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Kyushu Travel Guide in Japan

8 days Northern & Central Kyushu tour

 

Exploring the 5 prefectures of Saga, Nagasaki, Kumamoto, Oita and Fukuoka.

There are many fascinating tourist destinations are concentrated in this area.

 

Where to Explore 

Fukuoka-city    Saga    Nagasaki   →  Unzen  → Shimabara   Kumamoto

Amakusa   → Aso   → Okubungo region   →   Yufuin → Beppu 

Kitakyushu-city    → Fukuoka-city

 


 

Travelling route 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Tour conditions 

 

The tour is the private tour exclusively for your group.

・Minimum number : 2 person

・Maxum number : 30 person

・Start and end of the tour is Fukuoka-city, please specify the place where you want

・Tour date : please specify the date

・Accommodations is selected as per your required grade, room conditions and budget

 and the location is considered sightseeing, dinner and nightlife as well.

・Chartered vehicle is utilized as per number of person.

・English speaking tour attendant escorts your journey to produce a pleasant trip.

・For making enjoyable our company staff always assist during tour by  

 communicating with you using a communication tool such as WhatsApp.

 


 

 Itinerary 

 

Day 1   Saga-prefecture

 

Itinerary

 

Depart Fukuoka-city

Transfer to Yobusko

Exploring   Yobuko including lunch ( local speciality freash Squid )

Transfer to Imari  and visit Okawachiyama porcelain district

Transfer to Takeo

Exploring Takeo

   Romon Gate  Mifuneyama-rakuen Garden

   Option Great Camphor tree at Takeo Shrine

Stay at  Takeo, Japanese style Hotel, included dinner and breakfast

Dinner at Hotel : Japanese style kaiseki dinner included lacal spesiality cuisines

 

Alternative route

Saga,  Kashima, Kashima and Yutoku Inari Shrine are also selected as alternative route

 


 

Where to explore

 

Yobuko

Fishing industry town famous for Squid and Morning Market called Asaichi, Famous for fresh Squid,

transparent in body and firm in texture. The squid has a sweetness that melt upon the tangue. In the

finely crafted style of sashimi known as Ikezukuri, the flesh of still-living seafood is served.

 

               

 Shopping street

 

  Typical shop

    

                   

  Fresh Squid


 

Imari

Imari is the porcelain town, has 400years history and is most notable because of Imari porcelain,

which is the European collectors’ name for Japanese porcelain wares made in the town of Arita,

Saga Prefecture.

 

 

 Imari port used for the porcelain

 export to Europe

 

 Okawachiyama porcelain

 district,  about 30 ptteris are

 manufacturing Imari porcelain

 

 Beautiful Imari porcetain


 

Takeo

The Onsen resort, has 1200 years history. Takeo is located in the western part of Saga-prefecture.

The hot spring temperature is 18 to 52 degrees. Spring quality is smooth with alkaline simple hot

spring.  It is said that the color is colorless and transparent and has an outstanding effect on

recovery from fatigue.

 

Romon Gate

The landmark of Takeo Onsen.

Romon Gate, which was designed by a renowned architect in the Meiji Era, Kingo Tatsuno, and

is at the entrance of the Onsen area.

 

 

 Romon gate, land mark of

 Takao Onsen

 

 

Takeo Onsen building listed

on National Important cultural

property

 

Inside of Takeo Onsen

building


 

Mifuneyama-rakuen Garden

Beautiful Japanese Garden, located in the southwestern foot of Mifuneyaa, construction of the

garden took about 3 years and completed in 1845, the area is about 5ha. The dynamic cliffs of

Mifuneyama Mountain can be seen from the gardesn.

 

 

 

Beautiful garden spreading in the

mountain foot of Mifuneyama

 

 

  Spring season

 

 

 Autumn season


 

Day 2   Nagasaki

 

Itinerary

 

Leave Hotel in Takeo

Transfer to Nagasaki

Exploring  Peace Park 

  Atomic Bomb Museum  → Ground Zero Peace Fountain → Peace Statue   

Lunch at Nagaaki Wharf or  China Town  

Exploring Nagasaki

  Oura Cathedral  → Glover Garden  Dejima

Stay at Nagasaki,  Western style Hotel, included breakfast

Dinner around JR Nagasaki station, local speciality Cuisines  

 

Option : the following sites can be arranged as a option.

Night view of  Mount Inasa

Martyrdom of the 26 Saints of Japan

Confucius Shrine

Gunkan-jima islamd cruise

 


 

Where to explore

 

The city have many oversea countries cultures and the significant Japanese histories like

no other areas. In addition to above features, the geographical conditions are creating

fascinating tourism and now many tourists are visiting here.

 

Peace Park

Established in 1955 near the Ground Zero where the Atomic Bomb was dropped at 11:02 am

on Aug. 09, 1945. Peace Memorial Ceremony is held in front of the statue on August 9 every

year and the Mayor of Nagasaki makes the “Nagasaki peace declaration” for the whole world.

 

Peace Statue

 

 

Completed in 1955, ten years

after the atomic bombing

Ground Zero

 

 

The Atomic bomb exploded

about 500m over the central 

monument    

Atomic Bomb Museum

 

 

Exhibits a number of photograph 

that depict the devastation

caused by atomic bomb


 

Lunch at Nagasaki Wharf or China Town

 

Nagasaki Wharf

Elegant international & domestic tourist harbour. Made up of around 20 unique shops and

restaurants lined up at the water front, offering various choices such Japanese, Western,

and Italian cuisine, to beauty salons, outdoor shops and more.

 

China Town

Nagasaki China town at shinchi is one of the big three china town in Japan.

There are about 50 Chinese restaurants and many Chinese sundries shops in there.

 

 

 

Oura Cathedral

 

 

The most significant Church, 

Mother Teresa and Pope visited

Glover Garden

 

 

UNESCO World Heritage, the

 largest number of visitor here 

Dejima

 

 

Only the trading port in Japan

during Natinal isolation              


 

Option

 

Mount Inasa

It is a 333 meter high mountain in close distance to JR Nagasaki Station. The summit can be

reached by ropeway or car and offers great views over the city. And also, the magnificent night

views from Mount Inasa are ranked among Japan’s three best night views.

 

 

Veiw from Nagasaki harbor

 

View from the Summit 

 

World’s three great night veiw  


 

Martyrdom of the 26 Saints of Japan     

Nishizaka Hill in Nagasaki is the place of Martyrdom of 26 Japanese Saints.

The Twenty-Six Martyrs of Japan were a group of Catholics who were executed by
crucifixion on February 5, 1597.Their martyrdom is especially significant in the history
of the Catholic Church in Japan. In 1950, Pope Pius XII designated this place as an
official pilgrimage site for Catholics. Pope John Paul II visited here in 1981, and Saint
Teresa of Calcutta commonly known as Mother Teresa visited in 1982.

 

 

Nishizaka hill, the site of

Martyrdom in 1597

 

The martyrs said that 

” All people, bless God ”  

 

The 26 Japanese martyrs have 

been canonized in 1862


 

Confucius Shrine

The world’s only Confucian shrine built outside China by Chinese hands. First built in 1893 by

Chinese residents of Nagasaki with the support of the Ch’ing Dynasty government, the shrine

was designed to serve as a place of worship and learning for the Chinese community, and

housed a Confucian sanctuary and primary school. 

 

 

 Entrance of Confucian Shrine

 

Confucian shrine only built

outside China

 

  The 72 followers of Confucius


 

Hashima Coal Mine  /  Gunkan-jima island cruise

Hashima coal mining island is an artificial reclaimed island and the site of Japan’s first major

undersea coal exploitation (1890) pioneered by Mitsubishi – and host to one of the world’s

most extraordinary former mining communities. Hashima Island is located 3 km southwest of

Takashima, and it was the success of Takashima that led Mitsubishi to purchase this island,

both islands giving access to the same undersea coal deposit. Now Hashima is a ruin called

“Gunkanjima”, so called after its resemblance to the silhouette of a battleship.

 

 

From Nagasaki port, the cruise

ship take you to Gunkan-jima

island.

 

The artificial reclaimed island

for Coal Mine

 

The site of Japan’s first major

undersea coal exploitation 

ioneered


 

Stay

 

Nagasaki

Most Hotels are located close to the main street and walking distance from Nagasaki

tram stations. And you can find many restaurants around the Hotels.

 

 

 

 JR Nagasaki Station

 

 Main street of Nagasaki

 

 Nagasaki tram


 

Day 3   Shimabara and Unzen

 

Itinerary

 

Leave Hotel in Nagasaki

Transfer to Shimabara

Exploring Shimabara  : Shimabara Castle → Samurai Houses and Samurai street

Lunch at  Shimabara, local cuisine in Shimabara ;  Guzoni or Rokubei

Transfer to Unzen

Exploring Unzen  : Nita Pass → Unzen jigoku

Stay at  Unzen Onsen ResortJapanese style Hotel,  included dinner and breakfast

Dinner at Hotel : Japanese style kaiseki dinner included lacal spesiality cuisines

 

Option : the following sites can be arranged as option.

