Category: Day Trips

Day Trips, Events, Featured, Photos

One Hot Winter Night: The Oniyo Fire Festival

I was supposed to head out to Kurume, Fukuoka Prefecture with a couple of friends to see the Oniyo Fire Festival, but most of them backed out due to the really low temperature that winter night. Indeed, it was not weather suitable for going outdoors, especially at night. But I was not about to miss …

Day Trips, Surf

Fukuoka Surf: Mitoma and Shingu

I have been to Mitoma once, during Autumn and saw some decent waves and a LOT of (though more on the small choppy category) and a LOT of surfers.  It is on the eastern part of Fukuoka, passed Island City.  I did not have chance to return since then until  one winter day in December.  …

Day Trips, Events, Featured, Photos

Sumo Wrestling in Fukuoka

We have shown you how they prepare for battle.   Now it is time to share some photos of the Sumo competition itself.  Last November, the world’s top Sumo wrestlers gathered in Fukuoka City for the Kyushu Bashoo.  Fukuoka is one of only four cities where Sumo competitions are held in Japan.  It was the first …