Rainy Day on Yakushima? Here Are 3 Activities You Can Enjoy Whatever the Weather

As the saying goes, “On Yakushima (屋久島), it rains 35 days a month!” So the chances of you experiencing a bit of precipitation on your trip to this beautiful island are pretty high. However, this doesn’t have to put a dampener on your visit. You can still enjoy the island’s world-famous hiking trails in the…

Visiting Kagoshima? Here Are 4 Activities You Should Try While You’re There!

The prefecture of Kagoshima, located in the far south of Kyushu, may not be the most well-known tourist destination in Japan but it certainly has a lot to offer visitors. Famous for its production of sweet potatoes, shochu, and green tea, Kagoshima is a friendly and welcoming place far removed from the hustle and bustle…

Craving Craft Beer in Kagoshima? Check Out These 2 Fantastic Bars!

Kagoshima is a delightful and friendly city in the south of Kyushu that is famous for its iconic active volcano, Sakurajima. It is also well known as a producer of Japanese shochu, and there are numerous stores stocked with beautifully decorated bottles of this traditional spirit. However, for those who prefer a cold glass of…

3 Reasons Why You Should Visit this Legendary National Park in Kyushu!

Located amidst beautiful mountain ranges that seem to resemble the surface of another planet, Kirishima, in Kagoshima Prefecture, has a fascinating history and offers plenty of things to do. If you are in Kyushu, do not miss Kirishima Kinkowan National Park which has some great things to do and see for all the family. The…

Banyan Forests: Discover 2 of Yakushima’s Natural Hidden Gems

Yakushima has much to offer nature lovers, and its spectacular Yakusugi – ancient Japanese cedar trees – are well worth the hype. However, there is far more to Yakushima than hiking its beautiful forests, and there are other trees that are worth seeing. While the Yakusugi are undoubtedly the highlight, I was just as enchanted…

Explore the Unique Beauty of 2 Nature Reserves on the Island of Yakushima!

The island of Yakushima is undeniably one of the most beautiful places in Japan. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and its scenery has inspired the anime film Mononoke Hime. While it is a fairly small island, there are many things to do in Yakushima. You can go snorkeling or white water rafting, walk…

Visit Yakushima Island and Try These 15 Interesting Activities

Yakushima Island (屋久島) is located in the Kumage District of Kagoshima Prefecture (鹿児島県熊毛郡) in the Kyushu (九州) region of Japan. It is part of the Osumi Islands (大隅諸島) that extend from the southern end of Kyushu. It has a sub-tropical climate with thick vegetation and a hilly terrain. Many tourists visit Yakushima to do hiking…

Maruo Falls: A Perfect Pit Stop as You Travel in Kirishima, Japan

When you’re traveling out in the countryside, it’s not uncommon to find yourself driving for hours on end to reach your destination. If your travels take you to Kirishima (霧島) in Kagoshima (鹿児島) Prefecture and you’re in need of a short rest, why not stop off at this pretty little waterfall to take in the…

10 Must-Try Activities Around the Sakurajima Volcano in Kagoshima

Just outside of Kagoshima City lies an active volcano, Sakurajima. When visiting the city, you will definitely see it, or at least see the effect it has on its surroundings. Sometimes, it plumes ash up into the air that floats down into the city, coating everything with a fine layer of black dust. Whilst the…

Heard of Black Chicken Sashimi? Know About Kagoshima’s Black Trio!

Kagoshima Prefecture boasts of having many delicious food items thanks to its flourishing agricultural industry and warm climate. Among the various delicacies which Kagoshima has to offer, have you heard of the “Black Trio” which are actually premium types of meat produced within the prefecture? Read on to find out more and try them for…
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