Gokaimaru In this article we will be checking-out Gokaimaru on Nishidori! With its clean, simple interior, Gokaimaru feels like a true seafood restaurant. The Japanese calligraphy on the menu is absolutely exquisite! The menu has also been translated into a number of languages, so there is no need to worry if you do not read Japanese. The hirame (flounder) sashimi is simply delightful! The restaurant serves thinly sliced hirame with lemon and momiji-oroshi (thinly sliced daikon radish). The white meat of the fish is so fresh the dish almost looks likes its sparkling. Funamori (boat-wrap sushi) The Japanese name of the restaurant implies a high level of quality and it is […]
Experience Milling Matcha! This is an incredible opportunity to mill your own matcha and try the results! Usually you just drink matcha, right? Well, at this unique museum cum workshop, you can sample matcha that you have milled yourself! Cha no Bunkakan (Tea Museum) The Cha no Bunkakan (Tea Museum) is a facility in Hoshino Village (Yame City, Fukuoka Prefecture) where visitors can learn more about the history and culture of tea. You can find-out more about the Yame brand of green tea, which is known throughout the country, and also have all kinds of fun, tea-related experiences. Try Grinding Matcha with a Stone Mill This fantastic experience lets customers grind their […]
King Hakata A Fun Experience for People Visiting Japan! If you are in Hakata you will never be short of things to do! There is a wide range of uniquely Japanese experiences to try out, such as pachinko! We stopped by King Hakata to give it a go! Pachinko is a great way to experience a part of Japanese culture that not everyone knows about. Not quite like anything else, it’s a cross between an arcade game and a slot machine. King Hakata is in walking distance from Hakata Station and you won’t have any problem getting there; it’s in an easily accessible spot and is well-worth checking out if […]
Sightseeing around Fukuoka in a Kimono! Interested in spending a day sightseeing in Dazaifu? Why not take the opportunity of renting a kimono and exploring the local area wearing a traditional Japanese outfit! Hanamizuki is a store in the local area that specialises in kimono rental and offers great rates. Find-out more, here. Visitors will be able spot Hanamizuki after making their way down the Dazaifu Sando and then walking towards the left. The changing area is on the second floor. You will find the stairs located to the right hand side of the building. They have a great range of kimono and yukata in stock, so you are […]
Sakana Ichiba: Seafood Restaurant Right in the Center of Fukuoka’s Downtown Area! It can sometimes be hard to go back to work or schools after a long break! But heading out with some friends to a restaurant in the evening can help ease you back into the daily grind. If you are looking for an eatery to do just that and take your mind of things, then Sakana Ichiba is a great option. It is very easy to access. Just get off the subway at Akasaka station (just one stop way from Tenjin) and head-up to the ground level through exit No. 5. Walk towards the right and you will find […]
Yafuoku! Dome If you are talking about Japan’s 12 professional baseball teams, you would have to say that the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks are one of the most famous and successful teams in the Pacific League! 09/17。 また来た！また無料で！ #yokabyfukuoka #tripsgift A post shared by ティンティン in 福岡 (@taiwanting_fukuoka) on Sep 17, 2016 at 2:31am PDT Their home stadium, the Yafuoku! Dome, is one of the biggest baseball grounds in the country. Huge numbers of locals turn up to every match to show their support for the Hawks! The atmosphere is definitely something that is worth experiencing for any visitors to Japan!
Lighting up the Autumn Nights, Dazaifu Tenmangu Koto no Hikari!
Dazaifu Koto no Hikari This charming lantern festival is held in Dazaifu for a few evenings in late September. A huge number of lights line the streets around the city, connecting the Kyushu National Museum, with Dazaifu Tenmangu, and the surrounding Mozen-machi area. It’s a wonderful opportunity to take in some of the most famous local sites, such as Kanzeon-ji, Kaidan-in, Dazaifu Seicho, and Mizuki Ato after the sun goes down! Dazaifu Tenmangu is famously dedicated to the god of learning Sugawara no Michizane! Make sure to get across to one of the best sightseeing spots in Fukuoka, and experience the ancient city of Dazaifu as you have never seen […]
Chikugo-Funagoya Fireworks Display the Perfect Place to Propose!
