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Kyushu Travel Guide

Nakatsu & Yabakei travel guide

 

Nakatsu is a small city on the north coast of Oita-prefecture, just east of its

border with Fukuoka-prefecture.

During the Edo Period of Japanese history, Nakatsu was a mid-sized domain,

and the town itself has recently expanded to include outlying towns and districts

and now comprises almost 500 square kilometers with a population of almost 85,000.

 


 

Exploring Nakatsu 

 

Nakatsu Castle

The castle was built in 1588 on the estuary of Nakatsu river.

 


 

Goganji Temple

The temple called Akakabe Dera literally means red wall.

 


 

Exploring Yabakei

 

Kyoshuho 

The approximately 1 km high monolithic rockey mountain

 


 

Ao-no-domon

The tunnel built by a monk Zenkai in Edo period, spending 30 years

 


 

Rakanji Temple

A historic temple built on the top of the mountain in 645​

 

 

 

Shin-yabakei 

Called Hitomi Hakkei, the scenic spot

 

     

 

Maple Yaba Cycling Road

Cycling road built on the site of the old Yabakei Railroad

 

   

 

 Featured tour related Nakatsu and Yabakei

 

・ 6 days North-Eest Kyushu tour

 


 

               Location of Nakatsu & Yabakei 

 


 

 General information 

 

Address City hall : 14-3 Toyoda-machi, Nakatsu-city, Oita-prefecture
Access

60 minutes by a vehicle from JR Beppu

60 minutes by a vehicle from Yufuin

40 minutes by a vehicle from Bungo-takada-city

40 minutes by a vehicle from Usa-city

60 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city

100 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

Population 83,000   population density 170

 

 

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Usa & Ajimu travel guide

 

Usa area including Ajimu are located at the base of Kunisaki peninsula and spreading

around Usa Shrine.

Since ancient time the Kunisaki peninsula has been home of Kyushu’s prominent Usa Shrine,

influencing the surrounding hills and valleys with Buddhist culture. Although this is a Shinto shrine,

it has long been holy ground to both Shinto and Buddhist activities, and the Kunisaki Mountains 

and valleys were often chosen by monks as practice ground for meditation.

 


 

Exploring Usa & Ajimu

 

Usa Shrine

 

                Torii Gate

          Approach to Shrine

             Shrine main building


 

Ajimu Winery

                       Winery

                         Wines

               Tasting the wines


 

Scenic beauty

 

                   Sen Cliffs

          Higashi-shiya Waterfall

              Suzai Waterfall


 

Cool Japan

 

     Fukami Five Story Pagoda      

                Trowel Painting

              Trowel Painting


 

Futaba-no-sato Museum, Sumo Grand Champion Futabayama Museum


 

Senzai Farm Garden  

 

250 wisteria flowers bloom at the most largest garden in Kyushu, 200 roses bloom from May

                Wisteria flower    

 

                  Tea Plantation

                   Rose Garden


 

 Featured tours related to Usa and Ajimu 

 

・ Usa & Kunisaki one-day tour 

・ 6 days North-Eest Kyushu tour

 


 

 

               Location of Usa & Ajimu

 


 

 

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Kunisaki peninsula travel guide

 

Rural area centered on mount Futago

   pilgrimage, trekking, onsen, local cuisines

 

Kunisaki peninsula began to develop 1,300 years ago as a sacred religious ground influenced by  mountain and nature worship, Buddhism, and

Usa shrine rising in the region.  Here remains in Bungo-takada city the historical

background for “home of prayer” consecrating a mass the Shinto deity, Buddha, 

and ancestral spirit. And one of major industry is agriculture and entire area of 

Kunisaki peninsula including Usa are listed on the World Agricultural Heritage.

 


 

Welcome to Kunisaki Peninsula

 

          Lover’s (koikana) Road

                    Rural area

         Shiitake mushrooms


 

Exploring Kunisaki Peninsula

 

Showa no machi

The era that lasted till about 30 years ago in Japanese history, Bungo Takada was

the most prosperous in Kunisaki Peninsula for over 300 years from the Edo period up to 1900.
Here remains various old structures and remnants of regional Japanese.

 


 

Fuki-ji Temple

The temple is a Tendai Buddhist temple located on the slopes of Mount Futago. The temple was

established in 718 and the temple building is the oldest extant wooden structure in Kyushu.

 

               Entrrance

           Stone lantern

        Temple mail building


 

Nagasaki-bana Cape

The resort park features a beach, a campsite, restaurant and more. The entire premises gets

painted beautifully with colors of each and every seasonal flower in season.

 

Beach

Sasonal flower premises

Sunflower


 

Onieno-sato

     Image of the god Fudo

          Temnemji temple

     Place of Shugendo

     Religious training


 

Tashibu-no-sho

This district was once considered the most important estate of Usa Shrine. It has been ascertained

from ancient documents that the rural landscape seen today has remained unchanged since Heian

period. Now included this are, Kunisaki peninsula is listed on the World Agricultural Heritage.

