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A street that has been close to young people

Oyafukou Street

Fukuoka Fukuoka
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Oyafukou Dori (Oyafukou Dori) is a downtown area that represents Fukuoka Tenjin and is lined with restaurants and entertainment facilities.

Originally, in the 1970s, this street was home to many cram schools. Many ronins who attended the preparatory school came and went, and because they lived a preparatory school life, it came to be called ``Oyafuko''.

After that, the downtown area, lined with restaurants and game centers for preparatory school students, entered the bubble period, and clubs opened one after another, attracting rich female college students and office ladies.

In the 1990s, it transformed into a nightlife district where young people gathered. Therefore, it is said that from the meaning of being unfilial to one's parents, who suffer as a ronin, it came to refer to a young man who bites his parents' shins and enjoys his youth until late at night.

Today's Oyafuko Street has lost all traces of the bubble era, and the city is being renovated in a way that even the silver generation can enjoy. The city's glamorous yet safe and lively image gradually changed.

In light of these changes in the city, in 2000, the characters for filial piety were changed to ones for good luck.


■ Basic information
Name: Oyatomi Takashi Street
Address: Maizuru, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture
Nearest station: Tenjin Station (10 minutes walk)
Business hours: You can walk around anytime
Price: Free
No regular holiday
Parking: Parking available in nearby parking lots

*Please check the website for detailed information.


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