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World Hobby Festival 2017 Report

The World Hobby Festival, WHF for short, brought the excitement of the hobby and game worlds to Fukuoka last Sunday (Feb. 12). The event, held in the monstrously large Yahuoku! Dom...

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Interview with a Sento Expert: Masami Usagawa

By day, Masami Usagawa is a Korean-Japanese translator and interpreter living in Fukuoka. She also has a fascinating second life: one in which she has visited over one thousand sen...

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Fukuoka Area Hina Matsuri Guide 2017

Every year, families across Japan celebrate Hina Matsuri, otherwise known as Girls’ Day or Doll’s Day. This traditional festival, which takes place on Mar. 3, is an occasion to pra...

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AREA GUIDE

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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AREA GUIDE

Oita Weekend Getaway!

Fukuoka is our favorite urban playground but on weekends we love to get out of town, and Oita Prefecture is one of our top weekend getaway destinations. While day trips from Fukuok...

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FOOD & DRINK

Mr. & Mrs. Green

If you like fresh veggies, then you’ll love Mr. & Mrs. Green, where salads are the main dishes. A green salad with more than 10 fresh, seasonal vegetables grown in Kyushu serves as...

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FOOD & DRINK

Bistrot Robert et Louise

Opened in November 2012, Bistrot Robert et Louise serves up lean beef, pork, duck and lamb roasted to perfection in a wood-fired kiln. Owner-chef Kyosuke Harada is a meat-lover, an...

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FOOD & DRINK

Bunryu

If you know ramen, then you know some of the best places, like Bunryu, are found in the warehouse districts. Instead of a snazzy decor, Bunryu focuses on getting the food right: fr...

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