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Boat Race Fukuoka Event – May 13, 2017

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Discovering Hizen Pottery in Kyushu

Hizen was the name of an old province in Kyushu near Saga and Nagasaki prefectures. In April 2016, after cooperation between local governments, Hizen Pottery Zone was approved as a...

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Fukuoka Castle Sakura Festival Extended – Sakura Guide Update

Due to the the later than expected blooming of sakura trees the Fukuoka Castle Sakura Festival has been extended 6 additional days until April 9. It was originally scheduled to en...

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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

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

Mendo Hanamokoshi

When Mendo Hanamokoshi opened in Fukuoka, it caused a big stir on the ramen scene. The shop’s owner, Norihiro Hirohata, took Fukuoka’s famous pork-based tonkotsu ramen and turned i...

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FOOD & DRINK

Bunryu

If you know ramen, then you know some of the best places, like Bunryu, are found in the warehouse districts. Instead of a snazzy decor, Bunryu focuses on getting the food right: fr...

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FOOD & DRINK

Umeyama Teppei Shokudo

Umeyama Teppei Shokudo opened near Tenjin with the aim of providing delicious, locally sourced meals. The menu changes daily since 20 different kinds of fresh fish are procured eve...

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