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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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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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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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The Craic & Porter Beer Bar

Popular with foreign visa-runners visiting from all over Asia looking for a taste of home, Craic & Porter might be packed out with old-hands one night and fresh faces the next.

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Hachi Hachi Akasaka

Grilling your own meat at a yakiniku restaurant is one of the essential Japanese dining experiences. There are many theories about the origins of this cook-it-yourself barbecue, bu...

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Off Broadway

The good times continue night after night here at one of Fukuoka's longest running international bars. Check out the recently expanded food menu if you haven't been there recently....

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