Fukuoka salsa festival

Enjoy dance shows, workshops, live music, Top DJ at every nights parties, lectures, photograph exhibition, Caribbean food & cocktails!
Closing the weekend with ISLA DE SALSA on Sunday Sep 2nd on Nokonoshima with Maykel Blanco y su Salsa Mayor full engine power!

The Latin Cultural Center Tiempo has been established in 1997. Since then we provided live Caribbean music and cultural exchange events with theme of the salsa rhythm in Japan. With more than 20 years of experience, we have a wide range of events including live, dance and national tours, workshops, seminars, art exhibitions and food-themed events.
We invited musicians and dancers from various countries such as Cuba, Colombia, Argentina, Venezuela, Mexico, Puerto Rico, the United States, and Europe to introduce a variety of salsa rhythms and styles.
"Salsa is not bound to be a salsa", and we want to be phenomenon in the way of catching salsa for 21 years.
Scheduled for the 22nd anniversary of the "Isla de Salsa" and we will have "FUKUOKA SALSA FESTIVAL" is that participated top-level dancer who is currently active in various cities, with a world-class salsa DJ, and a variety of rhythms. This is a festival where you can interact through salsa from various angles such as workshops, dance shows, live and art. In our first year, we created our own dance style, and Jayson Molina, who has been a star dancer in salsa for more than 25 years based in NY, has been the first dancer for ten years during his 21 years in the Cuban National dance troupe.
More than 10,000 students have passed through our classes, to whom we have transmitted this breadth and love throughout the Caribbean genre. This is reflected in the events that we make weekly where the community of Fukuoka in our parties that we call "Salson" to dance and have fun without differentiation.
Maestro Balodia Rodriguez, salsa professional dancer and DJ Henry Knowles are gathered at the world's Salsa festival in Fukuoka. We provide Dance shows, live, DJ, workshops, seminars, art exhibitions, cocktails to Caribbean food. The end of the festival is the Maykel Blanco of Isla de salsa, which will be held on 2 September.
This is a weekend where all the salsa-loving artists in Japan and abroad get together in Fukuoka. Let’s enjoy!


Guest Dancers

Jayson Molina

Puerto Rico

Idalinés Medina Bernard

Puerto Rico

Balodia Rodriguez Boza


Yunia Mariol Casamayor


Pablo Sosa


Mario Acosta


Mika Takenaga


Roman & Selene




Mas Alla


La Ceiba Afrocubanismo


Moulin Rouge


La Rueda


Emotion Dance Team


Los Gatitos Lindos


Musicians & DJ

DJ Henry Knowles

NY / Puerto Rico

Machao Arriba!


DJ Marcelo Stella




DJ King Tanaka


Photograph exhibition

"El Viento deCuba"

by Kimiko Yatsuda

Flowing Caribbean winds
Light, color, sound, and people's smiles

It is a group of works by photographer, Ms.Kimiko Yatsuda's unique sensibility, and the full charm of Cuba.
This time also exhibited works of Hakata Gion Yamakasa with that is as a certified photographer of Hakata Kushida Shrine.
It approaches the charm of Hakata which looks like with the Latin culture.
It exhibited her 80 works, mainly about Cuba.

 August 23 to September 4, 2018
 Galeria EL TALLER


Kimiko Yatsuda

Born in Hakata-ku, Fukuoka

Member of the JPS Japan Photographers Association
Fukuoka City Art Federation member
Certified Photographer of Hakata Kushida Shrine

March 2016 Buena Vista Social Club
"Adios Tour" (Tokyo) Official photography

Photo books:
October 2016 "El Viento de Cuba Cuban Breeze"
June 2017 "The wind of the summer in Hakata Gion Yamakasa"

Venue & Access

NPO Tiempo Iberoamericano:
3F Daimyo11511 Bldg., 1-15-11 Daimyo, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka 810-0041
+81 92-762-4100

How to access

[Nishitetsu Tren (Tenjin Ōmuta Line)]
7 minutes' walk from "Fukuoka" station.

[Japan Rilway]
JR "Hakata" station Nishitetsu Bus to "Kego 1 cho-me" or "Imaizumi 1 cho-me".
JR "Hakata" station Subway to "Tenjin" station. →10 minutes' walk from "Tenjin" station.

[Nishitetsu Bus]
The nearest bus stop are "Kego 1 cho-me" or "Imaizumi 1 cho-me".

10 minutes' walk from "Tenjin" station.
7 minutes' walk from "Tenjin Minami" station of Nanakuma Line.

[Highway Bus]
7 minutes' walk from "Tenjin Bus Center".

[Fukuoka Airport]
Fukuoka Airport Subway to "Tenjin" station. 10 minutes' walk from "Tenjin" station.

Useful Information

Please check these links about Fukuoka to get tourist information, local transportation, accommodation ( try to book in Tenjin area since all the activities will be held within that area at a walking distance between each place).

Fukuoka City Guide

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Fukuoka City Guide

Try to book at Chuo-ward, Tenjin.
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Hostels in Fukuoka.
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Nishitetsu Website

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Time Schedule

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Fukuoka's famous foods.


About Us

• Date Friday, August 31 & Saturday, September 1, 2018.
• Venue NPO Tiempo Iberoamericano
3F Daimyo11511 Bldg., 1-15-11 Daimyo, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka 810-0041
• Organizers NPO TIEMPO Iberoamericano

Sharing the difference, since 1997...

NPO Tiempo Iberoamericano is an organization that seeks to deepen understanding of the wide-ranging culture of ideas through various activities, from language learning to dancing, exhibitions, or food-related activities. Tiempo Iberoamericano looks to stimulate joyful and lively human communication, through which people will respect the ideas and cultures of others, strengthening their mutual understanding. We hope this mutual understanding will then become a channel for genuine international exchange at the individual, corporate and national level.


(NPO Tiempo Iberoamericano)

3F Daimyo11511 Bldg., 1-15-11 Daimyo,
Chuo-ku, Fukuoka 810-0041

+81 92-762-4100
+81 92-762-4104

* The organizer will take the photos and video during the festival. Please note that the photos and films taken at festival venue including the audience may be published for promotional purposes.

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