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Travel Off the Beaten Track in Fukuoka (Kyushu Olle)

Olle are Nature hikes that began in Jeju Island, Korea, that brings hikers through gorgeous natural sceneries that changes with the season. The Kyushu Olle is a spin-off of the Korean version, with several different courses for hikers with different experiences. The Miyama - Kyoumizu Course opened this February, which begins from Setaka-machi, Miyama City. With the new implementation of guides in Japanese, English and Korean, the hiking trail aims to attract both local and foreign tourists.  The whole trail is 11.5 kilometres long and takes around four to five hours to complete it is suitable for experienced and novice hikers alike. It brings hikers through beautiful sights such as bamboo forests and cherry blossoms (if you’re hiking in the correct season) and historical relics such as the Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

  If you find hiking just a bit too dull for you, the trail also plays host to seasonal, paid events, such as the “Sweets Olle” event in June, where hikers will get to taste different desserts along their hike, be sure to check out their website for more information.

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