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Kyushu Travel Guide

Aso travel guide

 

Aso gives unforgettable experiences

 

The active volcano Mount Aso and world’s largest caldera offer a lot of excitements

And numerous unforgettable experiences in the rural area can be mede including Onsen,

variety of sports and local cuisines.

 


 

 Exploring Aso  

 

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.

 

 Japan’s largest active volcano  Look down the Crater  Around the Crater
 

 

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.

 


 

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.

 


 

 Aso shrine   Kurokawa Onsen  Nabegataki Waterfall

 

 Shirakawa fountain  Sensui-kyo  Issingyo big cherry tree

 

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.

 

 

 

Featured restaurant / Takamori Dengaku-no sato 

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.

 


 

Kikuchi Valley

Enjoy short trekking in the Nature.

Kikuchi Valley is located in Aso Kuju National Park and underground water flows out of the

subsoil for 4km along the valley floor.  It is also called the Kikuchi water source and its water

was selected as one of the 100 best waters in Japan.

 


 

 Featured tours related to Aso  

 

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 Aso 

   

 

 


 

 General information  

 

Address City hall : 504-1 Miyaji, Ichinomiya, Aso-city, Kumamoto-prefecture
Access

70 minutes by a vehicle from Kumamoto-city

70 minutes by a vehicle from Takachiho

140 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

Population 234,000   Population density 540

 

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Kumamoto travel guide

 

Kumamoto is the third largest city in Kyushu with a population of 740,000.

Must visit place is Kumamoto Castle listed on the three great castle in Japan

 

The city is 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 Forest and Fresh Water.”

 


 

 Exploring Kumamoto  

 

Kumamoto Castle

The Castle is one of the three great castles and one of the 100 best places in Japan to

view cherry blossoms. Due to the Earthquakes in 2016, several of the castle’s shacihoko 

ornaments were destroyed, and a large number of kawara tiles also fell from the roof.

Now the restoration activities are being performed as fast as possible. Now, the Kumamoto

Castle can be seen from the outside of the moats surrounding the castle.

 

Entrance gate   Castle tower Kato Shrine 
   


 

After the Earthquake

Ninomaru-hiroba Castle tower Turret
   

 

Suizenji-koen Park

Imitated the beautiful scenery of Japan, is a refined circular garden of Momoyama period

style and represents the 53 Stations of the Tokaido Road including Mt. Fuji.

The fresh springs in the garden release clean, cold water, which flows there from

Mount Aso via underground currents.

 


 

Shimo-tori Shopping Street       

The largest shopping arcade in Kumamoto-prefecture

The center of fashion and amusement where department stores and boutiques

line up and also there are gourmet area where cafes and restaurants including

local cousin restaurants opened daytime and nighttime.

 


 

Kumamoto City Tram         

The convenient public transportation to travel in the Kumamoto-city

There are two lines ;  A line and B line.

Most of the stops on the A line and B line are the same.

Popular stops that both lines go to include Suizenji-koen Park, Kumamoto Castle,

Shimo-tori Shopping Street and the Kumamoto Kotsu Centre Bus Station.

 


 

 Featured tours related to Kumamoto-city  

  

・ Kumamoto, Aso and Takachiho 3 days tour

・ 11 days Kyushu tour

・ 8 days Northern & Central Kyushu tour

・ 7 days Central Kyushu tour

 


 

                 Location of Kumamoto

     

 

  


 

 General information  

 

Address

1-1 Tetorihoncho, Cyuo-ku, Kumamoto-city, Kumamoto-prefecture

Cabinet designate city

Access

1 hour and 40 minutes from Fukuoka-city by a vehicle 

2 hours and 40 minutes from Kitakyushu-city by a vehicle 

Transportation

Airport

  Kumamoto Airport

 

JR main station : Kumamoto Station

 

City transportation

Population 738,000      population density : 1,890 / km2

 


 

 

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Takachiho travel guide

 

Takachiho offers dynamic and beautiful Takachiho Gorge and

here is the birthplace of Japanese mythology

 

It is the supposed site of legend where Amaterasu, the Shrine Sun Goddess, disturbed by her

brother’s cruel pranks, hid herself in a cave, prompting the other gods and goddesses to try and

lure her out.

