Sep 27, 2018
According to one theory, Hakata is the birthplace of the woven textiles in Japan. The industry is said to have begun after a merchant named Mitsuda Yazaemon brought back weaving te...
Aug 28, 2018
Fukuoka has been the setting for many films and television shows, and it is the work of the Fukuoka Film Commission to encourage and facilitate filming in the city. In Japan, many ...
Jul 26, 2018
With summer here, there are more opportunities for family fun. For something slightly out of the ordinary, why not try stopping by an evening event at the aquarium, zoo or one of t...
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...