GRAND SUMO / November : Fukuoka Kokusai Center

Fukuoka Kokusai Center is a convention center located in Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture. There is also a larger convention center, Marine Messe Fukuoka, about a 10-minute walk away.
The Fukuoka Kokusai Center is where the November Sumo Tournament is held, as well as other events such as professional wrestling.

About the Fukuoka Kokusai Center

Address: 2-2 Chikkohonmachi, Hakata-Ku, Fukuoka,
Capacity: 10,000
Opened: October 1981

Getting to Fukuoka Kokusai Center

Fukuoka is a convenient place to take the bus. Each venue has a bus stop closer to the stadium or venue. The Fukuoka International Center is about a 15-minute bus ride from Hakata Station, so using the bus is convenient, but you may want to keep in mind the option of taking the train if the event is crowded.

The nearest train stations are Gofukumachi and Nakasu Kawabata, both of which are about a 15-minute walk from the station.

Explore Fukuoka

Travel Tips & Information

Here is brief information about this city. We hope it will help you in planning your trip.

Professional Sports Teams in Fukuoka prefecture

(1)"Getting There & Around" Hakata, Fukuoka

Fukuoka City is the largest city in Kyushu.
To get to Fukuoka from the Tokyo area, it takes 1 hour and 30 minutes to 2 hours by plane and about 5 hours by Shinkansen Line. The Fukuoka/Hakata area has a well-developed bus system, so it is a convenient city to use the bus. Larger venues can be reached by taking the train to the nearest station and walking.

(2)"Where to Stay" in Hakata, Fukuoka

Hakata is a big city, so there are many choices, from high-class hotels like Hilton, Grand Hyatt, and Hotel Okura to economy hotels where you can stay at a lower price. High-class hotels are represented by 

(3)"What to Do & See" in Hakata, Fukuoka

The Fukuoka/Hakata area is a large metropolitan area with many shopping malls, but it is not an area with many so-called "tourist spots. However, the city reminds us somewhat of the San Francisco Bay Area, and it is a beautiful place to enjoy the ocean scenery, food, and games, etc.

(4)"Where & What to Eat" in Hakata, Fukuoka

One of the dishes you must try when you come to Fukuoka is Tonkotsu Ramen (known as Hakata-Style, Pork bones broth). The city is also famous for its motsunabe (Beef, Pork offal pot), Mizutaki, and its fresh seafood.

 

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