I visited Kyushu for the first time. I have been living in Japan for many years, but this is the first time I’ve been to Kyushu. I always wanted to go but it’s a little far from Tokyo, where I live. The farthest west I’d been was Hiroshima, but I never really had time to go to Kyushu.

I checked out Yufuin first, which is very popular among foreign tourists.

Yufuin has many hot springs and there are many shops on the main street. There are many Korean tourists in Yufuin because the area was used in a popular Korean drama. Although there are many people there, if you get away from the main street, there are also very quiet and relaxing spots.