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Sakimori Monitor Tour to Oshima Island

On October 31 and November 1, two of Asahi Nihongo’s staff members went on a special monitor tour to Oshima Island, which belongs to Munakata City in Fukuoka Prefecture. This special event was promoted by “Kyushu no Mura”, a company

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Tourist spots in Nagasaki (Part ten) – Dutch Slope

Today we are in Nagasaki again and we are proud to introduce a new tourist spot to you! The Dutch Slope is a famous spot in Nagasaki, as it is located in Higashiyamate, the part of the city, which has

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Nanzoin

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Today we take a look at another unique tourist spot in Fukuoka prefecture. Today’s focus is on the so-called Nanzoin, a temple complex near the city of Sasaguri. Originally located on Mr. Koyasan, but destroyed in 1886, today’s temple was

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Japanese Long-term Course

Japanese Long-term Course

Our Japanese Long-term Course is designed for students who would like to study for a longer period.

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Tourist spots in Nagasaki (Part nine) – Ōura Church

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There are still many places to visit in Nagasaki. Today, we will focus on Ōura Church. This church, which is located near Glover Garden, was founded by two French priests in 1864 and is said to be the oldest church

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Karatsu Castle

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Today we travel to another prefecture of Kyushu – Saga. To be more precise, we will take a look at the City of Karatsu and its main attraction, the Karatsu Castle. Originally built between 1602 and 1609 and reconstructed in

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Fukuoka Yafuoku! Dome

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If you want to watch a thrilling baseball game or see you favorite star live in Fukuoka, you definitely have to go to Fukuoka Yafuoku! Dome. Built in 1993 as Fukuoka Dome and renamed a couple of times, it is

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Kumamoto Tour

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Today we make a trip to Kumamoto City to see its main attraction – Kumamoto Castle. The castle was built in 1467 and is said to be one of the most impressive castles in Japan. After the keep burnt down in

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Tourist spots in Nagasaki (Part eight) – Mount Inasa

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And again we travel through Nagasaki to see interesting tourist spots you should not leave out when visiting Nagasaki. Nagasaki can be very appealing at night, so what could be better than enjoying a nice view over city at night.

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Kammon Tunnel

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The so-called Kammon Tunnel is a tunnel connecting Fukuoka prefecture and Yamaguchi prefecture at the so-called Kammon Straits, which means that you can easily get from Kyushu to Chikoku in just a few minutes. The Kammon Tunnel is not an

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Ainoshima Tour

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Cats are loved by many people in Japan and so it’s no wonder that there are many cat cafes, in which you can enjoy being surrounded by furry felines. But especially in Fukuoka prefecture you can find another interesting place

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Tourist spots in Nagasaki (Part seven) – Suwa Shrine

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Today we visit a famous Shrine in Nagasaki city – Suwa Shrine. The shrine was erected in 1614 and though it wasn’t much visited at that time, it is now famous for its Nagasaki Kunchi, a festival taking place on

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Mount Aso

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Today, we visit another prefecture on Kyushu – Kumamoto. Kumamoto Prefecture is famous for its beautiful landscapes. The most famous spot is Mount Aso. Mt. Aso is an active volcano consisting of five central peaks: Mt. Neko, Mt. Taka, Mt.

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Kokura Castle

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Today, we have a look at another interesting destination in Fukuoka Prefecture – Kitakyushu. Kitakyushu is Kyushu’s and Fukuoka Prefecture’s most northern big city. A nice spot you can easily reach by foot is Kokura Castle. Kokura is a part

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Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine

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Fukuoka city is the place to go shopping, meeting friends or travel to other places. However, being in Fukuoka City only can become quite boring after some time. In Fukuoka Prefecture, there are so many other nice places you can

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