Startup Cafe

Startup Cafe
Fukuoka City

Startup Cafe Fukuoka City will temporarily move to Fukuoka City Hall from March 1st until May 29th due to renovation work at the Fukuoka Growth Next premises. Please note that our services and opening hours may change during this period. Thank you for your understanding.

Startup Cafe FUKUOKA City is an open space for entrepreneus and people planning on starting their businesses in Japan.

Located on the first floor of the startup support facility Fukuoka Growth Next, Startup Cafe FUKUOKA CITY is a convenient one-stop location that combines startup preparation support, human resources matching service and employment-related legal and tax consultation services. There are no requirements for using our services, and we welcome people of all ages, genders and backgrounds. If you have ever thought of starting a company in Japan, if you already have a plan, if you are looking for partners or ways to raise capital for your business, feel free to visit us! Our coworking space and consultation services are provided free of charge.

Coworking space

Startup Cafe’s relaxing coworking space is open every day of the week *, free of charge. Feel free to drop by after work or on your days off. Come visit us and use our coworking space at the time best suitable for your lifestyle, no registration needed.

Open every day *
10:00 – 22:00
Free WiFi
Power outlets available
Multi-function printer
(Paid service)
Over 1000 books on business and entrepreneurship

* Startup cafe is closed during the New Year holidays.

Why Fukuoka City?

Start your business in a coastal city constantly ranked among the most livable cities in the world.

Being one of Japan’s National Strategic Zones, Fukuoka City is the easiest place in Japan to start a business, with highest entrepreneur rate among all designated cities, including Tokyo’s 23 special wards. Fukuoka is regarded as both livable and easy city to start a business in, thanks to short commute to the city centre, close proximity of both airport and seaport, and cheap office space. Being a lively, but not crowded city with all the services within one’s reach, it’s no wonder Fukuoka keeps making the list of “Most Livable City In the World”!

For more information about Fukuoka City in general, visit The Official Fukuoka Facts

Tenjin area in Fukuoka City

National Strategic Zone?

National Strategic zone is a special zone designated by the Government of Japan, where some of the governmental regulations are loosened and the results evaluated. After being designated a Strategic Special Zone in 2014, Fukuoka has been carrying out numerous deregulations in order to promote entrepreneurship and to provide incentives for hiring new employees.

Fukuoka’s official Special Zone Project website

Startup Visa Reception and Business Consultation Services

Startup Cafe Fukuoka City is the official reception for the Startup Visa, and also helps foreign entrepreneurs start their businesses in Fukuoka City. Our Global Startup Center’s experienced staff will help you with the common hurdles encountered by foreigners who set up their businesses in Japan.

Our Partners

We believe that in a regional city such as Fukuoka, it is important to have strong partners who people can consult directly, in order to create an ecosystem that will keep producing successful businesses and startups. Here at Startup Cafe FUKUOKA City, we operate together with multiple partner companies to make it possible for these supporters and entrepreneurs to meet each other.


Fukuoka Growth Next 1F
Daimyo 2-6-11, Chuo Ward, Fukuoka City

Fukuoka City Hall 1F
Tenjin 1-8-1, Chuo Ward, Fukuoka City

Opening Hours

Coworking space Mon-Sun 10:00-22:00
Business Consultation Mon-Sun 10:00-21:00
Global consultations Mon-Fri 13:00-19:00
Sat-Sun 13:00-18:00
Coworking space Unavailable
Business Consultation Mon-Sun 10:00-19:30
Global consultations Mon-Fri 13:00-19:00
Sat-Sun 13:00-18:00
Closed during New Year Holidays


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