Sunday, December 31, 2017

Happy New Year from Hike 'n See Fukuoka.

A very Happy New Year 

Picture Marijke.

Nori our Cat.
Going niau-niau strong, now 15 years old.
Bring it on...Year of the Dog.

As usual, the New Year got an On the Run start 
doing the 3 temples. 

See here some pictures.

Atago Jinja.
See that big dog there on the right...?
Oops, i was a bit late (7 AM) or the other people were early this year. 
Had to stand in line for 45 minutes.
But no problem, always somebody around to talk to.
hmmm, taking  those Japanese lessons might help indeed :-)

Sumiyoshi Jinja here in Meinohama.
Home of the 3 January Tamasesseri festival. 

See the white sheet behind the red fence...

 Coins and paper money casted there since midnight AM.
Donations for the jinja and....
for our own Good Luck of course.
Luff this.

And then jinji # 3
 Ododai Jinja.
Yearly tradition to meet-up with friend Kawaoka san.

Back at Meinohama Port.
Where our fishermen fly their boat flags proudly to celebrate the New Year.

And so does ALISHAN.


Saturday, December 30, 2017

A Hot-spring reason to visit Kyushu, Japan.

If you still have doubts about WHY to visit Kyushu, Japan,
 then watch this video clip.

Of course, the best way to explore is by Campervan.

For RV rental info,
feel free to contact

Saturday, December 16, 2017

RV adventure report by family Lefevre from Nancy, France.

Family Lefevre from Nancy, France 
rented one of our campers for 2 weeks in the middle of November 2017.

See here the link to their awesome adventure report.
It is written in french but Google Translate will do a good job.
Mind you...the superb pictures don't need to be translated.
They talk multi-lingual.

Thank you so much for sharing your adventure with us.

Thank you so much for choosing 3seven77

Friday, October 27, 2017

RV trip around Mt Aso, Kumamoto

Middle of October saw us RVing around Mt Aso in Kumamoto.

Marijke made a nice picture story at her blog.

Please zoeff over and enjoy her story.

And for more info about renting a camper 
and drive around Kyushu:

Monday, October 9, 2017

Outdoors in Fukuoka and About

Some Outdoor Things to do and to see in and around Fukuoka.

An almost exploding daikon radish.

Biwa fruit, aka loquat, ready to be picked.
One of the most deciduous fruits. For sale in the shops for plenty of yen but often found for free Outdoors. 

 The central part of Kyushu is for sure, volcanic active.
Here at the base of Mt Kuju, hot steam is escaping all over the place.
The locals are using it wisely for home heating % cooking.
This area offers great camping spots.
Some dedicated camp-grounds, but Mother Nature has many more nice spots to offer.

A Yummy Tofu Only lunch
at one of the special restaurants we can find this area.
The tofu tastes so good due to the use of mountain water and hot-spring cooking.

This is d-i-y hot-spring cooking.
Using Mother's Earth Steam.
Fun, fun, fun and more fun to do.
And amazing tasty.
Bring your own drinkies & food, like veggies, shrimps, eggs, potatoes, whatever... 
The fee? Just rent some SS baskets for a penny.

Master Chef Hashimoto san.

My Outdoor Buddies for today.

An other day, an other Outdoor. 
Hiking one of the hills surrounding Fukuoka.
 At the top, feel free to rake the place for everybody to enjoy.
And then it's time for the scenery.

That's Fukuoka down there.

Massive tori at Iimori jinja in Fukuoka.

 Life is Good.


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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

RV camping and hiking in August

An other great spin with Esther the Car.
This time we drove to Mt Aso area for birdies ( Marijke is editing her Bird Blog...On Air Soon).
And Mt Kuju area for climbing and flowers.
We left Fukuoka at midday the fish market this weekend was held on Saturday i.s.o. Sunday due to Obon Holiday. Tell you, we're confused with the days!

About the climb: Starting point was at Makinoto Pass.
That's where we spent the night at a romantic car park;-)
That is so awesome in Japan. Parking (camping) can be done almost anywhere. And toilets are plenty and clean!!
It was cool at night, we even needed a sheet!
The Goal: Nakadake.

It turned out to be an All Cloud Cover Climb. A fellow climber showing the trail.
But soon we would go our own pace.

From here on i was mostly by myself.  
It's 0630 and not many climbers were on the mountain, yet.
On the way to the top, I met only 4 others going up and about 5 coming down (spent the night on the top?)
On the way down...oops, it became crowded, even in these poor conditions.

Useful trail markers, esp. needed at cross-roads. As a man-of-the sea, ahum,  the ( steady and strong) wind gave me an idea about N~S~E~W.  Going Up was so-so-hard work, going down was easy...until it started pouring and the trail became slippery...

The TOP, and the only thing to see is this marker.
But it is the Highest Point on Kyushu!

For those of you who cannot read or write:
Naka Dake, 1791 Meter above sea level....
(Ask Alishan)

Meanwhile down below: Can you spot Marijke? 
And if so...What do you think she is doing?


Country road.....
We took the "inshore" roads to avoid the traffic jams and wow, did we explore some nice places.
That's what it's all about..
RV-ing, hiking and photography in Kyushu.

A farm house, somewhere in the whopwhops.
Indeed it was an other great trip.


Exploring Kyushu by RV: A trip in spring

In spring, 
The Heart of Mt Kuju turns Pink.
This mountainous area is a National Park in the center of Kyushu.
Time to explore.

Early warning signs of Pink to come.

Trails at Kuju Nat Park are well marked. 
Today's first goal is the top of Mt Taisen.

A view over my right shoulder.
That peak on the left is always smoking and rumbling.
Volcanic activity is paramount of this area.

Getting further to the top.

A magic view of Mt Yufu near Yufuin.

Pink is playing peak-a-boo everywhere.

That's what you can call a magic Rock Garden.

Woaoaaa, say No More.

 Next goal is Mt Hijidake. 
Best Pink Peak of All.

Made it to the top of Pink Paradise.
Of course on such a magic day, i wasn't the only hiker.
But still, it felt Pink was there for me alone.

 One more shot in Pink Paradise.
Couldn't stop taking pictures.

Heading back now to Chojabaru car-park after a 6 hours hike in Pink Paradise.
Truly a magic destination when exploring Kyushu by Campervan.
Want to Go?

Mail us : hikefukuoka(at)

BTW, what was the after hike-dessert?
A good soak in one of the many hot-springs.
More magic.