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World Hobby Festival 2017 Report

The World Hobby Festival, WHF for short, brought the excitement of the hobby and game worlds to Fukuoka last Sunday (Feb. 12). The event, held in the monstrously large Yahuoku! Dom...

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Interview with a Sento Expert: Masami Usagawa

By day, Masami Usagawa is a Korean-Japanese translator and interpreter living in Fukuoka. She also has a fascinating second life: one in which she has visited over one thousand sen...

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Fukuoka Area Hina Matsuri Guide 2017

Every year, families across Japan celebrate Hina Matsuri, otherwise known as Girls’ Day or Doll’s Day. This traditional festival, which takes place on Mar. 3, is an occasion to pra...

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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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AREA GUIDE

Imaizumi

It goes without saying that you can pick up a wide variety of designer goods in Tenjin, Kyushu’s leading shopping district. However, if you’re after something a little more unique,...

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FOOD & DRINK

Danshiro Kitchen

Located on the 10th floor of the recently-opened JR Hakata City building, this restaurant serves up tasty Okinawan fare...

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FOOD & DRINK

Frisco Burger

Burger restaurants have a tendency to be either cheap fast food joints or gourmet places that unnecessarily mess with a classic formula for the sake of originality. Frisco Burger, ...

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FOOD & DRINK

Saison d’Or

Last year, local gourmands were abuzz when they heard that Saison d’Or was moving to Fukuoka. For 14 years, people considered the French restaurant, located in Yobuko (Karatsu City...

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