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Hakatamachiya Furusatokan

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This facility introduces visitors to the way of life in Hakata, mainly during the Meiji and Taisho eras (1868-1912 and 1912-1926). Machiya Hall has been designated a Cultural Property of Fukuoka City. There are displays of traditional crafts, and exhibits relating to the history and culture of Hakata in the Exhibition Hall, and you can join in a traditional crafts workshop here. You can purchase various souvenirs in the Souvenir Shop, including traditional crafts and confectionery.

More Information about Hakatamachiya Furusatokan

Street address

6-10 Reisen-machi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka City

Access

Route1

  • 3 minutes on foot from Nishitetsu Bus Canal City Hakata-mae

Route2

  • 15 minutes on foot from JR Hakata Station, or 5 minutes by taxi
    5 minutes on foot from Gion Station on the City Subway

Opening Hours

10:00–18:00 (Last admission 17:30)
*Will open from 9:00 during July and August. Souvenir shop will open from 10:00

Closed

Fourth Monday (or the following day if fourth Monday is a national holiday) *Souvenir shop will open.
December 29 to 31

Website

http://www.hakatamachiya.com/static/english.php

Best season

All year

Point

Advance reservations are necessary for the craft workshop.
There is virtual reality equipment with recordings of Hakata Gion Yamagasa in the Exhibition Hall, so you can experience the atmosphere of the actual festival.

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