Sunday, May 6, 2018

Hike and See in April.

Hike and See in April.

A golden sunrise moment over Fukuoka.
The meniscus has been responding nicely to some intra-joint injections, rest and muscle strengthening 
(said me-is-the-physical-therapist).
So it's back to early AM jogging with my buddies. 

Location: the hill at Odo Park.

 Then, one early Friday morning:

  Nomozaki here we come! 
A spin with Esther the Car.

Nomozaki is part of Nagasaki City.
 Driving the coast line just SW of the town is pretty and relaxing.
Here showing off with pure blue and clean water.

At one of the photo-stops, 
just in the center between these 2 rocks, we spotted
Gunkanjima! in the distance.
In the past, with Jan Haring, Alishan and Fukyo, 
we had sailed by " Battleship Island" many times.
Now we see it from the mainland.

Anyway, our mission-du-jour is of course:
Birdwatching and hiking..... know who does what.
While Esther is patiently waiting.
Sweet toyota-girl.

Next are some more scenery pictures taken during the hike.

School yard fun.
ALL ! the kids 
from the local elementary and junior high school.

 A zoom-in of Gunkanjima.
A battleship indeed.

 Port of Nomozaki.

Beaches are patiently waiting for the summer crowd.

 Small crop farming, this is countryside.

And while back in Fukuoka.....

Sakura blooming was over, but nothing to worry, 
other trees and plants kept us in-the-clouds with their flowers and smells.

This year the tsutsuji, aka azalia, was stunning.

Noriko san tries to blend in.

And as of April, 
Airbnb Experiences are promoting my hiking event in Imajuku.

Click HERE for more.

Good fun, good fun.
So far with hikers joining me from
The Philippines,
Hong Kong,

Care for a hike in Fukuoka?


Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Kyushu Tourism Promotion.

Kyushu Tourism Promotion.

A very well & informative website for visitors
 who like to come to Kyushu, Japan.

Click here below and check it out:

And of course, 
exploring Kyushu by Camper Rental is 
The Way to Go.

email us:

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Kyushu Expressway Pass for overseas customers.

RVing in Japan.
Kyushu Rental Camper is now offering KEP : Kyushu Expressway Pass.

A great deal for our overseas customers. Check out this link to read more about how to obtain this pass:

Saturday, April 14, 2018

An RV trip to Shikoku Island.

Friends Ayumi and Moses with their puppies 
took our pet-OK RV for a spin around Shikoku Island. 

A perfect 1 week destination from Fukuoka.

All on Board.

RV at rest.

Shikoku Island.
Well known for temples, scenery, pilgrimage and 
......more temples.

Who's Gonna Drive You Home...?

Explore by camper, way to go.
(pictures by Ayumi/Moses).

Mail us for info:

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Off the Beaten Track hike in Itoshima, Fukuoka.

Off the Beaten Track in Itoshima.

Are you ready to join our hike ?

How and Where?
Take the subway/train from Fukuoka
 and get off at  Imajuku Station.
Meet you at the 7/11 across the road.

The hike is:
a pleasant 2K walk through a small village, 
along rice fields & gardens.
 Then we follow a winding river 
untill ......

  ...the start of the hike.
To the top it is about an other 2K.
At a slow pace it takes about 45 minutes.

  Easy going does it.
Plenty of resting spots and great viewing.

 Then dependending , we can continue for another 2 hours along the ridge or make a U-turn.

This year, the weather at the peak of the Sakura Blossoming
was just plain perfect.
Lucky us.

Next flowers to look out for is: Fuji, aka Wisteria.
Peak: late April.

On the way back to the station, we spotted this mobile supermarket.
Aint it cute?

Want to join Off the Beaten Track?

or see more HERE.   

Friday, March 30, 2018

RVing in Japan made easy 7

RVing in Japan made easy.

We dropped in at Omuta Hanapurasukan Rest Area.
One of the many "road stations" that can be found in Kyushu.
Great for a rest, feed, toilet or even an overnight (free of charge) stop.

See more about those road-stations 

or HERE  

Want to go and explore Kyushu or Honshu by camper?

Drop us a line at

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Spring is Here.

Drive N See went for a pleasant 
drive & hike including an
Ika Sashimi Lunch at Yobuko in Saga Ken.
On the way, we made a stop for a stroll
at the Karatsu Castle Gardens.

Quality time at Nanatsugama Park between Karatsu and Yobuko.
One of our favorite places to visit.
Great views over Genkai Sea.

 Yobuko is well known for its fish.
Most famous dish is fresh squid served as Ika-Ikizukuri.
Around town all sorts of fish are dried and seasoned.
Clearly, today was a perfect day to do so.

Yobuko, homeport for many fishermen.

Would you like to go for a Drive N See in Fukuoka or Saga?
Mail us for info.