Things to do in Fukuoka at Night

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March 26, 2024

Fukuoka, Japan’s 6th largest city, is a bustling metropolis that gathers people from all over the world. With its soaring skyscrapers, trendy shops and restaurants, and scores of famous attractions, Fukuoka pulls in countless visitors from Japan and abroad alike each year. Whether you’ve had a full day of seeing the sights, or a long day in and out of business meetings, when night falls, you might just want to cut loose with an exciting night on the town. Fortunately, Fukuoka really comes alive at night, and the city has something to offer everyone looking for a good time.

Why is Fukuoka a Popular Area?

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Fukuoka is the beating heart of Japan’s southernmost main island, Kyushu. Packed full of historical monuments, museums, parks, and gardens, Fukuoka has something to offer everyone who comes to the city. While the daylight hours offer plenty of cultural stimulation, the city really comes alive when night falls! Let loose and let the bright lights of Fukuoka take your experience to the next level. Fukuoka has plenty of opportunities to make your night in the city unforgettable.

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Nakasu

When you think of Fukuoka nightlife, you think of Nakasu. While you can certainly enjoy a quick bowl of noodles from a yatai on the street between clubs, hundreds of people come from all over the world to go to the bars, kyabakura clubs, and dance clubs that make this neighborhood famous!

Hakata and Tenjin

Hakata and Tenjin is the downtown core of Fukuoka featuring a massive train and bus terminal. In this area, you can find excellent restaurants, bars, and plenty of shops! From designer boutiques to the newest trending fashions, you can spend a whole evening just in the shops and restaurants connected to the station. There are plenty of bars and pubs, so even if you’re just waiting for the next train you can stop in for a quick drink.

Fukuoka Is Great for Experiencing Adult Entertainment

Fukuoka's red light district is expansive and renowned, featuring an extensive array of cabarets, soaplands, and various adult entertainment venues. The district is notable for the high caliber of its hostesses, with Fukuoka often praised for its abundance of beautiful women.

Boasts the Nakasu district, one of its most notable areas. Nakasu stands out with its abundance of adult entertainment venues, earning it a reputation as one of Japan's "three major entertainment districts," alongside Tokyo's Kabukicho in Shinjuku and Sapporo's Susukino in Hokkaido. This area is especially famous for its numerous storefront sex establishments, attracting a significant number of men who visit particularly to the soapland district.

In Nakasu, the "Nakasu Central Street," where Showa-dori, Meiji-dori, and Kokutai Road (National Route 202) intersect at right angles, serves as the heart of the Nakasu entertainment district. The "Minami Shinchi" area, located in Nakasu 1-chome, is so famous for its soapland district that it's said everyone in the area knows about it.

Moreover, Nakasu's strategic location, nestled between the Hakata and Tenjin areas, makes it easily accessible and a convenient spot for those exploring Fukuoka. The district's bustling atmosphere, combined with its rich array of entertainment options, ensures that it remains a vibrant and essential part of Fukuoka's nightlife, reflecting the city's unique blend of traditional charm and modern vibrancy.

Navigating the Nightlife Culture of Fukuoka

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Fukuoka is a friendly and hospitable place, but there are a few things you should consider while you spend your time in the city. While it's true that legally, dance clubs in the city are limited to ages 18 and up, most bars, pubs, and nightclubs enforce a strict 20 years of age and up policy, which of course corresponds with the legal drinking age in Japan. Check into any and all venues you plan on visiting before you head out if you’re under these ages, or you may end up disappointed. 

Do your best to stay friendly, polite, and aware of your surroundings and you should have no problem engaging with the landscape and people of Fukuoka.

Language Barrier

While English may be spoken in some places, many locals may not be fluent. Learning a few basic Japanese phrases or using translation apps can be incredibly helpful.

Cultural Respect

Be aware of and respect Japanese customs and etiquette. This includes removing your shoes when required and adhering to polite and courteous behavior.

Identification

Carry proper identification, such as a copy of your passport. Japanese law requires foreigners to carry identification at all times.

