Originally Posted by NZdick1983
Originally Posted by justme2017
If you go to Japan your experience will be vastly improved if you know somebody there. so in this case if you plan to go my advice would be to mooch off of and burden NZdick as much as possible.
555 nice one justme... you guys are welcome to mooch off us, no burden whatsoever... Fukuoka is my favorite place in Japan - sister city of my hometown of Auckland.. hit us up next time you come over - I need to find a new bunch of friends there, as I only know my wife's family.
Would love to make a trip back some day. I speak passable Japanese and know the culture and customs pretty well. The places you show in your pics are the kind of places I used to go to as well. Unfortunately back in the days I lived there I was using cheap or disposable cameras and the scans of the pics aren't great.
Another place I recommend if you ever want to get a sort of cross between Thailand and Japan type of vibe is Amami Oshima. Take the ferry from Kagoshima. Most people go right past it to Okinawa.