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Kyushu Travel Guide

8 days Northern & Central Kyushu tour

 

This tour explores Northern and Central Kyushu and introduced a lot of featured tourist places are

introduced.  Start and end of the tour is Fukuoka-city. There are many fascinating tourist destinations

are concentrated in this area. The tour visits 5 prefectures of the 7 prefectures of Kyushu;

Fukuoka-prefectureSaga-prefectureNagasakiprefecture,  Kumamotoprefecture , Oita-prefecture 

 

Where to Explore 

Fukuoka-city    Saga    Nagasaki   →  Unzen  → Shimabara   Kumamoto

Amakusa   → Aso   → Okubungo region   →   Yufuin → Beppu 

Kitakyushu-city    → Fukuoka-city

 


 

Tour conditions 

The tour is the private tour exclusively for your group.

・Minimum number : 4 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

・English, Chinese or Korean speaking guide is accompanied

・Chartered vehicle is utilized such as a taxi or bus as per number of person

    if you use a taxi, a foreign language (English, Chainese or Korean ) 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.

 


 

 Travelling route 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Features of the 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.

Shopping are included on the travelling route.

The following will be 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, Hell tour, Foot bath

 Japan’s three major night view of Nagasaki and Kitakyushu, Aso tourist tram, Sake brewery, Fruits picking.

Dynamic and beautiful Nature  ; Amakusa, Unzen, Aso, Okubungo, Yufuin

Onsen experience : Amakusa, Shimabara, Unzen, Obama, Aso, Kurokawa, Yufuin, Beppu

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

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

Japanese Cultural Historical sites : Nagasaki, Shimabara, Kumamoto, Aso, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-city 

 


 

 Itinerary 

 

 Day 1    Saga-prefecture

 

Itinerary

Depart Fukuoka-city

Transfer to Karatsu and visit Karatsu Castle

Transfer to Yobusko

Lunch at Yobuko : local speciality freash Squid

Transfer to Imari  and visit Okawachiyama porcelain district

Transfer to Takeo

Exploring Takeo

   Romon Gate  →  Great Camphor tree at Takeo ShrineMifuneyama-rakuen Garden  

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

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

Alternative

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

 


 

Where to explore

Saga is a prefecture in the northwestern part of Kyushu and is located next to Fukuoka-prefecture.

The north side faces Genkai Quasi-National Park with scenic coast line.

In the south, the Saga plain that is adjacent to Ariake Sea is spreading.

Karatsu Castle

Karatsu Castle is called

Dancing Crane Castle

Yobuko Asaichi

Famous for Squid and Morning Market called Asaichi

  Hado-misaki Cape

Cape of Lovers’ sanctuary,

the heart-shaped monument

Imari

The porcelain town, has 400

years history

 Arita

Arita porcelain, bright, elegant pictures drawn in porcelain. 

Takeo

The Onsen resort, has 1200

years history

Saga-city

Great contribution to the

Japanese Industrial Revolution

Kashima

Exciting experience, Sake

brewery visiting

Yutoku Inari Shrine

One of the most famous Inari

shrines in Japan


 

 Day 2    Nagasaki

 

Itinerary

Leave Hotel in Takeo

Transfer to Nagasaki

Exploring Nagasaki

  Atomic Bomb Museum  → Ground Zero → Peace Park including Peace Fountain & Peace Statue   

Lunch at China Town  or Nagaaki Wharf

Exploring Nagasaki

  Oura Cathedral  → Glover Garden  Dejima

Night view of  Mount Inasa

Stay at Nagasaki,  Western style Hotel, included breakfast

Dinner around JR Nagasaki station, local speciality Cuisines  

 


 

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.

Historical features  The following had exprienced in Nagasaki

 Natioanl isolation in Japan, Hidden Christian, Japan’s Industry modernization and Atomic bomb

Nagaaki Wharf

 Elegant international & domestic

 tourist harbour

Mount Inasa

 Breathtaking panoramic view

 of Nagasaki-city

Mount Inasa

 One of the World’s three

 beautiful night view

Glover Garden

 UNESCO World Heritage, the

 largest number of visitor here 

Peace Park

 Let’s make World Peace and

 everyone’s happiness

Path in Minamiyamate

 Various gift shops, 

 restaurants, Café lined the street

Oura Cathedral

 The most significant Church, 

  Mother Teresa and Pope visited

Dejima

 

 Only the trading port in Japan

 during Natinal isolation              

China Town

 One of the three big China

 town in Japan 


 

 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

 


 

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

 Nature, Onsen, Castle town,

 Christianity history, Gourmets.

 Shimabara Castle

 Symbol of Shimabar, almost 

 rectangular flatland castle

Samurai Houses

Even now, atmosphere in 18th 

 century is still remained    


 

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.

 Unzen

Highland Onsen Resort,

different colour create

seasonal beauty

 Nita pass

Magnificent scenery of mountain

foot area & Ariake bay              

 Unzen jigoku

 

White smoke rising from the   

ground over a wide area


 

 Day 4    Kumamoto

 

Itinerary

Leave Hotel in Unzen

Transfer from Kuchinotsu port in Minami-Shimabara to Oniike port in Amakusa by a ferry boat

Exploring  Amakusa  including Amakusa Cruise or dolphin watching

Lunch : local cuisine in Amakusa

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

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


 

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

Introduce of the old castle

town and convey the food,

history and cultural traditions 

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 biggest shopping district in

Kumamoto-prefecture

Kumamoto City Tram

Main destinations are connected

from JR Kumamoto Station


 

 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   →   Aso shrine   →  Daikanbo

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

Japanese style kaiseki dinner included lacal spesiality cuisines 

 


 

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.

