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The Best of Kyushu

In the southernmost of Japan’s main islands, it’s all about volcanoes, hot springs, and ramen. Mount Aso, Japan’s most active volcano, is located in central Kyushu and the island’s largest city, Fukuoka, is famous for its pork bone broth tonkotsu ramen, ancient temples, and beaches.
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1458 Iwanouecho, Hirado, Nagasaki 859-5121, Japan
Perched above Hirado Bay, the five-story Hirado Castle is surrounded on three sides by water. Once occupied by the Matsura Samurai clan, the castle’s exhibits showcase items from Japan’s feudal period including, documents, drawings, armor, and...
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Mount Aso, Kurokawa, Aso, Kumamoto Prefecture 869-2225, Japan
Mount Fuji might get all of the press, but the largest active volcano in Japan is actually Mount Aso, located in the center of Kumamoto Prefecture on the southern island of Kyushu. Mount Aso can also claim the world's largest caldera, a...