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...
Aug 29, 2013
Often times when you visit famous ruins, there are no buildings left and you cannot tell what was once there. The Korokan-Fukuoka Castle Ruins area, which is now a park in Chuo-ku...
Jul 25, 2013
If you get the urge to visit a nearby island this summer, why not head to Shikanoshima in the northern end of Hakata Bay? With a circumference of 11km, this little island is connec...
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...
Jan 30, 2013
Celebrated throughout Japan on Feb. 3, Setsubun is the day when people throw beans and chant "Out with the devil! In with luck!" to drive bad luck out of their homes. Fukuoka is fa...