Michael Hall

Michael Hall is one of Fukuoka’s long time residents, moving to the city some 35 years ago. Over the last few years he has funnelled his passion for agriculture into the the explor... Read More

Yanagawa Hina Festival 2017

Every year on Mar. 3, the Hina (Doll) Festival is held to pray for the health of young girls. (It is also known as Momo no Sekku, an auspicious date that traditionally marks the co... Read More

Jeremy Brown

Jeremy Brown is an Australian graphic designer who moved to Fukuoka in March 2016 with his wife Hiromi and son Kenji. Prior to his new life in Fukuoka, he lived and worked in Brisb... Read More

February 2017 Fukuoka Now

It's all about islands this month, as we feature five of Kyushu's islands, all replete with nature and adventure and with direct connections to Fukuoka. February is the month of fr... Read More

This Month in Fukuoka: February 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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Five Islands a Hop, Skip and a Jump from Fukuoka: Yakushima, Tsushima, Iki, Kamigoto, Shimogoto

There are many islands in Kyushu that lie just a short trip away from Fukuoka by direct ferry or plane. Here are five islands abundant with nature, that show a side of Japan replet... Read More

Learn about Ancient History at the Fukuoka City Archaeology Center

Since ancient times, Fukuoka has functioned as a gateway to the Asian continent. Today’s city sits atop several layers of historical ruins. There are over 1,000 historical ruins th... Read More

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
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