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Fukuoka Beach Guide 2017

Summertime, and the livin’ is easy in Fukuoka! It’s the perfect time to clear your schedule and hit the beach for some sun, sand and splashing in the waves. Fukuoka has great beach...

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Drink, Be Merry, and Stay the Night at Stand By Me

Located in the Otemon area of Chuo-ku, Fukuoka, “Stand By Me” is a new traveller’s hostel with a unique concept which...

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New Era of Immigration in Kyushu

The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare revealed last year that the number of international workers in Japan (including international students who are employed) was expected to e...

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AREA GUIDE

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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AREA GUIDE

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

Raan Gan Een

Owner-chef Gan and his wife Yuka run this restaurant together with their 62-years-old veteran chef...

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FOOD & DRINK

Rakuten-an

It's said the origin of tempura, one of Japan's most widely recognized cuisines, dates back to the mid-sixteenth century when early Portuguese and Spanish missionaries and traders ...

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FOOD & DRINK

Ariyoshi Shoten: The Origin of Hakata Tantanmen

Located on a backstreet off Watanabe-dori, Ariyoshi Shoten is popular for Hakata Tantanmen - an original twist on the spicy noodle dish from China. Instead of a clear chicken-based...

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