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Affordable Japanese make-up? 5 high quality brands for everyone.

Japanese make-up is considered as a high quality and also less harmful because of ingredients used in it which makes it very attractive. To be honest high quality make-up doesn’t need to be expensive. Here I will introduce some pretty good and affordable Japanese brands. Canmake Canmake is a brand with a cute and girly design. A really adorable point is that mainly consist natural ingredients in their products, which makes them less harmful for your skin. They also sell a very big variation of products, so that everyone can find their favorite items. Price: 500-1500 yen Link: http://www.canmake.com/   Daiso Daiso is one of the most famous 100Yen stores in […]

Being stylish in Japan- a brief look at fashion culture and shops guide

When it comes to fashion, Japan can be an overwhelming experience. The first time you enter a department store can be shocking. So many different shops and styles you may have never seen before. To find your way through these fashion paradises can be difficult. This article will give you a first short review of some styles for women. Casual  Source: http://www.uniqlo.com/jp/stylingbook/pc/style/10006459   https://www.vivre-shop.jp/tenjin/shop/727 The casual style uses mainly basic colors and designs. You will not find much playful decoration on the clothes. So it gives you a sporty and simple look. This style is ideal for everyday activities, like going shopping, having a stroll, or playing with children. Shop recommendations: UNIQLO, […]

Fukuoka’s most splendid greens and sacred places

Have you ever wanted to see and experience a Shinto shrine or Buddhist temple by yourself? Or have a walk in a real traditional Japanese garden? If your answer is positive then you have to come to Fukuoka and visit 8 the most splendid gardens and holy places around the city. Only there you can find some of the oldest and most famous shrines and temples in Japan. Besides that , beautiful gardens and parks are inviting you for a stroll or a cup of delicious Japanese tea. So here are the most amazing spots, which you definitely shouldn’t miss when you come to visit wonderful city of Fukuoka. Maizuru […]

From Marizon to Nishijin – 1 day at Sazae-san Street

Marizon is a very beautiful place, but do you want to spend here a whole day? So how about exploring Sazae-san Street, too? Between Marizon and Nishijin Station you can find very interesting places along the 2 km long route. Come and let’s have a little stroll around Sazae-san Street! But first, why this street has such a unusual name? It is said, that while Machiko Hasegawa, author of the manga and anime “Sazae san”, was in this area, the idea for the series was born, and in honor of this the street was named Sazae-san Dori. Along this street you can find several signs linked to Sazae-san. Marizon Marizon […]

What can you get up to with 5,000 yen around the streets of Tenjin?

Underground VS Street Level Shopping in Fukuoka! What can you get up to with 5,000 yen around the streets of Tenjin? We sent one team to explore the underground shopping areas in Fukuoka City, and one to check-out all the best hangouts on street level. We gave them each 5,000 yen spending money and followed them around to see what they got up to! Find-out who had more fun and got the most out of their money! Keita Downes and Ohrim Kwon went to explore the streets of Tenjin to search for bargains! Check-out our report on the Tenjin Chikagai, here! Prizes to be won! Make sure to vote by tagging the […]

How far can you get with 5,000 yen in Tenjin’s underground shopping area?

Underground VS Street Level Shopping in Fukuoka! How far can you get with 5,000 yen in Tenjin’s underground shopping area? We sent one team to explore the underground shopping areas in Fukuoka City, and one to check-out all the best hangouts on the street level. We gave them each 5,000 yen spending money and followed them around to see what they got up to! Yue Jonneiy (left) and May Meng Hanqing (right) went to explore the Tenjin Chikagai, here is what they got up to! Click here for our report on street level shopping in the Daimyo area! Prizes to be Won! Make sure to vote by tagging the team that you […]

Special feature on where to enjoy the Autumn leaves in Fukuoka!

Autumn Leaves Driving Course in Fukuoka The hot summer weather is finally coming to an end! And that can only mean one thing… It’s nearly time for Autumn and the leaves to start changing color! There are always a lot of people visiting Japan who want to view the leaves changing color (koyo)! But a lot of the best places to enjoy this fabulous sight are located in the countryside! There might be a few locations that you haven’t had the chance to find-out about! For this special feature, we rented a car and then headed around Fukuoka exploring some of the best places to view Autumn foliage in the […]

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 restaurants Fukuoka has to offer!”  “I want to visit Fukuoka’s most stylish cafes!” “I want to look my absolute best and be beautiful in Fukuoka!”  “I want to have experiences that are completely unique to Fukuoka!” Does this ring a bell, or sounds like something you might have have been thinking? If the answer is yes, then why not make a few savings in the process? If it sounds like something that might be of interest, make sure to get your hands on the Yoka Map coupons! What are Yoka Map Coupons? Yoka Map Coupons are a set of […]

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 ancient times, Fukuoka has played an important role as a point of trade with mainland China and the Korean Peninsula. Even today the area is still frequently referred to as the “gateway to Asia,” and welcomes huge numbers of tourists from the continent. Although Fukuoka has started to gain greater levels of attention, there are still many people who are not familiar with the area. If you are you planning to visit Fukuoka, but aren’t not sure where to go, or what to do, here are a few ideas! Looking to do a bit of Sightseeing?  Here are some of the most famous […]

“What? That dish is originally from Fukuoka!”  Enjoy our special feature on foods you might be surprised to hear originated in Fukuoka!

 When you talk about dishes that have originated in Fukuoka, what usually comes to mind? Probably tonkotsu ramen, right? Well, it is certainly true that it is one of the most famous foods to come out of Fukuoka, but there is a whole of range of fantastic dishes from Fukuoka that are not so widely known. We’ll be introducing to some of them, so keep on reading to find-out more! Udon Many people are familiar with udon, but perhaps not everyone is aware that it was first developed in Fukuoka. It can be traced back to 1241, when the Kamakura period priest Shoichi Kokushi returned to Japan after completing his training in […]