Aso Tourist Tram

Enjoy the magnificent scenery

of Aso by Minami Aso Railway

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


 

 Day 6    Yufuin and Beppu  via  Okubungo region

 

 

Itinerary

Leave Hotel in Aso

Transfer to Yufuin through Okubungo

Exloring Yufuin

   Yunotsubo Avenue  → Yufuin Floral Village → Kinrinko lake

Transfer to Beppu

Lunch at Beppu ; Jigokumushi-kobo, steamed Cuisines

Exploring Beppu

  Beppu Hell tour  → Foot bath

Stay at  Beppu,  Western style Hotel, included breakfast

Dinner at Beppu Onsen town, local speciality cuisines

 


 

Where to explore

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 item 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


 

 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
Three Major Night View in Japan from Mount Sarakura is to be experienced. 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 Kitakyushu 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 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

 UNESCO World Heritage

Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial

Revolution

 Higashida district

The birth place of Steel making

Industry in Japan 

Mount Sarakura

The Three Major night view

in Japan


 

 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.

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 

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

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

hingon sect in Japan


 

Featured Kyushu Round tours  

・ 11 days Kyushu tour

・ 8 days Northern & Central Kyushu tour

・ 8 days Southern Kyushu tour

・ 6 days North-West Kyushu tour

・ 7 days Central Kyushu tour

・ 6 days North-Eest Kyushu tour

 


 

 

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

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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 

 


 

11 days Kyushu Tour

 

This tour explores throughout Kyushu and introduced a lot of featured tourist places are

introduced.  Start and end of the tour is Fukuoka-city.

 
Where to Explore 

Fukuoka-city  →  Nagasaki  → Shimabara   → Unzen  →  Kumamoto  → Amakusa 

Ibusuki    → Chiran  →  Kagoshima & Sakurajima Island   → Kirishima  

Nichinan & Miyazaki  →  Hyuga   → Takachiho   →  Aso  → Okubungo region

Yufuin   →  Beppu   → Kitakyushu-city  → Fukuoka-city

 


 

Tour conditions 

The tour is the private tour exclusively for your group.

・Minimum number : 4 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

・English, Chinese or Korean speaking guide is accompanied

・Chartered vehicle is utilized such as a taxi or bus as per number of person

    if you use a taxi, a foreign language (English, Chainese or Korean ) 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.

 


 

 Travelling route 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Features of the 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.

Shopping are included on the travelling route.

The following will be included in accordance with your requests

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

 Gunkan-jima islamd 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, Fruits picking.

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

 Takachiho, Nichinam and Hyuga,  Okubungo, Yufuin

Onsen experience : Shimabara, Unzen, Obama, Ibusuki, Aso, Kurokawa, Yufuin, Beppu

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

UNESCO World Heritage / Hidden Christian Sites: Nagasaki, Shimabara, Unzen, Amaku-sa

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

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

 


 

 Itinerary  

 

 Day 1     Nagasaki

 

Itinerary

Arrive at the Fukuoka airport

Transfer to Nagasaki-city

Atomic Bomb Museum   → Ground Zero  →   Peace Park including Peace Statue &  Peace Fountain

Lunch at China Town or Nagaaki Wharf

Oura Cathedral  → Glover Garden  → Dejima

Night view of  Mount Inasa

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

Dinner around JR Nagasaki station, local speciality Cuisines  

 


 

Where to explore

One of Must visit destination in Kyushu.  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.

Historical features  The following had exprienced in Nagasaki

 Natioanl isolation in Japan, Hidden Christian, Japan’s Industry modernization and Atomic bomb

Nagaaki Wharf

 Elegant international & domestic

 tourist harbour

Mount Inasa

 Breathtaking panoramic view

 of Nagasaki-city

Mount Inasa

 One of the World’s three

 beautiful night view


 

Glover Garden

 UNESCO World Heritage, the

 largest number of visitor here 

Peace Park

 Let’s make World Peace and

 everyone’s happiness

Path in Minamiyamate

 Various gift shops, 

 restaurants, Café lined the street


 

Oura Cathedral

 The most significant Church, 

  Mother Teresa and Pope visited

Dejima

 

 Only the trading port in Japan

 during Natinal isolation              

China Town

 One of the three big China

 town in Japan 


 

 Day 2    Shinabara & Unzen

 

Itinerary

Leave Hotel in Nagasaki

transfer to Shimabara

Shimabara Castle → Samurai Street

Lunch at  Shimabara,  local cuisine Guzoni or Rokubei

transfer to Unzen

Nita Pass → Unzen jigoku

Stay atUnzen Onsen Resort  Japanese style Hotel,  included dinner and breakfast

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

 


 

Where to explore

Shimabara

Located in the Shimabara peninsula, the 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

  Nature, Onsen, Castle town,

 Christianity history, Gourmets.

 Shimabara Castle

 Symbol of Shimabar, almost 

 rectangular flatland castle

Samurai Houses

 Even now, atmosphere in 18th 

 century is still remained    


 

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.

 Unzen

Highland Onsen Resort, different

colour create seasonal beauty

 Nita pass

Magnificent scenery of mountain foot area & Ariake bay              

 Unzen jigoku White smoke rising from the   ground over a wide area


 

 Day 3   AmakusaKumamoto

 

Itinerary

Leave Hotel in Unzen

transfer from Kuchinotsu port in Minami-Shimabara to Oniike port in Amakusa by a ferry boat

Exploring Amakusaincluding AmakusaCruise or dolphin watching

Lunch at Amakusa : local cuisine Amakusa sea food

transfer to Kumamoto

Exploring Kumamoto

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

Stay at   Kumamoto , Western style Hotel, included breakfast

Dinner at Shimo-tori Shopping Street,local speciality Cuisines

 


 

Where to explore

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


 

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

 

Appeal of the old castle town

and convey the food, history

and cultural traditions

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


 

 

 Day 4    Ibusuki & Satsuma Peninsula

 
Itinerary
Leave Hotel in Kumamoto

Transfer to Kagoshima-prefecture

Ikedako Lake

Lunch at Tosenkyo :  Somen Noddle Nagashi

Meijigura Shochu Brewery → Nishi-oyanaJR Station, the southern most JR Station in Japan

RyuguShrine   → NagasakibanaCape → enjoy the sand bath at Ibusuki

Stay at Ibusuki OnsenResort, Japanese style Hotel, included dinner and breakfast

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

 

 
Where to explore
The Satsuma Peninsula which projects south from the southwest part of Kyushu Island.