Harajo Castle ruins

The Japan’s longest foot bath in Obama

 


 

Where to explore

 

Shimabara

Located in the Shimabara peninsuka, region spread in the foot of gentle mountain and facing to

calm sea. Shimabara is consist of two cities, Shimabara-city and Minami-Shmabara-city. Offers

various enjoyable things such as Nature, Onsen, Castle town of Shimabara-city, Hidden Christian

history as well as Local Gourmets. 

 

Shimabara Castle

Located in Shimabara-city and was built in 1625 by the feudal load Matsukura Shigemasa, who

was regarded as a master of castle building. The castle, which took 7 years to complete, is also 

known as “Moritake Castle”.

 

 

Donjon of Shimabara Castle

 

Moat of the Castle planted lotus

 

Great stone wall of moat


 

Samurai Houses

Samurai was a term for the military nobility in pre-industrial Japan.

The Samurai Houses in Shimabara along the old Samurai street nearby Shimabara Castle

were built in 18th century.

 

 

Samurai street

 

Samurai house

 

Japanese garden


 

Unzen 

Unzen is a beautiful highland Onsen Resort in Shimabara peninsula situated Unzen National Park 

The first area to be designated as a National Park in Japan and then the area has been developed

as Onsen Resort for both tourist Japanese and foreigner. Even now, many tourist from all over the

world are visiting here for enjoying Nature.

 

Nita Pass

One of the best scenic spot in Unzen. At any time of the year the natural scenery of Nita Pass 

in Unzen is magnificent. Azaleas, green leaves, brilliant autumnal tints of maples and silver frost

represent each season of the year.

 

 

    Entrance to Nita pass

 

    Nita pass Observetory

 

 Rope way to Myoken

 mountain


 

Unzen Jigoku

Jigoku, means Hell, is the number one attraction of Unzen with a peculiar smell of sulfur emitted

from the springs, and with white smoke rising from the ground over a wide area.

This is a striking reminder that Unzen Volcano is still very much alive.

 

 

Peculiar smell of sulfur

emitted from the springs,

 

Smoke rising from the ground

over a wide area

 

Observetory place


 

Option

 

Harajo Castle ruins

Site of Historic Battle field of Shimabara Rebellion, registered on UNESCO’s World Heritage Site

as Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region, to tell the Christian faith continued even during

the ban on Christianity. Located in Minami-Shimabara-city, the Battle field of Shimabara Rebellion

which was a peasant uprising agaist bakufu’s persecution of Christians under the leadership of 

Amakusa Shiro in 1637.

 

 

Entrance to Harajo Castle

Ruins

 

Battle field of Shimabara

Rebellion

 

The Statue of Amakusa Shiro


 

The Japan’s longest foot bath in Obama

Called “Hot foot 105  The length of foot bath is 105m which is same number of the hot spring

source temperature of 105 degree Celsius.

 

 

“ Hot foot 105 ” is the Japan’s

longest foot bath, 105 meter 

 

Hot spring source temperature

of 105 degree Celsius

 

Obama Onsen Resort, located

at the mountain foot of  Unzen 


 

Stay

 

Unzen Onsen Resort

There are 17 Hotels and Japanese style inns around Unzen Jigoku.

From every hotel,  beautiful scenery which changes by season can be enjoyed.

 

 

 Bus Center in Unzen Onsen

 Resort

 

 Many hotels arelocated around

 Unzen Jigoku

 

 

Each season brings a vivid

change to the appearance 

the face of Unzen


 

Day 4   Kumamoto

 

Itinerary

 

Leave Hotel in Unzen

Transfer from Shmabara to Kumamoto by a ferry boat

Transfer to Kumamoto

Exploring Kumamoto 

  Sakurano-baba Josaien → Kumamoto Castle  →  Suizenji-koen Park

Stay at KumamotoWestern style Hotel, included breakfast

Dinner at Shimo-tori Shopping Streetlocal speciality Cuisines

 


 

Where to explore

 

Transfer to Kumamoto from Shimabara by a ferry

Two ferries are operated form Shimabara to Kumamoto–city

Kyusho Ferry : operated by Kyusho Ferry, 60 minutes ride

Ocean Arrow : operated by Kumamoto Ferry, 30 minutes ride.

 

 

   Shimabara port

 

     Ocean Arrow

 

   Kumamoto port


 

Kumamoto

Situated roughly in the center of Kumamoto Prefecture, is the government and economic center

of the prefecture. From the early 17th century to the end of the 19th century, Kumamoto was

prosperous as a castle town.

 

Sakurano-baba Josaien         

Josaien is located in Sakurano-baba, at the foot of Kumamoto Castle, one of Japan’s three

major castles. It is a popular tourist attraction designed to enhance the appeal of the old castle

town and convey to visitors the food, history and cultural traditions of the region from Kumamoto

Castle, a symbol of the Kumamoto-city.

 

 

The main gate located in

Sakurano-baba

 

 Many shops sell Kumamoto

 souvenirs

 

 Restaurants, to enjoy distinctive

 food culture in Kumamoto

 


 

Kumamoto Castle

The Castle is one of the three great castles and one of the 100 best places in Japan to

view cherry blossoms. Due to the Earthquakes in 2016, several of the castle’s shacihoko 

ornaments were destroyed, and a large number of kawara tiles also fell from the roof.

Now the restoration activities are being performed as fast as possible. Now, the Kumamoto

Castle can be seen from the outside of the moats surrounding the castle.

 

 

  Castle tower

 

 Castle tower after Earthquake 

 

   Turret


 

Suizenji-koen Park

Imitated the beautiful scenery of Japan, is a refined circular garden of Momoyama period

style and represents the 53 Stations of the Tokaido Road including Mt. Fuji.

The fresh springs in the garden release clean, cold water, which flows there from

Mount Aso via underground currents.

 

 

Imitated the beautiful scenery

of Japan

 

53 Stations of the Tokaido Road

including Mt. Fuji

 

The fresh springs in the garden

from Mt. Aso

 


 

Stay

 

Kumamoto near  Shimo-tori Shopping Street       

The largest shopping arcade in Kumamoto-prefecture, the center of fashion and amusement

where department stores and boutiques line up and also there are gourmet area where cafes

and restaurants including local cousin restaurants opened daytime and nighttime.

 

 

 Enjoy shopping at arcade

 street

 

 Many kind of restaurants

 and pubs

 

Japanese traditional restaurant

 Izakaya


 

Day 5   Aso

 

Itinerary

 

Leave Hotel in Kumamoto

Transfer to Aso

Enjoy the magnificent scenery by Aso Tourist Tram

Lunch at Minami Aso ;  featured restaurant / Takamori Dengaku-no sato

Exploring Aso 

   Kusasenri-ga-hama  →   Mount Aso   →   Daikanbo

Stay at Kurokawa Onsen or  Onsen resort Aso, Japanese style Hotel, included dinner and breakfast

Japanese style kaiseki dinner included lacal spesiality cuisines 

 

Option : the following site can be arranged as a option.

Nabegataki Waterfalls

Aso shrine  

 


 

Where to explore

 

The world’s largest caldera and the active volcano give a lot of excitements. And numerous

unforgettable experiences in the rural area can be made including Onsen, variety of sports 

and local cuisines.

 

Tourist Tram   Minami Aso Rail Way

Enjoy the magnificent scenery of Aso. The Minami Aso railway is a private railroad offering

a very scenic ride from Takamori to Nakamatsu in the south east of the caldera.

Lovely and magnificent scenery can be enjoyed.

 

 

 Minami Aso Rail Way

 Takamori station

 

 Tourist tram, start a 30minutes

  journey

 

 

  Enjoy the magnificent scenery

  of Aso


 
 

Takamori Dengaku-no sato

Enjoy Aso beef and local cuisines. The restaurant uses the old private house with thatched roof

built more than 200 years ago. Bake the meat and local ingredients with charcoal at a Japanese

traditional style fire place.

 

 

 Japanese traditional house built

 200 years ago

 

Japanesetraditional style

fire place

 

 Delicious local speciality

 Aso beef


 

Kusasenri-ga-hama

The beautiful prairie of 785,000 square meter in the crater spreads in northern part of

Mt. Eboshi that is one of the Aso Five Mountains. A big pond at its center and grazing

horses round about make an idyllic scene.

 

 

 Dynamic active volcano

 Mt. Aso can be seen

 

The beautiful prairie spreads

in the crater

 

 Enjoy horse riding


 

Mount Aso

The largest active volcano in Japan, and is among the largest in the world. Its peak is 1592 m

above sea level. Its caldera is 25 km across north to south and 18 km across east to west.

