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We are a specialist of Fukuoka and Kyushu tour

日本人のお客様の団体旅行と外国人のお客様のカスタマイズ旅行の専門会社です

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11 days Kyushu Tour

 

The destination Kyushu like a Treasure Chest of Japan.

 

Discover many things you never seen and never experienced before such as the unappalled

natural beauty, historical building with unique architectural hot spring, local cuisines, state-of-the-art

technologies.

 


 

Where to Explore

Fukuoka  → Nagasaki → Shimabara & Unzen  →  Kumamoto   → Ibusuki & Satsuma Peninsula

Chiran & Kagoshima & Sakurajima Island  → Kirishima & Nichinan & Miyazaki  →  Huga & Takachiho   

Aso  → Yufuin & Beppu → Kitakyushu  → Fukuoka  

 


 

Travelling route

Note

 The number in the circle indicates

  a day of travel

 

Tour condition

Start & end of the tour is Fukuoka-city

 

English speaking guide 

Local experienced and knowledgeable

guide escorts the tour

 

Chartered vehicle is utilizes

Jumbo taxi or bus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Itinerary 

 

Day 1  Nagasaki

 

Nagasaki became a center of European influences in the 16th century and flourished as a trading

port & center of Christian missionary activities. The detonation for an atomic bomb over Nagasaki 

during the World WarⅡis a dark page in the cities turbulent history. 

Now, however the city has become a center of peace, blessed with beautiful natural scenery and

eclectic mix of historical sites and architecture.

           Peace Park

            Ground Zero

           Glover Garden

               Oura Cathedral

                         Dejima

                  China Town

Schedule

Arrive at the Fukuoka airport, and English speaking guide pick you up  

Transfer to Nagasakio

Peace Park → Ground Zero → Atomic Bomb Museum

Lunch at China Town → Glover Garden  → Oura Cathedral  → Dejima

Stay at Nagasaki

 


 

Day 2  Shinabara & Unzen

Shimabara

The city located on the north-eastern tip of Shimabara Peninsula, facing Ariake Bay 

in the east and Mt. Unzen including Mt. Fugen. 

 

              Shimabara Castle

              Samurai Street

              Shimabara Port

Unzen 

The beautiful mountain and Onsen resort, and was the first area to be designated as a National 

Park in Japan.  Whether you are taking in the stunning  panoramic views from top one of the many

peaks including Nita-toge Pass or looking up these volcanic mountains or Fugen, you will marvel 

at the spectacular scenery.

              Unzen jigoku

              Mt. Fugen

            Unzen Onsen Resort

Schedule

 

transfer to Shimabara

Shimabara Castle → Samurai Street

Lunch at Shimabara, local cuisine Guzoni

transfer to Unzen

Nita Pass → Unzen jigoku

Stay at Unzen Onsen Resort

 


 
Day 3  Kumamoto

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.

          Kato Kiyomasa Statue      Shimo-tori Shopping Street                       Street Tram 

 

                Kumamoto Castle

               Castle Tower            Suizenji-koen Park
Schedule

transfer from Shmabara to Kumamoto by a ferry boat

Kumamoto Castle

Suizenji-koen Park

Explore Shimo-tori Shopping Street

Stay at Kumamoto

 

 

Day 4 Ibusuki & Satsuma Peninsula

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.  

                Ikeda-ko Lake            Somen Noodel Nagashi       Meijigura Shochu Brewery

 

            Ryugu Shrine

           Nagasakibana Cape       Nishi-oyama JR Station
          Sand bath hall                      Kinko Bay               Steam Sand bath

Schedule

Transfer to kagoshima prefecture

Ikedako Lake →  Somen Noddle Nagashi

Meijigura Shochu Brewery

Nishi-oyana JR Station, the southern most JR Station in Japan

Ryukyu Shrine → Nagasakibana Cape

Stay at Ibusuki

 


 

Day 5  Chiran & Kagoshima & Sakurajima Island

Chiran

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

             Samurai Residence

              Samurai Residence

            Chiran Peace Museum

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         Shimazu family residence            Shoko Shuseikan

        Smoke from Sakurajima

        Yunohira Observatory              Lava in Sakurajima  

Schedule

Transfer to Chiran

Exploring Chiran 

Kagoshima, Sengan-en Garden and Shoko Shuseikan

Exloring Sakurajima Island

Stay at Kirishima

 


 

Day 6  Kirishima & Nishinan & Miyazaki

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

district of Kirishima Yaku National Park. 

               Kirishima Shrine

     Kirishima Shrine main building

 

               Gardian deity

Nishinan & Miyazaki are facing the Pacific Ocean with a beautiful coastline contains placed of 

natural beauty, like Aoshima and Toi-misaki Cape.

