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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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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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Fukuoka Area Hina Matsuri Guide 2017

Every year, families across Japan celebrate Hina Matsuri, otherwise known as Girls’ Day or Doll’s Day. This traditional festival, which takes place on Mar. 3, is an occasion to pra...

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AREA GUIDE

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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Josui-dori

One Fukuoka's most stylish streets, Josui-dori has a more laid-back, sophisticated feel than busier areas such as Daimyo or Tenjin. The trees lining the road are also a welcome tou...

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FOOD & DRINK

Shizuku

“Don't drink water, drink tequila!” is the sign that welcomes visitors to Shizuku. This new restaurant and bar offers over 100 varieties of select tequila, and gourmet charcoal-gri...

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FOOD & DRINK

Minematsu Honke

Of course, we all know Fukuoka is a ramen paradise, but have you ever heard of donmen? Donmen is the brainchild of Mineya, a...

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FOOD & DRINK

Xaymaca

"How do you want your customers to feel?" we asked Xaymaca's irrepressible barman Allen. "Like they're on vacation!". With tropical decor, an excellent reggae soundtrack and welcom...

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