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Kyushu Travel Guide in Japan

Nagasaki / UNESCO Hidden Christian sites One-day tour

 

Travelling Nagasaki-city including Sotome for the Hidden Christian sites and related sites.

 

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 Nagasaki-cityShimabara  and  Amakusa regions bear unique

testimony to the tradition of people and their communities who secretly transmittraryed 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 and related sites in Nagasaki-city.

 


 

Travelling route 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Tour conditions

 

The tour is the private tour exclusively for your group.

・Minimum number : 2 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 speaking tour attendant escorts your journey to produce a pleasant trip.

・Chartered vehicle is utilized as per number of person.

 


 

Itinerary

 

8:00 Depart Fukuoka-city

Transfer to Nagasaki-city using Kyushu Expressway and Nagasaki highway, 2hours 

Exlore Unesco World Heritage sites and related sites in  Nagasaki-city

  Sotome area Hidden Christian Site  

  Urakami Cathedral 

Lunch at Nagaaski Wharf  or China Town

Exlore Unesco World Heritage sites and related sites 

  Martyrdom of the 26 Saints of Japan     

  Oura Cathedral  

Transfer to Fukuoka-cuty using Nagasaki Expressway and Kyushu Expressway, 2hours 

18:00 Arrive at  Fukuoka-city

 


 

Where to visit

 

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


 

Urakami Cathedral

Originally constructed in 1895 as a brick Romanesque building, after a long-standing ban on

Christianity was lifted. When completed in 1914, it was the largest Catholic church in East Asia.

The atomic bomb dropped on August 9, 1945 explored in Urakami, only 500m from the

cathedral, which was completely destroyed. What remained of the cathedral is now on display 

in the Atomic Bomb Museum.

 

 

A replacement the Cathedral

was built in 1959

 

Ruins of destroyed Urakami

Cathedral are displayed

 

Ruins of destroyed Cathedral,

displayed nearby Ground Zero


 

Lunch at Nagaaski Wharf or China Town

 

Nagaaski Wharf  

Elegant international & domestic tourist harbour. Made up of around 20 unique shops and

restaurants lined up at the water front, offering various choices such Japanese, Western,

and Italian cuisine, to beauty salons, outdoor shops and more.

 

China Town

Nagasaki China town at shinchi is one of the big three china town in Japan.

There are about 50 Chinese restaurants and many Chinese sundries shops in there.

 

 


 

Martyrdom of the 26 Saints of Japan     

Nishizaka Hill in Nagasaki is the place of Martyrdom of 26 Japanese Saints.

The Twenty-Six Martyrs of Japan were a group of Catholics who were executed by
crucifixion on February 5, 1597.Their martyrdom is especially significant in the history
of the Catholic Church in Japan.
In 1950, Pope Pius XII designated this place as an official pilgrimage site for Catholics.
And Saint Teresa of Calcutta commonly known as Mother Teresa visited here in 1982.
 

 

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


 

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

Address :  AIM buiding 6th floor, 3-8-1 Asano, Kokura-kitaku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture 

 


 

Tour results

We are offering various types of tours, and the tour results up to now are shown links below. 

Tailor-made tour    Study tour     Golf tour

 


 

Nagasaki / UNESCO Hidden Christian sites 3 days tour

 

Travelling Nagasaki-city, Unzen and Shimabara for the Hidden Christian sites

and related sites.

 

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 : 2 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

・Accommodations is selected as per your required grade, room conditions and budget

    and the location is considered sightseeing, dinner and nightlife as well.

・English speaking tour attendant escorts your journey to produce a pleasant trip.

・Chartered vehicle is utilized as per number of person.

 


 

Where to visit  

 

Day 1   Sotome & Nagasaki

 

Itinerary

 

Depart  Fukuoka-city

transfer to Nagasaki-city

Sotome areaMartyrdom of 26 Saints of Japan

Lunch at Nagaaski Wharf  or China Town

Oura 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

Nishizaka Hill in Nagasaki is the place of Martyrdom of 26 Japanese Saints.

The Twenty-Six Martyrs of Japan were a group of Catholics who were executed by
crucifixion on February 5, 1597.Their martyrdom is especially significant in the history
of the Catholic Church in Japan.
In 1950, Pope Pius XII designated this place as an official pilgrimage site for Catholics.
And Saint Teresa of Calcutta commonly known as Mother Teresa visited here in 1982.
 

 

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


 

Lunch at Nagaaski Wharf or China Town

 

Nagaaski Wharf  

Elegant international & domestic tourist harbour. Made up of around 20 unique shops and

restaurants lined up at the water front, offering various choices such Japanese, Western,

and Italian cuisine, to beauty salons, outdoor shops and more.

 

China Town

Nagasaki China town at shinchi is one of the big three china town in Japan.

There are about 50 Chinese restaurants and many Chinese sundries shops in there.

 

 


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 


 

Stay

 

Nagasaki

Most Hotels are located close to the main street and walking distance from Nagasaki

tram stations. And you can find many restaurants around the Hotels.

 

 

 

 JR Nagasaki Station

 

 Main street of Nagasaki

 

 Nagasaki tram


 
Day 2  Nagasaki & Unzen
 
Itinerary
 

Transfer to Unzen

Visit Nita Pass  → Unzen Jigoku

Stay at Unzen

 

Option : the following site can be arranged as a option

The Japan’s longest foot bath in Obama

 


 

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


 

Option

 

The Japan’s longest foot bath in Obama

Called “Hot foot 105  The length of foot bath is 105m which is same number of the hot spring

source temperature of 105 degree Celsius.

 

 

“ Hot foot 105 ” is the Japan’s

longest foot bath, 105 meter 

 

Hot spring source temperature

of 105 degree Celsius

 

Obama Onsen Resort, located

at the mountain foot of  Unzen 

Local specialities, Souvenir shop

 

 

Stay

 

Unzen Onsen Resort

There are 17 Hotels and Japanese style inns around Unzen Jigoku.

From every hotel,  beautiful scenery which changes by season can be enjoyed.

 

 

 Bus Center in Unzen Onsen

 Resort

 

 Many hotels arelocated around

 Unzen Jigoku

 

 

Each season brings a vivid

change to the appearance 

the face of Unzen


 

Day 3   Shimabara

 

Itinerary

 

Transfer to Minami Shimabara

Harajo Castle ruins ;  Battle field of Shimabara Rebellion

Shimabara Castle

Lunch at Shimabara

Transfer to Fukuoka-city

Arriva at  Fukuoka-city

 

Option : the following site can be arranged as a option

Hinoe Castle Ruins

 


 

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


 

Lunch at Shimabara, local delicacy food, Guzoni

Guzoni are said to date back to the Shimabara Rebellion of 1637 when the leader of the

uprising, Amakusa Shiro Tokisada, held a siege in Hara Castle with about 37,000 followers.
He made the local farmers provide the rebels with rice cake. The rebels gathered other

ingredients from the ocean and the mountains to put in the soup they cooked the rice cake

in, and thus were able to fight for three months sustained by nutritious food.

