**Travel Guide Japan Kyushu Travel

5 Days Travel Guide to Northern Kyushu 北九州5天4夜行程

Kyushu December 10, 2015
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The bear is a mascot of Kumamoto region, it’s called Kuma-mon aka Kumamoto bear. It’s one hella crazy bear, the most popular in Japan, whereas everyone knows it in Taiwan as well. As in a marketing PR point of view- he really lets everyone know where Kumamoto is, or wanna travel to Kumamoto.  Here’s some famous video clips of him: Kumamon pounding mochi + train ride, and he is a pervert bear as well…I seriously don’t get about this part 😐 IMG_2544

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@Hilton Fukuoka Sea Hawk– the hotel is superb, amazing architecture, nonetheless good buffet breakfast, and oh, there’s a family mart or was it a 7-11 in the ground floor of the hotel! 😀  Anyone who is fond of baseball, the Fukuoka Yafuoku Dome is right next to the hotel. Watch a baseball game on your next trip!

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佐賀 aka Saga is a city in Northern Kyushu, many people in Taiwan know Saga due to a book “佐賀的超級阿嬤- The Amazing Grandma in Saga,” and I felt very surreal to be here wondering where is the grandma!!  The book is about the life of a grandma and her son in Saga. And the reason the book is so well-known is because of the witty grandma, if her grandson is starving in the evening, she would hush him to bed to wait for morning breakfast. And of course if he is still starving after breakfast or lunch, she would made him do lots of work to let him forget he is hungry, and all those witty inspiring stories which I am sure some would think she is silly, but I somehow believes besides being smart and humorous, sometimes it’s better off losing a nerve on our brain to be less connected and break some rule.

 

 

Photos to keep memories vivid.

Here’s the Northern Kyushu Photologue and Guide.

I am sure when I look back one day on my travel trip just with my brain, all I can recalled is “it was fun, good, beautiful”, and tons of adjectives words. I do realize I tend to forget some tiny details as days, months, years past, which is one of the reasons I built the site to refresh my memories and to remember the good days I’ve had. Also an escape when I am drown in the reality world, and need a getaway as in- if I can’t get a real getaway with my body, please let me do it with my soul and spirit!!!

A bit of what can be find in Northern Kyushu in 5 days

Day 1: arrive in Kumamoto, delve into the nature, up to Mount Aso to the volcano crater, by luck you’ll get to go on the cable to see how it puff! A night at igloo-hobbit village AsoFarmland , do not have to travel all the way to Finland for the starry igloo night  (which that is still one my bucket list :P)

Day 2:  get on the ferry crossing Ariake Sea to Shimabara Peninsula exploring Nagasaki, stay at Inasayama Kanko Hotel viewing stunning night view. More night view can be view here up the cable 

Day 3: breezy sailing Kujuku Island, dine in at voted by Japanese office lady No.1 hot spring destination-Yufuin, it’s a small town that can be stroll within a day. If have more time, I’d suggested to stay there over night, not to have a rush schedule. A must visit to Daizaufu- Dazaifu Temmangu Shrine and one of the top 10 designed Starbucks in Japan (on the way to the Shrine.) *Dazaifu Temmangu Shrine is a shrine to pray for education, go get some luck if you are aiming for something recently or pray for knowledge or better memories. Evening at downtown Fukuoka, finally a mall in sight and awesome Uniqlo deal. Get mix up with Hakata-ku and Fukuoka? Hakata-ku is an area in Fukuoka, and often be mistaken by Hakata-ku=Fukuoka, which I got confused in the beginning as well. It’s an essential transportation hub having Fukuoka Airport, the seaport, the Fukuoka city hall and other important gov factors. A night at Hilton Fukuoka Sea Hawk with Fukuoka Dome next to the hotel and sea view sunsetting good night.

Day 4: Cross Saga, stop at a Shrine known for beauty, up to Aso Kuju National Park visiting the largest suspension bridge in Japan- KoKonoe Yume Ootsurihashi with a hot fresh milk besides a dairy farm. Back to downtown Kumamoto visit Suizenji Jojuen Garden, with a night at Dormy Inn Kumamoto.  We actually had a corner room and thought it would be a bummer having a small room, to our surprise we had the biggest room from our group even having a massage chair easing the long tour stress.  *Dormy Inn is a  petite boutique chain hotel throughout Japan. Can’t go wrong with them.

