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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

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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AREA GUIDE

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

Sjöra

Pronounced "sher-ra", it's Swedish for sea goddess, a name used by the former management at its previous Daimyo location. The new and stylish Sjora is located on the 5th and 6th fl...

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FOOD & DRINK

Bio Kitchen Minoriwo

Located in the quiet residential section of Takamiya, Bio Kitchen Minoriwo, which opened in March, occupies a refurbished 60-year old house. Minoriwo is operated by a company that ...

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FOOD & DRINK

Yanagibashi Shokudo

Often warmly referred to as "Fukuoka's Kitchen", the Yanagibashi Fresh Food Market is one of the Fukuoka's most colorful and fascinating places for foreigners to visit.

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