SAKURAJIMA

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  • I was here: one day in April 2013.
  • Recommended number of days: one or a half.
  • My score: 2/5.

Venerated by the inhabitants of Kagoshima, this ancient island, which since 1914 after an eruption became a peninsula, is the symbol of the city and a place for recreation. Continue reading “SAKURAJIMA”

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MOUNT ASOSAN (阿蘇山)

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  • I was here: one day in April 2013.
  • Recommended number of days: one.
  • My score: 3/5.

Mount Aso or Asosan is another of the great attractions in Kyushu for the possibility of looking closely at an active volcano. Continue reading “MOUNT ASOSAN (阿蘇山)”

Iceland

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In 2008 I met the first person who had been in Iceland. Scandinavian countries were well known, with their capitals populated by low buildings painted in bright colors and their churches with towers ending in sharp peaks, Lapland plains full of snow and reindeer where Santa Claus lives and the imposing panoramas of Norwegian fjords, traveled by countless cruises in the summer months. But the country whose name means “the land of ice” was a complete stranger. Continue reading “Iceland”

KIRISHIMA NATIONAL PARK: WHEN TO GO, TRANSPORTATION, WHERE TO EAT, SLEEP AND GO TO THE ONSENS, AND DANGERS

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WHEN TO GO

Kirishima literally means “foggy island”; It is not an island, but there is so much fog, humidity and plenty of rain: Continue reading “KIRISHIMA NATIONAL PARK: WHEN TO GO, TRANSPORTATION, WHERE TO EAT, SLEEP AND GO TO THE ONSENS, AND DANGERS”

KIRISHIMA NATIONAL PARK

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  • I was here: April the 17th in the afternoon and 18th in the morning, 2013.
  • Recommended number of days: nowadays one full day. If at some point the volcanic activity decreases, then two.
  • My score: 2/5.

This national park in Kyushu is located mainly to the northeast of Kagoshima Prefecture, although a part is in the neighboring Miyazaki Prefecture. It is actually a Continue reading “KIRISHIMA NATIONAL PARK”

Kyushu (九州)

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Ignored by the vast majority of international tourists, recognized by the Japanese, the largest island to the west of the country has enough attractions for us to consider an exclusive trip to the area. Its temples can not be compared at all to those in central Honshu, but its nature is described as poetic, original and sometimes sensational: Continue reading “Kyushu (九州)”