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Kyushu Travel Guide

UNESCO World Heritages in Kyushu

 

We have four UNESCO World Heritages in Kyushu.

Those sites are located all over Kyushu.

 

1)Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution registered in 2015

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

3)The Sacred Island Okinoshiam and Associated site in the Munakata

      region registered in 2017

4)Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region registered in 2018

 


 

 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, Omuta, Arao, Nagasaki, Kagoshima


 

 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


 

 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

 


 

 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


 

 

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UNESCO World Heritage in Kitakyushu

 

World Heritage, Site of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution

 

The four sites of Yawata Steel Works in Kitakyushu area have been inscribed 

as Iron and Steel Industry.

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.


 History of Industrial Revolution  

 

The buildings of the Imperial Steel Works, Japan at Yawata Works are the surviving

components of Asia’s first successful integrated iron and steel works: the State-run

Imperial Steel Works opened in 1901. 

It is located in the northernmost part of Fukuoka Prefecture, the north end of Kyushu, 8 km

south of Hibiki-Nada Seashore close to the continent of China

 

Japan’s Steel Industry

Steel Works operation has

commenced in 1901

Kawachi Reservoir

Triggered the registration of

World Cultural Heritage

Higashida No.1 Blast Furnace

contributed to the development

of the Japanese steel industry

Their present-day setting is still a working industrial landscape set in the southeastern section of

Yawata Works which, for over a century, has consistently maintained a leading role in the Japanese

steel industry.

 

 

 

 World Heritage Sites  

 

First Head Office of the Steel Works 

Built in 1899, ahead of production facilities.

It is an architectural fusion of Japanese and European design, a two story red brick building

with bilateral symmetry and a central dome set in a Japanese tile roof.

World leading rails producing

in the Steel Works

First Head Office building

registered on the World Heritage

Observation deck of the

World Heritage


 

Onga River Pump Station

Built in 1910 on the east bank of the Onga River.
It served, and still serves, to deliver industrial water to Yawata via an 11.4 km pipeline.

This supply is integral to the steel production process and was necessary to cope with the 

1st phase expansion of the Imperial Steel Works.

 Onga River

 Onga River Pump Station

 Water piping to the Steel Works

 


 

Steel-framed repair workshops

Built in 1900. It was used for the fabrication and assembly of a parts and the repair of machinery used at the Steel Works. 
It is the oldest existing steel-structured building in Japan and, more than 100 years later, is still a repair shop. The facility houses its original travelling crane and it is still in use for maintenance work.

 

Former Forge Shop

Built in 1900 using designs and steel products from the German steel manufacturer, the purpose of manufacturing forgings such as large scaled spanners, chisels, hammers and stands for machine mounting needed for the construction of the steelworks. 
 

 

 General information 

 

Address Higasida, Yahata-higasiku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture
Access

20 minutes by a vehicle from JR Kokura Station

70 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

110 minutes by a vehicle from Beppu


 

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Kyushu Travel Guide

 

Japan KYUSHU Tourist is the specialist of Fukuoka and Kyushu tours.

 

Kyushu is the destination like a Treasure Chest of Japan

 

We have prepared tourist information shown on this site based on our own investigation

by visiting each destinations, tourist attractions, restaurants, shops, facilities and other places.

Further more, featured tourist destinations as well as numerous hidden gems shown

by photos which are taken by us.

 

And the information shown on this site are always being updated.

 


 

 Prefecture map 

 

Japan’s southernmost Kyushu Island consists of seven 

prefectures shown on the map

 

Red letter indicate prefecture

Black letter indicate destination

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 Fukuoka-prefecture 

 

Fukuoka-city

Kitakyushu-city

Dazaifu

 

 

The biggest city in Kyushu and

has a long history as commercial

town and castle town. 

