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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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AREA GUIDE

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Minoshima

Minoshima was once a bustling shopping area known as the Kitchen of Hakata. Today, over 50 mostly family-run shops with the nostalgic look of the Showa era remain (1920s to ‘80s). ...

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Shofuen

Shofuen opened in a quiet residential area of Hirao in July 2007 to become one of Fukuoka’s three urban gardens. Shofuen has tea rooms and a Japanese garden, and it is built on the...

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FOOD & DRINK

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Shinsekai Binro no Yoru

With so much attention focused on mainland China's economic and social resurgence, it seems as though Taiwan has been pushed into the shadows. However, when it comes to Taiwanese f...

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Kikosoba Gen

Great soba requires three things: 1) freshly ground buckwheat flour turned into 2) freshly cut noodles that are 3) served right after they’re cooked. Gen’s Nagahama shop uses 100% ...

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Hakata Hanamidori Tenjin

Hakata is well-known for its many local delicacies such as Hakata ramen noodles and motsunabe. Mizutaki (chicken broth hotpot) is another, which has been popular since way back in ...

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