Top 5 Reasons why you should self drive in Kyushu – 8 days – Itinerary Summary

One Round of Kyushu Island, Japan – Self Drive with rental car 1. Why self drive in Kyushu? Kyushu Island is located at the southern Island of Japan, about the size of Taiwan.  It is one of the best place to do self drive in Japan.  Driving in Kyushu Island is similar to driving in …

Japan Self Drive in Kyushu 7 & 8 -Kumamoto Aso, the largest volcano in Japan & Nagasaki & Saga

Kumamoto City – Mount Aso Mount Aso / 阿蘇山 is an active volcano which is only 1.5 hour drive from Kumamoto City. Japan lies on the “Ring of Fire”, there are 110 active volcano in Japan and among them 47 are still active.  Pretty scary right, that is why there are so many earthquake in …

Japan Self Drive in Kyushu 6 – Kumamoto Prefecture : Kumamoto Castle and Kumamoto University

Kagoshima to Kumamoto – How far? From Kagoshima to Kumamoto is about 175 km, took us about 2.5 hours. Kumamoto /熊本  Kuma mean bear in English and Moto is origin, so Kumamoto is the origin of bear.  It has another nickname called Hi no Kuni meaning Fire Country because of the nearby giant volcano Mt Aso …