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Honjo Kakashi Matsuri – Scarecrow Festival

Today we visited a small village inhabited by scarecrows! As this is the year of the monkey, many monkeys represented too. The festival runs until Oct. 22. The red flower is 彼岸花 “h...

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Chun Shui Tang Taiwanese Cafe Opens in Fukuoka

Today we visited a small village inhabited by scarecrows! As this is the year of the monkey, many monkeys represented too. The festival runs until Oct. 22. The red flower is 彼岸花 “h...

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Kimono Rental Experience in Fukuoka

eautiful, intricate and feminine: kimono is an iconic symbol of Japanese culture. But if you want to buy one of these wearable pieces of art, it could easily set you back thousands...

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Josui-dori

One Fukuoka's most stylish streets, Josui-dori has a more laid-back, sophisticated feel than busier areas such as Daimyo or Tenjin. The trees lining the road are also a welcome tou...

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Imazu Stone Fortification and Bishamon-yama

Imazu, in Nishi-ku, lies on the east coast of the Itoshima Peninsula. Blessed with oceans, mountains and unspoiled landscapes, it is also an important historical area. From ancient...

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Ramen Kamen 55 (Paha Paha)

Ask somebody to name a famous food from Fukuoka, and they’ll most likely reply “ramen”. These noodles in soup are certainly hugely popular here, but this month we showcase a restau...

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Congrats Hakata

With its first floor wrapped in a see-through vinyl curtain, Congrats Hakata feels like a yatai. When we went, we saw all kinds seated around the triangular island counter: chattin...

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Ginza Bacana Joia Hakata

With the World Cup fast approaching, we decided to get into the spirit with some churrasco, or Brazilian barbecue. This March Ginza Bacana, a long-running Brazilian steakhouse in T...

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