Art & Culture
Beauty & Health
May 25, 2018
Rainy season can be a drag - wet shoes, lugging an umbrella around town, being stuck indoors - but it’s not all bad. Beautiful ajisai (hydrangea), meaning “water vessel”, are in fu...
Apr 20, 2018
Each year in May, the Hakata Dontaku Port Festival fills Fukuoka with excitement and attracts more than two million people, making it the highest attended festival in Japan during ...
Feb 27, 2018
The blossoming of sakura (cherry blossoms) is an occasion for celebration all over Japan. Between late March and early April, families, friends and colleagues come together for oha...
Dec 21, 2017
So it’s New Year’s Eve and your friends have gone abroad to visit family or on exotic getaways, and you’re in Fukuoka wondering how to make the most of the last night of the year?
Dec 15, 2017
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 ...
Nov 22, 2017
Every year around December, Fukuoka City transforms into a glimmering night-time spectacle, as shops and public spaces display elaborate Christmas lights. Check our Illumination Gu...
Oct 28, 2017
The coastline of Itoshima is dotted with small fishing ports. At some of these, you might see 50-meter-long structures similar to those used to grow vegetables and flowers on farml...
May 29, 2017
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...
May 19, 2017
Bringing together groups and styles prominent in Fukuoka's flower arranging scene, this ikebana festival is well-known to local residents and has been taking place for more than...
May 17, 2017
Enjoy kurozu chicken curry, vinegar-themed lunch, sweets and drinks. Buy Amao vinegar and other...