 


 

Option

 

Hinoe Castle Ruins         

During the period of the Southern and Northern Courts (1337-92), the Arima family ruling the

Shimabara Peninsula constructed a castle named Hinoe-jo.

The 14th lord, Harunobu (1567-1612) was a Christian daimyo and refurbished his castle into

a large scale which had gardens, a tea arbor and many rooms.

 

 

 Entrance of the Castle

 

 The castle made by Christian

 Daimyo, Arima Hironobu

 

  Remain stone walls around

  the site of the front gate


 

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 

 


 

Tour results

We are offering various types of tours, and the tour results up to now are shown links below.   

Tailor-made tour    Study tour     Golf tour

 


 

Fukuoka one-day tour

 

Fukuoka-city is the Heart of Kyushu. The biggest city in Kyushu and the energetic city

bustling as the center of Kyushu’s politics, economy, culture, fashion as well as tourism.

Fukuoka-city has many kind of fascinating tourist attractions and abundant tourism

materials which are different from the other destinations in Kyushu. For this tour, we take

you to historical places and local traditional areas for introducing the real Japan.

 


 

 Location of Fukuoka-city    

 

   

 


 

Tour conditions 

 

The tour is the private tour exclusively for your group.

・Minimum number : 2 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 speaking tour attendant escorts your journey to produce a pleasant trip.

・Chartered vehicle is utilized as per number of person.

 


 

Itinerary  

 

9:00 depart the Hotel in Fukuoka-city

Kushida Shrine

Hakata Machiya Furusatokan

Tochoji temple

Exploring Kawabata-dori Shopping Street

Lunch :Ramen stadium

Fukuoka Castle Ruins

Yusentei Garden, enjoy tea ceremony

16:00 Arrive the Hotel in Fukuoka-city

 

Option : the following sites can be arranged as a option.

Seaside Momochi

Marine World Uminonakamichi

Nokonoshima Island

Fukuoka Chuo Wholesale fish Market

 


 

Where to explore


Kushida Shrine

The most exciting summer festival in Kyushu, Hakata Gion Yamagasa is held in the shrine

in July. The tall Kazari Yamakasa, a luxuriously decorated float, is always displayed which 

was constructed without using even a single nail.

 

 

 Shrine main building

 

 Sacred Crane Well

 

 Hakata Gion Yamakasa

 decoration


 

Hakata Machiya Furusatokan

It is a folk museum depicts the life and culture of Hakata Fukuoka. Exhibition hall, many

faces and facets of the Hakata way of life can be found, Machiya hall, is a superb example

of traditional architecture and has been moved here and restored to provide a glimpse into 

the past.

 

 

 The museun is located next to

 Kushida Shrine

 

 Exhibition hall

 

 Hakata doll


 

Tochoji Temple

The Temple was founded in 806 by Kobo-daishi Kukai and it is the oldest temple of the

Shingon sect in Japan that  Kobo-daishi set up. The Fukuoka Daibutsu called Great Buddha 

of Fukuoka completed in 1993 stands 10.8 meters tall and is the largest seated wooden 

image of Buddha in Japan.

 

 

 

 Five-story pagodo

 

 

 

Head temple of Shingon

Buddhism Kyushu sect 

 

 

 Garaves of Kuroda Lord


 

Kawabata-dori Shopping Street

Japanese traditional Shopping Street where you can find a lot of Cool Japan. The entrance of the

shopping street is located next to Kushida Shrine. Approximately 130 shops built in the 400 metre

arcade. There are also souvenir shops including Hakata dolls, shops collected Hakata Gion

Yamakasa goods. ​Enjoy lunch, Hakata Ramen at the birth place of Nagahama Ramen.

 

 

 Entrance of Shopping

 arcade

 

130 shops in the 400 metre

arcade including souvenir shops

 

 

  Birth place of Nagahama

  Ramen


 

Lunch, Ramen Stadium

Ramen Stadium isn’t really a stadium as the name suggests, but a food court on the fifth floor

of Canal City’s Cinema Building. It carries not one, but eight famous ramen stalls that serves

different ramen styles from across Japan. Ramen Stadium has eight ramen stalls with ramen

from Hakata, Kurume, and as far as Tokyo, Kyoto, and Sapporo.

 


 

Fukuoka Castle Ruins

Fukuoka castle, was built in 1601.  Part of stone wall and canal, and the Tamon tower are

still left intact as they were back then. There is also a nice view of the city from the former

main Parts of the castle’s former moats were used to construct nearby Ohori koen Park.

 

 

 

 Remaining Tamon tower

 

 

 Stone wall of the Castle

 

 

 Magnificent view of

 Fukuoka-city


 

Yusentei Garden

The Japanese traditional Garden; it was originally built in the 1754 for Kuroda Tsugutaka

who was the lord of Fukuoka clan. You can feel Japanese traditional cultures and enjoy

Tea Ceremony.

 

 

The time-honored Japanese

 garden

 

Beautiful lake, colorful carp

swimming

 

 Traditional Japanese room,

 enjoy Tea Ceremony


 

Option

 

Seaside Momochi

The water-front resort area, only a 15 minute drive from Tenjin in the centre of Fukuoka-city. 

The park is surrounded by Fukuoka Tower and high rise contemporary high rise buildings, 

all of which help make a modern urban landscape.  There are many tourist attractions here

 

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


 

Marine World Uminonakamichi

The aquarium focuses on the aquatic life found around Kyushu. The main tank is a huge,

seven meter deep pool filled with all different kinds of marine life including over 120 sharks

of 20 different varieties. There are also several outdoor tanks where you can experience

feeding dolphins and sea lions.

 

 

Marine World Uminonakamichi

facing to Hakata bay

 

 Dolphines and sea lions Show

 

 Different kinds of marine life

  can be enjoyed

 


 

Nokonoshima Island

In the middle of Hakata Bay Beautiful flowers can be enjoyable throughout the year.

Rapeseed blossom, Cherry blossom, Livingstone daisy Poppy, Rhododendro, Marigold,

Hydrengea, Plumed cockscomb, Dahlia, Sunflower, Cockspur coral tree Bougainvillea,

Scarlet sage, Cosmos, Dahlia, Autumn leaves, Scarlet sage, Japanese narcissus,

Japanese camellia, Plum.