Chikugo-Funagoya Hanabi Zaikai (Fireworks Display) If you are looking for a location to declare your love to a partner… How about one of the biggest firework displays in the Chikugo region? The Chikugo-Funagoya Fireworks Display Executive Committee are looking for people to attend the event who are serious about purposing to their partner! Asking your love to marry you at an event attended by around 40,000 people is sure to memorable! You and your partner will never forget the night you got engaged! Its sure to be a great display! Make sure not to miss it! And of course it is fine to turn up and just enjoy the fireworks! It […]
Enjoy Fireworks Over the Kanmon Straits!
Enjoy a fantastic fireworks display over the sea that between Kyushu and Honshu! The Kanmon Kaikyo Hanabi Taikai (Kanmon Straits Fireworks Display)! This well-known fireworks display gives visitors the chance to enjoy seeing the sky over the Kanmon Straits, the stretch of water that separates Kyushu and Honshu, illuminated for a night in August! The Kanmon Kaikyo Hanabi Taikai is a spectacle that has captured the imagination of huge numbers of people! The areas around the Kanmon Kaikyo get extremely crowded during this time of the year. It can be quite tricky to get around! But at the same time, these kinds of crowds are proof of the event’s […]
Hojoya Festival at Hakozaki-gu!
Hojoya (or Hojoe) Festival at Hakazaki-gu is one of the three biggest festivals in Fukuoka! Spring’s Hakata Dontaku, Summer’s Hakata Gion Yamakasa, and Autumn’s Hakozaki-gu Hajoya make up the holy trinity of festivals in Fukuoka! This event started out as originally a Buddhist ritual that warned against the dangers of needles killing, and was held as a means of giving thanks to the harvest. If you are interested in finding-out more about the history of this festival, make sure to check-out this link! This open air festival is known for its incredibly lively atmosphere! The passage leading up to Hakozaki-gu is lined with over 500 stalls! There is so […]
One of Fukuoka’s Biggest Festivals! Hakata Gion Yamakasa 2017
Hakata Gion Yamakasa 2017 was held from July 1st to July 15th. Hakata Gion Yamakasa is one of Fukuoka’s biggest festivals and has a history that stretches back more than 700 years. The main event of the Yamakasa festival is known as Oiyama, which involves locals racing around the city center in teams carrying huge floats on their shoulders. It is truly an impressive sight to behold! This annual festival really gives spectators the opportunity to come into contact with the soul and spirit of Hakata! Hakata Gion Yamakasa official website: http://www.hakatayamakasa.com/
Night-time Aquarium at Marine World!
A Great Date Night Idea! This is fun hang out is one of the best, most creative places to go on a date in Fukuoka! Especially if you head over there after the sunsets! Marine World is now hosting night-time aquarium events. With the Port of Hakata providing the backdrop, the after dark dolphin show gives visitors the chance to witness rare sea life that can only be seen at night! Viewing these kinds of surroundings at night is a fantastically romantic experience that is well worth checking out with your partner! Dates: July 15th to August 31st 2017 Weekends and national holidays from September 2nd to September 30th 2017 Marine World […]
THE LATEST POSTS
What can you get up to with 5,000 yen around the streets of Tenjin?
Underground VS Street Level Shopping in Fukuoka! What can yo
How far can you get with 5,000 yen in Tenjin's underground shopping area?
Underground VS Street Level Shopping in Fukuoka! How far ca
Special feature on where to enjoy the Autumn leaves in Fukuoka!
Autumn Leaves Driving Course in Fukuoka The hot summer weat
Purchase Yoka Map Coupons for just 2,000 yen and spend up to 30,000 yen on purchases over a two month period!
Yoka Map Coupons "I want to eat in the most delicious resta
Sightseeing Spots, Great Food, Shopping, and so much more! Find-out more about what Fukuoka has to offer!
Photo provided by Fukuoka City Fukuoka Since an