Yellow Productions Presents. Eight things to know before you go to Kyushu in Japan. I'm Chris, my traveling panda Topher, it's too cold for him right now. It's like -5 degrees Celsius today, but we're out here braving the cold to tell you everything you need to know if you're planning a trip to Japan's most Southwesterly island, Kyushu. (upbeat light techno music) Kyushu is a paradise for nature, that's why I'm out here in Yufuin at this (speaks in foreign language) town.
There's this bridge, it goes over the stream. There's these trees, there's this mountain. So this is what you come to Kyushu for. Also the population of Kyushu, 13 million across the island. Fukuoka, kind of the biggest city. It can seem like a little Tokyo.
Kyushu literally means nine provinces, but there's only seven left of them today and it has an interesting location in that Kyushu is closer to Korea and China than it actually is to Tokyo https://uscasinosguide.com/latest-casino-bonuses/.
So you'll find lots of international visitors in Kyushu. It's quite mountainous, as you know as we are in the mountain region. Mount Aso that's in the middle of Kyushu is Japan's most active volcano, and so that leads us into hot springs.
The second thing to know before you come to Kyushu is about (speaks in foreign language), or hot springs. Kyushu is often referred to in Japan as the land of fire because it has the most hot spring volcanic discharge of any region in Japan.
Right here, this is a discharge in Beppu, it is the self-proclaimed capital of hot springs in Japan. And the water that comes out of here came from an explosion of a volcano 1200 years ago and you can actually hear it boiling in the background and the steam is truly impressive. And so if you're coming to Kyushu, make sure you check out the hot springs. If you just wanna look at them, you can come to Beppu. There's like seven of these different things that you can look at but I'd suggest you check out a hot spring hotel. A couple of ones that we've stayed in are in Kurokawa, Japan and in Yufuin.
They're more classic (speaks in foreign language) towns, so maybe check out an (speaks in foreign language) in one of those areas. I guarantee you'll enjoy it. If you wanna know more about how to (speaks in foreign language), you can check out a link in the description below, or I've also got a video on my best (speaks in foreign language) hotels that I've stayed at in Japan and in Kyushu too. The third thing to know if you're coming to Kyushu is about getting to Kyushu, and if you're getting to Kyushu chances are you'll be coming through Fukuoka.
Fukuoka's the main transport hub, that's where most of the trains and planes come through. If you are coming from further than Tokyo, you should take a plane. Fukuoka also, like flying, is really inconvenient to get to a lot of the other airports. So Fukuoka's a place where most people fly. If you're coming from Osaka or closer, take the bullet train into Fukuoka and then you can take trains around. If you are trying to come from Tokyo, it takes five hours and 40 minutes by the bullet train. That's a long time. Your other option, you could take a ferry from Korea, from Busan here to Kyushu.