Ariake Bay, Japan


Shimonoseki City, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan


Why do we need to stress ourselves? Why don’t we go out and see things that could make us happy?

Yesterday, we visited Shimonoseki City, one of the places to see in Yamaguchi Prefecture. From Moji, we crossed the sea using the underwater tunnel. It took us about 5 minutes drive to cross the sea that separates Kyushu Region from Yamaguchi prefecture. Then the beautiful city of Shimonoseki welcomed us on the other side. The weather was quite cloudy and dark but we enjoyed our visit so much.

Saga Balloon Festival 2016


A year ago, I posted an article about the Saga Balloon Festival. And since this festival is a yearly event, I decided to write something about it again. As you look at the photos below, you can see a much bigger balloon festival than last year. The Hot Air Balloon World Championship is happening here in Saga city, Japan right now. In fact, I’ve been seeing hundreds of pilots and beautiful balloons flying in the air and competing for each other every day. Here’re some photos I’ve got at the festival.



Mifuneyama Rakuen – Takeo City, Japan


Mifuneyama Rakuen is a 150,000 square-meter wide garden. Different kinds of flowers bloom in this garden in spring, while evergreen and maple dyed crimson make a stunning landscape and rocks of Mifuneyama garden in autumn.

Entrance fee
    Adult : 700 yen for adults and 300 yen for kids.
    4100 Takeo Takeo-Cho Takeo-city Saga
    10 minutes by bus from JR Takeo Onsen Station
    TEL 0954-23-3131

Pray For Kumamoto

FYI, Life must go on


A deadly earthquake struck the Southern part of Japan on Thursday evening. Hundreds of aftershocks have taken place in the past few days. One of which happened yesterday at around 1:30 in the morning. The said aftershock destroyed many houses and killed many people in Kumamoto prefecture. Let’s pray for them and the on-going rescue operations in the area.

Yufuin Town, Japan


Two days ago, I brought you in front of the Kumamoto Castle in Kumamoto City, Japan. Thanks for liking it. If I get another chance, I will take you to that place again this spring.

But before the cherry blossoms bloom, let me walk you around the beautiful Onsen town of Yufuin in Oita Prefecture.

To give you a little background, Yufuin is a small town located in central part of Oita prefecture. This town is famous for natural hot spring spas (温泉 Onsen). Long-established inns, unique art museums, small galleries, sophisticated restaurants and coffee shops mingle together in this beautiful town. Are you ready to explore?

Click the photos below. Let’s go!