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Yanagawa and Dazaifu one-day tour

 

The tour takes you to two popular destinations around Fukuoka-city, Yanagawa and Dazaifu.


Tour condition

Start and end of the tour is to be  Fukuoka-city 

English speaking guide is accompanied

Chartered vehicle such as a jumbo taxi or bus
is utilizes as per number of pax

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Yanagawa

 

Yanagawa is 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       Canal boat cruise      Canal boat cruise

      Ohana Shotoen Garden      

        Ohana Shotoen Garden      

    Ohana Shotoen Garden             


 

Dazaifu

 

Dazaifu, time back to 1300 years ago, historical place Dazaifu About 1300 years ago, 

there was a government office to manage the entire Kyushu for a long period of 500 years at

the present Dazaifu. The most popular tourist destination is Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine.

        Approach path          Starbucks               Sacred Cow

         Entrance of Shrine

                 Shrine

     Main Building of Shrine

          Komyozen-ji temple

    Kyushu National Museum

 Site of Dazaifu Government Office

 


 

Itinerary

 

9:00 Depart Fukuoka-city

Transfer to Yanagawa  by vehicle

Arrive at Yanagawa

Canal boat cruise

Exploring Yanagawa : Ohana Shotoen Garden, Birthplace of Hakushu Kitahara and Shopping

Lunch at Yanagawa  : Unagi (eel ) cuisine or seafood cuisine of Ariake sea

Trasfer to Dazaifu by vehicle

Exploring Dazaifu : Shrine Approach path, Komyozen-ji temple, Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine

Transfer to Fukuoka by vehicle

16:30 Arrive at Fukuoka-city 

 


 

Make an Enquiry   

 

Please send your enquiry by selecting the Enquiry Form link below.

 

 Enquiry Form  

 

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

And we would love to chat about your travel plans on the phone as well,
please ring our office a call.  ☎ +81-93-521-8897

 

 

Hidden Christian History tour

 

Congratulations on UNESCO’s World Heritage Site registration

Japan’s unique practice of the Christian faith continued even during the ban on Christianity

 

Hidden Christian Site in Nagasaki Regions bear unique testimony to the tradition of people and

their communities who secretly transmitted their faith in Christianity while surviving in the midst

of the conventional society and its religions during the time of prohibition.

This tour introduce the history of Hidden Christian in Nagasaki Region while taking the World Heritages

and related sites of Nagasaki-city, Shimabara and Unzen.

 


 

Tour condition

・Start and end place of the tour : Fukuoka-city

・Places to be visited : Nagasakicity, Shimabara and Unzen

・Duration : 2 nights and 3 days

・Transportation : Chartered vehicle

・English speaking guide

 


 

Itinerary

Day 1

Depart Fukuoka-city and transfer to Nasgasaki-city

Sotome area → Martyrdom of 26 Saints of JapanOura Cathedral → Glover Garden → Mt. Inasa

Stay at Nagasaki

 

Day 2

Peace Park → Ground Zero  → Urakami Cathedral

Transfer to Unzen

Nita Pass → Unzen Jigoku

Stay at Unzen

 

Day 3

Transfer to Minami Shimabara

Harajo Castle ruins ;  Battle field of Shimabara Rebellion

Shimabara Castle

Transfer to Fukuoka-city

Arriva at Fuuoka-city

 


 

Where to visit

Day 1

 

Sotome area

The mission base of de Rotz, who dedicated himself to assisting the needy

When he discovered the underground Christians, Petitjean realized that there were many other

Christians hiding in the Sotome region.


 

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.

By putting them to death, Hideyoshi threatened people, saying “I hereby ban Christianity”. 
Responded the martyrs’ chant “All people, bless God! ”  Death and life, liberty and persecution
and Dictators and the people confronted on Nishizaka Hill. 

 

Oura Cathedral

It was built in 1865 under the supervision of the French priest Bernard Petitjean.

On March 17, 1865, a group of peasants from Urakami came to the church and professed their faith to

Father Petitjean, thus revealing that Christianity had survived through the centuries of persecution.

The white marble statue of the Holy Mother at the entrance was built in commemoration of

the dramatic discovery of the “Hidden Christians.


