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Vegebal Kyushu Opened in Hakata

On Jul. 1, a new cafe-bar specializing in dishes made using Kyushu-grown veggies opened inside the JR Hakata Station building. Vegebal Kyushu’s vegetables are selected by Mercato, ...

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A Cat-tastic Day at Cat Fair 2016

As the self-proclaimed cat lady of the office, I declared this very special outing and report mine before anyone knew what I was talking about. Not a “cat-person”? Had a bad experi...

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For One Night Only: Royal Ballet Dancers to Perform in Kitakyushu

Yuhui Choe and Nehemiah Kish are fresh from The Royal Ballet’s Japan tour, a four week stint dancing in some of Japan’s biggest cities. As they walk into the lobby of the hotel whe...

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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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Nokonoshima Island

Nokonoshima Island may be just 10 minutes by ferry from Meinohama, but the tranquil atmosphere feels like another world. Only 12km in circumference, the island is easy to walk arou...

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FOOD & DRINK

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Suzukake Honten

Suzukake has been making wagashi (Japanese sweets) in Fukuoka for almost 100 years. The shop uses select ingredients to create traditional sweets with a modern flair...

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Ginza Bacana Joia Hakata

With the World Cup fast approaching, we decided to get into the spirit with some churrasco, or Brazilian barbecue. This March Ginza Bacana, a long-running Brazilian steakhouse in T...

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AKB48 CAFE&SHOP HAKATA

A taste of Tokyo pop culture right here in Fukuoka! Following in the footsteps of Tokyo’s Akihabara and Harajuku, the third of only four AKB48 cafes in Japan recently opened in Dai...

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