With just one more month of summer remaining now is the time to visit Itoshima! And getting to the beaches is now easier than ever thanks to a new public bus service operating along the coastline. Also in this issue we introduce two spots in Itoshima; Passion Fruit La Puni where for farm-fresh passion fruit smoothies, and Sunset Cafe Inn a new guest house in Fukui. For our restaurant selection we present Nakamuta in Hirao, a cozy restaurant where you can watch Nakamuta-san prepare spot-on Japanese cuisine from behind the counter, while sipping on fine sake. For a “cool” meal, try Ikkaku Shokudo Tenjin’s reimen (chilled noodles). Our cafe pick this month is Baku, a 40-year-old cafe and art gallery along Oyafukodri. Ands our recommended bar is Kamata Seisakusho in Hakata where small Italian dishes are offered along with uncommon sake and wines. As always, check out our event listings for special all the action in and around Fukuoka. Enjoy summer!