Travel from Fukuoka to Nagasaki

Fukuoka and Nagasaki are two of the biggest metropolitan areas in the north of the southern Japanese island of Kyushu and among the most popular destinations in the area.

Travelers planning to visit Kyushu have various transportation options available for getting between these metropolitan areas, including by train on the Limited Express Kamome train and local JR train services.

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Shukubo: Temple lodgings in Japan

The Japanese word shukubo literally means “sleeping with the monks.” Shukubo is an accommodation experience in which the traveler lodges within a Buddhist temple. It often includes lessons in vegetarian or vegan cooking called shojin ryori, an opportunity to observe the daily life of Buddhist monks, and morning religious rituals.

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JR Keiyo line: Stations, route and map

The JR Keiyo Line, or Keiyo-sen, is one of Japan’s many railway systems operated by the East Japan Railway Company, or JR East. The Keiyo Line first opened in 1975. Over 700,000 passengers utilize this railway line each day.

Did you know? The name “Keiyo” is derived from the names of the terminus stations that are linked by the line, Tokyo and Chiba.

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Shimbashi Station: Tokyo travel guide

Shimbashi means “New Bridge,” and Shimbashi Station serves just such a purpose in Tokyo’s Minato special ward. Previously known as Karasumori Station, Shimbashi Station’s current location first opened its doors in 1909. Its predecessor, the original Shimbashi Station which opened in 1872, is located a few kilometers away. It is one of the oldest train stations in Japan and serves as a museum. Today, Shimbashi Station serves more than 250,000 passengers each day.

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