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Kyushu Travel Guide

6 days North-West Kyushu tour

 

 Where to Explore  

 

Saga (Karatsu, Yobuko, Imari, Kashima, Takeo) → Nagsaki  → Shimabara  

Unzen  →   Yanagawa → Kitakyushu  → Fukuoka 


 

 

 

 


 
  

 

 

 

 

 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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 Itineraty  
 
 Day 1   Saga-prefecture
A prefecture in the northwestern part of Kyushu and is located next to Fukuoka-prefecture.

Consist of Karatsu & Yobuko, Imari, Arita, Kashima, Takeo and Saga.

 

Karatsu Castle

Karatsu Castle is called

Dancing Crane Castle

Yobuko Asaichi

Famous for Squid and Morning

Market called Asaichi

  Hado-misaki Cape

Cape of Lovers’ sanctuary,

the heart-shaped monument

Imari

The porcelain town, has 400

years history

 Arita

Arita porcelain, bright, elegant

pictures drawn in porcelain. 

Takeo

The Onsen resort, has 1200

years history

Saga-city

Great contribution to the

Japanese Industrial Revolution

Kashima

Exciting experience, Sake

brewery visiting

Yutoku Inari Shrine

One of the most famous Inari

shrines in Japan


 

Schedule

Arrive at Fukuoka

Karatsu → Yobuko → Imari → Kashima →  Takeo 

Stay at Takeo

 


 
 Day 2    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.

Nagaaki Wharf

 Elegant international & domestic

 tourist harbour

Mount Inasa

 Breathtaking panoramic view

 of Nagasaki-city

Mount Inasa

 One of the World’s three

 beautiful night view

Glover Garden

 UNESCO World Heritage, the

 largest number of visitor here 

Peace Park

 Let’s make World Peace and

 everyone’s happiness

Path in Minamiyamate

 Various gift shops, 

 restaurants, Café lined the street

Oura Cathedral

 The most significant Church, 

  Mother Teresa and Pope visited

Dejima

 

 Only the trading port in Japan

 during Natinal isolation           

China Town

 One of the three big China

 town in Japan 


 

Schedule

Travel to Nagasaki
Explore Nagasaki : 
Nagasaki Peace Park, Glover Garden, Oura Cathedral , Dejima

Nagasaki Night view, one of the world’s three greatest night views

Stay at Nagasaki : Western style Hotel  

Local cuisine can be enjoyed

 

 
 Day 3  Shimabara & Unzen 
 

Shimabara

Located in the Shimabara peninsuka, region spread in the foot of gentle mountain and facing to

calm sea. Shimabara is consist of two cities, Shimabara-city and Minami-Shmabara-city.

Offers various enjoyable things such as Nature, Onsen, Castle town of Shimabara-city,

Hidden Christian history as well as Local Gourmets. 

Shimabara

 Nature, Onsen, Castle town,

 Christianity history, Gourmets

 Shimabara Castle

 Symbol of Shimabar, almost 

 rectangular flatland castle

Samurai Houses

Even now, atmosphere in 18th 

 century is still remained    


 

Unzen

Unzen is a beautiful highland Onsen Resort in Shimabara peninsula situated Unzen National Park 

The first area to be designated as a National Park in Japan and then the area has been developed

as Onsen Resort for both tourist Japanese and foreigner.

Even now, many tourist from all over the world are visiting here for enjoying Nature.

 Unzen

Highland Onsen Resort,

seasonal colour makes beauty

 Nita pass

Magnificent scenery of mountain

foot area & Ariake bay              

 Unzen jigoku

White smoke rising from the

ground over a wide area


 

Schedule

Travel to Shimabara 
Explore Shimabara : Shimabara Castle Samurai houses, Samurai Street  

Lunch at Shimabara : local cuisine ( Rokube, Guzoni)

Travel to Unzen 

Explore Unzen Nita-toge Pass, Unzen jigoku, Mt. Fugen

Stay at Unzen : Japanese style accommodation Ryokan, Local cuisine can be enjoyed  

 

 

 
 Day 4  Yanagawa
 

Yanagawa

The estuary town facing the Ariake Sea; Canal boat cruise can be enjoyed while

experience the atmospheres of castle town. Surprisingly, 60km lengh canal in total was

constructed in the town of Yanagawa and the Yanagawa prospered as a castle town because

the canals were used for the moats, which was the protection of enemy during Edo period.

