Category Archives: Seasonal/Events

Nighttime Cherry Blossom Illumination Event at Fukuoka Castle

This year’s cherry blossoms have already started to appear! A special cherry blossom event is being held in the interior courtyard of the Fukuoka Castle ruins from March 28 to April 8, 2012, during which time the blossoming cherry trees are … Continue reading

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Hakata Hanami 2012: Cherry Blossoms in Fukuoka City

Despite the recent snowfall and frigid temperatures, the season for cherry blossom viewing is drawing near. The best time for viewing cherry blossoms in Fukuoka in 2012 will be April 4 to 13 (subject to change depending on the weather). Here … Continue reading

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Ohori Firework Display 2011

Although I’ve been a bit too busy for a solid update this month, I want to put up a quick post about the 49th Ohori Firework Display (Ohori Hanabi Taikai) coming up next week. This is one of Fukuoka’s biggest … Continue reading

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Tour of Tastes: Shinkansen Meal Featuring Foods from Osaka to Kagoshima

Recently, on a ride from Osaka to Fukuoka on the Shinkansen (“bullet train”), I was surprised to find a new, limited-time bento (meal comprising various small portions arranged in a box) on the menu. In order to commemorate the completion … Continue reading

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Fukuoka Beach Guide 2011

This guide is from 2011. The newest beach guide is available here. One things comes to mind when I think of summer: BEACH. There’s no better way to enjoy the sweltering heat than putting on a swimsuit and immersing yourself … Continue reading

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Hakata Hanami: Fukuoka Cherry Blossom Viewing Spots for 2011

As winter fades away and the sun begins to make daily appearances, the cherry blossom season is almost upon us. The best time for viewing blossoms in Fukuoka in 2011 will be March 30 to April 7 (according to the … Continue reading

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