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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!┬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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Ohori Firework Display 2012

The 50th Ohori Firework Display (Ohori Hanabi Taikai) is less than a month away! This is one of Fukuoka’s biggest displays, featuring 6,000 fireworks and an approximate attendance of 450,000 people (last year’s attendance). Fireworks are launched from the island … 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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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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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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