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World Hobby Festival 2017 Report

The World Hobby Festival, WHF for short, brought the excitement of the hobby and game worlds to Fukuoka last Sunday (Feb. 12). The event, held in the monstrously large Yahuoku! Dom...

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Interview with a Sento Expert: Masami Usagawa

By day, Masami Usagawa is a Korean-Japanese translator and interpreter living in Fukuoka. She also has a fascinating second life: one in which she has visited over one thousand sen...

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Fukuoka Area Hina Matsuri Guide 2017

Every year, families across Japan celebrate Hina Matsuri, otherwise known as Girls’ Day or Doll’s Day. This traditional festival, which takes place on Mar. 3, is an occasion to pra...

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AREA GUIDE

Haruyoshi

If you’re looking for some unconventional nightlife in Fukuoka, then you could do worse than check out the Haruyoshi area. Start at Haruyoshi Bridge, which connects Tenjin and Naka...

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AREA GUIDE

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

Mr. & Mrs. Green

If you like fresh veggies, then you’ll love Mr. & Mrs. Green, where salads are the main dishes. A green salad with more than 10 fresh, seasonal vegetables grown in Kyushu serves as...

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FOOD & DRINK

El Borracho

Dissatisfied with the few Mexican-style diners in town, Sugiyama-san (Su-san to his amigos) moved to Mexico City for two years to master authentic Mexican cuisine. Now back in Fuku...

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FOOD & DRINK

Mongiwa Hanso-Gion

On July 6, Yoshitaka Miyazaki, who runs the popular okonomiyaki shop Akomenohama in Meinohama, opened a Peking duck restaurant not far from Kushida Shrine. "Many people think you o...

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