On the cover, shrine maidens paint chanpon (musical toys made of glass) for the Hojoya Festival, one of Fukuoka’s big three festivals; read our full guide. Want to escape the city? Take a day trip to Tanushimaru – a great place for fruit picking or a winery tour! Fancy a more chilled-out day? Check out this month’s cafe recommendations: Cafe Tonerico is a cute cafe with healthy lunches and tasty cakes. Bicycle enthusiasts and coffee converts alike will love 5 Cafe Chihaya; located inside a high-end bicycle shop, it serves upmarket coffee and handmade snacks. Warabe’s owner still strives to perfect his yakisoba, but if you ask us it’s already perfect – that’s why it’s this month’s noodle pick! Mr. & Mrs. Green offers large salads with your choice of dressings and grilled meats – tasty and low-carb. Plus, we’ve got the hottest events and a handy map. Comments? Catch us on Facebook and Twitter! Read it all here or download the PDF.
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This Month: Sep. 2016
Gourmet: Mr. & Mrs. Green
Day Trip: Grape and Fig Picking in Tanushimaru
Hojoya Festival Guide: Autumn’s Biggest Festival in Fukuoka!
Fukuoka Topics: Hakata: A City Built by Merchants
Sunset Live is Kyushu’s most popular outdoor music festival, returning this year for its 24th iteration. Enjoyed by over 15,000 people, Sunset Live started as a party in the parking lot of Sunset Cafe. Now, bands covering a wide range of genres (including some of Japan’s most popular acts) perform across several stages and are watched by legions of adoring fans.
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