NOW BLOG

Custard Cream Apple Pie Store “Ringo” Opens In Tenjin

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NOW BLOG

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

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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AREA GUIDE

Karatsu Getaway!

To visitors from Fukuoka and further afield, Karatsu is best known for the spectacular Karatsu Kunchi festival in early November, the historic Karatsu castle, or the famous seafood...

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FOOD & DRINK

Congrats Hakata

With its first floor wrapped in a see-through vinyl curtain, Congrats Hakata feels like a yatai. When we went, we saw all kinds seated around the triangular island counter: chattin...

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FOOD & DRINK

Wappa Teishokudo

Shokudo, or restaurants specializing in Japanese set meals, are not uncommon these days, but Wappo Teishhokudo on Kego-hondori stands out when compared to this widening field.

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FOOD & DRINK

Udon Kimura

Most udon (wheat-based noodle) shops cater to those on the run, looking for fuel for their busy days. The vibe here, however, is much more mellow.

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