Aso region is one of the most popular 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.
Where to explore
|Japan’s largest active volcano||Look down the Crater||Around the Crater|
|Aso shrine||Kurokawa Onsen||Nabegataki Waterfall|
|Shirakawa suigen||Sensui-kyo||Issingyo big cherry tree|
Location of Aso
Access to Aso
by a vehicle
from Kumamoto-city : 60 minutes
from Fukuoka-city : 2 hours and 30 minutes
from Kitakyushu-city : 3 hours and 30 minutes
Kumamoto-city, situated roughly in the center of Kumamoto-prefecture, is the
government and economic center of the prefecture.
From the early 17th century to the end of the 19th century, Kumamoto was prosperous
as a castle town. The Shira-kawa River and its branches run through the downtown area
around Kumamoto Castle.
Therefore, the city is called “City of Woods and Fresh Water.”
Welcome to Kumamoto
|Kato Kiyamasa Statue||Shimo-tori Shopping Street||Street tram|
|Entrance gate||Castle tower||Kato Shrine|
After the Earthquake
Location of Kumamoto
Access to Kumamoto
by a vehicle
from Fukuoka-city : 1 hour and 40 minutes
from Kitakyushu-city : 2 hours and 40 minutes
The city is blessed with spectacular & stunning natural feature.
Kitakyushu offers amazing possibilities for tourism and travel with a combination of spectacular
scenery, rich cultural experiences as well as learning possibilities through Study tours based on
the environmental and industrial themes.
|Kokura Castle||Kokura Castle Garden||River Walk Kitakyushu|
|Tanga market||Uomachi & Kyumachi Gintengai||Light up of Steel Works|
|Mojiko Retro||Konamon Pedstrian tunnel|
|Japanese Cultural experience|
|Wakamatsu-kita Coast||Kanmon Strait||at Kokura Castle|
Kawachi Wisteria Garden
Location of Kitakyushu-city
Access to Kitakyushu
80 minutes by a vehicle using High Way from Fukuoka Air Port
40 minutes by JR Express train from Hakata Station
19 minutes by JR Shinkansen (bullet train ) from Hakata Station
Featured tours in Kitakyushu-city
Beppu is a popular hot spring town nestle at the foot of volcanos, Mt. Yufu and Mt. Tsurumi.
Welcome to Beppu
Beppu bay & Mount Takasaki
Oniishi bozu jigoku
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.
Location of Beppu
Kyushu Travel Guide
Kyushu is the destination like a Treasure Chest of Japan
We prepare the Kyushu Travel Guide for ideas and inspiration to help create
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Japan’s southernmost Kyushu Island consists of seven prefectures shown on the map.
Red letter indicate prefecture
Black letter indicate destination
Takeo is famous for Onsen &
Arita is specialty place of pottery
Feature spot is Yutoku Inari Shrine
Sake Brewery also recommended
Many foreign influenced cities
and center of world peace
Located at the base of
Consist of Nakatsu, Yabakei
Consist of Takeda, Kuju,
Bungo-ono and Kusu included Kokonoe
a historical castle town & blessed
with a diverse natural beauty
The world’s largest caldera and
the active volcano
Popular Onsen resort
One of the most beautiful sea in
Exciting Kumagawa river
West coast of Kyushu and
faces Amakusa islands
The most popular place is
Enjoy nature of beautiful
The spectacular beauty
A rich natural world, Onsen &
Largest blowfish market in Japan.
It has two World Heritage sites
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.
The detonation for an atomic bomb over Nagasaki during the Second World War is a dark
page in the cities turbulent history.
Now, however the city has become a center of peace, blessed with beautiful natural scenery
and eclectic mix of historical sites and architecture.
In fact, many churches and Christian sites have been proposed for inclusion on the UNESCO
World Heritage list.
Welcome to Nagasaki
|JR Nagasaki Station||Nagasaki tram||Venus Wing|
Where to Explore
Glover Garden World Heritage site : Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution
Atmic Bomb in 1945
|Nagasaki Peace Park||Peace Fountain||Ground Zero|
World Heritage : Hidden Christian Site
|Martyrdom of the 26 Saints||Magane-bashi bridge||Mount Inasa|
|Dejima||Minamiyamate district||Urakami Cathedral|
|China town||Confucius Shrine||Suwa Shrine|
Location of Nagasaki-city
Access to Nagasaki-city
・2hours by car using Highway from Fukuoka-city
・120 minutes by JR express train from JR Hakata Station
Fukuoka-city is the gate way to Kyushu and is the biggest cosmopolitan city in Kyushu.
