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Fukuoka Beach Guide 2017

Summertime, and the livin’ is easy in Fukuoka! It’s the perfect time to clear your schedule and hit the beach for some sun, sand and splashing in the waves. Fukuoka has great beach...

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Drink, Be Merry, and Stay the Night at Stand By Me

Located in the Otemon area of Chuo-ku, Fukuoka, “Stand By Me” is a new traveller’s hostel with a unique concept which...

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New Era of Immigration in Kyushu

The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare revealed last year that the number of international workers in Japan (including international students who are employed) was expected to e...

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AREA GUIDE

Nokonoshima Island

Nokonoshima Island may be just 10 minutes by ferry from Meinohama, but the tranquil atmosphere feels like another world. Only 12km in circumference, the island is easy to walk arou...

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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

Congrats Hakata

With its first floor wrapped in a see-through vinyl curtain, Congrats Hakata feels like a yatai. When we went, we saw all kinds seated around the triangular island counter: chattin...

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FOOD & DRINK

Kaiboku

At Kaiboku, owner-chef Kenji Okabayashi offers exquisitely crafted Japanese meals with seasonal ingredients. Small appetizers are followed by a second course of assorted fresh sash...

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FOOD & DRINK

Fubar

A fixture of the Oyafuko-dori scene, Fubar's infamous nomihodai is a favorite of JETs and young groups of internationals, and the bar is run by experienced crowd-pleasers with a re...

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