 

World leading Environmental

Future city, and blessed with 

spectacular & stunning nature 

 

The town of Cool Japan, has

1300 years history since

Dazaifu Shrine constructed


 

Itosima

Yanagawa

Munakata & Fukutsu

 

A Resort town with beautiful

dynamic Genkai Sea; seafood

gourmet, rural landscape,

local products shopping,

Sake brewery are offered 

 

Former Castle town with

beautiful canal, facing to Ariake

bay; Canal boat cruise, local

cuisines (eel & seafood) , Sake

brewery can be enjoyed

 

World Heritage, the Sacred

site in the Munakata Region.

Consist of Munakata, Akama

Fukutsu, Oshima Island


 

Asakura region Ukiha region Yame, Kurume region

Consist of  Asakura, Akizuki

Toho village, Tachiarai

Consist of Ukiha-machi,

Yoshii-machi, Tanushimaru-machi

Consist of Yame, Hoshino village

Kurume


 Saga-prefecture 

 

Saga-city

Karatsu & Yobuko

Takeo

 

Known as the plece where it

has made a great contribution

to the Japanese Industrial

Revolution

 

Karatsu was prospered from

ancient times as an important

trading port, Yobuko famous for fresh squid cuisines

 

The Onsen resort, has 1200 years history

 


 

Arita Imari Kashima

 

Famous for Arita yaki which

is 400-years old porcelain

 

Imari is most notable because

of Imari porcelain

 

Southern part of Saga, facing

to Ariake bay, Yutoku Inari

Shrine is one of the most

famous Inari shrine in Japan


 

 Nagasaki-prefecture 

 

Nagasaki-city

Unzen

Shimabara

 

International city centred on

beautiful Nagasaki harbour

greatly contributed to Japan’s modernization since Dejima

was established

 

Originally developed as Onsen Resort for foreigner in the

Japan’s 1st designate National

Park Unzen

 

Castle town blessed with

nature, facing Ariake Bay in the

east and mountain foot of Unze

 


 

Sasebo & Huis Ten Bosch

   

 

The town surrounded azure sea

with breathtaking 99 islands

scenery, and beautiful theme 

park Huis Ten Bosch 

   

 


 

 Oita-prefecture 

 

Beppu

Yufuin

Kunisaki peninsula

 

Japan’s most popular Onsen

Resort, the exciting Hell tour

is recommended

 

Graceful Onsen Resort located 

in the Yufu basin surrounded by

Mount Yufu and Tsurumi

 

Rural area centered on mount

Futago; pilgrimage, trekking,

onsen, local cuisines


 

Usa & Ajimu

Nakatsu & Yabakei

Okubungo region

 

Tranquil country side spreading around the Japan’s most

beautiful Usa Shrine

 

Nakatsu is a Castle town,

Yabakei offers dynamic rock formations at the valleys along Yamakuni River

 

Nature-blessed region at Ono

River basin, the northern part

is surrounded by Aso & Kuju Mountains


 

 Kumamoto-prefecture 

 

Kumamoto-city Aso  

Kurokawa Onsen 

 

 

Powerful Castle town

represented by Kumamoto

Castle and Suizenji Park

 

Magnificent & dynamic scenic

beauty areas spreading in the

World’s largest Caldera

 

The best Onsen Resort feel

Japan’s fascinating old town

atmospher


Amakusa

Hitoyoshi

Minamata

 

Amakusa is an archipelago

located west side of Kumamoto, beautiful landscape, seafood & local delicacis, marine activities

 

Castle town along rapid stream

Kuma river, Onsen resort, river

boat riding, steam locomotive, limestone cave

 

West coast of Kyushu and

faces Amakusa islands;

beautiful landscape,

sea food, Onsen resorts 


 

 Miyazaki-prefecture

 

Takachiho

Hyuga 

Miyazaki & Nichinan

 

Dynamic Takachiho Gorge

and the birthplace of Japanese

mythology, Amano Iwato shrine

the birthplace of Kagura,

Takachiho shrine

 

Spectacle art collection of

exposed Rocks created by

raging wave of Hyuga Sea,

Japanese traditional fishery

port Mimitsu

 

