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Beginner Friendly SUP at Fukuma Beach

Enjoy your time in Japan cruising around Fukuma Beach on a stand up paddle board.  

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Yanagawa boat tour

Enjoy a boat trip on the Yanagawa River in a very Japanese way. The city of Yanagawa is located 70 kilometers south of Fukuoka. The train ride to Yanagawa, which is a very beautiful and peaceful old castle town, takes

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Impressions Asahi Beach Party 2017

Japanese and Internship Asahi Nihongo and SUiTO Fukuoka organized a beach party at Momochi Beach, near Fukuoka Tower on Saturday afternoon. Everyone enjoyed delicious self-made food and participated in amusing games like Suikawari (watermelon splitting) or Hayanomi-Taikai (lemonade drinking competition),

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International Night at the Grand Hyatt Fukuoka

International Night

Summer Beer Party at the Grand Hyatt Fukuoka Date: 07/21 (Fri), Time: 19:00 – 21:30 Place: Grand Hyatt Fukuoka, Fee: 2500 Yen (All you can eat and drink) Meeting Point: Lobby Asahi Nihongo @ 18:30 Apply until: 07/20 (Thu)

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Hita-Yufuin-Beppu Tour


We took our seven students from Tasmania and a student from Japan on a two-day field trip to Hita, Yufuin and Beppu on December 11 and 12. The goal of this trip was to show our students lots of different places since Kyushu has much more to offer than Fukuoka.

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Asahi Brewery Tour on June 27

On June 27, we visited the Asahi Brewery in Hakata, Fukuoka. Despite the rainy weather, there were many other groups, who joined the factory tour. The whole tour took about 40 minutes and afterwards, everyone was able to enjoy a free glass

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Tea Ceremony on June 16

Two of our students from Germany attended today’s monthly tea ceremony class at the Fukuoka International House in Nakasu. It was the first time for both of them to wear Yukata. They really look lovely in their Yukata, do they not? They enjoyed

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Japanese Calligraphy (Shodo) on June 11

Three of our students attended today’s Japanese Calligraphy class. They chose their favorite Kanji: 天 (heaven), 無限 (infinite) and 聖霊 (holy spirit) for practice. During the lesson, Kikuchi-sensei showed the different styles of Shodo writing. Next month’s class will be held on

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Kuma River White-water Rafting

We went on a day trip to Hitoyoshi for a rafting tour with four of our students last Thursday. The Kuma River, located in Kumamoto Prefecture, is 115 km long and said to be one of the most rapid rivers in Japan. It is

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Coco-Time on May 29

We took a walk from Tenjin to Nakasu crossing the Nakasu river at today’s Open School. Since we learned how to show the way around Fukuoka at Wednesday’s Open School, we had a lot of fun explaining the way to different places around

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Ikebana class (flower arrangement) on May 20

This is a traditional style of Ikebana. The flowers used for this arrangement are roses and Baika Utsugi, which blooms from May to June. Although the arrangement seems rather simple, it is really beautiful and well calculated. The flowers have

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Tea ceremony (Chado) class on May 19

Two students from Germany attended today’s monthly tea ceremony class at the Fukuoka International House in Nakasu. They really look nice in their Yukata, do they not? They tried to sit in the Seiza position (with their legs folded) and enjoyed some small Japanese sweets

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Japanese Calligraphy (Shodo) on May 18

Two students from Germany attended today’s Japanese Calligraphy class. They chose the Chinese characters 火 (fire) and 水 (water) for practice. The sheets they are holding show their characters before and after they had learnt how to write properly from Kikuchi-sensei. Both are nice and

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Karate class on May 12

Today, two of our students joined our monthly Karate class. For about an hour, they enjoyed their workout. We are waiting for you joining us next month! You will learn the concept of karate for situations where you might have to protect yourself.

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Omikoshi – Shinto Festival

Join the Omikoshi festival in Joyo, a small mountain town situated in the southern part of Fukuoka Prefecture, and try shouldering the Shinto shrine! Get involved by helping to carry the shrine (Jap.: Omikoshi) and feel the culture of Japan. This

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