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Nagasaki

Kyūshū is the most south of all five Japanese islands and offers a huge variety of cultural and historical treasures. Even though Fukuoka is the biggest city of Kyūshū, there is way more to explore on the Japanese south coast.

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Nagasaki Lantern Festival 2018

From February 16 to March 4, you have the chance to attend the “Nagasaki Lantern Festival”. During this festival, a large number of lanterns is set up around the old and new China Town as well as at favorite tourists

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Tagawa River-Crossing Festival

The Kagawa River-crossing Festival (in Japanese Tagawa Kawawatari Jinko-sai) is one of the main festivals in Fukuoka prefecture. The first festival of this kind was held around 450 years ago. At that time an epidemic disease spread at this area so

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Itazuke Ruins

Kyushu is said to be the cradle of the Japanese culture and therefore it is not surprising that you can visit many replicas of old villages archaeologists have excavated in last decades. But it might be astonishing that the presumably

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Atago Shrine

You want to experience Japanese culture and an astonishing view over Fukuoka at the same time? Then you should definitely visit the Atago Shrine in Fukuoka. The shrine was founded in 72 and it is therefore the oldest shrine in Fukuoka

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Miyazaki

We continue our mission to make you familiar with all bigger cities and prefectures in Kyūshū, so you can plan your trips in the spring time. Today’s topic is Miyazaki (宮崎). Miyazaki is the capital city of Miyazaki Prefecture on

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Mount Aso

Mount Fuji isn’t the only impressive mountain Japan has to offer. In fact, if you’re located in Kyūshū, there is an impressive example of nature’s force right in front of your doorstep: Mount Aso (阿蘇山)   Mount Aso is the

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Kagoshima

It’s time for another Kyūshū excursion beyond the city borders of Fukuoka. The topic today will be Kagoshima, the most southern metropolis of Japan.  Kagoshima (鹿児島) is the capital city of the same named Prefecture at the south western tip

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Kyūshū National Museum

We already mentioned the national museum of Kyūshū in an article about Dazaifu, the city in which the museum is located, before. The museum though, is way too diverse and interesting to just be a mention in a different article

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Fukuoka University 

Fukuoka is not only the biggest city on Kyūshū, it’s also the home of one of Kyūshū’s best universities. The university of Fukuoka is known throughout the country and has a reputation of being extremely modern and top notch when

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Nagasaki Lantern Festival 2017

From January 28 to February 11, you have the chance to attend the “Nagasaki Lantern Festival”. During this festival, a large number of lanterns is set up around the old and new China Town as well as at favorite tourists

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Kumamoto

Kyūshū, the most southern island of Japan has a lot to offer: there are dozens of beaches, cities and interesting sights to visit. Today we will leave the city of Fukuoka and talk about a neighbor instead: The city of

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Nagasaki

Kyūshū is the most south of all five Japanese islands and offers a huge variety of cultural and historical treasures. Even though Fukuoka is the biggest city of Kyūshū, there is way more to explore on the Japanese south coast.

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Hita-Yufuin-Beppu Tour

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We took our seven students from Tasmania and a student from Japan on a two-day field trip to Hita, Yufuin and Beppu on December 11 and 12. The goal of this trip was to show our students lots of different places since Kyushu has much more to offer than Fukuoka.

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Kitakyūshū 

We have introduced Fukuoka Castle before, but as you know it is just a ruin nowadays. The closest intact castle to visit from Fukuoka is the Kokura Castle in Kitakyūshū. The city does offer a lot more than just the

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