Foreigners in Fukuoka: Magdalena Jackowska

Magdalena “Maggie” Jackowska moved to Fukuoka ten years ago and, after working for Bridgestone Tires, and in publishing, has found her niche as a research assistant and internation... Read More

Introducing Kurume Kasuri

At first glance, kasuri looks simple. It’s a cotton fabric that comes in various shades of blue with recurring patterns in white. Next to the bright colors of a silk kimono, you’d ... Read More

January 2017 Fukuoka Now

The January issue of Fukuoka Now is out now and is packed with all the usual restaurant reviews, event listings and new spots in town. If you’re starting to feel the winter cold, g... Read More

Sake Brewery Tours: A Great Way to Stay Warm in Winter

When winter sets in, sake offers a great way to stay warm. When many people think of Kyushu, they think shochu is king, but there are actually many long-standing sake breweries in ... Read More

This Month in Fukuoka: January 2017

Welcome to Fukuoka Now! Since 1998 our team of local experts have been introducing the best of Fukuoka to the world. Here are our This Month picks for the month of January, featuri... Read More
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World AIDS Day Fukuoka 2016

There were 1,006 cases of HIV infection and 428 cases of AIDS reported in 2015 - a combined total of 1,434 cases. For the past 12 years, the number of cases of HIV and AIDS has bee... Read More

Fukuoka Foodie Flashback 2016

As 2016 comes to a close, Fukuoka Now looks back at some of the many great places we’ve visited... Read More

This Month in Fukuoka – December 2016

Welcome to Fukuoka Now! Since 1998 our team of local experts have been introducing the best of Fukuoka to the world. Here are our This Month picks for the month of December, featur... Read More

December 2016 Fukuoka Now

As the year comes to a close, Fukuoka Now celebrates some of the standout restaurants and cafes we’ve been to this year in our Foodie Flashback 2016. We also feature important info... Read More

Iimori Shrine: Keeper of Ancient Rituals

Located at the foot of Mt. Iimori in Nishi Ward, Iimori Shrine is an ancient shrine said to have been founded in 859 and dedicated to the mountain itself. The shrine used to have t... Read More
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