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A collection of my favorite hikes, waterfalls and adventures in Japan. This was a country that really surprised me as an incredible adventure destination.

THE ULTIMATE KYUSHU ITINERARY: 5-DAY, 7-DAY & 10-DAY

Are you heading to Kyushu for 1-2 weeks and want to pack your itinerary with lots of epic locations and adventures? I have got you covered. This 5-day Kyushu Itinerary (7-day & 10-day also included) will be your best resource for adventurous activities in Kyushu. I’m talking waterfalls, onsens, volcanoes, and some epic viewpoints along …

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50 AWESOME PHOTOS OF KYUSHU, JAPAN

Kyushu is a volcanic island in the south of Japan with some pretty epic coastlines, incredible waterfalls, and several towns that are renowned for their volcanic hot spring activity. Kyushu is a great region for those who enjoy an adventure like to delve into the culture and get a little bit off the beaten path. …

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WHERE TO STAY IN KYUSHU: BEST REGIONS & HOTELS

Kyushu is the third-largest island of Japan and by far the most underrated one. I spent three weeks exploring Kyushu and every day was overwhelming and an epic adventure. Home to Japan’s most active volcano (Mt. Aso), Kyushu offers a plethora of popular attractions including temples and shrines in Fukuoka, hot springs and beaches in …

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30 AWESOME THINGS TO DO IN KYUSHU, JAPAN

Kyushu is a volcanic island in the south of Japan with some pretty epic coastlines, incredible waterfalls, and several towns that are renowned for their volcanic hot spring activity. Kyushu is a great region for those who enjoy an adventure like to delve into the culture and get a little bit off the beaten path. …

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13 AWESOME THINGS TO DO IN KUMAMOTO, KYUSHU

Kumamoto is a beautiful region on the island of Kyushu, which is well-known for having an incredible castle and the mighty Mount Aso where you can find an active volcano. Because of the fiery Mount Aso, it’s led to the city becoming known as Hi No Kuni which directly translates to ‘Fire Country’ in Japanese. …

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12 AWESOME WATERFALLS IN KYUSHU, JAPAN

The island of Kyushu is in the south of Japan and is well known for its very active volcanoes and hot springs/onsens. However, there are also so many incredible waterfalls to be found in this region. I explored Kyushu for three weeks and managed to visit lots of beautiful waterfalls throughout my adventures, which I’ve …

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MOUNT KARAKUNI HIKE (KARAKUNIDAKE) IN KIRISHIMA, KYUSHU

Mount Karakuni is the highest peak in the Kirishima Mountain Range of Kyushu Island in Japan with a height of 1,700 meters. Mount Karakuni has a volcanic crater, which is 900 meters and 300 meters deep. The hike up from the visitor center is relatively short with just a few kilometers in distance but quite …

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TAKACHIHO GORGE – MOST BEAUTIFUL WATERFALL IN JAPAN

Takachiho Gorge is one of the most incredible natural attractions on Kyushu Island, Japan. In the forest of Miyazaki, the Gokase River runs through a gorge comprised of volcanic basalt columns where the 17-meter high Minainotaki Waterfall pours down on the awe-struck tourists below who are paddling the iconic rowboats through the narrow chasm.  HOW …

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MOUNT KAIMON HIKE (KAIMONDAKE) IN KAGOSHIMA, KYUSHU

Mount Kaimon (Kaimondak) is an inactive volcano along the coast in the south of Kyushu known for its conical shape. The Mount Kaimon hike leads you through the forest on a steep, rocky trail up ladders and boulders to the summit where you are rewarded with coastal views from the top of the volcano. MOUNT …

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