Hyakushiki

“It’s fun and delicious”, rave the locals, and since Hyakushiki opened, some say the flow of people along Kokutai-doro has changed. From the counter, you can watch the chefs cooking with authority. Sit back and enjoy the mesmerizing performance as the flames from the warayaki (food seared in straw) leap into the air. But don’t forget to order! The menu features a range of tossed, grilled and fried dishes made with select Kyushu-grown produce. No matter what you choose, it’s all delicious. Popular items include…

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Jacques Ohori

Located along the road to Nishi Park, Jacques regularly features an exquisite lineup of 20 or so cakes and tarts and 50 types of baked goods, including madeleines. As a of member of Relais Desserts, an international society of pastry chefs, owner-pâtissier Yoshinari Otsuka works with renowned pâtissiers from…

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Mogura Ga Ore O Yondeiru

Stepping into this shop, located on a small alley in Daimyo, is like stepping back in time. The interior looks like an old house and is filled with old movie posters and figurines. The grade school-style furniture adds to the nostalgic decor. Regulars, who affectionately call the shop “Moguore,” come to enjoy shochu, ramen, and other dishes. The owner, Masahiro Gondo, used to work at…

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Fructus GS – Ginger Stand

This ginger drink specialty shop opened on Kegohon-dori in late March. The ginger cordial made from Kyushu-grown ginger, brown sugar, honey, and kabosu citrus fruit comes in three flavors: original…

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Chair-making Exhibition in Fukuoka

The Museum of Kyushu Sangyo University is hosting an exhibition that explores the history of chairs! Featuring designs from the 18th century right through to the present day, the event focuses on…

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Whisky Talk Fukuoka 2017

Organized by the Club Bacchus Executive Committee, which is made up of three bars in the Nakasu area (including Bar Higuchi), this annual event returns for the 8th time. With a tasting session that gives participants more than 200 types of whisky…

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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 Golden Week. What? You’ve never been? Surely you must be curious…

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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 first opened in Tsutaya Book Store (Imaizumi), has also relocated to this location.

Providing help to companies just setting out, the Startup Cafe and FUKUOKA growth next, offer support across six types of services, including educational assistance, public-private partnerships, community development, human resources, fundraising and…

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Clam Digging Guide 2017

At the beginning of Spring, you may notice clusters of people digging at the mouth of the Muromigawa River. They’re not panning for gold, but for something much tastier – clams! In Japan, shiohigari (digging for clams) is a popular leisure activity for…

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Kintsugi Exhibition at ACROS Fukuoka

Kintsugi is an art form that involves repairing cracked pottery with lacquer dusted and powdered gold. Its origins can be traced back to the Muromachi era, a period in Japanese history when the tea ceremony gained popularity. 120 pieces created by around 100 members of the Kinjin Craft Association will be featured. There will also be a daily workshop held daily from 2pm to 3pm and repairs will be accepted at the venue.

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