Tag Archives: Hakata

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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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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Hakata Ippudo: The Power of Fukuoka’s Ramen

Most people living in Japan know that Hakata ramen (ramen from Fukuoka) is the most famous variety in the country. Oily, thick tonkotsu (pork bone) broth, fresh noodles, mounds of meat and ingredients on top–it’s not your typical Cup O’ Noodles. … Continue reading

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La Borracha: Authentic Mexican Food in Takasago

If you are looking for good Mexican in Fukuoka, this should be your first stop. La Borracha is a Mexican restaurant located in Takasago, just off of Nisseki-dori Blvd. and not far from Yakuin and Watanabe-dori. The restaurant’s founder lived … Continue reading

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Hakata Hanami 2012: Cherry Blossoms in Fukuoka City

Despite the recent snowfall and frigid temperatures, the season for cherry blossom viewing is drawing near. The best time for viewing cherry blossoms in Fukuoka in 2012 will be April 4 to 13 (subject to change depending on the weather). Here … 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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Famous Foods of Fukuoka

Fukuoka is widely known for its rich culinary culture, and any visitor to the city would be missing out if they didn’t sample the rich variety of cuisine available. The following is a brief introduction to the most famous of … Continue reading

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Fukuoka Subway System Symbols: Hakozaki Line

The Fukuoka City Subway system is unique in that each station has its own symbol, a depiction showing something characteristic about the district or area that station is in. Continuing on from a previous post covering the symbols of the … Continue reading

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Atago Shrine

Atago Shrine is one of the three major Shinto shrines in Japan dedicated to the deity Atago, and also the oldest shrine in Fukuoka City. Originally established in the first century AD as Washio Shrine, it initially enshrined two gods, … Continue reading

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Fukuoka Subway Station Symbols: Kuko Line

The Fukuoka City Subway system is unique in that each station has its own symbol, a depiction showing something characteristic about the district or area that station is in. Although this slightly confusing system has now been augmented by letter-number … Continue reading

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