Fukuoka Kokusai Center

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Sumo (Photo: Sumo tournament – Cesar I Martins / CC BY 2.0)

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.



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


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

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General Amenities

  • Nursing rooms
  • Restroom
  • Coin lockers
  • Souvenir shop


  • Multi-purpose toilet
  • Wheelchair rental


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

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