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Kyushu Travel Guide

Nagasaki Hidden Christian History tour

 

Congratulations on UNESCO’s World Heritage Site registration

Japan’s unique practice of the Christian faith continued even during the ban on Christianity

 

Hidden Christian Site in Nagasaki Regions bear unique testimony to the tradition of people and

their communities who secretly transmitted their faith in Christianity while surviving in the midst

of the conventional society and its religions during the time of prohibition.

This tour introduce the history of Hidden Christian in Nagasaki Region while taking the World Heritages

and related sites of Nagasaki-city, Shimabara and Unzen.

 


 

Tour condition

・Start and end place of the tour : Fukuoka-city

・Places to be visited : Nagasakicity, Shimabara and Unzen

・Duration : 2 nights and 3 days

・Transportation : Chartered vehicle

・English speaking guide

 


 

 Itinerary  

 

Day 1

Depart Fukuoka-city and transfer to Nasgasaki-city

Sotome area → Martyrdom of 26 Saints of JapanOura Cathedral → Glover Garden → Mt. Inasa

Stay at Nagasaki

 

Day 2

Peace Park → Ground Zero  → Urakami Cathedral

Transfer to Unzen

Nita Pass → Unzen Jigoku

Stay at Unzen

 

Day 3

Transfer to Minami Shimabara

Harajo Castle ruins ;  Battle field of Shimabara Rebellion

Shimabara Castle

Transfer to Fukuoka-city

Arriva at Fuuoka-city

 


 

 Where to visit  

 

 Day 1  

 

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


 

Martyrdom of the 26 Saints of Japan

On February 5, 1597, Paulo Miki and 25 others were crucified for their belief in God on order of
Toyotomi Hideyoshi. The martyrs including four Spaniards, one from Goa, India, one Mexican and 
20 Japanese demonstrated their spiritual unity despite differences in races, ages and professions.
By putting them to death, Hideyoshi threatened people, saying I hereby ban Christianity”. 
Responded the martyrs’ chant “All people, bless God!  Death and life, liberty and persecution
and Dictators and the people confronted on Nishizaka Hill. 

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


 

Oura Cathedral   / UNESCO World Heritage

Basilica of Martyrdom of the 26 Saints of Japan

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

 

 

Glover Garden  / UNESCO World Heritage

The garden takes its name from Thomas Glover, his arms-importing operations played 
an important part in the Meiji Restoration, he built the first train line in Japan and he even

helped establish the first modern Mitsubishi ship yard.

Tomas Glover Residence,

World Heritage

Former Mitsubishi second

dock house

Overlooking of Nagasaki

harbour

 


 

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 


 
 Day 2  
 

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               


 

Unzen, Nita Pass

Unzen is a beautiful mountain and Onsen resort, and was the first area to be designated as   

a National Park in Japan.

At any time of the year the natural scenery of Nita-toge 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


 

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.

Unfortunately, this was once put into reality nearly 350 years ago during the time of religious

persecution in Japan.  30 Japanese Christians, failing to renounce their faith met  their death here in

the scalding spring of Jigoku.

Smoke rising from the ground

over a wide area

Martyrdom site of Christians

The Cross written the name of

six martyrs


 

 Day 3  

 

Harajo Castle ruins

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.  Christian farmers rose in a riot due to their

grievance about the oppression by Matsukura Shigemasa. The Shogunate regarded this riot as Christian

rebellion and sent its punitive force, therefore locked themselves in the castle and with their leader

Amakusa Shiro Tokisada fought against the Shogunate. On February 27, 1638, he died in battle.

The following day, the castle fell. 37,000 Christians including women and children died a violent death. 

1637.

Entrance to Harajo Castle

Ruins

Battle field of Shimabara

Rebellion

The Statue of Amakusa Shiro


 

Shimabara Castle

The castle was built in 1625 by the feudal load Matsukura Shigemasawho was regarded as a master of

castle building. The castle, which took 7 years to complete, is also known as “Moritake Castle”.

It was an almost rectangular flatland castle built in the Renkaku-style.

