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Fukuoka street stall offers a du jour taste of Europe

Sep 16, 2017

Fukuoka street stall offers a du jour taste of Europe

Every evening at around 5:30 p.m. in Fukuoka, a curious transformation takes place along the city's main boulevards. Out of secluded parking lots and closed-off garages, wooden food carts emerge, pulled through the streets by their owners to selected locations across the city. Nakasu, Nagahama, ...

Speed and tradition at the Zamami Yacht Race

Jul 28, 2017

Speed and tradition at the Zamami Yacht Race

Every year, toward the beginning of July, the waters of Zamami Island — so blue as to seem synthetic — are disturbed by a fleet of yachts. Almost 60 in number, the yachts cut elegant figures across the ocean, their hulls heeling and sails ...

Off to the races: The Super GT at Oita's Autopolis course

Jun 23, 2017

Off to the races: The Super GT at Oita's Autopolis course

Drive an hour south of Fukuoka and take a right at the city of Hita and you'll find yourself skirting the edge of Lake Bairin. Mountains rise up from the water's edge, the slopes crowded with cedars, and the road alternates between dense forest and ...