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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

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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AREA GUIDE

Karatsu Getaway!

To visitors from Fukuoka and further afield, Karatsu is best known for the spectacular Karatsu Kunchi festival in early November, the historic Karatsu castle, or the famous seafood...

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FOOD & DRINK

Cream

One of the youngest bars on Oyafuki-dori, Cream opened in January 2009 to fill a niche in the party scene with an emphasis on carefully hand-mixed music and drinks, and a grueling ...

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FOOD & DRINK

Natural Farm + Cocon

Fresh fruit juice and other delights await you in the heart of Daimyo at this super-friendly fruit stand. Get a juice to-go, or drink it down on the spot (there’s an eat-in area). ...

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FOOD & DRINK

Yoshizuka Unagiya

In Japan, there is an age-old custom of eating eel when the heat hits. In Fukuoka, the locals know that if you want good eel, you have to go to Yoshizuka. Founded in 1873, Yoshizuk...

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