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An Awe-Inspiring Evening: Fukuoka’s First International Ballet Festival is a Big Success

July ended with a real treat for all those who attended one-of-a-kind performances at Fukuoka’s ACROS Symphony Hall and Kitakyushu’s Performing Arts Centre. World-class ballet danc...

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Fukuoka Autumn Fruit-Picking Guide 2016

It’s harvest time in Japan, and northern Kyushu boasts many areas with beautiful, bountiful fruit orchards. In this guide, we introduce...

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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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Taihaku-dori

Taihaku-dori, which roughly translates to “Hakata’s Main Street”, stretches 1.8 km from Hakata Station to Fukuoka Sun Palace and is a great starting point for any Hakata adventure.

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Oita Weekend Getaway!

Fukuoka is our favorite urban playground but on weekends we love to get out of town, and Oita Prefecture is one of our top weekend getaway destinations. While day trips from Fukuok...

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FOOD & DRINK

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5 Cafe Chihaya

The staff at Masaya Bicycle Works are passionate about three things: high-end bicycles, specialty coffee and tasty cafe food. So it’s no surprise to find hip...

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Yanagibashi Shokudo

Often warmly referred to as "Fukuoka's Kitchen", the Yanagibashi Fresh Food Market is one of the Fukuoka's most colorful and fascinating places for foreigners to visit.

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Jab

If you love swing jazz music or old-fashioned Japanese coffee shops, then Jab is for you. Akiba-san opened the cafe sometime around 1969, and not much has changed. The nostalgia-pr...

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