To the west lies the East China Sea, while to the east it faces the Osumi Peninsula across

Kagoshima Bay. Near the southern tip of the peninsula is the 924-metre Mount Kaimon

and the Ibusuki Hot Spring representing Kyushu.  

 

Ibusuki Onsen

It is best known for its steaming sand baths along the beach, where bathers in a yukata, 

or Japanese bathrobe

 

  Sand bath hall, changing room

  shower facilities

  Steam Sand bath facing to

  Kinko Bay

    Enjoy taking Steam Sand

   bath


 

 Ikeda-ko Lake

 The legendary monster “Isshi” 

purported to live in the lake

Somen Noodel Nagashi

 Serving cold Somen noodle,

 swim in the revloving container

Meiji-gura Shochu Brewery

  Enjoy tasting Shochu at the

  time-honored Brewery


 

 Ryugu Shrine

 A power spot of matchmaking

 and good fortune in love.

Nagasaki-bana Cape

 the southernmost point of  Satsuma peninsula

Nishi-Oyama JR Station

 The southernmost railway

 station in Japan


 

 Day 5   Chiran & Kagoshima

 

Itinerary

Leave Hotel in Ibusuki

Transfer to Chiran

Exploring  Chiran including Samurai Residence and Chiran Peace Museum   

Lunch at Chiran :  local cuisine of Kagoshima

Transfer to Kagoshima

Exploring : Kagoshima, Sengan-en Garden and Shoko Shuseikan

Exloring Sakurajima Island

Stay at Kirishima , Western style Hotel, included breakfast

Dinner at Kagoshima-city, local speciality Cuisines

 


 

Where to explore

Chiran

Samurai Residence were built about 250 years ago. Their gardens are beautiful

desighned, with Mt. Hahaga-dake as the background.

Chiran Peace Museum for the Kamikaze Pilots exhibits precious materials such as pictures,

letters, wills, articles and memontos of the 1,036 Kamikaze pilots based in Chiran

The beautul gardens at residence shows the history.

Samurai Residence

Time back to 200 years ago,

800m long street and residences

Samurai Residence

The beautul gardens at

residence shows the history

Chiran Peace Museum

The museum is located at

former Chiran zero-sen airbase


 

Kagoshima & Sakurajima Island

Kagoshima-city is the southernmost major city in Kyushu which can see Sakura-jima Island

which raises the smoke across the Kagoshima Bay. 

Kagoshima prospered in the Edo period as a castle town.

Sengan-en Garden

 The time-honored Japanese

 garden made by Shimazu lord

Shimazu family residence

  Renown Shimazu feudal lord’s

  house in Sengan-en      

Shoko Shuseikan

  World Heritage, Meiji Japan’s

  Industrial Revolution        


 

Sakurajima

 Still active volcano, the

 dynamic rising white smoke

Yunohira Observatory

 The highest observatory, 360

 degree panoramic view     

Arimura Lava Observatory

 The Oservatory fomed by

  lava with 1km path               

 


 

 Day 6    Kirishima &Nishinan & Miyazaki

 

Itinerary

Leave Hotel in Kirishima Onsen Resort 
Visit Krishima jingu Shrine

Transfer to Nichinan

Exploring Nichinan and Miyazakii : to be selected three places where you want to visit

Toi Cape → Udo Shrine → Obi Castle Ruins → Nichinan Coast ; Horikiri Pass 

Miyazaki Shrine

Stay at Miyazaki, Western style Hotel, included breakfast

Dinner at Miyazaki-city, local speciality Cuisines

 


 

Where to explore

Kirishima

Located in the northeastern part of Kagoshima and is the entrance to the Kirishima

district of Kirishima Yaku National Park. 

Kirishima Shrine

Constructed in 1715, at the

Kirishima mountain foot           

Shrine main building

 One of the most beautiful

 Shrine in Kyushu

Kirishima Onsen

 High land Onsen Resort at

 the mountain foot of Kirishima


 

Nishinan & Miyazaki

Facing the Pacific Ocean with a beautiful coastline contains placed of natural beauty, 

like Aoshima and Toi-misaki Cape.

 

Toi Cape

Wlild horses are living on the

gentle hills at Cape

Udo Shrine

 Exciting Shine,  located the cave

of the cliff side,the Pacific Ocean

Obi Castle Ruins

 The dynamic Castle, moss-covered stone walls


 

Sun Messe Nichinan

 Japan’s own replica of Moai

 Statues    

Horikiri Pass

60m altitude pass, look down

at view of the Pacific Ocean

Miyazaki Shrine

The oldest and most important

shrine in the Miyazaki-city


 

 Day 7    Hyuga & Takachiho

 

Itinerary

Leave Hotel in Miyazaki

Transfer to Hyuga

Exploring Hyuga  ; Cruz Sea, Umagase and Mimitsu

transfer to Takachiho

Lunch at Takachiho ; local cuisine of Takachiho

Exploring  Takachiho  ; TakachihoGorge, TakachihoShrine and Amano Iwato Shrine

Stay at Takachiho  , Japanese style Hotel, included denner and breakfast

Japanese style kaiseki dinner included lacal spesiality cuisines

 


 

Where to explore

Hyuga

A bay city, facing the Hyuga nada Sea. The whole area along Cape Hyuga with

its many exposed rocks is designated as the Nippo-Kaigan Quasi-National Park.  Umagase at

the top of Cape Hyuga-misaki is a precipitous cliff of pillar-like rock, towering as high as 70m.

