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An Awe-Inspiring Evening: Fukuoka’s First International Ballet Festival is a Big Success

July ended with a real treat for all those who attended one-of-a-kind performances at Fukuoka’s ACROS Symphony Hall and Kitakyushu’s Performing Arts Centre. World-class ballet danc...

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Fukuoka Autumn Fruit-Picking Guide 2016

It’s harvest time in Japan, and northern Kyushu boasts many areas with beautiful, bountiful fruit orchards. In this guide, we introduce...

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Kiwami Fish Burgers – New, Healthy Itoshima Fast Food

Could this be another hit trend from Itoshima? Well actually, Yui Shibata began selling these fabulous fish burgers seven years ago. Now there are two kinds of burgers to choose fr...

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AREA GUIDE

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Nakasu

Nakasu is Kyushu’s number one entertainment district. It has also long-served as a launch pad for new cultural movements, from the theatre popular in the Meiji period to the litera...

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Yakuin

Jonansen (“South-of-the-castle line”) is one of Fukuoka’s more interestingly named streets, and is so-called because it was previously a streetcar route. Nowadays, Yakuin, the area...

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FOOD & DRINK

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Kanehira

Next to catching a fish yourself, the best way to score fresh seafood is to go to your local fish shop.

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International Bar

First opened in 1986, Fukuoka's longest-running International Bar is a comfortable, unpretentious place with the same aim as when it opened: to introduce Japanese and international...

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Shinsekai Binro no Yoru

With so much attention focused on mainland China's economic and social resurgence, it seems as though Taiwan has been pushed into the shadows. However, when it comes to Taiwanese f...

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