JAPLAN – February issue 2015

Cruise Train “Seven Stars in Kyushu” has Spotlighted Kyushu Since the gorgeous cruise train “Seven Stars in Kyushu” appeared in October, 2013, Kyushu has been in the spotlight. “Seven” represents the seven prefectures in Kyushu. Fukuoka City is the gateway to Kyushu, as well as the largest city in Kyushu. Next, Saga Prefecture is known […]


KAGOSHIMA: Natural and Historical Abundance

When hearing of Kagoshima, many Japanese think of SAIGO Takamori and Sakurajima. Saigo accomplished many great things during the Meiji Restoration, and is a very popular Japanese historical figure. In Shiroyama-cho, a town located at the center of Kagoshima City, there stands a statue of the uniformed military commander peering across at Sakurajima. Most tourists […]

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FUKUOKA: The Gateway to Asia

Fukuoka City is the biggest metropolis on Kyushu Island, and is considered to be one of Japan’s most vibrant cities. Just a mere 200 km across the sea from Busan, South Korea’s southernmost city, it is closer to both Korea and China than it is to Tokyo. To more warmly welcome its many non-Japanese tourists, […]

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