3 Hakata Ramen Restaurants that Everyone Visiting Fukuoka Must Try!

Hakata (博多) is a district of Fukuoka City (福岡市) in Japan which serves as an important location for sightseeing and traffic. Thanks to its rich history and variety of things to do and see, this district is becoming an international hub with a big influx of tourists from other Asian countries visiting daily. There are…

Why Did a Huge Sinkhole Suddenly Swallow a Road in Fukuoka on November 8th?

Roughly around 5:15 AM on the 8th of November, 2016, the unsuspecting people residing in the vicinity of the JR Hakata Station (a highly popular commercial district located in Fukuoka City, Japan) awoke to a deafening uproar. By 9:45 AM, a large-scale evacuation was being undertaken by the city officials and police in order to…

Experience Pure Seafood Extravagance at Restaurant Chikae in Fukuoka, Japan

When you’re living or travelling in a foreign country that so happens to feature your absolute favourite cuisine, sometimes you just have to say “what the hell, blow the cost” and really splash out on some top notch nosh. In Japan, there are countless restaurants that offer sushi, sashimi and other seafood dishes so delicious…

Choose The Hotel Clio Court Hakata for Classy Accommodation in Fukuoka

My family were due to arrive in Kumamoto a week after the earthquake – a long-ago booked family holiday that we didn’t want to cancel. But with violent aftershocks continuing, we decided to meet in Fukuoka instead and have a relaxing weekend away before venturing back to the disaster zone. But booking at such short…

Don’t Miss One of Japan’s Largest and Liveliest Festivals this Golden Week!

Fukuoka is located on the island of Kyushu in Japan and is well-known not only for its beautiful landscapes and architecture but also for its amazing festivals. Among many spectacular festivals across Japan, Hakata Dontaku can definitely be considered as one of those. It is an extravagant event which is also referred to as the…

One of the “Big 3” Hakata Events: Hojoya Shrine Festival

I love festivals! That is one of the many reasons why I love Japan. There are so many elements you can learn and discover about the country’s culture in a single festival. thekimonogallery.tumblr.com/ You can observe men and women, both young and elderly proudly wearing their traditional clothes. You can also savour the various types…

Yatai in Fukuoka: good food, new friends and great conversations

One of the many things that caught my attention when I came to Fukuoka, Japan, was these lines of food stalls on the sidewalks which open in the early evening. I had my eyes caught especially by the food stalls which line up the edges of Nakasu River. fukuoka-now.com/ Fukuoka City is famous all over…

Fukuoka: City on the Water

Location Last August, I had the pleasure of traveling to Fukuoka with some friends. Although not as well-known worldwide as Osaka, Kyoto or Tokyo, this prefecture in the region of southwestern Japan called Kyushu, is easily one of the most enchanting in the country. drscdn.500px.org/ As you travel southwest on Japan’s main island of Honshu,…

3 Recommended Ryokans for Your Fukuoka Trip!

If you are going to the Kyushu Islands and more precisely to Fukuoka, we would like to recommend you a few ryokans, or Japanese inns. These accommodations are perfect if you are looking for experiencing Japanese traditional culture and if you are not so interested in the latest modern conveniences. Comparing to the other means…

Get Cozy on the Vibrant Hakata Street in Fukuoka!

As one of the major cities of Kyushu, Fukuoka sees it’s fair share of tourists all year round. Whether you are just passing through or having an extended holiday, this well-situated hotel will be your first port of call when booking accommodation. Location upload.wikimedia.org/ The Hakata Green Hotel Number 2 (there are several in the…