Kyushu

Visiting Kyushu? Don’t Miss These 4 Locations in Oita Prefecture!

If you love hot springs (温泉) and beautiful scenery in Japan, Oita Prefecture (大分県) is the place to be. It is located on the eastern side of Kyushu (九州), which is a perfect spot to see and experience the earth’s powerful force beneath our feet. Japan is known for being located on the Ring of…

Enjoy Japanese Hot Springs at These 3 Inns in the Resort Town of Yufuin

Staying in Japan is never complete without soaking in an “onsen (温泉)” or a Japanese hot spring. For hundreds of years, the Japanese people have enjoyed this activity mainly for socializing and its health benefits. It is considered as one of the great ways to enjoy the Japanese culture in the country. There are so…

Visiting Karatsu in Saga? Here Are 15 Amusing Things to Do There

Located in Saga Prefecture (佐賀県) on Kyushu Island (九州), Karatsu (唐津) is a city filled with the beauty of Japanese culture. The city was an important trading port in the past because of its proximity to China and Korea. Karatsu’s name has its origin from the words “kara (唐),” meaning China or continental East Asia,…

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…

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…

Kangaroo and Crocodile Delicacies? Try Them at This Cafe in Kumamoto

Do you feel like you’re eating the same old thing every day? Want to shake it up with something a bit unusual? With a branch in Fukuoka (福岡), you can now also head on down to Kumamoto’s (熊本) new restaurant, Manly Australian Cafe&Bar, to try some unusual items on their Australian-style menu. A popular choice…

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…

Make Your Own Perfume at the Oita Fragrance Museum in Beppu, Japan!

During a visit to the museum, we tend to rely on our senses of sight, hearing, and touch to absorb the information presented and admire exhibits on display. However, do you know that there is this unusual museum in Oita Prefecture which has exhibits that can only be appreciated with your sense of smell? Join…

Why Did a Huge Sinkhole Suddenly Swallow a Road in Fukuoka on November 8th?

Roughly around 5:15 AM on the 8th of November, 2016, the unsuspecting people residing in the vicinity of the JR Hakata Station (a highly popular commercial district located in Fukuoka City, Japan) awoke to a deafening uproar. By 9:45 AM, a large-scale evacuation was being undertaken by the city officials and police in order to…

Enjoy the Great Outdoors of Japan by Staying at the Ebino Camp Village

One of the most challenging things about living in a foreign country is adapting to a new climate if it varies greatly to that of your home country. As both the temperature and weather conditions in the UK are consistently middling, I had never experienced weather of any real extremes before moving to Asia. While…