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Enjoy Poppy Flowers at the Beer Factory! “Kirin Beer Park Fukuoka”SaveBookmarked articles are displayed in "Bookmarks" at the bottom right of the page
Around 10 Million Poppy Flowers in a 7-Hectare Garden. The garden in front of the beer factory is filled with blooming cherry blossoms and poppies in spring, and cosmos in the fall.
Around 10 million poppy flowers are in bloom to enjoy from mid-to-late May. The park is free to get in to, so during blooming season the area is very crowded!
On the park’s free tours, you can see first-hand the ingredients and materials used to make beer, taste the wort that becomes beer, and even taste freshly-made beer.
Enjoy a tour of the factory alongside the blooming flowers!
Fukuoka Prefecture – Hakata Dontaku Port FestivalSaveBookmarked articles are displayed in "Bookmarks" at the bottom right of the page
“Dontaku” is derived from the Dutch word “ZONDAG,” which means Sunday or holiday.
Hakata Dontaku is a large festival, visited by over 2 million people, that is held annually on May 3rd and 4th. Events and parades are held at over 30 areas throughout the city, and many residents dress up and parade around with shamisen, taiko drums, and rice paddles.
The Evolution of Pancakes in Fukuoka! “Original Pancake House”SaveBookmarked articles are displayed in "Bookmarks" at the bottom right of the page
Hakata Station in Fukuoka is surrounded by a variety of facilities, like the Hakata Bus Terminal, JR Hakata City, Hakata Hankyu, and KITTE Hakata Marui, so people in the area can enjoy shopping and eating gourmet foods all day long!
This time, I’ll be introducing you to the American pancake restaurant, “Original Pancake House,” located in KITTE Hakata Marui! Their “Dutch Baby,” listed on their menu board, is always a hit!
The only three locations in Japan are in Tokyo, and only one of those is in Hakata.
Hayashi Kyuemon – We’ve Found the Perfect Petite Gift!SaveBookmarked articles are displayed in "Bookmarks" at the bottom right of the page
The basement floors of Japanese department stores, often referred to as “depachika,” are veritable treasure troves of high-quality food products to choose from! This time, I’d like to introduce a product called “Omedetai Osuimono,” or “auspicious soup,” made by Hayashi Kyuemon, a brand I fell in love with at first sight!
Fukuoka Castle Cherry Blossom FestivalSaveBookmarked articles are displayed in "Bookmarks" at the bottom right of the page
Every year a grand cherry blossom festival is held in Fukuoka City’s Maizuru Park, where around 1000 cherry trees bloom beautifully in the spring.
Fukuoka Castle, with a history of over 400 years, also stands in the park’s grounds. (The castle is sometimes also referred to as Maizuru Castle.)
During the cherry blossom festival, the park is packed with people coming to look at the flowers, all the way into the night!
This Popular Fukuoka Restaurant Gives Free Seconds of Eggs and Coffee! “Ikkaku Shokudo”SaveBookmarked articles are displayed in "Bookmarks" at the bottom right of the page
In Fukuoka, a gourmet city, exists “Ikkaku Shokudo Tenjin,” a popular restaurant with the locals.
They don’t cut corners with the food, service, or freebies.
This restaurant meets the high expectations of food in Fukuoka!
Fukuoka’s Seafood Restaurant “Uochu” is Delicious with Generous Portions!SaveBookmarked articles are displayed in "Bookmarks" at the bottom right of the page
I found a chic-looking seafood restaurant near Nishitetsu Fukuoka Station.
Its name is Uochu. It is a seafood restaurant opened in 2015 by the Tanakada Group, a set of Fukuoka restaurants specializing in Japanese food.
No gourmet-food-lover in Fukuoka doesn’t know about the Tanakada Group.
A Chic Tucked-Away Family Restaurant, “TOM&JERRY”SaveBookmarked articles are displayed in "Bookmarks" at the bottom right of the page
Daimyo, in Fukuoka Prefecture, is an area full of chic stores, and it’s popular with young patrons. It’s also home to a variety of reasonably priced restaurants. This time, I’m visiting a chic Italian restaurant with a mature vibe.