The Uminaka Candle Night event has become a much-loved winter tradition in Fukuoka, and it involves the help of local citizens in lining up around 10,000 candles to create a magical, festive display. This year's theme is Kaleidoscope of Light - Everyone's Happy Christmas, which was chosen from over 160 submissions!
Please note that the candle light-up takes place on the weekend of December 16th and 17th, and the following weekend on December 23rd and 24th – there will be no illuminations on the weekdays in between.
This is a paid event, with admission priced at 290 JPY for adults, 210 JPY for those over 65, and free for junior high school students and younger.
Uminonakamichi Seaside Park is located just a minute on foot from Uminonakamichi Station, which is served by the JR Kashii Line.
For those who opt to drive, paid on-site parking is available and is charged at 530 JPY for a standard-sized vehicle.