Day 5: wonder Japan top 3 premier castle-Kumamoto Castle, and off to airport back home sweet home

Above are my itinerary with the travel group, it’s a travel reference, not a sponsorship post if you are wondering. And please forgive the yucky dot from the not spotless tour bus. I really wish I can go and wash that piece of window where I did all the photoshooting.

 

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23 Comments

  • Reply Christina February 10, 2016 at 02:07

    Love how you broke it down in to days! Makes me want to travel here ASAP!

    • Reply Tiff April 3, 2016 at 15:27

      I hope it makes a better plan for traveling when it’s seen being broke down.
      Hope you visit Japan one day, it’s amazing there, and currently as well with the sakura season 🙂

      x Tiff

  • Reply Joyce December 16, 2015 at 05:46

    I love, love, love Japanese design, minimalism, and how clean their country is! No matter which city you go to, it’s impeccable! You’ve captured it so well and given me ideas of where to go next in Japan–thank you!

    Characters & Carry-ons

  • Reply Tiffany December 15, 2015 at 06:32

    i love this Tiff! the photography, and the detailed introduction! oh, and those snacks! japan seriously has the best convenient store i have to say!

    • Reply Tiff December 15, 2015 at 22:55

      thannnnks!!! japan has the cleanest city, best snacks and convenient store!!! an awesome place for solo journey as well!

  • Reply Mitzie Mee December 15, 2015 at 02:18

    A massage chair in your room? That sounds awesome! Kyushu looks very beautiful, but that Kumamoto bear really seems a bit strange:) I think I would be scared to meet him IRL:)

    • Reply Tiff December 15, 2015 at 22:42

      yup, we bump into some luck!!!
      haha, he is insanely crazy….wonder what IRL means?

  • Reply Shaira Manalo December 13, 2015 at 15:34

    WOW! You really captured the moments. These pictures can pass as postcards already! 🙂

    Have a great day!

    xoxo,
    SHAIRA
    http://www.missdream-girl.blogspot.com

    • Reply Tiff December 14, 2015 at 13:17

      Thanks for the nice compliment Shaira! It made my day 🙂
      Have a happy holidays!

  • Reply Karen December 12, 2015 at 14:46

    Beautiful photography! I love the pics of the wines haha.
    Have a merry weekend
    MUCH LOVE KAREN
    (STYLESMORGASBORD) [BLOGLOVIN])

    • Reply Tiff December 14, 2015 at 13:16

      Haha, Japan sake and all those drink 🙂
      Thanks for stopping by and have a merry weekend Karen!

  • Reply Kara | Daily Opulence December 11, 2015 at 10:46

    All your travels look so awesome!

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  • Reply Kara | Daily Opulence December 11, 2015 at 10:46

    All your travels look so awesome!

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  • Reply ~ carmen ~ December 11, 2015 at 10:19

    A pervert bear?!?!? That is so weird. At least he looks cute. :]

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    • Reply Tiff December 14, 2015 at 13:15

      Yes, he is cute and a bit pervert if you watch the last film, lol

  • Reply Sher December 11, 2015 at 04:14

    gorgoues photos! haven’t been to northern kyushu – looks like you had a great time!

    Sher
    http://www.shershegoes.com

    • Reply Tiff December 14, 2015 at 13:14

      It was a lot of fun Sher, hope you get to this part of Japan someday 🙂

  • Reply Elizabeth T. December 10, 2015 at 03:37

    Loving all of these photos! 🙂 It’s like I’m traveling to Japan with you through your beautiful pictures Tiff <3 Thank you so much for sharing!

    XO, Elizabeth
    http://clothestoyouuu.com/

    • Reply Tiff December 14, 2015 at 13:01

      Thank you Elizabeth!!!! I am glad you enjoy the travel in Japan, next time it’s your turn! 😉

      x

  • Reply sileas December 10, 2015 at 02:56

    Ah there he is, Kumamon! Wow I didn’t know he was that famous. Japanese videos always crack me up ^^ Looks like you had fabulous weather during your trip, the sky is so clear and blue!

    • Reply Tiff December 14, 2015 at 13:00

      Haha yes, Japanese videos are always hilarious.
      I wonder how they always think of crazy entertaining ideas 😛
      Do you watch Running Man? It’s from Korea. That is hilarious as well!

  • Reply Nada December 10, 2015 at 01:15

    great photos ! 🙂
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    • Reply Tiff December 14, 2015 at 12:59

      Thank you Nada for visiting!
      What a great blog you have out there
      ps- it’s just that it is in Russian I can’t read it, but enjoy the visual and layout 🙂

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