Tag Archives: Fukuoka

Unforgettable: Kyushu by Local Train

In the spring of 2012, I took a trip around the island of Kyushu by train. The route was a massive loop hugging the coasts of the island, and the journey lasted almost two weeks. My primary means of transport … Continue reading

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Hakata Hanami 2014: Cherry Blossoms in Fukuoka City

This year’s winter weather has been up and down, with a few unusually cold and warm patches. In Fukuoka, the first cherry blossoms are expected to appear as normal or slightly earlier than usual. In 2014, most flowers will open … Continue reading

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B-kyu Cuisine: Delicious Undercurrent in the Japanese Culinary World

If you have been in Japan for some time or enjoy following Japanese cultural trends, chances are you have already heard the phrase B-kyu cuisine or B-kyu gourmet. It is often used in reference to cheap and tasty foods, but what exactly … Continue reading

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Finding Fukuoka: Kindle Edition

Happy New Year! The Kindle Edition of Finding Fukuoka: A Travel and Dining Guide for the Fukuoka City Area is now available via Amazon sites around the world! That means it can be purchased on Amazon Japan, Amazon USA and elsewhere … Continue reading

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Finding Fukuoka Released in Japan (New Online Store)

The Finding Fukuoka online store is officially online! This means that  Finding Fukuoka: A Travel and Dining Guide for the Fukuoka City Area is now available to customers in Japan. My first travel guide, Osaka Insider: A Travel Guide for Osaka Prefecture, … Continue reading

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Finding Fukuoka Guidebook Released in the United States and Europe

My second guidebook, Finding Fukuoka: A Travel and Dining Guide for the Fukuoka City Area, is now available in the United States and Europe through Amazon. Finding Fukuoka is the first definitive English-language guide to the city of Fukuoka, Kyushu’s … Continue reading

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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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