Kurume Kasuri Expo 2107 – Photo Report

On March 18th and 19th the twentieth anniversary of the Kurume Kasuri Expo was held and attracted more people than ever – including us! Twenty-eight manufacturers displayed their textiles, accessories and clothing. From traditional to modern, machine and handmade, and even some Western-style fusion pieces too. Many came to see the creative designs but even […]

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Udon Paradise in Fukuoka – Photo Report

We just got back from slurping up some very yummy udon. Check out these snapshots! So if you love udon, then here’s your paradise! • 3/22 (Wed.) ~ 3/26 (Sun.) • 10:30~21:30 (L.O.: 21:00) (3/26: ~20:00, L.O. 19:30) • Free entry (1 ticket for udon: ¥750) • Fureai Hiroba, Fukuoka City Hall • 1-8-1 Tenjin, […]

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New videos introducing Kyushu’s Outlying Islands

From Fukuoka, the faraway is closer than you think. Within a direct plane or ferry ride lie some of Japan’s best-kept secrets: outlying islands that look and feel a world apart. Whether it’s spectacular landscapes, mouthwatering local produce or unique culture you’re after, you’ll find it all across the water – plus a warm welcome to boot. Courtesy of the Re-TO Project, which aims to help the rest of the world rediscover these hidden treasures, come with us on a video tour of five islands within easy reach of Fukuoka: from otherworldly Iki to the tropical Goto Islands, mysterious Tsushima to magical Yakushima. You’ll wish you were there.

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Wolfgang’s Steakhouse Fukuoka – 1st Anniversary Special!

Just the mention of “Wolfgang’s Steakhouse” and excitement is felt and mouths water. But this week the excitement becomes amplified as Wolfgang’s Steakhouse Fukuoka celebrates their first year anniversary. If you have yet to experience a serving of their aged prime grade beef (America’s finest) flashed-baked in a 900℃ oven and brought to you on a sizzling plate with an irresistible aroma, well, you really don’t know what you are missing! And their authentic New York style steakhouse experience is not limited to just steak either, there’s succulent lobster, key lime pie and New York cheesecake too! To celebrate their first year anniversary they’re offering a few deals.

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Boathouse Ohori Park 2nd Anniversary & New Swan Boats!

Cafe & restaurant ‘Boathouse Ohori Park’ located inside Ohori Park in the heart of Fukuoka City is celebrating their 2nd anniversary. Beginning today, March 10, three brand new large swan boats have been added to their fleet of rental paddleboats. The new boats comfortably seat four adults and are ideal for families to enjoy together.

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See all of Fukuoka by Train and Bus with the Marutto Pass!

In January this year, Nishitetsu launched its new Marutto Pass, a one-day travel pass for foreign visitors. For ¥2,000 (children ¥1,000) the ticket allows you unlimited travel on Nishitetsu Trains and Nishitetsu Buses within the limits of Fukuoka City. What’s more, each ticket comes with the Fun Pass Fukuoka Coupon Book which offers some impressive discounts at restaurants and businesses across Fukuoka Prefecture.

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Jobs, Internships and Contributors at Fukuoka Now

Fukuoka Now is always on the lookout for talented and motivated people to join our team. Can you help us create more and better contents to share with people interested in Fukuoka and Kyushu? We’d love to hear from you!

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Fukuoka Sakura and Ohanami Guide 2017

The blossoming of sakura (cherry blossoms) is an occasion for celebration all over Japan. Between late March and early April, families, friends and colleagues come together for hanami or “blossom-viewing” parties…

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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! Dome, showcased the latest products from Nintendo, Sony, Bandai and more.

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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 sento (public baths) in Japan! So, when we decided to publish a guide to sento in Fukuoka, she was the obvious go-to expert.

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