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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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Nakasu

Nakasu is Kyushu’s number one entertainment district. It has also long-served as a launch pad for new cultural movements, from the theatre popular in the Meiji period to the litera...

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Oita Weekend Getaway!

Fukuoka is our favorite urban playground but on weekends we love to get out of town, and Oita Prefecture is one of our top weekend getaway destinations. While day trips from Fukuok...

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Kaisendon Hinode

Fukuoka may be known for its delicious seafood, but it’s still rare to find a restaurant serving the freshest fish at bargain prices...

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Yakitori-Hachibei

Yakitori - skewers of chicken and veggies grilled to perfection over smokey charcoal, washed down with cold beer after a hard day's work is a delectable Japanese standard.

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Tsukune Seisakusho

Located in Fujisaki, Tsukune Seisakusho specializes in tsukune (chicken meatballs) made from fresh local ingredients. It offers 10 different types of tsukune daily along with a...

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