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Okubungo (奥豊後)

 

Okubungo region is located in south-east side of Oita prefecture, and consists of

Takada including area, Bungo-ono, Kusu included Kokonoe.

 


 

Explore in Takeda and Kuju

 

Oka Castle Ruin 

Although once impenetrable with its high cliffs, today there is little that remains of Oka Castle


 

Nagayu Onsen resort

The hot spring is known as one of the world’s top carbonate spring.

     

 

 

Kuju area

Kuju Flower Park    Kuju Winery Bungo Beef 


 

Exploring Kusu inscuding Kokonoe

 

Kokonoe Yume Otsutihasi

Japan’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge with the 390 meter long, lovated at 777 meter

above sea level.


 

Sujiyu Onsen Resort

Nature-rich and quiet Onsen Resort located at the foot of the Mount Waita.

It takes about one hour to Yufuin by car.


 

Handa kogen Plateau

It belongs to Aso Kuju National Park, located in the southern part of Kokonoe-cho, Kusu-gun,.

Altitude is 800 to 1,200 m. By the opening of the Yamanami Highway in 1964, the area became

a nice sightseeing spot connected to Beppu Onsen and Yufuin in the north and Aso in the south.


 

Explore in Bungo-ono and Ogata

 

Harajiri Waterfall

In the Ogata River, running through the center of the Ogata plain in Oita Prefecture

 

 

Ogata-machi


 

Okubungo Ogata-so

Densyokan Building Kinu-san Clay doll Kinu-san Clay doll

 

Kiyokawa

Michino-eki, local shopping center Chindano-taki Water Fall Chindano-taki Water Fall

 


 

               Location of Okubungo

 

Yufuin (湯布院)

 

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 is located near Beppu in a green valley beneath the spectacular

Mt. Yufu, a short walk from the town center will take you to a mix of paddy fields,

housing and unmarked Ryokan, with the old temple thrown in.


 

 

Explore Yufuin

 

Kinrinko lake

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

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

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


 

Shitan-yu

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

( 1869 – 1912). 


 

Yufuin Floral Village


 

Wander about the street


 


 

Kamenoi Besso,  a featured accommodation around Kinrinko lake

 


 

               Location of Yufuin

Miyazaki & Nichinan

 

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

of natural beauty, like Aoshima and Toi-misaki Cape.

Also, on the Hitotsuba Beach of Miyazaki-city are Ocean Dome, 700 hectare all-weather

indoor water park, and Miyazaki Sea Gaia, a comprehensive resort complex complete with

a wildlife park, golf courses and hotels.

 


 

Udo Shrine


 

Horikiri Pass


 

Toi Cape


 

Obi Castle Ruins


 

Sun Messe Nichinan


 

Miyazaki Shrine


 

Night life Miyazaki

 


 

                 Location of Miyazaki&Nichinan

  

 

 

Kagoshima & Osumi peninsula

 

Kagoshima is the southernmost prefecture in Kyushu which can see Sakurajima which

raises the smoke across the Kagoshima Bay. 

 

Kagoshima prospered in the Edo period as a castle town, and is a hometown of Takamori Saigo

who contributed to the Meiji Restoration

 


 

Where to visit

Sengan-en

Sengan-en is the most famous garden in Kagoshima-ken, made by Shimazu lord in the 19th century

at the beautiful bayside Kinko bay. The garden contains many historic artifacts that tell of its

long history.


 

Shoko Shuseikan Modern Industrial Complex

The museum of the Classics located here exhibits a various of objests related to the Shimazu

family and the Satsuma domain, introducing a Shimazu family tree chart and many other

belongings. The stone buiding which houses the collection has been desighnated on the

World Heritage,  Meiji Japan’s Industrial Revolution,


 

Shiroyama Park


 

Sakura-jima

An active strato volcano with three peaks, Kita-dake, Naka-dake and still active Minami-dake.

Formerly an island, it became connected with the Osumi Peninsula in 1914 when lava from its

summit closed the channel between the two


 

Cape Sata

The southernmost Cape of main land Japan at 31′ 00″ latitude.

Cape Sata is home to many sub-tropical flowers. Visitors may board a semi-submersible

glass bottomed boat called the “Sata Day Go” to enjoy coral reefs marine creatures and

the underwater world.

 


 

                 Location of Kagoshima

  

 

 

Chiran (知覧)

 

Chiran is called a small Kyoto in Kagoshima, offer you a fine collection of Samurai houses and gardens that were built about 260 years ago.

 


 

Chiran Samurai Residence

Those Samurai Houses were built about 250 years ago. Their gardens are beautiful

desighned, with Mt. Hahaga-dake as the background. Other natural elements are

also incorporated, making the whole area resemble a scries of miniture of Japanese

gardens housed in boxes. Seven of the gardens are designated as natural scenic spots.


 

Chiran Peace Museum for the Kamikaze Pilots

This museum exhibits precious materials such as pictures, letters, wills, articles and

memontos of the 1,036 Kamikaze pilots based in Chiran who perticipated in the Battle for

Okinawa towards the end of World War 2.  It also houses a No.3 type fighter aircraft, Hien.

 


 

                 Location of Chiran

  

 

 

 

 

Kirishima

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

Kirishima district of Kirishima Yaku National Park, which includes the Kirishima volcanic 

chain, Sakura jima and Yaku shima Islands.

 


 

Where to visit

 

Kirishima jingu Shrine   

The red-painted main building of shrine, an Important Cultural Property, is where music and

festivals are offered, including the Kagura dance, Minami Kyushu Kagura matsuri Festival

in summer.


