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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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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!¬†Kurabiraki is when sake breweries open their doors to visitors and offer free or low-priced tastings of most … Continue reading

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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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Fukuoka Tower

Although Fukuoka City is more famous for its food and culture than its landmarks, Fukuoka Tower is one landmark worth seeing. Built to succeed the aging Hakata Port Tower as a symbol for the city, Fukuoka Tower is 234 meters … 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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