Cruz Sea

 Your Wishes come true

 Cross shaped rock her

Umagase

 Intricate waterways sandwiched

 between cliffs with 70 m high

Mimitsu

Port town, the atmosphere of

the 19th century is still remained


 

Takachiho

Located in the center of the Kyushu mountain area where about 40km away from

Aso and is steeped in Japanese mythology.

It is the supposed site of legend where Amaterasu, the Shrine Sun Goddess, disturbed by her

brother’s cruel pranks, hid herself in a cave, prompting the other gods and goddesses to try and

lure her out.

 

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. 

 


 

 Day 8   Aso

 

Itinerary

Leave Hotel in Takachiho

Transfer to Aso

Enjoy the magnificent scenery by Aso Tourist Tram

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

Exploring Aso

  Kusaenri-ga-hama  → Mount Aso → Daikanbo

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

Japanese style kaiseki dinner included lacal spesiality cuisines 

 


 

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.

Aso Tourist Tram

Enjoy the magnificent scenery

of Aso by Minami Aso Railway

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 evel. 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 placesto enjoy the atmosphere of real Japan

Nabegataki Waterfalls

Very unique waterfalls, can be

climbed behind the falls


 

 Day 9    Yufuin & Beppu  via Okubungo region

 

Itinerary

Leave Hotel in Kurokawa Onsen or Aso

Transfer to Yufuin through Okubungo

Exloring Yufuin

  Yunotsubo Avenue  → Yufuin Floral Village → Kinrinko lake

Transfer to Beppu

Lunch at Beppu ; Jigokumushi-kobo, steamed Cuisines

Exploring Beppu

   Beppu Hell tour →  Foot bath

Stay at  Beppu,  Western style Hotel, included breakfast

Dinner at Beppu Onsen town, local speciality Cuisines

 


 

Where to explore

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 item 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 ex

take all clothing off

Mount Takasaki

 About 1700 wild Japanese

monkey are living

 


 

 Day 10    Kitakyushu-city

 

Itinerary

Leave Hotel in Beppu

Transfer to Kitakyushu

Visit KukuraCastle

Lunch at Kokura : local cuisine of Kitakyushu-city

Exploring Kitakyushu-city

MjikoRetroKonamon Pedstrian tunnel → UNESCO World HeritageinHigashida district

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

Stay at  Kitakyushu-cityWestern style Hotel,included breakfast

Dinner at Kitakyushu-city, local speciality Cuisines

 


 
Where to explore
Three Major Night View in Japan from Mount Sarakura is to be experienced.
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 Kitakyushu 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 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 


 

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 fo

Kawachi Wisteria Garden

Selected as a beautiful place

of the real world 10


 

UNESCO World Heritage

Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution

Higashida district

The birth place of Steel making Industry in Japan 

Mount Sarakura

The Three Major night view

in Japan


 
 Day 11    Fukuoka-city
 
Itinerary
Leave Hotel in Kitakyushu-city

Transfer to Fukuoka-city

Exploring  Fukuoka-city

Stay in   Fukuoka-cityWestern style Hotel, includedbreakfast

Dinner at Fukuoka-city, localspeciality Cuisines

 


 

Where to explore

Fukuoka-city

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

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

 

 

Featured tours

Kyushu Round tours  

・ 11 days Kyushu tour

・ 8 days Northern & Central Kyushu tour

・ 8 days Southern Kyushu tour

・ 6 days North-West Kyushu tour

・ 7 days Central Kyushu tour

・ 6 days North-Eest Kyushu tour

 


 
 

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 

 


 

Fukuoka customized tours

 

Fukuoka-prefecture only in Japan is selected by

CNN Travel as one of the top 19 places to visit in 2019 

We offer Customized private tours in Fukuoka-prefecture, and also the following destinations 

around Fukuoka-prefecture.

Nagasaki, Shimabara, Unzen, Kumamoto, Aso,  Takachiho, Beppu,  Yufuin, Usa,

Kunisaki peninsula,  Sagaprefecture

 


 

Customized tour conditions

The tour is the Customized private tour exclusively for your group  such as friends, family, company

or any groups.

・Minimum number : 4 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

・English, Chinese or Korean speaking guide is accompanied

・Chartered vehicle is utilized such as a taxi or bus as per number of person

    if you use a taxi, a foreign language (English, Chainese or Korean ) 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.

 


 

Fukuoka-prefecture  

Fukuoka is the largest prefecture in Kyushu and has gate way from other area in Japan

and Overseas countries and the starting point of journey to any destinations in Kyushu.

The prefecture only in Japan isselected by CNN Travel as one of the top 19 places to visit in 2019 

Fukuoka one-day tour

Yanagawa & Dazaifu

one-day tour

Itoshima

one-day tour

 

Fukuoka-city is the Heart of

Kyushu. this tour introduce

historical places and local

traditionalareas.

 

Yanagawa is a Castle town with

beautiful canal facing to Ariake

bay.  Dazaifu is must visit place

in Fukuokaprefecture has

1300 years history

 

Itoshima is a resort town near

Fukuoka-city . Beautiful dynamic

Genkai Sea, seafood gourmet,

local products shopping,

Sake brewery 


 

Munakata & Fukutsu

one-day tour

Munakata, Oshiama &

Okinoshima one-day tour

Toho village, Asakura

Ukiha one-day tour

 

UNESCO World Heritage sites

in Munakata and Fukutsu.

Discover Japanese history from

ancient time

 

UNESCO World Heritage sites

in Munakata and Oshima Island.