 

Glover Garden

One of Nagasaki’s popular tourist attractions. The garden takes its name from Thomas Glover
(1838 to 1911), 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.


 

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.


 
Day 2
 

The Park was established in 1955 near the Ground Zero where the Atomic Bomb was dropped 

at 11:02 am on Aug. 09, 1945.

Part of the concrete wall of the Nagasaki prison, which was located here prior to the bombing,

can still be seen.  At the park’s north end is the 10-metre-tall Peace Statue


 

Disastrous War must not be repeated.  The plutonium atomic bomb exploded about 500m over the central monument at 11:02 a.m. on August 9, 1945.
The most part of Nagasaki was destroyed, and a tremendous number of lives were lost.  

And about 70,000 of Nagasaki’s 240,000 residents died instantly, and up to 60,000 were injured.


 

Unzen, Nita Pass

Unzen is a beautiful mountain and Onsen resort, and was the first area to be designated as   

a National Park in Japan.

At any time of the year the natural scenery of Nita-toge Pass in Unzen is magnificent.


 

Jigoku, means Hell, is the number one attraction of Unzen with a peculiar smell of sulfur emitted from

the springs, and with white smoke rising from the ground over a wide area.

Unfortunately, this was once put into reality nearly 350 years ago during the time of religious

persecution in Japan.  30 Japanese Christians, failing to renounce their faith met  their death here in

the scalding spring of Jigoku.


 

Day 3

Harajo Castle ruins

The Battle field of Shimabara Rebellion which was a peasant uprising agaist bakufu’s persecution of

Christians under the leadership of Amakusa Shiro in 1637.  Christian farmers rose in a riot due to their

grievance about the oppression by Matsukura Shigemasa. The Shogunate regarded this riot as Christian

rebellion and sent its punitive force, therefore locked themselves in the castle and with their leader

Amakusa Shiro Tokisada fought against the Shogunate. On February 27, 1638, he died in battle.

The following day, the castle fell. 37,000 Christians including women and children died a violent death. 


 

Shimabara Castle

The castle was built in 1625 by the feudal load Matsukura Shigemasawho was regarded as a master of

castle building. The castle, which took 7 years to complete, is also known as “Moritake Castle”.

It was an almost rectangular flatland castle built in the Renkaku-style.


 

Samurai Houses & Samurai street

Samurai was a term for the military nobility in pre-industrial Japan.

The Samurai houses in Shimabara along the old Samurai street nearby Shimabara Castle

were built in 18th century.

 


 

Featured tours related to Nagasaki-city, Unzen and Shimabara

11 days Kyushu tour

8 days Northern Kyushu tour

6 days North-West Kyushu tour

Hidden Christian History tour

Nagasaki one-day tour

 


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

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.

         Nagaaki Water front

              Mt. Inasa

               Mt. Inasa

             Glover Garden

                Peace Park

        Path in Minamiyamate

            Oura Cathedral

                   Dejima

                 China Town

Schedule

Arrive at the Fukuoka airport

Transfer to Nagasakio

Peace Park → Ground Zero → Atomic Bomb Museum

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

Mt. Inasa

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 Houses & 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.

            Nita pass

             Unzen jigoku

            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.

        Kumamoto Castle

     After the Earthquake

        Kato Shrine

      Suizenji-koen Park

     Shimo-tori Shopping Street

          Street Tram

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

          Ryukyu 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 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  Hyuga & 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

                 Takachiho Shrine

            Takachiho Shrine

           Amano Iwato 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.

       Aso Caldera

         Daikanbo

     Kusasenrigahama

  Mt. Aso, around the Crater 

     Look down the Crater

   Nakadake Crater  

 Aso Shrine, after the Earthquake

      Kurokawa Onsen

        Kurokawa Onsen

Schedule

Transfer to Aso region

Kusaenri-ga-hama

Mt. Aso, Nakadake

Daikanbo

Stay at Aso, Kurokawa Onsen

 


 

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. 

              Mount Yufu

          Yufuin Station Street

       Yufuin Shopping Street

            Shitan-yu

                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.

