TRAVEL TO: Tokyo | Kyoto | Kyushu
TAKE IT IN: Takachiho Gorge in Kyushu. The Gorge was carved out by Mount Aso's lava flow, and further eroded by the Gokase River. We viewed the waterfalls from the trail lining the top of the ravine, then hiked down to the bottom where we rented a rowboat. It was one of my most favorite experiences to date.
TASTE: The Kumamoto ramen in Kumamoto
TRANSPORT: The JR Rail Pass is the way to travel. Saves you a lot of money! Make sure to purchase beforehand because you can't actually purchase one once you are in Japan.