Donjon of Shimabara Castle

Moat of the Castle planted lotus

Great stone wall of moat


 

Samurai Houses & Samurai street

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


 

 

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Amakusa travel guide

 

Amakusa, is located in a southern part of Kumamoto, and consists of Shimo-jima,Kami-jima

and many other islands varied in size, which belong to Unzen-Amakusa National Park

along with Unzen. 

It provides ideal spots for viewing the saw-toothed coast line of Amakusa and

the small islands scattered across the sea.

Amakusa has the World Heritages of Hidden Christian Sites. 

 


 

 Exploring Amakusa  

 

Amakusa Gokyo / Pearl line

Amakusa Gokyo or Amakusa five bridges, is a general term for five bridges which connects from

Misumi at the Udo peninsula to the Oyano island, the Nagaura island, Ikejima, Maejima, and Amakusa Kamishima, was built in 1966. The area on the National road route 266 called as the Pearl Line.

First Bridge

  

Second Bridge

        

Fourth Bridge 

       


 

Amakusa Cruise

Connecting the islands of Amakusa with the inland of Kumamoto via the Uto Peninsula are

Amakusa Gokyo or Amakusa Five Bridge. You can enjoy the beautiful scenery of Amakusa

from the sea on a cruise.


 

 World Heritage of Hidden Chrisrian Sites and related site  

 

Oe Cathedral / World Heritage

The oldest Catholic Church in Amakusa and was one of the first churches built right after the ban

on Christianity was lifted. The and Romanesque-style architecture and the chalky white structure

was rebuilt in 1933 by a French missionary priest named Father Garnier using his own money and

contributions from local Christians living in the area.

Sakitsu Village  / World Heritage

A Gothic-looking church is located on a cove of a fishing village. In 1934, a French priest

Augustin Halbout MEP purchased the premises of the former village headman and built a

wooden and concrete finished church, with Tetsukawa Yosuke’s design and construction.

He placed the altar at the very site where fumie or a test to ensure non-allegiance to

Christianity had been conducted.

Amakusa Shiro Memorial Hall

The theme Museum shows History of Christianity in Amakusa and Shimabara Rebellion

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

of Amakusa Shiro in 1637.

Tomioka Castle Ruins

Tomioka Castle was built in 1602, one year after Terasawa Shimanokami hirotaka came to Amakusa.

Although Amakusa ruled by proxy for Terasawa from Tomioka Castle, he revelled with his army in

the Shimabara Rebellion in 1637. After the rebellion, Yamasaki Kainokami Ieharu ruled from the castle,

and which was restored and enlarged to its present form. 


 

Featured sites

Sengan moutain Observatory

Ariage Octopus Street

Oppai Stone or breast stone

 


 

                 Location of Amakusa

  

 

 


 

 General information  

 

Access

by Airplane

35 minutes from Fukuoka airport to Amakusa airport

25 minutes from Kumamoto airport to Amakusa airport

by Ferry

45 minutes from Mogi port in Nagasaki to Takaoka port

30 minutes from Kuchinotsu port in Minami-Shimabara to Oniike port

bY JR 40 minutes from Kumamoto Station to Misumi Station
by Car

From Kumamoto-city

60 minutes to Misumi

70 minutes to Oyano

85 minutes to Matsushima

100 minutes to Ariake

125 minutes to Hondo

180 minuted to Shimoda Onsen

200 minutes to Oe


 

 

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Oe Cathedral Amakusa

 

Registered on UNESCE World Heritage as Hidden Christian site

 

The oldest Catholic Church in Amakusa and was one of the first churches built right after the ban

on Christianity was lifted. The and Romanesque-style architecture and the chalky white structure

was rebuilt in 1933 by a French missionary priest named Father Garnier using his own money and

contributions from local Christians living in the area.

 


 

 General information  

 

Address 1782 Oe Amakusa-cho, Amakusa-city, Kumamoto-prefecture
Access

by Car

2 hours 50 minutes from Kumamoto-city

60 minutes from Amakusa Airport

Open hours 9:00 to 17:00
Admission fee No fee is required
Days closed No closing days

 

 

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Sakitsu Village

 

Registered on UNESCE World Heritage as Hidden Christian site

 

A Gothic-looking church is located on a cove of a fishing village. In 1934, a French priest

Augustin Halbout MEP purchased the premises of the former village headman and built a

wooden and concrete finished church, with Tetsukawa Yosuke’s design and construction.