 

Enjoy the dynamic and beautiful nature of Takachioho Gorge and

find the roots of Japanese culture in the birth place of Japanese mythology.  

 

 


 

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.

 

 


 

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.

 


 

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.

 


 

Highlight 

 

Kagura

Kagura is a sacred song and dance for god, and is a Japanese word referring to specific

type of Shinto theatrical dance with roots arguably predating those Noh.

A massively shortened version of Takachiho Yokagura is performed for tourists every night

throughout the year at the Takachiho Shrine.

 


 

 Featured tours related to Takachiho  

 

・ Takachiho one-day tour

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 Takachiho

       

 

 


 

 General information  

 

Address Town hall : 13 Mitai, Takachiho-cho, Nishi-usuki-gun, Miyazaki-prefecture
Access

1 hour and 10 minutes by a vehicle from Aso-city

1 hour and 50 minutes by a vehicle from Kumamoto-city

2 hours and 50 minutes by a vehicle from Nichinan-city

2 hours and 10 minutes by a vehicle from Miyazaki-city

1 hour and 15 minutes by a vehicle from Hyuga-city

Population 13,600   Population density 50

 

 

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Nagasaki travel guide

 

The city in harmony with foreign countries culture

 

Nagasaki-city has many oversea countries cultures and the significant Japanese

histories like no other areas.

The fascinating Nagasaki-city has been created since Japan began exchanging with foreign

countries during the National isolation period.

 

In addition to above features, the geographical conditions are creating fascinating tourism and

now many tourists are visiting here.


 

 Historical features  

 

1)Natioanl isolataion in Japan

     Nagasaki is the only place opened to oversea countries ( just Dutch and China ) during the

     National isolation period from 1639 to 1854.

     And trading with Dutch was done at artificial island Dejima.

 

2) Hidden Christian

    Japan’s unique practice of the Christian faith continued in Nagasaki region even during the ban

    on Christianity from 1587 to 1859. In 2018,  Hidden Christian Sites in Nagasaki region is

    registered on UNESCO’s World Heritage.

 

3) Japan’s Industry modernization

    Shipbuilding, and Coal Mining, industries in Nagasaki were great contributed Japan’s Industry

    modernization. And 5 sites of these industries are registered on UNESCO’s World Heritage as

    Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution         

 

4) Atomic bomb

    The Atomic bomb exploded at 11:02 a.m. on August 9, 1945.

    The most part of Nagasaki was destroyed, and a tremendous number of lives were lost.

    Nagasaki is now appealing for World Peace, Disastrous War must not be repeated.

 


 

 Exploring Nagasaki  

 

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 Glover Residence is Japan’s oldest wooden Western-style building

and is the UNESCO World Heritage registered in 2015 as Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution.

 

Tomas Glover Residence,

World Heritage

Former Mitsubishi second

dock house

Overlooking of Nagasaki

harbour


 

Peace Park

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               


 

 UNESCO World Heritages sites  

 

 Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution

 

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 contributed for Shipbuilding and Coal Mining and 7 sites have been

registered on the UNESCO World Heritage.

 


 

  Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region 

 

Oura Cathedral  / UNESCO World Heritage

Basilica of Martyrdom of the 26 Saints of Japan.     

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

Statue of Mary, at entrance of

Cathedral, installed in 1867


 

Martyrdom of the 26 Saints of Japan     

On February 5, 1597, Paulo Miki and 25 others were crucified for their belief in God on order of

Toyotomi Hideyoshi. The martyrs including four Spaniards, one from Goa, India, one Mexican and 

20 Japanese demonstrated their spiritual unity despite differences in races, ages and professions.

 

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


 

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


 

 Other Featured destinations  

 

Mount Inasa

 

World’s three great night veiw 

can be seen from the summit        

Magane-bashi bridge

The oldest stone arch bridge

in Japan       

Kazagashira Park

Magnificent view of Nagasaki,

on the other side of Mt. Inasa


 

