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 “higanbana” (red spider lily). Honjo Kakashi Matsuri 日田市天瀬町本城 Official festival website: http://www.okaeriamagase.com/archives/934

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Chun Shui Tang Taiwanese Cafe Opens in Fukuoka

This morning Fukuoka Now attended a pre-opening event for Chun Shui Tang, the famous tea cafe from Taiwan inside Tenjin Chikagai. The cafe is said to have been the inventor of “bubble tea” (tapioca milk tea). All tea, tapioca and syrup is free of additives and artificial flavorings. The Fukuoka cafe is the company’s sixth […]

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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 of US dollars. This is why kimono rental is so…

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Hojoya 2016 Photo Report

We went to Hojoya on Tuesday and took some snaps which you can see below. The festival continues until Sunday, Sep. 18 – Don’t miss it, and check out our full guide before you go!

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Fukuoka Properties – One-Stop Multilingual Real Estate Resource Specialist in Fukuoka

Be it buying, selling or renting, Fukuoka Properties’ streamlined real estate business is the go-to place for meandering your way through Fukuoka’s property market.
Lead by Singaporean Annie Ho, the company’s smart, enthusiastic and driven founder, Fukuoka Properties offers a complete set of…

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Sunset Live 2016 Report

The power of Sunset Live’s music and vibes kept Typhoon #12 away and, despite the predicted storm, both Saturday and Sunday went down without a single drop of rain…

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Drag Show for Foreigners in Fukuoka

Glitter, feathers and leather – welcome to Fukuoka’s biggest, brashest drag act! On Sep. 6, Fukuoka Now took a group of…

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Fukuoka Now: Life as a Freelance Contributor

I arrived in Fukuoka last September as part of a program offered by my university, which involved spending a year learning Japanese at a university in Fukuoka Prefecture. Knowing nothing about Japan and never having been to Asia, I was nervous to say the least…

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An Awe-Inspiring Evening: Fukuoka’s First International Ballet Festival is a Big Success

July ended with a real treat for all those who attended one-of-a-kind performances at Fukuoka’s ACROS Symphony Hall and Kitakyushu’s Performing Arts Centre. World-class ballet dancers from companies such as…

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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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