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We are a specialist of Fukuoka and Kyushu tour

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11 days Kyushu Tour

 

The destination Kyushu like a Treasure Chest of Japan.

 

Discover many things you never seen and never experienced before such as the unappalled

natural beauty, historical building with unique architectural hot spring, local cuisines, state-of-the-art

technologies.

 


 

Where to Explore

Fukuoka  → Nagasaki → Shimabara & Unzen  →  Kumamoto   → Ibusuki & Satsuma Peninsula

Chiran & Kagoshima & Sakurajima Island  → Kirishima & Nichinan & Miyazaki  →  Huga & Takachiho   

Aso  → Yufuin & Beppu → Kitakyushu  → Fukuoka  

 


 

Travelling route

Note

 The number in the circle indicates

  a day of travel

 

Tour condition

Start & end of the tour is Fukuoka-city

 

English speaking guide 

Local experienced and knowledgeable

guide escorts the tour

 

Chartered vehicle is utilizes

Jumbo taxi or bus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Itinerary 

 

Day 1  Nagasaki

 

Nagasaki became a center of 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 World WarⅡis 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.

           Peace Park

            Ground Zero

           Glover Garden

               Oura Cathedral

                         Dejima

                  China Town

Schedule

Arrive at the Fukuoka airport, and English speaking guide pick you up  

Transfer to Nagasakio

Peace Park → Ground Zero → Atomic Bomb Museum

Lunch at China Town → Glover Garden  → Oura Cathedral  → Dejima

Stay at Nagasaki

 


 

Day 2  Shinabara & Unzen

Shimabara

The city located on the north-eastern tip of Shimabara Peninsula, facing Ariake Bay 

in the east and Mt. Unzen including Mt. Fugen. 

 

              Shimabara Castle

              Samurai Street

              Shimabara Port

Unzen 

The beautiful mountain and Onsen resort, and 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.

              Unzen jigoku

              Mt. Fugen

            Unzen Onsen Resort

Schedule

 

transfer to Shimabara

Shimabara Castle → Samurai Street

Lunch at Shimabara, local cuisine Guzoni

transfer to Unzen

Nita Pass → Unzen jigoku

Stay at Unzen Onsen Resort

 


 
Day 3  Kumamoto

Kumamoto, 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.

          Kato Kiyomasa Statue      Shimo-tori Shopping Street                       Street Tram 

 

                Kumamoto Castle

               Castle Tower            Suizenji-koen Park
Schedule

transfer from Shmabara to Kumamoto by a ferry boat

Kumamoto Castle

Suizenji-koen Park

Explore Shimo-tori Shopping Street

Stay at Kumamoto

 

 

Day 4 Ibusuki & Satsuma Peninsula

The Satsuma Peninsula which projects south from the southwest part of Kyushu Island.

To the west lies the East China Sea, while to the east it faces the Osumi Peninsula across

Kagoshima Bay. Near the southern tip of the peninsula is the 924-metre Mount Kaimon

and the Ibusuki Hot Spring representing Kyushu.  

                Ikeda-ko Lake            Somen Noodel Nagashi       Meijigura Shochu Brewery

 

            Ryugu Shrine

           Nagasakibana Cape       Nishi-oyama JR Station
          Sand bath hall                      Kinko Bay               Steam Sand bath

Schedule

Transfer to kagoshima prefecture

Ikedako Lake →  Somen Noddle Nagashi

Meijigura Shochu Brewery

Nishi-oyana JR Station, the southern most JR Station in Japan

Ryukyu Shrine → Nagasakibana Cape

Stay at Ibusuki

 


 

Day 5  Chiran & Kagoshima & Sakurajima Island

Chiran

Chiran Samurai Residence were built about 250 years ago. Their gardens are beautiful

desighned, with Mt. Hahaga-dake as the background.

