fukuoka

Fukuoka: Joten-ji, Shofuku-ji

Looking for a place to go to this spring? Fukuoka is a great sakura-sightseeing alternative to the big cities in Japan if you’re not too keen on big crowds. I went for a few days first week of April 2016, and it was definitely one of my most memorable trips ever,…

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Fukuoka: Tocho-ji

I’ve seen Tocho-ji and its famous sitting Buddha during winter, but the view totally pales in comparison to peak sakura season. There’s a huge cherry blossom tree right smack in the center of the temple grounds! There’s not much to say when this is right in front of your eyes:

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Fukuoka: Ohori-koen

Feeling just as hopeful about 2017 as the peak of cherry blossoms in Japan. I deliberately saved this post in time for New Year’s because I’m so thankful I got to see this life-changing view with my parents. There’s always something about springtime – not only is it a sort of rebirth…

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Fukuoka December 2012

As promised, here’s my Fukuoka travel diary after a whole week’s worth of MOFW features. Since this is not my first time in this place, I pretty much spent my time here just bonding with my family, stuffing ourselves with the arguably the best ramen in the world, and of…

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Fukuoka Day 3: Tenjin

Fukuoka Day 3: Tenjin

Tenjin is the downtown area of Fukuoka where all the shopping centers are. Because the previous day was very hectic, we decided to relax, do some shopping, and take a break from doing all sorts tourist-y things this time. I did most of my shopping in a mall called Tenjin…

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Fukuoka Day 2

Fukuoka Day 2

After arriving in Fukuoka on Christmas day, our super hectic 9 AM to 9 PM tour around the city finally commenced on the 26th of December. Fukuoka is a very small and simple place compared to other places in Japan I’ve been to (Tokyo, Nara, Kyoto and Osaka specifically) but…

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Christmas in Fukuoka

Christmas in Fukuoka

I’m back! Spending the holidays in Japan was a blast. Such a magical place with a much-enviable visual culture, as always! Easily my most favorite place in the world. This time, my family and I went to Fukuoka instead of Tokyo or Osaka for a change. Surprisingly, there’s a direct…

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