                     Toi Cape

                    Udo Shrine

             Obi Castle Ruins
         Sun Messe Nichinan

                Horikiri Pass

             Miyazaki Shrine

Schedule

Leave Hotel in Kirishima Onsen Resort 
Krishima jingu Shrine   

Toi Cape

Udo Shrine

Obi Castle Ruins

Nichinan Coast, Horikiri Pass ,

Miyazaki Shrine

Stay at Miyazaki, Western style Hotel, breakfast included

 


 

Day 7  Huga & Takachiho

Hyuga is 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.

             Cruss Sea

                   Umagase

                        Bibitsu

Takachiho is 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         Takachiho Gorge                           Takachiho Gorge            
            Takachiho Shrine             Amano Iwato Shrine            Amano Iwato Shrine

Schedule

Transfer to Huga

Exploring Huga; Cruss Sea, Umagase and Bibitsu

transfer to Takachiho

Exploring Takachiho ; Takachiho Gorge, Takachiho Shrine and Amano Iwato Shrine

Stay at Takachiho

 


 

Day 8  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.

                Daikanbo

                     Komezuka

          Kusasenri-ga-hama

 Mt. Aso, Nakadake

             Around the Crater

 

         Look down the Crater

 

                  The Crater

Schedule

Transfer to Aso region

Kusaenri-ga-hama

Mt. Aso, Nakadake

Daikanbo

Stay at Aso

 


 

Day 9  Yufuin & Beppu

Yufuin is a beautiful and quietly rustic Onsen resort where one of the most popular among 

ladies and International tourist visits to here are increasing. 

         Yufuin Station Street

                Linrinko lake

        Yufuin Floral Village

Beppu is 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

            Umi-jigoku hell

          Chinoike-jigoku hell

                     Foot bath

Schedule

Transfer to Yufuin

Exloring Yufuin

trensfer to Beppu

Beppu Hell tour → enjoy foot bath

Stay at Beppu

 


 

Day 10 Kitakyushu

Kitakyushu is the Industrial Innovation city with many different fascinating feature.  

The city is blessed with spectacular & stunning natural feature. 

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

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

the environmental and industrial themes.

           Kokura Castle

            Hiraodai Karst Plateau

                   Mojiko 

  World Heritage, Former Head

  Office of Imperial Steel

                  Mt. Sarakura

   Hogashida No.1

   Blast Furnace

Schedule

Transfer to Kitakyushu

Mt, Sarakura

Kukura Castle → lunch at Kokura

Mjiko Retro and Kanmo Strait

Stay at Kitakyushu

 


 
Day 11 Fukuoka

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

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

the nation’s fourth largest economic zone. 

In other words, Fukuoka-city is the heart of Kyushu against various things,

such as food culture, shopping, entertainment, economy and international business.

     
 

     

 
  You can contact us by e-mail at info@japan-kyushu-tourist.com
We would also love to chat about your travel plans on the phone,
so why not give our office a call.  ☎ +81-93-521-8897
 

Okubungo (奥豊後)

 

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

Takada including area, Bungo-ono, Kusu included Kokonoe.

 


 

Explore in Takeda and Kuju

 

Oka Castle Ruin 

Although once impenetrable with its high cliffs, today there is little that remains of Oka Castle


 

Nagayu Onsen resort

The hot spring is known as one of the world’s top carbonate spring.

     

 

 

Kuju area

Kuju Flower Park    Kuju Winery Bungo Beef 


 

Exploring Kusu inscuding Kokonoe

 

Kokonoe Yume Otsutihasi

Japan’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge with the 390 meter long, lovated at 777 meter

above sea level.


 

Sujiyu Onsen Resort

Nature-rich and quiet Onsen Resort located at the foot of the Mount Waita.

It takes about one hour to Yufuin by car.


 

Handa kogen Plateau

It belongs to Aso Kuju National Park, located in the southern part of Kokonoe-cho, Kusu-gun,.

Altitude is 800 to 1,200 m. By the opening of the Yamanami Highway in 1964, the area became

a nice sightseeing spot connected to Beppu Onsen and Yufuin in the north and Aso in the south.


 

Explore in Bungo-ono and Ogata

 

Harajiri Waterfall

In the Ogata River, running through the center of the Ogata plain in Oita Prefecture

 

 

Ogata-machi


 

Okubungo Ogata-so

Densyokan Building Kinu-san Clay doll Kinu-san Clay doll

 

Kiyokawa

Michino-eki, local shopping center Chindano-taki Water Fall Chindano-taki Water Fall

 


 

               Location of Okubungo

 

Yufuin (湯布院)

 

Yufuin is a beautiful and quietly rustic Onsen Resort where one of the

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

Yufuin is located near Beppu in a green valley beneath the spectacular

Mt. Yufu, a short walk from the town center will take you to a mix of paddy fields,

housing and unmarked Ryokan, with the old temple thrown in.


