For our last full day in Fukuoka, and since I didn't feel like Nate had the full Japanese baseball experience, we headed over to the Yahuoku! Dome to see if we could score last minute tickets to the Softbank Hawks.
Another day trip from Fukuoka, we went to go check out Takachiho Gorge (高千穂峡, Takachiho-kyō). I had seen pictures of this place and it looked beautiful. Only a short 3 hour drive away from Fukuoka! The drive up in the mountains reminded me of Northern California. It was a little rainy but so green and luscious.
On a very rainy day we drove from Fukuoka out to Nagasaki. Although we knew the day would be emotional visiting the atomic bomb museum, we knew it was important for us to see the devastation caused by America during WWII.
Nagasaki began in 1571 as a shipping port. In it's 374 history before the bomb was dropped, this town surrounded by mountains on 3 sides, and drew a wealth of knowledge from Western civilization.
For one of our last trips in Japan, Nate and I decided to head down to South Japan - the area of Fukuoka. One of the top sights I wanted to see was the Kawachi Wisteria Garden, and has been listed as one of Japan's most beautiful places (#nolie) These flowers only bloom for 2-3 weeks during the year, end of April to mid May. You also have to purchase tickets before you're allowed in due to its popularity (see more details in our "Follow in our Footsteps" section.)
Megan Bond - AUTHOR
Just a girl raised in California and loved exploring Southeast Asia with my husband! We're back in the States but still exploring the world as much as we can!