Kyushu

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…

Discover this Secret Love Shrine Located on a Secluded Island in Nagasaki!

There are many secret Shinto shrines in Japan that can be found in locations such as deep forests, hilltops, and remote islands. They can bring people closer to nature through worship. Nagasaki Prefecture is widely known as a great place to find magnificent shrines such as the Suwa Shrine, which attracts a lot of visitors.…

5 Awesome Things To Do In The ’Hideout Islands’ Of Goto In Nagasaki Prefecture

The Goto Islands are a collection of five large islands and a number of small islets belonging to the Nagasaki Prefecture in Western Japan. They have served as an important stopover along the trade route between China and Japan in the East China Sea. You should visit Goto for its awesome beaches, warm weather, amazing…

Try Max-sized Japanese Fried Chicken at This Restaurant in Beppu, Oita Prefecture!

Oita Prefecture, on the southern island of Kyushu, is particularly popular for a variety of food which comes from the sea and mountains. Besides being blessed with hot springs, it is also known for its chicken karaage, a Japanese dish of chicken deep fried in oil. Many different establishments serve this dish but one particular…

Visit These 3 Enchanting Japanese Forests in Kyushu for Ghibli-Like Landscapes

Kyushu island in Japan is famous for some scenic Ghibli movie-like landscapes which you won’t find anywhere else in the country. The following are three extraordinary and magical forests which contain trees and ponds that look surreal and not from this world. Let’s see why you must visit these places at least once when you…

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…

Experience the Unique and Traditional Okunchi Festival in Kumamoto this October!

Japan is famous for its many traditional and inspiring festivals which take place all over the country throughout the year. One festival in particular, the Okunchi Festival, is held every October at the Aoi Aso Shrine (青井阿蘇神社) in Kumamoto. Come and visit this amazing national treasure and Kyushu tradition this Autumn from 3 to 11…

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…

Are You a Yuri!!! on Ice Fan? Check Out This New Collaboration Event in Kyushu!

Yuri!!! on Ice is an animated series produced by MAPPA that aired from October to December 2016. With a total of twelve episodes, the series is primarily about figure skating as a sport and focuses on the story of Japanese figure skater Yuri Katsuki. Since its airing, the series has grown in popularity. The support…

Light Up Your Summer Nights at This Lantern Festival in Kumamoto, Japan!

In Kumamoto, there are three great fire festivals celebrated in the month of August. One of which is the festival that brings light to a dark night called the Yamaga Lantern Festival. Let’s find out more about it! Yamaga Lantern Festival The Yamaga Lantern Festival, also known as the Yamaga Toro Festival (山鹿灯篭まつり), is held…