Risk Management

Many amusement casinos and other gambling and entertainment establishments tread a fine line between legality and illegality. Therefore, when the police identify such establishments, they may also arrest the customers present at that time. It is crucial to be fully aware of these risks before deciding whether or not to go.

A Caution to Foreign Visitors

Although this practice is fading out of common practice these days, some of the more old school bars tucked away in the more quiet corners of the city still maintain a “no foreigners” policy. This is exceedingly rare, but it does sometimes happen. While these venues can’t legally refuse you service, they may serve you poorly, and your time would be much better spent elsewhere. Check before you go.

Best Places to Go in Fukuoka at Night

Fukuoka boasts the largest entertainment district in the Kyushu region, offering plenty of options for visitors. The city's nightlife scene is diverse, featuring a variety of unique bars and venues. From hidden hideaway bars to pubs with rare drink selections, lively nightclubs, and bars exuding traditional Japanese charm, there's something for every evening and budget. If flirting with the world famous beauties of Fukuoka seems more your speed, the city hosts some of the best Kyabakura and girls bars in Japan. Soak in the vibrant nightlife, savor delectable drinks, talk to the girls, and groove to the sounds of music while experiencing the electric nights of Fukuoka.

Introducing the Best Bars in Fukuoka

Fukuoka is a world class city rivaling even some of the largest cities in Japan. Its streets are lined with charming shops and restaurants as well as bars and pubs filled with as much intrigue as they are with delicious beverages. Here’s a quick look at some of the best the city has to offer.

1.BAR BONDS

BAR BONDS was created with the concept of a beach house, so you can enjoy the hot excitement of summer all year long. It's like a constant beach party, and the bright and energetic girls will have fun and liven up the store. The manager's recommended drink is "Omakase Cocktail" just leave it to the bartenders, they’ll know what you need. They offer cocktails to suit your taste from more than 100 different drinks. You can also bring your own snacks and alcohol. With the private party plan, you can enjoy all-you-can-drink and karaoke for 3,500 JPY for 2 hours. It is also recommended for after-parties and men's parties after drinking parties. If you use the coupon for a group of 8 or more people, you can drink all-you-can-drink draft beer. Let the summer sun rage on at any time of the year!

[Address]

  • 810-0801 Fukuoka City, Hakata ward, Nakasu 4-5-9 Riverzaid Bldg 4F

[Opening Hours]

  • Monday - Saturday 9:00 pm - 5:00 am
  • Closed: Sunday

Website: https://barbonds.business.site/

2.British Pub Morris’ Red Fox

For those who’d like a taste of something a little more familiar, look no further than British pub Morris’ Red fox. Featuring an extensive selection of craft beers both foreign and domestic, you can unwind in style as though you were immediately transported to a quaint countryside pub in England. Come for the beer, but stay for the food! You can enjoy all the classic British pub standards and you can try their selection of more Japanese style bar classics as well to keep your belly full and the beer flowing. You can enjoy conversation at the bar, watch sporting events on any of their large monitors, or enjoy the quiet of the Fukuoka evening on their terrace all while sampling the best the international beer community has to offer.

[Address]

  • 810-0041 Fukuoka City, Chuo Ward, Daimyo 2-1-4, Stage 1 Nishi-Dori 7F

[Opening Hours] 

  • Sunday - Thursday: 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
  • Friday - Saturday: 5:00 pm - 3:00 am

Website: http://www.morris-pub.com/ 

Introducing the Night Clubs in Fukuoka

If you prefer a more boisterous night in the town, Fukuoka will be more than happy to accommodate. With a rage of dance halls and raging nightclubs, there will always be just the spot for your night out. Here are our top picks.