He placed the altar at the very site where fumie or a test to ensure non-allegiance to

Christianity had been conducted.


 

 General information  

 

Address 539 SAkitsu Kawazu-cho, Amakusa-city, Kumamoto-prefecture
Access

by Car

2 hours 40 minutes from Kumamoto-city

45 minutes from Amakusa Airport

Church

Open hours

 

9:00 to 17:00

Admission fee No fee is required
Days closed No closing days

 

 

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Amakusa Cruise

 

Amakusa, is located in a southern part of Kumamoto, and consists of Shimo-jima,Kami-jima

and many other islands varied in size.

 

Connecting the islands of Amakusa with the inland of Kumamoto via the Uto Peninsula are

Amakusa Gokyo or Amakusa Five Bridge.

 


 

Amakusa Cruise

You can enjoy the beautiful scenery of Amakusa from the sea on a cruise.

 


 

 General information  

 

Address Kami-Amakusa-city, Kumamoto-prefecture
Access

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

2 hours by a vehicle from Aso-city

2 hours and 30 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

2 hours and 50 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city


 

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Amakusa Gokyo

 

Amakusa Gokyo or Amakusa five bridges, is a general term for five bridges which connects from

Misumi at the Udo peninsula to the Oyano island, the Nagaura island, Ikejima, Maejima, and

Amakusa Kamishima, was built in 1966. The area on the National road route 266 called as the Pearl Line.

 

Panoramic View

First Bridge

Second Bridge

Third Bridge

Fourth Bridge

Fifth Bridge

 


 

 General information  

 

Address Between Udo-city and Kami-Amakusa-city, Kumamoto-prefecture
Access

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

2 hours by a vehicle from Aso-city

2 hours and 30 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

2 hours and 50 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city


 

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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 

 


 

Amakusa Shiro Memorial Hall

 

The theme Museum shows History of Christianity in Amakusa and Shimabara Rebellion

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

of Amakusa Shiro in 1637.


 

 General information  

 

Address 977-1 Naka Oyano-cho, Kami-Amakusa-city
Access

by Car

1 hour 20 minutes from Kumamoto-city

1 hour 10 minutes from Amakusa Airport

Open hours 9:00 to 17:00
Admission fee JPY 600
Days closed December 29 to January 1

 

 Contact us   

 

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 

 


 

Tomioka Castle Ruins

 

Tomioka Castle was built in 1602, one year after Terasawa Shimanokami hirotaka came to Amakusa.

Although Amakusa ruled by proxy for Terasawa from Tomioka Castle, he revelled with his army in

the Shimabara Rebellion in 1637. After the rebellion, Yamasaki Kainokami Ieharu ruled from the castle,

and which was restored and enlarged to its present form. 

 


 

 General information  

 

Address 2245-15 Tomioka-aza-honmaru, Reihoku-cho, Amakusa-gun, Kumamoto-prefecture
Access

by Car

2 hours 40 minutes from Kumamoto-city

30 minutes from Amakusa Airport

Open hours 9:00 to 17:00
Admission fee No fee is required
Days closed No closing days

 

 Contact us   

 

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 

 


 

6 days North-East Kyushu tour

 

 Where to Explore  

 

Fukuoka → Chikugo region (AsakuraUkiha) → Okubungo (Kokonoe, Kuju, Bungo-ono

Takeda) → Yufuin → Beppu → Usa → Kunisaki Peninsula → Kitakyushu → Fukuoka  

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 Itinerary

 

 Day 1    Chikugo region  

 
The Kyuhsu’s largest Chikugo River which flows from Mount Aso through the Chikugo region
to Ariake Sea. The Kyushu’s largest Chikugo plain spreading in the Chikugo River basin,
where people live from ancient time and the various cultures have been created.
There are a lot of features here such as rural land scape, fruit fields, ancient ruins,
shrines, temples, castle town, Sake brewery, Onsen (hot spring), scrumptious local cosines, 
Japanese cultural experiences.
 