 

Kirishima Onsen 

Lying 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


 

Black Vinegar

The Fukuyama area along Kinko Bay is home to the famous Japanese black vinegar.

Over here, one can tour the old-fashioned Tshubobatake which leterally means a field of

vinegar jars, witness the traditional manufacturing process of the black vinegar, taste and

purchase the finished product.

 

 


 

                 Location of Krishima

  

 

 

 

Ibusuki & Satsuma peninsula

 

Ibusuki is a Onsen resort representing Kyushu, and is located in Kagoshima Prefecture along the

sea at the southernmost end of the Satsuma peninsula. 

 


 

Welcome to Ibusuki Onsen resort

           JR Ibusuki Station

    Foot bath at JR Ibusuki Station

            Ibusuki Onsen resort


 

Where to explore


Steaming sand bath

It is best known for its steaming sand baths along the beach, where bathers in a yukata, or Japanese bathrobe get buried in the sand up to their neck. The sand heated by steam containing marine minerals is scientifically proven to have therapeutic effects on neuralgia, rheumatism, back pain and other ailments.

 

 

 

 

Ikeda-ko lake

A circumference of 15 km and a maximum depth of 233 meter, where was created by

volcanic activity long ago. Large eel with a length of 2 meter and circumference of 50 cm

inhabit the lake. It was also known as the lake of a legendary monster called ” Issy” 

purported to live in the lake. 


 

Nishioyama Station

The southernmost railway station of mainland Japan


 

Ryugu Shrine

You can pray for matching and good fortune in love


 

Nagasaki-bana Cape

The cape is the southernmost point of Satsuma peninsula, where a white lighthouse stands.

You can enjoy the view of the magnificent Mt. Kaimondake and rocks with the sea spray

wearing them. The Cape is said to be the birthplace of the legend of Ryugu.

     

 

Meiji-gura, Shochu Brewery


 

Makurazaki Osakana Center

 

 

Somen noodle nagashi

The unique Somen noodle nagashi in Tosenkyo revine in Kaimon open throughour the year

serving cold Somen noodle that swim in the revloving container.

   


 

                 Location of Ibusuki

  

 


 

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Hitoyoshi (人吉)

 
Hitoyoshi is located in the northern part of Kumamoto along Kuma-gawa River.

Hitoyoshi is a castle town once prosperous as a river port, and boasts the ruins of the Hitoyoshi castle and Hitoyoshi Onsen.

The Hitoyoshi Onsen is the collective name for 30-add hot springs including Sagara Onsen, all of which are supplied with hot water from sources around Hitoyoshi Station and in the basin of Kuma-gawa River.

The most exiting thing in Hitoyoshi is Kumasawa-kudari that is riding on a boat maneuvered by a master polar down the Kuma-gawa River, one of the three fast streams in Japan.

 


 

Hitoyoshi Castle Ruins


 

Steam Locomotive Hitoyoshi


Kumagawa-kudari, boat riding

 

Aoi Aso Shrine​


 

 

Kyusendo Limestone Cave​

 


 

 

Japanese style accommodation, Ryokan

 


 

                Location of Hitoyoshi

 

 

Hyuga (日向)

 

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

The area in the city is designated a National Important Preservation District for Groups of Historic buildings, and there remain much of the atmosphere of the 19th century, including

buildings of old times, earthen walls, and stone pavements.

 

 

Hyuga Sun Park

 


 

                 Location of Hyuga

  

 

 

Mojiko Retro (門司港レトロ)

 

The exotic district of Mojiko-Retro is visited by more than 2 million tourists a year.

 

Moji-ko Port flourished following its 1889 designation as a Special National Port for 
exporting coal and other products. Close to China, it served as a trading port making an
important contribution to modernization of Japan.
 

 Time have changed but architectural remainder like the former Moji Customs

Building from 1912, the wooden Mojiko Station Building from 1914, and the former Osaka Mitshi

O.S.L Line building from 1917 in Moji-ko Port Retro area remain as symbols and attractions.

 


 

Where to explore

 

Kanmonkyo bridge 

The suspended bridge crossing the Kanmon Straits, a stretch of water separating two of Japan’s

four main islands.  On the Honshu Island side of the bridge is Shimonoseki and on the Kyushu Island

side is Kutakyushu

    View from Mekari Observatory

  Kitakyushu, Kyushu Island 

       Semonoseki, Honshu Island


 

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. 


 

Mitsui Club

It was built by the Mitsui Co., Ltd in 1921 as a reception centre and to provide accommodation

for VIP’s.   Albert Einstein (1879-1955), one of the world’s most famous theoretical physicists,

stayed here during his visit to Japan with his wife in 1922.


 

Blue Wing Moji

This bridge, made in 2003, is the only pedestrian draw bridge in Japan, and is one the

most popular photo spot in Mojiko Retro. The length of the bridge is 108 meters and 

it is opened 6 times a day at 10h, 11h, 13h, 14h, 15h and 16h.​


 

Kyushu Railway Museum

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

The display of steam locomotives and old trains used by Kyushu Railway is fascinating and 

always evokes feelings of nostalgia among visitors.


 

Kaikyo Plaza

The shopping area in the Mojiko Retro district located by the sea. “Full of a romance market

which stir up forgetting contentment” is the direct translation of the concept Kaikyo Plaza is

based on. The area has a very romantic ambience and evokes feeling of nostalgia and

contentment that will never be forgotten. 


 

Off the beaten path

Mojiko Station
JR Kyushu started
here in 1891.
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Kaikyo Dramaship 
A dramatic introduction 
to the history of the 
straits  more
Idemitsu Museum
The Art Museum 
exhibits the Idemitsu 
collection. more