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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

Shofuen

Shofuen opened in a quiet residential area of Hirao in July 2007 to become one of Fukuoka’s three urban gardens. Shofuen has tea rooms and a Japanese garden, and it is built on the...

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AREA GUIDE

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

Ramen Kamen 55 (Paha Paha)

Ask somebody to name a famous food from Fukuoka, and they’ll most likely reply “ramen”. These noodles in soup are certainly hugely popular here, but this month we showcase a restau...

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FOOD & DRINK

Pizzeria De Gaetano

Pizza, originally from Naples, is now hugely popular around the world. You can find numerous pizzerias in Fukuoka, with many even using traditional wood-burning stoves. Neapolitans...

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FOOD & DRINK

Whisky Bar Leichhardt

Walking into Whisky Bar Leichhardt is a similar experience to stepping onto the set of a Bond film...

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