Akizuki

A former Castle town located in

northern part of Asakura-city

Asakura Triple Water Wheel

The only area in Japan to use

water wheels for irrigation

Toho VIllage

A small village located north

side of Asakura-city

Harazuru Onsen Resort

A tranquil Onsen located on

the banks of Chikugo River

Ukiha Inari Shrine

Breath taking beautiful scenery

harmonizes with the Shrine

Shirakabe Avenue

Time-honored scenery, back to

100 years ago

 

 

Schedule

Arrive at Fukuoka
Travel to Chikugo region

Exploring Toho Village and Asakura

Lunch at Featured restaurant Shirakabe

Exploring Shirakabe avenue  

Visit Sake brewery

Stay at Harazuru Onsen Resort 

 


 

 Day 2     Okubungo  

 

Nature-blessed region at Ono River basin and the northern part is surrounded by Aso & Kuju Mountains

Okubungo region is located in south-east side of Oita prefecture, and consists of Takada, Kuju, 

Bungo-ono, Kusu and Kokonoe.

 

Kuju kogen Plateau

A magnificent and beautiful

scenery of Kuju plateau

 Handa kogen Plateau

 Yamanami Highway, best

driving route enjoy Nature     

Kokonoe Yume Otsurihashi

Japan’s longest pedestrian

suspension bridge, world’s 2nd 

Nagayu Onsen Resort

known as one of the world’s top carbonate spring

Harajiri Water falls

Flows furiously down a cliff and 

creates the Falls

Oka Castle Ruins

Great Castle wall construction,  magnificent view from the to


 

Schedule 

Travel to Okubungo    

Kokonoe Yume Otsutihashi

lunch : local cuisine such as Dangojiru

Exloring Kuju

Harajiri Waterfall, Oka Castle Ruin

Stay at Nagayu Onsen Resort 

 


 

 Day 3     Yufuin & Beppu

 

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. 

 

Mount Yufu

 Gentle mount Yufu can be seen

 graceful Onsen Resort

Yufuin Station Street

 In front of JR Yufuin Station
 a elegant street appear

Yunotsubo Avenue

 70 shops, gift shops, galleries

curiosity items shops, cafes   

Shitan-yu

The old public outdoor mixed

bath with a thatched

Kinrinko lake

The landmark in Yufuin, hot

water gushes from the bottom 

Yufuin Floral Village

Reproduced the townscape of

the Cotswold region in England


 

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

Japan’s largest hot water yield

Onsen facing to Bappu bay

 Myoban Onsen

The highest place Onsen district,

many old style public bathes

 Kannawa Onsen

 One of the most popular Onsen

 district in Beppu

 Hell tour

Collection of hot spring,the water

bubbles forth from underground

Foot bath

Bathing can be enjoy without 

take all clothing off

Mount Takasaki

 About 1700 wild Japanese

monkey are living


 

Schedule

Travel to Yufuin

Exploring Yufuin  

Travel to Beppu

Exploring Beppu 

Stay in Beppu
     

 

 Day 4    Usa & Kunisaki Peninsula

 

Usa 

Located at the base of Kunisaki peninsula and spreading around Usa Shrine.

Since ancient time the Kunisaki peninsula has been home of Kyushu’s prominent Usa Shrine,

influencing the surrounding hills and valleys with Buddhist culture. Although this is a Shinto shrine,

it has long been holy ground to both Shinto and Buddhist activities, and the Kunisaki Mountains 

and valleys were often chosen by monks as practice ground for meditation.

 

Usa Shrine

One of the most beautiful Shrine in Japan, and is the head shrine of Hachiman

Shrine that is composed 44,000 shrines that dedicated to the Hachiman Deity.

Torii Gate, the entrance to the

Shrine compound

 

 Approach to Shrine, through

the sacred area

 Usa Shrine main building, Emperor Ojin, deified as deity


 

Kunisaki peninsula

Began to develope 1,300 years ago as a sacred religions goround influenced by mountain and nature worship, Buddhism, and Usa shrine rising in the region. 

Here remains in Bungo-takada city the historical background for “home of prayer” consecrating a mass

the Shinto deity, Buddha, and ancestral spirit. And one of major industry is agriculture and entire area of 

Kunisaki peninsula including Usa are listed on the World Agricultural Heritage.

