Apr 28, 2016
Nishijin, the western hub of Fukuoka, bustles with students who commute to nearby high schools and colleges and is known for its retro shopping street. One of the biggest attractio...
Mar 28, 2016
This February a new wholesale produce market called Vegefru Stadium opened in Island City. There used to be three wholesale produce markets in the City—the Central Market, Western ...
Feb 29, 2016
Taihaku-dori Ave. runs for about 2 km from Hakata Station to Hakata Port. With four lanes on either side of the median, it is one of the widest streets in Fukuoka City. Taihaku-dor...
Jan 28, 2016
hen the cold weather comes, many of us start to crave nabemono, or hot pot dishes. Hakata’s most famous nabemono are mizutaki (chicken hot pot) and motsunabe (tripe hot pot). Mizut...
Dec 21, 2015
Hot or cold, rain or shine, the nice thing about Tenjin is that you can get around by walking through the Chikagai, an underground shopping arcade that opened in 1976. Including a ...
Nov 27, 2015
Nowadays kids seem to prefer video games, but some of them still enjoy old school activities, like kite-flying or top-spinning, during the New Year’s holiday. As the name implies, ...
Oct 28, 2015
Every year in mid-November, the shopkeepers in Fukuoka’s shopping arcades hold a bargain sale called seimon-barai. To show their appreciation, shopkeepers offer their wares at barg...
Sep 28, 2015
Ekken Kaibara was an Edo Era philosopher whom Philipp Franz von Siebold, the German physician and botanist who spent time in Nagasaki, once called “the Aristotle of Japan.” He auth...
Aug 27, 2015
Island City is an artificial island that was built in Hakata Bay in part to bolster the city's port functions. The island is divided into the port zone, which features a state-of-t...
Jul 29, 2015
Not far from the airport, in the middle of a residential neighborhood in Hakata Ward, sits a small park-like facility. Surrounded by greenery, what looks like a regular park at fir...