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Revalue Nippon No.08

Fukuoka

Located in the northern part of Kyushu, the western portion facing the Sea of Japan is called Genkai Sea while the eastern portion is called Hibikinada. The northeast portion faces Suo-nada Sea, the northwest portion faces the Ariake Sea, and the Tsukushi mountain range crosses the center of the prefecture. Large metropolitan cities and industrial areas co-exist with the natural beauty of the ocean and mountains.

Cosmopolitan appeal in a large metropolis of Kyushu
There are 2 cities in Fukukoka that are designated under government ordinance - Fukuoka city and Kita Kyushu city, making it the center of politics, finance, culture and fashion for the Kyushu region.
Its close proximity to China, Taiwan and Korea make it a very popular spot for both tourists and business people.
What are the delicacies? Fukuoka offers a variant food culture
”karashi mentaiko”, ”mizu-taki”, ”motsu-ni”, ”Hakata ramen”, ”Chikuzen-ni”, ”okiuto” are just some of the many delicious dishes available in Fukuoka.
Fukuoka is also the No. 1 producer of the high quality ”gyokuro” green tea.
”Hakata dontaku” attracts both tourists and participants in large numbers
The traditional festival is derived from ”Matsu Bayashi” which is listed in a historical document dated back to the period of the Chikuzen-no-kuni (Chikuzen Province), and is held every year on May 3 and 4. Approximately 30,000 people march through the streets while slapping ”shamoji” (rice scoops). The festival draws crowds of more than 2,000,000 onlookers.

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