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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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The Four Seasons in Japan

If you spend enough time in Japan, you will most likely be told at some point that “Japan has four seasons” as one of the country’s most unique qualities. Although this seems a bit absurd considering that most countries have … 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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Kyushu Ramen: A Comparison of Fukuoka, Kumamoto and Kagoshima

Hakata ramen, also known Nagahama ramen, comes from Fukuoka and is by far the most famous style ramen from Kyushu. However, within the island of Kyushu itself, Fukuoka’s ramen is only one of the three major varieties, the other two … Continue reading

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Seasonal Events and Traditions in Fukuoka

This section provides an overview of some of the most popular events and seasonal traditions in and around Fukuoka City. Because these events offer a cultural experience that cannot be had through sightseeing alone, I recommend that all visitors consider … Continue reading

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