Jun 26, 2013
Fukuoka's appeal lies in its compact size, and one telling feature of this is its excellent transportation access. For instance, the airport is located close to the city center. In...
May 27, 2013
Sometimes things that seem commonplace to those of us who live in Fukuoka are considered remarkable in other parts of Japan. One example of this is the City's trash collection syst...
Apr 26, 2013
The Fukuoka City Museum is currently holding an exhibit called "The First Zen Temple Shofukuji" until June 16. As the title of this exhibit implies, Shofukuji Temple in Hakata-ku ...
Mar 29, 2013
A series of roads, or kaido, were built throughout Japan in the Edo Era for both feudal lords trekking to Edo and regular travelers. The most famous road in Kyushu was the Nagasaki...
Feb 28, 2013
NHK has announced it will air “Gunshi Kanbei” (Kanbei, the Strategist), a serial drama depicting Kanbei Kuroda, the founding father of Fukuoka, next year. Kanbei (aka Yoshitaka) wa...
Dec 1, 2011
The opportunities for gift-giving will increase with Christmas and New Year’s approaching. Happily, several new shopping spots perfect for gift selection have opened their doors in...
Nov 1, 2011
Many traditional crafts that utilize manual dexterity still survive in Hakata. One facility where all of these crafts can be seen is the Hakata Traditional Craft Center.
Oct 1, 2011
Created in Germany, the environmentally friendly velotaxis are large tricycles designed to carry passengers as well as the driver. They’re starting to be seen in greater numbers in...
Sep 1, 2011
The streets of Fukuoka come alive every autumn with a dazzling array of events for Asia Month. One of those events is the Focus on Asia Fukuoka International Film Festival.
Aug 1, 2011
Konoha Mall Hashimoto, a large commercial facility, has opened in Fukuoka City’s Nishi Ward. One shop in the complex is an interesting establishment called M&M slow, which sells su...