Chiran Peace Museum for the Kamikaze Pilots exhibits precious materials such as pictures,

letters, wills, articles and memontos of the 1,036 Kamikaze pilots based in Chiran

             Samurai Residence

              Samurai Residence

            Chiran Peace Museum

Kagoshima & Sakurajima Island

Kagoshima-city is the southernmost major city in Kyushu which can see Sakura-jima Island

which raises the smoke across the Kagoshima Bay. 

Kagoshima prospered in the Edo period as a castle town.

           Sengan-en Garden         Shimazu family residence            Shoko Shuseikan

        Smoke from Sakurajima

        Yunohira Observatory              Lava in Sakurajima  

Schedule

Transfer to Chiran

Exploring Chiran 

Kagoshima, Sengan-en Garden and Shoko Shuseikan

Exloring Sakurajima Island

Stay at Kirishima

 


 

Day 6  Kirishima & Nishinan & Miyazaki

Kirishima is located in the northeastern part of Kagoshima and is the entrance to the Kirishima

district of Kirishima Yaku National Park. 

               Kirishima Shrine

     Kirishima Shrine main building

 

               Gardian deity

Nishinan & Miyazaki are facing the Pacific Ocean with a beautiful coastline contains placed of 

natural beauty, like Aoshima and Toi-misaki Cape.

                     Toi Cape

                    Udo Shrine

             Obi Castle Ruins
         Sun Messe Nichinan

                Horikiri Pass

             Miyazaki Shrine

Schedule

Leave Hotel in Kirishima Onsen Resort 
Krishima jingu Shrine   

Toi Cape

Udo Shrine

Obi Castle Ruins

Nichinan Coast, Horikiri Pass ,

Miyazaki Shrine

Stay at Miyazaki, Western style Hotel, breakfast included

 


 

Day 7  Huga & Takachiho

Hyuga is a bay city, facing the Hyuga nada Sea. The whole area along Cape Hyuga with

its many exposed rocks is designated as the Nippo-Kaigan Quasi-National Park.  Umagase at

the top of Cape Hyuga-misaki is a precipitous cliff of pillar-like rock, towering as high as 70m.

             Cruss Sea

                   Umagase

                        Bibitsu

Takachiho is located in the center of the Kyushu mountain area where about 40km away from

Aso and is steeped in 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.

               Takachiho Gorge         Takachiho Gorge                           Takachiho Gorge            
            Takachiho Shrine             Amano Iwato Shrine            Amano Iwato Shrine

Schedule

Transfer to Huga

Exploring Huga; Cruss Sea, Umagase and Bibitsu

transfer to Takachiho

Exploring Takachiho ; Takachiho Gorge, Takachiho Shrine and Amano Iwato Shrine

Stay at Takachiho

 


 

Day 8  Aso  

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.

                Daikanbo

                     Komezuka

          Kusasenri-ga-hama

 Mt. Aso, Nakadake

             Around the Crater

 

         Look down the Crater

 

                  The Crater

Schedule

Transfer to Aso region

Kusaenri-ga-hama

Mt. Aso, Nakadake

Daikanbo

Stay at Aso

 


 

Day 9  Yufuin & Beppu

Yufuin is a beautiful and quietly rustic Onsen resort where one of the most popular among 

ladies and International tourist visits to here are increasing. 

         Yufuin Station Street

                Linrinko lake

        Yufuin Floral Village

Beppu is 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

            Umi-jigoku hell

          Chinoike-jigoku hell

                     Foot bath

Schedule

Transfer to Yufuin

Exloring Yufuin

trensfer to Beppu

Beppu Hell tour → enjoy foot bath

Stay at Beppu

 


 

Day 10 Kitakyushu

Kitakyushu is the Industrial Innovation city with many different fascinating feature.  

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

            Hiraodai Karst Plateau

                   Mojiko 

  World Heritage, Former Head

  Office of Imperial Steel

                  Mt. Sarakura

   Hogashida No.1

   Blast Furnace

Schedule

Transfer to Kitakyushu

Mt, Sarakura

Kukura Castle → lunch at Kokura

Mjiko Retro and Kanmo Strait

Stay at Kitakyushu

 


 
Day 11 Fukuoka

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.

