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Fukuoka

Starting our Spring trip to Okinawa and Kyushu! ANA flight was comfortable, great service and great choices of movies and it’s free! Naha Airport was nicely decorated with orchid flowers, after short ride to our hotel in the city, we all just crushed after long flight from Honolulu. 3/19/2017 Sightseeing start with big “CHURAUMI AQUARIUM”.  Also we enjoyed dolphin show although it was very crowded. Lunch was...

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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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Dazaifu City was established approximately 1,300 years ago and which ruled all of Kyushu for a period of some 500 years. Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine is sacred to the memory of Michizane Sugawara, also known as “the god of learning.” In 901 A.D., Michizane was suddenly demoted from his position as Minister of the Right and sent to work at the Dazaifu, where he died two years later. Tenmangu Shrine was built on the site of his...

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HAKATA Ramen is a specail dish from Fukuoka Prefecture. Majority of ramen soup in Tokyo are based on soy source, but the ramen soup in Kyushu island are made from pork bone stocks called Tonkotsu(豚骨). Kyushu island is also known as fishing fresh seafoods. Look at the transparency of this squid Sashimi! After eating the surface, the chef made grilled squid with its leftovers. yum!   Is this Karaage(唐揚げ)/fried chicken lunch plate?...

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