Japan KYUSHU Tourist  ジャパン九州ツーリスト株式会社

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

TEL 093-521-8897
FAX 093-521-8898
E-mail

Nagasaki-bana Cape

 

Nagasaki-bana Cape is the southernmost point of the Satsuma Peninsula.

A walking path leads from a small cluster of souvenir shops to the tip of the cape where

there stands a white lighthouse.

 

         To the Cape

                 Lighthouse

        View from the sea

A highlight of a visit to the cape are the views of nearby Mount Kaimondake, which stands

924 meters above sea level. Because of its conical shape, it bears a striking resemblance to

Mount Fuji and is often referred to as “Satsuma Fuji”.

 

        Mount Kaimondake

                 Lighthouse

                Kinko bay

Nagasaki-bana Cape is said to be the birthplace of The Legend of Urashima Taro who saved a turtle,

it took him to Ryugu-jo (the Palace of the Dragon as a token of it’s gratitude).

The new worship hall of the Ryugu Shrine was built in 2011.

 

              Ryugu Shrine

           Shrine main building

           Urashima Taro

The name of popular limited express for sightseeing “Ibusuki-tamate-bako” is associated with the

Legend of Urashima Taro.

 


 

General information

Address Nagasaki-nana, Yamagawa-Okachogamizu, Ibusuki-city, Kagoshima-prefecture
Access 15 minutes by a vehicle from JR Yamagawa Station

 


 

 

Somen noodle nagashi

 

Enjoy Somen noodle nagashi

 

The unique Somen noodle nagashi in Tosenkyo revine in Kaimon open throughout

the year serving cold Somen noodle that swim in the revloving container.

 

            Tosenkyo Entrance

                Restaurant

                 Somen noodle

          Tosenkyo Shrine

                        Menu

        Serve the Somen noodle

 


 

General information

Address 5967 Kaimon-juchu, Ibusuki-city, Kagoshima-prefecture
Access

1 hour and 40 minutes from Kagoshima Airport by a vehicle

1 hour and 25 minutes from Kagoshima-city by a vehicle

30 minutes from JR Ibusuki Station by a vehicle

Days closed No closing day

 

Ikeda-ko lake

 

Ikeda-ko lake is a caldera lake located 40 km south of Kagoshima-city.

It is best known to tourists as the location of the purported sightings of a monster

named Issie, and as the largest lake in Kyushu with a surface area of 11 km² and

a shoreline length of 15 km.

 It is also known as large eel with a length of 2 meter and circumference of 50 cm inhabit the lake.

 

 


 

General information

Address Ikeda, Ibusuki-city, Kagoshima-prefecture
Access

1 hour and 35 minutes from Kagoshima Airport by a vehicle

1 hour and 20 minutes from Kagoshima-city by a vehicle

25 minutes from JR Ibusuki Station by a vehicle


 

Suizenji-koen Park

 

Suizenji-koen Park imitated the beautiful scenery of Japan, is a refined circular garden of

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

 

The fresh springs in the garden release clean, cold water, which flows there from Mt. Aso via

underground currents.

 

In 1636, Tadatoshi, the third Lord of Hosokawa, began its construction as a tea retreat, and he also

built the temple here for Priest Gentaku called Suizenji.

 

This beautiful Momoyama style garden evolve during the reigns of the fourth and fifth Lords.

In all it took about 80 years to complete.

 

 


 

General information

Address 8-1 Suizenji-koen, Chuo-ku, Kumamoto-city
Access

15 minutes by tram from Kumamoto-ekimae to Suizenji-koen-shita

then 4 minutes walk from Suizenji-koen-shita station

10 minutes walk from JR Shin-Suizenji-koen-shita

Open hours

7:00 to 18:00 March to October

8:30 to 17:00 November to February

Admission fee JPY 400
Days closed No closing days

 

 

Ryugu Shrine

 

Ryugu Shrine is located at Nagasaki-bana Cape, the southernmost point of Satsuma peninsula.

