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Unforgettable: Kyushu by Local Train

In the spring of 2012, I took a trip around the island of Kyushu by train. The route was a massive loop hugging the coasts of the island, and the journey lasted almost two weeks. My primary means of transport … 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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New Possibilities in Fukuoka Public Transit: Nanakuma Subway Line Extension and Possible LRT Introduction

Fukuoka is known for its extremely convenient airport and seaport access, and this combined with a centrally located Shinkansen (“bullet train”) station that acts as the terminus for the Sanyo Shinkansen Line as well as the new Kyushu Shinkansen Line … Continue reading

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Fukuoka Subway System Symbols: Nanakuma Line

The Fukuoka City Subway system is unique in that each station has its own symbol, a depiction showing something characteristic about the district or area that station is in. Continuing on from previous posts covering the symbols of the Kuko … Continue reading

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Disc Golf in Fukuoka City

With the end of summer and the onset of moderate fall temperatures, it’s time to get active! Personally, disc golf (also known unofficially as Frisbee golf) is one of my favorite sports, and despite the scarcity of courses in Japan, … Continue reading

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Fukuoka Subway System Symbols: Hakozaki Line

The Fukuoka City Subway system is unique in that each station has its own symbol, a depiction showing something characteristic about the district or area that station is in. Continuing on from a previous post covering the symbols of the … Continue reading

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