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Nengajo – How to Make a Japanese Christmas/New Year’s Card

As Christmas and the New Year approach, the mind often wanders to the distant shores of the land we call home, to family and to friends. Keeping in touch has been made easy ever si...

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Christmas Religious Services in Fukuoka 2016

While the commercial side of Christmas is well and truly appreciated in Japan, with banners adorning every shop window and promotions left, right and center, the spiritual side can...

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Hakozakigu Shrine Flea Market 2016

This Sunday, the streets surrounding Hakata’s Hakozakigu Shrine saw the arrival of one of Kyushu’s most comprehensive flea markets. These usually quiet alleyways...

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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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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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Teppanyaki Mitaki

Teppanyaki Mitaki takes its name from an old inn in Hiroshima, one which used to host shogi and go tournaments back in the day. This restaurant, located in a renovated house in ups...

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Maison De Yoshida

Across from the bustling food stalls along the Nakagawa River sits a French restaurant that every Fukuoka foodie knows and where many of Fukuoka’s elite have dined: Maison de Yoshi...

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Yakitori-Hachibei

Yakitori - skewers of chicken and veggies grilled to perfection over smokey charcoal, washed down with cold beer after a hard day's work is a delectable Japanese standard.

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