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World Hobby Festival 2017 Report

The World Hobby Festival, WHF for short, brought the excitement of the hobby and game worlds to Fukuoka last Sunday (Feb. 12). The event, held in the monstrously large Yahuoku! Dom...

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Interview with a Sento Expert: Masami Usagawa

By day, Masami Usagawa is a Korean-Japanese translator and interpreter living in Fukuoka. She also has a fascinating second life: one in which she has visited over one thousand sen...

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Fukuoka Area Hina Matsuri Guide 2017

Every year, families across Japan celebrate Hina Matsuri, otherwise known as Girls’ Day or Doll’s Day. This traditional festival, which takes place on Mar. 3, is an occasion to pra...

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AREA GUIDE

Bayside Hakata

27 years ago the warehouses of this port area were torn down, and from the dust arose Bayside Place. Bayside is a complex of shops, restaurants and attractions next to Hakata Port,...

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AREA GUIDE

Karatsu Getaway!

To visitors from Fukuoka and further afield, Karatsu is best known for the spectacular Karatsu Kunchi festival in early November, the historic Karatsu castle, or the famous seafood...

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FOOD & DRINK

Golden Crab

Louisiana-style seafood restaurants have been taking the world by storm, and now there is one in Yakuin. But be prepared to dig in with your hands because there are no plates and n...

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FOOD & DRINK

Saison d’Or

Last year, local gourmands were abuzz when they heard that Saison d’Or was moving to Fukuoka. For 14 years, people considered the French restaurant, located in Yobuko (Karatsu City...

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FOOD & DRINK

Kamakiri Udon

The recently Kamakiri Udon is the sister shop of Niwakaya Chosuke, an izakaya in Yakuin whose handmade udon were so popular as a meal finisher that it decided to open a dedicated u...

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