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Fukuoka Beach Guide Updated and Upgraded for 2013

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Fukuoka Beach Guide 2012

This guide is from 2011.¬†The 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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Green Fukuoka City Loop Bus: A Convenient Way to See the City’s Sights

For visitors to Fukuoka City, the “Green” bus provides an easy way to travel between the city’s famous¬†sights and central districts. Its route connects JR Hakata Station, Gion, Nakasu, Tenjin, Ohori Park, Fukuoka Tower, the international ferry terminal (at night), … Continue reading

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New Possibilities in Fukuoka Public Transit: Nanakuma Subway Line Extension and Possible LRT Introduction

Fukuoka is known for its extremely convenient airport and seaport access, and this combined with a centrally located Shinkansen (“bullet train”) station that acts as the terminus for the Sanyo Shinkansen Line as well as the new Kyushu Shinkansen Line … Continue reading

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Disc Golf in Fukuoka City

With the end of summer and the onset of moderate fall temperatures, it’s time to get active! Personally, disc golf (also known unofficially as Frisbee golf) is one of my favorite sports, and despite the scarcity of courses in Japan, … Continue reading

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Gunkanjima: Nagasaki’s “Battleship Island” Ghost Town

Ghost towns are powerful spectacles. Because built environments are strong symbols human life, it is disconcerting to see a town completely abandoned, thrown away as if it were nothing–a fully built urban environment completely devoid of the residents it once … 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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Delving Deeper: Local Temples and Shrines of Fukuoka City

Recently, having finally finished cleaning up and hauling furniture, the combination of the desire to relax and passable weather was enough to prompt me to get out and start exploring Fukuoka City in more depth. I had been to Atago … Continue reading

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Fukuoka Now Lifeline: Information About the Current Earthquake/Tsunami Crisis and Disaster Preparedness in Fukuoka

  Fukuoka Now Lifeline, a new website, has gone online with the goal of acting as a center of disaster preparedness information for expats and other non-Japanese in the Fukuoka area. If the recent events have taught us anything, being … 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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