Nagasaki-bana Cape is said to be the birthplace of the legend of Urashima Taro who saved a turtle,

it took him to Ryugu-jo (the Palace of the Dragon as a token of it’s gratitude).

Sea turtles come to lay eggs on the beach near this place, and local people love them as the

protective god of the sea.

 

            Ryugu Shrine

        Nagasaki-bana Cape

       Lighthouse at the Cape

The new worship hall of the shrine was built in 2011.

The name of popular limited express for sightseeing “Ibusuki-tamate-bako” is associated with the

legend of Urashima Taro. Tamate-bako is a box Otohime gave to Urashima Taro.

 

       Shrine main building

     Urashima Taro

      Shell dedevate house

This shrine is becoming popular as a power spot of matchmaking and good fortune in love.
There are shells in a big pot. It is said that if you write your wish on a shell and dedicate it,

your wish will be granted.

 


 

General information

Address 1578-8 Yamagawa-Okachogamizu, Ibusuki-city, Kagoshima-prefecture
Access 15 minutes by a vehicle from JR Yamagawa Station

 

 

Ibusuki & Satsuma peninsula

 

Satsuma peninsula extends about 50 kilometers south from Kagoshima-city,

making up the southwestern section of Kagoshima Prefecture.

The peninsula offers a mixture of hot springs, subtropical natural attractions and cultural sites.

Ibusuki is an onsen resort that is famous for its sand baths, where bathers are buried in

naturally heated sand.

 


 

Ibusuki Onsen resort

 

Steaming sand bath

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

get buried in the sand up to their neck. The sand heated by steam containing marine minerals is scientifically proven to have therapeutic effects on neuralgia, rheumatism, back pain and other ailments.

 

      Sand Bath Hall SARAKU

         Sand Bath, Kinko bay

 

                Sand Bath


 

Ikeda-ko lake

A circumference of 15 km and a maximum depth of 233 meter, where was created by

volcanic activity long ago. Large eel with a length of 2 meter and circumference of 50 cm

inhabit the lake. It was also known as the lake of a legendary monster called ” Issy” 

purported to live in the lake. 

         Monster called Issy

           Flower garden

           Mount Kaimon


 

Nishi-Oyama Station

The Station is the southernmost railway station in Japan operated by JR,

boasts a breathtaking view of Kaimon-dake volcano to the front.


 

Ryugu Shrine

It is the Urashima Taro legendary shrine peninsula and this shrine is becoming popular as a power

spot of matchmaking and good fortune in love.


 

Nagasaki-bana Cape

The cape is the southernmost point of Satsuma peninsula, where a white lighthouse stands.

You can enjoy the view of the magnificent Mount Kaimondake and rocks with the sea spray

wearing them. The Cape is said to be the birthplace of the legend of Ryugu.

     

 

Meiji-gura

Enjoy tasting Shochu at the most famous Shochu brewery in Kagoshima

Meiji-gura is Satsuma Shuzo’s Shochu brewery and museum.


 

Makurazaki Osakana Center

 

 

Somen noodle nagashi

The unique Somen noodle nagashi in Tosenkyo revine in Kaimon open throughout the year

serving cold Somen noodle that swim in the revloving container.

   


 

                 Location of Ibusuki

  

 


 

General information on Ibusuki-city

 

Address

City hall ; 2424 Juchu Ibusuki-city, Kagoshima-prefecture

Access 1 hour and 40 minutes by a vehicle from Kagoshima Airport

50 minutes by a vehicle from Kagoshima-chuo JR Station

55 minuted by JR Express train from Kagoshima-chuo JR Station

1 hour and 15 minutes by local train from from Kagoshima-chuo JR Station

Transportation

Kagoshima kotsu bus

Population 40,000            Pupulation density : 270 / km2 

 

 

Fukuoka-city

 

Fukuoka-city is the gate way to Kyushu and is the biggest cosmopolitan city in Kyushu. 

Due to its location Fukuoka-city is the great starting point for exploring Kyushu

as well as Hiroshima.

 

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.