Dejima

Only the trading port in Japan

 during Natinal isolation              

Urakami Cathedral

Newly constructed church, after destroyed by Atomic bomb

Sofukuji temple 

The first Chinese style temple

in Nagasaki


 

China town

One of the three big China

 town in Japan 

Confucius Shrine

 

The world’s only Confucian

shrine built outside China by

Chinese hands

Suwa Shrine

The spiritual and cultural hub

for the citizens of Nagasaki

 


 

Nagaaski Wharf

Elegant international & domestic

tourist harbour

Kofukuji Temple

A Chinese temple to pray for

safe navigation 

 Nagasaki Pearl

Nagasaki-prefecture is the

birthplace of pearls


 

 Featured tours related to Nagasaki-city 

 

 Nagasaki one-day tour

 Nagasaki / UNESCO Hidden Christian sites one-day tour

・ Nagasaki / UNESCO Hidden Christian sites 3 days tour

 Nagasaki / UNESCO Industrial Revolution one-day tour       

・ 11 days Kyushu tour

・ 8 days Northern & Central Kyushu tour

・ 6 days North-West Kyushu tour

 


 

                Location of Nagasaki-city

   

 

 


 

 General information  

 

Address City hall : 2-22 Sakura-machi, Nagasaki-city, Nagasaki-prefecture
Access

2 hours and 40 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city

2 hours by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

1 hour and 30 minutes by a vehicle from Saga-city

1 hour and 30 minutes by a vehicle from Shimabara-city

1 hour and 10 minutes by a vehicle from Unzen-city

1 hour and 10 minutes by a vehicle from Sasebo-city

 

2 hours and 20 minutes by JR express train from JR Hakata Station

Transportation

Tram : Convenient transportation system for sightseeing in Nagasaki-city

Almost all the tourist attractions are located within walking distance

from tram station

Population 418,000   Population density 1,030

 

 

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Nagasaki UNESCO World Heritage / Industrial Revolution

 

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.

 


 

Glover House  

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 Glover Residence is Japan’s oldest wooden Western-style building.

 


 

Former Pattern Shop / Shipyard History Museum

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.

 


 

Giant Cantilever Crane

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.

 


 

Hashima Coal Mine ( Gunkanjima )

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.

 


 

 Featured tours related to UNESCO World Heritage Sites  

 

 Kitakyushu / UNESCO Industry Revolution one-day tour          

 Nagasaki / UNESCO Industrial Revolution one-day tour     

 


 

 

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Munakata & Fukutsu Travel Guide

 

The Sacred Island Okinoshiam and Associated site in the Munakata Region

has been registered on the UNESCO Wlorld Heritage in 2016.

 

Munakata Region is located in the west part of  Fukuoka-prefecture  and facing to Genkai Sea.

The area are consist of Munakata, Fukutsu, Akama and Oshima Island.

 

 


 

 Munakata  

 

Munakata Shrine Hetsu-gu, UNESCO World Heritage

Hetsu-gu is one of the three shrines that comprise Munakata Shrine and enshrines

Ichikishimahime-no-Kami, one of the three female deities of Munakata.  Visitors passing

through the torii gate and proceeding along the path will find the Main Hall, dedicated to

Ichikishimahime-no-Kami, beyond the Shinmon gate  

 

 Torii Gate      

Entrance

Shrine main building


 

Takamiya Saijo

The steps lead to Takamiya Saijo (Ceremonial Site), where ancient rituals were performed.
Takamiya Saijo is very important since the rituals currently observed at Hetsu-gu originated there.
To the northwest of the ceremonial site, visitors can view the marine route linking Hetsu-gu with

Okinoshima via the Tsurikawa River, Oshima, and finally across the Genkai Sea.

 

    Entrance of Takamiya Saijo

 Worship at Takamiya Saijo

Takamiya Saijo Japan’s oldest

 Ancient style Shrine 

 

 


 

 Fukutsu  

 

Shinbaru-Nuyama Mounted Tombs, UNESCO World Heritage​

The Tomb Group comprises the tombs of the Munakata clan, an ancient powerful family that led

interactions with overseas countries. The Munakata clan also performed rituals on Okinoshima

and nurtured the tradition of faith in in the sacred island.

