Monday, September 10, 2018

Shimabara Carp Street Nagasaki

Shimabara Carp Street Nagasaki is a direct result of there being fresh springs all over the city and unlimited fresh water supply available at all times.   Many of the springs are the result of a series of eruptions from Mount Fugen, most notably the largest eruption in 1792 which dramatically changed the landscape and flow of these fresh water springs.   Today, approximately 1,500 carp swim in the beautiful and well laid out natural spring channels which add elegance and mystic to the city.



Colourful Carp

Crystal Clear Springwater

Swimming Carp


One of the channels




Carp under the glass floor
Great place to take photos

Great to see the carp swimming freely.
The first time I walked the streets of Shimabara, I nearly fell into one of the canals.  Mostly out of surprise and shock of accidentally finding such a amazing place.  The carp looked so fresh and the water is so clear that one just feels like jumping in and swimming with the fish, although this is more of a fantasy rather than a reality.

Today the carp streams are kept for sightseeing and aesthetic reasons as well as the fact that they look so cool!  However in the past and particularly during times of war and famine they were kept as an alternative food source.  Although it can be said that Carp are not a particularly good eating fish, I guess when one is hungry one should not be too picky about their food source.  Luckily for the carp, nowadays the channels are used only for sightseeing and asthetic purposes, so the fish should grow up big and strong and hopefully colorful to satisfy the hoards of tourists that come to see them.

Check out the Shimabara Carp Street Nagasaki on a map!


Here is a video of the Shimabara Carp Street Nagasaki for your pursual:

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Fukuoka Day Tours

It is my pleasure to inform past, present and future customers that I am starting up a new tour company in Fukuoka.

Fukuoka Day Tours will be providing private, specialized and customized tours for international visitors who wish to see the best and most exciting destinations in Fukuoka that are difficult and in some cases impossible to get to using public transportation.

Pick up`s and drop off`s at Hotels, Airports and International Cruise Terminals are all complimentary and part of the service.  In the next weeks and months I will be introducing a new website but in the meantime information about the new company can be accessed here and also from the Instagram Page:  fukuoka_day_tours

I am very excited and looking forward to this opportunity to expand my travel services to the inbound market in Japan and especially to the Gateway of Kyushu, being Fukuoka.

The longest reclining Buddha in Japan is in Fukuoka