 

Showano machi

One of worthwhile place to visit 

in Kunisaki Peninsula

Fuki-ji Temple

The oldest wooden structure

in Kyushu

Kumano magaibutsu

Hewn in a rock Mt. Tahara, two 

largest Buddhist stone carvings

Nagasaki-bana cape

The resort park features a beach, restaurant and more

Shiitake mushroomsShiitake mushrooms cultivatedrtificially in the forest

Futago-ji Temple

A prominent temple with a history

of more than 1300 years

World Agricultural Heritage

Once considered the most

important estate of Usa Shrine

Maki Odo

The temple houses nine

Buddhists images

Lover’s Road

A marriage monument at

Awashima Park


 

Alternative route

Nakatshu & Yabakei  

A small city on the north coast of Oita-prefecture, just east of its border

with Fukuoka-prefecture.

 Nakatsu Castle

Built in 1588 on the estuary of

Nakatsu river

Yabakei

The approximately 1 km high monolithic rockey mountain

Maple Yaba Cycling Road

Cycling road built on the site of

the old Yabakei Railroad


 

Schedule

Trensfer to Usa

Visit Usa Shrine

Explore Kunisaki Peninsula

Transfer to Kitakyushu

Stay in Kitakyushu

 


 

 Day  5    Kitakyushu

 

Kitakyushu 

The Industrial Innovation city with many different fascinating feature.

Kitakyushu offers amazing possibilities for tourism and travel with a combination of spectacular

scenery, rich cultural experiences as well as learning possibilities through Study tours based on

the environmental and industrial themes.

Kokura Castle

Kitakyushu’s land mark, walking

distance of Kokura Stations

 Uomachi Shopping arcade

Down town shopping street,

various shops, restaurants, bars

 Hiraodai Karst Plateau

One of the three largest karst

plateau in Japan 

 Kanmon-kyo Bridge

The suspended bridge crossing the Kanmon Straits

 Mojiko Retro

The exotic district, former trading port coal and other products

 Kanmon Pedstrian Tunnel

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

 World Heritage

Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial

Revolution

 Higashida district

The birth place of Steel making

Industry in Japan 

Mount Sarakura

The most dynamic night view

in the world


 
Schedule

Explore Kitakyushu

Where to visit
Kokura Caltle, Mojiko-retro, Konamon Pedstrian tunnelHigashida,  Mt. Sarakura  

Industrial tour can be arranged as an alternative

Toyota, TOTO, Nippon Steel and Sumitomo Metal, Yaskawa Electric

lunch at Mojiko Retro or Karato Fish Market in Shimonoseki
Travel to Fukuoka 

Dinner : we will recommend for your best one from lot of choices 
Stay at Fukuoka,  Western style Hotel

 


 

 Day 6  Fukuoka-city 

 

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.

 

JR Hakata Station

The largest and busiest JR train

station in Kyushu

Sea Side Momochi

The water-front resort area JR

Hakata Station and Tenjin

Tenjin

The biggest shopping district

in Kyushu 

Fukuoka City tour bus

Fukuoka Open top bus tour,

three courses for journey

Fukuoka Tower

Japan’s highest coastal tower,

magnificent view from the top

Tochoji Temple

The oldest temple of the

Shingon sect in Japan

 Kushida Shrine

Hakata Gion Yamagasa Festival

is held in the shrine 

Kawabata Shopping Arcade

400 m down town street,

100 shops and restaurants

Nakasu

One of the largest entertainment

district in western Japan

 


 
 How to make your customized tour  

 

1. Enquiry

 The tours we are offering are customized for private travel accordance with your preferences

 and date,  click the   Enquiry Form   to tell us what you are looking for.

 

2. Proposal

・Preliminary quotation which is guide line of the tour price as per the Enquiry.

・Basic suggested itinerary will be provided.

 

3. Clarifications

 All the tour conditions are to be clarified including the grade & type of accommodations,

 transportation, visiting placed, meals and other excursions, in order to meet your requirements

 and budget.

 

4. Final proposal

 The quotation and itinerary are provided based on the Clarification.

 

5. Make an agreement 

 The agreement for proceeding the customized tour is conducted.

 

6. Enjoy the customized journey 

  All the arrangement are made as per the agreement and operated the tour in

  accordance with the plan

 

Price of the tour

The price is customized based on travel date, number of participants, hotel choices,

transportations, and other custom preferences.

