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Nengajo – How to Make a Japanese Christmas/New Year’s Card

As Christmas and the New Year approach, the mind often wanders to the distant shores of the land we call home, to family and to friends. Keeping in touch has been made easy ever si...

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Christmas Religious Services in Fukuoka 2016

While the commercial side of Christmas is well and truly appreciated in Japan, with banners adorning every shop window and promotions left, right and center, the spiritual side can...

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Hakozakigu Shrine Flea Market 2016

This Sunday, the streets surrounding Hakata’s Hakozakigu Shrine saw the arrival of one of Kyushu’s most comprehensive flea markets. These usually quiet alleyways...

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AREA GUIDE

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Kego-hondori

Once a bustling main street, Kego-hondori is now a backstreet running parallel to Keyaki-dori from the Kego four-way intersection, curving and connecting with Sakurazaka.

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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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New Smile

If you spent your childhood in Japan during the 70's ~ 90's, the classic food replicas in New Smile’s front window will bring back memories...

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FOOD & DRINK

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Kaiboku

At Kaiboku, owner-chef Kenji Okabayashi offers exquisitely crafted Japanese meals with seasonal ingredients. Small appetizers are followed by a second course of assorted fresh sash...

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Jab

If you love swing jazz music or old-fashioned Japanese coffee shops, then Jab is for you. Akiba-san opened the cafe sometime around 1969, and not much has changed. The nostalgia-pr...

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