     
 

     

 
  You can contact us by e-mail at info@japan-kyushu-tourist.com
We would also love to chat about your travel plans on the phone,
so why not give our office a call.  ☎ +81-93-521-8897
 

8 days Northern Kyushu

 

Where to Explore

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fukuoka → Saga → Nagasaki → Unzen → Shabara → Kumamoto → Aso

Yufuin → Beppu → Kitakyushu → Fukuoka

 


 

Itinerary

 

Day 1  Saga

Saga is a prefecture in the northwestern part of Kyushu and is located next to Fukuoka-prefecture.

From Fukuoka-city many places can be traveled in a day.

           Karatsu

           Yobuko

          Imari


             Kashima

 

               Takeo

             Saga


 

Schedule

Arrive at Fukuoka

Karatsu → Yobuko → Imari → Kashima →  Takeo

Stay at Takeo

 


 

Day 2 Nagasaki

Nagasaki became a center of 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 World WarⅡis 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.

            Peace Park 

              Ground Zero 

       Glover Garden 


 

                  Oura Cathedral

                      Dejima

              China Town


 

Schedule

Transfer to Nagasakio

Peace Park → Ground Zero → Atomic Bomb Museum

Lunch at China Town → Glover Garden  → Oura Cathedral  → Dejima

Stay at Nagasaki

 


 

Day 3  Shimabara and Unzen

 

Shimabara

The city located on the north-eastern tip of Shimabara Peninsula, facing Ariake Bay 

in the east and Mt. Unzen including Mt. Fugen. 

         Shimabara Castle

              Samurai Street

                    Shimabara Port


 

Unzen 

The beautiful mountain and Onsen resort, and 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.

          Unzen jigoku

           Mt. Fugen

            Unzen Onsen Resort 

 

Schedule

transfer to Shimabara

Shimabara Castle → Samurai Street

Lunch at Shimabara, local cuisine Guzoni

transfer to Unzen

Nita Pass → Unzen jigoku

Stay at Unzen Onsen Resort

 


 

Day 4 Kumamoto

Kumamoto, 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.

         Kato Kiyomasa Statue        Shimo-tori Shopping Street         Street Tram

 

           Kumamoto Castle

               Castle Tower

      Suizenji-koen Park


 

Schedule

transfer from Shmabara to Kumamoto by a ferry boat

Kumamoto Castle

Suizenji-koen Park

trensfer to Aso

Stay at Aso

 


 

Day 5 Aso

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.

                Daikanbo                 Kome zuka               Kusasenri-ga-hama

 

Mt. Aso, Nakadake

 

          Around the Crater

             Look down the Crater                       The Crater

 

Schedule

Daikanbo

Kusaenri-ga-hama

Mt. Aso, Nakadake

transfer to Yufuin via Yamanami highway

Stay at Yufuin


 

 

Day 6 Yufuin and Beppu

 

Yufuin is a beautiful and quietly rustic Onsen resort where one of the most popular among 

ladies and International tourist visits to here are increasing. 

 

              Yufuin Station Street

              Kinrinko lake

        Yufuin Floral Village


 

Beppu

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

                Foot bath

             Umi-jigoku hell

         Chinoeke-jigoku hell


 

Schedule

Exloring Yufuin

trensfer to Beppu

Beppu Hell tour → enjoy foot bath

Stay at Beppu

 


 

Day 7 Kitakyushu

Kitakyushu is the Industrial Innovation city with many different fascinating feature.  

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

                Mt. Sarakura

         Kankon-kyo bridge


 

        Hiraodai Karst Plateau

 World Heritage, Former Head

 Office of Imperial Steel

 Higashida No.1 Blast Furnace     


 

Schedule

transfer to Kitakyushu

Mt, Sarakura

Kukura Castle → lunch at Kokura

Mjiko Retro and Kanmo Strait

Stay at Kitakyushu

 


 

Day 8 Fukuoka

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.

