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Fukuoka Makes an Appearance in the New York Times

A lovely article promoting Fukuoka has appeared in the travel section of the New York Times. The author, Ingrid K. Williams, kindly interviewed me over a bowl of ramen in Tenjin, and also talked with some of the staff at the local … Continue reading

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“Finding Fukuoka” Guidebook in the Works

As many of you predicted following the January release of my Osaka guidebook, I have begun planning and research for my Fukuoka guidebook. It will cover Fukuoka City and nearby destinations (Dazaifu, Yanagawa, Imari, etc.), and since Fukuoka is a … Continue reading

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Kurokawa Onsen: Pristine Hot Spring Town in the Mountains

Kurokawa Onsen is located about 20 km (12.5 mi.) from Mt. Aso, in the northern part of Kumamoto Prefecture and central part of Kyushu. Situated in a forested valley with a peaceful mountain stream running through the middle, it is … Continue reading

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Restored Steam Locomotive SL Hitoyoshi

For a limited time, the restored steam locomotive SL Hitoyoshi and its retro-style train cars are making runs between Kumamoto and Hitoyoshi Stations. The train makes one trip per day in each direction on select days (see calendar at bottom … Continue reading

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Rail and Bus Passes for Kyushu

If you live outside of Japan and are planning to take a trip around Kyushu, you might consider the following passes to save some money on transportation costs and expand the scope of your travels. JR Kyushu Rail Pass This … Continue reading

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Debut of the Osaka Insider Guidebook–and My First Published Work!

Some of you may remember my Osaka Insider blog, and ongoing project that eventually led me to start writing a guidebook. After much hard work, I have finally released my first published work, Osaka Insider: A Travel Guide for Osaka Prefecture!! … Continue reading

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Green Fukuoka City Loop Bus: A Convenient Way to See the City’s Sights

For visitors to Fukuoka City, the “Green” bus provides an easy way to travel between the city’s famous sights and central districts. Its route connects JR Hakata Station, Gion, Nakasu, Tenjin, Ohori Park, Fukuoka Tower, the international ferry terminal (at night), … Continue reading

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