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Fukuoka Beach Guide Updated and Upgraded for 2013

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Pepsi Salty Watermelon and Pepsi Black

Continuing the tradition of unusual limited-time flavors (Pepsi Pink, Pepsi Ice Cucumber, Pepsi Azuki, Pepsi Baobab, etc.), Pepsi Japan has debuted its newest concoction for the summer: Pepsi Salty Watermelon. Although this may sound a bit unusual to consumers outside … 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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Hakata Gion Yamakasa Festival 2012

Summer is a time for festivals in Japan, and as July approaches people throughout Fukuoka and other parts of Kyushu begin to prepare for one of Fukuoka City’s most spectacular events, the Hakata Gion Yamakasa Festival. This festival began about … Continue reading

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Fukuoka Beach Guide 2012

This guide is from 2011.┬áThe newest beach guide is available here. Sunny spring has already arrived, and the beach season is soon to follow! Whether you go for surfing, tanning, or just to get away from the stress of your … Continue reading

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Ohori Firework Display 2011

Although I’ve been a bit too busy for a solid update this month, I want to put up a quick post about the 49th Ohori Firework Display (Ohori Hanabi Taikai) coming up next week. This is one of Fukuoka’s biggest … Continue reading

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Fukuoka Beach Guide 2011

This guide is from 2011. The newest beach guide is available here. One things comes to mind when I think of summer: BEACH. There’s no better way to enjoy the sweltering heat than putting on a swimsuit and immersing yourself … Continue reading

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