NOW BLOG

Custard Cream Apple Pie Store “Ringo” Opens In Tenjin

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Hakata Dontaku 2017 Guide

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 ...

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NOW BLOG

Startup Cafe Moves into FUKUOKA growth next

A facility to support business startups called “FUKUOKA growth next” opened inside the former Daimyo Elementary School in the center of Tenjin, Fukuoka. The Startup Cafe, which fir...

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AREA GUIDE

Imaizumi

It goes without saying that you can pick up a wide variety of designer goods in Tenjin, Kyushu’s leading shopping district. However, if you’re after something a little more unique,...

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AREA GUIDE

Minoshima

Minoshima was once a bustling shopping area known as the Kitchen of Hakata. Today, over 50 mostly family-run shops with the nostalgic look of the Showa era remain (1920s to ‘80s). ...

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FOOD & DRINK

Shochu Bar Sunkujira

Kazuki Yanagisono, Shochu Bar Sunkujira’s owner and founder, specialises in one thing: shochu, the famed Kyushuan spirit. The bar’s collection of shochu is astonishing, with a cura...

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FOOD & DRINK

Gastropub Ales

Finding a mug of icy cold beer has never been a problem in Japan. The big domestic brands are everywhere, imported bottled beers are now common in cafés and, recently, domestic cra...

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FOOD & DRINK

Toriden Hakata Honten

For its mizutaki (chicken hot pot), Toriden insists on only using ingredients from Kyushu. Toriden uses only whole chickens to make its soup, which takes six hours. The Toriden sty...

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