Worship the Sacred Island

from Okinoshima Island

 

Agricultural industries spreading

in the Chikugo plain; beautiful

rural landscape, fruit picking,

Sake brewery, Onsen


 

Chikugo Yoshii & Yanagawa

Hinadoll festival tour

Yame region

one-day tour

Ukiha & Yanagawa

one-day tour

 

The Hinadoll festival is a

traditional Japanese event

that announces the arrival of

spring.

 

 

Kurume, Yame, Hoshino village

Located in the southern part of

Fukuoka-prefecture

 

Exploring the two most featured

destinations in southern part of

Fukuoka-prefecture.

Ukiha and Yanagawa 


 

Kitakyushu one-day tour

Kawachi Wisteria garden

& Kitakyushu one-day tour

Kitakyushu-city

hiking tour

 

World leading Environmental

Future city, and blessed with 

spectacular & stunning nature 

 

The tour is operated during

Kawachi Wisteria blossom period

from mid-April to mid-May

 

Abundant hiking opportunities

in the beautiful nature of

Kitakyushu-city


 

Saga-prefecture  

Saga-prefecture is located in the northern part of Kyushu and are adjacent to Fukuoka-prefecture

in the east and to Nagasaki-prefecture in the west.

The north side faces Genkai Quasi-National Park with scenic coast line. In the south, the Saga

plain that is adjacent to Ariake Sea is spreading.

Saga-city

one-day tour 

Takeo & Yutoku Inari

Shrine one-day tour

Karatsu & Yobuko

one-day tour

 

The capital of  Saga–prefecture

One of the birth place of

Japanese Industrial

modernization

 

Onsen Resort Takeo.

Yutoku is one of the most

famous Inari shrines in Japan

 

 

Karatsu is a castle town.

Yobuko is a fishing port town;

morning market and fresh

squid cuisine are famous


 

Arita & Imari

one-day tour

 

 

 

 

Arita and Imari are porelain

towns with 400 years history.

Both places have different

feature of porcelain respectively.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Nagasaki-prefecture  

Nagasaki-prefecture is located north-west side of Kyushu and borders Saga-prefecture

on the east, and is otherwise surrounded by Seas.

It also includes a large number of islands such as Tsushima and Iki. Most of the prefecture is

near the coast and there are a number of ports such as Nagasaki-city and a United States Navy

base at Sasebo-city.

Nagasaki

one-day tour

Nagasaki / UNESCO Hidden

Christian sites one-day tour

Nagasaki / UNESCO Hidden

Christian sites 3 days tour

 

Centred on Nagasaki harbour,

greatly contributed to Japan’s

modernization since

establishment of Dejima

 

To show how Christians have

been continued their faith since Christianity was propagated to

Japan

 

Introduce the Christian faith

continued even during the ban

on Christianity


 

Nagasaki / UNESCO Industrial

Revolution one-day tour       

Shimabara & Unzen

2 days tour

Sasebo & Huis Ten Bosch

one-day tour

 

The origin of Japan’s

modernization. Nagasaki

contributed for Shipbuilding

and Coal Mining

 

Main tourist destinations in

Shmabara peninsula. Shimabara

is facing Sea and has UNESCO

World Heritage sites. Unzen is a

beautiful highland Onsen Resort 

 

The town surrounded azure sea

with breathtaking 99 islands

scenery, and beautiful theme 

park Huis Ten Bosch 


 

Oita-prefecture  

Oita-prefecture is on the north-eastern section of Kyushu and is bordered by Miyazaki-prefecture

to the south, and Fukuoka-prefecture and Kumamoto-prefecture to the west.

The prefecture is a representative Onsen Resort area in Japan, and most recommended Onsen

Resorts are Beppu and Yufuin.

Yufuin & Beppu Onsen

2 days tour

Usa & Kunisaki

one-day tour 

 

 

Two major Onsen Resorts in

Oita-prefecture, Yufuin is a .

beautiful & tranqil Onsen

and Beppu is one of the most

famous Onsen in Japan

 

Tranquil country side spreading

around Usa Shrine that one of

the most beautiful shrine in

Japan

 

 

Kumamoto & Miyazaki-prefecture  

Located in the center of Kyushu, Mount Aso, an extensive active volcano, is in the east of

Kumamoto-prefecture. This volcano is located at the center of the Aso caldera.

Kumamoto, Aso

Takachiho 3 days tour

Takachiho

one-day tour

Amakusa / UNESCO Hidden

Christian sites 2 days tour

 

Major toursit destination in

Central Kyushu; Kumamoto–city

Aso and Takachiho

 

Takachiho offers the dynamic 

nature of Takachiho Gorge, and

the roots of Japanese culture in

the birth place of Japanese

mythology

 

Introduce Japanese Christianity

history of continuing faith while

coexisting with Japanese

traditional religion


 

Aso & Takachiho 

Dynamic Nature 2 day tour

   

 

The large scale of the Dynamic

Nature which cannot be seen

in no other area in Japan.

   

 

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.



 

 

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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Kumamoto-prefecture travel guide

 

Kumamoto-prefecture is in the center of Kyushu, It is bordered by the Ariake inland sea

and the Amakusa archipelago to the west, Fukuoka-prefecture and Oita-prefecture to

the north, Miyazaki-prefecture to the east, and Kagoshima-prefecture to the south.

The catital of Kumamoto-prefecture is Kumamoto-city.

Mount Aso, an extensive active volcano, is in the east of Kumamoto-prefecture.

This volcano is located at the center of the Aso caldera.

 


 

 Location of Kumamoto-prefecture

     

 


 

Where to explore

Kumamoto-city

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.


 

Aso

One of the must visit tourist destination in Kyushu.

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.


 

Kurokawa Onsen

One of the most popular hot spring resort, 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.


 

Amakusa

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 Nationattl Park

along with UnzenIt provides ideal spots for viewing the saw-toothed coast line of

Amakusa and the small islands scattered across the sea.

