The next morning, at the Hotel Kinparo in Shin-Yatsushiro, we woke up to yet another breakfast feast… …before heading down to the onsen to make the most of it that morning. Soon enough though it was time to hit the road and we had one spot, in particular, we wanted to visit before heading over … Continue Reading

The following morning in Kyushu, we got up bright and early, greeted by the sight of the Japanese countryside as we meandered through on the Seven Stars. Even as we got ready for breakfast, we knew we’d miss this train once we eventually got off it in Fukuoka. It was just everything we’d hoped it … Continue Reading

The Seven Stars in Kyushu train is one of the most amazing train journeys you can have in Japan and hands-down one that we were looking forward to the most when we visited Kyushu. See, the Seven Stars is an uber-luxurious sleeper train (easily one of the best, not just in Japan but in the … Continue Reading

The next morning in Kyushu, we woke up bright and early (nothing quite like jet lag to help you get an early start on your day) to breakfast at our Ryokan in Beppu. Breakfast if a full-on affair with options to go for a full Japanese breakfast affair or the more Western option (egg, bacon…etc). … Continue Reading

The Japanese island of Kyushu is one I’d never really thought of visiting before. I just didn’t know enough about it to even consider it to begin with. This all changed after we visited Tokyo for the first time last year. Over wine, our group of friends decided to head over to Seoul (there was … Continue Reading