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Kyushu Travel Guide

Itoshima travel guide

 

The nearest Resort town from Fukuoka-cityItoshima is surrounded Genkai Sea and Seburi

Mountain. The beautiful Genkai Sea where the dynamic wave makes coast line scenery, and

a traditional Japanese landscape in the rural area spreding Mountain foot can be enjoyed.

 


 

Where to visit

 

Sakurai Futamigaura

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

beauty sunset beach.  Located in Genkai Quasi-National Park. The married rock is connected

by the large Shimenawa with 30 metre length and 1 ton weight. Male rock is 11.8 metre high

and Female rock is 11.2 metre hight.

 

 

The married rock is connected

by the large Shimenawa

 

A beautiful sunset scenic spot

at Genkai Sea

 

 Dynamic wave of Genkai

 Sea

 


 

Anego-hama beach

One of the most beautiful beach in Itoshima. Anego no Hama Beach is a beach of “singing”

sand that makes a squeaking sound when people walk on it. It is said that singing sand exists

only on clean beaches, and that 90 such beaches used to exist in Japan.  Today, however,

just 20 singing sand beaches remain due to environmental changes, making beaches like

Anego-hama a rarity.

 

 

 One of the most beautiful

 beach in Itoshima

 

Makes a squeaking sound

when people walk on it

 

Surfing also can be enjoyed


 

 

Keya Cave cruise

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

The entrance of the cave is 64 metre high and 10 metre width and the depth is 90 metre.

It is designated as one of three major Basalt caves in Japan.

 

 

 Go to the Cave by boat

 

Octagon and hexagon

columnar joints

 

The most largest basalt cave

in Japan


 

Shiraito Waterfall

The waterfall is located near the source of Katsuki River. It’s 30 meters high. It is known for

clear water, and said to live Sansyouo. In front of the fall, a Banryu maple tree grows naturally

that lives more than 300 years. In autumn, lots of visitors come to see autumn leaves at the

pedestrian and the maple tree leaves.

 

 

 located near the source

of Katsuki River

 

 30 meters high waterfall

 

 Local restaurant


 

Raizan Sennyo-ji temple

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

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

The temple was founded  thein 725, Nara period by Seiga, who come from India as a priest

during the period. There is an Important Cultural Property which is the 4.8 meter wooden 

Avalokitesvara statue in the main hall

 

 

The temple was founded

in 725 by Indian priest

 

400 years of age big maple

tree

 

 

500 Arhat stone statues 

Mataichino shio

The salt making plant by the ancient production method. A salt and a magnesium chloride are produced

with Genkai sea water.  

 

 

 

 Beautiful Genkai Sea

 

 

The salt making by the ancient

production method

 

 

 Enjoy shopping and beautiful

 scenery

 


 

Lunch at Keya area

Featured seafood restaurant, Isonoya. Special seafood dish used fresh fishes caught in the Genkai Sea

can be enjoyed.

 

 

 Located at beautiful

 fishery port

 

 Featured restaurant,

 Isonoya

 

 Sea food lunch


 

Oyster Barbecue Hut

Itoshima oyster growing up in the rich nature of mountain and sea. There are many Oyster Barbecue Huts

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

 

 

Oyster Barbecue Huts located

at five fishing harbours

 

Simple in construction; just

big vinyl tents filled with a

few dozen tables

 

oysters, sazae (sea snails)

prawns, fishes & other

seafoods


 

Sake brewery, Suginoya

There is the tasting corner,  let’s sample sake. Sake is unique Japanese liquor made by fermenting rice. 

Suginoya was founded in 1870 in Itoshima.

 

 

 Authentic Sake brewery

 Suginoya

 

 Enjoy tasting and shopping

 

 

Suginoya was founded in

1870


 

Ichirano-no mori, Hakata Ramen

Ichiran is an authentic tonkotsu ramen or pork born soup ramen restaurant, established in 1960.  

The ramen producing factory can be visited and various type of ramen can be enjoyed at Ichiran-no-mori.