 

 

  Mt. Aso, around the Crater 

 

   Look down the Crater

 

   Nakadake Crater


 

Daikanbo

The perfect spot view the five peak of Mount Aso. Daikanbo literally means a big observatory peak.

The circumference of the Aso caldera is about 130 kilometers. From the observation site, you can

clearly see its conical shape.

 

 

 Over view from Daikanbo

 
  At the top
 
  Observatory place 

 

Option

 

Nabegataki Waterfalls

The hidden tourist spot in Kumamoto prefecture, located just outside Oguni town in Aso region.

One of the area’s more well-known waterfalls. Looking like a mini-Niagara. It is very unique

waterfalls, you can actually climb behind the falls to see how the water has carved out the rock

over the year.

 

 

  The hidden tourist spot

  in Aso region

 

 View from outside of the

 Waterfalls

 

 View from behind the

 Waterfalls


 

Aso shrine 

The shrine is located in the center of the caldera of Mt. Aso and the caldera is known as
the largest in the world in which people are actually living.

Aso Shrine is popular as a god protecting worshipers from traffic accidents, and exorcism,

marriae, and learning. Aso shrine one of the oldest and most prominent shrines in Japan

 

 

 Shrine building 

 

Shimenawa, twisted straw rope

has power to keep off evil sprits

 

Ema, pentagon-shaped wooden

plaque dedicate to Shrine


 

Stay

 

 Kurokawa Onsen

The most popular hot spring resort in Aso region, located on the northern side of  Mount Aso 

Widely known for its open-air baths, it is one of the best places to enjoy the atmosphere of

old town in Japan, where more than 20 Inns (Ryokan)and gift shops standing in a row

along the Tanoharu River, a headstream of the Chikugo River.

 

 

Japanese style accomodations

Ryokan along the river

 

 Roten-buro or out side open

 air bath

 

 Japanese tradditiona meal

 used local ingredients


 

Day 6   Yufuin and Beppu  

 

Itinerary

 

Leave Hotel in Aso

Transfer to Yufuin

Exloring Yufuin

   Yunotsubo Avenue  → Yufuin Floral Village → Kinrinko lake

Transfer to Beppu

Exploring Beppu

  Beppu Hell tour  → Foot bath

 

Stay at  Yufuin or  Beppu  

 


 

Where to explore

 

Yufuin

Graceful Onsen Resort located in the Yufu basin surrounded by Mount Yufu and Tsurumi.

One of the most popular among ladies and International tourist visits to here are increasing. 

 

Yunotsubo Avenue

Main street in Yufuin located at the foot of mount Yufu. The avenue is started near JR Yufuin

Station and connected to Kinrinko lake. Through Yunotsubo Avenue, it takes about 30 minutes

on foot from JR Yufuin Station to Kinrinko lake. There are 70 shops, gift shop, galleries, curiosity

item shops as well as cafes.

 

 

Main street in Yufuin located

at the foot of mount Yufu 

 

70 shops, gift shop, galleries,

curiosity item shops

 

 Many  souvenios can be found


 

Yufuin Floral Village

Reproduced the townscape of the Cotswold region in England. The place was also used for

Harry Potter’s shooting location.

 

 

Welcome to Yufuin Floral

Village

 

Theme area “spring of girl

Heidi in the Alps”

 

Reproduced the townscape

of the Cotswold region


 

Kinrinko lake

One of landmark in Yufuin. Hot water gushes from the bottom of the lake, and hot steam rises from

its surface on a cold day.  The lake is located at the end of the town’s main walking route, about a

kilometer and a half from the Yufuin station.

 

 

Hot water gushes from the

bottom of the lake

 

Hot steam rises from

its surface on a cold day

 

Cafe restaurant by the lake


 

Beppu

The popular hot spring town nestle at the foot of volcanos, Mt. Yufu and Mt. Tsurumi. Boasting

more than 2,800 hot spring sources and flowing rate of nearly 137,000 kiloliters per day.

 

Beppu Hell tour 

Hell (Jigoku Meguri ) tour that is a collection of hot spring where the water bubbles forth from 
underground, often with unusual result.  Seven of the hells are located in the Kannawa district
where over 4 km northwest of Beppu station, and two in the more remote Shibaseki district.       
 

 

Umi Jigoku, Sea Hell

 

 Chi-no-ike Jigoku,

 Blood Pull  Hell

 

Oniishi Bozu Jigoku,

Oniishi shaving Head Hell


 

Foot bath

Have you tried Foot bath before? 
Foot bath is called Ashiyu in Japanese and is a public bath in which people can bath their feet.
Ashiyu in Beppu set up at Kannawa Onsen near the Hell tour spot.
 

 

 Foot bath located near the

 Hell tour spots

 

 Easily enjoy it without having to

 remove all your clothing

 

 Only the feet and leg up to

 the knee are immersed


 

Stay

 

Yufuin or Beppu

The best Onsen life to suit your requirement can be chosen from the various options.

Where to stay : Yufuin Onsen, Sujiyu Onsen, Beppu eight Onsen including Kannawa.

Japanese style room or Western style room can be chosen and the local cuisines

including Bungo beef can be enjoyed at dinner.

 

 

 

  Onsen Resort

 

 Relaxing at Onsen Resort

 

 Japanese style room


 

Day 7    Kitakyushu-city

 
Itinerary

 

Leave Hotel in Beppu

Transfer to Kitakyushu-city

Visit KukuraCastle

Lunch at Kokura : local cuisine in Kitakyushu-city

Exploring Kitakyushu-city

   MjikoRetro  →  Konamon Pedstrian tunnel  → UNESCO World Heritage in Higashida district

Mount Sarakura : enjoy beautiful sunset and the three Major Night View in Japan  

 

Stay at  Kitakyushu-city ,  Western style Hotel,included breakfast

Dinner at Tanga Market  : the traditional local food stall 

 


 
Where to explore
 
Kitakyushu is the second largest city in Kyushu with a population of 940,000. The city is the
Industrial Innovation city greatly contributed to Japan’s Industrial modernization. Now the city
offers a lot of sightseeing spots such as scenic beauty places, UNESCO World Heritage site,
industrial heritages placed introduce cultures of people living there, and various historic sites.  
 

Kokura Caltle

Fukuoka–prefecture only in Japan is selected by CNN Travel as one of the top19 places

to visit in 2019And the Photo of Kokura Castle is used for introducing Fukuoka-prefecture

Kokura Castle is one of the most famous land marks in Kitakyushu. The construction was

commenced in 1602 and spent 7 years to completed it.  

 

 

 

 Castle tower, land mark in

 Kitakyushu-city

 

 Moat around Castle tower

 

 Kokura Castle Garden, former

 site of lord’s guest house


 

Mojiko Retro

Dr. Albert Einstein awarded Nobel Prize in Physic visited Moji in 1922, and he acclaimed that

everything could see were Arts. The exotic district of Mojiko Retro is visited by more than 2 

million tourists a year. Moji-ko Port flourished following its 889 designation as a Special National

Port for exporting coal and other products

 

 

 

 Mitsui Club, Dr. Albert Einstein

 stayed in 1922

 

 

Kaikyo Plaza, the shopping

and restaurant area

 

 

 Time back to 100 year ago,

 enjoy romantic atomosphere

 and beautiful harbor


 

Konamon Pedstrian tunnel

Only the place in the world !   You can cross the strait on foot.  The Kanmon Strait, separating

Honshu and Kyushu, is a very beautiful and busy waterway with as many as 700 small and 

large ships a day passing through it. the Kanmon Pedestrian Tunnel, which enables people to 

cross on foot, the “ferries”, and the like.​

 

 

 

 

Moji, Kyushu Island side  

 

  Cross the strait on foot

 

 

  Shimonoseki, Honshu Island

  side  


 

Higashida

Japan’s modern steel industry was started as Yawata steel Works at Higashida district in 1901. 

Since then, the Works greatly contributed to Japan’s industrial modernization until rapid  postwar

economic growth. The three sites in Higashida have been registered on UNESCO World Heritage

as Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution.

 

UNESCO WorldHeritage

 

 

Site of Japan’s Meiji Industrial

Revolution, First Head Office of

the Steel Works 

Higashida No.1 Blast Furnace

 

 

Only the Blast  Furnace in the

world which preserved as it

was

 

Kitakyushu Innovation Gallery

 

 

Museum of Industrial

Technology, based on this

theme of “innovation”


 

Kitakyushu is the dynamic city where one million people are living and working, is creating

the beautiful Night view which you have never seen before.

The night view from the mount Sarakura is chosen the three major Night View in Japan.

The area of Night view is the largest in the World ; about 40km east to west and 10km south

to north and also the number of lighting to create the night view is the largest in the World

 

 

 The most dynamic night view in the World

 


 

Opotion

 

Manga Museum and Aru Aru City 

Manga Museum is located next to JR Kokura station. The museum is located on the 6th floor

of Aru Aru City, a multi-floored shopping mall devoted to products and services for anime, manga,

idol culture, and cosplay fans, a kind of Harajuku in miniature.

