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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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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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Kego-hondori

Once a bustling main street, Kego-hondori is now a backstreet running parallel to Keyaki-dori from the Kego four-way intersection, curving and connecting with Sakurazaka.

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Xaymaca

"How do you want your customers to feel?" we asked Xaymaca's irrepressible barman Allen. "Like they're on vacation!". With tropical decor, an excellent reggae soundtrack and welcom...

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Cafe Fadie’s – Fukuoka Bank Shop

Located in the courtyard of the Fukuoka Bank building (one of Fukuoka’s most iconic pieces of architecture), Cafe Fadie’s is a special one. Customers pour their own cup from a choi...

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Kamakiri Udon

The recently Kamakiri Udon is the sister shop of Niwakaya Chosuke, an izakaya in Yakuin whose handmade udon were so popular as a meal finisher that it decided to open a dedicated u...

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