Must Do’s for Nightlife Lovers! 6 Ways to Have a Fun Night in Fukuoka
Fukuoka is the biggest city on Kyushu and it keeps on getting bigger. Fukuoka is full of prime nighttime hotspots, such as places where you can enjoy stunning views of the city skyline and nightclubs where you can dance the night away. This article will show you how to do nights in Fukuoka right, including visiting a trendy Japanese sake bar and English-friendly bar.
Beautiful Spots that Decorate Fukuoka's Nightscape
First off, here are some romantic nightscape viewing spots that are perfect for a date. These are only two of the many famous spots in the city of Fukuoka, so definitely make your way here.
1. Fukuoka Tower
The layout of Fukuoka Tower is divided into 3 observation decks at 116 meters, 120 meters, and 123 meters above ground. This is a popular night view where you can see a panoramic view of the downtown Fukuoka. With convenient access just 15 minutes by bus from Tenjin, even visitors unfamiliar with Fukuoka can easily go sightseeing here.
Entry fee: adult 800 JPY, elementary/middle school student 500 JPY, toddler (4 yrs and under) 200 JPY
Opening hours: 9:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed: Monday & Tuesday in the last week of June (if either day falls in July then it will be Monday & Tuesday on the week before)
2. Aburayama Katae Observation Deck
Another famous spot, Aburayama Katae Observation Deck, is a prominent night view spot located halfway up a 597 meter tower. The observation deck is around a 30-minute drive from downtown Fukuoka and is open 24 hours.
Hakata Bay can be seen from the observation deck, and the five major city wards facing the bay have become popular as great areas to live. The shape of the land when seen from above looks like a crane with its wings spread, so it is also famously known as Maizuru (dancing crane).
Aside from this, you can enjoy spectacular views as night descends on Fukuoka city, such as Uminonakamichi, so why not head to Aburayama Katae Observation Deck?
Popular Nightclubs in Fukuoka
The second thing to do at night in Fukuoka is hit up a nightclub. Fukuoka is a city with a population of over 1.5 million people, and as such it is loaded with places to go out and party all night in the entertainment districts called Daimyo, Tenjin and Nakasu. Here are two of Fukuoka's hottest nightclubs.
3. Club Infinity Fukuoka
The west side of the Tenjin area known as Kyushu's biggest shopping district is called the Daimyo area. Even in Daimyo, which is famously known as a town full of young people, Club Infinity Fukuoka is an established night club that's been around for a long time. The crowd here ranges from people in their 20's to mid-30's and you will even see a lot of non-Japanese here.
Weekday entry: men 1,000 JPY, women free (1 drink included)
Friday & Saturday entry: men 2,000 JPY, women 1,000 JPY (2 drinks included)
Open: 10:00 pm - 5:00 am
4. Club Cat’s
Club Cat's is the most popular nightclub in Fukuoka and you will find a big crowd here on any night of the week. On weekends, all 3 floors are open and the patrons are mainly in their 20s and early 30s.
This nightclub is popular with women, so this is a great place for people looking to meet someone. There are even many events held here with international guest DJs.
Monday - Thursday entry: men 1,500 JPY, women free (1 drink included)
Friday & Saturday entry: men 2,000 JPY, women 1,500 JPY
Open: 9:00 pm - 5:00 am
Have Your First Experience at a Japanese Sake Bar in Fukuoka
Do you know about sake bars?
A sake bar is a specialty bar where you can drink can compare Japanese sake in a sake tasting of select sake's from all over Japan. There are some trendy sake bars in Fukuoka, and below you will find one of the popular ones.
5. Kumorebi Japanese Sake Bar
Kumorebi Japanese Sake Bar stands inconspicuously on the west side of the Naka River that divides Fukuoka into east and west, located around a 3-minute walk from Tenjin Minami Station. This is one bar you will want to visit if you like sake. It is located in the Haruyoshi area, which is dotted with excellent restaurants.
The setting of the bar is like a secret hideaway for grown ups, seating only ten snugly at its counter. They boast an assortment like no other, including rare choice sakes from prefectures facing the Sea of Japan, such as Ishikawa and Toyama. There are also sakes from every prefecture in Kyushu, so this bar is highly recommended for anyone who wants to try Fukuoka's local sake.
Open: 7:00 pm - 3:00 am
*This bar is open every day of the year.
For people who want to relax comfortably in the evening in Fukuoka, it is suggested to head to an English-friendly bar. Here is a very popular bar with both tourists and expats from the English-speaking world.
6. British Pub MORRIS' BLACK SHEEP
British Pub MORRIS' BLACK SHEEP is Fukuoka's most popular English-friendly bar, located in the Daimyo area. It is visited by many expats from the English-speaking world, as well as visitors to Japan. This is because they provide an English version of the menu so even people who cannot read Japanese can rest assured when they come here.
At the same restaurant you can enjoy many English favorites, such English-style craft beer and chicken kebabs that all proper English nights out are finished off with. They hold a lot of parties and events here so it's the perfect spot for people who like bars with a lively atmosphere.
Monday - Thursday / Sunday opening hours: 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday / Saturday / Day before national holiday opening hours: 5:00 pm - 3:00 am
*Only closed on New Years Day
Everyone gets nervous visiting a new place for the first time, but Fukuoka is full of exciting nighttime activities that will dispel your anxiety. These were just 6 examples of the many nightscape viewing spots, clubs, sake bars, and so on. Make sure you take this article as a guide on your trip and live it up at night in Fukuoka!
*Please note that the information in this article is from the time of writing or publication and may differ from the latest information.
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