Fukuoka

New life-size Gundam statue coming to Japan, and it’s a Nu one!

West Japan gets its first 1:1-scale mobile suit with the last mecha of the anime’s original hero.

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There’s a shrine and strange scene waiting for you at the top of this Japanese train station

Before you hop on the train out of Fukuoka’s Hakata Station, visit the kids of good fortune in their shrine in the sky.

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We visit Kyushu’s oldest wooden train station building, get hit with a nostalgia overload

Take a trip back to 1895 with this quaint slice of Japanese history!

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Traditional Japanese ceramics given new life in AR, delivered straight to your web browser for free

Add a touch of class to your home or video game.

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Spooky dystopian “State of Emergency” ads make Hakata Station feel like the world of Evangelion

These ads make us wonder if we’re taking the state of emergency seriously enough! 

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Osaka to Fukuoka for less than 40 bucks? It’s possible with Japan’s overnight ferry

Ship’s amenities include an onboard Japanese-style bath with a view of the Seto Inland Sea.

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These super thick, extra-crunchy potato chips are the answer to your salty snack cravings

Handmade chips in lots of flavors from a local, Fukuoka-based company? Sign us up!

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Japanese survey ranks which prefectures people want to move back to the most

Hint: There’s a lot of Kyushu pride in Japan.

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Pooping in supermarket checkout lands Kitakyushu man 300,000 yen fine

This might be a really gross start to a brighter future for the man.

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Mystery Tourist Spot: Merlions in Japan?

Unique bridge fountains you won’t find anywhere else in Japan. 

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Fukuoka man arrested for breaking into store, putting on female staff’s apron and shirt

Suspect admits it was a crime of passion.

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Japanese police searching for man who stole 1.1 million yen in tiny fish

Suspect clearly knew his fish and just how to catch them.

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We try a delicious hidden gem in Fukuoka, unknown to even Japanese people

It might not be well known, but that doesn’t make it any less mouth-watering!

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Frogs trick Fukuoka police into false puppy rescue

Even frogs sometimes have frogs in their throats.

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Which prefecture has the most chilled young people? Survey asks 20 year olds “what are you worried about?”

How do you say ‘Hakuna Matata’ in Japanese? Maybe people from these prefectures can tell you!

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Evangelion joins the fight against COVID-19 with this amazing awareness campaign

If Shinji and the gang can fight Angels, surely they can fight coronavirus too!

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Fukuoka town erects 7-meter gorilla scarecrow as symbol of strength against COVID-19

You had your chance, Amabie. It’s the gorilla’s turn now.

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Kirby Café has new winter Kirby Fighters menu that’ll warm your heart and fill your stomach

Get snug and cozy with Kirby and company this winter.

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We smash up some rock-hard rice crackers with a hammer to find out which one is the toughest

These Japanese senbei may be the hardest-to-eat snacks in the world, literally.

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Fukuoka woman drives through front of convenience store because she really needed to pee

Sometimes, peeing your pants is better.

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