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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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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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If you’ve ever read an article about Fukuoka in a guidebook or magazine, you will be familiar with Fukuoka Tower, the Hilton Fukuoka Sea Hawk Hotel and the Yahoo! Dome. But have yo...

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FOOD & DRINK

Au Bord d’Eau Fukuoka

This May, a Bordeaux Wine Bureau (CIVB)-certified wine bar opened in Fukuoka along the banks of the Nakagawa River. At Au Bord d’Eau Fukuoka, you can enjoy a menu of more than 140 ...

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New Smile

If you spent your childhood in Japan during the 70's ~ 90's, the classic food replicas in New Smile’s front window will bring back memories...

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Tokado Coffee

Tokado Coffee, owned by world champion coffee roaster Naoki Goto, has nine varieties of carefully selected beans on hand at any given time. You can choose your brew based on its pr...

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