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Vegebal Kyushu Opened in Hakata

On Jul. 1, a new cafe-bar specializing in dishes made using Kyushu-grown veggies opened inside the JR Hakata Station building. Vegebal Kyushu’s vegetables are selected by Mercato, ...

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A Cat-tastic Day at Cat Fair 2016

As the self-proclaimed cat lady of the office, I declared this very special outing and report mine before anyone knew what I was talking about. Not a “cat-person”? Had a bad experi...

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For One Night Only: Royal Ballet Dancers to Perform in Kitakyushu

Yuhui Choe and Nehemiah Kish are fresh from The Royal Ballet’s Japan tour, a four week stint dancing in some of Japan’s biggest cities. As they walk into the lobby of the hotel whe...

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Imaizumi

It goes without saying that you can pick up a wide variety of designer goods in Tenjin, Kyushu’s leading shopping district. However, if you’re after something a little more unique,...

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Josui-dori

One Fukuoka's most stylish streets, Josui-dori has a more laid-back, sophisticated feel than busier areas such as Daimyo or Tenjin. The trees lining the road are also a welcome tou...

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Sushi Kappo Tatsuki

Mikiko Kojima greets customers with a smile as they cross the threshold of Sushi Kappo Tatsuki in Meinohama. The restaurant is built on the same site her family home once stood, ne...

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Tsukune Seisakusho

Located in Fujisaki, Tsukune Seisakusho specializes in tsukune (chicken meatballs) made from fresh local ingredients. It offers 10 different types of tsukune daily along with a...

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Hakatarou

Fukuoka is famous for its abundance of affordable and tasty eateries, but many of these places fall into the traditional izakaya category: colorful, compact and literally hives of ...

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