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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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Haruyoshi

If you’re looking for some unconventional nightlife in Fukuoka, then you could do worse than check out the Haruyoshi area. Start at Haruyoshi Bridge, which connects Tenjin and Naka...

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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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Manly

Now celebrating its third anniversary, Manly was named by its owner Itsuro Fujita after his favorite surfing spot near Sydney where he spent a year and a half on a working holiday....

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Maison De Yoshida

Across from the bustling food stalls along the Nakagawa River sits a French restaurant that every Fukuoka foodie knows and where many of Fukuoka’s elite have dined: Maison de Yoshi...

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Hakata Hotaru Nishi-nakasu

Between the shopping mecca of Tenjin and the entertainment district of Nakasu, you will find Nishi-nakasu, which is home to a handful of popular, chic eateries. With a spacious mod...

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