ESSENTIAL INFORMATION IN KYUSHU: WHEN TO GO, DANGERS AND ANNOYANCES, TRANSPORT

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WHEN TO GO AND INCONVENIENCES

Kyushu very deserves a section on “when to go”, or rather, on “when not to go”. This unfortunately is related to the other part of the statement, the possible dangers or inconveniences, and that is because perhaps the worst time to go to Kyushu is right now Continue reading “ESSENTIAL INFORMATION IN KYUSHU: WHEN TO GO, DANGERS AND ANNOYANCES, TRANSPORT”

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AOSHIMA ISLAND (青島)

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  • I was in Aoshima half day in April 2013.
  • Time needed to visit it: less than half a day.
  • My score: 3/5.

Unknown place is Miyazaki Prefecture. Most tourists do not even know where it is, and its only place that is gradually becoming famous internationally, the incomparable Takachiho Gorge, Continue reading “AOSHIMA ISLAND (青島)”

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)”