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Hakata Dontaku 2017 Guide

Each year in May, the Hakata Dontaku Port Festival fills Fukuoka with excitement and attracts more than two million people, making it the highest attended festival in Japan during ...

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Startup Cafe Moves into FUKUOKA growth next

A facility to support business startups called “FUKUOKA growth next” opened inside the former Daimyo Elementary School in the center of Tenjin, Fukuoka. The Startup Cafe, which fir...

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Clam Digging Guide 2017

At the beginning of Spring, you may notice clusters of people digging at the mouth of the Muromigawa River. They’re not panning for gold, but for something much tastier - clams! In...

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AREA GUIDE

Kego-hondori

Once a bustling main street, Kego-hondori is now a backstreet running parallel to Keyaki-dori from the Kego four-way intersection, curving and connecting with Sakurazaka.

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AREA GUIDE

Nakasu

Nakasu is Kyushu’s number one entertainment district. It has also long-served as a launch pad for new cultural movements, from the theatre popular in the Meiji period to the litera...

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FOOD & DRINK

Gastropub Ales

Finding a mug of icy cold beer has never been a problem in Japan. The big domestic brands are everywhere, imported bottled beers are now common in cafés and, recently, domestic cra...

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FOOD & DRINK

O-mame Cafe

Located in the Lassic Project of Kiyokawa, a former ryokan that was divided into cafes, restaurants and offices, O-mame is a great place for a quiet lunch, coffee, or evening meal.

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FOOD & DRINK

Congrats Hakata

With its first floor wrapped in a see-through vinyl curtain, Congrats Hakata feels like a yatai. When we went, we saw all kinds seated around the triangular island counter: chattin...

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