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Kyushu Travel Guide

Aso & Takachiho / Dynamic nature 2 days tour

 

The dynamic nature of Aso including Takachiho area is located in the center of Kyushu

and is spreading around Mount Aso.

Mount Aso is the largest active volcano in Japan, and is among the largest in the world.

Mount Aso has a fairly large caldera which is one of the largest caldera in the world, 25 km

north-south and 18 km east-west with a circumference of around 120 km, although sources

vary on the exact distance.

 

The present Aso caldera formed as a result of four huge caldera eruptions occurring over

a range of 90,000 to 300,000 years ago.

 

The tour introduces the large scale of the Dynamic Nature which cannot be seen in no

other area in Japan.

 


 

Tour Conditions

The tour is the private tour exclusively for your group.

・Minimum number : 4 person

・Maxum number : 30 person

・Start and end of the tour is Fukuoka–city, please specify the place where you want
・Tour date : please specify the date

・English, Chinese or Korean speaking guide is accompanied

・Chartered vehicle is utilized such as a taxi or bus as per number of person

    if you use a taxi, a foreign language (English, Chainese or Korean ) speaking driver

    can be arranged.    

 

 

 

 Day 1  

 

Itinerary

Depart  Fukuoka-city

Transfer to Aso

Exploring Aso

 Tourist Tram : Minami Aso Rail Way  → Lunch at TakamoriDengaku-no sato 

  Kusasenri-ga-hama   → MountAso   → Nabegataki Waterfall

Stay at Kurokawa Onsen

 


 

Where to explore

Tourist Tram  Minami Aso Rail Way

Enjoy the magnificent scenery of Aso

The Minami Aso railway is a private railroad offering a very scenic ride from Takamori to

Nakamatsu in the south east of the caldera.

Lovely and magnificent scenery can be enjoyed.

 

 

Enjoy Aso beef and local cuisines  

The restaurant uses the old private house with thatched roof built more than 200 years ago.

Bake the meat and local ingredients with charcoal at a Japanese traditional style fire place.


 

Kusasenri-ga-hama

The beautiful prairie of 785,000 square meter in the crater

Spreads in northern part of Mt. Eboshi that is one of the Aso Five Mountains.

A big pond at its center and grazing horses round about make an idyllic scene


 

Mount Aso

The largest active volcano in Japan

Its peak is 1592 m above sea level. Its caldera is 25 km across north to south and 18 km 

across east to west. The caldera has a circumference of around 120 km, although sources

vary on the exact distance.

 Japan’s largest active volcano

 

 Look down the Crater  Around the Crater
 

 

Nabegataki Waterfall

Nabegataki Waterfall is a hidden tourist spot in Kumamoto prefecture, located just outside

Oguni town in Aso region.

One of the area’s more well-known waterfalls. Looking like a mini-Niagara.


 

Kurokawa Onsen

Located on the northern side of  Mount Aso 

Widely known for its open-air baths, it is one of the best places to enjoy the atmosphere of

old town in Japan, where more than 20 Inns (Ryokan)and gift shops standing in a row

along the Tanoharu River, a headstream of the Chikugo River.


 

 Day 2  

 

Itinerary

Leave  Kurokawa Onsen

Exploring Daikanbo

Transfer toTakachiho

Exploring Takachiho

 Takachiho Gorge     → Takachiho shrine→ AmanoIwato shrine

Transfer to Fukuoka-city

Arriva at Fukuoka-city

 


 

Where to explore

Daikanbo 

The perfect spot view the five peak of Mount Aso 

Daikanbo literally means a big observatory peak.

The circumference of the Aso caldera is about 130 kilometers. From the observation site,

you can clearly see its conical shape.


 

Takachiho Gorge 

A narrow chasm cut through the rock by the Gokase River.  The 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. In the evening,

you can enjoy the Yokagura Dance.


 

Amano Iwato shrine

About ten kilometers outside of central Takachiho the Shrine was built near the cave where

Amaterasu is said to have hid herself away.  The cave cannot be approached, however,

there is an observation deck behind the shrine’s main building.