 

 

Explore Yufuin

 

Kinrinko lake

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

steam rises from its surface on a cold day.  The lake is located at the end of the town’s main

walking route, about a kilometer and a half from the Yufuin station


 

Shitan-yu

The old public outdoor bath with a thatched roof beside Kinrinko lake in Yufuin.
The bathing here is mixed, as baths often were before the arrival, during the Meiji period

( 1869 – 1912). 


 

Yufuin Floral Village


 

Wander about the street


 


 

Kamenoi Besso,  a featured accommodation around Kinrinko lake

 


 

               Location of Yufuin

8 days Northern Kyushu

 

Where to Explore

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fukuoka → Saga → Nagasaki → Unzen → Shabara → Kumamoto → Aso

Yufuin → Beppu → Kitakyushu → Fukuoka

 


 

Itinerary

 

Day 1  Saga

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

From Fukuoka-city many places can be traveled in a day.

           Karatsu

           Yobuko

          Imari


             Kashima

 

               Takeo

             Saga


 

Schedule

Arrive at Fukuoka

Karatsu → Yobuko → Imari → Kashima →  Takeo

Stay at Takeo

 


 

Day 2 Nagasaki

Nagasaki became a center of European influences in the 16th century and flourished as a trading

port & center of Christian missionary activities. The detonation for an atomic bomb over Nagasaki 

during the World WarⅡis a dark page in the cities turbulent history. 

Now, however the city has become a center of peace, blessed with beautiful natural scenery and

eclectic mix of historical sites and architecture.

            Peace Park 

              Ground Zero 

       Glover Garden 


 

                  Oura Cathedral

                      Dejima

              China Town


 

Schedule

Transfer to Nagasakio

Peace Park → Ground Zero → Atomic Bomb Museum

Lunch at China Town → Glover Garden  → Oura Cathedral  → Dejima

Stay at Nagasaki

 


 

Day 3  Shimabara and Unzen

 

Shimabara

The city located on the north-eastern tip of Shimabara Peninsula, facing Ariake Bay 

in the east and Mt. Unzen including Mt. Fugen. 

         Shimabara Castle

              Samurai Street

                    Shimabara Port


 

Unzen 

The beautiful mountain and Onsen resort, and was the first area to be designated as a National 

Park in Japan.  Whether you are taking in the stunning  panoramic views from top one of the many peaks including Nita-toge Pass or looking up these volcanic mountains or Fugen, you will marvel at the 

spectacular scenery.

          Unzen jigoku

           Mt. Fugen

            Unzen Onsen Resort 

 

Schedule

transfer to Shimabara

Shimabara Castle → Samurai Street

Lunch at Shimabara, local cuisine Guzoni

transfer to Unzen

Nita Pass → Unzen jigoku

Stay at Unzen Onsen Resort

 


 

Day 4 Kumamoto

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.

         Kato Kiyomasa Statue        Shimo-tori Shopping Street         Street Tram

 

           Kumamoto Castle

               Castle Tower

      Suizenji-koen Park


 

Schedule

transfer from Shmabara to Kumamoto by a ferry boat

Kumamoto Castle

Suizenji-koen Park

trensfer to Aso

Stay at Aso

 


 

Day 5 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.

                Daikanbo                 Kome zuka               Kusasenri-ga-hama

 

Mt. Aso, Nakadake

 

          Around the Crater

             Look down the Crater                       The Crater

 

Schedule

Daikanbo

Kusaenri-ga-hama

Mt. Aso, Nakadake

transfer to Yufuin via Yamanami highway

Stay at Yufuin


 

 

Day 6 Yufuin and Beppu

 

Yufuin is a beautiful and quietly rustic Onsen resort where one of the most popular among 

ladies and International tourist visits to here are increasing. 

 

              Yufuin Station Street

              Kinrinko lake

        Yufuin Floral Village


 

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

                Foot bath

             Umi-jigoku hell

         Chinoeke-jigoku hell


 

Schedule

Exloring Yufuin

trensfer to Beppu

Beppu Hell tour → enjoy foot bath

Stay at Beppu

 


 

Day 7 Kitakyushu

Kitakyushu is the Industrial Innovation city with many different fascinating feature.  

The city is blessed with spectacular & stunning natural feature. 