 


 

Miyajidake Shrine

The Shimenawa is the biggest in Japan.

Surprisingly, weight is 3ton, with 2.6m diameter and 11m length.

Shimenawa is the thick, twisted, straw rope. It was believed in ancient days that a Shimenawa

had the power to keep off evil sprits, so many objects connected with Shinto Shrines decorated.

 


 

 Akama  

 

Sake Brewery, Katsuya Shuzo

Katsuya Shuzo is a renown local Sake brewery has long history, established in 1790.

The Goshinshu or dedicated Sake to deity for Munakata Shrine is being made this Brewey.

Recommended Sake are Okinoshina, Naranoki and Genkainada.

 

   

 

Akama Inn town in Karatsu road, made during Edo period​

 

 

 

 Oshima Island  

 

Oshima Island located 11 km from Konominato Port in Munakata-city, and is the largest

island in Fukuoka-prefecture. The population of the island is around 700.

 


 

Access to Oshima Island

Oshima Ferry, it takes 25 minutes by Oshima and 15 minutes by Shiokaze

          Konominato Port 

        to Oshima Island

      Oshima Port


 

Munakata Shrine Nakatsu-gu, UNESCO World Heritage

Nakatsu-gu, one of the three shrines that comprise Munakata Taisha, is situated on this island

and enshrines Tagitsuhime-no-Kami, one of the Three Goddesses of Munakata.

 


 

Munakata Shrine Okitsu-gu Yohaisho, UNESCO World Heritage   

Because Okinoshima has long been an object of worship, public access to the island is strictly limited.
The Okinoshima landscape has been preserved intact until now because local people have strictly

observed various taboos.  For example, even if one is allowed to land on the island, one is forbidden

to speak a word about what one has seen or heard there; and one must never take anything from the

island, not even a twig, blade of grass, or pebble.

 

     

 

Windmill Observatory  

From the site of a cannon fort used during World War II, visitors can view Okinoshima

on a clear day.

The path linking the fort site with Okitsu-gu Yohaisho was constructed by the Japanese

Imperial Army.

 

 

 

Mitake mountain Observatory

From the observation deck atop Mt Mitakesan, visitors can view not only the main island of Kyushu,

but also Okinoshima Island.

 

     

 

Lunch at Japanese Inn

     

 

 Featured tour related to UNESCO World Heritage 

 

・ Munakata & Fukutsu / UNESCO Sacred region one-day tour  

・ Munakata, Oshiama & Okinoshima / UNESCO Sacred region one-day tour

 

 


 

              Location of Munakata

   

 

 


 

 

Should you need further information please feel free to contact us.

Your equiry can be sent by selecting the Enquiry Form link below.

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Toho village, 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
 

 


 

 

Tour condition

Start and end of the tour is Fukuoka-city

English speaking guide 

Local experienced and knowledgeable guidese escorts the tour

Chartered vehicle is utilizes

Jumbo taxi or bus as per number of pax

 


 

 Itinerary  

 

9:00 Depart Fukuoka-city

Transfer to Asakura by vehicle using Kyushu Express Way,  1 hour

Exploring Asakura

  Toho Village, Triple Water Wheel, Yamada Weir  

Exploring Shirakabe-dori Avenue

Lunch at the featured restaurant Shirakabe

Visiting Ukiha Inari Shrine

Visiting a Shochu brewery

Back to Fukuoka using Kyushu Express Way, 1 hour and 30 minutes

17:30 Arrive Fukuoka-city 

 


 

Toho Village

Toho is a small village with a population of about 2,000 people and consist of two districts. 

Hoshuyama district, a mountain area blessed with nature

Koisiwara district, pottery industry representative of Kyushu

 


 

Asakura

It is a thriving area of agriculture in Fukuoka Prefecture where has rich nature

and many historical heritages.

And also there is a Onsen Resort along the Chikugo River.

