NOW BLOG

Fukuoka Now Beer Garden Guide 2017

There's no better way to combat the summer heat than knocking back a few icy cold beers with friends at one of Fukuoka’s beer gardens. We’ve made your summer easy, compiling a list...

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Fukuoka Firefly Watching Guide 2017

It’s the start of firefly viewing season in Kyushu, so we’ve rounded up some of the best local hotaru festivals! Fireflies (hotaru in Japanese) are a symbol of the start of summer ...

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Fukubiru Shibafu Beer Garden – 2017 Report

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AREA GUIDE

Karatsu Getaway!

To visitors from Fukuoka and further afield, Karatsu is best known for the spectacular Karatsu Kunchi festival in early November, the historic Karatsu castle, or the famous seafood...

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AREA GUIDE

Yakuin

Jonansen (“South-of-the-castle line”) is one of Fukuoka’s more interestingly named streets, and is so-called because it was previously a streetcar route. Nowadays, Yakuin, the area...

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FOOD & DRINK

Goo – Bar & Side Dish

Recognizing that Fukuoka already had more than enough French and Italian bistros and cafes, Sasaki-san did some market research and chose "Spanish pub" as her concept for Goo.

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FOOD & DRINK

Yoshizuka Unagiya

In Japan, there is an age-old custom of eating eel when the heat hits. In Fukuoka, the locals know that if you want good eel, you have to go to Yoshizuka. Founded in 1873, Yoshizuk...

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FOOD & DRINK

Motsunabe Keisyu

While the prospect of eating cow’s intestines may seem less than tempting at first, Hakata’s specialty dish motsunabe is proof that you shouldn’t knock it ‘til you try it! This ho...

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