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Top Ten Japanese Character Mascots 2013

The time has come to announce Finding Fukuoka’s top ten yuru-kyara (character mascots for PR purposes) for 2013. The intense proliferation of these characters in every aspect of Japanese life has presented a plethora of amazing candidates for this list, and it … Continue reading

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Fukuoka Beach Guide Updated and Upgraded for 2013

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The Best of Fukuoka’s Ramen (3rd Edition)

(Read the full ramen guide here) This is the in my series of posts on recommended ramen restaurants in Fukuoka. I also recommend taking a look at the first edition and second edition. Hakata Ramen is widely known as the best tonkotsu (pork bone broth) ramen in Japan, and … 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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Yusentei Park: Fukuoka City’s Best Japanese Garden

Although it is called a park, this is actually a Japanese garden — the best such garden in Fukuoka City. Originally built as a sort of vacation house by the 6th Kuroda clan feudal lord of the castle town of … Continue reading

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The Best of Fukuoka’s Ramen (2nd Edition)

(Read the full ramen guide here) This is the second of my new and ongoing series of posts on recommended ramen restaurants in Fukuoka. Hakata Ramen is widely known as the best tonkotsu (pork bone broth) ramen in Japan, and it is easily Fukuoka’s most famous … Continue reading

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The Best of Fukuoka’s Ramen (1st Edition)

(Read the full ramen guide here) Hakata Ramen is widely known as the best tonkotsu (pork bone broth) ramen in Japan, and it is easily Fukuoka’s most famous food (with mentaiko likely coming in as a close second). Handmade noodles, rich-and-oily broth, savory slabs … Continue reading

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