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…

Traveling To Kyushu? Visit These 3 Beautiful Places in Kagoshima

Kagoshima is located in Kyushu, an island which is often compared to Italy’s Naples. It has a relatively hot climate with a distinct and rich food culture. It is the birthplace of many snacks and popular timeless sweets in Japan. Apart from this, it is also home to a very traditional Japanese beverage called ‘shochu’.…

‘Pet Dog Exorcism Plan’ to Rid Pups of Bad Spirits? Available in Japan!

Japan is probably one of the friendliest places to have a pet. Owning a dog for a pet is considered to be the most popular of all. There has been an increase in the availability and quality of pet shops offering different kinds of pet services from fancy clothes to expensive photo shoots. And this…

Meet Japan’s Supervolcano that has the Power to Destroy the World!

In the quiet, beautiful area of Southern Japan just on the edge of Kagoshima, sits the Sakurajima volcano. Underneath this beautiful, picturesque area lies a hidden danger – a danger that could cause the end of humanity. The end of civilization as we know it. That is because it is part of the beautiful, dangerous,…
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