Facing to Pacific Ocean, offers

beautiful subtropical region;

Ocean Resorts, wild animal,

historical places, beautiful

landscape


 

 Kagoshima-prefecture 

 

Kagoshima &

Osumi peninsula

Ibusuki & Satsuma

peninsula

Chiran

 

the southernmost major city

Kagoshima, dynamic nature

spreading around Sakurajima

 

One of the most popular Onsen

resort in Japan, located in

southern most of Kyushu

 

Called a small Kyoto in Kagoshima, offer a fine collection

of Samurai houses and gardens

 

Kirishima

 

 

 

The highland Resort located

in the mountain foot of

Kirishima, mythological village

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

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Unzen travel guide

 

Unzen is a gentle Onsen resort situated in the Unzen National Park

 

Unzen Onsen Resort

Located in the centre of Shimabara peninsua, at the southwest part of Mount Unzen 

with an altitude of 700m.

It is started receiving foreign tourists around the year 1900 when Kaempfer and Siebold introduced

the city to Europe and China.

The area was the first area to be designated as a National Park in Japan. 

    Unzen Onsen Resort town

     Unzen Onsen Resort town       

               Mount Unzen


 

 Where to explore  

 

Nita Pass

Nita pass is one of the best scenic spot in Unzen

At any time of the year the natural scenery of Nita 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


 

Unzen Jigoku

Jigoku, 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.

This is a striking reminder that Unzen Volcano is still very much alive.


 

Unzen Trekking

Various trekking routes are prepared with the Onsen Onsen Resort town as the starting area,

through the Unzen Jigoku.  Everyone including mountain climber can enjoy by choosing

preference route, Nita pass and summit of mount Myuken and Fugen can be reached.


 

Unzen Golf Course      

Opened in 1913, the oldest public course in Japan, and second oldest golf course after

the Kobe Golf Club, which opened in 1903.

Moreover, Unzen has been designated as Japan’s first national park in 1934, and the golf course

has been popular among people both Japanese and foreigner as the national park’s main facility.


 

The area is also a part of Unzen, located at western foot of Mount Unzen.

About 30 Hotels and Japanese style accommodation are standing along the Tachibana bay

and there are 3 public baths where visitor can use.  

 


 

 Featured tours related to Unzen  

 

 

2 days Shimabara & Unzen Onsen tour     

Where to Explore  

Day 1 : Fukuoka-city  →  Shimabara sightseeing → Unzen   

Day 2 : Unzen sightseeing → Obama → Fukuoka-city


 

 

Nagasaki Hidden Christian History tour                 

Congratulations on UNESCO’s World Heritage Site registration

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

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

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


 

6 days North-West Kyushu tour

Where to Explore

Saga (Karatsu, Yobuko, Imari, Kashima, Takeo) → Nagsaki  → Shimabara  

Unzen  →   Yanagawa → Kitakyushu  → Fukuoka 

 


 

 General information 

 

Address Unzen, Obama-cho, Unzen-city, Nagasaki-prefecture
Access

90 minutes by a vehicle from Nagasaki-city

70 minutes by a vehicle from Nagasaki Air port

30 minutes by a vehicle from Shimabara-city

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

3 hours and 10 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city


 

 

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Nagasaki travel guide

 

Fascinating and distinctive Cultures created from many different

historical features

 

Nagasaki became a center of Dutch, Portuguese and other European influences in the

16th century and flourished as a trading port & center of Christian missionary activities.

Now, Hidden Christian Sites in Nagasaki region has been registered on the UNESCO

World Heritage.

The detonation for an atomic bomb over Nagasaki during the Second World War is a dark

page in the cities turbulent history. 

 

At the present, however the city has become a center of peace, blessed with beautiful

natural scenery and eclectic mix of historical sites and architecture. 


