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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

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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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

Sjöra

Pronounced "sher-ra", it's Swedish for sea goddess, a name used by the former management at its previous Daimyo location. The new and stylish Sjora is located on the 5th and 6th fl...

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FOOD & DRINK

Nagata Pan Hakozaki

Just in front of Hakozaki Shrine’s main gate is a cozy bakery called Nagata Pan. Occupying a renovated old house, this place focuses on providing “really delicious bread”. In the s...

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Cafe Tonerico

Minutes from Gokoku Jinja Shrine, a small sign on Keyaki-dori beckons you to a backstreet cafe with a unique tunnel-like entrance. Run by Sayaka Kitagawa and...

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