Tag Archives: Kumamoto

How Not to Eat Karashi Renkon

There are many “firsts” for expats in Japan, and even if you’ve been here for a few years, you still make silly mistakes now and then. One of these silly mistakes turned out to be quite painful (yet delicious), and … Continue reading

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Highway Buses: The Best Way to Travel Around Kyushu

I am lucky enough to live in Fukuoka City, the primary transportation hub for all of Kyushu: its central location in terms of air, rail, sea and road travel, as well as its excellent public transportation connecting all terminals, makes … Continue reading

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Opening of the Kyushu Shinkansen (“Bullet Train”)

On March 12, 2011, the Kyushu Shinkansen (“bullet train”) line will be complete and open for operation. Previously, the Shinkansen (Sanyo Line) ran from Osaka to Fukuoka, and the Kyushu Shinkansen ran from Kagoshima to Shin-Yatsushiro, with the two connected … Continue reading

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