 

 

  Ichiran-no mori entrance

 

  Ramen producing factory

  and Museum

 

 Ihiran Ramen, pork boen

 soup noodle


 

 Location of Itoshima            

    

 

 


 

General information  

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

30 minutes from JR Hakata Station by a vihecle 

using Fukuoka Urban Express Way and Nishi-kyushu High way

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

Population 97,000   Population density 450

 

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Tailor-made tour       Study tour       Golf tour 

 


 

Fukuoka travel guide

 

Fukuoka-city is 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. When visiting Kyushu, Fukuoka-city is the place to be incorporate in the travel plan.

And due to its location Fukuoka-city is the great starting point for exploring Kyushu.

 


 

Welcome to Fukuoka

 

JR Hakata Station

 

Tenjin area Canal City Hakata

 

 

The largest and busiest JR train

station in Kyushu

 

The biggest shopping district

in Kyushu 

 

The complex commercial facility, 

in the heart of Fukuoka-city


 

Seaside Momochi area

 

Fukuoka Tower Seaside Park & Marizon 

 

The water-front resort area JR

Hakata Station and Tenjin

 

Japan’s highest coastal tower,

magnificent view from the top

 

 

A complex facility for wedding

hall, shops and restaurants


 

Nokonoshima Island

 

Nakasu Hakata Ramen at Yatai

 

In the Hakara bay, beautiful

Flower gardens through the year 

 

One of the largest entertainment

district in western Japan

 

Food stalls “Yatai” is one thing

to enjoy in Fukuoka.


 

Where to explore  

 

Kushida Shrine

 

 Tochoiji Temle Hakata Machiya Furusatokan

 

Hakata Gion Yamagasa Festival

is held in the shrine 

 

The oldest temple of the

Shingon sect in Japan

 

 

The folk museum depicts the life

and culture of Hakata Fukuoka


 

Fukuoka Castle Ruins

 

Hakozaki Shrine  Ohori-koen Park

 

Part of stone wall and canal, and

the Tamon tower are still left 

 

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

 

Rich in greenery and encircling

a lake two km in circumference


 

Kawabata Shopping Street

 

Marinoa City Fukuoka Yusentei Garden

 

400 m down town street,

100 shops and restaurants

 

A large shopping mall, sports equipment store, car accessories

 

The time-honored Japanese

garden, originally built in 1754


 

Fukuoka Chuo Wholesale

fish Market

 

Uminonakamichi

Seaside Park

Marine World

Uminonakamichi


 

Hakata-za

Hakata-za is the theater for Kabuki plays and is located in the Hakata Riverain in Nakasu
It was originally constructed in 1996.

 


 

Fukuoka Open Top Bus  / Sightseeing bus in Fukuoka-city

The Open-air deck bus with 3.2m high show you main tourist destinations in Fukuoka-city.

The tour is started from Fukuoka City Hall.

 


 

Location of Fukuoka-city    

 

   

 


 

 General information 

Address

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

Cabinet designate city

Access

To main destinations in Kyushu by a vehicle

  Ibusuki :  4 hours and 20 minutes,  Kagoshima : 3 hours and 30 minutes

  Miyazaki : 3 hours and 40 minutes ,  Aso : 2 hours and 20 minutes

  Kumamoto : 1 hour and 50 minutes , Beppu : 1 hour and 50 minutes

  Yufuin : 1 hour and 40 minutes, Nagasaki : 2 hours and 10 minutes

  Saga : 1 hour and 10 minutes ,  Kitakyushu : 1 hour and 10 minutes  

Transportation

Airport

  Fukuoka International Airport

  Fukuoka domestic Airport

JR main station : Hakata Station

Ferry

  to Busan, Korea

  to Iki and Tsushima, Nagasaki-prefecture

  to Goto, Nagasaki-prefecture

  to Okinawa

  to Nigata and Hokkaido

City transportation

  Fukuoka City Subway

  Nishitetsu Bus

  Nishitetsu train 

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

 

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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

 


 

 

Sotome area Hidden Christian Sites

 

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

When he discovered the underground Christians, Petitjean realized that there were

many other Christians hiding in the Sotome region. He appointed de Rotz as the

parish priest of the Shitsu and Kurosaki districts.