1.EVOL Club

Located just south of Kokutai-doro, Evol is relatively new to the scene having opened in 2017, yet they offer an excellent club experience. The dance hall looks bigger than any others in town, there is a constantly rotating selection of house DJs and the visual productions are unparalleled. Once a night a dancing robot man comes out to dance and shoot lasers out of his hands. That alone is worth a visit! For the high rollers, you can find plenty of VIP spaces and there are even private rooms on the second floor. Evol also makes a great effort to be accommodating to women with a large women-only section. They also aim to attract the Korean music crowd with two large K-Pop events every month. The whole building is operated by the same management, so feel free to wander into the other venues. They have no stakes poker tables (Tuesday-Saturday), a beautiful restaurant, and a pub with an extensive international beer list. Come and party hard if only for one night.

[Address]

  • 810-0021 Fukuoka City, Chuo Ward, Imaizumi, 1-17-16-2, 3F & 4F

[Opening Hours]

  • Every Night: 9:00 pm - 4:00 am

Website: https://livehouse-evol.com/

2. Ibiza FUKUOKA

Ibiza FUKUOKA, a renowned club situated near Nishi Dori Street, has been a prominent figure in Fukuoka's clubbing scene since it first opened its doors in 2017. Known for its primary focus on EDM, the club offers an accessible and enjoyable experience for those new to the club scene. It's a popular spot, especially among the younger crowd, typically in their early 20s. Additionally, it's well-known as a hotspot for meeting girls in Fukuoka!

[Address]

  • 810-0001 Fukuoka Chuo Ward, Daimyo, 1−12−56 THE SHOPS 5F

[Opening Hours]

  • 9:00 pm - 5:00 am

Website: https://www.ibiza-fukuoka.jp/

Introducing the Best Amusement Casinos in Fukuoka

1. Casino Bar Leje Hakata

For those looking for an exciting casino experience, Casino bar Leje is the place for you! Leje is a casino bar located in Nakasu, in the center of Fukuoka. Located just a brief two minute walk from Nakasu station, you can get to the action right away! What's more, they offer an all-you-can-drink menu for 1,000 JPY to keep your head cool during your games. In addition to the very popular Texas Hold'em, you can also play blackjack, baccarat, and progressive poker, which is rare in Fukuoka. You can also set reservations for groups, making it an ideal party location. From roulette to various card games, you can play slot machines and pachinko just like in a real casino. Even if you are a beginner, the dealer will carefully teach you how to play. Come on and try your luck at one of their tables. For more information check their instagram, where they post their upcoming events!

 

[Address]

  • 810-0801 Fukuoka City, Hakata Ward, Nakasu, 3-7-10 Wakamatsu Bldg 4F

[Opening Hours]

  • 6:00 pm - 1:00 am
  • Closed: Sunday

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/leje.hakata/

2.Casino Blow Nishi Nakasu

Boasting a western style low light high stakes you can try your luck in comfort and elegance in this stylish casino! With every game from poker to craps to mahjong, you can enjoy a heart racing evening as you play your hand or throw your dice!

[Address]

  • 810-0002 Fukuoka, Chuo Ward, Nishinakasu, 1-21 GIO Bldg 2F

[Opening Hours]

  • 6:00 pm - 1:00 am
  • Closed: Sunday

Website: https://blow-casino.com/shop/detail.html?id=251

Introducing Fukuoka’s Girl’s Bars

Fukuoka is famous for having stunningly beautiful women. If that’s not convincing enough, stop into one of the City’s famous girl’s bars, and drink in the beautiful looks of the vibrant young women showing off their tantalizing physique. Have them pour you a drink and let them ease away the troubles of your day all while enjoying the sights and sounds of this unique experience. You only live once, you may as well live with a drink in your hand sitting next to a beautiful woman!

1. Girls Bar Color

Come and experience the welcoming atmosphere of our adorable and friendly team! Their vibrant staff, full of energy, is here to uplift your spirits. Color is a lively girls' bar offering a diverse selection of alcoholic beverages, making it the perfect recommendation for those who enjoy a good drink. Whether you're exhausted from work or feeling low, come to Color for a rejuvenating experience!

