Tagged with Fukuoka

Strawberry-picking in Itoshima

Strawberry-picking in Itoshima


Japanese cities are pretty cool but sometimes you just have to get out into the country! Our second day trip from Fukuoka was a tour around Itoshima, a town on the western edge of Fukuoka Prefecture. This was one of my first times taking a planned tour in Japan and, while I generally like planning it all myself … Continue reading

Day out in Dazaifu

Day out in Dazaifu


I recently blogged about our short stay in the fantastic city of Fukuoka, which also happens to be a great place to stay if you’re taking a few day trips around Kyushu. The small city of Dazaifu is just a short train ride from the city centre – and because this is Japan, the train is … Continue reading

Fun in Fukuoka!

Fun in Fukuoka!


Fukuoka and Kyushu may not be places that western tourists generally visit in Japan, unless they’ve been to the country more than once or have a particular reason to visit. In our case, Fukuoka, the largest city in the southern island of Kyushu, was where my sister Grace had been spending several months studying and teaching. … Continue reading

My sister’s off to Japan!

My sister’s off to Japan!


You read that right – earlier today my little sister Grace boarded a plane to Japan and will be living there for the next 10 months. She’ll be teaching English and learning Japanese  in Fukuoka, Kyushu, and everyone in the family (including me) is exceedingly proud and jealous. Talk about living the dream! I don’t know all … Continue reading