Historically, Sake was Stored in
Wooden Barrels, Now Most Commonly Seen as Offerings at Shrines

Fukuoka Sake Directory and Map

Below is our guide to 70 sake breweries in Fukuoka Prefecture. Addresses, telephone numbers, public tour information, annual events and their official websites. Be sure to read our feature report on sake in Fukuoka here: http://fukuoka-now.com/feature/sake-guide/

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April 2015 Fukuoka Now

Sakura and ohanami are the darlings of spring in Japan but this month we turn our attention to another much-loved part of Japanese culture and tradition – sake! While many think of Fukuoka as more of a shochu drinking town we discovered that it’s home to a huge array of premium sake producers. And to help you find them, we’ve posted an English language guide to 70 sake breweries in Fukuoka! Meanwhile, our interview this month is with one of the most successful and well known restaurateurs in Japan – Salvatore Cuomo a.k.a “The Pizza Man.” Hear his life story and how he came to live in Fukuoka. On our gourmet page we visit very a unique yatai, Hanayama, in Hakozaki. Finally, have you ever wondered where Watanabe-dori, the big boulevard in Tenjin, got its name? We give you the skinny on that and more in this month’s Fukuoka Topic section. Lots more good information for Fukuoka online too – so go and get it! Share it with your friends too!

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Sake in Fukuoka

While in Japan sake (酒) refers to alcohol in general, to the outside world it means just one thing, the usually clear, fairly strong ‘rice wine’ that is served at your local Japanese restaurant back home. The drink being referred to is actually nihonshu (日本酒 lit. Japanese sake)

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Fukuoka City Bulletin April 2015

Selected news topics by Fukuoka Now from Fukuoka’s Shisei Dayori.

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Fukuoka Surfing Guide

As an island nation, Japan certainly has its fair share of splendid coastline. Residents of Fukuoka are blessed with beautiful beaches on their doorsteps, and Kyushu’s relatively mild climate makes it possible to enjoy the water all year round. And, while the beach-side facilities may not be everything you’d expect back home, Fukuoka and Kyushu have much to offer surfers of all levels…

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Fukuoka City Bulletin March 2015

Selected news topics by Fukuoka Now from Fukuoka’s Shisei Dayori.

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February 2015 Fukuoka Now

As always, this month’s issue is free, and because we know our readers appreciate free stuff, we’ve compiled a list of 30 Free Things To Do in Fukuoka. If you know of more free things please let us know and we’ll add it to our website. On our snapshot page, we have a report on ‘Citizen’s Appreciation Day at Nagahama Fish Market, where you can observe tuna auctions and participate in fish-filleting classes. February is action-packed with many events including Fukuoka Now’s very own Valentine’s Party which this year features entertainment by Drag Queens and Go Go Boys.

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Interview – Mayor Soichiro Takashima: Four More Years

On November 16, 2014, Fukuoka’s young and charismatic Mayor was re-elected for a second term. The Mayor, who places priority on clear and open communication sat down with Fukuoka Now’s publisher Nick Szasz to talk about his plans for the next four years.

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Nagahama Fish Market Citizen’s Day – Report

Every half-decent guidebook of Japan introduces going to the fish market as a must-do. Why? To find out, Fukuoka Now checked out a recent public day at the city’s central wholesale market.

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FREE! 30 things to do in Fukuoka!

Exploring an exciting town like Fukuoka, packed with historical landmarks, great shopping and plenty of places to dine, you can easily slaughter your wallet in a single day. But the best things in life are free! So we’ve listed up 30 things to enjoy for FREE. Here’s the the first seven – go online for details and more!

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