 

 

 Manga Museum and Aru Aru

 City next to JR Kokura station

 

 

 Best known Manga writer

 Reiji Matsumoto

 

  Aru Aru City, a multi-floored

  shopping mall


 

Hiraodai Karst Plateau & limestone caves

One of the three largest Karst Plateau in Japan along with the Akiyoshi-dai Plateau and the 

Shikoku Karst. It is located in southeastern part of Kitakyushu-city. At altitudes between 

400 and 600 meters above sea level and stretching 6 km from north to south and 2 km from

east to west.  

 

 

The limestone stands in row

like a flock of sheepin a vast

meadow and dolines 

 

The Plateau offers a different

views in each of the four

seasons

 

Senbutsu limestone cave,

the largest limestone caves

in Hiraodai Karst Plateau


 

Day 8   Fukuoka-city

 

Itinerary

 

Leave Hotel in Kitakyushu-city 

Transfer to Fukuoka-city

Exploring  Fukuoka-city

Lunch : local cuisine in Fukuoka-city

Stay in  Fukuoka-city , Western style Hotel, included breakfast

Dinner at Fukuoka-city, local speciality cuisines

 


 

Where to explore

 

Fukuoka-city has a long history as commercial town and castle town, and prospered as

important district to Asian Continent for many years.   Now, Fukuoka-city is the International

hub of Kyushu, the nation’s fourth largest economic zone. In other words, Fukuoka-city is the

heart of Kyushu against various things, such as food culture, shopping, entertainment,

economy and international business.

 

Shopping

 

JR Hakata Station

 

 

The largest and busiest JR train

station in Kyushu

Canal City Hakata

 

 

The complex commercial facility, 

in the heart of Fukuoka-city

Tenjin

 

 

The biggest shopping district

in Kyushu 


 

Seaside Momochi

The water-front resort area, only a 15 minute drive from Tenjin in the centre of Fukuoka-city. 

The park is surrounded by Fukuoka Tower and high rise contemporary high rise buildings, 

all of which help make a modern urban landscape.  There are many tourist attractions here

 

Seaside Momochi area

 

Fukuoka Tower Seaside Park & Marizon 

 

The water-front resort area JR

Hakata Station and Tenjin

 

Japan’s highest coastal tower,

magnificent view from the top

 

 

A complex facility for wedding

hall, shops and restaurants


 

Historical places

 

Kushida Shrine

 

 

Hakata Gion Yamagasa 

Festival is held in the shrine 

Tochoji Temple

 

 

The oldest temple of the

hingon sect in Japan

Fukuoka Castle Ruins

 

 

Part of stone wall and canal, and

the Tamon tower are still left 


 

Marine World Uminonakamichi

The aquarium focuses on the aquatic life found around Kyushu. The main tank is a huge,

seven meter deep pool filled with all different kinds of marine life including over 120 sharks

of 20 different varieties. There are also several outdoor tanks where you can experience

feeding dolphins and sea lions.

 

 

Marine World Uminonakamichi

facing to Hakata bay

 

 Dolphines and sea lions Show

 

 Different kinds of marine life

  can be enjoyed


 

Nokonoshima Island

In the middle of Hakata Bay Beautiful flowers can be enjoyable throughout the year.

Rapeseed blossom, Cherry blossom, Livingstone daisy Poppy, Rhododendro, Marigold,

Hydrengea, Plumed cockscomb, Dahlia, Sunflower, Cockspur coral tree Bougainvillea,

Scarlet sage, Cosmos, Dahlia, Autumn leaves, Scarlet sage, Japanese narcissus,

Japanese camellia, Plum.

 

 

Breathtaking panoramic

view of Hakata bay

 

Beautiful flowers can be

enjoyable throughout the year

 

  Flower garden

 


 

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Kyushu Travel Guide in Japan

 

Kyushu is a paradise of Japan travel like no others.

Kyushu has rich landscapes including nature and diverse cultures including food cultures.

It has a variety of histories all over Kyushu, and nature and urban are harmonized.

 

It is the third largest island of Japan and most southwesterly of its four main islands

and Kyushu consists of 8 prefectures included Okinawa-prefecture.

 

The Kyushu Travel Guide provides information of 7 prefectures on the main island Kyusu.

Fukuoka-prefecture    Saga-prefecture    Naasaki-prefecture    Oita-prefecture 

Kumamoto-prefecture    Miyazaki-prefecture    Kagoshima-prefecture

 


 

The abundant​ local tourist information collected by our own

 

We have prepared tourist information shown on this site based on our own investigations

by visiting each destinations, tourist attractions, restaurants, shops, facilities and other places.

Further more, featured tourist destinations as well as numerous hidden gems shown

by photos which are taken by us.

 


 

What and where to enjoy in Kyushu

 

Kyushu is the destination like a Treasure Chest of Japan, you can enjoy what you want.

Unique experiences : Yanagawa Canal boat cruiceKeya Cave cruise, Gunkan-jima islamd cruise

    Amakusa cruise or dolphin watching , Sand bath, Wild horse watching, Beppu Hell tour,

    Foot bath in Beppu and Unzen Obama Japan’s three major night view of Kitakyushu and Nagasaki

    Aso tourist tramSake brewery in any places in Kyushu, Fruits picking in any places in Kyushu

Dynamic and beautiful Nature  : Amakusa, Unzen, Satsuma PeninsulaSakurajima Island

    Aso, Takachiho, Nichinan, HyugaOkubungo, Yufuin

Onsen experience : Shimabara, Unzen, Obama, IbusukiAsoKurokawa, Yufuin, Beppu

UESCO World Heritage  /  Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution : Kitakyushu, Omuta

    Kumamoto, Saga, Nagasaki, Kagoshima

UNESCO World Heritage / Hidden Christian Sites: Nagasaki, Shimabara, Unzen, Amakusa

UNESCO World Heritage / the Sacred Island Okinoshiam and Associated sites

 Munakata, Oshima island, Fukutsu    

Japanese Cultural Historical sites : Nagasaki, Shimabara, toKumamo, Chiran, Kagoshima,

 Kirishima, Obi, Mimitsu, Takachiho, Aso, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-city 

 


 

Featured destinations map of Kyushu in Japan

 

Japan’s southernmost Kyushu Island

consists of seven 

prefectures shown on the map

 

Red letter indicate prefecture

Black letter indicate destination

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Fukuoka-prefecture 

 

Fukuoka-city

Kitakyushu-city

Dazaifu

 

 

Fukuoka-city is the Heart of

Kyushu, the energetic city

bustling as the center of

Kyushu’s politics, economy

culture and fashion

 

Kitakyushu is the second largest

city in Kyushu. World leading Environmental Future city, and

blessed with spectacular &

stunning nature.

 

Dazaifu is must visit place

in Fukuoka-prefecture has

1300 years history, featured

spot is Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine


 

Itosima

Yanagawa

Munakata & Fukutsu

 

Itoshima is the nearest Resort

town from Fukuoka-city.

The ara is surrounded Genkai

Sea and Seburi Mountain.

 

Yanagawa is a Castle town with

a beautiful Canals in the town.

Canal boat cruise is the most

exiting experience.

 

Munakata & Fukutsu is

UNESCO World Heritage towns,

The Sacred Island Okinoshiam

and Associated site


 

Asakura Ukiha Yame

 

Asakura is a thriving area of

agriculture with rich nature.

Harazuru is a Onsen Resort 

in Fukuoka-prefecture

 

Ukiha blessed with nature where

many orchards spread out in the

Chikugo plain. Must visit place 

Yoshii-machi, the time-honored

scenery, back to 100 years ago.

 

Yame including Hoshino Village

is the representative town of 

Japanese Tea cultication.

Also Yame is the Centre of

Japanese artificial crafts.


Saga-prefecture 

 

Saga-city

Karatsu & Yobuko

Takeo

 

 

Sagacity is  known as the

plece where it has made a

great contribution to the

Japanese Industrial Revolution

 

Karatsu was prospered from

ancient times as an important

trading port, Yobuko famous

for fresh squid cuisines

 

Takeo is a Onsen Resort,

located west of Sagacity,

and has 1200 years history

 


 

Arita Imari Kashima & Tara

 

Arita is famous for Arita

porcelain, one of the traditional

handicrafts of Japan, has 400

years old history.

 

Imari is most notable because

of Imari porcelain.

Okawachiyama porcelain

district is recommended to visit

 

Kashima is southern part of

Saga, facing to Ariake sea, 

Yutoku Inari Shrine is one of

the famous Inari shrine in Japan


 

Nagasaki-prefecture 

 

Nagasaki-city

Unzen

Shimabara

 

Nagasaki has many oversea

countries cultures and the

significant Japanese histories.