 

 

Breathtaking panoramic

view of Hakata bay

 

Beautiful flowers can be

enjoyable throughout the year

 

  Flower garden

 

 


 

Fukuoka Chuo Wholesale fish Market

Well known as the Kitchen of Hakata dealing with fresh sea food. The Wholesale Market

is open to the public on the second Saturday of every month as Citizens Appreciation day.

Time is from 9h to 12h. The Special event is the Tuna Cooking Show, don’t miss it.

 

 

 Tuna Cooking show

 

 Enjoy Tuna sashimi

 

 Wholesale Market is open

 to the public


 

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 

 


 

Tour results

We are offering various types of tours, and the tour results up to now are shown links below.

Tailor-made tour    Study tour     Golf tour

 


 

Aso & Takachiho 2 days tour

 

The dynamic nature of Aso including Takachiho area is located in the center of Kyushu

and is spreading around Mount Aso.

 

Mount Aso is the largest active volcano in Japan, and is among the largest in the world.

Mount Aso has a fairly large caldera which is one of the largest caldera in the world, 25 km

north-south and 18 km east-west with a circumference of around 120 km, although sources

vary on the exact distance.

The present Aso caldera formed as a result of four huge caldera eruptions occurring over

a range of 90,000 to 300,000 years ago.

 

The tour introduces the large scale of the Dynamic Nature which cannot be seen in no

other area in Japan.

 


 

Tour Conditions

 

The tour is the private tour exclusively for your group.

・Minimum number : 2 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

・Chartered vehicle is utilized as per number of person.

   (1) less than 8 person

     a chartered taxi is used with English speaking driver

     English speaking driver assist the tour as tour guide and tour attendant

   (2) more than 9 person

  a chartered bus is used with Japanese speaking driver

  English speaking guide who also works as a tour attendant is accompanied

    for assist the tour in the case of using a chartered bus

・Accommodations is selected as per your required grade, room conditions and budget

    and the location is considered sightseeing, dinner and nightlife as well.

 

 

Day 1  Aso, stay Kurokawa Onsen

 

Itinerary

Depart  Fukuoka-city

Transfer to Aso

Exploring Aso

 Tourist Tram : Minami Aso Rail Way  → Lunch at Takamori  Dengaku-no sato 

  Kusasenri-ga-hama   → Mount Aso   → Nabegataki Waterfall

Stay at Kurokawa Onsen

 


 

Where to explore

 

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.

 

 

 Minami Aso Rail Way

 Takamori station

 

 Tourist tram, start a 30minutes

  journey

 

 

  Enjoy the magnificent scenery

  of Aso


 

Lunch
 

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.

 

 Japanese traditional house built

 200 years ago

 

Japanesetraditional style

fire place

 

 Delicious local speciality

 Aso beef

Aso Akaushi beef rice bowl

Aso Akaushi laterally means red beef that is unique in that it has a higher proportion of red meat

with just the right amount of fat, combined with great taste, tenderness and healthiness.

Aso Akaushi beer rice bowl is a local cuisine in Aso consisting of a bowl of rice put in a mildly

sweet sauce and topped with Akaushi beef and egg.


 

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.

 

 

 Dynamic active volcano

 Mt. Aso can be seen

 

The beautiful prairie spreads

in the crater

 

 Enjoy horse riding


 

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.

 

 

  Mt. Aso, around the Crater 

 

   Look down the Crater

 

   Nakadake Crater


 

Nabegataki Waterfalls

The hidden tourist spot in Kumamoto prefecture, located just outside Oguni town in Aso region.

One of the area’s more well-known waterfalls. Looking like a mini-Niagara. It is very unique

waterfalls, you can actually climb behind the falls to see how the water has carved out the rock

over the year.

 

 

  The hidden tourist spot

  in Aso region

 

 View from outside of the

 Waterfalls

 

 View from behind the

 Waterfalls


 

Kurokawa Onsen

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.

 

 

Japanese style accomodations

Ryokan along the river

 

 Roten-buro or out side open

 air bath

 

 Japanese tradditiona meal

 used local ingredients


 

Day 2  Takachiho

 

Itinerary

Leave  Kurokawa Onsen

Exploring Daikanbo

Transfer to Takachiho

Exploring Takachiho

 Takachiho Gorge     → Takachiho shrine→ AmanoIwato shrine

Transfer to Fukuoka-city

Arriva at Fukuoka-city

 


 

Where to explore

 

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.

 

 

 Over view from Daikanbo

 
  At the top
 
  Observatory place 

 

Takachiho Gorge

A narrow chasm cut through the rock by the Gokase River.  The 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.

 

 

The narrow chasm cut through

the rock, boat riding experience

 

Exploring Takachiho Gorge

using the walk-way

 

Souvenir shops and 

Restaurants


 

Lunch , Somen nagashi

Somen is a kind of noodle which is made by wheat and is usually eaten by dipping style.
Somen nagashi is the way of eating Somen with waterslide traditionally made by bamboo

like as video below. Nagashi means flowing.

 

 

 

Takachiho Gorge boat riding

The most recommended activity at Takachiho Gorge is riding the river that flows down the

base of the gorge on a rental boat.The spot you can see waterfalls and the columnar shaped

valley together is rare in the world. Please enjoy this amazing view from the boat.

 


 

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. In the evening,

you can enjoy the Yokagura Dance.

 

 

Entrance of Shrine, Torii gate

 

 The sacred tree, 800 years old

 

Shrine main building


 

Amano Iwato shrine

About ten kilometers outside of central Takachiho the Shrine was built near the cave where

Amaterasu is said to have hid herself away.  The cave cannot be approached, however,

there is an observation deck behind the shrine’s main building.

 

 

 

 The God shows the story of

 Shinto origin

 

 Amano Iwato Shrine, there is the

 Cave behind the shrine

 

 Amano Yasugawara, Gods &

 Goddesses had a discussion


 

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 

ou can also contact us by e-mail at info@japan-kyushu-tourist.com

And we would love to chat about your travel plans on the phone as well,
please ring our office a call in English.   +81-93-521-8897

 


 

Tour results

We are offering various types of tours, and the tour results up to now are shown links below.    

Tailor-made tour     Study tour     Golf tour

 


 

 

Kitakyushu one-day tour

 
Kitakyushu-city is the Industrial Innovation where greatly contributed to Japan’s 
industrial modernization. And also is blessed with spectacular & stunning natural 
feature. The tour explore the many featured places in Kitakyushu-city.

 


 

Travelling route

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Tour conditions 

 

The tour is the private tour exclusively for your group.

・Minimum number : 2 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 speaking tour attendant escorts your journey to produce a pleasant trip.