And there are UNESCO World Heritages of Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region


 

Hotoyoshi

Located in the northern part of Kumamoto along Kuma-gawa River. Hitoyoshi is a
castle town once prosperous as a river port, and boasts the ruins of the Hitoyoshi castle
and Hitoyoshi Onsen. The most exiting thing in Hitoyoshi is Kumasawa-kudari that is
riding on a boat maneuvered by a master polar down the Kuma-gawa River, one of
the three fast streams in Japan.
 

 

Minamata

Located in Kumamoto Prefecture, It is on the west coast of Kyushu and faces

Amakusa islands. There are two Onsen resorts ; Yunotsuru Onsen located along

the Yuide River in the mountains and called Mountain Onsen and

Yunoko Onsen faces Yatsushiro Sea and called Ocean Onsen.


 

Featured tours  

Kumamoto-prefecture  &  Miyazaki-prefecture

・ Kumamoto, Aso and Takachiho 3 days tour

Aso and Takachiho / Dynamic nature 2 days tour    

・ Takachiho one-day tour

Amakusa / UNESCO Hidden Christian sites 2 days tour

Kyushu Round tours

・ 11 days Kyushu tour

・ 8 days Northern & Central Kyushu tour

・ 8 days Southern Kyushu tour

・ 6 days North-West Kyushu tour

・ 7 days Central Kyushu tour

・ 6 days North-Eest Kyushu tour

 


 

 

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 

 


 

Amakusa travel guide

 

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 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.


 

World Heritage of Hidden Chrisrian Sites and related site  

Oe Cathedral / UNESCO 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  / 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


 

Featured tours

Kumamoto-prefecture   &   Miyazaki-prefecture 

・ Kumamoto, Aso and Takachiho 3 days tour

Aso and Takachiho / Dynamic nature 2 days tour    

・ Takachiho one-day tour

Amakusa / UNESCO Hidden Christian sites 2 days tour

Kyushu Round tours

・ 11 days Kyushu tour

・ 8 days Northern & Central Kyushu tour

・ 8 days Southern Kyushu tour

・ 6 days North-West Kyushu tour

・ 7 days Central Kyushu tour

・ 6 days North-Eest Kyushu tour

 


 

 

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 

 


 

Nagasaki UNESCO Hidden Christian sites 3 days tour

 

Congratulations on UNESCO’s World Heritage registration

Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region

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.

Hidden Christian Sites 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.

 

The tour introduces how Christians have been continued their faith since Christianity was

propagated to Japan, by visiting Hidden Christian sites in Nagasaki-city, Shimabara and Unzen.

 


 

 Location of Nagasaki-prefecture

   

 


 

Tour conditions

The tour is the private tour exclusively for your group.

・Minimum number : 4 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

・English, Chinese or Korean speaking guide is accompanied

・Chartered vehicle is utilized such as a taxi or bus as per number of person

    if you use a taxi, a foreign language (English, Chainese or Korean ) speaking driver

    can be arranged.    

 


 

Itinerary

Day 1  

Depart  Fukuoka-city

transfer to Nagasaki-city 

Visit tourist attaraction in Nagasaki-city

Stay at Nagasaki-city

 

Day 2

Visit tourist attaraction in Nagasaki-city

Transfer to Unzen

Visit tourist attaraction in Unzen

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 Fukuoka-city

 


 

Where to visit  

 

 Day 1  

 

Depart  Fukuoka-city

transfer to Nagasaki-city

Sotome areaMartyrdom of 26 Saints of JapanOura Cathedral

Glover Garden → Mount Inasa

Stay at Nagasakicity

 


 

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  
 

Peace Park → Ground Zero  → Urakami Cathedral

Transfer to Unzen

Visit Nita Pass  → Unzen Jigoku

Stay at Unzen

 


 

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  

 

Transfer to Minami Shimabara

Harajo Castle ruins ;  Battle field of Shimabara Rebellion

Shimabara Castle

Transfer to Fukuoka-city

Arriva at  Fukuoka-city

 


 

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. 

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


 

Featured tours  

Hidden Christian sites

・ Nagasaki / UNESCO Hidden Christian sites one-day tour

・ Nagasaki / UNESCO Hidden Christian sites 3 days tour

Amakusa / UNESCO Hidden Christian sites 2 days tour

Nagasaki-prefecture

・ Nagasaki one-day tour

・ Nagasaki / UNESCO Industrial Revolution one-day tour       

・ Shimabara & Unzen 2 days tour

・ Sasebo & Huis Ten Bosch one-day tour

Kyushu Round tours

・ 11 days Kyushu tour

・ 8 days Northern & Central Kyushu tour

・ 8 days Southern Kyushu tour

・ 6 days North-West Kyushu tour

・ 7 days Central Kyushu tour

・ 6 days North-Eest Kyushu tour

 


 

 

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 

 


 

Amakusa / UNESCO Hidden Christian sites 2 days tour

 

Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region 

has been registered on  UNESCO World Heritage in 2018

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.

Hidden Christian Site in NagasakiShimabara and Amakusa 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.

 

Amakusa is the birthplace of Amakusa Shiro who was the leader of Shimabara

Rebellion occurred in Shimabara in 1637.

And there are two World Heritage sites in AmakusaOe Cathedral and Sakitsu Village.

 

The tour introduces how Christians have been continued their faith since Christianity was

propagated to Japan, by visiting Hidden Christian sites in Amakusa in Kumamoto-prefecture.

 


 

 Location of Amakusa

  

 

 


 

Tour conditions

The tour is the private tour exclusively for your group.

・Minimum number : 4 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

・English, Chinese or Korean speaking guide is accompanied

・Chartered vehicle is utilized such as a taxi or bus as per number of person

    if you use a taxi, a foreign language (English, Chainese or Korean ) speaking driver

    can be arranged.    

