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Funanorikomi – June Kabuki Canal Procession

Under a sunny sky today, the kabuki actors along with invited VIP paraded down the Naka River while fans cheered on from the riverbanks. The procession began at Seiryu Park and end...

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Fukuoka Now Beer Garden Guide 2017

There's no better way to combat the summer heat than knocking back a few icy cold beers with friends at one of Fukuoka’s beer gardens. We’ve made your summer easy, compiling a list...

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Fukuoka Firefly Watching Guide 2017

It’s the start of firefly viewing season in Kyushu, so we’ve rounded up some of the best local hotaru festivals! Fireflies (hotaru in Japanese) are a symbol of the start of summer ...

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AREA GUIDE

Nokonoshima Island

Nokonoshima Island may be just 10 minutes by ferry from Meinohama, but the tranquil atmosphere feels like another world. Only 12km in circumference, the island is easy to walk arou...

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AREA GUIDE

Josui-dori

One Fukuoka's most stylish streets, Josui-dori has a more laid-back, sophisticated feel than busier areas such as Daimyo or Tenjin. The trees lining the road are also a welcome tou...

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FOOD & DRINK

Nihao!

A popular Ropponmatsu-based Chinese restaurant for more than 20 years, Nihao is run by a father and son-in-law duo hailing from Beijing. Featuring a wide selection of dishes, inclu...

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FOOD & DRINK

Ganso Hakata Mentaiju

Look around Fukuoka and you'll find loads of souvenir shops that sell mentaiko (spicy pollock roe), but there’s only one restaurant that specializes in mentaiko dishes: Ganso Hakat...

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FOOD & DRINK

Cafe Tonerico

Minutes from Gokoku Jinja Shrine, a small sign on Keyaki-dori beckons you to a backstreet cafe with a unique tunnel-like entrance. Run by Sayaka Kitagawa and...

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