Jun 26, 2018
The Karatsu Kaido was a spur line of the Nagasaki Kaido, an Edo era highway that connected modern-day Kitakyushu with Karatsu (Saga Prefecture) via Fukuoka City. There were five re...
May 28, 2018
If you’ve ever walked through Tenjin Chuo Park, then you’ve probably noticed the Old Prefectural Guest Hall. Erected in 1910, this French Renaissance-style building is a rare examp...
Apr 26, 2018
Everyone in Japan knows the cartoon character Sazae-san. Originally a manga comic strip penned by Machiko Hasegawa, Sazae-san was turned into an animated TV series 50 years ago and...
Mar 29, 2018
Josui-dori Ave. in Chuo Ward is well-known for being a high-end residential neighborhood. Many city residents dream of moving there to enjoy the quiet atmosphere and abundant green...
Feb 27, 2018
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...
Jan 30, 2018
Situated amid a cluster of tall office buildings about five minutes’ walk from Hakata Station, Dekimachi Park is one of...
Dec 20, 2017
When you stroll around Fukuoka, you may notice some houses with monkey masks hanging over the entrance. These simple unglazed masks may have...
Nov 28, 2017
Every year on Jan. 3, the Tama Seseri festival is held at Hakozakigu Shrine in Higashi Ward. The origin of this festival is unknown, but it is thought to...
Oct 26, 2017
Located in Sawara Ward, Mirakugama is Takatori ware kiln celebrating its 300th anniversary this year. Miraku Kamei, the 15th-generation owner, continues making traditional pottery ...
Sep 27, 2017
On Oct. 1, the new and improved Fukuoka City Science Museum will open on the site of Kyushu University’s old Ropponmatsu Campus. Anyone who grew up in Fukuoka is sure to remember i...