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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

Nokonoshima Island

Nokonoshima Island may be just 10 minutes by ferry from Meinohama, but the tranquil atmosphere feels like another world. Only 12km in circumference, the island is easy to walk arou...

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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

Shoraku Honten

Shoraku has been a motsunabe (tripe hot pot) specialist for 32 years. The honten (main shop) is situated conveniently in between JR Hakata and Nishitetsu Fukuoka stations. The soup...

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FOOD & DRINK

Bistrot Robert et Louise

Opened in November 2012, Bistrot Robert et Louise serves up lean beef, pork, duck and lamb roasted to perfection in a wood-fired kiln. Owner-chef Kyosuke Harada is a meat-lover, an...

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FOOD & DRINK

Hanayama

Among the city's 150 year-old yatai, Hanayama is truly unique. Unlike the bustling rows of food stalls in other parts of town, Hanayama sits alone on the approach to Hakozaki Shrin...

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