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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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The Best of Fukuoka’s Ramen (3rd Edition)

(Read the full ramen guide here) This is the in my series of posts on recommended ramen restaurants in Fukuoka. I also recommend taking a look at the first edition and second edition. Hakata Ramen is widely known as the best tonkotsu (pork bone broth) ramen in Japan, and … Continue reading

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Hakata Hanami 2013: Cherry Blossoms in Fukuoka City

Update: Due to usual weather patterns, the cherry blossoms have already opened in Fukuoka, and the ideal viewing time has been moved back considerably. So get out there and start picnicking! Winter is starting to fade away, which means the … Continue reading

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Living in Japan Without Being a Gaijin

I was born and raised in the United States, and living there during my youth made me into the person I am today. There are many advantages and disadvantages to life in the USA, as with any country. However, my … Continue reading

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Progress Report on the Finding Fukuoka Guidebook

I’m making steady progress on the first draft of the Finding Fukuoka guidebook, and the final product should be finished and released sometime in 2013 (the specific date depends heavily on my work schedule, but I’m aiming for the first … Continue reading

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Curry Club Ruu: Curry with a Hint of Miyazaki

If you want to try Japanese curry in Fukuoka, Curry Club Ruu (カレー倶楽部ルウ) is the first place you should go. Their origins are in Miyazaki, a lovely prefecture in southern Kyushu, and this shop’s curry is popular enough that they … Continue reading

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