Tag Archive: Japan

27 Fun and Unusual Things to do in Fukuoka

Fukuoka in Western Japan is Japan’s seventh biggest city, but despite this when you look for suggestions of things to do in Fukuoka not much comes up – yes, there’s the big shiny Fukuoka tower, ruins of a castle and a huge mall, but generally, that’s about all anyone suggests….
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Matsue Castle one of the top things to do in Matsue, Japan

Matsue: Japan Off The Beaten Path

It’s home to one of the best castles in Japan. Home to some great modern art and a spectacular sunset. Home to amazing samurai history, delicious food and a short hop from one of the most beautiful Japanese gardens in the world – but when it comes to the average…
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Ainoshima island near Fukuoka, Japan is one of Japan's 11 cat islands. If you're planning a trip to Fukuoka, it's a short trip by ferry. Click here to read how to get to Ainoshima Cat Island, or save it to your Fukuoka or Japan boards for latr. #ainoshima #catisland #fukuoka #fukuokatravelguide #kyushu

Ainoshima: Fukuoka’s Cute Cat Island

I’m surrounded by kitties – they’re sleeping in fishing nets, chilling out in wheelbarrows, prowling the paths around the bright blue, fishing boat filled harbour hoping for snacks or just sitting in the sunshine doing whatever cats who live on an island do all day. This is Ainoshima, one of…
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If you're visiting Fukuoka, Japan, then add the amazing Nanzoin Temple to your list of things to see in Fukuoka. It's completely incredible. Here's why and how to get to Nanzoin Temple from Hakata station. Click to read it now or save it to your Fukuoka or Japan boards for later. #japanesetemples #kyushu #fukuoka #nanzointemple

Nanzoin Temple, Fukuoka – It Blew my Mind.

I can’t think of many places that have actually made me go ‘wow’ when I first saw them – but the large Buddha statue at Nanzoin Temple in Fukuoka, Japan did – out loud. And then I shut up and just stared at it, unable to believe exactly what I…
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If you're planning a trip to Kyoto and looking for a few more unusual things to do, we have the answer. From Kyoto's most unusual temples to where to find the most instagrammable things to eat, check out our Kyoto guide. Click to read it now or save it to your Kyot or Japan boards until later. #kyoto #thingstodoinkyoto

18 Unusual, Non-Touristy Things to do in Kyoto

Kyoto, the city of over 1600 temples, including the beautiful gold-leaf clad Kinkakuji and the giant zen garden that is Ryoan-ji. Wander its tranquil streets soaking in years of …..snore….sorry dropped off for a bit there. Yes, embarrassed as I am to say it, Kyoto may be a fantastic historical…
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Naoshima is an island just off the coast of Japan that's full of art. Most famous for the Naoshima pumpkin, that's definitely not the only thing to see. Here's all the advice you need to plan your one day visit. #naoshimaisland #naoshimaartisland #YayoiKusama #giantpumpkin #thingstodoinJapan

Can You See the Naoshima Pumpkin ‘Art Island’ in One Day?

When I decided to add a day on Japan’s Naoshima Island to our latest trip, I really didn’t know anything about the island except that it had giant spotty pumpkins on it. In fact, one glimpse of the bright yellow Naoshima pumpkin and I was sold. Only when I started looking…
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Just off the south coast of Japan, a day trip from Kyoto, Osaka or Hiroshima likes Okunoshima or Bunny Island where over 1000 bunnies are waiting for you to bring them snacks. Here's everything you need to know if you want to visit. Click to read it now or save it to one of your boards for later. #japanislands #japan #thingstodoinjapan

The Ultimate Guide to Rabbit Island, Japan

Its official name is Okunoshima but it’s better known as Bunny Island or Rabbit Island – a magical land just off the coast of Japan where over 1,000 bunnies run free, demanding snacks, cuddles, pats and selfies with the people who come to visit them every day. Yep, it’s as…
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