 


 

​ Welcome to Fukuoka

JR Hakata Station Tenjin area Canal City Hakata

 

The largest and busiest JR train

station in Kyushu

The biggest shopping district

in Kyushu 

The complex commercial facility, 

in the heart of Fukuoka-city

Seaside Momochi area Fukuoka Tower Seaside Park & Marizon 

The water-front resort area JR

Hakata Station and Tenjin

Japan’s highest coastal tower,

magnificent view from the top

 

A complex facility for wedding

hall, shops and restaurants


 

Nokonoshima Island Nakasu Hakata Ramen at Yatai

In the Hakara bay, beautiful

Flower gardens through the year 

One of the largest entertainment

district in western Japan

Food stalls “Yatai” is one thing

to enjoy in Fukuoka.


 

 Historical place and Cultute of Japan

Kushida Shrine  Tochoiji Temle Hakata Machiya Furusatokan

Hakata Gion Yamagasa Festival

is held in the shrine 

The oldest temple of the

Shingon sect in Japan

 

The folk museum depicts the life

and culture of Hakata Fukuoka


 

Fukuoka Castle Ruins Hakozaki Shrine  Ohori-koen Park

Part of stone wall and canal, and

the Tamon tower are still left 

Founded in 923, one of the three great Hachiman shrines in Japan

Rich in greenery and encircling

a lake two km in circumference


 

Kawabata Shopping Street Marinoa City Fukuoka Yusentei Garden

400 m down town street,

100 shops and restaurants

A large shopping mall, sports equipment store, car accessories

The time-honored Japanese

garden, originally built in 1754

 

Fukuoka Chuo Wholesale

fish Market

Uminonakamichi

Seaside Park

Marine World

Uminonakamichi

 


Location of Fukuoka-city    

 


 

General information

Address

City hall : 1-8-1 Tenjin, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-city, Fukuoka-prefecture

Cabinet designate city

Access  
Transportation

Airport

  Fukuoka International Airport

  Fukuoka domestic Airport

 

JR main station : Hakata Station

 

Ferry

  to Busan, Korea

  to Iki and Tsushima, Nagasaki-prefecture

  to Goto, Nagasaki-prefecture

  to Okinawa

  to Nigata and Hokkaido

 

City transportation

  Fukuoka City Subway

  Nishitetsu Bus

  Nishitetsu train 

Population 1,570,000      population density : 4,570 / km2

 


 

Sotome area Hidden Christian Site

 

Hidden Christian Sites has been registered on the UNESCO World Heritage

 

Sotome area Hidden Christian Site

The mission base of de Rotz, who dedicated himself to assisting the needy

 

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.

On an elevation commanding a view over the Sea of Goto, he established a church at his own expense.

The building was extended and renovated again and again. A statue of Mary that he ordered from France is standing in the bell tower.

Around Sotome area

Michino-eki, Road Station

Endo Shusaku Literary Museum

Fishing harbor

 

 

General information

Address Shitsu, Nagasaki-city
Access 50 minutes by a vehicle from JR Nagasaki Station

 


 

Kyushu Railway Museum

 

It is a railway theme park organized by JR Kyushu, showing the  history of Kyushu Railways.

 

Consists of 3 areas; main building, train exhibition hall and mini railroad park.

The main building has diverted from the original Kyushu Railway Headquarters red

brick building built in 1891.

 

Steam locomotive C59

manufactured in 1941

Electric limited express train,

manufactured 1969

Exhibit the trains used during

Meiji era


 

General information

Address 3-29 Kiyotaki, Moji-ku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture
Access

A Short walk from JR Mojiko Station

Open hours 9:00 to 17:00
Admission fee JPY 300
Days closed 2nd Wednesday except August, 2nd Wednesday and Thursday in July

 

Amakusa Shiro Memorial Hall

 

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

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

of Amakusa Shiro in 1637.


 

General information

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

by Car

1 hour 20 minutes from Kumamoto-city

1 hour 10 minutes from Amakusa Airport

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