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Yusentei Park: Fukuoka City’s Best Japanese Garden

Although it is called a park, this is actually a Japanese garden — the best such garden in Fukuoka City. Originally built as a sort of vacation house by the 6th Kuroda clan feudal lord of the castle town of … 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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The Difference Between “Hakata” and “Fukuoka”

Why are both Fukuoka and Hakata used to refer to the same city? This is something I think few Japanese outside the Fukuoka area know the answer to, let alone expats and visitors from abroad. In fact, I didn’t even … Continue reading

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