・Chartered vehicle is utilized as per number of person.

 


 

Itinerary 

 

8:30 Depart Fukuoka-city

Transfer to Kitakyushu-city 

Go up to Mount Sarakura by Cable Car and the Slope Car

Enjoy magnificent and dynamic view from Mount Sarakura

Visit Higashida : UNESCO World Heritage /  Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution 

Lunch Local cuisines

Visit Kokokura Castle

Explore Mojiko Retro

  Konamon Pedstrian tunnel : cross to the Shimonoseki on foot

Transfer to Fukuoka-city by vehicle throug Kanmon Bridge

17:30 Arrive Fukuoka-city

 

Option : the following sites can be arranged as a option.

Manga Museum and Aru Aru City

Mount Sarakura night view 

Hiraodai karst plateau 

TOYOTA Motor Kyushu

Kawachi Reservoir

 


 

Where to explore 

 

Mount Sarakura

The hight of the mountain is 622 meters from sea level. In 10 minutes, you can reach the 

summit from the Cable Car Station using the Cable car and the Slope car.  At the top you

are presented with a magnificent and spectacular view of Kitakyushu. ​

 

  Cable car, a 5 minutes ride

  from Mountain foot station to

  Slope car station

  Slope car, a 3 minutes ride

  from Slope car station to

  summit of Mount Sarakura

   Enjoy a magnificent view

   from the summit


 

Higashida

Japan’s modern steel industry was started as Yawata steel Works at Higashida district

in 1901. Since then, the Works greatly contributed to Japan’s industrial modernization

until rapid  postwar economic growth. The three sites in Higashida have been registered

on UNESCO World Heritage  as Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution.

 

UNESCO WorldHeritage

 

 

Site of Japan’s Meiji Industrial

Revolution, First Head Office of

the Steel Works 

Higashida No.1 Blast Furnace

 

 

Only the Blast  Furnace in the

world which preserved as it

was

Kitakyushu Innovation Gallery

 

 

Museum of Industrial

Technology, based on this

theme of “innovation”


 

Kokura Caltle

Fukuoka–prefecture only in Japan is selected by CNN Travel as one of the top 19 places

to visit in 2019And the Photo of Kokura Castle is used for introducing Fukuoka-prefecture

Kokura Castle is one of the most famous land marks in Kitakyushu. The construction was

commenced in 1602 and spent 7 years to completed it.  

 

 

 

 Castle tower, land mark in

 Kitakyushu-city

 

 Moat around Castle tower

 

 Kokura Castle Garden, former

 site of lord’s guest house


 

Dr. Albert Einstein awarded Nobel Prize in Physic visited Moji in 1922, and he acclaimed

that everything could see were Arts. The exotic district of Mojiko Retro is visited by more 

than 2 million tourists a year. Moji-ko Port flourished following its 889 designation as a

Special National Port for exporting coal and other products. 

 

 

 

 Mitsui Club, Dr. Albert Einstein

 stayed in 1922

 

 

Kaikyo Plaza, the shopping

and restaurant area

 

 

 Time back to 100 year ago,

 enjoy romantic atomosphere

 and beautiful harbor


 

Konamon Pedstrian tunnel

Only the place in the world !   You can cross the strait on foot.  The Kanmon Strait, separating

Honshu and Kyushu, is a very beautiful and busy waterway with as many as 700 small and 

large ships a day passing through it. the Kanmon Pedestrian Tunnel, which enables people to 

cross on foot, the “ferries”, and the like.​

 

 

 

 

Moji, Kyushu Island side  

 

  Cross the strait on foot

 

 

  Shimonoseki, Honshu

  Island side  


 

Lunch, local cuisines to be slected from the following

 

Kawara Sobe

Kawara soba is a local cuisine which Soba noodles and meat are cooked together

on a Kawara (stone roof tile) and dipped into a special sauce when eating it.

Yaki curry

Yaki curry latterly means baked curry and is local cuisine in Moji which is curry with rice

topped with cheese and/or egg heated in oven. The melted cheese and soft-boiled egg

combine with the spicy curry to enhance its flavor even more.

 

Nagahama Ramen, Tonpei

 

 

Eel Restaurant, Chikurintei

 

 

Opotion

 

Manga Museum and Aru Aru City 

Manga Museum is located next to JR Kokura station. The museum is located on the 6th 

floor of Aru Aru City, a multi-floored shopping mall devoted to products and services for 

anime, manga, idol culture, and cosplay fans, a kind of Harajuku in miniature.

 

 

 Manga Museum and Aru Aru

 City next to JR Kokura station

 

 Best known Manga writer

 Reiji Matsumoto

 

  Aru Aru City, a multi-floored

  shopping mall


 

Kitakyushu is the dynamic city where one million people are living and working, is creating

the beautiful Night view which you have never seen before. The night view from the mount

Sarakura is chosen the three major Night View in Japan. The area of Night view is the largest

in the World ; about 40km east to west and 10km south to north and also the number of

lighting to create the night view is the largest in the World. 

 
 
The most dynamic night view in the World

 


 

Hiraodai Karst Plateau & Caves 

One of the three largest Karst Plateau in Japan along with the Akiyoshi-dai Plateau and the 

Shikoku Karst. It is located in southeastern part of Kitakyushu-city. At altitudes between 

400 and 600 meters above sea level and stretching 6 km from north to south and 2 km from

east to west.  

 

 

The limestone stands in row

like a flock of sheep in a vast

meadow and dolines 

 

The Plateau offers a different

views in each of the four

seasons

 

Senbutsu limestone cave,

the largest limestone caves

in Hiraodai Karst Plateau


 

TOYOTA Motor Kyushu

Established in 1991, 100% shareholder of Toyota Motor.  Major manufactured car is Lexus,

and annual production volume is 430,000 cars.  Assembly line and Inspection line are visited

at the factory tour.

 

 

Introduce the car manufacturing

process

 

Exhibition hall at visiter

Center

 

Visit Lexus manufacturing line

and learn KAIZEN in TOYOTA


 

Kawachi Reservoir

The first-class civil construction heritage completed in 1927, the triggered the registration

of World Cultural Heritage of Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution.  The Kawachi

Reservoir was constructed for the industrial water supply to Yawata Steel Works. The dam

was constructed at the Okura River and upper stream of the dam was expanded and 

making the 7milion cubic metre reservoir.

 

 

Reservoir, constructed for the

industrial water supply to

Yawata Steel Works

 

Unprecedented design in the 

world has been applied to

harmonize with nature 

 

First-class civil construction

heritage

 

 


 
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 

 


 

Tour results

We are offering various types of tours, and the tour results up to now are shown links below. 

