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Isla de Salsa 2015 – Saturday Report

Fukuoka Now’s new Editor and dance enthusiast, Jess McHugh, shook her hips to the international beats of Isla de Salsa yesterday. Here’s her insider’s guide: Salsa, tango, bellydance: the Isla de Salsa is a spicy mix of international booty-shakers. The sun shone its own smile down on the laughing and dancing crowds celebrating Isla de […]

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Teriha Spa Resort – Largest Spa in Kyushu

Onsen are great (once you get past the nakedness of it all), a wonderful tradition to experience; but there is another aspect of the Japanese bathing world which less tourists are likely to have tried, the deluxe super sento. A sento is a set of public baths, where families traditionally have gone for their daily […]

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Kego Bacchus

One little badge can get you an all-you-can-drink pass to 21 different bars in the Kego area. Simply go to any of the shops on the map below and buy a ticket to the event (either in advance or on the night), and they’ll exchange this for your badge (which will also make a great souvenir). At each of the shops…

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Fukuoka International Ballet Festival – July 2016

Those who love pliés and pirouettes will be happy to hear that something very special is in the works. Last week, internationally seasoned ballet professionals Frank van Tongeren and Fukuoka-born Machi Muto visited the Fukuoka Now office to break the news. This husband-and-wife duo are organising a Kyushu-based Festival of Ballet in conjunction with Minokami […]

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Cardboard Maze Land at Fukuoka Tower

Kids can have hours of fun with the simplest cardboard box and the power of imagination, but Fukuoka Tower is preparing to blow their minds. They are creating a whole world of cardboard for kids to explore! This will include a cardboard maze, a cardboard house and cardboard building blocks. The real show stealers, however, will be…

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Hakata Summer Festival 2015

The first ever Hakata Summer Festival is taking over the space in front of Hakata Station for a week of live music and dance. Each day has a different theme, so here’s the schedule…

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Udon Wasuke

Fukuoka’s claim to be the birthplace of Japanese udon noodles is subject to debate, but when it comes to goboten udon (udon noodles with burdock tempura), there’s no question: Fukuoka did it first, and still does it best. Udon Wasuke is a particularly popular place to try this local favorite…

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Yoshizuka Unagiya

In Japan, there is an age-old custom of eating eel when the heat hits. In Fukuoka, the locals know that if you want good eel, you have to go to Yoshizuka. Founded in 1873, Yoshizuka Unagiya first set up shop in Yoshizuka, but now calls a riverside venue…

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This Month in Fukuoka – August

Welcome to Fukuoka Now! Since 1998 our team of local experts have been introducing the best of Fukuoka to the world.

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Fukuoka Night Cruises

This summer, Fukuoka City is operating night cruises that sail from the Hakata Port. The boats will pass by Island City, Shikanoshima, Nokonoshima, Marinoa, Seaside Momochi…

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