The mountainside village of Mitsuse, a short drive from central Fukuoka City and within the expanded city limits of Saga, provides a welcome, easily accessible, natural haven. Enjoy a meal at Café Notch, and walk through the village fields and wildflowers, up the sloping mountainside, and into the trees. You’ll find streams, ferns, mosses, flowers, songbirds and fresh air under the forest canopy. This relaxed hike is paved all the way until it reaches an access road. There, you can turn right and soon reach a path leading right again to Yamanaka Campground or cross the road and continue up the hiking trail to the peak of Mt. Kana.
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I'm also known as Faer Out. I love learning about people and nature. I've traveled around the world and throughout Japan, and I hope to continue seeing and experiencing the wonder of this planet as long as I live.Based in Japan for nearly two decades, I'm the Regional Partner here for Fukuoka and Saga Prefectures. In addition to my work at JapanTravel, I have a language school called Rainbow Bridges English Academy in Fukuoka and am very interested in teaching, languages, communication, and photography, among other things. Recently, I've been a guest host on NHK World's J-Trip Plan for Caving Adventures in Western Japan as well as Exploration for Black Gold.I love heading downtown to meet up with friends for a night out as well as being able to hop on my motorcycle and be riding through forest-covered mountains or to sandy beaches in 20 minutes. This area is very photogenic and even after years of exploration, there are still plenty of places to discover each weekend! My photographs are available for purchase on iStock, Shutterstock, and Dreamstime or by contacting me.Please contact me if you have any questions about travel in Japan. I'd also be grateful for any follows on social media!