           Sea Side Momochi                  Fukuoka tour Bas                Fukuoka towe

 

          Marin World                        Nakasu           Food Stall, Yatai

 

Schedule

transfer to Fukuoka

Exploring Fukuoka

Stay at Fukuoka

 


 

Make an Enquiry  

  You can contact us by e-mail at info@japan-kyushu-tourist.com
We would also love to chat about your travel plans on the phone,
so why not give our office a call.  ☎ +81-93-521-8897

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kitakyushu one-day tour

 
The Industrial Innovation city Kitakyushu with many different fascinating feature
 

Kitakyushu offers amazing possibilities for tourism and travel with a combination of spectacular

scenery, rich cultural experiences as well as learning possibilities for the environmental and

industrial themes

 

Tour condition 
・Start and end of the tour is to be Kitakyushu
・English speaking guide is accompanied
・Chartered vehicle such as a jumbo taxi or bus is utilizes

 


 

Where to Explore

 

Mount Sarakura

The hight of the mountain is 622 meters from sea level.

In 10 minutes, you can reach the summit from the Cable Car Station using the Cable Car 

and the Slope Car.  At the top you are presented with a magnificent and spectacular view 

of Kitakyushu. ​

 

 

Japan’s modern steel industry was started as Yawata steel Works at Higashida district in 1901. 

Since then, the Works greatly contributed to Japan’s industrial modernization until rapid  postwar

economic growth.

  Kitakyushu Innovation Gallery

  Higashida No.1 Blast Furnace

  World Heritage, Head Office


 

Kokura Caltle and Kokura Castle Garden

Kokura Castle is one of the most famous land marks in Kitakyushu.

The construction was commenced in 1602 and spent 7 years to completed it.  

 


 

Tanga Market is a typical Japanese market, known as “the kitchen” in Kitakyushu-city.

Uomachi Ginteigai is the arcade shopping streets connected from JR Kokura Station. 

         Takaga Market 

               Uomachi Arcade

           Uomachi Arcade


 
The exotic district of Mojiko Retro is visited by more than 2 million tourists a year.
Moji-ko Port flourished following its 889 designation as a Special National Port for exporting 
coal and other products. 
     

 

Konamon Pedstrian tunnel

Only the place in the world !   You can cross the strait on foot.  The Kanmon Strait, separating Honshu

and Kyushu, is a very beautiful and busy waterway with as many as 700 small and  large ships a

day passing through it. the Kanmon Pedestrian Tunnel, which enables people to cross on foot, the

“ferries”, and the like.​

 

 

 

Kanmon Bridge

It is s a suspended bridge crossing the  Kanmon Strait, a stretch of water separating two of

Japan’s four main islands.  It is the 34th largest suspension bridge in the world with a central

span of 712 meters.​


 

Itinerary  The following two plans are offered.

 

Plan 1Kokura, Mt. Sarakura and Higashida

9:00 Depart Hotel in Kitakyushu

Visit Kokokura Castle and Kokura Castle Garden

Explore Tanga Market and Uomachi Gintengai

Lunch at Kokura

Go up to Mt. Sarakura by Cable Car and the Slope Car

Enjoy magnificent and dynamic view from Mt. Sarakura

Visit Higashida district ;  Kitakyushu Innovation Gallery, Higashida No.1 Blast Furnace

                                       World Heritage, Former Head Office

17:00 Arrive at Hotel in Kitakyushu

 


 

Plan 2 :  Moji and Kokura

9:00 Depart Hotel in Kitakyushu

Konamon Pedstrian tunnel : cross to the Shimonoseki on foot

Transfer to Moji by vehicle throug Kanmon Bridge

Exploring Mojko Retro including lunch

Visit Kokura Castle and Kokura Castle Garden

16:00  Arrive Hotel in Kitakyushu

 


 

Make an Enquiry   
You can contact us by e-mail at info@japan-kyushu-tourist.com
We would also love to chat about your travel plans on the phone,
so why not give our office a call.  ☎ +81-93-521-8897

 


 

Munakata Region one-day tour

 

The Sacred Island Okinoshiam and Associated site in the Munakata Region

has been registered on the 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.

