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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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Keyaki-dori

Route 202 runs from Fukuoka all the way to Nagasaki. The part connecting Hakata and Tenjin is called Kokutai-doro and is one of Fukuoka’s busiest thoroughfares. Continue on towards...

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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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Yanagibashi Shokudo

Often warmly referred to as "Fukuoka's Kitchen", the Yanagibashi Fresh Food Market is one of the Fukuoka's most colorful and fascinating places for foreigners to visit.

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Golden Crab

Louisiana-style seafood restaurants have been taking the world by storm, and now there is one in Yakuin. But be prepared to dig in with your hands because there are no plates and n...

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Udon Biyori

Chie Yarimizu wanted to run a restaurant where she could see people go about their daily life, so the residential location near the Baikoen Greenway was perfect for Udon Biyori. Or...

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