 

Akizuki

A former Castle town located in

northern part of Asakura

 

Triple Water Wheel

 

Only area in Japan to use

water wheels for irrigation

Yamada Weir

Only here in Japan,  the stone

covered Weir constructed


 

Ukiha

Ukiha blessed with nature where many orchards spread out at the foot of Mino mountain range.

 

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.


 

Lunch

Featured Restaurant, Shirakabe, located at Shirakabe Avenue

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

The building constructed 100

year ago

Featured lunch menu

Enjoy lunch


 

Ukiha Inari Shrine

Breath taking beautiful scenery harmonizes 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


 

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.


 

 

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Beppu travel guide

 

 

Beppu is one of the most famous Onsen Resort in Japan

 

A destination to be visited when travelling northern Kyushu

 

The popular hot spring town nestle at the foot of volcanos, Mt. Yufu and Mt.Tsurumi.

Boasting more than 2,800 hot spring sources and flowing rate of nearly 137,000 kiloliters 
per day, Beppu is considered a paradise of hot springs famous for high therapeutic effects.
 
The town is divided into eight major hot spring areas collectively called “Beppu Hatto”, 
which offer beautiful scenery and various type of water of different qualities.

 


 

 Welcome to Beppu 

 

Beppu bay & Mount Takasaki

Beppu bay

 

Kannawa Onsen

Myoban Onsen

Foot bath

       

 Hyotan Onsen

 


 

Beppu Hell Tour

The most famous sights are Jigoku Meguri or (Burning Hell)  tour.  
A collection of hot springs where the water bubbles forth from underground, often

with unusual result.

 

Umi jigoku

 Umi jigoku

Oniishi bozu jigoku

Yama jigoku

 

Kamado jigoku

 

Oniyama jigoku

 

Chinoike jigoku

Tatsumaki jigoku

Shiraike jigoku

 


 

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.

 


 
 Featured tours related to Beppu 
 

 


 

​               Location of Beppu


 

 General information 

 

Address City hall  : 1-15 Kaminoguchi-cho, Beppu-city, Oita-prefecture
Access

20 minutes by a vehicle from Yufuin-city

100 minutes by a vehicle from Aso-city

160 minutes by a vehicle from Kumamoto-city

120 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

100 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city

Population 119,000   Population density 950 / km2

 

 

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

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Kurume, Yame and Hoshino village tour

 

 Where to Explore  

 

Kurume : the most largest city in Chikugo regin

Yame :  The city of Japanese Tea and Traditional Crafts

Hoshino village : The most beautiful village in Japan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

General condition

・Departure and disbandment place is in Fukuoka-city

・Chartered vehicle is used

 


 

 Itinerary  

 

8:30 Depart Fukuoka-city

Transfer to Kurume

Visit Kora Taisha Shrine

transfer to Yame

Visit Yame Traditional Craft Museum

Lunch at Yame Ginnoka   → visit Sake brewery Kitaya

Transfer to Hoshino village

Exploring Hoshino village

Transfer to Fukuoka-city  

18:00 Arrive at  Fukuoka-city

 


 

 Where to Explore

 

 Kurume

 

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


 

 Yame  

 

The city of Japanese Tea and Traditional Crafts

Located in the southern part of Fukuoka-prefecture, Yame grew in size after the merger

with Kurogi town,Tachibana town,Yabe village,Hoshino village in 2010.

 

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.

 

Japan’s largest Stone lantern

Japan’s biggest Gold Buddhist

Altar

Hina doll


 

Yame Fukushima

White-walled townscape

The Fukushima area is designated as an important traditional buildings preservation

area by the Japanese government. Since the Edo Era (1603 – 1868), the area has flourished as

an economical and political base, and many merchant houses which retain the atmosphere of that

time remain even today, mainly in the towns of Miyano, Kyo, and Furumatsu.

 


 

Sake Brewery Kiyaya

Kitaya is renowned Saka brewer in Yame,was founded some 190 years ago during the Edo Era.

The Sake is produced using high-grade rice if brewing quality rice of brewing

cultivated in Fukuoka-prefecture. The Brewery can be visited and enjoy sampling Sake.

 


 

Featured Japanese restaurant Ginnoka

The restaurant Ginnoka uses Japanese old style house built 100 years ago,

and located next to the Sake brewery Kitaya.

