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Hakata Hanami 2014: Cherry Blossoms in Fukuoka City

This year’s winter weather has been up and down, with a few unusually cold and warm patches. In Fukuoka, the first cherry blossoms are expected to appear as normal or slightly earlier than usual. In 2014, most flowers will open … 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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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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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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Ohori Firework Display 2012

The 50th Ohori Firework Display (Ohori Hanabi Taikai) is less than a month away! This is one of Fukuoka’s biggest displays, featuring 6,000 fireworks and an approximate attendance of 450,000 people (last year’s attendance). Fireworks are launched from the island … 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 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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