 

 Featured tours  

 

Kumamoto-prefecture & Miyazaki-prefecture tours

・ Kumamoto, Aso and Takachiho 3 days tour

Aso and Takachiho / Dynamic Nature 2 days tour    

・ Takachiho one-day tour

Amakusa / UNESCO Hidden Christian sites 2 days tour

Kyushu Round tours

・ 11 days Kyushu tour

・ 8 days Northern & Central Kyushu tour

・ 8 days Southern Kyushu tour

・ 6 days North-West Kyushu tour

・ 7 days Central Kyushu tour

・ 6 days North-Eest Kyushu tour

 


 
 

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 

 


 

 

 

Takachiho one-day tour

 

Takachiho offers dynamic and beautiful Takachiho Gorge and

here is the birthplace of Japanese mythology

 

Takachiho is located almost center of Kyushu, in the northernmost part of Miyazaki-prefecture,

bordering Aso , Kumamoto-prefecture.

The Gokase River formed Takachioho Gorge flows from the west to the southeast part of town.

 

In this tour, you can enjoy the dynamic and beautiful nature of Takachioho Gorge

and find the roots of Japanese culture in the birth place of Japanese mythology.  

 


 

 Location of Takachiho

     

 


 

Tour conditions

The tour is the private tour exclusively for your group.

・Minimum number : 4 person

・Maxum number : 30 person

・Start and end of the tour is Fukuoka-city, please specify the place where you want

・Tour date : please specify the date

・English, Chinese or Korean speaking guide is accompanied

・Chartered vehicle is utilized such as a taxi or bus as per number of person

    if you use a taxi, a foreign language (English, Chainese or Korean ) speaking driver

    can be arranged. 

 


 

 Itinerary  

 

8:00 Depart Fukuoka-city

Transfer to Takachiho using Kyushu Expressway, 2 hours and 50 minutes 

 Visit  Takachiho shrine 

 lunch at Takachiho

 Explore Takachiho Gorge

 Visit Amano Iwato shrine

Transfer to Fukuoka-cuty using Kyushu Expressway

18:00 Arrive at Fukuoka-city

 


 

 Where to Explore

 

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. In the evening,

you can enjoy the Yokagura Dance

 


 

Takachiho Gorge 

A narrow chasm cut through the rock by the Gokase River.  The 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.

 

 


 

Amano Iwato shrine 

About ten kilometers outside of central Takachiho the Shrine was built near the cave

where Amaterasu is said to have hid herself away.  The cave cannot be approached,

however, there is an observation deck behind the shrine’s main building.

 


 

 Featured tours  

 

Kumamoto-prefecture & Miyazaki-prefecture tours

・ Kumamoto, Aso and Takachiho 3 days tour

Aso and Takachiho / Dynamic Nature 2 days tour    

・ Takachiho one-day tour

Amakusa / UNESCO Hidden Christian sites 2 days tour

Kyushu Round tours

・ 11 days Kyushu tour

・ 8 days Northern & Central Kyushu tour

・ 8 days Southern Kyushu tour

・ 6 days North-West Kyushu tour

・ 7 days Central Kyushu tour

・ 6 days North-Eest Kyushu tour

 

 


 

 

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 

 


 

Sun Messe Nichinan

 

Japan’s own replica of Moai Statues

 

Enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean, the Sun Messe Nichinan has

replicas of the Moai statues from the Easter Island placed here and there in the area.

 

The Sun Messe Nichinan is the only place alll over the world that has been permitted to

replicate the Moai statues.

There are restaurants and also tourist viewing areas inside the park.

 


 

 Location of Miyazaki & Nichinan

 

 


 

 General information  

 

Address 2650 Miyaura, Nichinan-city, Miyazaki-prefecture
Access

60 minutes by a vehicle from Miyazaki Station

Open hours

9:30 to 17:00 

Admission fee JPY 700
Days closed 1st and 3rd Wednesday

 

 Featured tours  

 

Kyushu Round tours

・ 11 days Kyushu tour

・ 8 days Northern & Central Kyushu tour

・ 8 days Southern Kyushu tour

・ 6 days North-West Kyushu tour

・ 7 days Central Kyushu tour

・ 6 days North-Eest Kyushu tour

 


 

 

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 

 


 

Toi Cape

 

Wild horses are living here

 

Cape Toi, located in the south of Miyazaki Prefecture, is a cape at the east end of Shibushi Bay,

which is in the southernmost part of the Nichinan-kaigan Coast.

