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Nobeoka (Miyazaki, Kyushu)

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 City and the fastest way to go there...

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Takachiho (Miyazaki, Kyushu)

Today I want to share yet another travel experience during my winter vacation in Kyushu. It was the last day of the year and it was definitely one of my highlights of the trip. I went to Takachiho (高千穂) which is a small city in...

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Japan’s Maneki Neko figures

Today I want to introduce “Maneki neko figures” to you as they’re very popular in Japan. I love cats and it breaks my heart that I haven’t had one ever since moving to Japan. Most apartments don’t...

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Onsen Town Yufuin in Oita

Visiting onsen town Yufuin was part of my winter vacation 2012. After leaving Nakatsu I arrived in Yufuin (湯布院) which is also situated in Oita Prefecture. Oita is quite famous for onsen. Probably the most popular onsen town in...

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Nakatsu City in Oita Prefecture

This first trip was the start of my awesome winter vacation in Kyushu 2012. The first day I spent in Nakatsu City, Oita Prefecture. I stayed in Kyushu during the entire time. From Kita-Kyushu and Hakata (Fukuoka) it’s not...

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Kyushu Winter Vacation 2012

For my winter vacation 2012 I decided to visit Kyushu again. I went to many places in 11 days. Among them were: Nakatsu and Yufuin (in Oita Prefecture), Takachiho, Nobeoka and Miyazaki (in Miyazaki Prefecture), Yakushima (in...

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Away Notice: Winter Vacation 2011/12

Hello. I just wanted to let you know quickly that I’ll be gone for winter vacation. I’m sorry that I haven’t posted at all recently, but there are a lot of things going on in my life recently. For the first time...