Monet Exhibition

2016-02-10 category: Sightseeing

Claude Monet is one of the most well known French Impressionist painters. He was particularly fond of bold patterns and colors found in Japanese Ukiyoe paintings. He even had a Japanese garden built on his own property.   There is a Monet exhibition taking place in Fukuoka. According to legend, Monet painted his famous Water Lilies for the benefit of Japanese painters. In June 2006, some of the Water Lilies collections traveled to Ohara Museum in Okayama from Giverny. This year in Fukuoka, you will be able to view some 90 pieces of his paintings including the famous Water Lilies and the Japanese Bridge. This is truly a special opportunity to see Monet’s work locally. I highly recommend it.  


Learn History of Fukuoka: Museums in Fukuoka

2015-11-04 category: Sightseeing

Because of Fukuoka’s long history, you can feel the significance of that history even today. Fukuoka also experiences unique cultural events that are not specific to its history and geography as a result of its proximity to China and Korea. There are a number of archeological sites in Fukuoka, and if you are at all interested in history, you will enjoy the rich stories surrounding Fukuoka. Today, I would like to introduce you to the museums that really tell you those stories. Kyushu Kokuritsu Hakubutsukan (Kyushu National Museum) If you are looking for a museum to learn Japan’s culture in the context of its historical relationship to Asia, this museum is the largest of its kind. The museum houses a


Fukuoka to Nagasaki: The Perfect Day Trip

2015-06-29 category: Sightseeing

Planning to Visit Nagasaki in Kyushu, Japan? If you’re traveling from Fukuoka to Nagasaki, this one-day travel guide will help you!


The Best Fukuoka Summer Activities and Events

2015-06-11 category: Sightseeing

If you are looking for something to do in Fukuoka this summer, there is sure to be a matsuri (festival) or hanabi (firework viewing) that will provide plenty of excitement. Or, if all else fails, why not visit one of Fukuoka’s many summer hot spots. 


Why is Fukuoka the Most Beautiful City in Japan?

2015-04-16 category: Gourmet

The Beautiful History of Fukuoka