Gentle hills extend, and you can observe wild horses, called Misaki-uma, living and grazing there.

It is said that the Misaki-uma are the descendants of army horses left grazing and which became

wild 300 years ago.

 

They are now designated as a natural monument. At the Horse House in the Toi-misaki Visitor Centre,

information about the ecology and living circumstances of the Misaki-uma is displayed on panels.

 

               Visitor Centre

                  Souvenir shop

                    Misaki-uma


 

 Location of Miyazaki & Nichinan

 

 


 

 General information 

 

Address

Ono, Kushima-city, Miyazaki-prefecture

Access

45 minutes by a vehicle from JR Kushima Station


 

 Featured tours  

 

Kyushu Round tours

・ 11 days Kyushu tour

・ 8 days Northern & Central Kyushu tour

・ 8 days Southern Kyushu tour

・ 6 days North-West Kyushu tour

・ 7 days Central Kyushu tour

・ 6 days North-Eest Kyushu tour

 


 

 

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 

 


 

Obi Castle Ruin

 

The moss-covered stone walls, broad stone steps in front of the Ote-mon main gate, moat ruin,

and old samurai residences all bring back the past.
The Matsuo-no-Maru residence and Ote-mon have been reconstructed using the treasured Obi

cedar wood.

 

The land centering around the Obi Castle is designated as one of the nation’s Preservation Districts

for Groups of Historic Buildings.

 


 

 Location of Miyazaki & Nichinan

 

 


 

 General information  

 

Address 4-2-20 Obi, Nichinan-city, Miyazaki-prefecture
Access

60 minutes by a vehicle from Miyazaki Airport

Open hours

9:00 to 17:00 

Admission fee No fee is required
Days closed December 29 to 31

 

 Featured tours  

 

Kyushu Round tours

・ 11 days Kyushu tour

・ 8 days Northern & Central Kyushu tour

・ 8 days Southern Kyushu tour

・ 6 days North-West Kyushu tour

・ 7 days Central Kyushu tour

・ 6 days North-Eest Kyushu tour

 


 

 

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 

 


 

Udo Shrine

 

Beautiful and exciting Shine

 

Udo Shrine is a Shinto shrine in the cave of the cliff side facing the Pacific Ocean.
It is located about 35 km south of Miyazaki city.

In legend, a goddess of sea built a hut to give birth to a great god here.
Then it is said that Empress Suiko (554-628) built the shrine there.

 

             Entrance of Shrine

            Shrine in the Cave

                   Pacific Ocean

And a priest of Tendai Buddhism built a Buddhist temple in 782, on the order of Emperor Kanmu.
In the middle ages, this area had been the training place for mountain priests because of the

steep rocky cliffs.

 


 

Exploring the Shrine

 

               Shrine Gate

       Chrysanthermum pattern

                  To the Shrine

           Down to the Shrine

               Shrine entrance

                    Rocky cliffs

       Main Shrine in the Cave

            Shrines in the Cave

               Shrine in the Cave  


 

 Location of Miyazaki & Nichinan

 

 


 

 General information  

 

Address 3222 Oaza-Miyaura, Nichinan-city, Miyazaki-prefecture
Access

60 minutes by a vehicle from Miyazaki-city

20 minutes by a vehicle from Nihinan-city

Open hours

6:00 to 19:00  April to September

7:00 to 18:00  October to March

Admission fee No fee is required
Days closed No closing days

 

 Featured tours  

 

Kyushu Round tours

・ 11 days Kyushu tour

・ 8 days Northern & Central Kyushu tour

・ 8 days Southern Kyushu tour

・ 6 days North-West Kyushu tour

・ 7 days Central Kyushu tour

・ 6 days North-Eest Kyushu tour

 


 

 

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 

 


 

Horikiri Pass

 

The suggested sightseeing spot in Nichinan

 

Horikiri is located along Japan National Route 220, and the road going through the mountain

pass involves an extremely sharp turn that you cannot see beyond before you go around it.