     Beppu bay & Mt. Takasaki

         Myoban Onsen

          Kannawa Onsen

            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

    Uomachi Shopping Arcade

        Hiraodai Karst Plateau

      Kanmon-kyo Bridge

                Mojiko Retro

     Kanmon Pedstrian Tunnel

World Heritage, Former Head

Office of Imperial Steel

                 Mt. Sarakura

               Higashida district

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.

              JR Hakata Station

           Sea Side Momochi  

                    Tenjin

      Fukuoka tour bus

             Fukuoka Tower

            Tochoji Temple

         Kushida Shrine

Kawabata-dori Shopping Arcade

                   Nakasu

Schedule

Transfer to Fukuoka

Exploring Fukuoka

Stay at Fukuoka

 

 
 

Please send your equiry by selecting the Enquiry Form link below.

 

 Enquiry Form    

 

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

And we would love to chat about your travel plans on the phone as well,
please ring our office a call.  ☎ +81-93-521-8897

 

8 days Southern Kyushu tour

 

 Where to Explore 

 

Fukuoka → Ibusuki → Satsuma Peninsula → Kagoshima → Osumi Peninsula

Kirishima → Nichinan → Miyazaki → Huga → Takachiho → Fukuoka  

 

  

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Day1 Ibusuki  

 
Ibusuki is a hot spring resort representing Kyushu, and is located in Kagoshima Prefecture along
the sea at the southernmost end of the Satsuma peninsula.

            Sand bath hall

                            Kinko Bay

                   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 Kyūshū 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 hot springs of Ibusuki Hot Spring.

         Ryugu Shrine

      Nagasakinbana Cape 

           Nishi-oyama JR Station

         Osakana (fish) Center

      Meijigura Shochu Brewery

         Ikeda-ko Lake

     Somen Noddel Nagashi

                     Chiran

         Chiran Peace Museum

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

      Shimazu family residence

       Shoko Shuseikan

       Smoke from Sakurajima

      Yunohira Observatory 

      Lava at Sakurajima

            Sata Cape

             Sata Cape

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

district of Kirishima Yaku National Park.

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

natural beauty, like Aoshima and Toi-misaki Cape.

         Kirishima Shrine

   Kirishima Shrine main building 

            Gardian deity

                   Toi Cape

                Udo Shrine 

           Obi Castle Ruins

                Sun Messe Nishinan

               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 5 Huga

 

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

           Cruss Sea  

                 Cruss Sea  

                Huga Cape

                 Umagase

 

              Huga Cape Lighthoese

               Bibitsu

 

                Bibitsu

           Huga Sun Park

Schedule

Leave Hotel in Miyazaki

Hyuga Cape : Cruss Sea, Umagase

Bibitsu

Hyuga Sun Park

Transfer to Takachiho

Stay at Takachiho

 


 

Day 6  Takachiho 

 

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

                 Takachiho Shrine

            Takachiho Shrine

           Amano Iwato Shrine

             Amano Iwato Shrine  

              Amano Iwato Shrine  

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

           Sea Side Momochi  

                    Tenjin

      Fukuoka tour bus

             Fukuoka Tower

            Tochoji Temple

         Kushida Shrine

Kawabata-dori Shopping Arcade

                   Nakasu

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


 

Make an Enquiry   

 

Please send your enquiry by selecting the Enquiry Form link below.

 

 Enquiry Form    

 

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

And we would love to chat about your travel plans on the phone as well,
please ring our office a call.  ☎  +81-93-521-8897

       


 

Exploring Kyushu and Hiroshima itinerary

11 days Kyushu tour

8 days Northern Kyushu tour

8 days Southern Kyushu tour

6 days North-West Kyushu tour

6 days Central Kyushu tour

6 days North-East Kyushu tour

2 days Hiroshima & Miyajima tour

 


 

 

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

 

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

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

             Karatsu

             Yobuko Asaichi

      Hado-misaki Cape

                Imari

               Arita

             Takeo

               Saga

           Yutoku Inari Shrine

         Yutoku Inari Shrine 

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.

         Nagaaki Water front

              Mt. Inasa

               Mt. Inasa

             Glover Garden

                Peace Park

        Path in Minamiyamate

            Oura Cathedral

                   Dejima

                 China Town

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

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

           Shimabara Castle

             Samutai Street

              Shimabara Port

Unzen is a beautiful mountain and Onsen resort, and was the first area to be designated

as a National Park in Japan.