Natioanl isolation,  Hidden

ChristianJapan’s Industrial

ModernizationAtomic bomb

 

Unzen is a gentle Onsen Resort 

situated in the Unzen National

Park.  The Resort area was

originally developed for

foreigners as a place close to

Nagasaki.

 

Shimabara spreads in the foot

of  Mount Unzen and facing to

Ariake Sea. The region offers

various  things ; Castle town, Onsen, Nature and UNESCO

Hidden Christian site 


 

Sasebo & Huis Ten Bosch

Hirado  

 

Sasebo is the town surrounded

azure sea with breathtaking

99 islands scenery, and 

beautiful theme park

Huis Ten Bosch 

 

North West coast of Nagasaki-prefecture is a beautiful and

historic location full of interesting  Christian churches, white sandy beaches and an imposing castle.

 

 


 

Oita-prefecture 

 

Beppu

Yufuin

Kunisaki peninsula

 

Beppu is the Japan’s most

popular Onsen Resort,

the exciting experiences

Hell tour and  Foot bath

are recommended

 

Yufuin is a beautiful and tranquil

Onsen Resort harmonized with

nature. Yunotsubo Avenue ,

Kinrinko lake and Yufuin Floral

Village are worth to travel

 

Kunisaki peninsula is located

north-east side of

Oita-prefecture ; Trekking and 

onsen can be enjoed.

Tashibu-no-sho is listed on the

World Agricultural Heritage.


 

Usa & Ajimu

Nakatsu & Yabakei

Okubungo region

 

Usa & Ajimu is located at the

base of Kunisaki peninsula and

spreading around Usa Shrine.

it has long been holy ground to 

both Shinto & Buddhist activities

 

Nakatsu is a Castle town,

Yabakei offers dynamic rock

formations at the valleys along

Yamakuni River

 

Okubungo is a Nature-blessed

region at Ono River basin, the

northern part is surrounded by

Aso & Kuju Mountains


 

Kumamoto-prefecture 

 

Kumamoto-city Aso  

Kurokawa Onsen 

 

 

Kumamoto is the third largest

city in Kyushu.Must visit place

is Kumamoto Castle listed on

the three great castle in Japan

 

Aso gives unforgettable

experiences, the active volcano

Mount Aso and world’s largest caldera offer a lot of excitements

 

Kurokawa Onsen is one of the 

best places to enjoy the 

atmosphere of old fashioned

Onsen in Japan.


Amakusa

Hitoyoshi

Minamata

 

Amakusa is an archipelago

located west side of Kumamoto, beautiful landscape, seafood &

local delicacis, marine activities

 

Hitoyoshi is a castle town along

rapid stream Kuma river, Onsen

resort, river boat riding, steam locomotive, limestone cave.

 

 

Minamata is located west coast

of Kyushu and faces Amakusa

islands; beautiful landscape,

sea food, Onsen resorts 


 

 Miyazaki-prefecture

 

Takachiho

Hyuga 

Miyazaki & Nichinan

 

Takachiho has the dynamic 

Takachiho Gorge and and the

birthplace of Japanese

mythology, Takachiho shrine

and Amano Iwato shrine

 

Hyuga offers spectacle art

collection of exposed Rocks

created by raging wave of

Hyuga Sea, Japanese

traditional fishery port Mimitsu

 

Miyazaki & Nichinan facing to

Pacific Ocean, subtropical

region; Ocean Resorts,

wild animal, historical places,

beautiful landscape


 

 Kagoshima-prefecture 

 

Kagoshima

Sakura-jima Island

Ibusuki & Satsuma

peninsula

 

Kagoshima largest city in

Southern Kyushu and greatly

contributed modernization of

Japan. UNESCO World

Heritage site & Active volcano

Sakura-jima are to be visited.

 

An active strato volcano with

three peaks, Kita-dake, 

Naka-dake and still active

Minami-dake.

 

Ibusuki is the Onsen Resort

is most famous for Sand bath

place in Japam located at a

sand in Kinko bay. Many unique

tourist attractions in Satsuma

peninsula can be offered.


 

Chiran

Kirishima

Cape Sata

 

Chiran called a small Kyoto in

Kagoshima, offer a fine

collection of Samurai houses

and gardens. Another featured

place to be visited is

Chiran Peace Museum

 

Kirishima is an Onsen Resort

located in the mountain foot of

Kirishima. Kirishima Shrine is

one of the most beautiful shrine

in Kyushu surrounded by forest

 

The southernmost Cape of

main land Japan at 1′ 00″ 

latitude. Cape Sata is home

to many sub-tropical flowers.

 


 

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Your equiry can be sent by selecting the Enquiry Form link below.

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Japan tours to Kyushu

 

Japan KYUSHU Tourist is the specialist of Fukuoka and Kyushu tour in Japan.

Kyushu is the paradise of Japan travel like no others.

We offer various types of customized private tours exclusively for you.

 

We have prepared Suggested Kyushu tour itineraries that have been created based on

the abundant latest local tourist information collected by our own site investigation.

And also the itinerary have been considered the numerous tour results reflecting the

customers satisfactions.

 


 

Long duration Kyushu tours in Japan 

Kyushu has rich landscapes including nature and diverse cultures including food cultures.

It has a variety of histories all over Kyushu, and nature and urban are harmonized.

You can enjoy a lot of things here in Kyushu what you want to experience.

 

11 days 

Kyushu tour

8 days Northern &

Central Kyushu tour

8 days

Southern Kyushu tour

 

Exploring the featured

destinations and must see

places throughout Kyushu

 

Travelling the 5 prefectures of

Fukuoka SagaNagasaki, 

Kumamoto, and  Oita 

 

Kagoshima, Chiran, Ibusuki,

Satsuma peninsula, Nichinan

Miyazaki, Hyuga, Takachiho


 

6 days

North-West Kyushu tour

7 days 

Central Kyushu tour

 

Saga, Nagasaki, Shimabara,

Unzen , Yanagawa, Kitakyushu,

Fukuoka

 

Amakusa, Kumamoto, Aso

Kurokawa, Takachiho 

Okugungo, Chikugo, Fukuoka

 

Asakura, Ukiha,  Okugungo

YufuinBeppu, Usa, Kunisaki

Peninsula, Kitakyushu , Fukuoka


 

Short duration tours from Fukuoka-city  

Many kind of fascinating tourist destinations are concentrated in northern part of Kyushu

and you can enjoy a short journey from Fukuoka-city.

The starting and finishing place of the tour is Fukuoka-city.

If required, the starting place of the tour can be changed to Kitakyushu-city.

 

Fukuoka

one-day tour

Yanagawa & Dazaifu

one-day tour

Kitakyushu

one-day tour

 

Fukuoka-city is the Heart of

Kyushu. this tour introduce

historical places and local

traditional areas.

 

Yanagawa is a Castle town with

beautiful canalDazaifu is must

visit place in Fukuoka-prefecture 

has 1300 years history


 

World leading Environmental

Future city, and blessed with 

spectacular & stunning nature 

 


 

Itoshima

one-day tour

Asakura & Ukiha

one-day tour

Nagasaki

one-day tour

 

 

Itoshima is a resort town with

beautiful dynamic Genkai Sea;

seafood gourmet, rural

landscape, Sake brewery

 

Agricultural industries spreading

in the Chikugo plain; beautiful

rural landscape, fruit picking,

Sake brewery, Onsen

 

The city in harmony with

foreign countries cultures,

there are many fascinating

features you can meet


 

Takachiho

one-day tour

 

Yufuin & Beppu Onsen

2 days tour 

 

Aso & Takachiho

2 days tour

 


 

Takachiho offers the dynamic 

nature of Takachiho Gorge, and

the birthplace of Shinto which is

Japanese indigenouse religion

 

This tour takes two major

Onsen Resorts in Kyushu,

those areas have different

features

 

The best place for enjoyng the

nature in Kyushu, Aso and

Takachiho are spreading

around Mount Aso


 

Other featured Sightseeing tours

 

Munakata & Fukutsu one-day tour  UNESCO World Heritage sites

Yame & Hishino village one-day tour

Ukiha & Yanagawa oneday tour

Huis Ten Bosch one-day tour

Usa & Kunisaki oneday tour 

 


 

Nagasaki / UNESCO Hidden Christian Sites  

Japanese Christianity has a long history of continuing faith while coexisting with Japanese

traditional religion Shinto and General society. Japan’s unique practice of the Christian faith

continued even during the ban on Christianity.

 

One-day tour

3 days tour

 6 days tour

 

Travelling Nagasaki-city

including Sotome for the

Hidden Christian sites and

related sites

 

Travelling Nagasaki-city,

Unzen and Shimabara where 

was the site of Shimabara

Rebellion

 

Travelling Nagasaki-city,

Sotome, Unzen, Shimabara, Amakusa and Hirado


 

 UNESCO Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution sites  

Iron and Steel, Shipbuilding and Coal Mining are a group of historic sites that played

an important part in the industrialization of Japan in the Bakumatsu during National

isolation period and Meiji periods, and are part of the industrial heritage of Japan.