The restaurant opened in 2014 and serving Japanese cuisines which is compatible

with Sake using local abundant ingredients such as vegetables, fruits and fresh river and sea fishes.

 

 


 

Hoshino village

The most beautiful village in Japan

Located in the southeastern part of Fukuoka Prefecture, and east side of Yame-city,

at altitudes between 200 and 1,000 metres above sea level.

As 84 percent of the village is covered with mountain forests, agriculture and forestry

are the two main industries.

 

Terraced fields made by stonewall

Tea Culture Museum

Star Culture Center


 

 Option  

 

Kurogi large Wisteria tree

The Wisteria Festival takes place between mid-April and early May. 

The tree is more than 600 years old

The total area of its scaffolding structure at 3,000 square meters and its longest flower

clusters measuring in at 150 centimeters, the tree looks truly spectacular when it blooms.   

 

 


 

 

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

 


 

Munakara & Fukutsu / UNESCO Sacred region one-day tour

 

Munakata and Fukutsu are located in the west part of Fukuoka-prefecture and

facing to Genkai Sea.

The Sacred Island Okinoshiam and Associated site in the Munakata Region

has been registered on the UNESCO Wlorld Heritage in 2016.

 

This tour introduce UNESCO World Heritage and related places in Munakata and Fukutsu.

 


 

Tour condition

・Departure and disbandment place is in Fukuoka-city

    or departure place can be changed to Kitakyushu Airport, if you arrive there

・Chartered vehicle is used

English speaking guide accompany the tour

   Chinese or Korean speaking guide also can be organized

 


 

 Itinerary  

 

9:00 Depart Fukuoka-city

Transfer to Munakata

Exploring Munakata

 Munakata Shrine Hetsu-gu → Takamiya Saijo

 Lunch at Munakata

Transfer Fukutsu

Exploring Fukutsu

   Shinbaru-Nuyama Mounted Tombs → Miyajidake Shrine → Sake Brewery

Transfer to Fukuoka-city

17:00 Arrive  Fukuoka-city

 


 

 Where to explore

 

Munakata Shrine Hetsu-gu  / UNESCO World Heritage

Hetsu-gu is one of the three shrines that comprise Munakata Shrine and enshrines

Ichikishimahime-no-Kami, one of the three female deities of Munakata.  Visitors passing

through the torii gate and proceeding along the path will find the Main Hall, dedicated to

Ichikishimahime-no-Kami, beyond the Shinmon gate. 

 

 Torii Gate      

 Entrance

 Shrine main building


 

Takamiya Saijo

The steps lead to Takamiya Saijo (Ceremonial Site), where ancient rituals were performed.
Takamiya Saijo is very important since the rituals currently observed at Hetsu-gu originated there.
To the northwest of the ceremonial site, visitors can view the marine route linking Hetsu-gu with

Okinoshima via the Tsurikawa River, Oshima, and finally across the Genkai Sea.

 

    Entrance of Takamiya Saijo

 Worship at Takamiya Saijo

Takamiya Saijo Japan’s oldest

 Ancient style Shrine 


 

Shinbaru-Nuyama Mounted Tombs  / UNESCO World Heritage

The Tomb Group comprises the tombs of the Munakata clan, an ancient powerful family that led

interactions with overseas countries. The Munakata clan also performed rituals on Okinoshima

and nurtured the tradition of faith in in the sacred island.

 


 

Miyajidake Shrine

The Shimenawa is the biggest in Japan.

Surprisingly, weight is 3ton, with 2.6m diameter and 11m length.

Shimenawa is the thick, twisted, straw rope. It was believed in ancient days that a Shimenawa

had the power to keep off evil sprits, so many objects connected with Shinto Shrines decorated.

 


 

Sake Brewery, Katsuya Shuzo

Katsuya Shuzo is a renown local Sake brewery has long history, established in 1790.

The Goshinshu or dedicated Sake to deity for Munakata Shrine is being made this Brewey.

Recommended Sake are Okinoshina, Naranoki and Genkainada.

 

   

 

 

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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