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U-houseing: Made-in-Japan Solid Wood Furniture and Wooden Items

Ikea has a lot to answer for. And we’re not just talking about the hours lost fiddling about with an Allen key. So ubiquitous have the Swedish mega-maker’s pale-blond designs becom...

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Discovering Yame-cha, Shincha and Yame City – A Tea Picking Day Trip

Yame Tea is famous not just in Japan but increasingly throughout the world! In late April, a group of foreign residents from Fukuoka City visited Yuge Seicha, one of Yame City’s mo...

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Cat Island & Glass Wind Chime Painting Experience Day Trip

Imagine an island where cats reign supreme. Ok, so we could be describing any part of Japan, a country notorious for its appreciation of felines of all stripes. But within easy rea...

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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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Imaizumi

It goes without saying that you can pick up a wide variety of designer goods in Tenjin, Kyushu’s leading shopping district. However, if you’re after something a little more unique,...

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Shinsekai Binro no Yoru

With so much attention focused on mainland China's economic and social resurgence, it seems as though Taiwan has been pushed into the shadows. However, when it comes to Taiwanese f...

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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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Tranoi

"Why isn't there a relaxing spot in town where you can enjoy music with your meal?" So thought Kaya Ogawa, the guitar-playing owner of Tranoi, an Italian restaurant located on the ...

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