          Nita pass

       Unzen jigoku

       Unzen Onsen Resort

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 is 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

         Canal boat cruise

        Canal boat cruise

             Ohana

         Shotoen Garden

               Ohana

    Sagemon, traditional culture

         Featured Restaurant

     Local cuisine, Eel

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
 

Kitakyushu is 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

    Uomachi Shopping Arcade

        Hiraodai Karst Plateau

    Mojiko Retro

          Kanmon-kyo Bridge             

     Kanmon Pedstrian Tunnel

World Heritage, Former Head

Office of Imperial Steel

                 Mt. Sarakura

               Higashida district

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
 

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 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

           Sea Side Momochi  

                    Tenjin

      Fukuoka tour bus

             Fukuoka Tower

            Tochoji Temple

         Kushida Shrine

Kawabata-dori Shopping Arcade

                   Nakasu

HIghlight
Explore Fukuoka : there are lot of tourst attractions, please chose from Fukuoka Travel Guide

Dinner : we will recommend for your best one from lot of choices
Stay at Fukuoka : Western style Hotel 
 

Please send your enquiry by selecting the Enquiry Form link below.

 

 Enquiry Form    

 

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

And we would love to chat about your travel plans on the phone as well,
please ring our office a call.  ☎  +81-93-521-8897



6 days North-East Kyushu tour

 

Where to Explore  

 

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

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

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Day 1   Chikugo region  

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.

         Toho Village

                  Asakura

             Chikugo River

                Yame

         Ukiha, Shirakabe avnue

Featured restaurant, Shirakabe    

       Sake Brewery

 

         Fruits picking

       Harazuru Onsen Resort

Schedule

Arrive at Fukuoka
Travel to Chikugo region

Exploring Toho Village and Asakura

Lunch at Featured restaurant Shirakabe

Exploring Shirakabe avenue  

Visit Sake brewery

Stay at Harazuru Onsen Resort 

 


 

Day 2    Okubungo  

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

Kuju, Takada, Bungo-ono, Kusu and Kokonoe.

  Kokonoe Yune Otsurihashi

     Kokonoe Yune Otsurihashi 

     Handa kogen Plateau

                       Kuju

        Harajiri Water fall

        Okajo Castle Ruins

           Ramune Onsen

           Ramune Onsen

          Nagayu Onsen Resort

Schedule 

Travel to Okubungo    

Kokonoe Yume Otsutihashi

lunch : local cuisine such as Dangojiru

Exloring Kuju

Harajiri Waterfall, Oka Castle Ruin

Stay at Nagayu Onsen Resort 

 


 

Day 3    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

            Kinrinko lake

          Yufuin Floral Villge

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

    Beppu Bay & Mt. Takasaki

       Myuban Onsen

           Foot bath

Beppu Hell tour

         Umi jigoku hell

    Oniishi bozu jigoku hell

            Yama jigoku hell

      Chinoike jigoku hell

          Kamado jigoku hell

        Tatsumaki jigoku hell

Schedule

Travel to Yufuin

Exploring Yufuin  

Travel to Beppu

Exploring Beppu 

Stay in Beppu
     

 

Day 4   Usa & Kunisaki Peninsula

 

Usa is located at the base of Kunisaki peninsula and spreading around Usa Shrine.

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.

Usa Shrine

               Torii Gate

 

         Approach to Shrine

      Usa Shrine main building

Kunisaki peninsula began to develope 1,300 years ago as a sacred religions goround 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.

        Showano machi

            Fuki-ji Temple

       Kumano magaibutsu

          Nagasakibana cape

     Shiitake mushrooms

         Futago-ji Temple

   World Agricultural Heritage

             Makino odo

           Lover’s Road


 

Alternative route

Nakatshu & Yabakei is a small city on the north coast of Oita-prefecture, just east of its border

with Fukuoka-prefecture.

