on the Meiji and Taisho periods (mid-19th century to early 20th century). Comprising of three buildings – the Exhibition Hall, Machiya Hall and Souvenir Shop – you can also enjoy demonstrations and workshops featuring traditional crafts from Hakata.