 


 

On an elevation commanding a view over the Sea of Goto, he established a church

at his own expense. The building was extended and renovated again and again.

A statue of Mary that he ordered from France is standing in the bell tower.

 


 
Around Sotome area
 

 

 Michino-eki, Road Station

 

Endo Shusaku Literary Museum

 

Fishing harbor


 

 Location of Nagasaki-city

 

  

 


 

General information  

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

 

 
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Nabegataki Watarfalls

 

Nabegataki Waterfall is a 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.

 

 

  The hidden tourist spot

  in Aso region

 

 View from outside of the

 Waterfalls

 

 View from behind the

 Waterfalls


 

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.

 

 

 

 Location of Aso 

 

   

 


 

General information  

Address Kurobuchi, Oguni-cho, Aso-gun, Kumamoto-prefecture
Access

1 hour from JR Aso Station by a vehicle

Open hours 9:00 to 17:00
Admission fee JPY 300
Days closed December 28 to January 3

 

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Oe Cathedral Amakusa

 

The oldest Catholic Church in Amakusa and was one of the first churches built right

after the ban on Christianity was lifted. The Romanesque-style architecture and the

chalky white structure was rebuilt in 1933 by a French missionary priest named Father

Garnier using his own money and contributions from local Christians living in the area.

 


 

 Location of Amakusa

 

  

 


 

General information  

Address 1782 Oe Amakusa-cho, Amakusa-city, Kumamoto-prefecture
Access

by Car

2 hours 50 minutes from Kumamoto-city

60 minutes from Amakusa Airport

Open hours 9:00 to 17:00
Admission fee No fee is required
Days closed No closing days

 

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STEM Education field / museums and learning facilities

 

Fukuoka-prefecture including Kitakyushu-city have various kind of Museums and facilities

and a lot of things can be learned.

The city of Kitakyushu is the birthplace of the modern Japanese steel industry which began

operation in 1901, and is now the world’s leading environmental future city after overcoming

serious environmental pollution while it contributed greatly to Japan’s industrial development.

Now it is called industrial and environmental city which is representative of Japan.

 


 

Kitakyushu Manga Museum and Aru Aru City 

The Kitakyushu 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 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 of Industrial

Technology

 

World Heritage, Meiji Japan’s Industry Revolution

 

Introducing Industry

innovation history of Japan


 

Environmental Museum

The Environmental learning facility which has Environmental learning function, Environmental

information function and Environmental activity function. The Environmental improvement

history of Kitakyushu, Global warming and other various environmental issues can be learned.

 

 

The Museum Building

 

Learn the Global warming

 

The Environmental improvement history of Kitakyushu


 

Kitakyushu Eco House

The Eco House proposes an energy-saving lifestyle at home.

It is made environmentally friendly, such as blocking & heat insulation structure and

improving ventilation by ingenerating the arrangement of windows.

 

 

The Eco house surounding

the green

 

Heat insulation structure

 

Inside of Enegy saving

 house


 

Kitakyushu Museum of Natural History & Human History

The largest scale Museum in Western Japan for Natural history and Human history

located in Higashida district

 

 

Natural history, exhibit various creatures including dinosaurs

 

East Asia, exhibition theme of

cultural exchange

 

Human history, exhibit the history

and lifestyle in Kitakyushu


 

Kyushu Railway Museum

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

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

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

brick building built in 1891.

 

 

Steam locomotive C59

manufactured in 1941

 

Electric limited express train,

manufactured 1969

 

 

Exhibit the trains used during

Meiji era


 

Kitakyushu Firefly Museum

The learning facility for ecology of Firefly.

The activities for protecting fireflies have been continued for over 30 years by citizens

in Kitakyushu-city. The museum was established as a facility that supports activities related

to preservation of the natural environment, learning and research on fireflies and other waterside

creatures and their habitats.

