Fukuoka Trip Part 3: Winter Illumination at Canal City Hakata

キャナルシティ博多 アイキャッチ画像


I traveled to Fukuoka, in mid December. While Fukuoka has an image of gourmet town, it has also tourist spots more than I expected. In this article, I will write about winter illumination at Canal City Hakata as part of Day 1. The fountain show and the projection mapping were very attractive.

[Visit Places (series of articles)]
* Day 1: Fly to Fukuoka with ANA
* Day 1: Ohori Park and Nakasu
* Day 1: Canal City Hakata (Illumination) [This article]
* Day 2: Marinoa City Fukuoka
* Day 2: Fukuoka City Museum and Momochi Seaside Park
* Day 2: Fukuoka Tower (Illumination)
* Day 3: Marine World Uminonakamichi
* Day 3: JR Hakata Station
* Day 3: JR Hakata Station (Illumination)
* Day 4: Dazaifu Tenmangu
* Day 4: Kyushu National Museum
* Day 4: Tenjin (Illumination)
* Day 5: Fukuoka Airport

[Travel Date]

[Main Part]

Canal City Hakata

Following the previous post, I came to “Canal City Hakata” as the final destination in the first day.""

“Canal City Hakata” is a commercial complex opened in 1996. It contains not only shops, restaurants and theaters, but also hotels such as Grand Hyatt and Washington Hotel.

To begin with, I visited “Ramen Stadium” on the 5th floor to have dinner here.Canal City Hakata Ramen Stadium

“Ramen Stadium” was comprised of eight famous ramen shops from all over Japan and I visited “Nagahama Number One” among them.Canal City Hakata Ramen Stadium Nagahama Number One1

In the restaurant. As you can see, there were lots of autographs of famous people.Canal City Hakata Ramen Stadium Nagahama Number One2

I had a signture Nagahama Ramen.Canal City Hakata Ramen Stadium Nagahama Number One3

I will walk around “Canal City Hakata” after dinner.Canal City Hakata1

As the name suggests, there was an artificial canal in the complex.Canal City Hakata2

In the meantime, a fountain show called “Dancing Water” started.Canal City Hakata fountain show1

I found it difficult to take pictures as it was unpredictable when the fountain went up.""

Nevertheless, it was amusing as the color changed frequently.""

A mother and a child became a good accent.Canal City Hakata fountain show2

In addition to the fountain show, a projection mapping “Canal Aqua Panorama” started.Canal City Hakata fountain show1

What’s more, this was a special version for Christmas.Canal City Hakata fountain show2

Canal City Hakata fountain show3

Surprisingly, Santa Claus appeared.Canal City Hakata Christmas1

His movement matched with the fountain in the back.Canal City Hakata Christmas2

Dawn.Canal City Hakata Christmas3

Merry Christmas!Canal City Hakata Christmas4

The show was over and I will go around “Canal City Hakata” again.""

View from the upper floor.""

There is an office tower in “Canal City Hakata” and a friend of mine works there. I’m just wondering how she feels about working in such an entertaining commercial complex.""

Canal City Hakata3

Now the show started again and I left “Canal City Hakata”.Canal City Hakata4

Nakasu Kawabata

I will walk around Nakasu Kawabata area before returning to the hotel. First, I revisited “Kushida Shrine”.Fukuoka Kushida Shrine evening1

While the shrine was very calm on the contrary to the day time, I saw several visitors even in the evening.Fukuoka Kushida Shrine evening2

There was an alley with several eateries near “Kushida Shrine” and I found it had a good atmosphere.Fukuoka Kushida Shrine evening3

Talking of Nakasu, it is famous as one of the major food stands streets in Fukuoka along with Tenjin and Nagahama, and I just stopped by it.Fukuoka Nakasu Food Street

“Kihinkan Hall”, which I visited in the day time, was lighted up in the evening.Fukuoka Kihinkan Hall light-up

As the largest entertainment district in Fukuoka, Nakasu is surrounded by colorful neon signs.Fukuoka Nakasu Neon

Finally, I took a photo of a retro sign board of “Taiyo Theater”.Fukuoka Taiyo Theater

Then, I returned to the hotel and the first day of my Fukuoka trip was over.


That’s it for the article about winter illumination at Canal City Hakata as part of Day 1.

The fountain show and the projection mapping in “Canal City Hakata” were very attractive. In addition, I was surprised to see Santa Claus in the show. I visited “Canal City Hakata” just in the evening to watch the show, but as a large commercial complex, you can spend the whole day in it 🙂

In the next article, I will write about Marinoa City Fukuoka as part of Day 2.


1 Canal City Hakata
2 Kushida Shrine
3 Kihinkan Hall
4 Taiyo Theater

[Related Link]
Fukuoka City Gide “YOKA NAVI”
Fukuoka Convention & Visitors Bureau
Canal City Hakata

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