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Nengajo – How to Make a Japanese Christmas/New Year’s Card

As Christmas and the New Year approach, the mind often wanders to the distant shores of the land we call home, to family and to friends. Keeping in touch has been made easy ever si...

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Christmas Religious Services in Fukuoka 2016

While the commercial side of Christmas is well and truly appreciated in Japan, with banners adorning every shop window and promotions left, right and center, the spiritual side can...

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Hakozakigu Shrine Flea Market 2016

This Sunday, the streets surrounding Hakata’s Hakozakigu Shrine saw the arrival of one of Kyushu’s most comprehensive flea markets. These usually quiet alleyways...

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Nakasu

Nakasu is Kyushu’s number one entertainment district. It has also long-served as a launch pad for new cultural movements, from the theatre popular in the Meiji period to the litera...

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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

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Au Gourmand

The wine boom in Japan throughout the 90's did more than bring the price of imported wines down... it also indirectly introduced millions of Japanese to the taste of European chees...

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Gokoku

Yasushi Umebayashi has manned the kitchen at Gokoku since it opened in 1999. The owner-chef makes everything himself, from the trademark omurice to the desserts. The omurice is so ...

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La Carne

Discerning carnivores, your paradise has been built: La Carne specialises in thick, juicy steaks. The emphasis here is on the individual’s quest to find their perfect steak dinner,...

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