 


 

Environmental Museum of Water

The learning facility of the water environment.

You can see and feel the Nature from the view point of fishes, birds and insects at the

experience corner. There are ecology tanks, you can learn about the river and the environment.

And also there is the huge River observation window with 2.3 metre high and 7.2 metre wide,

You can observe River creatures and fishes as well as Seawater fishes.

 


 

Yame Traditional Craft Museum         

Yame is the Centre of Japanese artificial crafts.

The Museum was built in 1986 with the purpose of gathering traditional craft items together

and transferring traditional techniques and development of local industry.

 


 

Fukuoka Citizens’ Disaster Prevention Center   

The Center has been built to enable citizens to actually experience various types of

disasters and obtain information on how to handle these disasters.

 

 

  Fire fighting drill

 

  Earthquake simulation

 

  Exhibition hall

 


 

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Megane-bashi bridge

 

The oldest stone arch bridge in Japan.

 

Meganebashi or Spectacles Bridge, over the Nakashima River was built in Nagasaki

in 1634 by the Chinese monk Mokusunyoujo who is a second generation of Chinese

monks living at Kofukuji Temple.

 

It is said to be the oldest stone arch bridge in Japan and has been designated as an

Important Cultural Property. Megane Bridge is also part of the first group of bridges

built over Nakashima River.

 

Megane Bridge is made of stone and is a double arch bridge. It received the

nickname “Spectacles Bridge” because its two arches and their reflection in the

water create the image of a pair of spectacles.

 


 

 Location of Nagasaki-city

 

  

 


 

 General information  

 

Address Uonomachi, Nagasaki-city
Access

3 minuts walk from Meganebashi Tram station 


 
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Obi Castle Ruin

 

The moss-covered stone walls, broad stone steps in front of the Ote-mon main gate,

moat ruin, and old samurai residences all bring back the past. The Matsuo-no-Maru

residence and Ote-mon have been reconstructed using the treasured Obi cedar wood.

 

The land centering around the Obi Castle is designated as one of the nation’s

Preservation Districts for Groups of Historic Buildings.

 


 

Location of Miyazaki & Nichinan

 

 

 


 

General information  

Address 4-2-20 Obi, Nichinan-city, Miyazaki-prefecture
Access

60 minutes by a vehicle from Miyazaki Airport

Open hours

9:00 to 17:00 

Admission fee No fee is required
Days closed December 29 to 31

 

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Sun Messe Nichinan

 

Japan’s own replica of Moai Statues. Enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view of the

Pacific Ocean, the Sun Messe Nichinan has replicas of the Moai statues from the

Easter Island placed here and there in the area.

 

The Sun Messe Nichinan is the only place alll over the world that has been

permitted to replicate the Moai statues. There are restaurants and also tourist

viewing areas inside the park.

 


 

 Location of Miyazaki & Nichinan

 

 

 


 

General information  

Address 2650 Miyaura, Nichinan-city, Miyazaki-prefecture
Access

60 minutes by a vehicle from Miyazaki Station

Open hours

9:30 to 17:00 

Admission fee JPY 700
Days closed 1st and 3rd Wednesday

 

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Toi Cape

 

Wild horses are living here. Cape Toi, located in the south of Miyazaki Prefecture,

is a cape at the east end of Shibushi Bay, which is in the southernmost part of the

Nichinan-kaigan Coast. Gentle hills extend, and you can observe wild horses, called

Misaki-uma, living and grazing there. It is said that the Misaki-uma are the descendants

of army horses left grazing and which became wild 300 years ago.

 

They are now designated as a natural monument. At the Horse House in the

Toi-misaki Visitor Centre, information about the ecology and living circumstances

of the Misaki-uma is displayed on panels.

 

               Visitor Centre

                  Souvenir shop

                    Misaki-uma


 

 Location of Miyazaki & Nichinan

 

 

 


 

General information 

Address

Ono, Kushima-city, Miyazaki-prefecture

Access

45 minutes by a vehicle from JR Kushima Station


 

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