Jul
1
2012

Shiratani Unsuikyo (Yakushima Day 3)

After visiting some waterfalls and the Yakushima Fruit Garden on my first day as well as the Yakusugi Land and Yakusugi Museum on my second day, I finally got to visit the highlight I had been longing for: Shiratani Unsuikyo Ravine (白谷雲水峡)   Visited: January 5th 2012 Shiratani Unsuikyo is another primeval forest similar to […]

Jun
24
2012

Yakusugi Land and Museum (Yakushima Day 2)

If you haven’t yet you should first check out Yakushima Day 1: Waterfalls and Fruit Garden. For detailed tourist information about Yakushima, you should download this pdf file provided by the Japan National Tourism Organization . If you plan to visit Yakushima I also highly recommend the guidebook “Yakushima: A Yakumonkey Guide” written by Clive […]

Jun
2
2012

Yakushima Day 1: Waterfalls and Fruit Garden

After visiting Miyazaki, I took a bus to Kagoshima where I stayed the night. From Kagoshima I took a ferry in the morning to Yakushima. I always wanted to visit Yakushima, but it is quite far out unless you live in Kagoshima Prefecture. Basically there are only 2 ways to access Yakushima. One is by […]

May
28
2012

Miyazaki: Sunmesse Nichinan

After visiting Aoshima and Udo Shrine along the Nichinan Coast, my last destination of the day was the Sunmesse Nichinan. It’s not really a typical tourist attraction for foreign tourists, I guess. It’s more like an amusement park. Visited: January 2nd 2012 The reason I wanted to visit were those huge stone statues, also known […]

May
20
2012

Udo Shrine in Miyazaki

Besides beautiful Aoshima, Miyazaki’s Nichinan coast has other nice spots to offer. After visiting Aoshima I took the same bus line as before which rides along the coastline. That alone is worth the bus ride! My next stop of the day was Udo Shrine, also known as Udo Jingu (鵜戸神宮). From Aoshima it’s a 45min. […]

May
14
2012

Spring in Japan: My trips in 2012

Spring in Japan is one of my favorite times to travel! I just came back from a 9 days vacation (Golden Week) a while ago. In the past few months I’ve traveled so much, it’s crazy! I’ve done 2 major trips (5 days to Kanto / Chubu in April and 9 days to Tohoku / […]

Apr
25
2012

Aoshima Island in Miyazaki

I think it’s finally time to continue posting about my winter vacation in Kyushu. After visiting Miyazaki Shrine and Heiwadai Park in the city center of Miyazaki I decided to take a day trip along the awesome and beautiful Nichinan Coastline (日南海岸, nichinan kaigan) featuring Aoshima Island, Udo Shrine and much more. Luckily the weather […]

Feb
25
2012

Miyazaki Shrine and Heiwadai Park

Hello. Let’s continue with the next part of my winter vacation 2011/2012 travel report. After leaving Nobeoka before noon I went to Miyazaki where I spent the rest of the day visiting Miyazaki Shrine and Heiwadai Park. Visited: January 1st 2012 In front of Miyazaki Station. My hotel was right next to the station: Toyoko […]

Feb
10
2012

Nobeoka (Miyazaki, Kyushu)

Today let’s continue with the next part of my winter vacation 2011/2012 travel report where I show you Nobeoka. Early in the morning I left Takachiho by bus. My next destination was Miyazaki and the fastest way to go there (unless you have your own / rental car) is to go by bus to Nobeoka […]

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