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 […]
The traditional Kurume Kasuri is the most well known kasuri in Japan. Kasuri(絣) is a Japanese word for fabric that has been woven with fibres, dyed specifically to create patterns and images on the fabric. Only three countries in the world use this kind of method. While Japan is one of them, the other two are India and Indonesia. It might be known as “ikat”. The techniques and styles are quite similar, yet the each country has their own unique identity. To carry on the traditional Kurume Kasuri technique, the government provides support to the kasuri industry by assisting in […]
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 […]
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 […]
乾杯！-Kanpai- Fukuoka! 7th Yoka By Photo Contest
Let’s give toasts for everyone’s new beginning! What kind of season is it for everyone in February and March? Perhaps, in Japan, the new fiscal year begins in April. Isn’t it a season that everyone is toasting for a farewell or new encounters? Let’s cheer and celebrate our new start of the year in Fukuoka! The theme for this contest is… “Kanpai Fukuoka” We decided this theme to celebrate everyone’s new beginning of the year. All you have to do is add the #fukuokayokaby hashtag to any celebration, toasting photos you have taken recently! Let’s toast with Fukuokans and make a mood of celebration! It will be posted on the […]
8th Fukuoka photo contest in run! Let’s share your most precious moments!
Let’s share everyone’s precious moments! Little by little days are getting warmer . For everyone April is time for changes and fresh new starts. I think it’s time when you will viewing Cherry blossoms with your important person and also great opportunity to make new friends. While this season has a feeling of a fresh new start, We would like to make a photo contest for your most cherished moment photos. “This time Fukuoka photo contest theme is “CHERISH FUKUOKA “ So, this time theme is “CHERISH FUKUOKA”. ”CHERISH” means in English (to care,protect). Also Sakura means cherry blossoms and indicate something fresh and new , so combining those words […]
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