Fukuoka, Japan’s shining star

I came across 2 articles today harping about the wonders of Fukuoka.  These articles talk about things us Fukuoka residents have known for a long time.  Things are looking up for our favorite place in Japan (and the world?)

The first one is from the Guardian, a British online newspaper, entitled “Why flourishing Fukuoka has something for every traveller“.  For a British article to call Fukuoka the “Liverpool of Japan” says something very good about our little town.

The next article is a bit older but relevant nonetheless. The New York Times writes about “Uncovering the Secrets of Fukuoka” and how it is the “Gourmet City” of Japan.  Now that is HUGE to be called the Gourmet City of the world’s Gourmet Country.

A lot of people have been asking me what is good to do in Fukuoka.  I often have a hard time answering because Fukuoka is less of a tourist spot than a quality of life kind of place.  Then again, if eating your heart out in top notch Japanese cuisine is a vacation for you then you have come to the right place!

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