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Nengajo – How to Make a Japanese Christmas/New Year’s Card

As Christmas and the New Year approach, the mind often wanders to the distant shores of the land we call home, to family and to friends. Keeping in touch has been made easy ever si...

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Christmas Religious Services in Fukuoka 2016

While the commercial side of Christmas is well and truly appreciated in Japan, with banners adorning every shop window and promotions left, right and center, the spiritual side can...

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Hakozakigu Shrine Flea Market 2016

This Sunday, the streets surrounding Hakata’s Hakozakigu Shrine saw the arrival of one of Kyushu’s most comprehensive flea markets. These usually quiet alleyways...

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AREA GUIDE

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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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Yakuin

Jonansen (“South-of-the-castle line”) is one of Fukuoka’s more interestingly named streets, and is so-called because it was previously a streetcar route. Nowadays, Yakuin, the area...

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FOOD & DRINK

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Bus Stop Cafe

Whether you like to read, chat with friends, or work on your laptop while you enjoy a cup of coffee, Bus Stop Cafe offers an inviting atmosphere. Connected to the No. 6 East exit o...

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Chuchuya Pura vida!

When it comes to food, Kyushu is a big place, and although Miyazaki and Fukuoka may be next to each other, the taste of each prefecture’s cooking is completely different! Luckily, ...

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Shita-gokoro

Shitagokoro, the sister shop of "Fridge", a popular Italian restaurant-bar in Haruyoshi, is a highly recommended example of a new breed of izakaya that blends great food with moder...

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