 

 Exploring Nagasaki  

 

Glover Garden   / UNESCO World Heritage

Located on Minami-Yamate hill in Nagasaki-city, Glover Garden has nine

Western style buildings including the Glover’s Residence built in 1863 by Japanese carpenter

Koyama Hidenoshin. The Glover Residence is Japan’s oldest wooden Western-style building

and is the UNESCO World Heritage registered in 2015 as Meiji Japan’s Industrial Revolution Site.

 

Tomas Glover Residence,

World Heritage

Former Mitsubishi second

dock house

Overlooking of Nagasaki

harbour


 

Peace Park

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               


 

 World Heritage   Hidden Christian Site

 

Oura Cathedral  / UNESCO World Heritage

Basilica of Martyrdom of the 26 Saints of Japan.     

One of the famous landmarks in Nagasaki-city, was 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


 

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.

 

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


 

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


 

 Featured destinations  

 

Mount Inasa

 

World’s three great night veiw 

can be seen from the summit        

Magane-bashi bridge

The oldest stone arch bridge

in Japan       

Kazagashira Park

Magnificent view of Nagasaki,

on the other side of Mt. Inasa


 

Dejima

Only the trading port in Japan

 during Natinal isolation              

Urakami Cathedral

Newly constructed church, after destroyed by Atomic bomb

Sofukuji temple 

The first Chinese style temple

in Nagasaki


 

China town

One of the three big China

 town in Japan 

Confucius Shrine

 

The world’s only Confucian

shrine built outside China by

Chinese hands

Suwa Shrine

The spiritual and cultural hub

for the citizens of Nagasaki

 


 

Nagaaski Wharf

Elegant international & domestic

tourist harbour

Kofukuji Temple

A Chinese temple to pray for

safe navigation 

 Nagasaki Pearl

Nagasaki-prefecture is the

birthplace of pearls


 

 Featured tours related to Nagasaki 

 

Nagasaki one-day tour

The one-day tour is operated from Fukuoka-city.


 

Nagasaki Hidden Christian History tour                 

Congratulations on UNESCO’s World Heritage Site registration

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

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

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


 

6 days North-West Kyushu tour

Where to Explore

Saga (Karatsu, Yobuko, Imari, Kashima, Takeo) → Nagsaki  → Shimabara  

Unzen  →   Yanagawa → Kitakyushu  → Fukuoka 

 


 

                Location of Nagasaki-city

   

 

 


 

 General information  

 

Address City hall : 2-22 Sakura-machi, Nagasaki-city, Nagasaki-prefecture
Access

2 hours and 40 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city

2 hours by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

1 hour and 30 minutes by a vehicle from Saga-city

1 hour and 30 minutes by a vehicle from Shimabara-city

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

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

 

2 hours and 20 minutes by JR express train from JR Hakata Station

Transportation

Tram : Convenient transportation system for sightseeing in Nagasaki-city

Almost all the tourist attractions are located within walking distance

from tram station

Population 418,000   Population density 1,030

 

 

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Japan tours to Kyushu

 

Japan KYUSHU Tourist is the specialist of Fukuoka and Kyushu tou

Kyushu is the destination like a Treasure Chest of Japan

 

We offer various types of customized private Tours and Trips exclusively for you.

Sightseeing tour, Golf tour, Study tour, Educational tour, Field trip, Company inspection tour.

 

Your customiez own package tour can be planned based on your purpose and interest of journey.

We have prepared the sample tour itineraries covered all over Kyushu and we can discuss

with you for making a customized private tour based on the following sample tour itineraries

    


 

 Exploring Kyushu Tours 

 

11 days 

Kyushu tour

8 days

Northern Kyushu tour

8 days

Southern Kyushu tour

 

The itinerary is covered featured

destinations and must see

places throughout Kyushu

 

Saga, Nagasaki, Shimabara,

Unzen, Kumamoto, Aso,

Yufuin, Beppu, Kitakyushu

 

Kagoshima, Chiran, Ibusuki, Satsuma peninsula, Nichinan Miyazaki, Hyuga, Takachiho


