Nov 25, 2016
Located at the foot of Mt. Iimori in Nishi Ward, Iimori Shrine is an ancient shrine said to have been founded in 859 and dedicated to the mountain itself. The shrine used to have t...
Oct 31, 2016
Have you ever noticed an influx of big men sporting topknots in November? That’s because the November Tournament (aka “Kyushu Basho”) of the Grand Sumo takes place in Fukuoka ever...
Sep 27, 2016
You may have stayed up late watching the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio this summer, but did you know another world famous sporting event is coming to closer shores this fall?...
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...