Happy New Year! So without losing a beat, we roll into our third decade of publication! 2019 will be big for Fukuoka as it hosts Rugby World Cup 2019 matches. Learn how to book tickets starting January 19! For a unique meal near Kushida Shrine, try Jujuan where a beef version of a local favorite, steamed eel dish, is served. Then for another unique dish, check out Buta Soba’s clear tonkotsu (pork) noodle dish along with dumplings and tasty side dishes. Not your average tonkotsu ramen shop! Next, serving hand drip coffee and Japanese sweets Étoile Coffee brings yet another new cafe experience to Fukuoka. For a hip nightspot, Como Es in Yakuin, a two-story house converted into a music bar with DJ’s spinning music from a collection of thousands of LPs is your ticket. Then in this month’s Itoshima Now read about Little Souk, the first and only Middle Eastern cafe and shop (with shisha pipes, smoothies and more!). Or drop by Sandwich Shop for great sandwiches and a view of the sea. And finally, as always there are lots of events this month – read on!
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Jujuan – Gourmet
Étoile Coffee – Cafe
Buta Soba Tsukiya – Noodle
Como Es – Bar
Yokaban NY – new open!
Itoshima Now! January 2019 – Feature
Rugby World Cup 2019 Japan in Fukuoka! – Feature