 

6 days

North-West Kyushu tour

7 days 

Central Kyushu tour

 

Saga, Nagasaki, Shimabara, Unzen, Yanagawa, Kitakyushu, Fukuoka

 

Amakusa, Kumamoto, Aso, Kurokawa, Takachiho, 

Okugungo, Chikugo, Fukuoka

 

Asakura, Ukiha, Okubungo, 

Yufuin, Beppu, Usa, Kunisaki

Peninsuka, Kitakyushu, Fukuoka


 

 Tours from Fukuoka-city

 

Yanagawa & Dazaifu

one-day tour

Toho village, Asakura

Ukiha one-day tour

Munakata & Fukutsu

one-day tour

 

Yanagawa is Castle town with beautiful canal facing to Ariake

bay.    

Dazaifu is the town of Cool

Japan, has 1300 years history

 

Agricultural industries spreading

in the Kyushu’s largest 

Chikugo plain; beautiful rural

landscape, fruit picking, Sake

brewery, Onsen

 

World Heritage, the Sacred

Island Okinoshiam and

Associated site in the

Munakata Region

 


 

Itoshima

one-day tour

Yame region

one-day tour

Chikugo Yoshii & Yanagawa

Hinadoll festival tour

 

A Resort town with beautiful

dynamic Genkai Sea; seafood

gourmet, rural landscape,

local products shopping,

Sake brewery are offered 

 

Kurume, Yame, Hoshino village

Located in the southern part of

Fukuoka-prefecture

 

 

 

The Hinadoll festival is a

traditional Japanese event

that announces the arrival of

spring.


 

Nagasaki

one-day tour

Northern Saga

one-day tour

Southern Saga

one-day tour

 

International city centred on

beautiful Nagasaki harbour

greatly contributed to Japan’s modernization since Dejima

was established

 

Karatsu, Yobuko,

Arita, Takeo

 

 

 

Kashima, Yutoku Inari Shrine,

Saga-city


 

Usa & Kunisaki

one-day tour 

Sasebo & Huis Ten Bosch

one-day tour

Yufuin & Beppu Onsen

2 days tour

 

Tranquil country side spreading around Usa Shrine that one of

the most beautiful shrine in

Japan

 

The town surrounded azure sea

with breathtaking 99 islands

scenery, and beautiful theme 

park Huis Ten Bosch 

 

Two popular Onsen Resorts in Japan, Yufuin and Beppu

 


 

Shimabara & Unzen

2 days tour

Kumamoto, Aso

Takachiho 3 days tour

Hiroshima & Miyajima 

2 days tour

 

Stay at the beautiful highland Onsen Resort Unzen

 

Kumamoto-city, Aso

Takachiho

 

Southwestern part of Honshu

Island, face to the Seto Inland

Sea, it has two World Heritages


 

 Fukuoka & Kitakyushu Tours 

 

Fukuoka one-day tour  

Kitakyushu one-day tour

Industrial Heritage tour

 

The biggest city in Kyushu and

has a long history as commercial

town and castle town.

 

World leading Environmental

Future city, and blessed with 

spectacular & stunning nature 

 

 

Kitakyushu has many Industry Modernization Heritages

 


 

 Study Tours  

 

Nagasaki Hidden Christin’s History tour

Study tour in Kitakyushu

KAIZEN Strategy in Japan

 

 

Registered on Wlorld Heritage

To learn the Christian faith continued even during the ban

on Christianity

 

Kitakyushu-city is the best place

for the Study tour. Various things

can be learn including state-

of-art technologies.

 

 

KAIZEN is one of the most

important key word for

modernization of Japan


 

Industrial modernization

in Japan

Environmental

technologies in Japan

Recycling & Waste treatment technologies

 

Japan became the world’s

leading industrialized country

in only 100 years.

