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Japan Kyushu Places of Interest

Gundam 40 years anniversary exhibit at Hakata, Fukuoka, Japan

Mobile Suit Gundam celebrates its 40th anniversary this year and fans of the popular anime series can enjoy an exhibit held at JR Hakata City from 13th – 31th March. First broadcast started in 1979, the Mobile Suit Gundam Series spans decades of works from TV, anime, manga, and movies. Gundam even predates the Transformers by …

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Kumamoto Castle 熊本城 – The most famous castle in Kyushu Japan

We visited Kumamoto castle (the third castle of this winter trip) in Kumamoto City, Kyushu, Japan. This is one of the Top 10 castles in Japan, beautiful exterior, large castle ground and a rich display of historical artefacts in the castle itself. The castle and some surrounding stone walls were damaged by a 6.2 magnitude …

Cafe Food Japan Kyushu Street food and fast food

A&W Okinawa – The first outlet in Japan

Singaporeans love A&W, especially the curly fries, coney dog, and Root Beer! However, it had been almost 15 years since we had an A&W outlet here in Singapore, when the last one shuts its door in 2003. And so when we visited Okinawa, we would make sure to have the famous American hamburgers and root …

Japan Kyushu Places of Interest Visiting

Kokusai-dori – A 2 KM shopping street in central Naha

Literally meaning “International Road“, Kokusai-dori (国際通り) in Okinawa is a 2 kilometres long shopping street cutting across central Naha. The street is one of the top attractions in Okinawa island attracting visitors from everywhere, especially Taiwan, due to its close proximity (Okinawa is actually closer to Taiwan than Japan). Kokusai-dori is easily accessible from the …

Japan Kyushu Places of Interest Visiting

Okinawa Ryukyu Mura 沖縄 琉球村 – ONE PIECE Village for all Luffy fans

On our second trip to Okinawa, we were fortunate to discover a special One Piece event in the Ryukyu Mura. Now, the Ryukyu Mura is a small theme park about Okinawan Ryukyu tradition and culture, not the most interesting place for us. The main attraction for us is, of course, the special One Piece event …

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Ichiran Ramen Japan 一蘭 – A Tourists Favourite

Ichiran Ramen (一蘭) is one of the most well known ramen chain in Japan among tourists. Originating from the kingdom of tonkotsu Fukuoka, Ichiran Ramen has branches all over Japan. In recent years, we can even see them overseas in cities like Hong Kong, Taipei, and New York. Our first experience with Ichiran was many …

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JR Vacation Travel Talk #3 – Miyajima Torii Gate, Karuizawa Prince Shopping Plaza, and Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium

JR Vacation says: We embarked on an adventurous multi-cities winter trip in 2015, which brought us to Osaka-Kyoto-Hiroshima-Miyajima-Hokkaido-Tokyo-Kawazu all within 6 days! Here we are at the famous great Torii Gate during low tide in Miyajima (the Torii Gate also signifies the entrance to Itsukushima Shrine). During high tide, the Torii Gate will be partially …

Japan Kyushu Places of Interest Visiting

A stopover at Cape Manzamo in Okinawa, the Elephant Trunk shape natural cliff overseeing the Sea of Japan

On our way from Naha to the Churaumi Aquarium at the northern part of Okinawa island, we decided to make a pit stop and visit the Cape Manzamo (万座毛). Manzamo sports a big plain of grassland facing the East China Sea. The name literally means a space for ten thousand people to sit in and accordingly …

Japan Kyushu Transport Transport - Air

Singapore to Japan – Airlines Choices

Japan has many international airports and travellers have multiple options when choosing the option of flying into Japan. From Singapore to Japan, we can choose to fly to Tokyo (Haneda/Narita), Osaka (KIX), Nagoya (Chubu), Fukuoka, Hokkaido (Sapporo), and from here, it is easy to catch a domestic flight across the country. In this post, we will …