Okinohata

The heart of Yanagawa

Beautiful canal town

Canal boat cruise

A boat called Donkobune,

slowly go down the river

Canal boat cruise

Skillfully maneuvered by a

boatman with bamboo pole.

Ohana

Built in 1697 as the villa of the 

Lord Tachibana Akitora

Shotoen Garden

Listed on the National Scenic

Landmark

Ohana

Built as the guest house of Tachibana family in 1910

Sagemon Festival

The festival is held from

February 11 through April 3

Local delicacies

Serve the sea foods using local

delicacies of Ariake Bay

Steamed  Eel

The Steamed Eel is Yanagawa’s representative dish


 
Schedule

Travel to Yanagawa, using a highway
Explore Yanagawa 
Canal boat cruiseOhana Shotoen Garden,  

Lunch at Yanagawa Unagi (eel ) cuisine or seafood of Ariake sea 
Travel to Kitakyushu, using a highway ( 2hours) 

Enjoy local dinner in Kitakyushu, the food stall at Tanga Market 

Stay at Kitakyushu : Western style Hotel

  


 
 Day  5    Kitakyushu-city
 

Kitakyushu-city

The Industrial Innovation city 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 through Study tours based on

the environmental and industrial themes.

Kokura Castle

Kitakyushu’s land mark, walking

distance of Kokura Stations

 Uomachi Shopping arcade

Down town shopping street,

various shops, restaurants, bars

 Hiraodai Karst Plateau

One of the three largest karst

plateau in Japan 

 Kanmon-kyo Bridge

The suspended bridge crossing

the Kanmon Straits

 Mojiko Retro

The exotic district, former trading

port coal and other products

 Kanmon Pedstrian Tunnel

Only the place in the world,
can be crossed the strait on foot

 World Heritage

Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial

Revolution

 Higashida district

The birth place of Steel making

Industry in Japan 

Mount Sarakura

The most dynamic night view

in the world


 

Schedule

Explore  Kitakyushu : Kokura Caltle, Mojiko-retro, Konamon Pedstrian tunnelHigashida,  Mt. Sarakura  

Industrial tour can be arranged as an alternative

   TOYOTA, TOTO,  Yaskawa Electric,   Nippon Steel and Sumitomo Metal

Travel to Fukuoka, using a highway

Any kind of local cuisines can be enjoyed

Stay at Fukuoka : Western style Hotel 

  


 
 Day 6    Fukuoka-city
 

Fukuoka-city

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 hub 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.

JR Hakata Station

The largest and busiest JR train

station in Kyushu

Sea Side Momochi

The water-front resort area JR

Hakata Station and Tenjin

Tenjin

The biggest shopping district

in Kyushu 

Fukuoka City tour bus

Fukuoka Open top bus tour,

three courses for journey

Fukuoka Tower

Japan’s highest coastal tower,

magnificent view from the top

Tochoji Temple

The oldest temple of the

Shingon sect in Japan

 Kushida Shrine

Hakata Gion Yamagasa Festival

is held in the shrine 

Kawabata Shopping Arcade

400 m down town street,

100 shops and restaurants

Nakasu

One of the largest entertainment

district in western Japan


 
 How to make your customized tour  

 

1. Enquiry

 The tours we are offering are customized for private travel accordance with your preferences

 and date,  click the   Enquiry Form   to tell us what you are looking for.

 

2. Proposal

・Preliminary quotation which is guide line of the tour price as per the Enquiry.

・Basic suggested itinerary will be provided.

 

3. Clarifications

 All the tour conditions are to be clarified including the grade & type of accommodations,

 transportation, visiting placed, meals and other excursions, in order to meet your requirements

 and budget.

 

4. Final proposal

 The quotation and itinerary are provided based on the Clarification.

 

5. Make an agreement 

 The agreement for proceeding the customized tour is conducted.

 

6. Enjoy the customized journey 

  All the arrangement are made as per the agreement and operated the tour in

  accordance with the plan

 

Price of the tour

The price is customized based on travel date, number of participants, hotel choices,

transportations, and other custom preferences.

 


 

 

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

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

. Enquiry Form 

 

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

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 

 


 

8 days Southern Kyushu tour

 

 Where to Explore

 

Fukuoka → Ibusuki → Satsuma Peninsula → Kagoshima → Osumi Peninsula

Kirishima → Nichinan → Miyazaki → Hyuga → Takachiho → Fukuoka  

 

  

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 Itinerary

 

 Day1   Ibusuki  

 

A hot spring resort representing Kyushu, and is located in Kagoshima-prefecture along

the sea at the southernmost end of the Satsuma peninsula.