                Nakatsu Castle

                   Yabakei

 Maple Yaba Cycling Road

 

 

Day  5   Kitakyushu

 

Kitakyushu is 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

    Uomachi Shopping Arcade

        Hiraodai Karst Plateau

      Mojiko Retro

         Kanmon-kyo Bridge

     Kanmon Pedstrian Tunnel

             Higashida district

                 Mt. Sarakura

  World Heritage, Former Head

 Office of Imperial Steel          

Schedule

Explore Kitakyushu

Where to visit
Kokura Caltle, Mojiko-retro, Konamon Pedstrian tunnelHigashida,  Mt. Sarakura  

Industrial tour can be arranged as an alternative

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

lunch at Mojiko Retro or Karato Fish Market in Shimonoseki
Travel to Fukuoka 

Dinner : we will recommend for your best one from lot of choices 
Stay at Fukuoka,  Western style Hotel

 


 

Day 6 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 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

           Sea Side Momochi  

                    Tenjin

      Fukuoka tour bus

             Fukuoka Tower

            Tochoji Temple

         Kushida Shrine

Kawabata-dori Shopping Arcade

                   Nakasu

Highlight

Explore Fukuoka

   There are lot of tourst attractions, please chose from Fukuoka Travel Guide.

Dinner : we will recommend for your best one from lot of choices
Stay at Fukuoka, Western style Hotel 

 


 

Make an Enquiry  

 

Please send your enquiry by selecting the Enquiry Form link below.

 

 Enquiry Form       

 

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

And we would love to chat about your travel plans on the phone as well,
please ring our office a call.  ☎  +81-93-521-8897

 


 

6 days Central Kyushu tour

 

Where to Explore  

 

Kumamoto → Aso → Takachiho → Kuju → Kokonoe → Yufuin

Asakura → Akizuki → Ukiha → Fukuoka



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Day 1 Kumamoto 

 

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 Woods and Fresh Water.” 

        Kumamoto Castle

     After the Earthquake

        Kato Shrine

      Suizenji-koen Park

     Shimo-tori Shopping Street

          Street Tram

Schedule

Arrive at Fukuoka 
Travel to Kumamoto

Explore Kumamoto :  Kumamoto Castle, Suizenji-koen Park

Stay at Kumamoto

 


 

Day 2 Aso 

 

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.

       Aso Caldera

         Daikanbo

     Kusasenrigahama

  Mt. Aso, around the Crater 

     Look down the Crater

 

   Nakadake Crater  

 Aso Shrine, after the Earthquake

      Kurokawa Onsen

        Kurokawa Onsen

Schedule

Explore Aso :  Daikanbo, Kusasenri-ga-hama, Mt. Aso, Aso shrine 
Stay at Kurokawa Onsen, Japanese style accommodation, Ryokan 
Local cuisine can be enjoyed at Ryokan’s dinner

 


 

Day 3  Takachiho 

 

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

Aso and is steeped in Japanese mythology.

Takachiho Gorge, the narrow chasm cut through the rock by the Gokase River.

          Takachiho Gorge

         Takachiho Shrine

        Amano Iwato Shrine

Schedule

Travel to Takachiho, 1 and half hours by vehicle 
Exploring Takachiho : 
  Takachiho GorgeTakachiho Shrine, Amano Iwato Shrine 

back to Kurokawa Onsen

Stay at Kurokawa Onsen

 


 

Day 4   Okubungo & Yufuin

 

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

Kuju, Takada, Bungo-ono, Kusu and Kokonoe.

     Nabegataki Water Fall

                 Kuju

      Kokunoe ume Otsurihashi

       Handa Kogen Plateau

            Yufuin

             Yufuin

        Sujiyu onsen Resort

Schedule

Nabegataki Water Fall, Kuju

Kokonoe yume Otsurihasi, Handa Kogen Plateau 

Exploring Yufuin
・Stay at Sujiyu Onsen Resort

 


 

Day 5  Chikugo region

 

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.

             Asakura

             Asakura

          Akizuki

     Ukiha, Shirakabe dori Avenue

           Ukiha

           Fruits picking

          Kirin Beer Farm

           Cosmos Garden

            Shochu Brewery

Schedule

Exploring Ukiha

Exploring Asakura

Transfer to Fukuoka

Stay at Fukuoka

 


 

Day 6  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

           Sea Side Momochi  

                    Tenjin

      Fukuoka tour bus

             Fukuoka Tower

            Tochoji Temple

         Kushida Shrine

Kawabata-dori Shopping Arcade

                   Nakasu

Highlight

Explore Fukuoka

    There are lot of tourst attaractions,  chose from Fukuoka Travel Guide

Dinner, we will recommend for your best one from many choices 
Stay at Fukuoka : Western style Hotel

 

 


 

Make an Enquiry   

 

Please send your enquiry by selecting the Enquiry Form link below.