 


 

Where to explore

 

Munakata

Munakata Shrine Hetsu-gu, 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. 

            Entrance

            Shrine main building

           Wedding ceremony


 

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

 Approach to Takamiya Saijo

 through sacred area 

Takamiya Saijo Japan’s oldest

 Ancient style Shrine 


 

Fukutsu

Shinbaru-Nuyama Mounted Tombs, 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


 

Akama

Sake Brewery, Katsuya Shuzo

     

 

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

It takes 25 minutes by Oshima and 15 minutes by Shiokaze

        Konominato Port

          To Oshima Island

             Oshima Port


 

Munakata Shrine Nakatsu-gu,  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, 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

     

 

Itinerary  The following two plans are offered  

Plan 1Munakata, Fukutsu and Akama

9:00 Depart Fukuoka-city

transfer to Munakata by using Kyushu Expressway

Visit Munakata Shrine Hetsu-gu and Takamiya Saijo

Lunch at Munakata

Visit Shinbaru-Nuyama Mounted Tombs

Visit Miyajidake Shrine

transfer to Fukuoka-city using Kyushu Expressway

17:00  Arrive Fukuoka-city

 


 

Plan 2Munakata and Oshima Island

9:00 Depart Fukuoka-city

transfer to Munakata by using Kyushu Expressway

Visit Munakata Shrine Hetsu-gu and Takamiya Saijo

transfer from Kono-minato to Oshima Island by Ferry boat

Visit Munakata Shrine Nakatsu-gu

Lunch at Japanese Inn

Exploring Oshima Island

Munakata Shrine Okitsu-gu Yohaisho, Windmill Observatory and Mitake mountain Observatory

transfer from Oshima Island to Kono-minato by Ferry boat

transfer to Fukuoka-city using Kyushu Expressway

17:00  Arrive Fukuoka-city

 

 


 

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Saga one-day tour

 

Saga is a prefecture in the northwestern part of Kyushu and is located next to Fukuoka-prefecture.

From Fukuoka-city many places can be traveled in a day.

 


 

Where to Explore

 

Karatsu

located on the Higashi Matsuura Peninsula in the northwestern part of Saga-prefecture,

have been prosperous from ancient times as an important point for trade with China.

 

        Karatsu Castle

 

      Kagamiyama Mountain

 

     Karatsu Shrine


 

Yobuko

Famous for fresh Squid, transparent in body and firm in texture. The squid has a sweetness that

melt upon the tangue. In the finely crafted style of sashimi known as Ikezukuri, the flesh of 

still-living seafood is served.

 

   Yobuko Port

 

 Yobuko Asaichi

 Fishery morning market 

 

     Fresh Squid 


 

Hado-misaki Cape


 

Arita

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

drawn in transparent white porcelain.  

     

 

Takeo

Takeo is located in the western part of Saga-prefecture and is famous for Hot Spring.

     

 

Kashima

Located about 60 kilometers southwest of Saga City.

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

     

 

Saga-city

Saga is known as the plece where it has made a great contribution to the Japanese

Industrial Revolution.

   

 

Yoshinogari Remains

Lie on the spacious hilly area in the northeastern part of Saga. Remains of a ringed-dugout settlement

presumably dating back to the 3rd century B.C. were unearthed there, and excavation is still underway

at the site. They are among the largest archeological remains in Japan.