 

     World Agricultural Heritage

               Paddy field

              Farmers houses


 

Kumano magaibutu

Hewn in a rock Mt. Tahara are two of largest Buddhist stone carvings in all Japan.   A Fudo-myu-o

8 meter in heigt and Dainich-nyurai 6.8 meter height. Said to have been carved in the Heian period,

they have received government designation as Important Cultural Properties.

 

                    Entrance

                Daiichi nyorai

                   Fudo myoou


 

Futago-ji Temple

The Central temple of Rokugo-Manzan in Kunisaki peninsula.

The temple was established in 718 by Ninmon and located close to the peak of Mount Futago.

Futagoji’s grounds cover a wide area on the forested slopes of the mountain, with stone and

gravel paths and stairs connecting several halls housing various deities.

 

 


 

Choan-ji Temple


 

Makino odo

The temple houses nine Buddhists images said to be masterpieces of the Heian period,

including the Maki-Odo Seated Amida Nyorai (Amitabha). Figure and statues of the Four Devas.

All are designated as important national cultural properties.

 


 

 Featured tours related to Kunisaki peninsula 

 

・ Usa & Kunisaki one-day tour 

・ 6 days North-Eest Kyushu tour

 


 

               Location of Kunisaki peninsula

 


 

 

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Yufuin travel guide

 

A beautiful and tranquil Onsen Resort representing Kyushu

 

Yufuin is located about 15 km west of Beppu and is spreading in the Yufu basin

at the mountain foot of Yufu.

Onsen Resort life can be enjoyed at the beautiful and tranquil place harmonized with

nature in the basin of mountain hill area

 


 

 Where to explore 

 

Kinrinko lake

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

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

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

 


 

Shitan-yu

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

( 1869 – 1912). 

 


 

Yufuin Floral Village

Reproduced the townscape of the Cotswold region in England.

The place was also used for Harry Potter’s shooting location.

 


 

Yunotsubo Avenue


 


 

Kamenoi Besso,  a featured accommodation around Kinrinko lake

 


 

 Featured tours related to Yufuin 

 

・ Yufuin & Beppu Onsen 2 days tour

・ 11 days Kyushu tour

・ 8 days Northern & Central Kyushu tour

・ 6 days North-Eest Kyushu tour

・ 7 days Central Kyushu tour

 


 

               Location of Yufuin

 


 

 General information 

 

Address Yufu-city Yufuin office : 3738-1 Kawakami, Yufuin-cho, Yufu-city, Oita-prefecture
Access

20 minutes by a vehicle from Beppu-city

80 minutes by a vehicle from Aso-city

130 minutes by a vehicle from Kumamoto-city

100 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

100 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city

Population 33,000   Population density 105

 

 

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Kurokawa Onsen travel guide

 

The most popular hot spring resort in Aso region

 

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.

 


 

  Yukata

    Bath

  Dinner

Wander about Onsen town  

                                 


 

Onsen Tegata

With an “Onsen Tegata”, a pass made of cedar, travelers can make the rounds of three

different open-air Onsen.

 


 

 Featured tours related to Kurokawa Onsen

 

Aso and Takachiho / Dynamic Nature 2 days tour    

 Kumamoto, Aso and Takachiho 3 days tour

・ 11 days Kyushu tour

・ 8 days Northern & Central Kyushu tour

・ 7 days Central Kyushu tour

 


 

                 Location of Kurokawa Onsen

  

 

 


 

 General information  

 

Address Kurokawa, Minami-Oguni-cho, Aso-gun, Kumamoto-prefecture
Access

1 hour and 50 minutes by a vehicle from JR Kumamoto Station

1 hour and 20 minutes by a vehicle from Kumamoto Airport

2 hours by a vehicle from Fukuoka Airport

2 hours by a vehicle from JR Hakata Station


 

 Contact us   

 

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Arita travel guide

 

It is known for producing Arita porcelain, one of the traditional handicrafts of Japan.

Famous for Arita yaki which is 400-years old porcelain. The piece is bright, elegant

pictures drawn in transparent white porcelain. 

It holds the largest ceramic fair in Western Japan, the Arita Ceramic Fair.

This event is held from April 29 to May 5 every year and has thousands of stores and

stalls lining the six-kilometre long main street.

 


 

Arita Porcelain Park

Offers a drastic change of scenery, which might even make you forget you are in Japan.

This park features a stunning garden and palace designed in the style of 18th-century

German Baroque architecture. This is said to be a tribute to Arita’s influence on

European ceramic design.

 

 

     

 

Porcelain Manufacturer, Kakieon

A style of Japanese porcelain, with over glaze decoration called “enameled” ceramics.

It was originally produced at the factories around Arita, in Japan’s from the Edo period’s

mid-17th century onwards.

