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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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AREA GUIDE

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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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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

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Menya Ono

In Fukuoka tonkotsu ramen (Chinese noodles in a pork broth) reigns supreme.

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The Hakata Harp

The Hakata Harp is a surprisingly authentic Irish pub, particularly given that it’s situated right in the middle of Fukuoka (directly across from Hotel New Otani). During construct...

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Bar Sadi Dakar

Bar Sadi Dakar is a stylish new establishment in Imaizumi run by Sadi from Senegal and Kyoko from Japan. The interior design concept is billed as “cool Africa” and it certainly doe...

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