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Aug 24, 2021Now Reports
Nokonoshima in the Fall: An Island of Beautiful Cosmos
Nokonoshima is known for the many different flowers that bloom there throughout the year. In past articles, we have introduced the flowers that bloom from spring to early summer, l...
Mar 1, 2021Now Reports
Cherry Blossoms and Beautiful Night Views at Atago Shrine
Not far from the bay, Atago Shrine is located on top of Mt. Atago in Nishi Ward. From its hilltop perch, the shrine affords visitors panoramic views of the Momochihama district, wh...
Jun 5, 2019Now Reports
Small Island, Big Fun – A Single Man’s Visit to Nokonoshima
When a kind stranger gives you two free tickets to Nokonoshima Island Park, what do you do? I grappled for some time with whether I should go with a date or solo. A flower park on ...
Feb 27, 2018Now Reports
Strolling through the Nanohana on Nokonoshima
Just a 10-minute trip from the ferry port in Meinohama sits Nokonoshima. Many people like to visit this island, which is considered part of Nishi Ward, to get out of the city and e...
Nov 17, 2016Now Reports
Riding the America’s Cup Oracle Team USA Chase Boat YANMAR 1
The only thing faster than the America’s Cup racing yachts on Hakata Bay at the moment is THIS boat: the Oracle Team USA Yanmar 1 chase boat. It can skim across the sea at up to 48...
Sep 2, 2015Now Reports
Moët & Chandon Yukata Party at Hilton Fukuoka Sea Hawk 2015 Report
We were lucky enough to attend one of this summer’s last yukata parties, hosted by the delectable Moët & Chandon at the Hilton Fukuoka Sea Hawk. Taking the uchiwa (folding fan...
Dec 6, 2013Now Reports
Atago Shrine Fire Festival 2013 – Report
Thursday Dec. 5, Atago Shrine in Fukuoka’s Nishi-ku let off a billowing cloud of smoke as part of proceedings of its annual Fire Festival. The Shinto festival invites visitors to p...