Due to its location Fukuoka-city is the great starting point for exploring Kyushu
as well as Hiroshima.
Fukuoka-city has a long history as commercial town and castle town, and prospered as important
district to Asian Continent for many years. Now, Fukuoka-city is the International bub of Kyushu,
the nation’s fourth largest economic zone.
In other words, Fukuoka-city is the heart of Kyushu against various things,
such as food culture, shopping, entertainment, economy and international business.
Welcome to Fukuoka
|JR Hakata Station||Tenjin area||Seaside Momochi area|
|Nokonoshima Island||Nakasu||Hakata Ramen at Yatai|
Historical place and Cultute of Japan
|Kushida Shrine||Tochoiji Temle||Hakata Machiya Furusatokan|
|Fukuoka Castle Ruins||Hakozaki Shrine||Ohori-koen Oark|
|Canal City Hakata||Tenjin||Marinoa City Fukuoka|
Kawabata-dori Shopping Street
Where to explore
|Fukuoka Chuo Wholesale
|Fukuoka Tower||Seaside Park & Marizon||Fukuoka Yahuoku Dome|
Location of Fukuoka-city
Featured Fukuoka tour
One-day tours from Fukuoka-city
Exploring Kyushu and Hiroshima tours from Fukuoka-city
Historical place Dazaifu About 1300 years ago, in Dazaifu, there was a government office
to manage the entire Kyushu for a long period of 500 years at the present Dazaifu.
There are numbers of historical sites which reflect to the ancient history of Dazaifu, including
ruins of the Dazaifu itself. The most popular tourist destination is Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine
|Entrance Gate||Main Building of Shrine||Shamusho, Shrine office|
Approach to the Shrine
|Torii Gate||Approach path||Approach path|
|Starbucks at Approach path|
|Daruma doll||Gourd||Ema tablet|
|Sacred Cow||Entrance Bridge||Chozusha, Purification place|
|Kyushu National Museum||Komyozen-ji temple||Site of Dazaifu Government Office|
Location of Dazaifu
Access to Dazaifu
30 minutes by car using Fukuoka Urban Express Way from Fukuoka
35 minutes by Nishitetsu train from Tenjin (Fukuoka) to Dazaifu
Featured tour related to Dazaifu
A beautiful canal town Yanagawa
Canal boat cruise can be enjoyed while experience the atmospheres of Japanese castle town
and rural Japanese life style. The estuary town facing the Ariake Sea through the Chikugo
River and Yabe River.
People started to live here since ancient times and the agriculture and fishery have been
engaged in by making Horiwari literary means the artificial canal. Surprisingly, 60km lengh
canal in total was constructed in the town of Yanagawa and the Yanagawa prospered as a
castle town because the canals were used for the moats, which was the protection of enemy
during Edo period.
|Canal boat cruise|
Taraditional local market
Vegetables & fruits
Ariake bay fishes
Ariake bay Sea food
The festival is held from February 11 through April 3 in Yanagawa. Hina dolls are displayed by families
with girls to pray for safe growth of their children, in Yanagawa
Location of Yanagawa
Access to Yanagawa
60 minutes by a vihecle from Fukuoka-city using Highway
50 minutes by Nishitetsu train from Nishitetsu Tenjin (Fukuoka)
Itoshima is 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.
Salt Producing Plant
What to do
Suginoya , Sake brewery
Sake is unique Japanese liquor made by fermenting rice.
Suginoya is the Japanese traditional Sake brewery in Itoshima and has
more than 140 years history.
Ichirano-no mori 一蘭の森
Ichiran is an authentic tonkotsu ramen (pork born soup ramen) restaurant,
established in 1960.
can be enjoyed at Ichiran-no-mori. more …
Location of Itoshima
Access to Itoshima
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
Featured tour related to Itoshima