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Kiwami Fish Burgers – New, Healthy Itoshima Fast Food

Could this be another hit trend from Itoshima? Well actually, Yui Shibata began selling these fabulous fish burgers seven years ago. Now there are two kinds of burgers to choose fr...

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& And Hostel Opens in Kawabata Arcade, Fukuoka

A very unique hostel, “& And Hostel”, opens tomorrow, Aug. 19, along the covered Kawabata Shopping Arcade in central Fukuoka. Last night, we were given an advance look...

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Hojoya Ohajiki Revealed – 2016

Ohajiki are popular souvenirs of the Hojoya festival which takes place at Hakozakigu Shrine between Sep. 12 and Sep. 18. These game counters, which are handmade by Hakata doll cra...

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Imazu Stone Fortification and Bishamon-yama

Imazu, in Nishi-ku, lies on the east coast of the Itoshima Peninsula. Blessed with oceans, mountains and unspoiled landscapes, it is also an important historical area. From ancient...

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Nokonoshima Island

Nokonoshima Island may be just 10 minutes by ferry from Meinohama, but the tranquil atmosphere feels like another world. Only 12km in circumference, the island is easy to walk arou...

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FOOD & DRINK

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Satsuma

Thanks to the shochu boom that began earlier this decade, finding a decent choice of this traditional Japanese spirit at restaurants and bars is almost never a problem.

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Sushi-zanmai Tenjin

As all connoisseurs know, the best kind of sushi is the type that doesn’t come round on a conveyor belt. Having it made in front of you by a master sushi chef doesn’t come cheap th...

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The Hakata Harp

The Hakata Harp is a surprisingly authentic Irish pub, particularly given that it’s situated right in the middle of Fukuoka (directly across from Hotel New Otani). During construct...

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