Unagi no Seiromushi – Steamed Eel Rice

If you like unagi-don, then you must try this steamed eel rice, one of Yanagawa’s specialty cuisines, when visiting Fukuoka.

Yanagawa is about 1.5 hours train ride from Hakata, making it perfect for a day trip. There were two reasons why I put Yanagawa in our itinerary: one was the boat ride through the canals, and the other is the local speciality steamed unagi (eel) rice. After our 70 minutes boat ride, we were eager to eat some delicious eel rice for lunch!

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Sake no Kyushu – Sake Bar in Hakata JR Station

Try rice wine from different regions in Kyushu at this stand-up sake bar!

I love drinking sake, and one of my best experience was visiting a sake bar in Tokyo that had over 100 selections from different regions in Japan. When I saw this sake bar under the Hakata station called Sake no Kyushu, I was interested in trying it. Though Sake no Kyushu was much smaller in comparison, from the Japanese signage outside, we can tell it specialized in Kyushu sake. Continue reading “Sake no Kyushu – Sake Bar in Hakata JR Station”

A Glimpse of Hanami – The Tradition of Flower Viewing

We joined the locals to see beautiful Sakura trees at Maizuru Park in Hakata, Fukuoka

Let me start off by saying that I’m not a flower person. While I acknowledge that flowers are beautiful and occasionally get swooned by creative floral designs, I’m not one to buy flowers for decorations nor like to receive them as gifts. However, when you happen to visit Japan during Sakura (cherry blossom) season, it’s hard not to admire with them. Continue reading “A Glimpse of Hanami – The Tradition of Flower Viewing”