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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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JR’s “Seven Stars in Kyushu” Luxury Sightseeing Train

The Kyushu Railway Company (JR Kyushu) is planning to launch a new luxury train service in October 2013 known as “Seven Stars in Kyushu.” They are referring to it in English as a “cruise train,” and much like a cruise … Continue reading

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New Ramen Section on Finding Fukuoka!

I have added a new permanent ramen guide section to the website! Now you can see all the recommended ramen restaurants I have recommended in past posts all in one place, as well as a new “ramen tutorial” section to get … 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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Tour of Tastes: Shinkansen Meal Featuring Foods from Osaka to Kagoshima

Recently, on a ride from Osaka to Fukuoka on the Shinkansen (“bullet train”), I was surprised to find a new, limited-time bento (meal comprising various small portions arranged in a box) on the menu. In order to commemorate the completion … Continue reading

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Traffic Manners in Fukuoka: A How-To Guide

Fukuoka has some of the most creative traffic manners in Japan, but to the uninformed and inexperienced, things may be a bit confusing at first. The following is a set of general guidelines and tips to make sure you can … 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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