Jun 27, 2014
Water: we need it to live, but per capita household water use in Japan almost doubled between the 1960s and the 2000s. The biggest increase has been recorded in the populous urban ...
May 28, 2014
Located in Higashi-ku, Kashii-gu Shrine is one of the oldest Shinto shrines in Japan. According to legend, Empress Jingu had a shrine built in the year 200 in honor of her husband,...
Apr 30, 2014
Maizuru Park, the site of the ruins of Fukuoka Castle, is well known for its cherry blossoms, but did you know about its peony garden? After the cherry blossoms have fallen, you ca...
Mar 31, 2014
In 1242, Enni Ben'en (posthumous name: Shouichi Kokushi) founded Jotenji Temple, a place with deep ties to Hakata-ori textiles and the presumed origin of the Hakata Yamakasa festiv...
Feb 28, 2014
Located on a hill jutting into Hakata Bay, Nishi Park provides stunning views of the bay as well as Nokonoshima and Shikanoshima islands from its observation deck. Its wealth of na...
Jan 28, 2014
If you think you know Fukuoka, then you can try taking the Fukuoka Kentei (Fukuoka Proficiency Test) that starts in March 2014. The aim of the test is to deepen affection for Fukuo...
Dec 26, 2013
The Fukuoka Art Museum and Fukuoka City Museum are both holding major events over the year-end and New Year's holiday period that are expected to attract many visitors, some of who...
Nov 24, 2013
Christmas originated as a religious event, with families celebrating the holiday together by going to mass at church. Some people might think you cannot enter a church if you are ...
Oct 24, 2013
The best place to sample local cuisine is at the fresh food markets, and one of the most famous markets in Fukuoka is Yanagibashi Market. Located next to the Nakagawa River, Yanag...
Sep 27, 2013
Sanso-dori is a street that runs from Ozasa to Hirao in Chuo-ku. The name is derived from Hiraosanso, a thatched-roof hut located nearby. This was the home of Botoni Nomura, a fema...