It is best known for its steaming sand baths along the beach, where bathers in a yukata, 

or Japanese bathrobe

  Sand bath hall, changing room

  shower facilities

  Steam Sand bath facing to

  Kinko Bay

   Enjoy taking Steam Sand

   bath


 

Schedule

Arrive at Fukuoka

Travel to Ibusuki via Hitoyoshi  

Enjoy steam sand bath

Stay at Ibusuki, Western style Hotel, dinner and breakfast included

 


 

 Day 2   Satsuma Peninsua

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

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 hot springs of Ibusuki Hot Spring.

 

Ikeda-ko Lake

 The legendary monster “Isshi” 

purported to live in the lake

Somen Noodel Nagashi

 Serving cold Somen noodle,

 swim in the revloving container

Meiji-gura Shochu Brewery

  Enjoy tasting Shochu at the

  time-honored Brewery

Ryugu Shrine

 A power spot of matchmaking

 and good fortune in love.

Nagasaki-bana Cape

The southernmost point of 

Satsuma peninsula

Nishi-Oyama JR Station

 The southernmost railway

 station in Japan

Samurai Residence

Time back to 200 years ago,

800m long street & residences

Samurai Residence

The beautul gardens at

residence shows the history

Chiran Peace Museum

The museum is located at

former Chiran zero-sen airbase


 

Schedule

Leave hotel in Ibusuki

Ryukyu Shrine and Nagasakibana Cape

Makurazaki Osakana Center and Meijigura Shochu Brewery

Ikeda-ko Lake

Lunch : Somen Noodel Nagashi

Chiran and Chiran Peace Museum

Stay at Kagoshima

 


 

 Day 3    Kagoshim & Osumi Peninsula

 

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

 The time-honored Japanese

 garden made by Shimazu lord

Shimazu family residence

  Renown Shimazu feudal lord’s

  house in Sengan-en      

Shoko Shuseikan

 

 World Heritage, Meiji Japan’s

  Industrial Revolution        

 Sakurajima

 Still active volcano, the

 dynamic rising white smoke       

Yunohira Observatory

 The highest observatory, 360

 degree panoramic view     

Arimura Lava Observatory

Sata The Oservatory fomed by

  lava with 1km path               

Sata Cape

The southernmost Cape of main

land Japan at 31′ 00″ latitude

Sata Cape

The Cape is home to many

sub-tropical flowers

 

Black Vinegar

The Fukuyama area, home to  

the Japanese black vinegar


 

Schedule

Leave hotel in Kagoshima

Sengan-en Garden and Shoko Shuseikan

Sakurajima Island

Sata Cape

Black Vinegar

Stay at Kirishima Onsen Resort

 


 

 Day 4  Kirishima & NichinanMiyazaki 

 

Kirishima

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

district of Kirishima Yaku National Park.

 

Kirishima Shrine

Constructed in 1715, at the

Kirishima mountain foot        

Shrine main building

 One of the most beautiful

 Shrine in Kyushu

Kirishima Onsen

 

 High land Onsen Resort at

 the mountain foot of Kirishima


 

Miyazaki & Nichinan

Facing the Pacific Ocean with a beautiful coastline contains placed of natural beauty, 

like Aoshima and Toi-misaki Cape.

 

Toi Cape

Wlild horses are living on the

gentle hills at Cape                 

Udo Shrine

 Exciting Shine,  located the cave

of the cliff side,the Pacific Ocean

Obi Castle Ruins

 

 The dynamic Castle,

moss-covered stone walls          

Sun Messe Nichinan

 Japan’s own replica of Moai

 Statues    

Horikiri Pass

60m altitude pass, look down

at view of the Pacific Ocean   

Miyazaki Shrine

 

The oldest and most important

shrine in the Miyazaki-city          


 

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 5  Hyuga

 

Hyuga

A bay city, facing the Hyuga nada Sea. The whole area along Hyuga Cape with its many

exposed rocks is designated as the Nippo-Kaigan Quasi-National Park. 

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

 

Hyuga Cape

Dynamic scenic beauty area

facing to Hyuga bay

Cruz Sea

Your Wishes come true

Cruze Sea obsevatory

Cruz Sea

Cross shaped rock, the narrow

terrain eroded by rivers

Umagase

Intricate waterways sandwiched

 between cliffs with 70 m high

Mimitsu

Port town, the atmosphere of

the 19th century is still remained

Hyuga Sun Park

A complex leisure facility with 

Onsen facilities and road stations


 

Schedule

Leave Hotel in Miyazaki

Hyuga Cape : Cruss Sea, Umagase

Mimitsu

Hyuga Sun Park

Transfer to Takachiho

Stay at Takachiho

 


 

 Day 6   Takachiho 

 

Takachiho offers dynamic and powerful Takachiho Gorge and 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.