 

 Enquiry Form    

 

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

And we would love to chat about your travel plans on the phone as well,
please ring our office a call.  ☎  +81-93-521-8897

 

 

Japan’s Industrial modernization

 

Let’s learn how Japan has become the world’s most industrialized country

in the short period.

 

Japanese industry at the end of 19th century was 200years behind.

After Mathew C Perry came to Japan in 1853, Japan’s industrial Revolution was started. 

Since Japan’s modern Steel Industry operation commenced In 1901 in Kitakyushu,

Japan became the world’s leading industrialized country in only 100 years.

 

     

 

We offer to learn how Japan has become the world’s most industrialized country.

 


 

Model of the tour

 

・Lecture of Japan’s Industrial modernization

 Lecturer : Masa Kondo, managing director of Japan KYUSHU Tourist

         (have expertise and experience in the technical field)

 Venue : Kitakyushu Innovation Gallery


 

Where to visit

    To introduce how Japan has become the world’s most industrialized country by

    visiting the following sites including Industrial Heritages. 

    (Tour guide is Masa Kondo)

 

Higashida No.1 Blast Furnace

The only one in the world, the Blast Furnace which was actually used until 1972, is preserved

as it was.   This place is the birth place of Japan’s modern steel industry began in 1901 and It

contributed greatly to the development of the Japanese steel industry.


 

Kawachi Reservoir

The reservoir for supplying water to Yawata Steel Works; the construction took 8 years and was completed in 1927.  The concept of the designer Hisanori Numata was “Civil engineering is

an eternal monument”. The Dam in harmony with nature, is imaged European Castle. 


 

The First Head Office of the Imperial Steel Works (World Heritage)

Built in 1899, ahead of production facilities. It is an architectural fusion of Japanese and European design, a two story red brick building with bilateral symmetry and a central dome

set in a Japanese tile roof.

     

 

Nippon Steel and Sumitomo Metal / Yawata Works

Japan’s first modern steel making company established in Kitakyushu in 1901. 

Now, becoming the best steel maker with World-leading capabiities.  Process of steel

making can be learned to visit Blast Furnace and Hot rolling mill plants.


 

Yaskawa Electric

World-leading motor and industrial robots manufacturing company established in Kitakyushu 

in 1915. The robots are heavy duty industrial robots used in welding, packing, assembly,

painting and other activities.  Robot manufacturing factory and Yaskawa Innovation Center 

can be visited

     

 

Make an Enquiry   

 

Please send your enquiry by selecting the Enquiry Form link below.

 

 Enquiry Form  

 

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

And we would love to chat about your travel plans on the phone as well,
please ring 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   

 

Please send your enquiry by selecting the Enquiry Form link below.

 

 Enquiry Form    

 

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

And we would love to chat about your travel plans on the phone as well,
please ring our office a call.  ☎ +81-93-521-8897

 

 


 

One-day tours from Fukuoka-city

Munakata region one-day tour

Chikugo region one-day tour

Yanagawa & Dazaifu one-day tour

Itoshima one-day tour

Nagasaki one-day tour

Sasebo & Huis Ten Bosch one-day tour

Saga one-day tour

Usa & Kunisaki peninsula one-day tour

 


 

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

 


 

Make an Enquiry

 

Please send your enquiry by selecting the Enquiry Form link below.

 

 Enquiry Form    

 

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

And we would love to chat about your travel plans on the phone as well,
please ring our office a call.  ☎ +81-93-521-8897

 


 

One-day tours from Fukuoka-city

Munakata region one-day tour

Chikugo region one-day tour

Yanagawa & Dazaifu one-day tour

Itoshima one-day tour

Nagasaki one-day tour

Sasebo & Huis Ten Bosch one-day tour

Saga one-day tour

Usa & Kunisaki peninsula one-day tour