[Address]

  • 810-0801 Fukuoka City, Hakata ward, Nakasu 3-7-3 HY Bldg 1F

[Opening Hours]

  • 10:00 pm - 5:00 am

Website: https://color-girlsbar-fukuoka.com/

2.LeveL XYZ Hakata Ekimae Main Store

LeveL XYZ is a new sensational girls' bar that is very popular in Hakata. The interior of the store, which features pure white walls with floor length windows, is illuminated by blue neon lights to create a unique atmosphere. Many of the cast members are young women, and about 80% are students enrolled in an all girls college. You will be able to enjoy a drink while being soothed by the smiles of bright young girls. We hold big events such as Christmas and summer festivals where the girls flaunt their sexy appearance dressed as Santa and cute yukata every season. There is no doubt that you will have a great time with the girls! There is a 700 JPY charge at the door, and they offer an all-you-can-drink menu for 3000 JPY as well. Any time spent at LeveL XYZ is sure to be a good time!

[Address]

  • 812-0018 Fukuoka City, Hakata ward, Sumiyoshi, 4-2-1 Yatomo Bldg 1F

[Opening Hours]

  • Monday - Thursday: 7:00 pm - 6:00 am
  • Friday - Saturday: 6:30 pm - 6:00 am
  • Closed: Sunday 

Website: https://levelxyz.business.site/

Introducing the Fukuoka Kyabakura Scene

If you’re a gentleman who would prefer a slightly more relaxed environment, and enjoy the company of stunningly beautiful women, you may wish to look into some of Fukuoka’s top rated Kyabakura. Enjoy stimulating conversation over expertly mixed cocktails, or even poured in your booth by the dazzling 

beauty of your choosing.

1. NOBLE

Designed by top class interior designers, NOBLE is visually impressive and holds an air of refinement, even from the very first glance. Drinks of your choice are prepared at a luxurious bar and served tableside by a cast of 28 dazzling ladies to keep you entertained all night with elegant beauty and exciting conversation. See the NOBLE home page to find your favorite cast member!

[Address]

  • 812-0011 Fukuoka City, Hakata Ward, Nakasu, 2-3-16 Momoyama Bldg 2F

[Opening Hours]

  • 8:00 pm - Last (1:00am)
  • Closed: Sunday

Website: https://princegroup.jp/fukuoka/f-noble/

2. Red Shoes Fukuoka

Somewhat new on the Fukuoka Kyabakura Scene, Red Shoes Fukuoka has been in business since April of 2022. Featuring a luxurious grand reception area as well as VIP rooms, you can spend your evening being treated like a king, but make sure to get there in good time, as there are only 30 available seats. You can pass your time there chatting excitedly with their cast of many beauties while enjoying the cocktails or drinks of your choosing from the all-you-can-drink menu or singing karaoke together. Don’t forget to check their homepage to find your favorite cast member!

[Address]

  • 810-0801 Fukuoka City, Hakata Ward, Nakasu, 4-2-14 Gran Nakasu Bldg 6F

[Opening Hours]

  • 8:00 pm - Last (1:00 am)
  • Closed: Sunday

Website: https://www.princegroup.jp/fukuoka/f-redshoes/ 

Conclusion

Fukuoka is a high paced, dynamic city with a world class nightlight that has something to offer everyone. Whether you like to party hard and dance the night away to ear ringing music, surrounded by the thralls of dancing companions, enjoy a quiet night tucked away in a cozy bar, surround yourself with the most beautiful girls in the city, or try your luck at a local casino, you’ll always find something to do in Fukuoka. Be careful to remember your manners in the city, and it will help to learn some useful Japanese phrases, but Fukuoka can promise you a good time.

PIJ Writer
PIJ Writer
PIJ Writer, a seasoned connoisseur in his 40s based in Japan, boasts an unparalleled depth of knowledge and experience within the vibrant landscapes of both drinking and gambling, alongside his well-documented ventures into various red-light districts. This extensive exploration encompasses not just the nocturnal delights of Japan's red-light areas but also its myriad of bars, horse racing, pachinko, and many others. Drawing on his firsthand experiences, he conveys the appeal and characteristics of Japan's diverse adult entertainment districts and his enjoyment of the nightlife scene through his writing for PIJ.

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