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Fukuoka Autumn Fruit-Picking Guide 2016

It’s harvest time in Japan, and northern Kyushu boasts many areas with beautiful, bountiful fruit orchards. In this guide, we introduce...

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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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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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Shofuen

Shofuen opened in a quiet residential area of Hirao in July 2007 to become one of Fukuoka’s three urban gardens. Shofuen has tea rooms and a Japanese garden, and it is built on the...

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FOOD & DRINK

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New Smile

If you spent your childhood in Japan during the 70's ~ 90's, the classic food replicas in New Smile’s front window will bring back memories...

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Sabaina

Even though food from around the globe is now widely available in Japan, purveyors of Cambodian cuisine remain a rarity. In 2011, owner-chef Takashi Funahashi opened one of these r...

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Gokoku

Yasushi Umebayashi has manned the kitchen at Gokoku since it opened in 1999. The owner-chef makes everything himself, from the trademark omurice to the desserts. The omurice is so ...

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