Friday, April 4, 2014

Kyushu Island in Spring 2014

Today is my 4th day in Japan and I have been touring around Kyushu Island which has famous cities and interesting towns like Fukuoka, Nagasaki, Kumamoto and many others. I am loving every minute here with its clean and neat surroundings. The culture of well mannered and polite Japanese certainly makes me happy and love this country too. 


To get the best value for our travels, we just need to be smart to google and ask around friends for the best tips on hotels, transportation and sight seeing spots. Here I am holding the JR Kyushu tickets that gave me unlimited fast train rides around Kyushu Island. It was superb and comfortable trains. 




This blog post will just be a sneak preview only for now. When I get home to Malaysia, I will go lengthy with funny and gory photos to share. The above direction signs at the Atomic Bomb's Museum in Nagasaki will be the topics I shall post in this blog later. Be sure to come back here again!




 It is Spring and there are plenty of Sakura trees in beautiful shades of pink and white everywhere. The feeling is great to admire and smell the freshness of Spring here in Japan. 

31 comments:

  1. Good morning from Ipoh here, Mr and Mrs. TM! Yes, it is indeed spring time, not only in Japan but also in Ipoh.. the flowers are all budding out and my car has the most blessings... full of flowers by the end of the day.. phew.. lots of work to take them off my car.. .hahahaa....
    Really TM, you are a good tour organizer... google maps and finding the right spots to go to, tips and information... lots of work but worth the effort, right? Please share with us when you come back... I think I will never be so adventurous as you... I would rather follow the leader only.. :)
    Ok, enjoy yourself.. looking forward to your unny and gory pictures!!

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  2. Elo elo, greetings from Japan ahh? Wah, you look "kawa-ii-nehhhhhhhh".. Your red shirt matches the red train tickets you are holding.. Of course you are loving every minute there, later you will say you dont wana come back.. It's very safe there, and people are very kind too.. I remembered asking for directions from the cashier at 7-11 at midnite (yes, midnite), he immediately "closed" his cashier, "closed" the shop by hanging the "Closed" sign on the door, and walked with me to my destination.. I don't think I dare to do that here..

    I'm like Claire too.. I'm just the follower.. You guys arrange everything, I just pay and follow.. Don't ask me to google, look at maps, book tours online and what-nots.. I prefer to just pay the agency everything here, and just let them do everything when I land there..

    Wah, funny (this one understood la) and gory pictures? Got gory ones ahh?

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    1. He visited the atomic museum mah... what to expect?

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  3. Ooooo...beautiful cherry blossoms. We also have something like that here. All along the roads in town - white or pink flowers. Blossoms in the dry season...like now. Our bunga kertas also blossoming everywhere. So colourful.

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  4. Thambee really salutes Anay!! you can write such a nice and neat post with your iPad even when you are enjoying your holidays!! unlike many who would be so rush and so "cincai", just post a couple of photos and that's it.. i like the way Anay blogs, one photo and one very short and precise paragraph to go with it, makes the reading so enjoyable.. and same goes to your Facebook lah, so organized, all photos are placed under one album, and not scattered everywhere flooding my facebook page!! muahaha~~ :)

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    1. Betul la. And all nicely written and not copy paste.

      Really appreciate Anay's effort blogging about Japan in real-time. :-)

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  5. aiyoyo, Thambee just love those sakura so much!! haven't have the chance to go to Japan during spring time to see these beautiful flowers.. and it seems like one doesn't need good photography skills to shoot nice photos, because most of the place are already so picturesque and beautiful, by just simple pressing the shutter of the camera, we can get very nice photos.. and now i am drooling to go to Japan again!! it's your fault Anay!! :D

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  6. Nice, can't wait to see your share about the museum because rib like to visit museum!!!

    Those Sakura are so beautiful, it's a good view to take picture with it!!!

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  7. Will wait for your lengthy blog post when you are back... And don't forget your cute pose... kaka...

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  8. Ohayou gozaimasu TM! How are you, looking at your smiley face..happy-nya....

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  9. Yeap indeed a very interesting entry while you're travelling...My thought same like SK, how come still got mood to blog ar? Very efficient lor... never stop blogging whenever you are.. I really hope I can do this when I'm travelling...

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    1. Same here.. Go "liew" then "liew" la, kan? Wana blog somemore wor.. If me ahh, come back only slowly update my blog jor..

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  10. Just a sneak preview only? Summore got funny and gory photos to show us later. TM, can't wait already... Show us in the nest post ya.

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  11. My two times visit Japan also in Autumn.. never been there in Spring yet. Love the sakura flowers... very nice and pretty. I definitely non stop taking photos...

    Till then enjoy your very best in Japan with your wifey... Yokoso!!!

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    1. Hahaha Angeline welcoming Anay to Japan as of she's there.

      So cute. :-)

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    2. Hahaha...good imagination lar..

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  12. Enjoy your trip Anay.

    You need to make at least half a dozen posts after you return. :-)

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  13. If not mistaken JR East shinkansens have wi-fi available on board. How about JR Kyushu Anay?

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  14. wow! you sure travel A LOT. i'm jealoussss

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  15. Jay: Your missus is so fortunate. You are one of the world's best husband. Caring, considerate, wonderful, good planner right down to details, good sense of humour, smart...Have enjoyable marriage life and tour round the world before your kids come into this world. Cheers.

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  16. Super jealous. I went Japan twice but I love to go again. Even my mom who went for the very first time last year, she instantly fall in love with Japan and said Japan is way better than korea, hk and taiwan. When I went for MATTA Fair, the Japan tourism board people said one time is never enough. Must go Japan at least 4 times and I am strongly agree with her. Enjoy your trip and take many many photos to share. You know, in case I wanna go ;D

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  17. Hello there! Still bother to blog while holiday? Hehe~

    I love the Sakura tree! So beautiful so romantic! Can get some for me ar? LOL! xD

    Reading your post reminds me of my Japan trip 5 years ago, miss it!

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  18. wow, lovely views! Too bad I missed Japan recently. hope I make it next year. Have a fun time there!

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  19. The trains must be very clean and comfortable to have a ride in, and fast too! I love Japan, hope to have a chance to visit one of these days, ummmmm, wonder when will that day come? Really? Japan way better than HK, Taiwan and Korea, I went Korea before and love the country, wonder how Japan will beat my favourite destination.

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  22. I always enjoy reading TM's blog, looking forward to your photos when you are back in Malaysia, in the meantime, enjoy your every minute in Japan, reminds me when I brought my netbook to Port Dickson and blog there too! Well, we can't wait to share our experience with our lovely readers right?

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  23. Tell you something TM, I was reading some of your old old posts back in 2008 and I discovered we have the same thoughts, you ever blogged about cockroaches, me too, in my blog post talking about insects and you ever said trust is very important these days and I did mentioned that in my blog post before too, sooooooo, this shows great minds think alike, hee hee!

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  24. Sneak preview! It's like the movies!

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  25. Getting around there seems to be hassle free ya.

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  26. Got feeling wanna retire and live there or not instead of to San Francisco and Manhattan

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