 

Kitakyushu

one-day tour

Nagasaki

one-day tour

Japan’s Industrial

modernization tour         

 

The birth place of Steel Industry in Japan and contributed to the development of the Japanese industry modernization

 

The origin of Japan’s

modernization. Nagasaki

contributed for Shipbuilding

and Coal Mining

 

To learn how Japan has become

the world’s most industrialized

country in the short period


 

Study tour and field trip in Kitakyushu-city

Kitakyushu-city is the best place in Japan for Study tour of Environmental and Industrial issues.

 

Solid waste management

tour

Low Carbon Society

tour

Japan’s KAIZEN

Strategy tour

 

Kitakyushu-city is the most

advanced city in Japan for

solid waste management

and recycling 

 

Kitakyushu-city is promoting

the low carbon society in Asia

taking leadership as the

Environmental Future City.

 

KAIZEN is the most important

key word for Japan’s modernization

and world leading industries

 


 

Featured destinations map

 

 

Note

  Red letters indicates Prefecture

  Black letters indicates Destinations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Tour results

We are offering various types of tours, and the tour results up to now are shown links below.        

Tailor-made tour       Study tour       Golf tour 

 


 
Should you need further information or assistances please feel free to contact us.

Your equiry can be sent by selecting the Enquiry Form link below.

Enquiry Form 

You can also contact us by e-mail at info@japan-kyushu-tourist.com

And we would love to chat about your travel plans on the phone as well,

please ring our office a call in English    Tel : +81-93-521-8897

Address :  AIM buiding 6th floor, 3-8-1 Asano, Kokura-kitaku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture 

 


 

 

Nagasaki travel guide

 

The city in harmony with foreign countries culture

Nagasaki-city has many oversea countries cultures and the significant Japanese histories

like no other areas. The fascinating Nagasaki-city has been created since Japan began exchanging

with foreign countries during the National isolation period. In addition to above features, the

geographical conditions are creating fascinating tourism and now many tourists are visiting here.

 


 

Historical features

1)National isolation in Japan

     Nagasaki is the only place opened to oversea countries ( just Dutch and China ) during the

     National isolation period from 1639 to 1854.

     And trading with Dutch was done at artificial island Dejima.

2) Hidden Christian

    Japan’s unique practice of the Christian faith continued in Nagasaki region even during the ban

    on Christianity from 1587 to 1859. In 2018,  Hidden Christian Sites in Nagasaki region is

    registered on UNESCO’s World Heritage.

3) Japan’s Industry modernization

    Shipbuilding, and Coal Mining, industries in Nagasaki were great contributed Japan’s Industry

    modernization. And 5 sites of these industries are registered on UNESCO’s World Heritage as

    Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution         

4) Atomic bomb

   The Atomic bomb exploded at 11:02 a.m. on August 9, 1945.

    The most part of Nagasaki was destroyed, and a tremendous number of lives were lost.

    Nagasaki is now appealing for World Peace, Disastrous War must not be repeated.


 

Exploring Nagasaki  

 

Glover Garden   / UNESCO World Heritage

Located on Minami-Yamate hill in Nagasaki-city, Glover Garden has nine Western style buildings

including the Glover’s Residence built in 1863 by Japanese carpenter Koyama Hidenoshin.

The Glover Residence is Japan’s oldest wooden Western-style building and is the UNESCO World

Heritage registered in 2015 as Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution.

 

Tomas Glover Residence,

World Heritage

Former Mitsubishi second

dock house

Overlooking of Nagasaki

harbour


 

Peace Park

Established in 1955 near the Ground Zero where the Atomic Bomb was dropped at 11:02 am on

Aug. 09, 1945. Peace Memorial Ceremony is held in front of the statue on August 9 every year and

the Mayor of Nagasaki makes the “Nagasaki peace declaration” for the whole world.

 

Peace Statue

Completed in 1955, ten years

after the atomic bombing

Peace Fountain

Reminds the tragic scene

unfolded shortly after the

dropped Atomic Bomb

Ground Zero

The Atomic bomb exploded

about 500m over the central 

monument               


 

UNESCO World Heritages sites  

 

Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution

The origin of Japan’s modernization is here.  Under the growing sense of crisis over a foreign

menace, Nagasaki supported the introduction of Western countries technology, which started

during the last years of Japan’s National isolation period. With “ Dejima ” as the only window

to West during the period of National isolation. Nagasaki contributed for Shipbuilding and Coal

Mining and 7 sites have been registered on the UNESCO World Heritage. 

 

    Glover House

 Hashima island /

 Gunkan-jima island 

   Giant Cantilever Crane

 


 

Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region

 

Oura Cathedral  / UNESCO World Heritage

Basilica of Martyrdom of the 26 Saints of Japan.     

One of the famous landmarks in Nagasaki-city, was built in 1865 under the supervision of 

the French priest Bernard Petitjean. It was designated as a National Treasure in 1933 for

its value as Japan’s oldest Gothic-style cathedral.

 

Entrance gate of Oura

Cathedral

Japan’s oldest Gothic-style

Cathedral building

Statue of Mary, at entrance of

Cathedral, installed in 1867


 

Martyrdom of the 26 Saints of Japan     

Nishizaka Hill in Nagasaki is the place of Martyrdom of 26 Japanese Saints.

The Twenty-Six Martyrs of Japan were a group of Catholics who were executed by
crucifixion on February 5, 1597.Their martyrdom is especially significant in the history
of the Catholic Church in Japan.
In 1950, Pope Pius XII designated this place as an official pilgrimage site for Catholics.
And Saint Teresa of Calcutta commonly known as Mother Teresa visited here in 1982.

 

Nishizaka hill, the site of

Martyrdom in 1597

The martyrs said that 

” All people, bless God ”  

The 26 Japanese martyrs have 

been canonized in 1862


 

Sotome area Hidden Christian Site   / UNESCO World Heritage

When he discovered the underground Christians, Petitjean realized that there were many other

Christians hiding in the Sotome region.He appointed de Rotz as the parish priest of the Shitsu and

Kurosaki districts   

 

             Shitsu Church

     Former Shitsu Aid Centre

        The statue of Mary


 

Featured destinations

 

Mount Inasa

 

World’s three great night veiw 

can be seen from the summit        

Magane-bashi bridge

The oldest stone arch bridge

in Japan       

Kazagashira Park

Magnificent view of Nagasaki,

on the other side of Mt. Inasa


 

Dejima

Only the trading port in Japan

 during Natinal isolation              

Urakami Cathedral

Newly constructed church, after destroyed by Atomic bomb

Sofukuji temple 

The first Chinese style temple

in Nagasaki


 

China town

One of the three big China

 town in Japan 

Confucius Shrine

 

The world’s only Confucian

shrine built outside China by

Chinese hands

Suwa Shrine

The spiritual and cultural hub

for the citizens of Nagasaki

 


 

Nagaaski Wharf

Elegant international & domestic

tourist harbour

Kofukuji Temple

A Chinese temple to pray for

safe navigation 

 Nagasaki Pearl

Nagasaki-prefecture is the

birthplace of pearls

 


 

Location of Nagasaki-city

 

  

 

 


 

General information

Address City hall : 2-22 Sakura-machi, Nagasaki-city, Nagasaki-prefecture
Access

2 hours and 40 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city

2 hours by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

1 hour and 30 minutes by a vehicle from Saga-city

1 hour and 30 minutes by a vehicle from Shimabara-city

1 hour and 10 minutes by a vehicle from Unzen-city

1 hour and 10 minutes by a vehicle from Sasebo-city

 

2 hours and 20 minutes by JR express train from JR Hakata Station

Transportation

Tram : Convenient transportation system for sightseeing in Nagasaki-city

Almost all the tourist attractions are located within walking distance

from tram station

Population 418,000   Population density 1,030

 

Should you need further information please feel free to contact us.

Your equiry can be sent by selecting the Enquiry Form link below.

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You can also contact us by e-mail at info@japan-kyushu-tourist.com

And we would love to chat about your travel plans on the phone as well,

please ring our office a call in English    Tel : +81-93-521-8897

 


 

Tour results

We are offering various types of tours, and the tour results up to now are shown links below.

Tailor-made tour       Study tour       Golf tour 

 


 

Kitakyushu travel guide

 

Kitakyushu is the second largest city in Kyushu and World leading Environmental Future city

and blessed with spectacular & stunning nature.

 

The city is the Industrial Innovation city greatly contributed to Japan’s Industrial modernization.

Now Kitakyushu offers a lot of sightseeing spots such as scenic beauty places,

UNESCO World Heritage of Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution , Industrial heritages,
placed introduce cultures of people living there, and various historic sites.  
 
