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We are the specialist’s for travel and tours in Kyushu, Japan
warmly welcoming customers from all over the world.

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常に旬の情報収集を行いながら、魅力あるツアーを提供しております。

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UNESCO World Heritages in Kyushu

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We have four UNESCO World Heritages in Kyushu.

Those sites are located all over Kyushu.

 Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution   registered in 2015

Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region   registered in 2018

The Sacred Island Okinoshiam and Associated site in the Munakata region  registered in 2017

Yama, Hoko, Yatai, float festivals in Japan   registered in 2016

 


 

 Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution 

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

important part in the industrialization of Japan in the Bakumatsu and Meiji periods. Location

of the site : Kitakyushu, Nakama, Saga, Omuta, Arao, Misumi, Nagasaki, Kagoshima.


 

Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region

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. Location of the sites

are Nagasaki, Shimabara, Amakusa.


 

The Sacred Island Okinoshiam and Associated site in the Munakata

The island of Okinoshima is located sougonnni in the ocean between Japan and Korea,  As even

landing on the island has been prohibited, the strict taboos have preserved archaeological ritural

sites on the island almost intact over a millennium.In three shrines of Munakata Taisha, located

in the islands of Okinshima, Oshima and Kyushu.  From Okitsu-miya Yohaisho on Oshima, we can

worship Okinoshima from afar. And Shimbaru-Nuyama Mounded Tomb Group is the evidence of

people who nurtured the tradition of worshipping the sacred island. Location of the sites are Munakata,

Fukutsu, Oshima.


 

Yama, Hoko, Yatai, float festivals in Japan  

In cities and towns throughout Japan, float festivals are held by communities annually to pray

to the gods for peace and protection from natural disasters. Location of the site : Kitakyushu,

Fukuoka, Hita, Karatsu, Yatsushiro.


 

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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

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 

 


 

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Amakusa Shiro Memorial Hall

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The museum is a Christian Pilgrimage site 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.


 

 Location of Amakusa

  

 


 

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

 

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Amakusa cruise

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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.


 


 


 


 

Dolphines watching cruise

Approximately 300 wild Dolphins live in the sea between the Shimabara Peninsula and Amakusa.

The dolphin watching cruises have become increasingly popular for all ages, especially because

it is possible to see the dolphins so close that you could almost touch them.

 

 

 Location of Amakusa

  

 


 

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


 

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.

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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 

 


 

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Sakitsu Village

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Sakitshu is a Christian Pilgrimage site and has been registered on UNESCE World Heritage

as Hidden Christian site Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region.

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.


 

 Location of Amakusa

  

 


 

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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Oe Cathedral Amakusa

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The Church is a Pilgrimage site and is the oldest Catholic Church in Amakusa and was one of

the first churches built right after the ban on Christianity was lifted. The 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.


 

 Location of Amakusa

  

 


 

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

 

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

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Amakusa travel guide

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Amakusa, is located in a southern part of Kumamoto-city, 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 Christinan Pilgrimage sites where Christian faith

continued even during the ban on Christianity, Sakitsu Village has been registered on

UNESCO World Heritage / 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.


 

Christian Pilgrimage sites  

 

Oe Cathedral 

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 / UNESCO 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


 

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 

 


 

 HOME    About us   Our Services    Terms and Conditions

 


 

Amakusa Gokyo

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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


 

 Location of Amakusa

  

 


 

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


 

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 

 


 

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Tomioka Castle Ruins

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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. 


 


 

 Location of Amakusa

  

 


 

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 

 


 

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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.

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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.

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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