 


 

 Day 1  

 

Itinerary

8:00 Depart   Fukuoka-city

Transfer to  Amakusa via Kumamoto ( 3 hours )

Travel Amakusa Gokyo / Pearl line

Visit Amakusa Shiro Memorial Hall

Visit UNESCO World Heritage sites : Oe Cathedral , Sakitsu Village

Stay at Amakusa

 


 

Where to explore

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 Shiro Memorial Hall

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

in Harajo Castle Ruins which was a peasant uprising agaist bakufu’s persecution of Christians

under the leadership of Amakusa Shiro in 1637.


 

Oe Cathedral / UNESCO 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  / 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.


 

 Day 2  

 

Itinerary

Leave Hotel in Amakusa

Exploring Amakusa

 Tomioka Castle Ruins , Matushima area

Amakusa Cruise

Transfer to  Fukuoka-city

17:00 Arrive at Fukuoka-city

 


 

Where to explore

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. 


 

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.


 

Exploring featured sites

Sengan moutain Observatory

Ariage Octopus Street

Oppai Stone or breast stone


 

Featured tours  

Hidden Christian sites

・ Nagasaki / UNESCO Hidden Christian sites one-day tour

 Nagasaki / UNESCO Hidden Christian sites 3 days tour

Amakusa / UNESCO Hidden Christian sites 2 days tour

Kumamoto-prefecture and Miyazaki-prefecture

・ Kumamoto, Aso and Takachiho 3 days tour

Aso and Takachiho / Dynamic Nature 2 days tour    

・ Takachiho one-day tour

Kyushu Round tours

・ 11 days Kyushu tour

・ 8 days Northern & Central Kyushu tour

・ 8 days Southern Kyushu tour

・ 6 days North-West Kyushu tour

・ 7 days Central Kyushu tour

・ 6 days North-Eest Kyushu tour

 


 

 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 

 


 

UNESCO World Heritages in Kyushu

 

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 : 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 : 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


 

Featured tours related to UNESCO World Heritage Sites  

・ Kitakyushu / UNESCO Industry Revolution one-day tour          

・ Nagasaki / UNESCO Industrial Revolution one-day tour       

・ Munakata & Fukutsu / UNESCO Sacred region one-day tour  

・ Munakata, Oshiama & Okinoshima / UNESCO Sacred region one-day tour

・ Nagasaki / UNESCO Hidden Christian sites one-day tour

・ Nagasaki / UNESCO Hidden Christian sites 3 days tour

Amakusa / UNESCO Hidden Christian sites 2 days tour

 


 

 

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

 

This tour explores Central Kyushu and visit a lot of featured tourist places in

Fukuoka-prefecture,  Kumamoto-prefecture , Miyazaki-prefecture  and  Oita-prefecture

 

Where to Explore  

Fukuoka-city   → Amakusa  →  Kumamoto →  Aso  →   Takachiho  →  Kuju 

KokonoeYufuin → Asakura AkizukiUkiha →  Fukuoka-city  

 


 

Tour conditions 

The tour is the private tour exclusively for your group.

・Minimum number : 4 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

・English, Chinese or Korean speaking guide is accompanied

・Chartered vehicle is utilized such as a taxi or bus as per number of person

    if you use a taxi, a foreign language (English, Chainese or Korean ) 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.

 


 

 Travelling route 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Features of the 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.

Shopping are included on the travelling route.

The following will be included in accordance with your requests

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

 Amakusa cruise or Dolphin watching, Aso tourist tram, Sake brewery, Fruits picking.

Dynamic and beautiful Nature  ; Amakusa, Aso, Takachiho, Kuju, Kokonoe, Yufuin

Onsen experience: Nagayu, Sujiyu, Aso, Kurokawa, Yufuin

UNESCO World Heritage / Hidden Christian Sites :  Amakusa

Japanese Cultural Historical sites: Kumamoto, Takachiho, Aso, Akizuki, Ukiha, Fukuoka-city

 


 

 Itinerary  

 

 Day 1   Amakusa

 

Itinerary

Depart Fukuokacity
Transfer to Amakusa

Exploring Amakusa Gokyo / Pearl line : beautiful five bridges connects Amakusa Inlands 

Lunch : local cuisine in Amakusa

Exprience of  Amakusa Cruise or dolphin watching

Visiting the UNESCO World heritage / Hidden Christian Sites  

    Oe Cathedral   → Sakitsu Village

Stay Amakusa Onsen, Japanese style Hotel, included dinner and breakfast

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

 


 

Where to explore

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

UNESCO World Heritage

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


 

 

 Day 2    Kumamoto

 

Itinerary

Leave Hotel in Amakusa

Transfer to Kumamoto
Exploring Kumamoto 

   Sakurano-baba Josaien  included lunch →   Kumamoto Castle   → Suizenji-koen park

Stay at Kumamoto , Western style Hotel, included breakfast

Dinner at Shimo-tori Shopping Street, local speciality Cuisines

 


 

Where to explore

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” .

Sakurano-baba Josaien

Introduce of the old castle

town and convey the food,

history and cultural traditions 

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


 

 Day 3  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

Explore Aso 

   Kusasenri-ga-hama    → Mount Aso → Aso shrine  → Daikanbo

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

Japanese style kaiseki dinner included lacal spesiality cuisines 

 


 

Where to explore

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 Tourist Tram

Enjoy the magnificent scenery

of Aso by Minami Aso Railway

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


 

 Day 4    Takachiho 

 

Itinerary

Depart Hotel in Kurokawa Onsen or Onsen Resort Aso

Transfer to Takachiho
Exploring Takachiho

    Takachiho Shrine    → lunch : local cuisine in Takachiho  →  Takachiho Gorge  →  Amano Iwato Shrine 

back to Kurokawa Onsen or Onsen Resort Aso

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

Japanese style kaiseki dinner included lacal spesiality cuisines 

 


 

Where to explore

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. 


