Survival Japanese Phrases For Restaurants

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If you’re planning to visit Japan, you may already know some basic Japanese phrases, or at least some words, like “Konnichiwa” “Arigatou,” or “Sumimasen.” (If not, be sure to read Survival Japanese: 10 Phrases For Basic Communication) But, even if you know these basics, it might still be difficult to enjoy a meal in a restaurant. Even if there’s an … Read More

Udon: Fukuoka’s Other Great Noodle

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We already told you about Ramen in Fukuoka. It’s become the go-to dish for most every visitor who sets foot here. It’s no exaggeration that Fukuoka’s Tonkotsu Ramen is the best you’ll ever try. But, we were surprised to learn about how good the Udon noodles are. In fact, many locals are even more enthralled with udon than ramen. Kagawa … Read More

How To Find Fukuoka’s Best Ramen

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Ramen is like an art form in Japan, with a nearly endless supply of shops competing to stand out from the rest. Each region has its own special way of preparing the broth and the noodles, but Fukuoka is unique both for the popularity of the local style ramen, as well as the sheer volume of options within this compact … Read More

Survival Japanese: 10 Phrases For Basic Communication

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We don’t want to scare you, but most Japanese people don’t speak much English. Why? Because we don’t need English at all in daily life unless we have foreign friends or work for/with foreign companies. While the foreign population keeps growing, there’s still not a very large community of English speakers in Japan. You may often feel like when you speak … Read More

A Mackerel In Fukuoka Changed My Life

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It happened by chance. Megumi and I were strolling down one of Fukuoka’s main streets at lunchtime when we saw a mob of office workers briskly making their way down a tiny alleyway nestled between a convenience store and a beautiful shrine. So, we followed along… Inside, we found a handful of restaurants catering to this lunch crowd. One restaurant … Read More