 

Kitakyushu is offering

various Environmental

technologies

 

Kitakyushu plays the role of the driving force in creating a

recycling-oriented society in Japan

 


 

 Featured Destinations map 

 

Note

  Red letters indicates Prefecture

  Black letters indicates Destinations

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 How to make your customized tour  

 

1. Enquiry

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

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

 

2. Proposal

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

・Basic suggested itinerary will be provided.

 

3. Clarifications

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

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

 and budget.

 

4. Final proposal

 The quotation and itinerary are provided based on the Clarification.

 

5. Make an agreement 

 The agreement for proceeding the customized tour is conducted.

 

6. Enjoy the customized journey 

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

  accordance with the plan

 

Price of the tour

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

transportations, and other custom preferences.

 


 

 

Should you need further information or assistances 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 

 


 

Aso travel guide

 

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.

 


 

 Exploring Aso  

 

Mount Aso

The largest active volcano in Japan

Its peak is 1592 m above sea level. Its caldera is 25 km across north to south and 18 km 

across east to west. The caldera has a circumference of around 120 km, although sources

vary on the exact distance

 Japan’s largest active volcano  Look down the Crater  Around the Crater
 

 

Kusasenri-ga-hama 

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

Spreads in northern part of Mt. Eboshi that is one of the Aso Five Mountains.

A big pond at its center and grazing horses round about make an idyllic scene


 

Daikanbo 

The perfect spot view the five peak of Mount Aso 

Daikanbo literally means a big observatory peak.

The circumference of the Aso caldera is about 130 kilometers. From the observation site,

you can clearly see its conical shape


 

 Aso shrine   Kurokawa Onsen  Nabegataki Waterfall

 

 Shirakawa fountain  Sensui-kyo  Issingyo big cherry tree

 

Tourist Tram  Minami Aso Rail Way

Enjoy the magnificent scenery of Aso

The Minami Aso railway is a private railroad offering a very scenic ride from Takamori to

Nakamatsu in the south east of the caldera.

Lovely and magnificent scenery can be enjoyed.

 

 

Featured restaurant / Takamori Dengaku-no sato 

Enjoy Aso beef and local cuisines  

The restaurant uses the old private house with thatched roof built more than 200 years ago.

Bake the meat and local ingredients with charcoal at a Japanese traditional style fire place.


 

Kikuchi Valley

Enjoy short trekking in the Nature.

Kikuchi Valley is located in Aso Kuju National Park and underground water flows out of the

subsoil for 4km along the valley floor.  It is also called the Kikuchi water source and its water

was selected as one of the 100 best waters in Japan


 

 Featured tours related to Aso  

 

3 days Kumamoto, Aso & Takachiho tour

Where to Explore  

Day 1 : Fukuoka-city  → Kumamoto → Aso  stay Kurokawa Onsen

Day 2 : Aso sightseeing →   stay Kurokawa Onsen

Day 3 : Takachho sightseeing  → Fukuoka-city


 

7 days Central Kyushu tour         

Where to Explore  

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

Asakura → Akizuki → Ukiha → Fukuoka


 

8 days Northern Kyushu tour         

Where to Explore

Fukuoka → Saga → Nagasaki → Unzen → Shimabara → Kumamoto → Aso

Okubungo region → Yufuin → Beppu → Kitakyushu → Fukuoka

 


 

                 Location of Aso 

   

 

 


 

 General information  

 

Address City hall : 504-1 Miyaji, Ichinomiya, Aso-city, Kumamoto-prefecture
Access

70 minutes by a vehicle from Kumamoto-city

70 minutes by a vehicle from Takachiho

140 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

Population 234,000   Population density 540

 

 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 

 


 

Munakata & Fukutsu Travel Guide

 

The Sacred Island Okinoshiam and Associated site in the Munakata Region

has been registered on the Wlorld Heritage in 2016.

 

Munakata Region is located in the west part of Fukuoka-prefecture and facing to Genkai Sea.

The area are consist of Munakata, Fukutsu, Akama and Oshima Island.