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

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

the environmental and industrial themes.

           Kokura Castle

                Mt. Sarakura

         Kankon-kyo bridge


 

        Hiraodai Karst Plateau

 World Heritage, Former Head

 Office of Imperial Steel

 Higashida No.1 Blast Furnace     


 

Schedule

transfer to Kitakyushu

Mt, Sarakura

Kukura Castle → lunch at Kokura

Mjiko Retro and Kanmo Strait

Stay at Kitakyushu

 


 

Day 8 Fukuoka

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

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

the nation’s fourth largest economic zone. 

In other words, Fukuoka-city is the heart of Kyushu against various things,

such as food culture, shopping, entertainment, economy and international business.

           Sea Side Momochi                  Fukuoka tour Bas                Fukuoka towe

 

          Marin World                        Nakasu           Food Stall, Yatai

 

Schedule

transfer to Fukuoka

Exploring Fukuoka

Stay at Fukuoka

 


 

Make an Enquiry  

  You can contact us by e-mail at info@japan-kyushu-tourist.com
We would also love to chat about your travel plans on the phone,
so why not give our office a call.  ☎ +81-93-521-8897

 

 

 

 

 

 

JR Hakata Station

 

Hakata Station is a major railway station in Fukuoka-city, Japan. It is the largest and

busiest station in Kyushu, and is a gateway to other cities in Kyushu for travelers from

Honshu.

          Haata-gucbi Side

         Chikushi-guchi Side

        Lobby of the Station


 

The Station building and around station, there are a lot of shops, restaurants as well as hotels.

This area is one of the fascinating tourist destination in Fukuoka-city.

        Chikushi-guch Side

 

             Japanese Restaurant

          Yodobashi Camera

 

  Tourist Information Center at

   Hakata Station

          Hakata-guchi Side

         Halata-guchi Side

 


 

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Golf tour to Kyushu

 

Kyushu is a paradise of Golf

 

Take the advantage of superiority as local travel agency in Kyushu,

we specialize in tailor making exceptional golf tours of Kyushu, creating golf travel packages

to suit your individual requirements and budget. 

The Golf tour package, everything is covered from the moment you arrive at the airport, inclusive

of onward travel arrangements, accommodation, golf, and any other extras you may need.

 


 

Featured areas for Golf

Fukuoka-prefecture

Fukuoka-city, Itoshima, Dazaifu, Chikugo, Kitakyushu, Munakata, Izuka & Tagawa 

 

Fukuoka prefecture has the largest number of golf courses in Kyushu.

Fukuoka-city is the gate way Kyushu travel and the heart of Golf and there are many

golf courses within one hour and 30 minutes by car from Fukuoka city

Nagasaki-prefecture : Unzen, Shimabara, Omura

 

Unzen and Shimabara are located in a beautiful Onsen Resort.

Omura is facing to Omura Bay and is located near Nagasaki.

Oita-prefecture : Beppu, Oita

 

Beppu is a popular hot spring town nestle at the foot of volcanos, Mt. Yufu and Mt. Tsurumi.

Oita is located next to Beppu Onsen Resort and it takes one hour drive.

Kumamoto-prefecture : Tamana, Kumamoto, Aso

 

Golf courses are located in Aso Kuju National Park, dynamic and beautiful scenery

can be enjoyed while playing golf.

Miyazaki-prefecture : Phoenix Resort

 

Located in Phoenix Resort, beautiful scenery can be enjoyed while playing at

Phoenix Country Club and Tom Watson Golf Course.

Kagoshima-prefecture : Kagoshima

 

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

which raises the smoke across the Kagoshima Bay. 

 


 

 


 

Featured Golf Courses 

There is a large variety of courses to fit golfers of every budget and

skill level in Kyushu.

There are many courses around Fukuoka-city that are easy to

access from the hotel in the city. more … 


 

Our services

Itinerary

  To offer your own Itinerary in consideration of your requirements

 Golf courses arrangement

  We offer golf courses to suit your individual requirements and budget,

and we make an arrangement your best courses.

Transfer service 

 

We organize a chartered vehicle such as jumbo taxi, or bus in consideration of number

of pax and luggage. These transfers would be to and from the airport on your arrival

and departure days as well as to and from the courses included in the itinerary each day.

Accommodation

  Japanse style Inn called Ryokan or Western style hotel can be arranged 
Levels of accommodation; comfort  (3 star ), superior (4 star), or deluxe (5 star)

Japanese and English speaking attendant Service

 

Almost all the golf courses in Kyushu require Japanese and English speaking attendant

at the reception and starter to avoid any peoblem. 

