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Let’s take a trip to Japan with HATSUNE MIKU and enjoy Japanese Cuisine!

“Hatsune Miku” will guide you around Japan to the “OISHII” TRIP, full of tasty food and catchy dance! “OISHII”(≒Delicious) [Official Site] tasteofjapan-videos.jp/oishiitrip [Instagram] @tasteofjapan_videos Post your #oishiitrip on Instagram! About “Hatsune Miku” : http://piapro.net/ ———————————————————————– [Cast] Hatsune Miku [Creative Director / Movie Director] YKBX [Sound] Lyrics: Mio Aoyama Music: Junichi OGURO Arrangement: Junichi OGURO, BIGHEAD […]

Kakunodate in Akita Prefecture

Kakunodate is a quiet town in the eastern region of Akita. It is enclosed on three sides by mountains and Hinokinai-gawa River that runs to the south. The town has been developed into a castle town after the original township arrangement in the early 17th century. The town has a refined ("miyabi") and elegant ("iki") atmosphere, as is called the Little Kyoto of Michinoku.Many samurai houses remain in Kakunodate, making it one of the best places to see an example of a Japanese castle town. Today the houses are privately owned by the descendants of the samurai warriors; however, some of the residences such as the Ishiguro, Aoyagi, and Nishinomiya are open to the public.There remains shrines, temples, and merchants' storehouses as well, which are located in the southern part of town. The presence of these historical buildings gives you a feeling that the history of Kakunodate is still alive today.

Japan’s wonderland “Akihabara”

A "wonderland" that has evolved from a small group of electrical equipment shops into a huge computer marketplace.

The Shirakami-Sanchi – World Natural Heritage Site

The Shirakami Mountains spread 130,000 hectares over Aomori and Akita, and the central part has been listed as a World Natural Heritage Site since 1993. The untouched primeval beech forest in the range is one of the world's largest and provides an important environment for vegetation and animal habitats. Anmon-no-taki Falls, the most beautiful scenery in the Shirakami Mountains, is a must-see. You can stroll along the nature trails through the lush woods and along the river where crystal clear water flows. At the Shirakami Mountains Visitor Center and the Shirakami World Heritage Center, you can learn a lot about the nature of the Shirakami Mountains. There are many exhibition rooms and a film/video theater as well. Lake Juni-ko, a lake of mystery in the northwestern foothills of the Shirakami Mountains, is surrounded by a dense beech forest. Lake Juni-ko actually consists of a group of 33 lakes and marshes. Among them, Ao-ike Pond is particularly beautiful, and fascinates visitors with its mysterious cobalt blue water.

With Ecoton! Kyushu Geibun-kan and Chikugo Funagoya Sightseeing

Kyushu Geibun-kan which opened in April of 2013 and tourist attractions around Chikugo Funagoya Station will be introduced with Ecoton’s assistance.

By Fukuoka Water-bus, Fuku-haku Minato Deai Boat. let’s go to Nokonoshima Island!

A water-bus, Fuku-haku Minato Deai Boat which departs from and arrives at Tenjin Central Park in the center of Fukuoka City and Nokonoshima Island where nature in four seasons and delicious specialties can be enjoyed will be introduced.

Greenpia Yame: Shall we try forest therapy?

A walk with a guide in the woods at Greenpia Yame which is designated as a “forest therapy base” in Yame City. In addition, a boxed lunch using Yame’s ingredients after relaxation in the woods.

Fukuoka Asia Medical Support Center

Fukuoka Asia Medical Support Center, assisting foreigners who feel uneasy with language seeking consultations in hospitals in Fukuoka Prefecture. We have telephone and dispatch interpretation services for English / Chinese / Korean, as well as a general consultation window. Please feel free to contact us.

Fukuoka Yokamon Hiroba

Fukuoka Prefectural Government Building’s 11th floor got a make-over and re-opened in April this year as “Fukuoka Yokamon Hiroba.” In this episode, we introduce you to this gathering place for Fukuoka’s specialty crafts, tourism, and various other items of interests. Filled with a ton of attractions, Fukuoka Yokamon Hiroba is a fun place to watch, […]

A closer look into voluntary organization for disaster prevention

Voluntary organizations for disaster prevention play a vital role within your local community for the purpose of protecting our own cities, towns, and neighborhood during a natural disaster. In this episode, we will take a closer look into the functions and regular activities of our local voluntary organization for disaster prevention.

Kyushu OLLE – Munakata/Oshima Island

Introducing to you is Fukuoka’s recommended walkabout! South Korea’s popular trekking course, OLLE, comes to Kyushu. Kyushu OLLE features 14 routes all together within the Kyushu region. In this episode, we walk through this one particular, nature-and-history-filled course with Munakata/Oshima Island course guide, Mr. Okinishi.

An Oyster Hut Excursion in Itoshima

Get your winter BBQ on at an oyster hut right on the waterfront. The beautiful harbor of Shimafunakoshi in Itoshima has 8 huts seating over 1000. http://japantravel.com/permalink/16880 Read more from Tristan Scholze: http://japantravel.com/author/tristan.scholze/profile

Breakfast View at the Sea Hawk

This morning view timelapse from the Hilton Fukuoka Sea Hawk on the 34th floor looks east across the Yafuoku! Dome and the city.  http://japantravel.com/permalink/18391 Read more from Tristan Scholze: http://japantravel.com/author/tristan.scholze/profile Music: “Five Stars” by Mike Nowa (http://www.melodyloops.com/support/full-license/) http://www.melodyloops.com/music/free/

Sunset at Hilton Fukuoka Sea Hawk

Timelapse video of a sunset from an Executive Suite of the Hilton Fukuoka Sea Hawk. View of Momochi, the beach, and Hakata Bay. http://japantravel.com/permalink/18390 Read more from Tristan Scholze: http://japantravel.com/author/tristan.scholze/profile

Visiting Fukuoka: A tour of the Fukuoka disaster prevention center

As most of you with an interest in Japan know, the country has forever been shaken by earthquakes and other natural disasters. From the youngest age, Japanese children learn the right behavior and the safety measures. For us foreigners though, it might not be common knowledge. Follow me through this tour to know a little […]

What’s SUiTO FUKUOKA?

For those wondering what SUiTO FUKUOKA is, we made a small video introducing our activities. We are a tourist information center in Imaizumi, Fukuoka. We are unique in the sense that we offer cultural experiences, useful tips, interesting events related to Japanese culture, and even traditional Japanese food and souvenirs. if you come to Fukuoka, […]

SUITO FUKUOKA one year anniversary party !

Thank to everyone’s support we celebrated SUiTO’s first anniversary on August 7th. It was a blast and we hope everyone had as much fun as we did ! Thank you all so very much, and see you next year !!♪

Visiting Fukuoka:Relaxing nature : Rakusuien and Sumiyoshi shrine

Fukuoka city has a very busy city center. If you know where to go, though, you might end up surrounded by nature a few steps away from Hakata station. Follow us to Rakusuien and Sumiyoshi shrine for a refreshing and relaxing walk on these hot summer days !