Rugby World Cup 2019 Travel Guide: Kumamoto

first_imgTOP TIPIf you’re heading to Kurokawa, you can buy a wooden pass (tegata) for around £9 that allows you to go to the baths of three different ryokans. Advertising FeatureRugby World Cup 2019 Travel Guide: KumamotoSEEMount Aso is about an hour from Kumamoto and it’s easy to get there by car. Enjoy the view of the emerald-green crater of the active volcano, which is one of the largest calderas in the world (check its current state before travelling as it can be closed).There are beautiful areas to explore nearby. Kusasenri is a prairie with a large pond and grazing horses, while the views atop Daikanbo Peak stretch far and wide. You can hike trails too.Back in the city, Kumamoto Castle was damaged in the 2016 earthquakes, so you can’t enter the inner grounds but can admire the fortress from the outside.Damaged: Kumamoto CastleDOSpend a relaxing day in Kurokawa, 20km north of Mount Aso. Located in a forest valley, you can meander down the narrow streets and visit different kinds of open-air baths. In Kumamoto, take a stroll around Suizenji Garden, which dates back to the 17th century, then head to the city centre to try craft beers and local bites.Picturesque: Suizenji GardenEATMustard lotus roots – the holes of slices of lotus root are filled with a mix of spicy mustard and miso, then deep fried – are a local speciality. Dagojiru is a local soup made with vegetables and dumplings – every restaurant will use different ingredients! – while Akaushi beef is the local breed that grazes on grassland and takana is a popular pickle.TOURIST WEBSITE A rare sight: The Mount Aso crater TAGS: Japan Prefecture: CUP VISITKumamoto Stadium (below) will host two World Cup games – France v Tonga in Pool C on Sunday 6 October and Wales v Uruguay in Pool D on Sunday 13 October – while there are other matches being played on the island of Kyushu in Fukuoka and Oita.Related: Rugby World Cup venuesLes Bleus: Kumamoto Stadium will see France take on TongaGETTING THEREKumamoto Airport is a 70-minute flight from Osaka and one hour 40 minutes by plane from Tokyo. Buses from the airport to the city take around 50 minutes. You can also get a bullet train from Osaka in three hours.DID YOU KNOW? Mount Aso, which is in the centre of Kyushu, is the largest active volcano in Japan and has five peaks – Neko, Taka, Naka, Eboshi and Kijima. There are peaks and troughs to tour in this prefecture on Kyushu LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

Sean South remembered

first_imgNewsLocal NewsSean South rememberedBy admin – December 26, 2008 1304 Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Linkedin Printcenter_img Advertisement Email Previous articlePost Sport Christmas QuizNext articleSinn Fein calls for defined guidelines admin THE annual Sean South commemoration takes place in Limerick on Sunday January 4, beginning at 1.45 pm with a march fromBedford Row to the Republican Plot in Mount St. Lawrence cemetery.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Joe Lynch, secretary of Coiste Cuimneachain Sean Sabhat, the local commemoration committee, said that the parade will assemble in Bedford Row and led by the Thomas Davis Pipe Band from Mallow will parade to the cemetery.Sean South was killed alongside Fergal O’Hanlon on New Year’s Eve 1957 during an IRA attack on the BrookeboroughRUC barracks.The commemoration will be held at the grave of Sean South in the Republican Plot, and the speaker will be Tomas O Curraoin from Bearna in Galway, a member of the Ard Comhairle of Republican Sinn Fein.from Corbally, the vice-president of Republican Sinn Fein, who is also the author of Awakening the Spirit of Freedom, a book detailing the night South was killed during IRA Operation Harvest campaign. last_img read more

Baldwin Fatal Shooting Probed

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A man was gunned down in Baldwin early Saturday morning and investigators are now searching for the shooter, Nassau County police said.Officers responded to a report of shots fired on Wood Oak Drive, where they found the victim suffering from a single gunshot wound at 12:50 a.m., police said.The victim was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead five hours later.Homicide Squad detectives are continuing the investigation.Detectives request anyone with information regarding the above incident to call Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800- 244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.last_img