 

Takachiho Gorge

The narrow chasm cut through the rock by the Gokase RiverThe 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. The light that filters through,

brings with it an air of calm, peaceful reverence.

Amano Iwato Shrine

Legends of Japanese mythology. 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. 


 

Schedule

Leave Hotel in Takachiho

Takachiho Gorge

Takachiho Shrine

Amano Iwato Shrine

Transfer to Fukuoka

Stay at Fukuoka

 


 

 Day 7   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.

 

JR Hakata Station

The largest and busiest JR train

station in Kyushu

Sea Side Momochi

The water-front resort area JR

Hakata Station and Tenjin

Tenjin

The biggest shopping district

in Kyushu 

Fukuoka City tour bus

Fukuoka Open top bus tour,

three courses for journey

Fukuoka Tower

Japan’s highest coastal tower,

magnificent view from the top

Tochoji Temple

The oldest temple of the

Shingon sect in Japan

 Kushida Shrine

Hakata Gion Yamagasa Festival

is held in the shrine 

Kawabata Shopping Arcade

400 m down town street,

100 shops and restaurants

Nakasu

One of the largest entertainment

district in western Japan


 

Highlight

Explore Fukuoka

    There are lot of tourst attaractions, chose from Fukuoka Travel Guide.
    We will recommend the lunch as per your preference.

Dinner : we will recommend for your beat one from lot of choices 
Stay at Fukuoka, western style Hotel, breakfast included

 


 

 Day 8   Leave Fukuoka to Home


       

 How to make your customized tour  

 

1. Enquiry

 The tours we are offering are customized for private travel accordance with your preferences

 and date,  click the   Enquiry Form   to tell us what you are looking for.

 

2. Proposal

・Preliminary quotation which is guide line of the tour price as per the Enquiry.

・Basic suggested itinerary will be provided.

 

3. Clarifications

 All the tour conditions are to be clarified including the grade & type of accommodations,

 transportation, visiting placed, meals and other excursions, in order to meet your requirements

 and budget.

 

4. Final proposal

 The quotation and itinerary are provided based on the Clarification.

 

5. Make an agreement 

 The agreement for proceeding the customized tour is conducted.

 

6. Enjoy the customized journey 

  All the arrangement are made as per the agreement and operated the tour in

  accordance with the plan

 


 

 

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

 

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

 

 Enquiry Form 

 

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

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 

 


 

Kirishima travel guide

 

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 explore  

 

Kirishima Shrine   

One of the most beautiful shrine in Kyushu, and is surrounded by forest.

The Shrine buildings are constructed in 1715 and designated as Important Cultural

Property of Japan.


 

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 in Kirishima 

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

  

 


 

 General information  

 

Address City hall  : 3-45-1 Kokubu-chuo, Kirishima-city, Kagoshima-prefecture
Access

3 hours and 15 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

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

1 hours and 50 minutes by a vehicle from Miyazaki-city

50 minutes by a vehicle from Hitoyoshi-city

Population 125,000   Population density 2100 / km2

 

 

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

 

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

 

 Enquiry Form 

 

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

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 

 


 

Kirishima Shrine

 

One of the most beautiful shrine in Kyushu, and is surrounded by forest.

 

The Shrine buildings were constructed in 1715 and designated as Important Cultural

Property of Japan.

 


 

Exploring Kirishima Shrine precinct

        1st Torii Gate

       Torii Gate in the precinct

        Approach to the Shrine

             Shrine

             Shrine buildings

        Shrine main buildings             

              Gardian deity       

   800 years old Sacred tree

           Sakamoto Ryoma


 

General information

Address

2608-5 Kirishima-taguchi, Kirishima-city, Kagoshima-prefecture

Access 15 minuts by a vehicle from JR Kirishima-jinju Station

 

Black Vinegar in Kirishima

 

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.

 

One of featured producer is Sakamoto Kurozu.

 


 

General information

Address

Sakamoto Kurozu

4967-2 Fukuyama, Fukuyama-cho, Kirihima-city, Kagoshima-prefecture

Access

20 minutes by a vehicle from Kirishima-city


 

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

 


 

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