Fukuoka Oktoberfest 2013

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On Saturday evening we headed to the opening weekend of Fukuoka’s yearly Oktoberfest in search of good beer and the possibility of a Bavarian knees-up. The festival, at Reisen park in Hakata until Oct. 27, is inspired by the world-famous event in Munich, whose population happens to be around the same as Fukuoka’s. Despite the flight hours between the two cities, the appeal of donning lederhosen, consuming unhealthy amounts of beer and bratwurst and doing the oom-pah to a German-inspired folk band travels very well indeed. […]

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