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The Annual Karaage Festival is Coming: Fried Chicken Ice Cream Anyone?

Japan is well-known for a strange hybrid of food combinations. From strange black burgers with squid ink buns, a myriad of kit kat flavors including wasabi, and the ever popular sakura everything (Pepsi, donuts, and even red bull). On top of that, there are also the bizarre ice cream combinations too, from matcha to plum…

Love Funassyi? Then Check Out the Funassyi Cafe at Fukuoka Parco!

Want to grab a bite of the popular character Funassyi? Well you’re in luck! The mascot’s cafe is opening soon and will be offering a new menu to those who love the pear character! So if you’re in Fukuoka, then head down to the Funassyi Cafe! Who is Funassyi? Funassyi is a popular mascot character…

Celebrate Hinamatsuri with the Sagemon Girls of Yanagawa City!

Yanagawa City in Fukuoka is a popular place for tourists because of its wide canals. The number of tourists has actually increased in recent years. To make sure that this trend will continue, a promo video known as “Sagemon Girls” was created by two organizations.   prtimes.jp/ Yanagawa as a Tourist Destination   yokoso-japan.jp/ It…

Tamaseseri: The Ball–Catching Festival in Fukouka

Japan has a lot of exciting things to do at the start of the new year. Apart from the colorful “osechi” and extravagant fireworks display, another interesting celebration is held every January 3rd for the purpose of having “good luck.” The celebration is known as “Tamaseseri” or Ball-Catching Festival which is primarily held in Fukuoka.…

There’s Something for Everyone at Hibikinada Green Park

Hibikinada also known as Green Park, is one of the most beautiful parks located near the sea side of Kitakyushu. You can find a variety of activities to do here. Author’s photo Hibikinada Author’s photo Cars zooming to and from Hibikino Hibikinada is literally a green park with a circumference of about 7.5km. On one…

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. You can observe men and women, both young and elderly proudly wearing their traditional clothes. You can also savour the various types of…

Amazing Japanese Toilets at the new TOTO Museum

Japan is famous worldwide for their technological advances and also for the cleanliness of their cities and towns. One aspect of Japan that enthralls tourists and native Japanese alike are their toilets. If you have ever visited Japan you will have noticed the vast array of toilets with many buttons and functions. It can really…

A Guide to Motsunabe, the High Protein, Low-Calorie Japanese Hot Pot

Hot pot dishes have a history of more than 1,000 years and have been widely enjoyed in this long span of time. One type of hot pot dish in Japan goes by the name “Motsunabe.” It is usually made of beef, pork and offal or internal organs. “Offal” can be kind of an odd food…

Undiscovered Japan: The Mogi Port, the center of North-Eastern Asia

When you think of Japan, what springs to mind is succulent sushi, bright neon lights, samurai swords, Tokyo high-rise and kinky manga. What does not immediate spring to mind is a quiet, seaside port; a sleepy fishing village that could best be described as a one-horse kind of town. But nevertheless, this is where I…