Kyushu Travel

New Year Bike Rides in Kumamoto

Dec 27, 2023 By Justin Hanus

Need to do a bit of exercise to shed those extra pounds gained during the holiday season? What better way than to explore the city on two wheels and let...[ Click to read more ]

Great Things to Do in Western Kumamoto

Nov 28, 2023 By Justin Hanus

Western Kumamoto is dominated by Mount Kinbo, a now-extinct volcano, but there is still plenty on offer. Whether you enjoy spending time in nature, are interested in ancient Japanese culture,...[ Click to read more ]

Aso-Kuju: Kumamoto’s Breathtaking Park

Jul 01, 2023 By William Farrow

For residents of Kyushu, the outdoors and nature are always nearby. A far cry from the large cities of Honshu, people can expect a rich abundance of activities and places...[ Click to read more ]

The JR Kyushu Trains with the Best Views

Dec 26, 2022 By Justin Hanus

All the Design & Story Trains of the JR Kyushu railway are designed to bring passengers unique experiences. However, a few trains stand out for providing outstanding views along the...[ Click to read more ]

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A Closer Look at the Newest JR Kyushu Trains

Jul 19, 2022 By Justin Hanus

The JR Kyushu trains used to be a group of eight sightseeing trains that took passengers on journeys across Kyushu in a way that allowed them to experience the island’s...[ Click to read more ]

Take a Trip on One of the JR Kyushu Resort Trains

Jun 28, 2022 By Justin Hanus

One of the best ways to explore Kyushu is to take a JR Kyushu train. However, with 11 varieties of sightseeing trains — each of which explores a different part...[ Click to read more ]

All Aboard! The Special Trains of Kyushu

Apr 28, 2022 By William Farrow

Japan is famous for its trains and their consistency. Foreign residents often remark that the trains are always neat and reliable. This punctuality is an immense pride point of the...[ Click to read more ]