Beppu is famous for hot spring.
My classmate lives near Beppu. We met up there, and she guided for me.

In front of Beppu station, there is a bronze statue of Mr Kumahachi Aburaya.

1863-1935 He contributed to the rebuilding of the Beppu which had declined at that time. He liked strange clothes and he liked children. So He have been familiar with the nickname of “Shiny uncle”. He is taken up in the textbooks of social study at the elementary schools in Beppu city.

In Beppu, there are a lot of hot spring. One of them is in front of the station.
It is a Hand Bath.
We can enjoy dipping our hands.

This is the map of Beppu.
In about 10 minitus on foot, you can enjoy to see the beautiful view of seaside



and other scenic spots.

My classmate took me to a local restaurant.
I was impressed to see the EXTRA COLD beer.

The beer is minus 2 degrees!!!
In the UK, normally beer’s tempreture is warm…
We orderd the EXTRA COLD one!

She orderd a good meal and we had an enjoyable time.

Fukuoka Yatai Restaurant – Jounetsu no Chidoriashi

Fukuoka city is famous for Yatai(Street Stall) restaurants.

When I come back from dinner meeting in Hakata to my hotel, I saw a popular Yatai named ‘Jounetsu no Chidoriashi’.
The sheets were full, but I really wanted to take a sheet, I decided wait back at my hotel. Luckily I could see the Yatai from my room 🙂

After 10pm, I could get a sheet but it was still crowded.

I ordered a Ramen.
The soup is made using meat from game.
‘Jounetsu no Chidoriashi’ may be first Yatai for game meal in Japan!
The taste is very nice.
Especially the master; Mr Higashi is friendly and helpful.
I was relaxed and enjoyed my visit.
If you have a chance to visit Fukuoka, I recommend that you have a meal there.
‘Jounetsu no Chidoriashi’ is located in front of Loft.
The address is 4 Watanabe Street Chuo-ku Fukuoka-shi


There was an earthquake disaster in Kumamoto last  year.

Kumamoto castle
Around the castle















Some place are not damaged.








My friend guided for me. She lives with her family in Kumamoto.
She took me the famous restaurant near the castle and gave me the special meal;Tai Pi En.

Very nice!

It was first time to eat Tai Pi En for me.


I would like to visit Kumamoto again.

I saw lovely Kumamon there.
Kumamon is the official mascot character for Kumamoto Prefecture.