Fukuoka

We visit the 24-hour male-only sauna just outside of Hakata Station and ponder a strange sight

The spa is only a two-minute walk from Hakata Station in Fukuoka City

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The one place in Japan where you can buy epic, super-long dango sweets

Sword-like sweets take the phrase “hana yori dango” to a whole new level.

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Experience super accessible glamping in a seaside park at Fukuoka’s INN THE PARK

Luxurious oceanside camping just got a lot more accessible.

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A cherry blossom menagerie of animals and designs is coming to Fukuoka’s TeamLab Forest museum

Get in the spirit of spring with amazing interactive digital art exhibits!

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Japan’s new life-size Gundam statue, the biggest yet, is now standing tall, has head【Pics, vids】

Head-raising ceremony held for new/Nu Gundam, the first life-size mobile suit in west Japan.

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We got our first “rail seal stamp” and an extra splash of happiness at a train station in Fukuoka

This stop is undoubtedly the first of many in our new countrywide, railway-hopping quest to stamp ’em all.

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New seasonal menu at the Kirby Cafe will keep you warm, full and happy this winter

Plus, many of the new dishes come with special collectible items!

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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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