Fukuoka Kokusai Center

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Sumo is the national sport of Japan and holds a special place in the hearts and minds of the nation. Fukuoka Kokusai Center is to Fukuoka what the Ryogoku Kokugikan is to Tokyo. The center of Kyushu’s sumo activity with annual tournaments (November) taking place with thousands of fans packing the arena. Only 10 minutes from Hakata Station, the Fukuoka Kokusai Center can hold a whopping 10,000 people and has a total size of 10,000 m. Made up of 2 separate buildings space regularly holds concerts and has attracted artists such as Japanese superstars gyaru Koda Kumi and Ayumi Hamasaki. Domestic and international sporting events are also hosted and in 2006 held the Volleyball World Championships.

Overview

Address

2-2 Chikkohonmachi, Hakata Ward, Fukuoka, 812-0021 (Map) (Directions)

Hours

9:00 - 17:00 Closed now

Opening Hours

Monday 9:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 9:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 9:00 - 17:00
Thursday 9:00 - 17:00
Friday 9:00 - 17:00
Saturday 9:00 - 17:00
Sunday 9:00 - 17:00
Holidays 9:00 - 17:00

Phone Number

092-272-1111

Website

marinemesse.or.jp

Access

12-minute walk from Subway Gofukumachi Station  15-minute walk from Subway Nakasu-Kawabata Station

Upcoming Events

1 upcoming event
Fukuoka Grand Sumo Tournament

Fukuoka Grand Sumo Tournament

Nov 8th - Nov 22nd

Professional sumo's final tournament of the year will be held in Fukuoka City in western Japan from 11th to 25th November. Tickets..

Fukuoka 3 ¥2,100

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Fukuoka Grand Sumo Tournament

Fukuoka Grand Sumo Tournament

Nov 8th - Nov 22nd

Professional sumo's final tournament of the year will be held in Fukuoka City in western Japan from 11th to 25th November. Tickets..

Fukuoka 3 ¥2,100

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