Aug 25, 2016
A gateway to the outside world since olden times, Hakata began to flourish as a commercial port city in the middle ages. Hakata began trading with Ming China under a...
Jun 22, 2016
A beautiful pine forest extends from Nishi Ward in Fukuoka City all the way to Karatsu City in Saga Prefecture, following the old Karatsu Kaido. Called Ikinomatsubara, this forest ...
May 27, 2016
Located in downtown Tenjin, the popular Fukuoka City Central Children's Center is the only such facility in the city. The facility, closed since its demolition in 2014, reopened th...
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...