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Kyushu Travel Guide

Kirishiama Onsen

 

Located on the lower slopes of the Kirishima Mountain with a distant view over

Kagoshima Bay and Sakurajima below.  The area is made up of over a dozen

Onsen, of which the largest and best know is Maruo Onsen. With its high 

concentration of hotels and central location, Maruo Onsen is the representative

resort town of the entire Kirishima Onsen area.

 

The hot spring towns around Kirishima Onsen are dotted with Ryokan and hotels

of various sizes

 


 

Location of Krishima

 

 


 

General information  

Address

Makizonocho-takachiho, Kirishima-city, Kagoshima-prefecture

Access

30 minuts by a vehicle from Kagoshima Airport

90 minuts by a vehicle from JR Kagoshima Station

20 minuts by a vehicle from JR Kirishima-jinju Station


 
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Nippon Steel

 

The leading company contributing to society through the Steel making business

Japan’s first modern steel making company established in Kitakyushu in 1901. 

Now, becoming the best steel maker with World-leading capabiities. 

 

Product and application

Steel sheet for automobile, bar, and gear connecting rod

Tinplate for juice cans and food cans, wire rod and cold forged parts

Sprial pipes for steel slit dam

Rails for JR train and new bullet train

Electrical steel sheets for potential transformer

Stailess steel plates for beer tanks

 

What to learn

・Process up to completion of products

・History of Japan’s Industrial modernization

・Japanese quality control system

 

Where to visit 

・Blast Furnace

   Melted Pig iron with 1,500 degree celsius is produced from the iron ore 

・Hot rolling mill plant

   1 to 25 mm thickness plate is produced from 250 mm thick plate

 

 

The Exhibition hall, introduce

the Steel making process and

history of Nippon Steel

 

Visit Tobata No. 4 Blast Furnace,

where more than 12,000 ton

melted iron with 1500 degree

celsius is produced a day

 

Visit Hot Strip Mill where

1 to 2.5mm thin plates is

produced from 250mm

thick plates

 


 

 General information  

Address 1-1 Tobihata, Tobata, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture
Access 20 minutes by a vehicle from JR Kokura Station
Days of visit Weekdays except Saturdays, Sundays and National Holidays
Fee No visiting fee is required
Booking Can be made by Japan KYUSHU Tourist

 

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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.

 

The beautiful scenery of steam rising area where Beppu stone wall is built in the

steeply sloping geothermal field chosen as the important cultural landscape of the

country as the Hot spring landscape.

 

The scenery of hot springs where beppu stone ishigaki is built in a steeply sloping

geothermal field and Yunohana flower huts stand side by side can be entrained is

chosen as the important cultural landscape of the country as a hot spring landscape

 

Yunohana koya or Alum hut with the straw roof which is the Alum collecting facility

can be visited. There is the Onsen Hoyo land which is a public Onsen facility ; various

type of bathes can be enjoyed such as open air bath, mud bath, steam bath as well

as colloid bath.

 


 

 Location of Beppu

 

  

 


 

General information  

Address Myoban, Beppu-city, Oita-prefecture
Access

25 minutes by a vehicle from JR Beppu station

10 minutes by a vehicle from Kannawa


 

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Unzen Onsen Resort

 

Beautiful highland Onsen Resort situated Unzen National Park. The area was the first area to

be designated as a National Park in Japan.  Whether you are taking in the stunning panoramic

views from top one of the many peaks including Nita-toge Pass or looking up these volcanic 

mountains or Fugen, you will marvel at the spectacular scenery.  As each season brings a vivid

change to the appearance the face of Unzen you may wish to return again and again to enjoy

the full range of rich variations.

 


 

Welcome to Unzen

 

 

         Unzen Bus center

 

                 Unzen Jigoku 

 

                    Nita pass


 

Stay in Unzen

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

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

 


 

Featured distinations

 

 

            Bideo Museum

 

             Bideo Museum

 

       Unzen Golf Course


 

Characteristics of hot spring

The hot springs of Unzen is characterized by its sulfurous hot water with high acidity
 (pH: 2.0 – 2.2), which is uniquely high comparing to hot springs in Europe where the
hot springs treatment is actively performed.
 
The temperature of the hot springs of Unzen is as hot as around 90 Degree Celsius.
Unzen hot springs is known by its component of hot water such as “acid hydrogen
sulfide springs”, “aluminiferous springs including hydrogen sulfide” or “ferrous salfate 
springs” but it is generally called “sulfurous hot springs.
 

 

Efficacy of hot spring

The hot springs of Unzen is highly effective in sterilization because of its acidity.
It takes effect against skin diseases in general such as eczema, chilblain, incisures, and 
other skin related problems. It is also noted that the Unzen hot spring is effective to facial
treatment as well as effective against chronic rheumatism, diabetes, neuralgic pain, muscle 
pain, joint pain, and fatigue with health-promoting benefits.

 


 

 Location of Unzen

 

    

 


 

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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.

 

There remain stone walls around the site of the front gate. A recent survey reveals that

the construction materials including the stone steps were diverted from tombstones in

Buddhist grave-yards which the lord had demolished.

 

The fact indicates the religious situation in those days when Christianity was flourishing.

In 1982, the location of the ruined castle was designated as a National Historic Site.

 


 
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Yanagawa Canal boat cruise

 

Yanagawa Canal boat cruise is to board a small boat called the Donkobune and slowly go

down the river skillfully maneuvered by a boatman with bamboo pole. 

