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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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Karatsu Getaway!

To visitors from Fukuoka and further afield, Karatsu is best known for the spectacular Karatsu Kunchi festival in early November, the historic Karatsu castle, or the famous seafood...

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Bayside Hakata

27 years ago the warehouses of this port area were torn down, and from the dust arose Bayside Place. Bayside is a complex of shops, restaurants and attractions next to Hakata Port,...

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FOOD & DRINK

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Papparayray

Located one block over from Keyaki-dori, the exterior of this café and bakery resembles that of a traditional Japanese house. The interior has been beautifully renovated with airy ...

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Murata

Noodles are a big part of the Japanese diet, but there are marked differences in taste and style around the country. Soba (buckwheat noodles) is more popular in Kanto, whereas Kyus...

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Pikaichi

Nagasaki-style champon noodles with vegetables, seafood, and pork is the speciality here! For 33 years now, Cho-san and his hard working crew have been serving the perfect sara udo...

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