Once every quarter, the Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) invites popular bloggers of each country for a free tour around certain areas of Japan. As we are in the business of propagating Kyushu tourism information, without going through a travel agency, JNTO has given us an opportunity to conduct this tour of Kyushu, inviting popular bloggers from Thailand and touring them around the area using a rental car.

 

Tourist routes and attractions as well as the travel details are as follows.

 

By all means, please read each entry and take part in the experience of our guest Thai bloggers.

 

【Travel Period】

February 18-24, 2016 (7 days, 6 nights)

 

【Getting Around】

Primarily via rental car; between Unzen and Kumamoto we used a ferry; we also used the Fukuoka City subway system.

 

【Tour Summary】

 

Day

Area

Places of Interest

Kyushu Food Specialties

1st Day

Dazaifu City, Ureshino City

Dazaifu Tenmangu, Kamado Shrine, Ureshino Onsen

Sushi, umegaemochi, mentaiko (salmon roe), Saga beef, hot spring-boiled tofu, kaiseki (traditional multi-course Japanese meal)

2nd Day

Ureshino, Arita-cho, Sasebo

Ninja Vilage, Yutoku Inari Shrine, Arita yakimono (porcelain), Arita Painting experience, Huis Ten Bosch

Arita curry, grilled oysters, ramen, Glico ice cream, itokiri youkan (bean jelly cut into slices using threads) 

3rd Day

Nagasaki City

Nagasaki Peace Park, Atomic Bomb Museum, Dejima, Japanese dress experience, Glover Garden, Unzen Jigoku Onsen (Hell's Hot Springs)

Turkish rice, castella, milk shake, kaiseki, kakuni manjuu (braised pork buns)

4th Day

Kumamoto City, Aso, Minamioguni City

Ferry, Aso Shrine, Aso Farm Land, Daikanbo (Mt. Aso Observatory), Tsuetate Onsen

Akagyudon (red beef bowl), Aso soft-serve ice cream, kaiseki

5th Day

Kuju, Yufu City

Kuju Ski Resort, Kokonoe Kuju Yume Otsurebashi (Kuju Dream Suspension Bridge), Yufuin Onsen

Soba (buckwheat noodles), Yufumabushi (grilled beef and chicken over claypot rice)

6th Day

Kurume City, Fukuoka City

Strawberry Picking, shopping, anime, Fishing experience, yatai (outdoor pop-up food stalls), karaoke

Strawberries, ramen, ikizukuri (live squid), izakaya food, oden, matcha (green tea) ice cream

 

【Thai Bloggers' Blog Entries】

①『Pakaprich』 http://pakaprich.com/

สารคดีท่องเที่ยว

วันที่ 1 (18 February 2016)
วันที่ 2 (19 February 2016)
วันที่ 3 (20 February 2016)
วันที่ 4 (21 February 2016)
วันที่ 5 (22 February 2016)
วันที่ 6 (23 February 2016)

 

②『WHERE.DO.WE.GO』http://www.wheredowego.in.th

สารคดีท่องเที่ยว

วันที่ 1 (18 February 2016) เร็วๆนี้!
วันที่ 2 (19 February 2016) เร็วๆนี้!
วันที่ 3 (20 February 2016) เร็วๆนี้!
วันที่ 4 (21 February 2016) เร็วๆนี้!
วันที่ 5 (22 February 2016) เร็วๆนี้!
วันที่ 6 (23 February 2016) เร็วๆนี้!