Area: Kyushu ( Page 1 / 12 )

Kyushu is the southernmost of Japan’s main four islands. The Kyushu region includes eight prefectures: Fukuoka, Saga, Kumamoto, Nagasaki, Oita, Kagoshima, Miyazaki and Okinawa. The area partly enjoys a sub-tropical climate.
Riding a Cruise Train

Riding a “Cruise Train” – A Unique and Luxurious Way to Experience Japan

Among the most innovative have been the various JR (Japan Railways) regional companies. Leading the way, however, has been JR Kyushu (JR九州). Ahead of all of its sister companies, JR Kyushu, launched the “Cruise Train Seven Stars in Kyushu” (クルーズトレインななつ星 in 九州). A “cruise”, train as the name suggests, is meant to be a fully personalized, one-of-a-kind travel experience, akin to cruise ship on wheels.

Traveling Back in Time – Showa no Machi

Snugged in the little Bungotakada City, Oita Prefecture, is a shopping district named Showa no Machi (Showa’s Town), where the streets and shops are modeled in the classic style of 50-60s Japan. Almost like a movie set, this Showa no Machi takes you back in time as you stroll around.

5 Best Coffee Shops in Fukuoka

When I visited Fukuoka, I got my hands on a magazine that listed the best local coffee shops in the area, and I spent my time there going to as many of these cafes as I could. It was amazing. So amazing that I want to share with you five of my favorite coffee shops in Fukuoka with the hope that you too will visit them and be blown away. Please keep in mind that this top-five list is based upon my opinion, and that the order I have chosen to present these cafes is in no way meant to rank them. So, here we go: Five of Fukuoka’s Best Coffee Shops.

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