Posts Tagged ‘Destination’

JR Pass Kyushu Itinerary: 5 Cities to Visit with Your JR Kyushu Pass

  The JR Kyushu Passes are a great way to make your way around some of the must-see spots on Japan’s southernmost island, Kyushu! There are seven prefectures located in Kyushu: Fukuoka, Kagoshima, Kumamoto, Miyazaki, Nagasaki, Oita, and Saga.                                                        […]

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JR East Tohoku Pass: The 10 Best Places to Visit in Tohoku

  Weary of the crowds and looking for somewhere off the beaten track to explore? Why not escape from the packed streets of the main cities and discover a region overflowing with stunning natural landscapes, samurai history, festivals, delicious food, and warm-hearted locals! Spreading out just above Tokyo, the Tohoku region features six prefectures all with their own experiences to explore! I fell in love with […]

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Enoshima – Most Underrated Tokyo Day Trip?

Have a day to spare? Sick of the shoulder-to-shoulder crowds of Tokyo? Want to make the most of your Japan Rail Pass? Let me tell you why Enoshima is one of the most underrated day trips from Tokyo and some of the best places to visit to make the most of your adventure. Enoshima Shrines   Enoshima is a small offshore island around an hour from […]

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5 Specialty Coffee Shops to Try in Fukuoka

  Japan’s specialty coffee scene has grown a lot over the last 5-10 years, with the country grooming some of the world’s most acclaimed baristas. Fukuoka, in Kyushu prefecture, has been one of the most active cities. Some of its gourmet coffee shops have been open ahead of the wave, in the early 2000s. This makes for a great exploration if you are, like me, very […]

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Kyushu: Onsen Paradise – Unique Hot Springs You Can Enjoy

Onsen (hot springs) are my favourite places to visit whenever I am in Japan. I make a point of going to one or more and if I can combine this with a stay in a Japanese ryokan then that is even better. Kyushu is known for its volcanoes and with the volcanic activity comes a huge variety of wonderful onsen that you can visit and appreciate. […]

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Saga Prefecture: Porcelain Paradise

Japan is known for its traditional arts and crafts, including origami, bonsai, and ikebana flower arranging. While pottery has a shorter history in Japan, its cups, bowls, and other products are renowned worldwide. If you have a particular interest in these products, Saga prefecture in Kyushu, Japan is a must-visit! We will introduce the three main centres of pottery in the prefecture: Arita, Imari, and Karatsu. […]

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Chasing the 20 best waterfalls of Kyushu – Japan’s Hidden Gems

    Kyushu is famous for being one of the most volcanic areas of Japan. Hot springs, mountains, gorges, breathtaking beaches, Kyushu has it all. Hiring a car is probably the best option, however, some locations are accessible by public transportation. Here is a selection of the best waterfalls Kyushu has to offer and turn your trip to Japan into a real adventure! Find the waterfall […]

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