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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

Kawabata

The Kawabata area is centered around Hakata’s oldest shopping arcade, which has been running since the mid-1950s. This 400m long street connects the Hakata-za Theater and Hakata Ri...

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AREA GUIDE

Bayside Hakata

27 years ago the warehouses of this port area were torn down, and from the dust arose Bayside Place. Bayside is a complex of shops, restaurants and attractions next to Hakata Port,...

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FOOD & DRINK

Café Restaurant Sancho Panza

This café restaurant is run by the NPO Tiempo Iberoamericano, and relocated from Tenjin to Daimyo in June 2010...

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FOOD & DRINK

Maison De Yoshida

Across from the bustling food stalls along the Nakagawa River sits a French restaurant that every Fukuoka foodie knows and where many of Fukuoka’s elite have dined: Maison de Yoshi...

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FOOD & DRINK

Budo-en

Budo-en is one of a growing number of restaurants to take advantage of Fukuoka's proximity to fresh produce. Its philosophy is simple: build trust with producers and promote local ...

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