Leisure

Travel

Shopping

Dining

Activities

Events

Community Involvement

Events and Festivals (matsuri 祭り)

View page »

Newspapers & Magazines

English-language newspapers are sold at bookstores and major hotels. You can browse foreign publications for free at Kokusai Hiroba, the Fukuoka City Public Library and Rainbow Plaza. Authentic English-language materials add spice to classroom activities and English Club sessions.You may find that school English departments or clubs may be interested in purchasing a subscription. Here are …

View page »

Travel

Fukuoka is a great travel hub, as the prefecture offers easy access to both Eastern Japan and the rest of Kyushu. The prefectures on this island, though neglected by short-term tourists, are full of sights that many Japanese people dream of visiting. Celebrate Chinese New Year in Nagasaki, hike the forest that inspired Hayao Miyazaki …

View page »

Shopping

AT A GLANCE Shopping in Japan can bring about a mixture of emotions. It can be exhilarating with all of the options or it can be overwhelmingly disappointing because of the VERY limited sizing, high prices and inconvenient locations. Hopefully this guide will ease some of your shopping anxiety. USEFUL PHRASES Phrases you might say …

View page »

Activities

Cultural Activities Hands-on Experiences Art in Fukuoka Sports Martial Arts

View page »

Volunteer Opportunities

Even if you have Japanese language ability, volunteering will transcend the language barrier and promote true internationalization. Try asking at your town/ward office, they often have events and would love you to join. You can teach a cooking class or have English story time at the town library. Think of what you would like to …

View page »