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Experience Small-Town Life in Tamana, Kumamoto

If you have already seen the sights of Kumamoto and find yourself at a tourism loss of what to do, consider a day trip to the nearby city of Tamana for an outing that combines history, culture and relaxation. Location   View this post on Instagram   #repost @3oni6 via @PhotoAroundApp #とつけむにゃあ玉名 #タマてバコ #ななつ星 #ななつ星in九州…

Check Out JR Kyushu’s Newest Sightseeing Train in Kumamoto, Japan!

JR Kyushu’s (九州) newest train makes its first trip this March and with it are tales of hope. Named after kingfishers local to the Kuma (球磨) region, the KAWASEMI YAMASEMI (かわせみ やませみ) is the first sightseeing train launched by JR Kyushu after the Kumamoto (熊本) earthquake in 2016 and is hoped to be a symbol…

10 Things to Do on the SL Hitoyoshi, the Sightseeing Train Along Kumamoto

Japan is known for its extensive train network that runs throughout the country. From local trains to the fastest bullet train, each will surely bring you to your destination on time. How about hopping on a sightseeing train down south? Let us take a ride on the SL Hitoyoshi (人吉)! It was as if time…

Amakusa Dolphin Cruise – A Top Attraction for Summer Holidays in Kyushu!

Honestly, I’m not big on dolphins. It was one of those things (like pink and chocolate) that all other little girls I knew growing up seemed to adore, and being the sort of child who didn’t want to be “like everybody else,” I decided quite quickly that I didn’t like dolphins. Actually, I don’t really…

Kumamoto: A Day Trip Exploring Shimabara’s Hidden Treasures

If you’re tired of bustling crowds at popular tourist attractions and the impossible task of taking a selfie without including the world and his wife in the background, perhaps you’ll consider taking a day-trip to a less well-known location such as Shimabara. Visiting a small place may not be as exciting as top tourist attractions…

The Cutest Tram in JapanーGetting Around in Kumamoto

With a population of over 700,000, Kumamoto is a small city with a limited number of foreigners. Getting around in Tokyo is easy enough – signs and timetables are often displayed in English, and if you get stuck you can probably find an English-speaking attendant to help you. But in a small city like Kumamoto…