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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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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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Bayside Hakata

27 years ago the warehouses of this port area were torn down, and from the dust arose Bayside Place. Bayside is a complex of shops, restaurants and attractions next to Hakata Port,...

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FOOD & DRINK

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Canezees Doughnut Hakata

Less than 10 minutes on foot south of Hakata Station is Fukuoka’s first indie doughnut shop. With an eclectic selection of regular and seasonal flavours ranging from Congan vanilla...

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Murata

Noodles are a big part of the Japanese diet, but there are marked differences in taste and style around the country. Soba (buckwheat noodles) is more popular in Kanto, whereas Kyus...

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Hakatarou

Fukuoka is famous for its abundance of affordable and tasty eateries, but many of these places fall into the traditional izakaya category: colorful, compact and literally hives of ...

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