 

You will enjoy a leisurely cruise along the streets and houses which still retain some 

remnants of castle town, hearing the boatman’s explanation of the history and landscape

of Yanagawa.  You can also enjoy the specialty of Yanagawa eel steamed in basket

called “Unagi-no-seiromushi” on the boat.

 


 

 Location of Yanagawa

 

 

 


 

General infromation

Company Operated by 5 Canal boat cruise companies
Course

70 minutes course : Near Yanagawa station to Okinohata

60 minutes course : Near Yanagawa station to Ohana

30 minutes course : Arond Ohana

Fare

Operating time

JPY 800 to 1600 depending on the course  

9:00 to sunset time


 
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Steamed Eel in Yanagawa

 

Yanagawa is the birthplace of Steamed Eel

 

The most recommended local cuisine is Steamed Eel that was born in Yanagawa

more than 300 years ago. Rice seasoned with a special sauce is topped by grilled

eel and thin shredded omelet, all of which is steamed in a bamboo steamer.

 

There are many restaurants which have their long history and each restaurants have

been keeping the traditional source and brand value.

 


 

Location of Yanagawa

 

 

 


 

General information  

Address Yanagawa-city, Fukuoka-prefecture
Access

70 minutes by a vehicle from Dazaifu

80 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

110 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city


 

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Amano Iwato Shrine

 

Takachiho is a birth place of Japanese indigenouse religion, Shinto.

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

Amano Yasugawara.

 

In the story, Amaterasu, the Shito sun goddess, became so outraged by her brother’s

cruel pranks that she hid herself in a cave, refusing to come out and depriving the world

of her life-giving light.

 

All of the other gods and goddesses gathered to lure her out. They tried everything they

could think of to no avail until one goddess performed an outrageously ribald dance that

caused the other gods to roar with laughter.

Amaterasu left the cave to see what all the fun was about, and in doing so she returned 

her light to the world.

 


 

Amano Iwato Shrine

About ten kilometers outside of central Takachiho, Amano Iwato 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 from where you can gaze across the river. 

In order to access the observation deck, you need to inquire at the shrine entrance, 

and a priest will give you a quick guided tour.

 


 

Amano Yasukawara

A short walk down the road from Amano Iwato Shrine is a path that leads down to the
river below. After a few minutes on this path you will see neat little piles of stones
stacked along the river by previous visitors to mark their pilgrimage to this “power spot”.
 
arther along, the stacks become more numerous until you are surrounded by literally
thousands of them as far as you can see. Eventually the path leads to a simple shrine
inside a cave known as Amano Yasugawara
 

This is said to be the cave where the gods and goddesses met to discuss their strategy

of luring Amaterasu out of hiding. The natural beauty of the cave and river lined by

countless stacks of stones make Amano Yasukawara a place not to miss. 

 


 

 Location of Takachiho

 

       

 


 

General information  

Address

1073-1 Amano-iwato, Takachiho-cho, Nishi-Usuki-gun, Miyazaki-prefecture

Access

120 minutes by a vehicle from Kumamoto IC

150 minutes by a vehicle from Oita IC

150 minutes by a vehicle from Miyazaki


 

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Meiji-gura

 

Enjoy tasting Shochu at the most famous Shochu brewery in Kagoshima.

 

Meiji-gura is Satsuma Shuzo’s Shochu factory and museum.

Satsuma Shuzo is producing traditional handmade Shochu “Tezukuri Meijigura”and other

traditional making style Shochu like “Banshokou”, “Satsuma Shiranami Kametsubo Jikomi”,

and “Meiji no Shochu” etc.

 

The name Meijigura is a Japanese word made up of the words Meiji, from the Meiji Era,

and the word Gura, for distillery. We use this name Meiji because we use the traditional methods

from the Meiji Era for making our handmade Shochu brands.

 


 

Exploring Meiji-gura

 


 


 


 


 

 Location of Ibusuki

 

 

 


 

General information  

Address 26 Tategami-honmachi, Makurazaki-city, Kagoshima-prefecture
Access

60 minutes by a vehicle from Kagoshima-city

120 minutes by  a vehicle from Kagoshima Airport

60 minutes by a vehicle from JR Ibusuki Station

60 minutes by a vehicle from Chiran

Open hours 9:00 to 16:00
Admission fee No fee is required
Days closed December 31 and January 1

 

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Oura Cathedral

 

Basilica of Martyrdom of the 26 Saints of Japan Registered on UNESCO’s World Heritage as

Hidden Christian site

 

One of the famous landmarks in Nagasaki-city, was built in 1865 under the supervision of the

French priest Bernard Petitjean. It was designated as a National Treasure in 1933 for its value 

as Japan’s oldest Gothic-style Cathedral.

 

 

Entrance gate of Oura

Cathedral

 

Japan’s oldest Gothic-style

Cathedral building

 

Windows of Cathedral

building


 

“On March 17, 1865, a group of peasants from Urakami came to the church and professed

their faith to Father Petitjean, thus revealing that Christianity had survived through the 

centuries of persecution. The white marble statue of the Holy Mother at the entrance was built

in commemoration of the dramatic discovery of the “Hidden Christians.

 

 

Former Latin Seminario

 Nagasaki

 

Statue of Mary, at entrance of

 Cathedral, installed in 1867

 

Statue of Pope John Paul II,

 visited here in 1981


 

 Location of Nagasaki-city

 

  

 


 

 General information  

Address 5-3 Minamiyamate, Nagasaki-city
Access

10 minutes walk from Oura tensyudo-mae tram station

Open hours 8:00 to 17:45
Admission fee JPY 1,000
Days closed No closing days

 

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