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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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Shofuen

Shofuen opened in a quiet residential area of Hirao in July 2007 to become one of Fukuoka’s three urban gardens. Shofuen has tea rooms and a Japanese garden, and it is built on the...

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If you’ve ever read an article about Fukuoka in a guidebook or magazine, you will be familiar with Fukuoka Tower, the Hilton Fukuoka Sea Hawk Hotel and the Yahoo! Dome. But have yo...

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Italian Bakery La Spiga

With nearly 20 original focaccia and other Italian bread sandwiches, deciding what to have at La Spiga is no easy task. On this visit, we chose the ham and tomato. The simple combi...

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Yabukin

Ask a local where to go for great soba (buckwheat noodles) in Daimyo, and they’ll most likely point you in the direction of this 60-year-old restaurant. Last July, Yabukin relocate...

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Goo – Bar & Side Dish

Recognizing that Fukuoka already had more than enough French and Italian bistros and cafes, Sasaki-san did some market research and chose "Spanish pub" as her concept for Goo.

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