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A weekend in Oita

Travel | A Weekend In Jan 11, 2019

A weekend in Oita

by Oscar Boyd

Nestled along the east coast of Kyushu, the city of Oita is home to almost half a million people, making it by far the largest urban center in Oita Prefecture. However, aside from the prefectural art museum, there is little that is unique about ...

Kitsuki's double visions of delight

Travel Jan 4, 2014

Kitsuki's double visions of delight

by Stephen Mansfield

The guesthouse I was staying at in Kitsuki was named after the owner, a tough but warm-hearted example of Kyushu womanhood, someone who had learnt to stand her own ground on an island known for its almost theatrical levels of machismo.