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Find Out About the Fascinating Kyushu National Museum!

Are you serious about learning about Japanese culture? Going to national museums in the country is one of the best ways to fully understand the formation of Japanese culture within Asian history. You won’t go wrong if you head to the latest national museum in the country which was founded in 2005. Kyushu National Museum…

Where Can You Find This Very Exclusive Shinto Shrine in Japan?

Usually, most places in Japan are open to everyone, irrespective of one’s nationality, religion, race, or gender. However, there are a few spots in Japan which you might think as strange if you are not that familiar with its history and culture. As a matter of fact, there is an island in Japan which is…

Check Out This Cosplay Photo Studio in Japan That Used to Be a Real School!

Schools are a common setting in Japanese TV shows and anime. In Japan, cosplayers who dress up as school kids may find it difficult to get an authentic-looking school backdrop for their photo shoots. However, there is some good news for enthusiastic cosplayers! An old high school in Kurate (鞍手), Fukuoka (福岡) has been transformed…

Ohori Park: Quiet Your Soul in Fukuoka’s Japanese Garden

Have you ever visited a traditional Japanese garden? If not, you’re missing out. There is something completely unique about how the Japanese construct their gardens. It goes far beyond the materials used and the flowers they plant and penetrates into the very soul of what a scenic garden is – a place to find peace.…

See Ancient Japanese Artifacts at the Korokan Ruins in Fukuoka!

Japan is not only famous for its stunning castles, but also for its castle ruins – the ones near Ohori Park in Fukuoka being a particularly stunning tourist attraction. Near to what remains of the castle is the Korokan Ruins which is a small museum where you can learn more about the building that used…

There’s Something for Everyone at Hibikinada Green Park

Hibikinada also known as Green Park, is one of the most beautiful parks located near the sea side of Kitakyushu. You can find a variety of activities to do here. Author’s photo Hibikinada Author’s photo Cars zooming to and from Hibikino Hibikinada is literally a green park with a circumference of about 7.5km. On one…

Amazing Japanese Toilets at the new TOTO Museum

Japan is famous worldwide for their technological advances and also for the cleanliness of their cities and towns. One aspect of Japan that enthralls tourists and native Japanese alike are their toilets. If you have ever visited Japan you will have noticed the vast array of toilets with many buttons and functions. It can really…

Undiscovered Japan: The Mogi Port, the center of North-Eastern Asia

When you think of Japan, what springs to mind is succulent sushi, bright neon lights, samurai swords, Tokyo high-rise and kinky manga. What does not immediate spring to mind is a quiet, seaside port; a sleepy fishing village that could best be described as a one-horse kind of town. But nevertheless, this is where I…

Nokonoshima Island Park: Where flowers bloom all year round

Nokonoshima Island Park is more than your typical park. Not only you can enjoy and relax with your family or friends in this small nature-rich, full of amenities island park, but you can also enjoy a variety of seasonal flowers blooming all year round. The Location and Getting There Nokonoshima Island Park, a natural park…

Munakata City −more than just a typical residential area of Fukuoka

I lived in Munakata for a year and I can say that I found my home away from home in this small but lovely city. Munakata (宗像) is a city in Fukuoka Prefecture which is located in between two big cities – Fukuoka and Kitakyushu. It is about a 40-minute train ride from Hakata Station…