 


 

 

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 

 


 

7 days Central Kyushu tour

 

 Where to Explore  

 

Amakusa → Kumamoto → Aso → Takachiho → Kuju → Kokonoe → Yufuin

Asakura → Akizuki → Ukiha → Fukuoka



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 Itinerary

 

 Day 1   Amakusa

 

Amakusa

An archipelago located west side of Kumamoto, beautiful landscape, seafood and 

local delicacies and marine activities can be enjoyed.

Amakusa are connected to Shimabara by the Ferry and to Kumamoto by the bridges.

 

 Amakusa

9 inhabited islands & numerous 

islands floating on a tranquil sea

Amakusa Gokyu / Pearl line

Main islands are connected with

Amakusa Five bridge, Pearl line

World Heritage SIte

Hidden Cristian site of Oe

Cathesral and Sakitsu Village

Tomioka Castle Ruins

The Castle in Amakusa Island

built in 1605

Amakusa Cruise

One of the most exciting

exprience in Amakusa

Amakusa Onsen

There are two Onsen,

Matsushima and Shimoda


 

Schedule

Arrive at Fukuoka 
Travel to Amakusa
Explore Amakusa Islans

Stay at Amakusa Onsen

 


 

 Day 2    Kumamoto

 

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 Woods and Fresh Water.” 

 

Kumamoto

The third most populous city in

Kyushu, called city of the forest

Kumamoto Castle

 One of Japan’s three great

 Castle, built in 1600

After the Earthquake

 Under restoration work, can be 

 visited from the outside

Suizenji-koen Park  Imitated the beautiful scenery 

 of Japan

Shimo-tori Shopping Street 

The largest shopping district in Kumamoto-prefecture

Kumamoto City Tram

Main destinations are connected from JR Kumamoto Station


 

Schedule

Travel to Kumamoto
Travel to Kumamoto

Explore Kumamoto :  Kumamoto Castle, Suizenji-koen Park

Stay at Kumamoto

 


 

 Day 3  Aso 

 

Aso, the world’s largest caldera and the active volcano give a lot of excitements and numerous

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

and local cuisines.

Aso

Enjoy numerous unforgettable

experiences in the rural area

Daikanbo

The perfect spot view of Aso

region, Caldera & Mount Aso 

Kusaseri-ga-hama

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

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

Aso Shrine

One of the oldest and most

prominent shrines in Japan

Kurokawa Onsen

The best places to enjoy the

atmosphere of real Japan

Nabegataki Waterfalls

Very unique waterfalls, can be

climbed behind the falls


 

Schedule

Explore Aso :  Daikanbo, Kusasenri-ga-hama, Mt. Aso, Aso shrine 
Stay at Kurokawa Onsen, Japanese style accommodation, Ryokan 
Local cuisine can be enjoyed at Ryokan’s dinner

 


 

 Day 4    Takachiho 

 

Takachiho is located in the center of the Kyushu mountain area where about 40km away from

Aso and is steeped in Japanese mythology.

 

Takachiho Gorge

The narrow chasm cut through the rock by the Gokase RiverThe nearly sheer cliffs lining the gorge

are made of slow forming volcanic basalt columns which resemble the scales of a dragon where the

stone twisted and flowed as it formed.

Takachiho Shrine

 Located just west of the town center, is nestled in a grove of tall cedars. During the day the shrine’s 

nondescript, unpainted buildings blend in naturally with the surrounding trees. The light that filters through,

brings with it an air of calm, peaceful reverence.

Amano Iwato Shrine

Legends of Japanese mythology. In the story, Amaterasu, the Shito sun goddess, became so outraged

by her brother’s cruel pranks that she hid herself in a cave, refusing to come out and depriving the

world of her life-giving light. 


 

Schedule

Travel to Takachiho, 1 and half hours by vehicle 
Exploring Takachiho : 
  Takachiho GorgeTakachiho Shrine, Amano Iwato Shrine 

back to Kurokawa Onsen

Stay at Kurokawa Onsen

 


 

 Day 4    Okubungo & Yufuin

 

Nature-blessed region at Ono River basin and the northern part is surrounded by Aso & Kuju Mountains

Okubungo region is located in south-east side of Oita prefecture, and consists of Takada, Kuju, 

Bungo-ono, Kusu and Kokonoe.

