Category: Kyushu

Fukuoka – Shop, Watch, Eat

Canal City at Fukuoka, Kyushu

Fukuoka 福岡県, the capital city of Fukuoka Prefecture, Kyushu’s largest city, the final destination of our road trip in Kyushu. Fukuoka is a fusion of two cities, the port city of Hakata and the former castle town of Fukuoka. Hakata remains the name of one of Fukuoka’s central districts where the main railway station and

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Beppu – All About Food & “Hell”

Beppu, Oita, Kyushu

Oita Prefecture 大分県, located on the eastern coast of Kyushu, has the highest number of hot spring locations and also the highest annual yield of hot spring water in Japan. Bid goodbye to beautiful Takachiho Gorge, we continued our road trip to our next destination, Oita. Along the way, we stopped by at Kumamoto 熊本

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Takachiho Gorge 高千穂峡

Miyazaki, Kyushu

Takachiho Gorge (高千穂峡) is a narrow chasm cut through the rock by the Gokase River. The Gorge was formed after an eruption of Mount Aso the lava flowed from Mount Aso and over time eroded to create 80~ 100m high cliffs of volcanic basalt columns which filled the narrow valley of the Gokase River. We

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Takachiho 高千穂, of Myths and Legend

Takachiho, Miyazaki

Departing from Miyazaki City Centre, we drove for about two hours to Takachiho. Takachiho is located in the northwestern part of Miyazaki Prefecture. A place that is steeped in myth and legend and has been known since ancient times as a sacred ground where the gods descended to earth. Amano-Iwato Shrine 天岩戸神社 Upon arriving at

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Umagase & Cape Hyuga – Where Wishes Come True

Umagase & Cape Hyuga, Kyushu

After taking a quick bite at Sakurajima, we made our way to Miyazaki. We took a pit stop and saw the tourist board introducing Umagase, a scenic and beautiful place. As it was early afternoon, I did a search on Google and found the phone number and keyed into our car GPS and made our

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Sakurajima 桜島 of Volcano & Sea

Sakurajima Kagoshima

Time to leave Kagoshima, to continue our road trip. We keyed in our destination, Kagoshima Ferry Terminal, on our GPS and drove on to the ferry to Sakurajima. In fact, we did not know how we got ourselves on to the ferry. We just kept driving and when people waving to us to enter, we

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