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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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Minoshima

Minoshima was once a bustling shopping area known as the Kitchen of Hakata. Today, over 50 mostly family-run shops with the nostalgic look of the Showa era remain (1920s to ‘80s). ...

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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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FOOD & DRINK

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Natto-ya

Right up there with classics such as "can you use chopsticks?" every foreigner in Japan is repeatedly asked if they like natto —the sticky, fermented soy bean with an aroma compara...

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Shirasukujira

Surrounded by plentiful seas, Fukuoka is renowned for its excellent seafood. Local izakaya chain Isogai is among the great places serving top-notch seafood brought in directly from...

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Konotori

Ramen soup comes in many flavors, from pork bone and soy sauce to miso and seafood, but one flavor that has recently come into vogue is...

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