   

 

Itinerary  The following two plans are offered

 

Plan 1 : Karatsu, Yobuko, Arita & Takeo

8:30 Depart Fukuoka-city

Transfer to Karatsu using Nishi-kyushu Expressway, 1 hour

Visit Karatsu Castle

transfer to Yobuko and Hado-misaki Cape

Lunch at Yobuko. enjoy fresh Squid

transfer to Arita and visit Arita Porcelain Park

Exploring Takeo

Transfer to Fukuoka using Kyushu Expressway, 1 hour 30minutes 

18:00 Arrive at Fukuoka-city 

 

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Plan 2 : Kashima & Saga-city

8:30 Depart Fukuoka-city

Transfer to Kashima using Kyushu Expressway, 1 hour 30 minutes

Visit Yotoku Inari Shrine

transfer to Saga

Lunch at Saga-city

Exploring Saga-city

  Saga Castle History Museum. Saga Shrine, Mietsu Naval Dock

Transfer to Fukuoka using Kyushu Expressway, 1 hour  

18:00 Arrive at Fukuoka-city 

 

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Note : we can arrange any other destinations considering your preferences for making

           your own plan.

 

 


 

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Nagasaki one-day tour

 

Nagasaki-city is one of the most popular destination in Kyushu,

and one-day tour can be made from Fukuoka. 

 

Nagasaki became a center of 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

 


 

Where to explore

 

Glover garden

The garden takes its name from Thomas Glover, his arms-importing operations played 
an important part in the Meiji Restoration, he built the first train line in Japan and he even

helped establish the first modern Mitsubishi ship yard.

        Glover house

         Glover Statue

 Former Mitsubishi 2nd dock house


 

Peace Park

Disastrous war must not be repeated.
The plutonium atomic bomb exploded at 11:02 a.m. on August 9, 1945. 

 

             Peace Statue

 

            Peace Fountain

 

               Ground Zero


 

Mount Inasa

It is a 333 meter high mountain in close distance to JR Nagasaki Station. The summit can be reached

by ropeway or car and offers great views over the city. And also, the magnificent night views from

Mount Inasa are ranked among Japan’s three best night views.

  Veiw from Glover Garden 

  Summit of the mountain

   Night veiw from Mt. Inasa


 

Dejima 

The fan-shaped artificial island in the bay of Nagasaki that was a Dutch trading post as Japan’s

only open gateway to Europe during Japan’s self-imposed isolation of Edo period from 1641 until 1853.


 

 Oura Cathedral

 Megane-bashi Bridge

 China town


 

Itinerary  an example

 

8:00 Depart Fukuoka-city

Transfer to Nagasaki using Kyushu Expressway and Nagasaki highway, 2hours 

Exploring Peace Park ; Peace Statue, Peace Fountain, Grond Zero, Atomic Bomb Museum 

Exploring Glover Garden and visit Oura Cathedral

Lunch at China Town

Exploring Dejima

Exploring Mount Inasa

Transfer to Fukuoka using Nagasaki Expressway and Kyushu Expressway, 2hours 

18:00 Arrive at Fukuoka-city 

 

We can arrange any other itinerary considering your preferences.

 


 

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Usa and Kunisaki peninsula one-day tour

 

Usa including Ajimu & Kunisaki peninsula is located Eastern part of Oita-prefacture

 

If you want to meet real Japan and Cool Japan, we really recommend to visit this region.

You can feel Japanese mind in the Japan’s local landscape.

And also you can enjoy many type of local Cuisines and local specialties.

 

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.

 

 

  

 

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

 


 

Featured sites 

Usa

 

Usa Shrine

One of the most beautiful Shrine in Japan, and is the head shrine of Hachiman Shrine that

is composed 44,000 shrines that dedicated to the Hachiman Deity. 

                Torii Gate          Approach to Shrine           Shrine main building 

 

Grows high-quality grapes by taking advantage of the temperature fluctuations found in the
extreme climate unique to this region.
             Ajimu basin              Local wine              Enjoy tasting

 

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

 

Kunisaki Peninsula

 

Showa no machi

Showa is 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 ​

 
        Shopping street            Red post      Showa Roman Gura

 

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

 

               Entrance              Stone lantern          Temple building

 

Featured Restaurant, Fukinoto

Located in the precincts of Fuku-ji temple, the local cuisines can be enjoyed such as Bungo beef,

Dangojiru, Soba noddle as well as Special meals used locally harvested ingredients.

