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  Seven stars cruise train in Kyushu Japan called “Nanatsuboshi” now available exclusively by JTB The “Seven Stars in Kyushu” luxury train sets a new standard for train travel in Japan. With the rooms limited to a total of 14 suites, the train is a luxurious travelling hotel, coasting through the countryside of Japan’s southern island of Kyushu. This is a true “Cruise train”, offering the ultimate in comfort and...

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(Day 1 & 2) Honolulu – Fukuoka Despite the typhoon approaching on its way to Japan, we didn’t have much turbulence also no rain in Fukuoka. Yay!! First meal in Fukuoka – tonkotsu ramen (pork base soup).   (Day 3) Fukuoka – Imari – Arita – Nagasaki We are in Saga pref. today and visit Imari and Arita town where it’s known for porcelain. As I get older I find myself admire and...

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The Aso Volcano Museum is located at the top of Mt. Aso. In the museum, there is deorama which you can enjoy the dramatic birth and development of this 300,000 years old geologic wonder. Also there is a gallery that offers a variety of plants, animals, and the history of volcano. Aso Volcano Meseum Akamizu, Aso, Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan Find our Discount Airfares, Tours, Japan Rail Pass, Ryokan & more...

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The area around the main towers and the Hon-Maru Goten was destroyed by fire for three days before the Seinan Rebellion began. The present main towers were rebuilt in 1960 to restore the castle’s exterior. The larger main tower has 6 stories with a basement and about 30 meters above the stone fence, and the amaller main tower has 4 stories with a basement and about 19 meters in height. Kumamoto Castle 1 Honmaru, Kumamoto,...

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When people call it Mt. Aso, it means a group of mountains named ‘Aso godake’, literally Aso five peaks, which stands at the center of the gigantic caldera with a perimeter of 130 kilometers. To be precise, Mt. Aso includes the huge somma and caldera in which fifty thousand people are living. The crater with faint smoke in the picture is ‘Nakadake’, an only active peak of Mt. Aso, whose hight is 1500 meters...

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Thanks to the Chikugo, the greatest river in Kyushu, Asakura City enjoys the rich paddy field and orchard developed halfway down the river. Cultivation of rice,Japan’s staple food, needs an enormous volume of water, so the elaborate irrigation works has been carried out since in the 17th century. For example, people invented water wheels to pump up the river water across the country. Among them,double and triple scoop wheels are...

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