Top 5 Cherry Blossom Spots in Kyushu

Kyushu, in southern Japan, has some excellent sakura (cherry blossoms) spots. They may be just as busy as those up north, but they make for a good change of scene. The times are about the same as in Tokyo and Kyoto. For forecasts check out the Super Cheap Japan sakura (cherry blossoms) guide. Fukuoka is the best place toContinue reading “Top 5 Cherry Blossom Spots in Kyushu”

Top 5 Cherry Blossom Spots in Hokkaido

Coming to Tokyo or Kyoto a little bit too late for the cherry blossoms? Maybe coming to Hokkaido is your solution. The season starts here from around mid-April to the end of the month. There are a host of cheap and free places to check out the sakura trees, but here are our highlights! GoryokakuContinue reading “Top 5 Cherry Blossom Spots in Hokkaido”

Top 10 Autumn color spots in Kyushu

Kyushu has a host of superb spots for autumn leaves, and these spots are usually quieter than in Tokyo or Kyoto. We have include some in or near the main cities, but also a few that require a short train or bus ride. Be sure to check the discount Kyushu transportation passes to save money onContinue reading “Top 10 Autumn color spots in Kyushu”

1-Day Subway Pass (Fukuoka)

The 1-Day Subway Pass (Fukuoka) allows unlimited use of the subway in Fukuoka for one day. What does it cost? Adults 620 yen, Children 310 yen When can I use it? Anytime. Is it worth it? It is better value for money than the Tourist Pass if just using the subways. If you are travelling toContinue reading “1-Day Subway Pass (Fukuoka)”

Fukuoka Tourist City Pass

The Fukuoka Tourist City Pass allows unlimited use of trains, buses and the subway in Fukuoka for one day. What does it cost? Fukuoka City (not applicable to Nishitetsu Train): Adults 820 yen, Children 410 yen Fukuoka City and Dazaifu: Adults 1,340 yen, Children 670 yen When can I use it? Anytime. Is it worth it?Continue reading “Fukuoka Tourist City Pass”