Discover another side of Kyushu
Our travel writers have journeyed far and wide to bring you deeper insights into Kyushu. From the bustling food stalls of Fukuoka’s city streets to the remote, green depths of Yakushima’s mysterious forests, be inspired by their first-hand stories and photographs.
You’ll find a wealth of travel ideas, tips on where and what to eat, relaxing hot springs, secret beaches and unique activities to try.
Meeting artists and farmers, staying with local families and taking the roads less traveled, these stories introduce the energy, creativity and warm spirit of Kyushu’s people, along with the wild beauty of the natural landscape.
The Deep Dive: Kumamoto Prefecture — Land of Travelers and Explorers
Kikuchi District - The Great Outdoors of Kyushu
Waita Onsen Village - Spa-Hopping in Kumamoto’s Hot Spring Paradise
Mount Aso: Nature at Its Most Majestic
An onsen paradise – and culinary adventure – at Mount Aso
Aso the Deep Dive Project Zen Map
WELCOME TO KAGOSHIMA
Yoron Station: A Surreal Stopover Along the “Milky Way Railway”
Meet the Locals at a Japan Farm Stay at Kagoshima
Amami Oshima: Tasting the Island
Amami Oshima: Gorgeous island steeped in history
Yakushima: Feeling the Island
Yakushima: Island of Divinity
Sakurajima: Nature at its Mightiest
Welcome to Kyushu, a place you can relax by the beach or work up a sweat becoming a Samurai!
Akizuki Castle Ruins
SAMURAI KYUSHU is travel blogs geared towards travelers who visit Japan who are interested in both Samurai culture and Japanese martial Arts. The Samurai culture has been steady for over 700 years. The word “Bushido” stems from the ones’ spirit, a must for becoming a samurai.
Samurais are indebted to keep and protect these spiritual values. The Samurai’s education revolves around learning various types of Japanese cultural education such as Kendo, Archery, Kaido, Iaido, Shuriken, and many more. Samurais also learn proper etiquette by studying manners through calligraphy, flower arrangement, and tea ceremony. Kyushu is the perfect place to experience all of these Japanese cultural experiences in such a close proximity. Step into the world of the Samurai through these articles that offer a variety of interesting locations and experiences.
Kumamoto Castle: Exploring the History
Izuhara Castle Town on Tsushima - Exploring Kyushu’s Medieval Past
Kitsuki Castle Town or How to Time-travel to Japan’s Edo Era
Kitakyushu Highlights: Kokura Castle and Kawachi Wisteria Garden
Musashi Miyamoto: Perhaps the Best Samurai Swordsman in Japan
A Rare Glimpse into the World of Katana Sword-Making with Matsunaga, a Kumamoto Swordsmith
Japan’s Master Swordsmith Kunimasa of Hyuga City
Usuki's Samurai District and Edo Period Castle Town
Visit one of Japan's largest samurai residences in Izumi
Immerse Yourself in the History and Culture of Japan’s Samurai Warriors at Marutake Sangyo
Make Flowers, Use A Katana, and Shoot Japanese Archery at Ozu Town
Spooky Castles, Wild Boar, Wax, and Kagura!
Samurai Road, Garden, and Dessert
Hirado Castle Stay
Exploring Obi Castle
Hirado Matsuura Clan: Over 1,000 Years of History
Katana Training & Omuta Exploration
Kendo Training With the University of Teacher Education Fukuoka
The Ancient Ruins of Akizuki Part 1
The Ancient Ruins of Akizuki Part 2
Experience Japan’s Bushido Culture in Ozu Town, Kumamoto
City of the Famous Monk: Load Jissin
Samurai Kyushi Part 1: Where past and Present Meet
Samurai Kyushu Part 2: Following the Way of the Sword
Kyushu is renowned for its delicious cuisine and world-class ingredients. Ringed by sea, this diverse, volcanic island has the perfect blend of fertile soil, mild temperatures and sustainable farming practices.LEARN MORE