Tailor-made tour    Study tour     Golf tour

 


 

Takachiho one-day tour

 

Takachiho offers dynamic and beautiful Takachiho Gorge and here is the birthplace of Shinto

which is Japanese indigenouse religion.

Takachiho is located almost center of Kyushu, in the northernmost part of Miyazaki-prefecture,

bordering Aso , Kumamoto-prefectureThe Gokase River formed Takachioho Gorge flows from

the west to the southeast part of town.

 

In this tour, you can enjoy the dynamic and beautiful nature of Takachioho Gorge and find the roots

of Japanese culture in the birth place of Japanese indigenouse religion.

 


 

 Location of Takachiho

 

     

 


 

Tour conditions

 

The tour is the private tour exclusively for your group.

・Minimum number : 2 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 speaking tour attendant escorts your journey to produce a pleasant trip.

・Chartered vehicle is utilized as per number of person.

 


 

Itinerary

 

8:00 Depart Fukuoka-city

Transfer to Takachiho using Kyushu Expressway, 2 hours and 50 minutes 

 Visit  Takachiho shrine 

 lunch at Takachiho

 Explore Takachiho Gorge and Takachiho Gorge boat riding

 Visit Amano Iwato shrine

Transfer to Fukuoka-cuty using Kyushu Expressway

18:00 Arrive at Fukuoka-city

 

Option : the following site can be arranged as a option.

Tourist Tram / Minami Aso Rail Way

 


 

Where to Explore

 

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. In the

evening, you can enjoy the Yokagura Dance.

 

 

Entrance of Shrine, Torii gate

 

 The sacred tree, 800 years old

 

Shrine main building


 

Lunch , Somen nagashi

Somen is a kind of noodle which is made by wheat and is usually eaten by dipping style.
Somen nagashi is the way of eating Somen with waterslide traditionally made by bamboo

like as video below. Nagashi means flowing.

 

 

 

Takachiho Gorge 

A narrow chasm cut through the rock by the Gokase River.  The 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.

 

 

The narrow chasm cut through

the rock, boat riding experience

 

Exploring Takachiho Gorge

using the walk-way

 

Souvenir shops and 

Restaurants


 

Takachiho Gorge boat riding

The most recommended activity at Takachiho Gorge is riding the river that flows down the

base of the gorge on a rental boat.The spot you can see waterfalls and the columnar shaped

valley together is rare in the world. Please enjoy this amazing view from the boat.

   

 

Amano Iwato shrine  

Japanese indigenouse religion, Shinto born here.

There is a story of Shinto origin in the Cave behind of Amano Iwato Shrine, and Amano

Yasugawara. About ten kilometers outside of central TakachihoAmano Iwato Shrine

was built near the Cave where is place of the Shinto origin story.

 

 

 

 The God shows the story of

Shinto origin

 

 Amano Iwato Shrine, there is the

 Cave behind the shrine

 

 Amano Yasugawara, Gods &

 Goddesses had a discussion


 

Option

 

Tourist TramMinami 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.

 

 

 Minami Aso Rail Way

 Takamori station

 

Tourist tram, start a 30minutes

 journey

 

 

  Enjoy the magnificent

  scenery of Aso

 


 
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

And we would love to chat about your travel plans on the phone as well,
please ring our office a call in English.   +81-93-521-8897

 


 

Tour results

We are offering various types of tours, and the tour results up to now are shown links below.    

Tailor-made tour     Study tour     Golf tour

 


 

Kitakyushu / UNESCO Industrial Revolution One-day tour

 

Kitakyushu-city is the birth place of Steel Making Industry in Japan and contributed

greatly to the development of the Japanese industry modernization.

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

UNESCO World Heritage as Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution in 2015.

 

This tour introduce how Kitakyushu-city contributed to Japan’s industrial modernization

with unprecedented speed in the world and also the history to Environmental Future

City can be learned while visiting World Heritage sites and related Industry Heritages.

 


 

 Location of Kitakyushu-city

 

 

 

 


 

Tour conditions 

 

The tour is the private tour exclusively for your group.

・Minimum number : 2 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 speaking tour attendant escorts your journey to produce a pleasant trip.

・Chartered vehicle is utilized as per number of person.

 


 

Itinerary  

 

8:00 Depart Fukuoka-city

Transfer to Kitakyushu-city using Kyushu Expressway, 1 hours 

Visite World Heritage and related site in Kitakyushu

 Kitakyushu Innovation Gallery Studio   → Higashida No.1 Blast Furnace

 First Head Office the Steel Works  UNESCO World Heritage

Lunch at Otani-kaikan Hall

Kawachi Reservoir  → Minami Kawachi bridge

Onga River Pump Station UNESCO World Heritage

Transfer to Fukuoka-cuty

18:00 Arrive at Fukuoka-city

 


 

Where to visit  

 

Kitakyushu Innovation Gallery Studio

Museum of Industrial Technology, in April 2007, based on this theme of “innovation,

” the Kitakyushu Innovation Gallery & Studio (KIGS) opened in Yahata, Higashida, 

where Japan’s mordern steel industry operation was started. 

 

Museum Building

World Heritage,

Meiji Japan’s Industry Revolution

Introducing Industry innovation

history of Japan


 

Higashida No.1 Blast Furnace

The only one in the world, the Blast Furnace which was actually used until 1972, is preserved

as it was.   This place is the birth place of Japan’s modern steel industry began in 1901 and It

contributed greatly to the development of the Japanese steel industry.

 


 

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


 

Otani-kaikan Hall

Built in 1927, opened as an employee club of the then-owned Yawata Steel Works

The western-style building of Art Deco style architecture. 
The Hall building received the Kitakyushu City Architectural Culture Award in 1989. 

 


 

Kawachi Reservoir

The reservoir for supplying water to Yawata Steel Works; the construction took 8 years and was

completed in 1927.  The concept of the designer Hisanori Numata was “Civil engineering is an

eternal monument”. The Dam in harmony with nature, is imaged European Castle and  

the volume 7milion cubic metre reservoir.

 


 

 Minami Kawachi-bashi bridge

The only remaining lenticular truss bridge in Japan  ( lens type truss bridge), located at the south
side of Kawachi Reservoir and it was designed by Hisanori Numata.
This shape and color really harmonize with nature and become a symbol of the Iron town Yahata.
 

 

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


 
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 

 


 

Tour results

We are offering various types of tours, and the tour results up to now are shown links below. 

Tailor-made tour    Study tour     Golf tour 

 


 

Nagasaki / UNESCO Industrial Revolution One-day tour

 

The origin of Japan’s modernization is here.

