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Kiwami Fish Burgers – New, Healthy Itoshima Fast Food

Could this be another hit trend from Itoshima? Well actually, Yui Shibata began selling these fabulous fish burgers seven years ago. Now there are two kinds of burgers to choose fr...

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& And Hostel Opens in Kawabata Arcade, Fukuoka

A very unique hostel, “& And Hostel”, opens tomorrow, Aug. 19, along the covered Kawabata Shopping Arcade in central Fukuoka. Last night, we were given an advance look...

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Hojoya Ohajiki Revealed – 2016

Ohajiki are popular souvenirs of the Hojoya festival which takes place at Hakozakigu Shrine between Sep. 12 and Sep. 18. These game counters, which are handmade by Hakata doll cra...

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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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Taihaku-dori

Taihaku-dori, which roughly translates to “Hakata’s Main Street”, stretches 1.8 km from Hakata Station to Fukuoka Sun Palace and is a great starting point for any Hakata adventure.

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FOOD & DRINK

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Yoshizuka Unagiya

In Japan, there is an age-old custom of eating eel when the heat hits. In Fukuoka, the locals know that if you want good eel, you have to go to Yoshizuka. Founded in 1873, Yoshizuk...

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Chinza Takibiya

Don’t be alarmed by the flames—it’s just warayaki, a method of searing food in burning straw that originated in Kochi Prefecture. At Takibiya, fresh bonito are scaled then lightly ...

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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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