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February 2018 Fukuoka Now

February feels like the coldest month of the year, but it’s also the best month to pick and enjoy strawberries – and yes – we have a guide to some of the best spots near Fukuoka! We also outline a day trip to Yame and a tour of the Chikugo region. Find our recommended spots on your own or join us on the Fukuoka Now bus tours. Then we introduce the historic Mietsu Naval Dock in Saga Prefecture. Learn about its key role in the modernization of Japan. There’s a wonderful museum and other attractions nearby. February is also when many sake breweries open to the public to celebrate the sale of the new year’s rice wine. Read our detailed guide to the Jojima Sake Festival & Brewery Hopping event – and don’t miss the fun! This month’s restaurant pick is Number Shot (izakaya), the cafe is Lulu (gallery & sweets), the noodle shop is Ringer Hut – Hashimoto (custom-order champon and deli), and the bar is Ibizarte (Spanish bar). Be sure to check out all of our event listings too!

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Number ShotGourmet


Ringer Hut – Fukuoka HashimotoNoodle


Dekimachi Park: Birthplace of the Kyushu RailwayFeature

Visit Yame – Bus Tour (Feb. 2018)Sightseeing

Chikugo Bus Tour Feb. 2018 by Fukuoka NowSightseeing

Mietsu Naval DockFeature


Jojima Sake Festival & Brewery Hopping – 2018 GuideFeature

Fukuoka Strawberry Picking Guide 2018Feature


Hakata Hankyu Valentine

Setsubun at Sumiyoshi Jinja Shrine

30th Gokoku Jinja Shrine Flea Market

Nagasaki Lantern Festival

29th Yume Tachibana Plum Blossom Viewing

Licca’s 50th Anniversary Exhibition

JAAF Cross Country Championships 2018

Shiraito Shuzo Haneki Festival

Fukuoka Prefecture
Published: Jan 30, 2018 / Last Updated: Jan 30, 2018