Jul 20, 2012
A festival of light with six thousand lanterns illuminating the shrine grounds. The light from the lanterns is a symbolic way of giving thanks to one’s ancestors and mourning for t...
Every year on August 1st, Ohori Park is illuminated with around 6000 fireworks, in the largest-scale fireworks display in Fukuoka! The fireworks are shot off from the central islan...
May 30, 2012
Food & Drinks
Right up there with classics such as "can you use chopsticks?" every foreigner in Japan is repeatedly asked if they like natto —the sticky, fermented soy bean with an aroma compara...
May 17, 2012
Get down to Keyaki-dori between May 21 (Mon.) ~ May 27 (Sun.) to enjoy the local live event “Keyaki-dori Music Festival”. The festival includes a live parade and performances, a se...
Feb 1, 2012
Food & Drinks
Bangladeshi Curry Hyder is another feather in Fukuoka’s already broad, international culinary cap. Chef Hyder started out serving his curry at events, where it proved to be so succ...
Jan 19, 2012
Once a bustling main street, Kego-hondori is now a backstreet running parallel to Keyaki-dori from the Kego four-way intersection, curving and connecting with Sakurazaka.
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.
Jan 18, 2012
Route 202 runs from Fukuoka all the way to Nagasaki. The part connecting Hakata and Tenjin is called Kokutai-doro and is one of Fukuoka’s busiest thoroughfares. Continue on towards...
Jan 17, 2012
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...
Shofuen opened in a quiet residential area of Hirao in July 2007 to become one of Fukuoka’s three urban gardens. Shofuen has tea rooms and a Japanese garden, and it is built on the...