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Fukuoka Beach Guide 2017

Summertime, and the livin’ is easy in Fukuoka! It’s the perfect time to clear your schedule and hit the beach for some sun, sand and splashing in the waves. Fukuoka has great beach...

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Drink, Be Merry, and Stay the Night at Stand By Me

Located in the Otemon area of Chuo-ku, Fukuoka, “Stand By Me” is a new traveller’s hostel with a unique concept which...

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New Era of Immigration in Kyushu

The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare revealed last year that the number of international workers in Japan (including international students who are employed) was expected to e...

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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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Keyaki-dori

Route 202 runs from Fukuoka all the way to Nagasaki. The part connecting Hakata and Tenjin is called Kokutai-doro and is one of Fukuoka’s busiest thoroughfares. Continue on towards...

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FOOD & DRINK

Water site OTTO

This café is located along the river that connects Tenjin, the city’s downtown area, and Nakasu, the entertainment district. OTTO is a great place to while away a few hours, whethe...

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FOOD & DRINK

Nishijin Hatsuki

Nishijin Hatsuki began as a butcher shop in 1934, so they know their meat! Here, you can enjoy shabu shabu and sukiyaki made from Kyushu-bred kuroge wagyu beef and Kurobuta pork. T...

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Ishidobashi Shiratsugu

An oasis amid the bustle of the city, Ishidobashi Shiratsugu is a cozy Japanese restaurant nestled amongst the temples in a district not far from Hakata Station. The youthful owner...

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