Fukuoka

Man in Fukuoka arrested for shoplifting a 49-inch TV weighing 12 kilos

A 27-inch would have been way easier, but he just got greedy.

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Fukuoka man arrested for stealing used tennis rackets because he liked their smell

Theft of sporting goods may have been a crime of passion.

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Pink sakura and baby blue eye flowers team up for gorgeous views at this seaside park in Japan【Pics】

Fukuoka isn’t particularly famous for its cherry blossoms, but these photos have us thinking it should be.

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Real-world music shop from K-On! anime closes its doors, but the music isn’t ending

If this particular anime pilgrimage spot was on your bucket list, you won’t be able to cross it off anymore (well, at least in its original location).

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Anime cosplayer burglar arrested in Japan, can’t stop dressing up/stealing

”Get in the damn prison cell, Shinji!”

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Free Calpis fresh out of the tap available across Japan in celebration of 100th anniversary

For maximum enjoyment we recommend reading the following article out loud.

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We eat a meal to remember…at a Japanese police station in Fukuoka

Lunch and law enforcement make for a thrilling combination.

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Fukuoka’s new voting campaign urges voters to flex their electoral rights, get buff【Videos】

Let’s pump that iron so we can put our whole body and soul into the polls!

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Fukuoka senior arrested for stealing a single grape, denies charges

He probably would have gotten away with it too if he didn’t insist on peeling the darn thing.

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Fukuoka man survives fall overboard from ferry by swimming to deserted island

A 30-minute boat ride turned into a day-and-a-half struggle for survival.

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Hello Kitty Shinkansen Cafe: A delicious stop on the most kawaii bullet train in Japan

Get on board with the country’s cutest Shinkansen at its official limited-time cafe.

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Middle-aged man arrested for stealing whistles from little girls

Search of suspect’s home revealed 12 whistles, suggesting repeat offenses.

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Hello Kitty Shinkansen looks set to be cutest Japanese train ever with special kawaii interiors

JR West has finally revealed what the new bullet train will look like inside. 

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Reserve a spot at Michelin award-winning Waranokura for an unforgettable udon experience

Our Japanese reporter investigates the Michelin-recommended udon restaurant and nabs one of their precious thirty meals per day.
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Eerie dystopian view emerges as Japan dismantles one of its departed Bubble Era amusement parks

As Space World becomes a part of the past, the park’s remains are starting to look like part of an apocalyptic future.

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Taste-testing Japan’s murky, mysterious “bathroom ramen”

We’re equal parts intrigued and scared as we try this local version of Japan’s favorite noodle dish.

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Japan’s latest luxury train is a stylish cafe on rails with hundred-year-old craftsmanship

Locally-sourced ingredients served in dining area decorated with woven bamboo, stonework made with samurai-era techniques.
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Onsen in Japan uses the same mysterious hot spring bathing system from Ghibli film Spirited Away

This is one of the most unusual hot springs in the country.

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Money-less Japanese diner offered chance to pay later, phones police himself

When store manager refuses to call the cops, man who can’t pay for his meal does it for him.

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Budget accommodation in Japan lets you stay for less than 18 bucks a night!

Clean, new and with lots of available extras, this is a fantastic option for savvy travellers.

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