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Tanita Shokudo – Healthy, Low Calorie Japanese Meals

Many foreigners think a diet of Japanese food will mean the pounds will just sluice off - after all, there are so many slim Japanese! When they arrive, it’s a shock to realise that...

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Vegebal Kyushu Opened in Hakata

On Jul. 1, a new cafe-bar specializing in dishes made using Kyushu-grown veggies opened inside the JR Hakata Station building. Vegebal Kyushu’s vegetables are selected by Mercato, ...

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A Cat-tastic Day at Cat Fair 2016

As the self-proclaimed cat lady of the office, I declared this very special outing and report mine before anyone knew what I was talking about. Not a “cat-person”? Had a bad experi...

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Taihaku-dori

Taihaku-dori, which roughly translates to “Hakata’s Main Street”, stretches 1.8 km from Hakata Station to Fukuoka Sun Palace and is a great starting point for any Hakata adventure.

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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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FOOD & DRINK

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Chaga Shoten Nishijin Ten

Hailing from Miyazaki City, this dynamic noodle shop opened their first shop in Fukuoka this June in Nishijin. The owner hopes this location, his fourth in Kyushu, will blow a new ...

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Bistrot Robert et Louise

Opened in November 2012, Bistrot Robert et Louise serves up lean beef, pork, duck and lamb roasted to perfection in a wood-fired kiln. Owner-chef Kyosuke Harada is a meat-lover, an...

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Ariyoshi Shoten: The Origin of Hakata Tantanmen

Located on a backstreet off Watanabe-dori, Ariyoshi Shoten is popular for Hakata Tantanmen - an original twist on the spicy noodle dish from China. Instead of a clear chicken-based...

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