James came to Japan after ticking the wrong box on his study abroad form at university. 3 years later he is still here; living, working and singing karaoke in Fukuoka. One day he hopes to fulfill his dream of becoming a professional soccer player but until that day comes he will be here, writing about the Fukuoka he knows.
We dare you to watch these J-horror classics alone in the dark this weekend.
A short distance from the concrete and noise of the city lies Seaside Momochi.
Canal City Hakata is a large shopping and entertainment complex in Fukuoka and is a must see on your visit to the city.
Next time you are in Fukuoka make sure you try all that the city has to offer; that means Motsunabe, Mentaiko, Yuzu Kosho and yes of course don’t forget Ramen too!
Continuing my quest to sort the fact from the fiction when it comes to Japan’s representation on the big screen, I now take a closer look at Memoirs of a Geisha, the 2005 movie based on the novel of the same name.
This series is dedicated to sorting the fact from the fiction when it comes to Japan on film.
Whichever way you go, and whatever you take in, a walking tour of Fukuoka is the best way to see the city.
Got a craving for something other than sushi or ramen? Try these delicious international restaurants.
Spend 24 hours in Nagasaki to discover a truly international city with a fascinating history.
If you love the outdoors, great food, lots of shopping or friendly people, Fukuoka is the place for you.
The secret to a long life is the Japanese centenarian diet.
Here's a handy guide to common kanji terms that you will find in supermarkets in Japan.