Where to go in Japan during Fall? Kyushu – 3rd largest of the main island Honshu
Comparing downtown Tokyo to Hokkaido’s nature landscape, Kyushu is a destination for all ages. Having said that, for those who love Japan’s rich history and the history buffs must not miss immersing themselves in the classical Kyushu island!
Kyushu island exude a mysterious landscape with the town of Yufuin as the main back drop. Well known for the seven hells of Beppu, but this is not the only sight. Lake Kinrin-ko is a well known small lake that wells up from hot springs. It is in the cooler months of Autumn leading into winter that if one is lucky enough you can catch a thin layer of fog hovering above the lake, giving it a mysterious magical feel.
Fort Huis Ten Bosch is a resort city with streets re-created in the image of 17th century Dutch-era. Named after one of the three palaces of the Dutch Royal Family, which is also home to Princess Beatrix. There are many local tourists as well as international tourists who marvel and enjoy these similarities, giving them a feeling as if they are in Netherlands.
Here visitors can view the whole area with its surrounding panorama from Domtoren Observation Platform, make sure to sample the rich flavours of european cheese from the famous cheese cake shop and cruise along the Holland village by its river banks, they are beautiful!
Huis Ten Bosch boast of flowers blooming according to its season. Spring would of course welcome the famed tulips of Holland, but comes Autumn season its star would be the beautiful variety of Rose!
The view on spectacular Mount Aso is sometimes dependant on the weather and luck, even though during spring season, on the mount you might experience five minutes of snow fall, which can turn the whole experience into an amazing one! Since Mount Aso is an active volcano, you may also experience a strong smell of sulfur, the authorities in security management of the park follows a strict rule, as long as there is abnormal volcano activity such as detection of a rise in temperature or smoke emission increases than the usual level, they would immediately stop tourists from visiting Mount Aso. This is to ensure everyone’s safety.
Not missing the beat to your belly, if there is a chance you must try the tonkatsu ramen at its birthplace – the authentic taste of Kumamoto ramen, truly a fortunate to be able to sample the meal at its birth place.
Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine
Huis Ten Bosch
Famed Kumamoto Ramen