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Fresh Fukuoka Finds

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April 6th, 2023

Sunny Fukuoka is the gateway to Japan's southernmost island of Kyushu, known for its popular shopping districts, freshly caught seafood, art museums, and bustling nightlife scene. For hundreds of years, this port town has attracted visitors due to its proximity to mainland Asia (Fukuoka is closer to Seoul than Tokyo); today, it's the sixth largest city in Japan by population and boasts a mix of adventures for both urban dwellers and outdoor enthusiasts, plus year-round festivals and events. With the second highest number of bars, clubs, and cabarets in Japan after Tokyo, this is a city that knows how to unwind.

But there's also more to experience here than the city's popular hallmarks of hearty Hakata ramen and the SoftBank Hawks baseball team. Go beyond the usual visitor's guide destinations with this quick list of hidden treasures to discover in Fukuoka and the surrounding areas.


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