Known as 99 islands, Kujukushima is made up of a cluster of 208 islands located in Sasebo, Nagasaki. Why 99? That’s because “kujuku” sounds like ninety-nine in Japanese. There are several observatories in the area where you can view the islands but some are not easily accessible by public transit. Thus, one of the easiest way to see Kujukushima is to take a cruise the Pearl Sea Resort. This 50 minutes cruise will tour around some of the islands and provide information about Kujukushima in Japanese, English, Mandarin and Korean.
In April, I took my parent-in-law and my aunts to Kyushu, Japan for a family trip. During our 12-day, self-guided tour around the northern areas of Kyushu we have:
- set foot in over 13 cities,
- rode on a mini cruise,
- visited local markets,
- soaked in hot springs,
- sat in a designer train, and
- ate lots of delicious Japanese food.
What’s the best part of the trip? Well, I loved everything! But if we must choose, here are the top 6 things to do in Northern Kyushu based on our experience.
Hey there, I’m Jan, a food and travel enthusiast based in Burnaby, BC. I enjoy cooking because I believe food brings people together. Plus, I think the best way to experience different cultures is through the belly! Here you’ll find easy to make and hubby approved recipes, with a side of my travel and dine out adventures.
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