 

 


 

 Munakata  

 

Munakata Shrine Hetsu-gu, World Heritage

Hetsu-gu is one of the three shrines that comprise Munakata Shrine and enshrines

Ichikishimahime-no-Kami, one of the three female deities of Munakata.  Visitors passing

through the torii gate and proceeding along the path will find the Main Hall, dedicated to

Ichikishimahime-no-Kami, beyond the Shinmon gate  

 Torii Gate      

Entrance

Shrine main building


 

Takamiya Saijo

The steps lead to Takamiya Saijo (Ceremonial Site), where ancient rituals were performed.
Takamiya Saijo is very important since the rituals currently observed at Hetsu-gu originated there.
To the northwest of the ceremonial site, visitors can view the marine route linking Hetsu-gu with

Okinoshima via the Tsurikawa River, Oshima, and finally across the Genkai Sea.

    Entrance of Takamiya Saijo

 Worship at Takamiya Saijo

Takamiya Saijo Japan’s oldest

 Ancient style Shrine 

 

 


 

 Fukutsu  

 

Shinbaru-Nuyama Mounted Tombs, World Heritage​

The Tomb Group comprises the tombs of the Munakata clan, an ancient powerful family that led

interactions with overseas countries. The Munakata clan also performed rituals on Okinoshima

and nurtured the tradition of faith in in the sacred island


 

Miyajidake Shrine

The Shimenawa is the biggest in Japan.

Surprisingly, weight is 3ton, with 2.6m diameter and 11m length.

Shimenawa is the thick, twisted, straw rope. It was believed in ancient days that a Shimenawa

had the power to keep off evil sprits, so many objects connected with Shinto Shrines decorated


 

 Akama  

 

Sake Brewery, Katsuya Shuzo

Katsuya Shuzo is a renown local Sake brewery has long history, established in 1790.

The Goshinshu or dedicated Sake to deity for Munakata Shrine is being made this Brewey.

Recommended Sake are Okinoshina, Naranoki and Genkainada.

   

 

Akama Inn town in Karatsu road, made during Edo period​

 

 

 

 Oshima Island  

 

Oshima Island located 11 km from Konominato Port in Munakata-city, and is the largest

island in Fukuoka-prefecture. The population of the island is around 700.

 


 

Access to Oshima Island

Oshima Ferry, it takes 25 minutes by Oshima and 15 minutes by Shiokaze

          Konominato Port 

        to Oshima Island

      Oshima Port


 

Munakata Shrine Nakatsu-gu, World Heritage

Nakatsu-gu, one of the three shrines that comprise Munakata Taisha, is situated on this island and 

enshrines Tagitsuhime-no-Kami, one of the Three Goddesses of Munakata.


 

Munakata Shrine Okitsu-gu Yohaisho, World Heritage   

Because Okinoshima has long been an object of worship, public access to the island is strictly limited.
The Okinoshima landscape has been preserved intact until now because local people have strictly

observed various taboos.  For example, even if one is allowed to land on the island, one is forbidden

to speak a word about what one has seen or heard there; and one must never take anything from the

island, not even a twig, blade of grass, or pebble.

     

 

Windmill Observatory  

From the site of a cannon fort used during World War II, visitors can view Okinoshima on a clear day.

The path linking the fort site with Okitsu-gu Yohaisho was constructed by the Japanese Imperial Army.

 

 

Mitake mountain Observatory

From the observation deck atop Mt Mitakesan, visitors can view not only the main island of Kyushu,

but also Okinoshima Island.

     

 

Lunch at Japanese Inn

     

 

 Featured tour  

 

Munakata Region one-day tour

Plan 1Munakata, Fukutsu and Akama

Plan 2Munakata and Oshima Island

 

 


 

              Location of Munakata

   

 

 


 

 

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 

 


 

 

 

Itoshima travel guide

 

A Resort town belonging to Genkai Quasi-National Park

located next to Fukuoka-city.