     Welcome to Fukinoto     Japanese style restaurant  Soda noddle making experience

 

Nagasaki-bana

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            Rape Blossoms

 

Kumano Magaibutsu

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

 

Maki 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.

Amidanyorai Buddhist image    Ungyo Buddhist image   Precincts of Maki Odo

 

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

 


 

Itinerary  an example

 

8:00 Depart Fukuoka-city

Transfer to Usa using Kyushu highway and Higashi-Kyushu highway, 2hours & 15minutes

Exploring Usa Shrine

Transfer to Kunisaki Peninsula

Exploing Bungotakada Showano Machi

Lunch at Featured Restaurant Fukinoto

Exploring Kunisaki Paninsukala; Fuki-ji temple, Maki odo, Onieno sato

Transfer to Fukuoka using Higashi-Kyushu highway and Kyushu highway, 2hours & 30mimutes

17:30 Arrive at Fukuoka-city 

 

We can arrange any other itinerary considering season or your preferences.

 


 

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

We would also love to chat about your travel plans on the phone,
so why not give our office a call.  ☎ +81-93-521-8897

 

 

Chikugo region one-day tour

 

Chikugo region consists of Asakura, Akizuki, Ukiha, Tanushimaru, and Yame

 

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,
where people live from ancient time and the various cultures have been created.
There are a lot of features here such as rural land scape, fruit fields, ancient ruins,
shrines, temples, castle town, Sake brewery, Onsen (hot spring), scrumptious local cosines, 
Japanese cultural experiences.

 


 

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

 

 


 

Asakura

Asakura is located in the central part of Fukuoka prefecture and has a blessed nature spreading

in the Chikugo plain.

   Triple Water Wheel                Yamada Weir                 Toho Village 

 

Akizuki

Akizuki was a Castle town flourished during the Edo period (1603-1868) and where is located in

a tranquil mountain basin and, the castle ruins and samurai residences are carefully preserved. 
Also known as a sight of cherry blossoms and autumn leaves.

     Sakurano-baba Street          Cherry Blossoms            Autumn leaves 

 

Harazuru Onsen

The tranquil Onsen Resort near Fukuoka-city and is located on the banks of Chikugo River. 

The quality hot spring is weakly alkaline and sulfur is mixed and has the effect of dropping

old horn and creating beautiful skin.

           Gate way           Chikugo River             Onsen resort

 

Ukiha

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

Yoshii, in the center of Chikugo flourished as a post town during the Edo period, and there a lot

of Sake brewery which have established the Edo period. A fruits picking and Sake brewery

visit can be enjoyed here.

    Over view of the town           Canal in the town     Shirakabe-dori Avenue 

 

Lunch at Yoshii-machi, Ukiha

Featured Restaurant, Shirakabe, located at Shirakabe-dori Avenue

    Restaurant Shirakabe     Featured lunch menu            Enjoy lunch

 

Kirin Beer Farm

Located at Asakura

             Restaurant           Cosmos Garden          Cosmos flowers

 

Breweries in Tanushimaru

        Sake Brewery       Shochu Brewery                Winery

 

Yame

        Tea plantation         Kurogi Wisteria tree           Sake brewery

 

Fruit picking  

Strawberry, Grape, Pear, Apple and Persimmon in Asakura, Ukiha and Tanushimaru

 


 

Itinerary an example

 

9:00 Depart Fukuoka-city

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

Exploring Asakura and Akizuki

Exploring Ukiha including Shirakabe-dori Avenue

Lunch at the featured restaurant Shirakabe

Visiting a brewery : Saka, Shochu or Wine

Exploring Yame

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

17:30 Arrive at Fukuoka-city 

 

We can arrange any other itinerary considering season or your preferences,

fruit picking can also be organized.

