Tag Archives: Hakata

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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Tensuian Miki: A Solid Izakaya with Excellent Sake

Tensuian Miki (呑酔庵 味季) specializes in mizutaki and other cuisine using fresh, local chicken (including chicken sashimi). The nihonshu (Japanese sake) menu boasts a regularly updated, diverse, fascinating selection of reasonably priced drinks that even connoisseurs can enjoy, and their selection of … Continue reading

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Naka River / Hakata Bay Sightseeing Cruises

Three companies operate sightseeing boats in Fukuoka City along five courses starting from Fuku-Haku Deaibashi Bridge in Tenjin Central Park, and passengers can enjoy Fukuoka’s cityscape from the water day or night on cruises that travel up and down the Naka … Continue reading

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Fujiyoshi: Unique Yakitori Selections

Fujiyoshi (藤よし) is a long-established yakitori shop located in Nishi-Nakasu (home to some of Fukuoka’s best restaurants) that provides nothing but the best in savory chicken skewers. They offer rare parts of the chicken not available at other shops at … Continue reading

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Fukuoka Beach Guide Updated and Upgraded for 2013

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Hakata Port Tower and Bayside Place Hakata

Before Fukuoka’s shiny Momochi-area landmark Fukuoka Tower was built, the city had another bay-side landmark in the older, more industrial Hakata Port area. The modest-sized Hakata Port Tower, completed in 1964, is now eclipsed by many of the apartment and office … Continue reading

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Japanese Addresses and Meanings of Place Names

The Japanese address system is much different from systems found in Western countries. Most small streets are unnamed, and in most cities the addresses are based on named areas which are divided and subdivided into numbered sections.  For example, the … Continue reading

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