An Amusing Tale of the Quirkiest Aquarium in Kyushu: Wakuwaku Undersea Aquarium

Given that seafood is part of the staple diet for most people in Japan, it’s hardly surprising that aquariums are also popular. Some Japanese aquariums (such as ‘Kaiyukan’ in Osaka) are world famous and make for an outing that you’ll never forget. The smaller aquariums in Japan are charming in their own way too, and…

A Packing Company Provides Innovative Beds for Kumamoto Earthquake Evacuees

While the earthquake in Kumamoto has had devastating effects, the kindness of humanity will be shown after a disaster. Good samaritans have offered help to residents of Kumamoto in various ways such as fixing broken pottery, and now a paper and cardboard company is offering its help using what it does best. Cardboard Beds? Staying…

How Does an Earthquake Really Feel? A Personal Account of the Kumamoto Earthquake

The frequent natural disasters that happen in Japan are certainly off-putting for foreign visitors and ex-pats, especially if you come from a country that never suffers from them. Moving to Kumamoto, I felt secure in the knowledge that, as some locals put it, ‘earthquakes never happen here’. The last major earthquake in Kumamoto was 120…
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Find Out Which Fantastic Attraction in Kumamoto Is Meant For You!

With a population of more than 730,000, Kumamoto City is substantial but by no means one of the biggest cities in Japan. While it has long been regarded as a top tourist destination for local travellers, it is only recently that Kumamoto has been viewed as a choice location for international travellers. Away from the…

Billy Bento: the Best San Francisco Food in Kumamoto

For a small city, Kumamoto sure has a lot of choice when it comes to catering to the cosmopolitan diner. One of the newest additions to Kumamoto’s wide variety of choices is ‘Billy Bento’, a fusion of Western dishes and the Japanese style with a San Francisco flavour. Completely unique, Billy Bento offers authentic flavours,…

Visit this Top Vegetarian Restaurant in Kumamoto: Private Lodge Cafe & Diner

It’s a commonly held misconception that Japan is a great place for vegetarians to live. Sure, for pescatarians (who happily eat fish but stay away from meat products) Japan is a dream come true due to all the delicious and fresh seafood, but for actual vegetarians, it’s just not the case that Japan easily caters…