 


 

Make an Enquiry   
You can contact us by e-mail at info@japan-kyushu-tourist.com
We would also love to chat about your travel plans on the phone,
so why not give our office a call.  ☎ +81-93-521-8897

 

 

Itoshima one-day tour

 

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.

 

Tour condition

Start and end of the tour is Fukuoka-city.

English speaking guide is accompanied
Chartered vehicle ; a jumbo taxi or bus 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Sakurai Futamigaura

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

beauty sunset beach.


 

Mataichino shio

A salt producing plant by using the sea water from Genkai Sea. The salt pudding is

reccommended​​

     

 

Keya Cave

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


 

 

Lunch at Keya area


 

Sake brewery

Sake is unique Japanese liquor made by fermenting rice. Suginoya was founded in 1870

in Itoshima, and tasting of Sake can be enjoyed here.

 

 

Anego-hama beach

One of the most beautiful beach in Itoshima, when walking on the sandy beach a mysterious 

sound like  ” kyu kyu ” comes out


 

Raizan Sennyo-ji temple


 

Ichirano-no mori

Ichiran is an authentic tonkotsu ramen  (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.


 

Itinerary

 

9:00 Depart Fukuoka 
Anego-hama beach → Mataichino shio ( Salt producing plant)  
Keya Cave → Lunch at Isonoya (sea food ) 
Sake brewery (Suginoya)  → Raizan Sennyoji temple 
Shopping (Ito saisai)
17:30 Arrive at Hotel 

 


 

 

Make an Enquiry   
You can contact us by e-mail at info@japan-kyushu-tourist.com
We would also love to chat about your travel plans on the phone,
so why not give our office a call.  ☎ +81-93-521-8897

 

 

 

2 days Hiroshima & Miyajima tour

 

Exploring the World Heritages

 

 

Hiroshima is located in southwestern part of the Japanese archipelago and face to

the Seto Inland Sea.

It has two World Heritage sites: the Atomic Bomb Dome and ItsukushimaShrine, 
both of which attract many visitors.

 


 

Travelling route

 

Note

The number in the circle indicates

 the day of travel

 

  If you have specific themes, places

  and things, you can include those

  items in the itinerary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Itinerary
 

Day 1  Hiroshima  

 

Hiroshima is facing the beautiful Seto Inland Sea and is largest city in the Chugoku region of

western Honshu.

And Hiroshima is best known as the first city in human history, where the atomic bomb was

dropped on August 6, 1945.

 

   Atomic Bomb Dome          Peace Park       Hiroshima Castle

Schedule

Arrive at Fukuoka 
Travel to Hiroshima by Shinkansen (Bullet train) ,  70 minutes

Explore Hiroshima : Atomic Bomb Dome, Peace Park and Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum

Lunch at Hiroshima: local specialty Okonomiyaki 

Hiroshima Castle

Stay at Hiroshima 

 


 

 Day 2  Miyajima 

 

Jewel of the coast, Miyajima Island is symbolized by a looming vermilion Torii Gate set in the Sea,

which denotes that the whole is land is Sacred. There are no maternity wards or cemeteries because

no one is permitted to give birth or die due Miyajima.
Felling trees is also forbidden ; the island is covered in virgin forest, which provides a habitat for

scores of bird species. Tame deer are allowed to roam at will.

 

       Torii Gate        Itsukushima Shrine     Five-story Pagoda

Schedule

Travel to Miyajima by JR train 
travel to Miyajima Island by the ferry boat

Explore Miyajima : Miyajima Torii gate, Itsukushima ShrineFive-story Pagoda

Lunch : local specialty Anago meshi
Travel to Miyajima-guchi by the ferry boat
Travel to Fukuoka by a JR local train and Shinkansen
Stay at Fukuoka 

 


 

 

 

Make an Enquiry   

  You can contact us by e-mail at info@japan-kyushu-tourist.com
We would also love to chat about your travel plans on the phone,
so why not give our office a call.  ☎ +81-93-521-8897