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Funanorikomi – June Kabuki Canal Procession

Under a sunny sky today, the kabuki actors along with invited VIP paraded down the Naka River while fans cheered on from the riverbanks. The procession began at Seiryu Park and end...

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Fukuoka Now Beer Garden Guide 2017

There's no better way to combat the summer heat than knocking back a few icy cold beers with friends at one of Fukuoka’s beer gardens. We’ve made your summer easy, compiling a list...

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NOW BLOG

Fukuoka Firefly Watching Guide 2017

It’s the start of firefly viewing season in Kyushu, so we’ve rounded up some of the best local hotaru festivals! Fireflies (hotaru in Japanese) are a symbol of the start of summer ...

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AREA GUIDE

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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AREA GUIDE

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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FOOD & DRINK

Sui de Vin

Counter or table? Glass or bottle? Enjoy wine any way you like at Sui de Vin, which is just a short walk away from Hakata Station. More than 150 select wines, mostly priced in the ...

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FOOD & DRINK

La Casa di Nao

After more than two decades away, honing his skills overseas and in Japan, Naoyuki recently returned to Fukuoka to open, appropriately enough, "La Casa di Nao," (Nao's house) on Jo...

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FOOD & DRINK

AKB48 CAFE&SHOP HAKATA

A taste of Tokyo pop culture right here in Fukuoka! Following in the footsteps of Tokyo’s Akihabara and Harajuku, the third of only four AKB48 cafes in Japan recently opened in Dai...

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