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Tanita Shokudo – Healthy, Low Calorie Japanese Meals

Many foreigners think a diet of Japanese food will mean the pounds will just sluice off - after all, there are so many slim Japanese! When they arrive, it’s a shock to realise that...

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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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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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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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FOOD & DRINK

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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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Sushi Naniwa

Located near Sumiyoshi Shrine, Naniwa is run by second-generation owner Tadao Obayashi. His love of local seafood stems from a part-time job at the Nagahama Seafood Market where he...

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The Dark Room

Always a little under the radar, The Dark Room is nonetheless deservedly a fixture on the Oyafuki-dori scene and offers a metropolitan pub feel with high-quality food and a wide an...

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