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Hokkaido Fair in Fukuoka

One of the biggest Hokkaido fairs in Kyushu! Around 50 booths offer delicious Hokkaido fare, including rice with crab and salmon roe, barbecued…

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Meat Festival Spring 2016

Unleash your inner carnivore! 27 of Japan’s most popular meat restaurants (ones that usually attract long lines of meat-lovers) sell special menus at this outdoor event. Last year’s…

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Shoko Kanazawa Calligraphy Exhibition

Shoko Kanazawa, the calligraphy artist with Down syndrome, is coming to Fukuoka. She has become famous worldwide after hosting personal exhibitions overseas and making a speech at the United Nations in March 2015…

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Canal City 20th Anniversary Events

On Apr. 20 (Wed.), Canal City officially turned 20! To celebrate, they will be hosting several events from Apr. 23 (Sat.) ~ May 8 (Sun.). 190 shops will participate in the 20th Anniversary Sale, some offering discounts of up to 60%! Some shops will…

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17th Yakuin 1-Chome Udon Festival

Do good whilst you slurp! This year, the annual udon-orientated event has taken a charitable turn: all profits from the sale of udon and part of the proceeds from other participating shops will be go towards…

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Yakuin Salud April 2016

This monthly bar-hopping event in the Yakuin area is always a great chance to meet people and discover new bars and restaurants. This April, however, they have teamed up with joints in Shirogane, Takasago and Kiyokawa too – making a grand total of…

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Secret Witches Exhibition Report

For the next month, Fukuoka City Museum is playing host to the travelling “Secret Witches Exhibition,” which is continuing its tour of Japan. This exciting and extremely well-presented exhibition is based on the “Witches – Myth and Reality” exhibition organised by Historisches Museum der Pfalz Speyer in 2009 and which was a huge success in Germany…

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Fukuoka Castle Wisteria Rest Area

Chill amongst the wisteria at this special event. From Apr. 18, you can enjoy the rare opportunity to see wisteria in the heart of the city! What’s more, special events will run on both…

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Kitte Hakata Pre-Opening Report

Fukuoka Now attended a pre-opening event at Fukuoka’s newest shopping complex, Kitte Hakata, which opens to the public on Apr. 21. The 14-story complex will be home to 131 shops, including 50 restaurants and cafes – 21 of which will be new to Kyushu. What impressed us the most was…

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Kamome no Grill Spring 2016

This festival in Minato is held every Spring and Autumn to celebrate the harbour’s ‘interesting people and shops’. In Kamome Hiroba square next to Minato’s port, around 12 cafes and restaurants…

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