NOW BLOG

Fukuoka Sakura and Ohanami Guide 2017

The blossoming of sakura (cherry blossoms) is an occasion for celebration all over Japan. Between late March and early April, families, friends and colleagues come together for han...

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World Hobby Festival 2017 Report

The World Hobby Festival, WHF for short, brought the excitement of the hobby and game worlds to Fukuoka last Sunday (Feb. 12). The event, held in the monstrously large Yahuoku! Dom...

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NOW BLOG

Interview with a Sento Expert: Masami Usagawa

By day, Masami Usagawa is a Korean-Japanese translator and interpreter living in Fukuoka. She also has a fascinating second life: one in which she has visited over one thousand sen...

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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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AREA GUIDE

Imazu Stone Fortification and Bishamon-yama

Imazu, in Nishi-ku, lies on the east coast of the Itoshima Peninsula. Blessed with oceans, mountains and unspoiled landscapes, it is also an important historical area. From ancient...

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FOOD & DRINK

Au Bord d’Eau Fukuoka

This May, a Bordeaux Wine Bureau (CIVB)-certified wine bar opened in Fukuoka along the banks of the Nakagawa River. At Au Bord d’Eau Fukuoka, you can enjoy a menu of more than 140 ...

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FOOD & DRINK

Shochu Bar Sunkujira

Kazuki Yanagisono, Shochu Bar Sunkujira’s owner and founder, specialises in one thing: shochu, the famed Kyushuan spirit. The bar’s collection of shochu is astonishing, with a cura...

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FOOD & DRINK

Umeyama Teppei Shokudo

Umeyama Teppei Shokudo opened near Tenjin with the aim of providing delicious, locally sourced meals. The menu changes daily since 20 different kinds of fresh fish are procured eve...

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