 

Under the growing sense of crisis over a foreign menace, Nagasaki supported the

introduction of Western countries technology, which started during the last years of

Japan’s National isolation period. With “ Dejima ” as the only window to West during

the period of National isolation.Nagasaki has contributed to Japan’s modernization

by serving as a place to acquire knowledge from oversea.

Nagasaki contributed for Shipbuilding and Coal Mining and 7 sites have been

registered on the UNESCO World Heritage, Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution.

 

This tour introduces how Nagasaki contributed to industrial development and japan a

chieved industrial modernization with unprecedented speed in the world, while visiting

the World heritage sites.

 


 

 Location of Nagasaki-city

 

  

 

 


 

Tour conditions

 

The tour is the private tour exclusively for your group.

・Minimum number : 2 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 speaking tour attendant escorts your journey to produce a pleasant trip.

・Chartered vehicle is utilized as per number of person.

 


 

Itinerary

 

8:00 Depart Fukuoka-city

Transfer to Nagasaki-city using Kyushu Expressway and Nagasaki highway, 2hours 

Exlore Unesco World Heritage sites in Nagasaki-city 

  Visit Former Pattern Shop / Shipyard History Museum

  See the Giant Cantilever Crane from a bus window

  Lunch at Nagaaski Wharf

  Visit Dejima

  Visit Glover Garden  

Transfer to Fukuoka-cuty using Nagasaki Expressway and Kyushu Expressway, 2hours 

18:00 Arrive at Fukuoka-city

 


 

Where to Explore

 

Former Pattern Shop  /  Shipyard History Museum / UNESCO World Heritage

The Former Pattern Shop was built in 1898 to produce wooden patterns for castings and is the

oldest factory building in the shipyard. It is a two-storied brick building with a timber roof truss.

There is a U-shaped rail on the ceiling to transport materials.

The building was refurbished to the Shipyard History Museum in 1985 and is open to the public.

 

 

The Former Pattern Shop

 building

 

Introduce the history of

Mitsubishi Heavy Industry

 

 

The Shipyard History Museum

in the Former Pattern Shop


 

Giant Cantilever Crane / UNESCO World Heritage

The Giant Cantilever Crane is the first electric-powered crane of its type in Japan, imported from

Scotland in 1909, which is the oldest surviving one in operation in the world. It can still lift a load

of 150 tons and is used to ship heavy goods.

 

 

 Mitsubishi Heavy Industry

 Shipyard 

 

  Giant Cantilever Crane

 

 View of Nagasaki port from

 Glover Garden


 

Nagaaski Wharf  / lunch

Elegant international & domestic tourist harbour

Made up of around 20 unique shops and restaurants lined up at the water front, offering

various choices such Japanese, Western, and Italian cuisine, to beauty salons, outdoor

shops and more. It is quite the popular spot for people who want to relax while viewing the

sea beyond as they dine outdoors.

 

Restaurants lined up at the

water front

Featured typical Japanese

Restaurant

Viewing the Nagasaki Port


 

Dejima

Only the trading port in Japan during Natinal isolation.

The fan-shaped artificial island in the bay of Nagasaki that was a Dutch trading port

as Japan’s only open gateway to Europe during Japan’s self-imposed isolation of Edo period

from 1641 until 1853. The Dutch East India Company’s trading post at Dejima was closed in

1857. Since then, the island has been surrounded by reclaimed land and merged into Nagasaki: 

its original location is marked by rivets.

 

Fan-shaped artificial island,

was built in 1636

 

Building of residence, cooking

room, warehouse 

 

The old Dejima seminary,

a Christian theological school


 

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 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. The Glover Residence is Japan’s oldest

wooden Western-style building and is the UNESCO World Heritage

 

 

Tomas Glover Residence,

World Heritage

 

Former Mitsubishi second

dock house

 

Overlooking of Nagasaki

harbour


 

Option

 

Hashima Coal Mine  /  Gunkan-jima island cruise

Hashima coal mining island is an artificial reclaimed island and the site of Japan’s first major

undersea coal exploitation (1890) pioneered by Mitsubishi – and host to one of the world’s

most extraordinary former mining communities. Hashima Island is located 3 km southwest of

Takashima, and it was the success of Takashima that led Mitsubishi to purchase this island – both

islands giving access to the same undersea coal deposit. Now Hashima is a ruin called “Gunkanjima”,

so called after its resemblance to the silhouette of a battleship.

 

 

From Nagasaki port, the cruise

ship take you to Gunkan-jima

island.

 

The artificial reclaimed island

for Coal Mine

 

The site of Japan’s first major

undersea coal exploitation 

ioneered

 


 

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 

 


 

Tour results

We are offering various types of tours, and the tour results up to now are shown links below. 

Tailor-made tour    Study tour     Golf tour

 


 

Yufuin & Beppu Onsen 2 days tour

 

The tour takes the most recommended Onsen Resorts are Beppu and Yufuin.

Two Onsen Resorts are located in Oita-prefecture, and have different fascinating

features. Oita-prefecture is on the north-eastern area of Kyushu and a representative

Onsen Resort area in Japan, total boasting hot spring sources and hot spring flowing

volume are both Japan’s largest.

 

 


 

Travelling route

 

Day 1 : Fukuokacity  → Yufuin sightseeing,  stay Yufuin or  Beppu

Day 2 :  Beppu sightseeing  →   Fukuoka-city

 

  

 


 

Tour conditions

 

The tour is the private tour exclusively for your group.

・Minimum number : 2 person

・Maxum number : 30 person

・Start and end of the tour is Fukuokacity, please specify the place where you want

・Tour date : please specify the date

・Chartered vehicle is utilized as per number of person.

   (1) less than 8 person

     a chartered taxi is used with English speaking driver

     English speaking driver assist the tour as tour guide and tour attendant

   (2) more than 9 person

  a chartered bus is used with Japanese speaking driver

  English speaking guide who also works as a tour attendant is accompanied

    for assist the tour in the case of using a chartered bus

・Accommodations is selected as per your required grade, room conditions and budget

    and the location is considered sightseeing, dinner and nightlife as well.

 


 

Day 1  Yufuin

 

Itinerary

Depart Fukuoka-city → transfer to Kokonoe 

Kokonoe Yume Otusrihashi

transfer to Yufuin

Lunch at Yufuin

Exploring  Yufuin

  Yunotsubo Avenue   → Yufuin Floral Village → Kinrinko lake

Stay at Yufuin or Beppu Onsen

  Japanese style accommodation included dinner

 

Option : the following sites can be arranged as a option before exploring Yufuin.

Fruits harvest experience

Kuju Flower Park

 


 

Where to explore

 

Kokonoe Yume Otsurihashi

The longest pedestrian suspension bridge in Japan and the 2nd leongest in the World

Splendid and beautiful view from the thrilling sunpension bridge over the Naruko river valley.