 

 Day 5     Okubungo & Yufuin

 

Itinerary

Leave Hotel in Kurokawa Onsen  or Onsen Resort Aso

Exploring Okubungo

   Kokonoe yume Otsurihasi  →  Handa Kogen Plateau 

Lunch at Kokonoe : local cuisine in Oita 

Transfer to Yufuin

Exploring Yufuin

  Yunotsubo Avenue  → Yufuin Floral Village →  Kinrinko lake 
Stay at Yufuin Onsen Resort, J
apanese style Hotel, included dinner and breakfast

Japanese style kaiseki dinner included lacal spesiality cuisines 

 


 

Where to explore

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


 

 Day 6    Chikugo region

 

Itinerary

Leave Hotel in  Yufuin Onsen Resort

Transfer to Ukiha

Exploring Ukiha

   Ukiha Inari Shrine   →   Shirakabe Avenue

Lunch at Ukiha ; seasonal special cuisine at featured restaurant Shirakabe

Exploring Asakura

    Asakura Triple Water Wheel  →  Yamada Weir   →   Akizuki

Transfer to Fukuoka-city

Stay at Fukuoka-city​, Western style Hotel, included breakfast

Dinner at Fukuoka-city, local speciality cuisines

 

 
Where to explore
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


 

 Day 7   Fukuoka-city

 

Itinerary

Leave Hotel

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 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


 

Featured Kyushu Round tours  

・ 11 days Kyushu tour

・ 8 days Northern & Central Kyushu tour

・ 8 days Southern Kyushu tour

・ 6 days North-West Kyushu tour

・ 7 days Central Kyushu tour

・ 6 days North-Eest Kyushu tour

 


 

 

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 

 


 

Study tours & field trips to Kyushu

 

We offer a various themes of Study tours in Kitakyushu-city including Fukuoka-city

and in Nagasaki-city

 

Reasons of Kitakyushu-city  

1. Industrial and Environmental features

Japanese industry at the end of 19th century was 200years behind. After Mathew C Perry came

to Japan in 1853, Japan’s industrial Revolution was started. Since Japan’s modern Steel Industry

operation commenced In 1901 in Kitakyushu, Japan became the world’s leading industrialized

country in only 100 years

・Birthplace of Japanese modern steel industry

・Various Industries in Japan were born here follow the Steel industry

・Many Environmental tecnologies have been developed after experienced serious environmental

    pollution problem

・Kitakyushu Asian Center for Low Carbon Society established in 2010

    for promoting carbon reduction in Asia

Selected the Environmental Future City and the Model City for Green Growth in Asia

    by OECD in 2011

・The city has been awarded the special prize of the Japan SDGs (Sustainable Development

    Goals ) awards in 2017

・World leading Solid Waste and Recycling Management

・Providing Water treatment technologies and know-how to the World

2. Geographical features

The city is blessed with spectacular & stunning natural feature and have One National Park

(Seto Inland Sea) and two Quasi-National Parks (Genkai and Kitakyushu).

Those Nature offer the Geographical and Science educational study.

3 Economical and Political features

・Cabinet designated city with 940,000 population

・Japan’s most advanced Active Aging city

 

Reasons of Nagasaki-city 

Only the trading port open gateway to Europe during Japan’s self-imposed isolation of Edo period

・Hidden Christian site, the Christian faith continued even during the ban on Christianity 

・Greatly contributed Japan’s Industrial developement for Ship building and Coal mining Industies

The Atomic Bomb was dropped in1945, and the Mayor of Nagasaki makes the “Nagasaki peace

    declaration” for the whole world on August 9 every year.

 

 


 

 What to learn  

 

We offer a various themes of Study tours, by providing the following Resources, Natures,

Humman’s history and other required things including lectures.

 

Industry, Environment, Recycling & Waste treatment   Kitakyushu-city

 

Study tour to Kitakyushu 

Kitakyushu-city offers a various Resources Study tours for Industry,  Environment,

Recycling & Waste tratment, as well as well organized proper management systems.

We can arrange the Customized Study tour in accordance with your requirement  

by the use of Study tour resources in Kitakyushu.


 
STEM Education field   Kitakyushu-city and Fukuoka-city

 

Kyushu provide a various Educational fields for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering

and Mathematics) as well as Japanese Culture, World peace and History of Christianity

Science

 

 

Learn Science, Environment,

Nature, Industry, various history

Geography

 

 

Field of science devoted to the

study of the lands, features, inhabitants, phenomena of Earth

Architectures

 

 

Various unique architectures

designed by renowned designers


 

UNESCO World Heritages and Industrial Heritages

Kitakyushu-city presents various Industrial Heritages including UNESCO World Herigate of Meiji Japan’s

Industrial Revolution.


 
Learning of World peace and Christianity    Nagasaki-city
 

World Peace

learning

 

 

Disastrous War must not be

repeated

 

Hidden Christian Sites

in Nagasaki region

 

 

UNESCO World Heritage sites

Japan’s unique practice of the

Christian faith continued even

during the ban on Christianity

 

 

 

 

 

 
 Our services  
 
We are the specialist for study tour in this field and are the member of Kitakyushu-city Environment
and Health Association.
Providing the Study tour plan

The visiting company and places are suggested in accordance with theme of learning.
And the plan and schedule is decided by discussing with Customer.

 Arrangement the tour

・Inspection of the company and technical facility
・Visiting the university and school

Visiting Municilal and Local goverment including Residents’ Association
・Provide the lectures to respond the questions and requirements

・Organize a interpreter

・the accommodation and transportation                                      

 


 

 

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 

 


 

We have a lot of experiences to offer a various themes of Study tours.

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