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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

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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AREA GUIDE

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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FOOD & DRINK

Goodbeer faucets Hakata

If the only beer you know is that of a golden variety, to be drunk chilled on a hot summer day, maybe it’s time to change the way you look at your pint! Following the success of th...

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FOOD & DRINK

Yakitori-Hachibei

Yakitori - skewers of chicken and veggies grilled to perfection over smokey charcoal, washed down with cold beer after a hard day's work is a delectable Japanese standard.

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FOOD & DRINK

Shizuku

“Don't drink water, drink tequila!” is the sign that welcomes visitors to Shizuku. This new restaurant and bar offers over 100 varieties of select tequila, and gourmet charcoal-gri...

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