The city is blessed with spectacular & stunning nature feature surrounding mountain
and Seto inland Sea as well as Genkai Sea, and is located in the Seto Inland Sea

National Park, Kitakyushu Quasi-National Park ( Mount Sarakura and

Hiraodai Karst Plateau) and Genkai Quasi-National Park.

And the city is the Industrial Innovation city with many fascinating features.  
 

 
Three Major Night View of Japan from Mount Sarakura to be experienced.
The beautiful night view is created by combination of industrial zones and rich nature areas.
 
 
 The Three Major Night View of Japan  
 

 
Kitakyushu-city announced to Camp site of Wales participating in Rugby World Cup 2019.

The city is also the best place of Study tour in Japan, such as Industries, Manufacturing

Recycling & Waste treatment, Environment well as well organized proper management systemser.

 


 

Featured Tourist Destinations  

 

Kokura  

 

Kokura Castle

 

 Kokura Castle Garden River Walk Kitakyushu 

 

Kitakyushu’s land mark, walking

distance of Kokura Stations

 

Former site of lord’s guest house

located next to Kokura Castle

 

A large commercial facility near  

Murasaki River & Kokura Castle


 

Tanga market 

 

Uomachi & Kyumachi Manga Museum

 

A typical Japanese market, 

the kitchen of Kitakyushu-city

 

A down town arcade shopping

streets to JR Kokura Station

 

Introduces the history of manga

with a focus on artists who

have affiliations to Kitakyushu


 

Moji  

 

Mojiko Retro

 

 

The exotic district, developed 

as International trading Port  

Kanmon bridge

 

 

The suspended bridge crossing

the Kanmon Straits

Konamon Pedstrian tunnel

 

 

Only the place in the world,
can be crossed the strait on foot


 

Higashida & Industrial Heritages  

 

Higashida district

 

 

Birth place of Steel Making

Industry in Japan 

First Head Office

 

 

UNESCO World Cultural Heritage

Built in 1899, ahead of production

facilities

Higashida No.1 BF

 

 

It contributed greatly to the 

development of the Japanese

steel industry and was used until 1972


 

Yahata port

 

 

Japan’s Modern Steel Works

history started here.

Kurogane Railway

 

 

Dedicated railway for Yawata

Steel Works connected between 

Yawata and Tobata.

Innovation Gallery

 

 

Theme of “innovation,” the 

Kitakyushu Innovation Gallery

& Studio opened in Yahata,

Higashida


 

Kawachi Reservoir

 

 

The first-class civil construction 

heritage. The triggered the 

registration of UNESCO World  

Heritage.

Minami Kawachi bridge

 

 

The only remaining lenticular 

truss bridge in Japan ( lens type

truss bridge) 

Onga River Pump Station

 

 

Built in 1910 on the east bank of

the Onga River. It deliver the

industrial water to Yawata via an 

11.4 km pipeline.


 

Nature  

The city is blessed with spectacular & stunning natural feature, about 960,000 people are living

in the area spreding in river basins where surounding Sea and mountains.

The coastline belongs to Seto Inland Sea National Park and Genkai Sea Quasi-National Park

and also the city has Kitakyushu Quasi-National Park. 

 

Mount Sarakura

 

 

The best scenic beauty spot in Kitakyushu-city

Hiraodai Karst plateau

 

 

One of the three largest karst

plateau in Japan 

Kawachi Wisteria Garden 

 

 

Selected as a beautiful place

of the real world 10


 

Study tours to Kitakyushu   

The city of Kitakyushu is the birthplace of the modern Japanese steel industry which began

operation in 1901, and is now the world’s leading environmental future city.

Now it is called industrial and environmental city which is representative of Japan.

Therefore the various things can be learn here.

 


 


 

 Location of Kitakyushu-city

 

 

 


 

General information  

Address

City hall ; 1-1 Jonai Kokura-kitaku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture

Cabinet designate city

Access

70 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka Airport in Fukuoka-city

100 minutes by a vehiclefrom Saga-city

160 minutes by a vehicle from Nagasaki-city

100 minutes by a vehicle from Beppu

100 minutes by a vehicle from Yufuin

 

40 minutes by JR Express train from JR Hakata Station

19 minutes by JR Shinkansen (bullet train ) from JR Hakata Station  

Population 945,000            Pupulation density : 1.920 / km2 

 

Should you need further information please feel free to contact us.

Your equiry can be sent by selecting the Enquiry Form link below.

Enquiry Form 

You can also contact us by e-mail at info@japan-kyushu-tourist.com

And we would love to chat about your travel plans on the phone as well,

please ring our office a call in English    Tel : +81-93-521-8897

 


 

Tour results

We are offering various types of tours, and the tour results up to now are shown links below. 

Tailor-made tour      Study tour      Golf tour

 


 

Beppu travel guide

 

Beppu is one of the most famous Onsen Resort in Japan.

A destination to be visited when travelling northern Kyushu

The popular hot spring town nestle at the foot of volcanos, Mount Yufu and Mount Tsurumi.

Boasting more than 2,800 hot spring sources and flowing rate of nearly 137,000 kiloliters 
per day, Beppu is considered a paradise of hot springs famous for high therapeutic effects.
 
The town is divided into eight major hot spring areas collectively called “Beppu Hatto”, 
which offer beautiful scenery and various type of water of different qualities.

 


 

Welcome to Beppu 

 

Beppu bay & Mount Takasaki

Beppu bay

 

Kannawa Onsen

Myoban Onsen

Foot bath

       

 Hyotan Onsen


 

Beppu Hell Tour

The most famous sights are Jigoku Meguri or (Burning Hell)  tour.  
A collection of hot springs where the water bubbles forth from underground, often

with unusual result.

 

Umi jigoku

 Umi jigoku

Oniishi bozu jigoku

Yama jigoku

 

Kamado jigoku

 

Oniyama jigoku

 

Chinoike jigoku

Tatsumaki jigoku

Shiraike jigoku

 


 

Takasaki mountain animal park

About 1700 wild Japanese monkey are living in the park.

The monkeys are fed regularly by park wardens in order to keep them on the mountain and

prevent conflicts with farmers and residents in the neighborhood.

 


 

 Location of Beppu

 

  

 


 

General information 

Address City hall  : 1-15 Kaminoguchi-cho, Beppu-city, Oita-prefecture
Access

20 minutes by a vehicle from Yufuin-city

100 minutes by a vehicle from Aso-city

160 minutes by a vehicle from Kumamoto-city

120 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

100 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city

Population 119,000   Population density 950 / km2

 

Should you need further information please feel free to contact us.

Your equiry can be sent by selecting the Enquiry Form link below.

Enquiry Form

You can also contact us by e-mail at info@japan-kyushu-tourist.com

And we would love to chat about your travel plans on the phone as well,

please ring our office a call in English    Tel : +81-93-521-8897

 


 

Tour results

We are offering various types of tours, and the tour results up to now are shown links below.       

Tailor-made tour     Study tour     Golf tour

 


 

Kumamoto travel guide

 

Kumamoto is the third largest city in Kyushu with a population of 740,000.

Must visit place is Kumamoto Castle listed on the three great castle in Japan

 

The city is situated roughly in the center of Kumamoto-prefecture, is the

government and economic center of the prefecture.

From the early 17th century to the end of the 19th century, Kumamoto was prosperous

as a castle town. The Shira-kawa River and its branches run through the downtown area

around Kumamoto Castle.

Therefore, the city is called “City of Forest and Fresh Water.”

 


 

Exploring Kumamoto  

 

Kumamoto Castle

The Castle is one of the three great castles and one of the 100 best places in Japan to

view cherry blossoms. Due to the Earthquakes in 2016, several of the castle’s shacihoko 

ornaments were destroyed, and a large number of kawara tiles also fell from the roof.

Now the restoration activities are being performed as fast as possible. Now, the Kumamoto

Castle can be seen from the outside of the moats surrounding the castle.

 

Entrance gate   Castle tower Kato Shrine 
   

After the Earthquake

 

Ninomaru-hiroba Castle tower Turret
   

 

Sakurano-baba Josaien         

Josaien is located in Sakurano-baba, at the foot of Kumamoto Castle, one of Japan’s three major castles.

It is a popular tourist attraction designed to enhance the appeal of the old castle town and convey to

visitors the food, history and cultural traditions of the region from Kumamoto Castle, a symbol of the

Kumamoto-city.

 


 

Suizenji-koen Park

Imitated the beautiful scenery of Japan, is a refined circular garden of Momoyama period

style and represents the 53 Stations of the Tokaido Road including Mt. Fuji.

The fresh springs in the garden release clean, cold water, which flows there from

Mount Aso via underground currents.

 


 

Shimo-tori Shopping Street       

The largest shopping arcade in Kumamoto-prefecture

The center of fashion and amusement where department stores and boutiques

line up and also there are gourmet area where cafes and restaurants including

local cousin restaurants opened daytime and nighttime.