The style shares much in common with the Chinese “Famille Verte” style.

The quality of its decoration was highly prized in the West and widely imitated by major

European porcelain manufacturers during the Rococo period.

 


 

 Featured tours related to Arita

 

・ Arita & Imari one-day tour

・ 8 days Northern & Central Kyushu tour

・ 6 days North-West Kyushu tour

 


 

 General information  

 

Address City hall : 2202 Tachibeotsu, Arita-chi, Nishi-Matsuura-gun, Saga-prefecture
Access

30 minutes by a vehicle from Imari-city

60 minutes by a vehicle from Saga-city

100 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

60 minutes by a vehicle from Nagasaki-city

Population 19,600   Population density 298

 

 

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Sasebo & Huis Ten Bosch

 

Sasebo is the 2nd largest city in Nagasaki-prefecture, and has a beautiful harbor which is used 

as a navel port.

Huis Ten Bosch is also must visit attraction which is a theme park reproducing the rows of houses

and streets including Huis Ten Bosch Palace of the Netherlands.

 


 

Huis Ten Bosch

 

 

 

   
     

 

Saikai Pearl Sea Resort


 

Saikai-bashi Bridge Park

 


 

Kuju-kushima, 99 (ninety nine) Islands


 

 Featured tour related to Sasebo  

 

・ Sasebo & Huis Ten Bosch one-day tour

 


 

              Location of Sasebo

  

 

 


 

 

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Imari travel guide

 

Imari is the porcelain town, has 400years history

 

Imari is most notable because of Imari porcelain, which is the European collectors’ name for

Japanese porcelain wares made in the town of Arita, Saga Prefecture.

 

The porcelain was exported from the port of Imari specifically for the European export trade.

 


 

Okawachiyama porcelain district

Originally, an owner of the Imari porcelain was Nabeshima clan, in order to develop and protect

its outstanding technique, he gathered skilled artisans and painters in Okawachiyama district.

Now. about 30 ptteris are manufacturing Imari porcelain.

 


 

 Featured tours related to Imari

 

・ Arita & Imari one-day tour

・ 8 days Northern & Central Kyushu tour

・ 6 days North-West Kyushu tour

 


 

 General information  

 

Address City hall : 1355-1 Tachibana, Imari-city, Saga-prefecture
Access

40 minutes by a vehicle from Karatsu-city

80 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

80 minutes by a vehicle from Nagasaki-city

Population 54,000   Population density 210

 
 

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Yutoku Inari Shrine

 

One of the most famous Inari shrines in Japan

 

Dedicated to Inari, the deity whose messengers are foxes, it is the third largest of its kind

in Japan. It was constructed in 1688 as the family shrine of the Nabeshima clan who ruled

what would become the Saga area during the Edo period. 

 

​​The Shrine was used as a Shooting location of Thailand drama.

 


 

 Feautured tours related Yutoku Inari Shrine

 

・ Takeo & Yutoku Inari Shrine one-day tour

・ 8 days Northern & Central Kyushu tour

・ 6 days North-West Kyushu tour

 


 

 General information  

 

Address Furueda, Kashima-city, Saga-prefecture
Access

30 minutes by a vehicle from Takeo

40 minutes by a vehicle from Arita

50 minutes by a vehicle from Saga

80 minutes by a vehicle from Karatsu

90 mnutes by a vehicle from Yobuko

100 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

70 minutes by a vehicle from Nagasaki-city


 
 

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Kashima travel guide

 

Kashima is located about 60 kilometers southwest of Saga City.

It borders the Ariake Sea to the east and Nagasaki Prefecture to the southwest.

 

Feature sightseeing spot is Yutoku Inari Shrine and also Sake brewery visiting

is recommended.

 

           Sake Brewery

           Sake Brewery

           Ariake Sea


 

Yutoku Inari Shrine

One of the most famous Inari shrines in Japan and located in Kashima-city, Saga-prefecture.

Dedicated to Inari, the deity whose messengers are foxes, it is the third largest of its kind

in Japan. It was constructed in 1688 as the family shrine of the Nabeshima clan who ruled

what would become the Saga area during the Edo period. 

​​

The Shrine was used as a Shooting location of Thailand drama.

 


 

 Featured tour related to Kashima

 

・ Takeo & Yutoku Inari Shrine one-day tour

・ 8 days Northern & Central Kyushu tour

・ 6 days North-West Kyushu tour

 


 

              Location of Kashima

   

 

 


 

 General information  

 

Address City hall : 2643-1 Nodomibun, Kashima-city, Saga-prefecture
Access

30 minutes by a vehicle from Takeo

40 minutes by a vehicle from Arita

50 minutes by a vehicle from Saga

80 minutes by a vehicle from Karatsu

90 minutes by a vehicle from Yobuko

100 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

70 minutes by a vehicle from Nagasaki-city

Population 29,000   Population density 260

 
 

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