Benjamin Tarquin

Meet Benjamin Tarquin, one of the creators, and star of the “HAKATag CLAPS” video - if you haven’t seen it yet... Read More

June 2017 Fukuoka Now

Hope you are hungry - because in this month’s edition of Fukuoka Now we have lots of tasty information for you! Have you wanted to try Kobe beef? This month we introduce Ryuen Nish... Read More

Fukuoka’s Hydrangeas

Did you know that the hydrangeas that bloom during the rainy season in June and July are native to Japan? People have enjoyed these flowers since olden times, and they are even men... Read More

Stephane Camus

On Wednesday, April 12 Fukuoka Now attended the launch event for Ikkyu Tea, a Fukuoka-based company founded in March 2016 with the sole aim of selling Kyushu green tea and promotin... Read More

May 2017 Fukuoka Now

Japanese national holidays including Showa Day, Constitution Memorial Day, Greenery Day and Children’s Day are all lumped near the first week of May and for many it’s truly a Golde... Read More
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Come See the New and Improved Marine World Uminonakamichi

Marine World Uminonakamichi, the only aquarium in Fukuoka Prefecture, reopened on Apr. 12 after undergoing renovations. Previously, the aquarium showcased fish and other ocean life... Read More

Ippudo Stand – Some Sake with your Ramen?

Ippudo is back in Tenjin – and it’s got a new flavor. Devotees of the brand’s trademark ramen needn’t worry: the revamped Nishi-dori branch still serves steaming bowls of Shiromaru... Read More

Explore Fukuoka & Beyond!

However long you have in Fukuoka, it’s easy to get a feel for the city and explore further afield. Here are some suggestions for inside and outside Fukuoka City. Ship’s Garden Jutt... Read More

April 2017 Fukuoka Now

By the time you read this the city’s parks should be turning pink with the color of cherry blossoms. On the cover of this month’s magazine is a shot taken from the ruins of Fukuoka... Read More

Hakata Elementary School: Open to the Community

Created by the merger of four schools in the Hakata area (Reisen, Naraya, Gokusho, and Ohama), Hakata Elementary School has garnered nationwide attention for its unique architectur... Read More
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