An island that is known as one of the three most beautiful scenic spots in Japan, and a floating shrine that is said to be an icon of the country — what’s not to love about Miyajima?
It was an eye-opening trip. Hiroshima is a city with a deep tragic history, but we learned of its rise from the ashes, becoming the beautiful and peaceful place it is today.
Vlog #14: Come adventure with me on the fifth and final part of this 5-part vlog on my trip to Kyushu Island with Parlo Tours. The trip ends in Fukuoka!
Vlog #13: Join me on this 4th part of a 5-part vlog on my trip to Kyushu Island with Parlo Tours. In this vlog — I stayed with a local family in Hitoyoshi, and had lots of fun doing farm activities!
Vlog #12: Part 3 of a 5-part vlog on my trip to Kyushu Island with Parlo Tours. We spent two days exploring the city of Kagoshima and its surroundings.
Vlog #11: Part 2 of a 5-part vlog on my trip to Kyushu Island with Parlo Tours. Our second stop was at the volcanic Mount Aso, and the cute dome-like accommodations in Aso!
Vlog #10: Part 1 of a 5-part vlog on my trip to Kyushu Island with Parlo Tours. First city on our group tour was to the steaming onsen town of Beppu on the northeast coast of the island.
My day in the Fukuoka Prefecture — traveling from the south to the capital of Fukuoka in the north. The final league of my grand Kyushu tour with Parlo Tours.
Hitoyoshi was the fourth part on my grand Kyushu tour with Parlo Tours, and we got to harvest our own food, cook our own meals, and then got pampered by our local Japanese farmstay ‘mum’. It was such a unique experience!
While in Kagishima, I got to ride on a cartoon train, dress up as a samurai, admire an active volcano, and eat the most delicious Kurobuta black pork. It was the most awesome 2 days on the third league of my grand Kyushu tour with Parlo Tours!
The second part of my grand Kyushu tour with Parlo Tours brought me to the caldera and peaks of Mount Aso. I saw the active volcano brewing thick white smoke!
If you love Japanese onsen, you’ll love Beppu. Whether it is for bathing, or for viewing — this city has got to be one of the toastiest and steamiest places I have ever visited! First city on my grand Kyushu tour with Parlo Tours.
Most people visit Kyoto on a day trip, but I think that 5 days in this beautiful temple city just wasn’t enough. This place absolutely bewitched me!
Here’s how I spent 3 days in the Japanese city of Osaka — visiting castles, temples, walking streets, and just basking in the neon lights and colorful signboards that is Osaka.
My half day visit to Nara — where I got to hang out with hundreds of deer, visit some of Japan’s most ancient temples, and dine on delicious grilled eel. Oh, did I mention the adorable deer?
A half day visit to see the lovely town of Himeji — the famous Himeji Castle, and the autumn night lights of the Koko-en Garden.