Kyushu

Festival float Yamakasa Oiyama

Fukuoka City’s Famous Hakata Gion Yamakasa Festival

It’s 3am and you’re walking down the street. In front of you are crowds of men bearing headbands, white shirts, and…. loincloths?! What is this?! Welcome to Fukuoka’s famous Gion Yamakasa Festival! Hakata Gion Yamakasa Festival The Hakata Gion Yamakasa festival (博多祇園山笠) is said to be over 770 years old and is one of the main …

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Tacomia Burrito

Tacomia in Fukuoka – Satiate Your Craving For Mexican Food in Japan

Excuse me, you’re in Japan! Why is this a post about Mexican food?! As much as I love Japanese food and can go weeks enjoying the local cuisine without breaking stride, I still get heavy cravings for “non-Japanese food” from time to time. Most often when one of these cravings hits, it’s for Mexican food. …

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Tsuetate Onsen Koinobori Festival

Children’s Day Carp Festival (Koinobori, 鯉のぼり) at Tsuetate Onsen

Golden Week in Japan Have you heard of Japan’s Golden Week? This is a unique period of time from April 29th to early May that contains four closely spaced holidays. The four holidays are Shōwa Day (April 29), Constitution Day (May 3), Greenery Day (May 4), and Children’s Day (May 5). As this is one …

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White plum blossoms Maizuru Park Fukuoka, Japan

Plum Blossoms in Fukuoka, Japan – Where to See Them (梅の花)

Plum Blossoms | 梅の花 Mid February Spring is in the air and pink, yellow, and white flowers are popping up all around the city. No, these are not cherry blossoms, but rather plum blossoms (梅の花)! Plum blossoms are much less famous than Japan’s sakura (cherry blossoms), but these flowers carry their own special beauty and, …

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Kawachi Wisteria Gardens

Kawachi Wisteria Garden: The Most Beautiful Place to See Wisteria in Kyushu?

Kawachi Wisteria Garden: A Purple Paradise The first time I Googled Fukuoka, I saw the most incredible images of long purple flowers forming a majestic tunnel. What was this beautiful plant? Where could I see it for myself? Soon I was researching all the best places to view wisteria near Fukuoka, Kyushu… April is wisteria …

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Bungo Beef

Bungo Beef: Oita’s Signature Wagyu

What is Bungo Beef? Today I’m going to introduce one of Japan’s premium wagyu dishes, Bungo Beef! I’m sure you’ve heard of Kobe Beef and wagyu before…. so how does Bungo Beef fit into the mix? Simply put, wagyu (和牛) means Japanese cow. (和 is pronounced ‘wa‘ and means Japanese, while 牛 is pronounced ‘gyuu‘ …

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