Contributor

James Darnbrook

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.

Articles

Live

Japanese Regional Stereotypes

Crude Kansai and Uptight Tokyo; Where do Japan’s regional stereotypes come from?

By 4 min read

Live

Nabe – A Love Letter To Japan’s Most Underrated Food

The heart of Japan in a bowl of ingredients. Nabe is not fine dining but family dining.

By 4 min read

Live

Driving in Japan: What You Need To Know

If you're planning on doing some driving in Japan, make sure to review the road rules.

By 5 min read

Explore

Shopping in Fukuoka: Something for Everyone

From high end to hipster fashion when it comes to shopping Fukuoka really does offer something for everyone.

By 4 min read

Explore

Summer Nights in Fukuoka: What to do when the weather is just right!

From barbecuing to camping to a romantic dinner cruise, Fukuoka during the summer offers plenty of interesting and fun things for you to try.

By 4 min read

Explore

Ohori Park: A Beautiful Bit of Nature in the Heart of Fukuoka

Whether you walk around the castle, paddle the swan boat on the lake, or just sit down and enjoy the scenery, Ohori Koen will always leave you feeling refreshed and happy.

By 3 min read

Explore

Fukuoka Avispa: A Taste Of Japan’s Soccer Culture

Going to a Japanese soccer game is a must do event! The friendly atmosphere, the food and all the other fans make it a unique and exciting afternoon that you really feel a part of.

By 3 min read

Explore

Yatai: Fukuoka’s Fantastic Street Food

Yatai is one of the treats of Fukuoka. The chance to watch the city’s people walk by, eat some of the most delicious street food in Japan, and experience the unique atmosphere is something you should not miss.

By 4 min read