Now Reports

May 2016 Fukuoka Now

Summer is on the horizon – in Fukuoka, this means lots of outdoor events and festivals! The biggest is Dontaku: a two-day extravaganza of parades and performances (guide on p.12 ~ 13, or click here). Or for something a little more tranquil, why not go see the shrine maidens dance at Miyajidake Shrine Iris Festival? In this issue’s Now Trending feature, we discuss upcoming foodie festivals, the new Kitte Hakata complex and more. Our gourmet selection is Budo-en (inside Hakata Riverain) a yakiniku restaurant that matches top quality local beef with fresh veggies and wine. This month we introduce classic Fukuoka standard Maki no Udon, an udon chain which just opened inside Hakata Bus Station. We also check out Manu Coffee’s newest cafe near Jotenji Temple. And speaking of temples, did you know Fukuoka has the world’s largest bronze reclining Buddha? Find it at Nanzoin Temple. Plus great events and a handy map! Read it all here or download the PDF.

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This Month: May 2016
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Gourmet: Budo-en
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Dontaku Guide: Kyushu’s Biggest Festival

Now Trending: May 2016
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Fukuoka Topics: Wheeled Cart Stalls: A Nishijin Fixture
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Also New Online!

Hard Rock Cafe
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Golden Week 2016 Event Guide
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Secret Witches Exhibition Report
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Kitte Hakata Pre-Opening Report
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Shaves & Cuts – Frank’s Chop Shop in Fukuoka
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Hawks: Dawn of a Dynasty

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Green Bean to Bar Opens in Tenjin – Fukuoka’s Newest Artisanal Chocolate Shop
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Fukuoka Wisteria Guide 2016

Dean & DeLuca Celebrates First Anniversary in Fukuoka
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Itoshima People: A New Video Series

Fukuoka Duty Free Tenjin Now Open
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Kyushu Tourist Information Center (QTIC) Opens in Fukuoka
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Sony Store Fukuoka Tenjin Opens
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Michelin Chef Meets Itoshima Brand
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Nishitetsu Tenjin Class Grand Opening
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And don’t forget our event listings!

Art & Culture
Fukuoka Prefecture
Published: Apr 28, 2016 / Last Updated: Jun 13, 2017

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