Tag Archives: Tenjin

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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Japanese Addresses and Meanings of Place Names

The Japanese address system is much different from systems found in Western countries. Most small streets are unnamed, and in most cities the addresses are based on named areas which are divided and subdivided into numbered sections.  For example, the … Continue reading

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Mihara Tofu-ten

If you are a fan of tofu (which I certainly am), then Mihara Tofu-ten (三原豆腐店) should be your first stop in Fukuoka. From standard tofu dishes to innovative tofu delicacies and desserts, this shop has it all. A carefully assembled … 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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The Best of Fukuoka’s Ramen (2nd Edition)

(Read the full ramen guide here) This is the second of my new and ongoing series of posts on recommended ramen restaurants in Fukuoka. Hakata Ramen is widely known as the best tonkotsu (pork bone broth) ramen in Japan, and it is easily Fukuoka’s most famous … Continue reading

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The Best of Fukuoka’s Ramen (1st Edition)

(Read the full ramen guide here) Hakata Ramen is widely known as the best tonkotsu (pork bone broth) ramen in Japan, and it is easily Fukuoka’s most famous food (with mentaiko likely coming in as a close second). Handmade noodles, rich-and-oily broth, savory slabs … Continue reading

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Kego Shrine Foot Bath

I’d like to start this, my 50th post, by thanking all of my loyal readers for their continuing support. Finding Fukuoka has steadily gained popularity since its humble beginnings, with a notable spike in visits in 2012. As a token of my … Continue reading

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