Knowing Japan【Kyushu】

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Knowing Japan【Kyushu】


Location and geography of Kyushu area

Kyushu is one of the islands that make up the Japanese archipelago, and is located in the southwestern part of Japan.

It is one of the four major islands along with Hokkaido, Honshu and Shikoku. It is the third largest island among them, and is the 37th largest island in the world.

We call Kyushu and its accompanying island "Kyushu region".

There are seven prefectures in Kyushu: Fukuoka prefecture, Saga prefecture, Nagasaki prefecture, Kumamoto prefecture, Oita prefecture, Miyazaki prefecture, and Kagoshima prefecture.

Important things in Kyushu area

Kumamoto Castle

Kumamoto Castle is a castle belonging to the Azuchi Momoyama period up to Edo period, which is located in Kumamoto City, Kumamoto Prefecture. It is also known as "Ginkgo Castle".

Inside the castle tower there is an exhibition as a branch of the Kumamoto municipal Kumamoto museum, officially the inside of the reconstruction castle tower of Kumamoto castle is "Kumamoto City Municipal Museum Kumamoto Museum Branch".

Dazaifu Tenmangu

This shrine always has been at the top 10 in the number of New Year's visitors according to the data from National Police Agency, and in addition to the new year visits, the number of visitors increase sharply in the plum viewing season.

As it houses an academic god, there are many worshipers during the school exam period, and this shrines is incorporated into the course of school excursions to Kyushu, and are also included in sightseeing tours from abroad.

Hakata Ramen

This is a famous ramen with pork bone soup and straight noodles originating in Fukuoka city, Fukuoka prefecture.

Although the ramen boom has passed a long time ago, this ramen is still loved by many.

The soup is well-balanced with full flavor yet is not too thick, with a fragrance that makes it perfect.