Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Yappari Kyushu

A new name has been born.

Yappari Kyushu



To give more swing, and income, to the things we like to do.

Camper Rentals
Hiking Tours
Sightseeing Tours
Bird Watching Tours
Izakaya Tours
Yacht delivery

Email us for details and pricing.
yappari.kyushu@gmail.com

Covid-19 has hit us hard with zero inbound visitors..
But we are ready and standing by for when the sky will open again.
Billie Bee Bus, our Toyota Coaster camper, is a safe and comfy way of transport (and more) for up to 8 adults.
Looking forward to meeting you.

See here below some ideas: 



Itoshima by the sea, Fukuoka.


Hiking at Itoshima.
So rural but still so close to downtown Fukuoka City.


Campground near Mt Aso, Kumamoto.
Car-tent combo is fun, but exploring Kyushu by means of a campervan has definite more options.


Saga Prefecture. Waterfront parking.
Sharing the night together.
Bonus: A nice, really nice, hot spring in walking distance.
Can't be any better.
Kyushu is a camper paradise.


Keen to explore what other food than sushi is out there?


So many trails, so few people.
Even all by yourself: " You Never Walk Alone ".


Hiking at central Kyushu.




Keen to do some birdwatching?
Keen to see what else Mother Nature has to offer in Kyushu?
See what Marijke managed to capture on camera: 


We'll show you.



Sunset at Itoshima, Fukuoka.
Making travel plans for tomorrow.
Where would you like to go?

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Springtime Snaps and Chats

Springtime Snaps and Chats 


Billie Bee at Hitoyoshi.
To be fair, this picture was taken in January.
BUT.. i have to share this now.
Today as i am writing this, it is 2 days after the disastrous floods that hit Hitoyoshi in Kumamoto Prefecture.
That road, on top of the riverbank, got totally submerged. 
Too many lost their lives.
Our thoughts are with the people so badly hit and hurt.


What will be around the corner?
Main roads in Kyushu are a charm to drive: hardly ever do we experience traffic jams.
And about the scenery....? Come and check it out.



Saitominato
During a layover stop during a boat delivery from Niigata to Fukuoka.
We rented locally a car for the day and explored Shimano Prefecture.

Karatsu 
Always happy to see the paddies being prepped for 
the new rice-planting.

Furuyu
Billie Bee parked at a " crowded " parking lot near 
the Kasagawa River in Saga Prefecture.
Spick-and-Span washrooms.
Marijke took some nice bird pictures.
Click  HERE


Ajisai  in Fukuoka
Never ever seen such a huge one. Yes, it is 1 flower.


Nanayama
Look left, look right.
Hydrangeas all over the place.

On top of a pretty flower.
A salute from Mr Froggy.
It's been a wet rainy season so far.

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Going outdoors, of course.

Camper in Japan.









If you like outdoors....Nippon has so much more to offer....
Campervan Kyushu and more, way to go.

Thursday, June 11, 2020

This month 31 years ago.......

This month, 31 years ago....
We have been in Japan already for so long, it feels home.
By times we have to remind ourselves: Oh wow, we are here!
Magic, mysterious, sushi and safe !
Blessed.

Friday, June 5, 2020

Corona-safe travel


Camper in Japan.


Exploring by campervan must be one of the best corona-safe ways. 
Plus it's fun & budget-friendly.
Also it gets you to go to places where public transport won't take you.
We know it.
We do it all the time.





Saturday, February 1, 2020

Shikoku by camper Billie Bee

Finally.
After all these years in Japan, we found ourselves setting wheels and feet on the island of Shikoku.
And what a pleasant surprise it was.


Billie Bee Bus.
At the base of Yufu dake in Oita Prefecture.
Last stop before getting on the ferry at Beppu.




Land Ho.

And the exploring started right away...




Lots and lots of roads like this.
Exciting..and by times...oh no!!
But be assured, the roads are safe and super safe..
Just not looking forward to traffic coming from the other direction. 
Of course it happened sometimes.
So,  we learned how to back-up.




Good Morning New Day.






 Nice view, isn't it?




Of course we had to try the  famous longggg Shikoku noodles.
Yummmy.



Campers of same make and color flock together.

For more pictures and the story,
go and check-out Marijke's blog.
Click on the link 



Salute.

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Looking for real estate?


Hmm, looking for:


A moat to park Alishan and a yard to park Billie Bee Bus.






Would this small real estate be an option?


(as seen during our Shikoku tour).