 

Okubungo region

The region is on the way to Yufuin and Beppu from Aso, the travelling route can be proposed

as per your preference.

The area is a nature-blessed region at Ono River basin, and the northern part is surrounded by

Aso & Kuju Mountains

Kuju kogen Plateau

A magnificent and beautiful

scenery of Kuju plateau

 Handa kogen Plateau

 Yamanami Highway, best

driving route enjoy Nature     

Kokonoe Yume Otsurihashi

Japan’s longest pedestrian

suspension bridge, world’s 2nd 

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. 

Mount Yufu

 Gentle mount Yufu can be seen

 graceful Onsen Resort

Yufuin Station Street

 In front of JR Yufuin Station
 a elegant street appear

Yunotsubo Avenue

 70 shops, gift shops, galleries

curiosity items shops, cafes   

Shitan-yu

The old public outdoor mixed

bath with a thatched

Kinrinko lake

The landmark in Yufuin, hot

water gushes from the bottom 

Yufuin Floral Village

Reproduced the townscape of

the Cotswold region in England


 

Schedule

Explore Okubungo : Kokonoe yume Otsurihasi, Handa Kogen Plateau 

Exploring Yufuin
・Stay at Yufuin Onsen Resort

 


 

 Day 5   Chikugo region

 

The Kyuhsu’s largest Chikugo River which flows from Mount Aso through the Chikugo region
to Ariake Sea. The Kyushu’s largest Chikugo plain spreading in the Chikugo River basin,
where people live from ancient time and the various cultures have been created.
There are a lot of features here such as rural land scape, fruit fields, ancient ruins,
shrines, temples, castle town, Sake brewery, Onsen (hot spring), scrumptious local cosines, 
Japanese cultural experiences.

Akizuki

A former Castle town located in

northern part of Asakura-city

Asakura Triple Water Wheel

The only area in Japan to use

water wheels for irrigation

Toho VIllage

A small village located north

side of Asakura-city

Harazuru Onsen Resort

A tranquil Onsen located on

the banks of Chikugo River

Ukiha Inari Shrine

Breath taking beautiful scenery harmonizes with the Shrine

Shirakabe Avenue

Time-honored scenery, back to

100 years ago


 

Schedule

Exploring Ukiha

Exploring Asakura

Transfer to Fukuoka

Stay at Fukuoka

 


 

 Day 6   Fukuoka

 

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 bub 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.

JR Hakata Station

The largest and busiest JR train

station in Kyushu

Seaside Momochi

The water-front resort area JR

Hakata Station and Tenjin

Tenjin

The biggest shopping district

in Kyushu 

Fukuoka City tour bus

Fukuoka Open top bus tour,

three courses for journey

Fukuoka Tower

Japan’s highest coastal tower,

magnificent view from the top

Tochoji Temple

The oldest temple of the

Shingon sect in Japan

 Kushida Shrine

Hakata Gion Yamagasa Festival

is held in the shrine 

Kawabata Shopping street

400 m down town street,

100 shops and restaurants

Nakasu

One of the largest entertainment

district in western Japan


 

 How to make your customized tour  

 

1. Enquiry

 The tours we are offering are customized for private travel accordance with your preferences

 and date,  click the  Enquiry Form   to tell us what you are looking for.

 

2. Proposal

・Preliminary quotation which is guide line of the tour price as per the Enquiry.

・Basic suggested itinerary will be provided.

 

3. Clarifications

 All the tour conditions are to be clarified including the grade & type of accommodations,

 transportation, visiting placed, meals and other excursions, in order to meet your requirements

 and budget.

 

4. Final proposal

 The quotation and itinerary are provided based on the Clarification.

 

5. Make an agreement 

 The agreement for proceeding the customized tour is conducted.

 

6. Enjoy the customized journey 

  All the arrangement are made as per the agreement and operated the tour in

  accordance with the plan

 

Price of the tour

The price is customized based on travel date, number of participants, hotel choices,

transportations, and other custom preferences.

 


 

 

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