 

Itoshima is facing Genkai Sea that the dynamic wave makes beautiful coast line scenery, and on the

other side is surrounded majestic Seburi mountain range makes beautiful country side landscape.

 


 

Sakurai Futamigaura

A beautiful sunset scenic spot at Genkai Sea, the place is selected as Japan’s 100 scenic 

beauty sunset beach.


 

Anego-hama beach

One of the most beautiful beach in Itoshima, when walking on the sandy beach a mysterious 

sound like  ” kyu kyu ” comes out


 

Keya Cave cruise

The most largest basalt cave in Japan consist of octagon and hexagon columnar joints.


 

Shiraito Waterfall    
     

 

Raizan Sennyo-ji temple

One of the most famous temple in Fukuoka prefecture known for being a great place for cherry

blossom viewing in the spring, and many people visit in the autumn to see the fall foliage.


Mataichino shio

The salt making plant by the ancient production method

A salt and a magnesium chloride are produced with Genkai sea water  

     

 

Lunch at Keya area

Featured seafood restaurant, Isonoya

Special seafood dish used fresh fishes caught in the Genkai Sea can be enjoyed


 

Oyster Barbecue Hut

Itoshima oyster growing up in the rich nature of mountain and sea.

There are many Oyster Barbecue Huts at five fishing harbours.

The huts only open during the season, from end of October to March or April.


 

Sake brewery, Suginoya

There is the tasting corner,  let’s sample sake.

Sake is unique Japanese liquor made by fermenting rice. Suginoya was founded in 1870

in Itoshima.


 

Ichirano-no mori, Hakata Ramen

Ichiran is an authentic tonkotsu ramen or pork born soup ramen restaurant, established

in 1960.  The ramen producing factory can be visited and various type of ramen can be

enjoyed at Ichiran-no-mori.


 

 Featured tour  

 

Itoshima one-day tour 

Itoshima is facing Genkai Sea that the dynamic wave makes beautiful coast line scenery,

and on the other side is surrounded majestic Seburi mountain range makes beautiful 

country side landscape.

 


 

                           Location of Itoshima                

 

 


 

 General information  

 

Address City hall : 1-1-1 Maebarunishi, Itoshima-city, Fukuoka-prefecture
Access

30 minutes from JR Hakata Station by a vihecle 

using Fukuoka Urban Express Way and Nishi-kyushu High way

40 minutes by train from JR Hakata Station to Maebaru, Itoshima

Population 97,000   Population density 450

 

 

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 to Kitakyushu

 

Kitakyushu is the best place for Study tours

 

We can offer various themes and things for learning.

1)Environment and Waste management

 2)KAIZEN Strategy and Industrial modernization process in Japan

 3)Industrial Heritages including World Heritage ;  Meiji Japan’s Industrial Revllution sites

 4)STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)

5)Citizen community activities for making World leading Environmental and SDGs city Kitakyushu

 

 Features of Kitakyushu for Study tours

 

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

.


 

 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.

Industrial, Environment, Recycling & Waste treatment. 

 

The model tours show below and customized tour can be made as per your requirements.

 

Kitakyushu Study tour

where to visit

 

 

Kitakyushu-city is the best place

for the Study tour. Various things

can be learn including state-

of-art technologies

Environment & Wastel

management tour

 

 

Kitakyushu is offering various

technologies and the

Comprehensive Environment &

Waste management system

 

KAIZEN Strategy

tour

 

 

KAIZEN is one of the most

important key word for

modernization of Japan

 

 


 

Japan’s Industrial

modernization tour

 

 

 

Japan became the world’s

leading industrialized country

in only 100 years

 

 

Industrial Heritage

tour

 

 

Kitakyushu has many Industry

Modernization Heritages including

UNESCO World Heritages; Meiji

Japan’s Industrial Revolution sites

 

 

 

 

 

 


 
 STEM Education field  

 

Kyushu including Kitalyushu 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


 

 

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