Nakasu is a bank surrounded by a river. This name of the place comes from its geographical features. And the land is fully an amusement town for adults, men.
Once you drop in this area at night, you may not be able to run away from this verrrry fascinating town before you try some shops. I mean dubious shops, folks ; )
Ladies, keep your eye on your boyfriend not to enter this town or you may have to sleep alone...
Dress Code: Being a man.
Nakasu is a entertainment district in Fukuoka-City.
At night, it becomes a colorful maze of neon lights, with lamps from yatai (food stalls) along the Naka River providing a charming row of lights. Enjoy the adult nightlife, take a walk by the river, or enjoy a trip on a pleasure boat.
Nakasu (which means middle of the river in Japanese) is the red-light or "entertainment" district of the city.
It is located on an island close to Tenjin. There are over 2500 hostess bars which will leave a serious dent in your wallet if you go to them!
The sex industry is prolific and this is the area that many overworked businessmen go to "let their hair down"!
There are many yatai which are outdoor food and beer stalls down by the river at night.
In October the huge Lantern Festival is a spectacular cultural event held in Nakasu.
I know, what you're thinking - what kind of a crazy club name is that? Well, it's Japan and that's about all I can say in answer. The place is usually pretty dead until about 10pm. There are usually foreign bartenders & waitresses and most everyone understands English.
By midnight, the tiny club will be completely jam packed with people. You probably wont' be able to move more than one inch in either direction. We'd usually head there first thing for the music & drinks. Then head someplace else when it get's too claustraphobic.
Dress Code: Very casual. Go in jeans, T-shirt, sneakers, etc. It's so packed in there, no one will see what you're wearing.
Found this place with the help of the English-language "Fukuoka Now" magazine. It has a great selection of Japanese microbrews (!) as well as imported ales. When you're tired of the same old Kirin...
Great vibe. It's a family operation. The owner, "Hiro", is friendly and passionate about beer. The snacks from the kitchen are tasty, too. You're likely to run into an international crowd here.
Dress Code: Casual
I spent quite a few evenings at this Bowling Alley in Nishijin. It is quite an experience. Maybe you have heard of those obscure bowling rules such as: you shouldn't cross the foot fault line? Well, the Japanese in this establishment either hadn't heard or didn't care. Sometimes they ran halfway down their lane before letting go of the ball. And there was no curtesy turn taking. As long as you are not a serious bowler, you can have a good laugh and a good time, but if you like to concentrate and not to have people constantly running into your lane while you are trying to get that spare, forget bowling here! At this particular alley, the scoring monitors doubled as video screens. You could pay 100 yen to blast your favorite song and monopolize all the screens. Can't tell you how many times I saw that 'Hide with Spread Beaver' video.
Dress Code: You'll have to rent a pair of bowling shoes from the bowling shoes vending machines! Just pick your size, insert 300 yen, and you've got a pair of spiffy shoes for the evening.
The Voodoo Lounge is a very popular place with ex-pats. It is a restaurant but has a dance floor and DJ.
You can often find live acts there on the weekend. There is usually a cover charge of 500 - 1000 yen.
Hollands is probably the biggest bar in Fukuoka with a dance floor. They hold theme nights occasionaly (usually Latin or special DJ's). There is a buffet available from 6pm. Open until late!
Dress Code: Casual/Semi-formal
Club Vibes is a cool spot to go to, but if you are going there to find a girl you will have to work pretty hard unless the girl has known you for a while. There are other alternatives to this but I would rather not say to much about it. The music is up to date, so are the drinks. The best night to go is on Saturday around 11p.m. By that time the club will be starting to get packed.
Dress Code: Anything is acceptable but I wouldn't wear white to the club, because most likely you will get it dirty.
This is a nice small establishment / bar / cheapish restaurant with great music each night of the week - live DJ-ing.
Just finished dinner. Walking around on the street and exercising. Overall, very nice place in Fukuoka.
Dress Code: Wear whatever you like.