Japan's New Tourism Highlight in Kyushu
While Tokyo and Kyoto are noteworthy destinations for the majority of US travelers, the Japan National Tourism Organization in New York has introduced Kyushu as the next must-see destination. Extraordinarily rich in culture and nature, the profound culinary and pottery culture of Kyushu received new attention from tourism industry and media in New York, along with profound culinary and pottery culture. As the cultural crossroads of East Asia, and as the first settlement of early Europeans, the remarkable cultural experiences and exception train services offered in Kyushu were officially introduced to the US travel industry.
|The Seven Stars in Kyushu|
Mr. Lyman clearly differentiated shochu from Japanese sake with ingredients and the processing methods, which are strongly associated with regional climate and geographic characteristics. For the very authentic experience of shochu, a shochu promotion company in New York Zation invited six Kyushu local shochu distillers to the event, serving their top of the line labels to the attendees.
In addition, the discussions also included tidbits on Kyushu's regional tradition, craftsmanship, pottery pieces at the national treasure level, and premium quality of food. Each one of these exceptional extraordinary attractions was also introduced in the introduction of the "Seven Stars in Kyushu," the newly launched luxury sleeper trains in Kyushu. With only fourteen suites on board, each room is carefully designed using the finest products of Kyushu, such as the Arita pottery ware basin on the vanity, local Oshima-Tsumugi fabric for the chair cushions, local premium cedar wood walls, and elaborate wooden fixtures crafted in the region's traditional style from centuries ago. Meals are prepared with local premium ingredients, served in actual art pieces created by renowned artists in the country. The Seven Stars train travels to several magnificent tourist spots such as the hot springs area in Yufuin, the dynamic volcano known as Mt. Aso, the Southern coastal town of Miyazaki, the historic city of Nagasaki, and more.
|Kyushu Shochu||Imari ware pottery for wash basin used in the Seven Stars suite|
|Suite room on the Seven Stars|
|Kumamoto Governor and Kumamon|
Kyushu is one of the four major islands of Japan. Because of its southwest location near the Korean Peninsula and mainland China, the regional culture has stemmed from foreign cultural influences, including influences brought by the first Europeans who traveled to Nagasaki for international trade in the 17th century.
For more information contact:
Nori Akashi, Public Relations Manager
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