So according to TD’s research the place to be on Halloween to see the cool & crazy costumes is Kego Park in Tenjin. We rested a bit and let DiploBaby have a nap in the hotel room before we went. TD enjoyed having a nap & snuggling too.
We feel lucky we were able to witness this tradition of people going to celebrate Halloween 20019 in Kego park. We were there as it was getting dark and there wasn’t too many people yet.
Kego Park is just in front of Solaria Plaza
Admittedly after a while the amount of people was becoming overwhelming (not cool for anxious people like myself & DiploBaby) so we headed to the Solaria Plaza Mall that was just beside Kego Park for some food.
Btw I found this really helpful translation for tourists in Japan that you can use when you are traveling there.
There seemed to be a lot of options but we were just looking for the chillest place to relax after the crowd. Without any research, we picked Harenohi Coffee on the 6th floor because of it’s super cute interiors. The food wasn’t great, but the view of the park was worth it!
Even if it’s closed already, I want to post the photos here because I find the interiors so cute & inspiring! I think it looks great for a coffee shop! Very light and bright!
We picked a table in the back with a floor to ceiling glass view of Kego Park with the Halloween crowd unfolding.
As usual in Japan, we ordered based on the faux food models or shokuhin sampuru. It’s very convenient!
We felt relieved to be able to see the crown gathering, but be far away from them.
When we exited the mall, the crowd was swelling & in my opinion at panic level proportion. It was like wave upon wave of people trying to get into Kego Park. I was relieved we were going the other direction!
This year the Mayor of Fukuoka City cautioned people to wear masks and avoid large crowds, but 10,000 people were still expected to celebrate Halloween in Kego Park.
The place to see & be seen during Halloween in Fukuoka
2 Chome-2 Tenjin, Chuo Ward, Fukuoka, 810-0001, Japan
Open 24 hrs
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