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Tanita Shokudo – Healthy, Low Calorie Japanese Meals

Many foreigners think a diet of Japanese food will mean the pounds will just sluice off - after all, there are so many slim Japanese! When they arrive, it’s a shock to realise that...

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Vegebal Kyushu Opened in Hakata

On Jul. 1, a new cafe-bar specializing in dishes made using Kyushu-grown veggies opened inside the JR Hakata Station building. Vegebal Kyushu’s vegetables are selected by Mercato, ...

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A Cat-tastic Day at Cat Fair 2016

As the self-proclaimed cat lady of the office, I declared this very special outing and report mine before anyone knew what I was talking about. Not a “cat-person”? Had a bad experi...

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Bayside Hakata

27 years ago the warehouses of this port area were torn down, and from the dust arose Bayside Place. Bayside is a complex of shops, restaurants and attractions next to Hakata Port,...

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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

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Isoragi

To stand out amongst the countless number of seafood restaurants in Fukuoka and still remain reasonably priced you have be extra special. Isoragi, located inside Kooten on the nint...

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Sui de Vin

Counter or table? Glass or bottle? Enjoy wine any way you like at Sui de Vin, which is just a short walk away from Hakata Station. More than 150 select wines, mostly priced in the ...

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El Borracho

Dissatisfied with the few Mexican-style diners in town, Sugiyama-san (Su-san to his amigos) moved to Mexico City for two years to master authentic Mexican cuisine. Now back in Fuku...

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