 


 

Kumamoto City Tram         

The convenient public transportation to travel in the Kumamoto-city

There are two lines ;  A line and B line.

Most of the stops on the A line and B line are the same.

Popular stops that both lines go to include Suizenji-koen Park, Kumamoto Castle,

Shimo-tori Shopping Street and the Kumamoto Kotsu Centre Bus Station.

 


 

 Location of Kumamoto-city

 

     

 

  


 

General information  

Address

1-1 Tetorihoncho, Cyuo-ku, Kumamoto-city, Kumamoto-prefecture

Cabinet designate city

Access

1 hour and 40 minutes from Fukuoka-city by a vehicle 

2 hours and 40 minutes from Kitakyushu-city by a vehicle 

Transportation

Airport

  Kumamoto Airport

JR main station : Kumamoto Station

City transportation

Population 738,000      population density : 1,890 / km2

 

Should you need further information please feel free to contact us.

Your equiry can be sent by selecting the Enquiry Form link below.

Enquiry Form

You can also contact us by e-mail at info@japan-kyushu-tourist.com

And we would love to chat about your travel plans on the phone as well,

please ring our office a call in English    Tel : +81-93-521-8897

 


 

Tour results

We are offering various types of tours, and the tour results up to now are shown links below.      

Tailor-made tour      Study tour      Golf tour 

 


 

Tailor-made tour in Kyushu

 

We offer the private tour exclusively for you.

 

We can design your customized tour exactly matches your requirements and preferences. 

We can also consider for making tour that pick in many activities and locations as possible,

or incorporate some relaxation and free time to explore on your own time.

 

 

 


 

Featured destinations map in Kyushu

 

Note

  Red letter indicate prefecture

  Black letter indicate destination

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

The customized tour itineraries

We have prepared a various Kyushu tour Itineraries for your journey and we can design your 

customized private tour based on tour sample itineraries in condideration of your requirement.

Please refer the customized tour Itineraries by clicking the photos below.

 

 

 

Tailor-made tour conditions

 

Our Tailor-made tour is offered for your as a package tour including Accommodations,

Chartered  vehicle, English speaking tour attendant, meals as well as activities.

・Minimum number : 2 person

・Maxum number : 30 person

・Start and end of the tour is Fukuoka–city, please specify the place where you want

・Tour date : please specify the date

・Accommodations is selected as per your required grade, room conditions and budget

 and the location is considered sightseeing, dinner and nightlife as well.

・Chartered vehicle is utilized as per number of person.

・English speaking tour attendant escorts your journey to produce a pleasant trip.

・For making enjoyable our company staff always assist during tour by  

 communicating with you using a communication tool such as WhatsApp.

 


 

Our consideration on Tailor-made tour 

 

For enjoyable journey, the itinerary is to be planned in accordance with your own

pace and considering a physical conditions as well.

Travelling route: Driving from destination to destination is a part of travel, so the best route

 is to be selected where you can enjoy the beautiful scenery.

Local cuisines and special gurmet are to be included.

Shoppings are included on the travelling route ; local market and Michino-eki for local

    specialties and fruits etc.

 


 

What and where to enjoy in Kyushu

 

The followings can be included as per your preference.

Unique activities : Yanagawa Canal boat cruiceKeya Cave cruise, Gunkan-jima islamd cruise

    Amakusa cruise or dolphin watching , Sand bath, Wild horse watching, Beppu Hell tour,

    Foot bath in Beppu and Unzen Obama,  Japan’s three major night view of Kitakyushu and Nagasaki

    Aso tourist tram, Sake brewery in any places in Kyushu, Fruits picking in any places in Kyushu

Dynamic and beautiful Nature  : Amakusa, Unzen, Satsuma PeninsulaSakurajima Island

    Aso, Takachiho, Nichinan, HyugaOkubungo, Yufuin

Onsen experience :Amakusa, Takeo, Shimabara, Unzen, Obama, IbusukiAsoKurokawa,

    YufuinBeppu, Nagayu, Sujiyu

UNESCO World Heritage  /  Meiji Japan’s Industrial Revolution: Kitakyushu, Saga, Nagasaki

 Kagoshima

UNESCO World Heritage/ Hidden Chiristian sites: Nagasaki, Shimabara, Unzen, Amakusa

Japanese Cultural Historical sites : Nagasaki, Shimabara, Kumamoto, Chiran, Kagoshima

 Kirishima, Obi, Mimitsu, Takachiho, Aso, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-city

 


 

Should you need further information please feel free to contact us.

Your equiry can be sent by selecting the Enquiry Form link below.

Enquiry Form

You can also contact us by e-mail at info@japan-kyushu-tourist.com

And we would love to chat about your travel plans on the phone as well,

please ring our office a call in English    Tel : +81-93-521-8897

 

Address :  AIM buiding 6th floor, 3-8-1 Asano, Kokura-kitaku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture 

 


 

Tour results

We are offering various types of tours, and the tour results up to now are shown links below.      

Tailor-made tour     Study tour     Golf tour

 


 

Self-guided tour in Kyushu

 

We offer the private tour exclusively for you

We can design your customized Self-guided tour exactly matches your requirements and preferences.  

 

Self-guided tour conditions  

Our Self-guided tour is offered for a small group with maximum 9 person as the package tour

including a chartered  vehicle and accommodations.

・Start and end of the tour is Fukuoka–city, please specify the place where you want

・Tour date : please specify the date

・Chartered vehicle is utilized such as a taxi with 4 seats or jumbo taxi with 9 seats

    as per number of person

・A foreign language (English, Chainese ) speaking driver can be arranged.  

・Accommodations is selected as per your required grade, room conditions and budget

    and the location is considered sightseeing, dinner and nightlife as well.

 


 

Features of the tours 

For enjoyable journey, the itinerary is to be planned in accordance with your own pace and

considering a physical conditions as well.

Travelling route: Driving from destination to destination is a part of travel, so the best route is

 to be selected where you can enjoy the beautiful scenery.

Shopping are included on the travelling route.

Local cuisines and special gurmet are to be included.

The following are included in accordance with your requests

Unique experiences are to be included as per the request such as ;

 Gunkan-jima island Cruise, Amakusa cruise or Dolphin watching, Sand bath, Wild horse watching,

 Hell tour, Foot bath, Japan’s three major night view of Nagasaki and Kitakyushu, Aso tourist tram,

 Sake brewery, Yanagawa canal boat Cruise, Fruits picking.

Dynamic and beautiful Nature ; Amakusa, Unzen, Satsuma Peninsula,  Sakurajima Island

 Aso, Takachiho, Nichinam and Hyuga,  Okubungo, Yufuin, Chikugo

Onsen experience : Amakusa, Takeo, Shimabara, Unzen, Obama, Ibusuki, Aso, Kurokawa,

    Nagayu, Beppu, Yufuin

UNESCO World Heritage  /  Meiji Japan’s Industrial Revolution : Kitakyushu, Saga, Nagasaki

 Kagoshima

UNESCO World Heritage / Hiden Chiristian sites: Nagasaki, Shimabara, Unzen, Amakusa

Japanese Cultural Historical sites : Nagasaki, Shimabara, Kumamoto, Chiran, Kagoshima

 Kirishima, Obi, Mimitsu, Takachiho, Aso, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-city

 


 

The tour itineraries

We have prepared a various Kyushu tour Itineraries for your journey and we can design your 

customized private tour based on tour sample itineraries in condideration of your requirement.

Please refer the Itineraries link below.

         ↓ ↓

Kyushu tour itinerary

 


 

Tour results

We are offering various types of tours, and the tour results are shown links below.

Tailor-made tour   Study tour      Golf tour

 


 

Featured destinations map

 

  

Note

  Red letter indicates prefecture

  Black letter indicates destination

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Should you need further information please feel free to contact us.

Your equiry can be sent by selecting the Enquiry Form link below.

Enquiry Form 

You can also contact us by e-mail at info@japan-kyushu-tourist.com

Tel :  +81-93-521-8897, Fax :  +81-93-521-8898

Address :  AIM buiding 6th floor, 3-8-1 Asano, Kokura-kitaku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture 

 


 

Tour guide in Fukuoka & Kyushu

 
We are the specialist of the private tour and trip in Fukuoka and Kyushu. 

 

Excellent Guides and Japan’s Experts with International sense

are a key features of our Exclusive tours.

 

Experienced and knowledgeable guides help to make a great trip memorable and special.

We offer the best suitable guide for your trip in consideration of the type of tour and places

to visit.

Languages : English

 

 

 


Should you need further information please feel free to contact us.

Your equiry can be sent by selecting the Enquiry Form link below.

Enquiry Form 

You can also contact us by e-mail at info@japan-kyushu-tourist.com

Tel :  +81-93-521-8897, Fax :  +81-93-521-8898

Address :  AIM buiding 6th floor, 3-8-1 Asano, Kokura-kitaku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture