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    • Melanie_Putra's Profile Photo

      Odawara Castle

      Odawara Yesterday

      I'll be visiting Odawara Castle on Oct 31 (Saturday) on my way from Hakone Yumoto to Shinjuku. I need some clarification please..

      1. I know that the castle closes at 5pm. Is this just for the entrance into the castle building or the ground as well? I would like to hang around the castle ground until twilight for an opportunity to take photo of the castle during the 'blue' hour. Wondering if the ground remains opened after 5pm?

      2. What time is twilight at the end of October?

      3. I plan to ride the Odakyu Romancecar back to Shinjuku. Can I purchase the Romancecar from Hakone Yumoto to Shinjuku but break the journey and jump off for a few hours at Odawara? Or I need to go from Hakone Yumoto by Hakone Tozan Railway to Odawara and board the Romancecar from Odawara to Shinjuku?

      4. Any recommendation for dinner option near the Odawara Station?

      Tq! Mel

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      Where to change yen?

      Tokyo 7 hours ago

      I'll be bringing some yen when I go to Japan this month and just exchange my currency to yen when I'm already in Tokyo. Will this be easy to do? Or should I exchange more yen now? What about withdrawing from ATMs? I don't want to bring so much cash. Can I also use a debit card in paying for hotel, etc?

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    • Hakone Free Pass... to buy or not to buy

      Hakone Apr 13, 2015 at 10:51 PM

      I am coming to Hakone in an all inclusive bus tour from Tokyo with my family of 4. After that I will be staying at the Gora Onsen Karakara for two nights. Do I still need to purchase a Hakone Free Pass?

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    • From cruise port to monorail station

      Okinawa Apr 10, 2015 at 2:15 AM

      What is the nearest monorail station from the cruise port? Is taxi the best way to get there?

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    • Night bus travel from Hakone to Tokyo

      Hakone Apr 28, 2015 at 10:59 AM

      hi there, I need some guidance on getting a night bus from Hakone to Tokyo. Any website for further reference?

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    • Where to stay in Hakone?

      Hakone Apr 20, 2015 at 4:43 PM

      Hi i will be travelling from Tokyo to Fukui with some friends in November and would be staying overnight in Hakone. Would love to experience the ryokan/onsen with a private option if available. Any recommendations ? Somewhere easy to get to and easy to get back to the train station to continue our journey

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      Travelling to sightseeing spots around Fukui

      Fukui-ken Apr 17, 2015 at 6:46 PM

      I am planning on visiting Fukui prefecture next month and it seems that there are many interesting places however they are quite dispersed from each other. How easy is it to travel in Fukui? Is there a sight-seeing bus or something similar? Thanks.

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    • Tokyo-Hakone-Disney

      Tokyo Apr 24, 2015 at 3:26 AM

      Hi, I will be travelling to Tokyo with young kids. Is it too adventurous to try to go to Hakone and stay a night in a ryokan from Tokyo then come back the next day to check in to a Disney hotel? this is assuming I use Takuhaibin to send our baggage from the Tokyo hotel to Disney and then travel light to Hakone. Will it still be challenging with young kids?

      Thanks for any advice!

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      Superstores & Discount stores in Tokyo

      Tokyo Apr 20, 2015 at 3:23 AM

      Hi,
      Are there any large supermarket style superstores in Tokyo that sell a varied range of goods - I'm thinking of stores similar to Walmart in the US or Tesco in the UK, I realise that these type of stores might be on the outskirts of the city, but If it is close to a subway or train station that would be great
      I'm not looking for anything in particular, I just wan't to have a look around at the different products available in Japan.
      Also, are there any other large discount style shops - similar to the large Don Quijote store in Asakusa.
      Thanks for any advice
      Tony

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    • I need an answer.

      Tokyo Apr 30, 2015 at 8:57 AM

      Hi, I am planning to visit Japan with my son who is 12. I am slightly worried after looking into it because of the many 'erootic' and rude things on display at shops right in the front door. Also as my son will want to visit game shops (He loves retro games and I gave him an old SEGA for his birthday). Should I worry?

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      my next country on my list would be JAPAN 2016

      Japan Apr 22, 2015 at 2:34 AM

      Who wants to join?
      Preferably by April 2016
      Been reading alot lately, but still havent decide on how to start with the itineraries ... since all the prefectures are worth to see ... i know too that, multiple visits should be done and not just a 10 days visit is enough ... urrggghh ...
      Anyhow, please --- do suggest anything not so- expensive ways to enjoy Japan.
      I enjoyed my first ever guesthouse stay in Seoul, so guesthouse wont be a problem from now on ...
      Tentative dates would be April 4 - 16, 2016.
      Thanks :)

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      Kyoto - Night time photo opportunities

      Kyoto Apr 10, 2015 at 3:38 AM

      Hi,
      Will be visiting Kyoto soon for five days and would appreciate it if anyone could recommend some good buildings, temples or scenes that would be good subjects for some night time photo shots.
      Many thanks
      Tony

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      Asakusa Accommodations

      Tokyo Apr 9, 2015 at 3:59 AM

      Will be visiting Tokyo on May17 and I would like to stay in Asakusa district. But I am having a hard time finding a non-smoking twin room. I am ok with a budget hotel as long as it is clean and in a safe area.

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      6-day Osaka, Kyoto, Nara itinerary

      Osaka Apr 28, 2015 at 12:35 AM

      Good day everyone!
      Me and my 2 friends will be spending 6 days vacation in Osaka. A suggestion for a 6-day Osaka, Kyoto, Nara itinerary for late Nov to early Dec 2015 will be highly appreciated taking into consideration the best autumn colors.
      Thanks! And God bless!

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    • 8 days in japan

      Japan Apr 21, 2015 at 4:05 PM

      Is it worth my my while to visit Osaka from tokyo for a couple days when I have to get back to tokyo anyway for my return flight? What will be prices and how long on a bus? Also I want to know about doing a day trip to mt Fuji? Should I go with an organised group or is there someway to get there ourselves?

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      First Day Itinerary

      Tokyo Apr 12, 2015 at 5:23 AM

      I will be in Tokyo on a Sunday and will be coming in from Narita airport around 2pm. I would like to maximize my day so after check in I am thinking of going to:

      1) Meiji Shrine - I have read somewhere that it's closed on Mondays but the shrine's website says it's open daily. I also know that I can reach either via Metro (Shinjuku-sanchome station- Meijijingumae station) or JR Line (Shinjuku-Harajuku station). I'm confused on how to reach the shrine after I exit either of the 2 stations. Google shows that it will be a 25 min walk from either stations to the entrance of the Shrine. The website of Meiji Shrine says it will be a 1min walk to the South gate. Which is which? Also, is an hour enough to really enjoy Meiji shrine?

      2) Harajuku/Takeshita Dori - After I exit Meiji Shrine
      3) Omotesando- for Number Sugar/Omotesando Koffee/Crayon House (have their vegetarian buffet for dinner) Japanese food is my favorite! : )

      4) Shibuya - do I still have time? If I don't I can do this the next day.

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    • Where to shop and best buy for rolex watches

      Shinjuku Apr 6, 2015 at 1:06 AM

      What and where store we can find best rolex watches that is authentic and cheap prices? I will be in shinjuku this april 9 to 14, 2015.
      Please reply

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    • Looking for a cat in Tokyo

      Tokyo Apr 27, 2015 at 12:42 PM

      Where can I buy a reasonable cat or kitten in Tokyo?

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      10 hour at the airport - What would you do

      Osaka Apr 20, 2015 at 8:18 PM

      Long layover at the airport and wanted to see something around the area. What would you suggest to do.

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    • Which district to stay in?

      Japan Apr 21, 2015 at 12:13 AM

      Hi, I'm going to tokyo soon for 8 days. I will be on backpackers budget of about au$100 per day so wondering if anyone can recommend a good hostel in a good area with lots of things to see/do and a good nightlife around. Also what would be some good affordable things to see and do in tokyo? how to get around? And what would be the cheapest/easiest way getting from the airport to the city?

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      Narita Airport to Tokyu Stay Shinjuku

      Tokyo Apr 11, 2015 at 1:11 AM

      To reach Tokyu Stay Shinjuku I will take the NEX to:
      1) Tokyo Station - transfer to Metro (Marunouchi line) - Shinjuku-Sanchome station - exit and reach hotel on 1 min walk.

      2) Shinjuku station which I believe is connected to Shinjuku-Sanchome. I am not sure how far a walk this will be. I will be bringing a luggage although wheeled and small size. Tokyo station seems daunting to a first-timer like me.

      Which is the better way?

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      2 Weeks in Japan

      Japan Apr 17, 2015 at 3:22 AM

      Japan has never been on my travel radar so I've never really researched specifics. With 2 weeks to explore, what cities would you recommend exploring? Train travel a must. :-)

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      Fast ferry to Busan?

      Fukuoka Jan 11, 2015 at 4:52 AM

      Hi there,

      My wife and I are travelling to Japan for the first time at the end of July / start of August. We've got 2 1/2 weeks where we're planning to travel most of the central and southern part of Japan (Honshu).

      We've got a plan to get to Fukuoka by train, and take the ferry over to Busan in South Korea, staying overnight there and returning the next day.

      Could anyone help me with any recent experience of the Beetle fast ferry I've heard about? How easy is it to book and are there any issues visa-wise with departing and re-entering Japan on a tourist visa?

      Many thanks,

      Ingmar

      5 Answers Jan 28, 2015 at 1:37 AM
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      Buying a Kimono / Yukata in Fukuoka.

      Fukuoka Oct 25, 2014 at 2:03 PM

      Hello there,

      I'm interested in buying a new Kimono / eventually Yukata. Is there any good shop in Fukuoka that you would recommend?
      I'm looking for something rather classic / Unicolor parts. (Kimono, Juban, Haori, Obi and Hakama)
      Unless the prices are an absolute killer, I would rather not buy them from second hand stores.

      I have been looking around the web, but have only found suggestions about shops in either Kyoto or Tokyo / Web shops (about which I'm a bit skeptical)

      Thanks a lot for your Answers and Suggestions!

      3 Answers Oct 27, 2014 at 5:43 PM
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      the weather

      Fukuoka Jul 7, 2014 at 6:03 AM

      Hi, I will go to Fukuoka this August. Can anyone tell me about the weather?

      5 Answers Jul 11, 2014 at 9:17 AM
    • Bus to Hiroshima

      Fukuoka Jul 1, 2014 at 7:00 PM

      Is there a bus service that runs between Fukuoka and Hiroshima?

      3 Answers Jul 5, 2014 at 6:29 AM
    • looking for japanese toy

      Fukuoka Apr 8, 2014 at 5:58 AM

      looking for a kendama (toy). can anyone tell me where to find it in fukuoka?

      3 Answers Apr 10, 2014 at 2:49 AM
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      Fukuoka to Tokyo

      Fukuoka Mar 7, 2014 at 9:05 AM

      Hi all! Has anyone used the services of the bus company Nishitetsu? I saw that they offer overnight bus trips between Tokyo and Fukuoka. Can foreigners (no Japanese speakers) book it from abroad or at least a travel agency who can book it for you?

      4 Answers Mar 18, 2014 at 4:11 AM
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      Question about airline offices in Fukuoka Airport Domestic Terminal

      Fukuoka Feb 26, 2014 at 7:10 AM

      Hi, Japan VT,

      Are there offices of Amakusa Airlines, IBEX Airlines, Fuji Dream Airlines, J-Air and JEX Express at Fukuoka Airport Domestic Terminal? If yes, what are their contact numbers and/or email addresses? Can i find their inflight magazines and Timetables there?

      Chyan

      7 Answers Mar 10, 2014 at 8:06 AM
    • shooping inquiry

      Fukuoka Feb 12, 2014 at 11:27 PM

      dear all, anyone know where can get different flavor kitkat around fukuoka ?

      1 Answer Feb 13, 2014 at 12:09 PM
    • Ideas for itinerary in and around Fukuoka City

      Fukuoka Nov 4, 2013 at 5:24 AM

      Hi,
      I'm spending about a week in Fukuoka City with my family (4 of us - spouse, 2 kids who are close to 20, myself) and we have about a week. I'm trying to put together a quick itinerary at short notice and I'm wondering if I could have recommendations on what to see/do/eat in and around Fukuoka. Attractions outside of the city however would have to be day trips.
      Will be arriving in Japan at the end of Nov, leaving about 8 - 9 days later, on Dec 8.
      Thanks.

      3 Answers Nov 4, 2013 at 10:30 PM
    • 5 days in Kyushu

      Fukuoka-ken May 1, 2013 at 4:23 AM

      My wife and I will be spending 5 days in Kyushu, travelling from Osaka. We would prefer to base ourselves in a central location and travel to other centres (by rail mostly) on a daily basis, probably in the northern part of Kyushu. Please recommend a suitable base .e.g. Would Kumamoto be a practical place to travel to most other northern centres such as Beppu, Nagasaki etc. It seems to be on a main rail line? Thanks.

      6 Answers May 6, 2013 at 8:29 PM
    • HELP! Need Tickets to Kitakyushu Kodo Show in October and Don't Speak Japanese!

      Kitakyushu Aug 28, 2012 at 2:14 PM

      Hello,

      I am planning a trip to Japan with my parents and my sister in October and my dad is a huge fan of the Kodo drumming group. He sees them whenever they come to Toronto. My sister and I found out that they are actually performing in Japan while we are there and we wanted to surprise him with tickets to a show, but the only way that we could work it into our itinerary was their show in Kitakyushu on October 7th. Unfortunately, navigating the theatre's japanese website has been difficult to say the least, not speaking/reading japanese, and we have managed to gather that the tickets went on sale at the beginning of August to members, but that window for purchasing tickets has since closed (not to mention the fact that they don't ship tickets abroad and we don't have an address in Japan to ship to). In any case, it appears as though (and we have no idea how accurate this info is) a very small number of tickets will be available at the theatre on the day of the performance.

      Does anyone out there have any insight to lend to this situation? Is there any other way to get tickets beforehand? I fear that we will show up at the box office on the day of the concert, there will be no tickets left to purchase, and we will have re-routed our itinery to Kyushu for nothing. If anyone can help navigate the website, or provide any help whatsoever on how we might be able to score tickets, I would be eternally grateful!

      Thanks,
      Janice
      Yellowknife, NT, CANADA

      2 Answers Aug 29, 2012 at 9:17 AM
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      Fukuoka vs Osaka

      Fukuoka Jun 11, 2012 at 3:50 AM

      Hi, I'd like to visit Fukuoka in November. Would like to know how Fukuoka is like compared to Osaka. I had a great time in Osaka shopping because the shopping was very compacted into a shopping strip eg. Shinsaibashi-suji. Whether rain or cold, it was easy to just nip into shops as I walked down the covered walkway.
      Does Fukuoka have a shopping strip like Osaka? Reason I ask this question is because I'm a shopping tourist, and dislike 'scattered' shopping as I don't like to walk too much to shop.

      6 Answers Jun 17, 2012 at 8:12 PM
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      Kyushu Rail Pass or Not

      Fukuoka Mar 6, 2012 at 6:24 PM

      Hello all. I was wondering if it would be worth buying a Kyushu rail pass as opposed to buying tickets per trip. My only travel will be from Fukuoka/Hakata to Kagoshima and back (round trip). The JR website does not list the prices for single trips.
      Thank you.
      Jenny

      9 Answers Mar 7, 2012 at 12:50 AM
    • Fukuoka International Airport

      Fukuoka Feb 20, 2012 at 4:35 AM

      Hi!

      Is Fukuoka International Airport, a 24-hour airport?

      Are there any closing hours?

      How far is it from Fukuoka International Airport to city center
      Are there any public transport to bus / port terminal?

      Thanks!

      4 Answers Feb 21, 2012 at 10:15 AM
    • Toyoko Hotel Closest to Ferry Terminal

      Fukuoka Jan 20, 2012 at 4:52 AM

      Which one of the Hotel Toyoko chain hotels is closest to the ferry terminal as I will be arriving by ship and returning to Korea the next day. The hotel guide lists several Toyoko Hotels in Fukuoka. I would like to know which one is the closest.
      Thank you.

      5 Answers Mar 6, 2012 at 11:36 PM
    • fukuoka 5 days

      Fukuoka Nov 30, 2011 at 9:34 PM

      I am thinking of going to fukuoka for 5 days in january. wondering how much spending money i should bring, and what the best things to do are
      i definitely want to visit a hot spring or spa at some point.
      any adive/info would be great!
      thanks!

      3 Answers Dec 1, 2011 at 5:56 PM
    • JR vs. Subway confusion

      Fukuoka-ken Jan 16, 2011 at 10:56 AM

      Hello!

      Is anyone familiar with rail transportation around Fukuoka? I'm going to be living there for around 3 months, so I'm trying to figure out the details.

      From where I'm staying, my destination would be Akasaka station, near the "heart" of the city.

      From what I understand, I have 2 options:

      I can walk 5 minutes to the local JR station, ride to Hakata station, and then transfer to the Kuko subway line until I reach Akasaka.

      OR

      I can walk 15 minutes to the Nishitetsu Kaizuka line and ride the same subway train, without transfers, all the way to Akasaka. (At least, that's what it looks like based on their subway map. Please correct me if I'm wrong).

      subway.city.fukuoka.lg.jp/en...

      Here's my problem: Since I'm going to be staying for 90 days, I'd like to get a 90-day prepaid pass. So, if I choose the first option, will I need to get both a prepaid subway pass AND a prepaid JR pass? Or do they have a "one size fits all" pass that works for both? Both the JR and Subway sites aren't very helpful. Obviously I don't mind walking for 10 more minutes if it means I can save money.

      Thank you in advance!

      4 Answers Mar 11, 2012 at 1:28 PM
    • CruisingGoddess's Profile Photo

      Which tour in Fukuoka?

      Fukuoka Sep 30, 2010 at 4:07 PM

      I will be in Fukuoka for one day via cruise ship and trying to decide between these 2 tours. Which would you choose?

      Tour #1: Kushida Shrine, Yusentai Garden, and Hakata Machiya Folk Museum
      Tour #2: Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine, Kyushu National Museum

      Also, if you have recommendations for a private tour, I'd love to hear those as well.

      Thanks in advance!

      6 Answers Feb 8, 2011 at 8:44 AM
    • where I can buy the toys, scale model and Action figure in Nagasaki & Fukuoka?

      Fukuoka Apr 7, 2010 at 12:12 AM

      i intend to visit Nagasaki(長崎) and Fukuoka(福岡) next month. I would like to know where I can buy the toys, scale model and Action figure like Akihabara-eki, Tokyo (東京秋葉原) and Denden Town, Osaka( 大阪), Please help, Thank you very much.

      1 Answer Feb 7, 2011 at 10:54 PM
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      fukuoka to hiroshima

      Fukuoka Mar 10, 2010 at 11:46 PM

      hello all,

      trying to find out the best (meaning most inexpensive) way to get from fukuoka to hiroshima. arriving at fukuoka airport on a saturday afternoon, if that makes a difference.

      thank you in advance!

      MAVL

      3 Answers Feb 7, 2011 at 11:21 PM
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      Fukuoka in a day

      Fukuoka Feb 26, 2010 at 6:46 AM

      Hi All

      can you please suggest ittenary/places to see in a day as we are coming in a cruise ship for a day.
      All replies appreciated
      Bal

      2 Answers Feb 7, 2011 at 11:30 PM
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      Nanzo-In Temple Buddha

      Sasaguri Jan 5, 2010 at 11:59 AM

      Has anyone heard of this temple in Fukuoka area (Sasaguri)? I'm interested in travelling here in November to shoot some photos of the nehanzo (reclining) buddha--one of the nicer looking buddhas I have ever seen. Is it a hard walk to get here or is there public transport from the train station? Photo-taking is ok? The website I found is all in Japanese, and doesn't translate too well online using normal translations. Thanks!

      2 Answers Mar 27, 2010 at 7:12 PM
    • Can I use JR rail pass from Hakata to Nagasaki?

      Fukuoka Aug 7, 2009 at 5:40 AM

      Can I use JR rail pass from Hakata to Nagasaki? or I have to buy tickets? Thanks

      2 Answers Aug 7, 2009 at 11:24 AM
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      Isla de Salsa August 8-9, 2009 - need to find a HOTEL

      Fukuoka Jul 23, 2009 at 3:12 PM

      Need your advice on a budget hotel for a female that could be easily accessed at night. The festival ends around 11p.m. on the 8th of August, and I will use public transportation. (the festival is on the beach right near JAL SeaHawk)

    • Best Restaurant in Fukuoka

      Fukuoka Dec 8, 2008 at 6:27 AM

      Will be spending X'mas Eve/Day in Fukuoka, and would like a recommendation for a real special and nice dinner place - probably something more than just ramen or street stall.

      2 Answers Dec 8, 2008 at 7:21 PM
    • No of Days in Fukuoka??

      Fukuoka Oct 31, 2008 at 8:52 PM

      Going to Hokkaido for ski trip from 20 Dec to 3 Jan, and I will be stopping over in Fukuoka enroute to Sapporo. Wondering how many days should I spend in Fukuoka/areas around (Aso? Beppu? Kumamoto?). Was thinking of say around 4-5 days (till 25 Dec) then head north to Sapporo. Any ideas/ suggestions as to number of days / itinerary ... any festivals / special things to see/do during winter, etc?? Happy to spend 1-2 more days down South if necessary ...

      1 Answer Dec 3, 2008 at 2:19 AM
    • Fukuoka to Beppu

      Fukuoka-ken Jun 30, 2008 at 6:27 PM

      I'm flying into Fukuoka this September but my flight arrives too late for me to catch the last bus to Beppu (21:42 or 9:42PM). So I was looking for some advice. What do you think is the best way around that? Is there a way for me to get down there that late or a good place to stay in Fukuoka close to the airport with close bus/train access?

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      New Year's in Fukuoka

      Fukuoka Dec 20, 2007 at 11:46 PM

      Last minute planning and contemplating taking a short trip to Fukuoka for New Years. Putting the tourist spots to the side as well as the red lights of Nakasu, would anyone recommend spending NY eve in Fukuoka?

      1 Answer Dec 22, 2007 at 12:40 AM
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      Where bnesides Kumamoto to visit?

      Fukuoka Oct 18, 2007 at 12:00 PM

      I apologize for the multiple postings, but my wife and I will be travelling in Kyushu with our two year old daughter. We have friends in Kumamoto and will be spending the bulk of our time there, but would also like to spend 1-2 nights in another location. Nagasaki and Beppu are the two places which occur to me, but we are open to others. Does anyone else have a good idea, we go for both relaxation and sightseeing.

      14 Answers Nov 20, 2008 at 7:36 AM
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      beaches in japan?

      Fukuoka-ken Aug 20, 2007 at 7:51 AM

      Hi,
      I was wondering what would be the best beach to visit for a young people. Any
      place where you can get with JR. At the moment me and my friends are staying in
      Kyushu, Karatsu and it doesn`t seem like a right place for us.
      thank you for a reply
      Dani