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Relaxing Volcanic Style: 2 Soothing Hot Springs in Kagoshima

Is visiting the onsen one of your favourite pastimes in Japan? If you’re anything like me, you’ll try out any sort of hot spring available, from the poshest onsen resorts to the lowliest local onsens which are visited on a daily basis by the ancient regulars. If so, which type do you prefer? Obviously, the…

View Sakurajima in all its Glory: Choosing the Best Bus Tour

So you’ve packed your suitcase and made it down to Kagoshima, on the South Coast of Japan. You’ve boarded the ferry at the port for the speedy crossing to Sakurajima, home to a volcano that belches out ash on a daily basis. Now what? Stepping off the ferry, you have arrived in a bewildering port…

Kagoshima Aquarium: Perfect Spot to Enjoy the Underwater World with your Kids!

It’s well known that the Japanese like a good dose of sea-creatures served up on their dinner plates every week, but in Japan, the love of fish extends far beyond the dining table. Across the country there are good quality aquariums where you can catch a glimpse of various types of sea life. While many…

An Adventure Inside the Mononoke Forest in Yakushima!

One of the places in Japan, which is considered to be one of the world’s heritage by UNESCO, is Yakushima. Located in the southern tip of Osumi Peninsula, Yakushima is an ancient forest home to many of life’s precious and untouched greenery. The island doesn’t have any volcanoes due to its granite bedrock. This somehow…

Silent Sea Tank, a powerful message in Kagoshima City Aquarium

Kagoshima City Aquarium Kagoshima City Aquarium is a home for colorful tropical fish, whale shark and sea creatures of all sizes. It is a seven floor aquarium with a massive Kuroshio Tank as their main attraction, which can be found as you enter the complex. You can learn a lot about marine life in here.…

Yoron Island, Heaven on Earth

Okinawa is world famous for its beautiful beaches but have you heard of “Yoron Island” in Kagoshima prefecture? If you are sick of everyday life and want to have your holiday somewhere peaceful and quiet, it’s the place for you because this island is not well known even by Japanese people as well. It’s located…