Friday, 18 February 2011

Moji, Japan

Moji in Fukuoka, Japan

Moji is on the same island as Nagasaki. It is half-way between Nagasaki  in the south and Hiroshima which is on the bigger island north of Moji.

Moji is the first section one reaches if crossing the Kamon Strait to reach Kyushu from Honshu. Moji and Shimonoseki are connected by a large bridge, linking the two islands of Kyushu and Honshu. The most popular destination in Moji is Mojiko, "Retro Town," which is a charming historical port. There are several cafes with outdoor seating which lend to atmosphere. Visitors can see where Einstein stayed while he visited the area and enjoy the Meiji period architecture of several buildings. While here, it is recommended to take a boat across the Kamon Strait to enjoy some Fugu in Shimonoseki.