 

 

 Entrance of the pedestrian

 suspention bridge

 

Beautiful scenery of Naruko

river valley

 

390 metre long, 173 metre

height from Nariko River valley


 

Yufuin

A beautiful and tranquil Onsen Resort, Yufuin is located about 15 km west of Beppu and is spreading

in the Yufu basin at the mountain foot of Yufu. 

 

Yunotsubo Avenue

Main street in Yufuin located at the foot of mount Yufu. The avenue is started near JR Yufuin

Station and connected to Kinrinko lake. Through Yunotsubo Avenue, it takes about 30 minutes

on foot from JR Yufuin Station to Kinrinko lake. There are 70 shops, gift shop, galleries, curiosity

item shops as well as cafes.

 

 

Main street in Yufuin located

at the foot of mount Yufu 

 

70 shops, gift shop, galleries,

curiosity item shops

 

 Many  souvenios can be found


 

Yufuin Floral Village

Reproduced the townscape of the Cotswold region in England. The place was also used for

Harry Potter’s shooting location.

 

 

Welcome to Yufuin Floral

Village

 

Theme area “spring of girl

Heidi in the Alps”

 

Reproduced the townscape

of the Cotswold region


 

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.

 

 

Hot water gushes from the

bottom of the lake

 

Hot steam rises from

its surface on a cold day

 

Cafe restaurant by the lake


 

Lunch at Yufuin

 

Yufumabushi

Yufumabushi is a local cuisine which serves really nice BUNGO Beef.

But surprisingly, the way they serve beef is not BBQ or SUKIYAKI style that are seen in

most cases, but “Yufumabushi ” style which we rarely see for beef dish.

 

Local gourmet restaurants

There are many kind of restaurants and cafes around Kinrinko lake and at the Yunotsubo Avenue,


 

Stay Yufuin or Beppu

The best Onsen life to suit your requirement can be chosen from the various options.

Where to stay : Yufuin Onsen, Sujiyu Onsen, Beppu eight Onsen including Kannawa.

Japanese style room or Western style room can be chosen and the local cuisines

including Bungo beef can be enjoyed at dinner.

 

 

 

  Onsen Resort

 

 Relaxing at Onsen Resort

 

 Japanese style room


 

Option

 

Fruits harvest experience

In the harvest time, the northern Kyushu boasts many area with beautiful fruit orchards.

Fukuoka is one of the leading fruit-producing prefecture in all Japan.
The fruit production in Fukuoka is primarily concentrated in the southern Chikugo region

such as Ukiha, Asakura and Tanushimaru.

 

 

Strawbery : December to May

 

 

Grape : August to October

 

 Apple : August to December

 Persimmon : Oct. to Dec.


 

Kuju Flower Park

The Park offers stunning seasonal displays of flowers set against beautiful mountain scenery.

Over 3 million flowers in 500 different varieties from spring to late autumn. The park covers 49

acres of the beautiful Kuju plateau, the Kuju mountain range making a stunning alpine back

drop and the sleeping buddha of Mount Aso, a vista in the distance.

 

 

 Entrance of Kuju Flower Park

 

Over 3 million flowers in 500

different varieties  

 

Seasonal displays of flowers

set against beautiful mountain

scenery

 


 

Day 2   Beppu  

 

Itinerary

Leave accommodation

Exploring Beppu

  Beppu Hell tour and Foot bath

Lunch at Beppu, JIgoku Mushi kobo

transfer to Fukuoka-city

 

Option : the following sites can be arranged as a option.

Mount Tsurumi

Takasaki mountain animal park

Onsen Hoyo land

Myoban Onsen

Harajiri Waterfall

 


 

Where to explore

 

Beppu Hell tour 

Hell (Jigoku Meguri ) tour that is a collection of hot spring where the water bubbles forth from 
underground, often with unusual result.  Seven of the hells are located in the Kannawa district
where over 4 km northwest of Beppu station, and two in the more remote Shibaseki district. 
    

 

Umi Jigoku, Sea Hell

 

 Chi-no-ike Jigoku,

 Blood Pull  Hell

 

Oniishi Bozu Jigoku,

Oniishi shaving Head Hell


 

Foot bath

Have you tried Foot bath before? 
Foot bath is called Ashiyu in Japanese and is a public bath in which people can bath their feet.
Ashiyu in Beppu set up at Kannawa Onsen near the Hell tour spot.
 

 

 Foot bath located near the

 Hell tour spots

 

 Easily enjoy it without having to

 remove all your clothing

 

 Only the feet and leg up to

 the knee are immersed


 

Lunch at Beppu

 

Jigoku Mushi kobo

Jigoku Mushi,  literally “hell-steaming” is an unusual cooking method found in Beppu.

It’s a simple but impactful method that dates back to the Edo Period. Jigoku Mushi Kobo

features an interesting hands-on workshop where you can cook food yourself in the

searing onsen steam.

  

 

Option

 

Mount Tsurumi

Soaring 1375 metres into the sky, Mount Tsurumi is a breathtaking mountain overlooking

Beppu that offers some decent hiking, rare flora and outstanding vistas. Visitors can take

a ropeway 800 metres up and revel in being surrounded by acres of rolling greenery.

On clear days, you can see as far as the Kuju Mountains, a famous mountain range

that runs between Oita and Kumamoto-prefectures.

 

 

 

Takasaki mountain animal park

About 1700 wild Japanese monkey are living in the park. The monkeys are fed regularly

by park wardens in order to keep them on the mountain and prevent conflicts with farmers

and residents in the neighborhood.

 

 

 

  Slope car to the Park

 

  Wild Japanese monkey living

  in the Park

 

  The monkeys are fed regularly

  by park wardens


 

Onsen Hoyo land

The Onsen is a public bath located in Myoban Onsen Resort.

This place is known by its mud looks like a cream, and is rarely found in Japan.

The mud has an excellent skin beautifying effect. The outdoor mud is a mixed-gender bath.

 


 

Myoban Onsen

Onsen Resort where Alum is being collected. The Onsen Resort town where the Yunohana or Alum

have been collected since more than 200 years ago.  Myoban means Alum in Japanese.

Myoban is a geothermal area located at an altitude of 400 metre at the middle Garan mountain

and a little away from the centre of Beppu-city.

 

 

Middle Garan mountain area

a little away from the Beppu

 

Onsen Resort town where 

Yunohana or Alum is collected

 

Yunohana flower huts stand

side by side


 

Contact us

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Tour results

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Asakura and Ukiha one-day tour

 

Agricultural industries area spreading in the Kyushu’s largest Chikugo plain.

