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In Itoshima, Fukuoka? Check out SUN SET beach café!SaveBookmarked articles are displayed in "Bookmarks" at the bottom right of the page
Itoshima City, Fukuoka City's neighbour to the west, has shown a recent increase in popularity among both immigrants and tourists.
A Bookstore You Can Stay In! BOOK AND BED TOKYO Fukuoka LocationSaveBookmarked articles are displayed in "Bookmarks" at the bottom right of the page
BOOK AND BED TOKYO, which has garnered attention both in Japan and overseas for being a “bookstore you can sleep in,” has opened up a new location in Fukuoka PARCO, located in the heart of the city, as of spring 2017! It isn’t just a place to stay overnight; it is also available for use during the day!
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 Prefecture – Hakata Gion YamakasaSaveBookmarked articles are displayed in "Bookmarks" at the bottom right of the page
A Festival Registered as a UNESCO World Intangible Heritage in 2016.
Hakata Gion Yamakasa is a Shinto festival of Kushida Shrine in Fukuoka City’s Hakata-ku. The festival’s formal name is Kushida Jinja Gion Retsu Oomatsuri.
It is a powerful festival, where a large number of men carry wheel-less mikoshi shrines on their shoulders throughout Hakata-ku.
There are various theories on the festival’s origins, but supposedly it began in 1241 when holy water was sprinkled across town from atop a float to drive away an epidemic.
Various events take place every year from July 1st through the 15th. Here we will introduce some of the highlights, like “Oiyama,” “Oiyama Narashi,” and “Shudan Yamamise.”
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!