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Fukuoka’s Local Dishes 

In this article, we would like to introduce you to traditional meals from Fukuoka Prefecture, which are still being served as local specialties today. First, there is Tonkotsu Ramen (豚骨ラーメン). This special kind of ramen is boiled with pig bones,

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Public Transport in Fukuoka 

If you’re visiting Fukuoka, you most likely want to know the cheapest way to get from A to B. There are several services of public transport. We will show you the most common ones and explain how they work. The

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Hakata-ben is spoken in the area of Fukuoka

Hakata-ben (博多弁) is a Japanese dialect spoken in the area of Fukuoka City on the southern island of Kyushu. The Hakata dialect developed in Hakata, an old port and merchant city on the east bank of the Naka-gawa. Towards the end of

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Fukuoka ABC

Find out more about Fukuoka and all the places you can discover in this wonderful city. Fukuoka Introduction Video Fukuoka Weather Fukuoka Webcams Around Fukuoka Arcade Accross Fukuoka Asahi Beer Hakata Factory Bic Camera Botanical Garden Bayside Place Hakata Bookstores

Tagawa River-Crossing Festival

The Kagawa River-crossing Festival (in Japanese Tagawa Kawawatari Jinko-sai) is one of the main festivals in Fukuoka prefecture. The first festival of this kind was held around 450 years ago. At that time an epidemic disease spread at this area so

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Internship Preparation Course in January

Internship Preparation Course

The Internship Preparation Course is designed for foreign students who are looking for an internship or a job in Japan. During the course, you will prepare all necessary documents for your internship. You will also learn the most important things to

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Ippudo Ramen Tour

Fukuoka is famous nationwide for its extremely tasty and rich pork-broth Tonkotsu Ramen. In contrast to south-japanese Ramen, which relies a lot more on Miso as an ingredient, Fukuoka Ramen has a strong and distinctive taste which made it popular

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Calligraphy on T-Shirts

Calligraphy has played a huge role in both Japanese and Chinese culture since the early centuries of civilization. The act of writing has turned into an art form which developed and bloomed as the east-asian culture strongly prospered in the 4th

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Hakata Doll Painting

Hakata dolls are a cultural treasure of Fukuoka. The small clay dolls resemble geishas and other feudal Japanese characters and are a trademark of the Fukuoka prefecture. The commonly accepted origin of Hakata dolls is 17th-century Hakata; artisans produced clay

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Beach day 

The golden week is the perfect time to relax and let the stress of every day life behind. On the third day of the week, the students decided to relax at the beach and enjoy the first sunrays of summer.

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Dontaku 2017 recap 

Last week was golden week and people all around Japan enjoyed the public holiday with their friends and family. The students of Asahi Nihongo decided to use their study-free time to join the annual Dontaku parade which serenades through the

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Ainoshima Tour

Ainoshima – or more popularly known as “Nekojima”, the cat island – is a fishing island located an hour away from Fukuoka. And because it is an island, you get to ride a ferry to get there! The island A convenient half-day’s

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Oshima Fishing Tour

The island of Oshima is definitely worth a visit while being on Kyushu. We organize a trip including fishing and sightseeing activities, so let’s take a closer look at what awaits you in this natural paradise. The Island of Oshima

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Dontaku festival 

There are festivals and events that are only held in Fukuoka and besides Yamakasa, the most popular one is the Dontaku festival. People dress up in unique costumes parade through the streets while clapping shamoji spoons and dance on stages

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Golden Week 2017

  The Golden Week, Japan’s longest public holiday is coming closer and therefore we at Asahi Nihongo have planned some fun activities for our students to take part in during the vacation time. Day 1 – May 3rd (Wednesday) Cost:

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