Hotel Blanca

Address: 1308 Shimoide, Arao, Kumamoto Prefecture, Kyushu-Okinawa, 864-0011 , Japan | Hotel
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This hotel is located on 1308 Shimoide, Arao.
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Travel Blogs from Arao

Fukuoka City - Hakata area

A travel blog entry by joanyoung on May 22, 2015

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... Our next stop was the Hakata Traditional Craft and Design Museum. There were many Hakata dolls here and the shop owner showed us many samples and told us about their history and some details about their production. The dolls are very beautiful and the authentic ones that are original in design and hand-painted are very expensive - thousands of dollars. We were directed to a famous shopping street called the Hakata Kawabata ...

Yanagawa City/ Dazaifu

A travel blog entry by joanyoung on May 21, 2015

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... the way back to stop in a place called Dazaifu. It is famous for a beautiful shrine as well as a popular sweet - a type of baked mochi filled with red bean paste. We stopped for some ice coffee and green tea and some mochi, then browsed through a few local souvenir shops. We rode the train back to Fukuoka, arriving back after 6 pm. We said goodbye to Kazuko who took the bus to her home while Haruyo and the 3 of us took a different bus back to Hakata ...

Off the tourist track but very interesting

A travel blog entry by chrismcg on Apr 26, 2015

2 comments, 22 photos

... with a small statue at the front. I noticed a house with a few fish waving in the front and asked the man sitting there why they were there. He told me they were put up when a child was born, to pray for good health and fortune.

One of the stories I have found regarding the fish poles:

Once there lived a huge snake that came out at night to kill people from time to time. A parent and child were fishing on a boat one night when the snake came ...

Well, we got to Saga but....

A travel blog entry by chrismcg on Apr 22, 2015

2 comments, 9 photos

... to the other side of the road, and pointed in the opposite direction to where we were. He also made sure we knew where the underpass to cross the busy highway was located.We shook hands with him, there was bowing all round, and then he and the bus left us deserted on the highway bus stop, like little lost orphans.

With our packs on our backs we trudged along the underground pass, emerging at the ...

Himeji to Kumamoto... I did mention the castles?

A travel blog entry by mattstanbridge on Apr 17, 2015

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... thing going on which made for some free entertainment in the afternoon, wandering over the bridges and looking in rivers it appears that they are all teeming with carp of all types including the obvious Koi variety, so after finding out I couldn't go to Mount Aso as I'd planned due to an exclusion zone i had a rethink and on recommendations from other travellers decided on a trip south to Kagoshima instead to see the infamous ...

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