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What is Hakata Old Town

Hakata Old Town, an area that flourished as the center of Hakata,
the largest trading port city in medieval Japan, has a rich history, traditions, and culture dating back centuries.

During the Hakata Old Town Festival (October 15-November 15, 2023),
you can stroll through quiet streets lined with historic temples and shrines, amble around the area’s lively shopping district,
experience traditional Hakata crafts and arts, and feel the lifestyle and culture of locals, who are renowned festival lovers.