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.

 


 

 Location of Chikugo region

 

 


 

Tour conditions

 

The tour is the private tour exclusively for your group.

・Minimum number : 2 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 speaking tour attendant escorts your journey to produce a pleasant trip.

・Chartered vehicle is utilized as per number of person.

 


 

Itinerary  

 

9:00 Depart Fukuoka-city

Transfer to Toho Village by vehicle using Kyushu Express Way

Exploring Toho Village

Visiting Ukiha Inari Shrine

Asakura  Triple Water Wheel

Fujii Apiary

Exploring Shirakabe-dori Avenue

Lunch at the featured restaurant Shirakabe

Visiting a Shochu brewery

Back to Fukuoka using Kyushu Express Way

17:30 Arrive Fukuoka-city 

 

Option : the following sites can be arranged as a option.

Akizuki

Yamada Weir  

Pottery experience at Koishiwara 

Tachiarai Peace Memorial Museum   

Kora Taisha Shrine  

Fruits harvest experience         

 


 

Where to explore

 

Toho Village

Hoshuyama district, a mountain area blessed with nature and Koisiwara district, pottery industry

representative of Kyushu. Koishiwara-yaki is a type of Japanese traditional pottery in Koishiwara.

The history dates back to the 17th century, when the third Lord Kuroda Mitsuyuki (1628–1707)

invited potters from Imari, Saga-prefecture to Fukuoka.

 

 

  Japanese traditional pottery

  in Koishiwara

 

 Typical Koishiwara Pottery

 shop

 

 Featured desighn of

 Koishiwara Pottery


 

Ukiha Inari Shrine

Breath taking beautiful scenery in harmony with the Shrine. Located at foot of Mino mountain

range, 130 m height from sea level. The 90 vermilion coloured Torii Gates stand on the 300

steps stairs is introduced you from bottom area to the Shrine main building.

 

    To the Shrine

    Shrine main building

  Breath taking view from Shrine


 

Asakura Triple Water Wheel

Asakura is the only area in Japan to use water wheels for irrigation. The irrigation system

used the Triple Water Wheel was completed in 1760. The water is supplied from Yamada

Weir in Chikugo through the canal to the Triple Water Wheel. And then the water distributed

to each rice field by Triple Water Wheel.

 

 

 

  Yamada Weir in Chikugo river

 

 Asakura Triple Water Wheel

 

  Rice field


 

Fujii Apiary

The apiary collecting honey while traveling with bees from Kagoshima to Hokkaido.

The Apiary was established in Asakura in 1909 and offers delicious Japanese milkvetch

honey and acacia honey, both of which have a deep and sophisticated taste.

 

 

 

  Welcome to Fujii Apiary

 

 Honey collecting in Japan

 

 Honey from all over the World


 

Shirakabe-dori Avenue

Time-honored scenery, back to 100 years ago. Located in Yoshii-machi, Shirakabe, literary

meaning is white wall. The avenue of houses with white wall were constructed about 100

years ago.  About 250 houses in the area has been designated as National important raditional

buildings preservation district.

 

 

 White painted clay walls

 considered fire protection

 

 All the houses are about

 100 years old

 

 The canel running through

 the town


 

Lunch at Shirakabe or Shogetsu

 

Shirakabe, authentic Japanese local restaurant

The chef who makes that cuisines also has experienced the imperial family’s cook.

The building is designated by Government as Traditional building at the Conservation district

in Ukiha-city. Japanese cuisines using best local ingredients that vary by season can be

enjoyed.

 

 The building constructed 100

 year ago

  Featured lunch menu

  Enjoy lunch

Shogetsu, Eel restanrant

Chilugo region is one of the famous place for Eel cuisines along with Yanagawa.

Shogetu is the renown Eel restutant located in Asakura along the Chikugo river side and

establised 70 years ago.

 

 

 

Shochu Brewery

Let’s sample Chochu at Beniotome Shuzo. Shochu is a Japanese distilled beverage less

than 45% alcohol by volume. The shochu of Beniotome Shuzo is distilled from Sesame.

The brewery can be visited and there is a tasting corner,  Let’s sample Chochu.

 

 

 Visiting Shochu brewery

 

 Featured Shochu, Beniotone

 

  Enjoy tasting Shochu


 

Option
 

Akizuki

Akizuki is a former Castle town located in northern part of Asakura. You can enjoy the

harmony of countryside landscape and former castle town scenery that makes the

atmosphere like a time of 400 years ago.

 

        Sakurano-baba Street

           Cherry Blossoms 

Autumn leaves

 

Yamada Weir

Only here in Japan,  the stone-covered Weir constructed. Yamada weir is a construction

for the irrigation system that water is supplied from Yamada weir in Chikugo through the

canal to the Triple Water Wheel to rice field. The large and small stones are stacked against

water flow, and leads water to the irrigation canal while suppressing the momentum of the

Chikugo River.

 

  Stone-overed construction

   Yamada Weir

   Water supply area


 

Pottery experience at Koishiwara

Make your own original Koishiwara-yaki pottery. Try your hand at making the famous local

Koishiwara-yaki pottery at Ota-gama pottery, by learning how to create your own piece of

Koishiwara-yaki pottery.

 

 

 

  Making own pottery

 

 Painting

 

 Your own piece


 

Tachiarai Peace Memorial Museum   

The main exhibit room displays a few letters and other items of kamikaze pilots who died

in battle. One case has photos of about 50 kamikaze pilots from Tachiarai Air Base and

includes the following information on each pilot: name, unit, plane used, date of death,

and air base of final sortie.

 

 

  Peace Memorial Museum

 

  Zero-sen fighter

 

  Cockpit of Zero-sen


 

Kora Taisha Shrine  

The largest Shrine in Kyushu and the shrine is specified as Ichino-miya or the representative

Shrine in Chikugo region. Located in Kurume-city, stand at the middle of Kora Mountain.

From the Shrine compound, breath taking magnificent view of Chikugo plain can be seen.

 

Torii Gate, entrance of Shrine

Kyushu’s largest Shrine building

Magnificent view from the Shrine


 

In the harvest time, the northern Kyushu boasts many area with beautiful fruit orchards.

Fukuoka is one of the leading fruit-producing prefecture in all Japan. The fruit production

in Fukuoka is primarily concentrated in the southern Chikugo region such as Ukiha,

Asakura and Tanushimaru.

 

 

Strawbery : December to May

 

 

Grape : August to October

 

 Apple : August to December

 Persimmon : Oct. to Dec.


 
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 

 


 

Tour results

We are offering various types of tours, and the tour results up to now are shown links below.

Tailor-made tour    Study tour     Golf tour