We can arrange a right person who is familiar with golf

Sightseeing  

 

Kyushu is a fascinating destination like a Treasure Chest of Japan. 

As part of your Golf tour package we can arrange Tailor-made tour.

Dinner Reservation

 

The dining experience of Japanese cuisines and local foods is one of the best excitement

during the trip to Kyushu.  We propose and book the best restaurants to suit your

preference and budget from information on restaurants and meals available only at local

travel agent.


 

Make an Enquiry 

  To start planning your golf trip to Kyushu, please contact us at 
 info@japan-kyushu-tourist.com
We would also love to chat about your travel plans on the phone,
so why not give our office a call.   ☎ +81-93-521-8897

Miyazaki & Nichinan

 

Miyazaki & Nichinan are facing the Pacific Ocean with a beautiful coastline contains placed

of natural beauty, like Aoshima and Toi-misaki Cape.

Also, on the Hitotsuba Beach of Miyazaki-city are Ocean Dome, 700 hectare all-weather

indoor water park, and Miyazaki Sea Gaia, a comprehensive resort complex complete with

a wildlife park, golf courses and hotels.

 


 

Udo Shrine


 

Horikiri Pass


 

Toi Cape


 

Obi Castle Ruins


 

Sun Messe Nichinan


 

Miyazaki Shrine


 

Night life Miyazaki

 


 

                 Location of Miyazaki&Nichinan

  

 

 

Kagoshima & Osumi peninsula

 

Kagoshima is the southernmost prefecture in Kyushu which can see Sakurajima which

raises the smoke across the Kagoshima Bay. 

 

Kagoshima prospered in the Edo period as a castle town, and is a hometown of Takamori Saigo

who contributed to the Meiji Restoration

 


 

Where to visit

Sengan-en

Sengan-en is the most famous garden in Kagoshima-ken, made by Shimazu lord in the 19th century

at the beautiful bayside Kinko bay. The garden contains many historic artifacts that tell of its

long history.


 

Shoko Shuseikan Modern Industrial Complex

The museum of the Classics located here exhibits a various of objests related to the Shimazu

family and the Satsuma domain, introducing a Shimazu family tree chart and many other

belongings. The stone buiding which houses the collection has been desighnated on the

World Heritage,  Meiji Japan’s Industrial Revolution,


 

Shiroyama Park


 

Sakura-jima

An active strato volcano with three peaks, Kita-dake, Naka-dake and still active Minami-dake.

Formerly an island, it became connected with the Osumi Peninsula in 1914 when lava from its

summit closed the channel between the two


 

Cape Sata

The southernmost Cape of main land Japan at 31′ 00″ latitude.

Cape Sata is home to many sub-tropical flowers. Visitors may board a semi-submersible

glass bottomed boat called the “Sata Day Go” to enjoy coral reefs marine creatures and

the underwater world.

 


 

                 Location of Kagoshima

  

 

 

Chiran (知覧)

 

Chiran is called a small Kyoto in Kagoshima, offer you a fine collection of Samurai houses and gardens that were built about 260 years ago.

 


 

Chiran Samurai Residence

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

desighned, with Mt. Hahaga-dake as the background. Other natural elements are

also incorporated, making the whole area resemble a scries of miniture of Japanese

gardens housed in boxes. Seven of the gardens are designated as natural scenic spots.


 

Chiran Peace Museum for the Kamikaze Pilots

This museum exhibits precious materials such as pictures, letters, wills, articles and

memontos of the 1,036 Kamikaze pilots based in Chiran who perticipated in the Battle for

Okinawa towards the end of World War 2.  It also houses a No.3 type fighter aircraft, Hien.

 


 

                 Location of Chiran

  

 

 

 

 

Kirishima

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

Kirishima district of Kirishima Yaku National Park, which includes the Kirishima volcanic 

chain, Sakura jima and Yaku shima Islands.

 


 

Where to visit

 

Kirishima jingu Shrine   

The red-painted main building of shrine, an Important Cultural Property, is where music and

festivals are offered, including the Kagura dance, Minami Kyushu Kagura matsuri Festival

in summer.


 

Kirishima Onsen 

Lying on the lower slopes of the Kirishima Mountain with a distant view over Kagoshima Bay

and Sakurajima below. 

The area is made up of over a dozen Onsen, of which the largest and best know is Maruo Onsen


 

Black Vinegar

The Fukuyama area along Kinko Bay is home to the famous Japanese black vinegar.

Over here, one can tour the old-fashioned Tshubobatake which leterally means a field of

vinegar jars, witness the traditional manufacturing process of the black vinegar, taste and

purchase the finished product.

 

 


 

                 Location of Krishima