Category Archives: Seasonal/Events

Hakata Hanami 2014: Cherry Blossoms in Fukuoka City

This year’s winter weather has been up and down, with a few unusually cold and warm patches. In Fukuoka, the first cherry blossoms are expected to appear as normal or slightly earlier than usual. In 2014, most flowers will open … Continue reading

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Fukuoka Beach Guide Updated and Upgraded for 2013

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Seasonal Events and Traditions in Fukuoka

This section provides an overview of some of the most popular events and seasonal traditions in and around Fukuoka City. Because these events offer a cultural experience that cannot be had through sightseeing alone, I recommend that all visitors consider … Continue reading

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Hakata Hanami 2013: Cherry Blossoms in Fukuoka City

Update: Due to usual weather patterns, the cherry blossoms have already opened in Fukuoka, and the ideal viewing time has been moved back considerably. So get out there and start picnicking! Winter is starting to fade away, which means the … Continue reading

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Jojima Sake Festival 2013

If you like Japanese sake (nihonshu), then you know that one of the most exciting times of the year has nearly arrived–kurabiraki season!┬áKurabiraki is when sake breweries open their doors to visitors and offer free or low-priced tastings of most … Continue reading

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Hakata Gion Yamakasa Festival 2012

Summer is a time for festivals in Japan, and as July approaches people throughout Fukuoka and other parts of Kyushu begin to prepare for one of Fukuoka City’s most spectacular events, the Hakata Gion Yamakasa Festival. This festival began about … Continue reading

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Fukuoka Beach Guide 2012

This guide is from 2011.┬áThe newest beach guide is available here. Sunny spring has already arrived, and the beach season is soon to follow! Whether you go for surfing, tanning, or just to get away from the stress of your … Continue reading

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