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Kakigori Guide – The Best Spots for Shaved Ice in Fukuoka!

In the fierce heat of the Fukuoka sun, kakigori is the most delicious way to cool off. This seasonal treat consists of delicately shaved ice, as fluffy as freshly fallen snow, whic...

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Kabuki at Fukuoka’s Hakataza Theater

When asked to think of Japan, the white-faced make-up and elaborate, colorful costumes of Kabuki often spring to mind. But is this ancient and traditional Japanese art form really ...

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Fukuoka Tourist Information Center in Tenjin Re-opens

After being closed for remodelling, the Fukuoka Tourist Information Center, located in the Lion Hiroba in Tenjin, re-opened today. The new facility...

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AREA GUIDE

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Taihaku-dori

Taihaku-dori, which roughly translates to “Hakata’s Main Street”, stretches 1.8 km from Hakata Station to Fukuoka Sun Palace and is a great starting point for any Hakata adventure.

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Kawabata

The Kawabata area is centered around Hakata’s oldest shopping arcade, which has been running since the mid-1950s. This 400m long street connects the Hakata-za Theater and Hakata Ri...

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FOOD & DRINK

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Jab

If you love swing jazz music or old-fashioned Japanese coffee shops, then Jab is for you. Akiba-san opened the cafe sometime around 1969, and not much has changed. The nostalgia-pr...

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Manly

Now celebrating its third anniversary, Manly was named by its owner Itsuro Fujita after his favorite surfing spot near Sydney where he spent a year and a half on a working holiday....

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Gouya

First opened in Terazuka in 1995, Gouya offers up Chinese noodles in an original veggie-filled Japanese soup, the stock of which is carefully crafted from dried bonito flakes, drie...

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