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Kyushu Travel Guide

Usa & 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

 


 

 Itinerary 

 

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 

 

Note : Any other places can be arranged considering season or your preferences.

 


 

 Where to explore

 

 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, entrance to the

Shrine

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.

Located in Ajimu basin

Variety of domestic and imported

Wines

Enjoy tasting of sample wines


 

 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 of the Temple

Stone lantern

The oldest Temple building


 

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 Cape

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

Seasonal flower premises

Sunflower


 

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.


 

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

 


 

 

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 

 


 

 

Kunisaki peninsula travel guide

 

Rural area centered on mount Futago

   pilgrimage, trekking, onsen, local cuisines

 

Kunisaki peninsula began to develop 1,300 years ago as a sacred religious ground influenced by  mountain and nature worship, Buddhism, and

Usa shrine rising in the region.  Here remains in Bungo-takada city the historical

background for “home of prayer” consecrating a mass the Shinto deity, Buddha, 

and ancestral spirit. And one of major industry is agriculture and entire area of 

Kunisaki peninsula including Usa are listed on the World Agricultural Heritage.

 


 

Welcome to Kunisaki Peninsula

 

          Lover’s (koikana) Road

                    Rural area

         Shiitake mushrooms


 

Exploring Kunisaki Peninsula

 

Showa no machi

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.


 

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

               Entrrance

           Stone lantern

        Temple mail building


 

Nagasaki-bana Cape

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

Sunflower


 

Onieno-sato

     Image of the god Fudo

          Temnemji temple

     Place of Shugendo

     Religious training


 

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


 

Kumano magaibutu

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


 

Futago-ji Temple

The Central temple of Rokugo-Manzan in Kunisaki peninsula.

The temple was established in 718 by Ninmon and located close to the peak of Mount Futago.

Futagoji’s grounds cover a wide area on the forested slopes of the mountain, with stone and

gravel paths and stairs connecting several halls housing various deities.

 


 

Choan-ji Temple


 

Makino 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.


 

 Featured tours 

 

Usa & Kunisaki peninsula one-day tour

Deoart Fukuoka-city → Exploring Usa Shrine → Bungotakada Showano Machi

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

Arrive at Fukuoka-city 


 

6 days North-East Kyushu tour

Where to Explore  

Fukuoka → Chikugo region (AsakuraUkiha) → Okubungo (Kokonoe, Kuju, Bungo-ono

Takeda) → Yufuin → Beppu → Usa → Kunisaki Peninsula → Kitakyushu → Fukuoka  

 


 

               Location of Kunisaki peninsula

 


 

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Futago-ji Temple

 

The Central temple of Rokugo-Manzan in Kunisaki peninsula

 

The temple was established in 718 by Ninmon and located close to the peak of Mount Futago.

Futagoji’s grounds cover a wide area on the forested slopes of the mountain, with stone and

gravel paths and stairs connecting several halls housing various deities.

A pair of stone Nio Guardians stand at the start of the traditional temple approach below the

parking lot, from where a ten minute ascent up a flight of steps takes you to the main temple buildings.

Among them are the Gomado Hall which is dedicated to Fudomyo, a protector of Buddhism, and the Okunoin

 


 

General information

Address 1548 Akimachi-futago, Kunisaki-city, Oita-prefecture
Access

70 minutes by a vehicle from JR Beppu

70 minutes by a vehicle from Yufuin

40 minutes by a vehicle from Usa

70 minutes by a vehicle from Nakatsu-city

110 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city

150 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

Open hours

March to November 8:00 to 17:00

December to February 8:30 to 16:30

Admission fee

JPY 300

Days closed No closing days

 

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.

 


 

General information

Address 1796 Tashibumaki, Bungo-Takada-city, Oita-prefecture
Access

50 minutes by a vehicle from JR Beppu

50 minutes by a vehicle from Yufuin

30 minutes by a vehicle from Usa

60 minutes by a vehicle from Nakatsu-city

100 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city

140 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

Open hours

8:30 to 17:00

Admission fee

JPY 300

Days closed No closing days

 

Fukinoto, restaurant and accommodation

 

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

typical Japanese cuisine

Soda noddle making experience


 

General information

Address 2365 Tashibufuki, Bungo-takada-city, Oita-prefecture
Access

60 minutes by a vehicle from JR Beppu

60 minutes by a vehicle from Yufuin

30 minutes by a vehicle from Usa-city

60 minutes by a vehicle from Nakatsu-city

100 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city

140 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city


 

Tashibu-no-sho, the World Agricultural Heritage

 

The World Agricultural Heritage in Kunisaki Peninsula

 

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


 

General information

Address Tashibu-osaki, Bungo-Takada-city, Oita-prefecture
Access

50 minutes by a vehicle from JR Beppu

50 minutes by a vehicle from Yufuin

30 minutes by a vehicle from Usa

60 minutes by a vehicle from Nakatsu-city

100 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city

140 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city


 

Nagasaki-bana Cape in Kunisaki peninsula

 

Beautiful Resort Park facing to Suo Sea

 

Located in the northern part of Bungo Takada-city, the tip of the Kunishin peninsula.

The cape that faces the Suo Sea, and protruding like a “nose

 

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.

There are also the Lodge and Auto Camping site. 


 

General information

Address Mime, Bungo-Takada-city, Oita-prefecture
Access

80 minutes by a vehicle from JR Beppu

80 minutes by a vehicle from Yufuin

40 minutes by a vehicle from Usa

70 minutes by a vehicle from Nakatsu-city

110 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city

150 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city


 

Kumano magaibutu

 

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

                


 

General information

Address Yashibuharano, Bungo-takada-city, Oita-prefecture
Access

50 minutes by a vehicle from JR Beppu

50 minutes by a vehicle from Yufuin

30 minutes by a vehicle from Usa-city

60 minutes by a vehicle from Nakatsu-city

100 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city

140 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

Open hours

April to October  8:00 to 17:00

November to March  8:00 to 16:30

Admission fee

No fee is required

Days closed No closing days

 

Fuki-ji Temple

 

The oldest extant wooden structure in Kyushu

 

The temple ;ocated on the slopes of Mount Futago and was established in 718.

Fukiji is dedicated to Amida Buddha, and its main hall houses an intricate wooden statue

of the deity.

In fact, the main hall of Fukiji is ranked as one of the top three Amida Buddha halls

in all of Japan.

 

Entrrance

Stone lantern

Temple mail building


 

General information

Address 2395 Tashibufuki, Bungo-takada-city, Oita-prefecture
Access

60 minutes by a vehicle from JR Beppu

60 minutes by a vehicle from Yufuin

30 minutes by a vehicle from Usa-city

60 minutes by a vehicle from Nakatsu-city

100 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city

140 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

Open hours

8:30 to 16:30

Admission fee

JPY 300

Days closed No closing days

 

Showano-machi in Bungo-takada

 

Time back Japan’s 60 years ago

 

One of worthwhile place to visit in Bungo-takada, Kunisaki Peninsula.

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.

 
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

 

General information

Address Shinmachi, Bungo-takada-city, Oita-prefecture
Access

60 minutes by a vehicle from JR Beppu

60 minutes by a vehicle from Yufuin

15 minutes by a vehicle from Usa-city

40 minutes by a vehicle from Nakatsu-city

90 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city

130 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city