The 60m altitude pass allows you to look down at a beautiful view of the Pacific Ocean.

The coastline here is lined with rocks that have been worn away by the waves splashing

against them, as well as beautiful phoenix palm trees.

 

About 1km further down the road from Horikiri Pass you will find the Horikiri Pass Phoenix

Road Station.

At the road station you will find fast food and restaurants as well as souvenir shops, making

this the ideal location for a break.

 


 

 Location of Miyazaki & Nichinan

 

 


 

 General information  

 

Address 381-1 Aza-Miike, Oaza-Utsumi, Miyazaki-city, Miyazaki-prefecture
Access

30 minutes by a vehicle from JR Miyazaki Station 


 

 Featured tours  

 

Kyushu Round tours

・ 11 days Kyushu tour

・ 8 days Northern & Central Kyushu tour

・ 8 days Southern Kyushu tour

・ 6 days North-West Kyushu tour

・ 7 days Central Kyushu tour

・ 6 days North-Eest Kyushu tour

 


 

 

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 

 


 

Miyazaki & Nichinan travel guide

 

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

Beautiful and exciting Shine,  located the cave of the cliff side facing the Pacific Ocean.

In legend, a goddess of sea built a hut to give birth to a great god here.
Then it is said that Empress Suiko (554-628) built the shrine there.

 


 

Horikiri Pass

The suggested sightseeing spot in Nichinan.

The 60m altitude pass allows you to look down at a beautiful view of the Pacific Ocean.

The coastline here is lined with rocks that have been worn away by the waves splashing

against them, as well as beautiful phoenix palm trees.

 


 

Toi Cape

Wlild horses are living here. Gentle hills extend, and you can observe wild horses, called Misaki-uma,

living and grazing there. It is said that the Misaki-uma are the descendants of army horses left grazing

and which became wild 300 years ago.

 


 

Obi Castle Ruin

The moss-covered stone walls, broad stone steps in front of the Ote-mon main gate, moat ruin,

and old samurai residences all bring back the past. The Matsuo-no-Maru residence and Ote-mon

have been reconstructed using the treasured Obi cedar wood.

 


 

Sun Messe Nichinan

Japan’s own replica of Moai Statues.

Enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean, the Sun Messe Nichinan has

replicas of the Moai statues from the Easter Island placed here and there in the area.

 


 

Miyazaki Shrine

Miyazaki Shrine is the oldest and most important shrine in the city.

Dedicated to Emperor Jimmu, the mythical first emperor of Japan, it is said to have been

established over 2600 years ago.

 


 

Night life Miyazaki

 


 

 Location of Miyazaki & Nichinan

 

 


 

 Featured tours 

 

Miyazaki-prefecture  & Kumamoto-prefecture  

・ Kumamoto, Aso and Takachiho 3 days tour

Aso and Takachiho / Dynamic Nature 2 days tour    

・ Takachiho one-day tour

Amakusa / UNESCO Hidden Christian sites 2 days tour

Kyushu Round tours

・ 11 days Kyushu tour

・ 8 days Northern & Central Kyushu tour

・ 8 days Southern Kyushu tour

・ 6 days North-West Kyushu tour

・ 7 days Central Kyushu tour

・ 6 days North-Eest Kyushu tour

 


 

 

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 

 


 

Umagase

 

Exciting scenery created by raging wave of Hyuga Sea

 

The coastline here is a ria coastline, marked by intricate waterways sandwiched between cliffs.

The cliffs here are 70m high and the waves’ splashing against them is an enchanting sight.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The bare rock faces of the cliffs have given way to columnar joints, which are formed when

magma from a volcanic eruption cools and hardens. The source of the name “Umagase” is

thought to come from the fact that the rocks here are similar in colour to horses.

 


 

Exploring Umagase

 


 

 Location of Hyuga

 

 


 

 General information  

Address Hososhima, Nichinan-city, Miyazaki-prefecture
Access

20 minutes by a vehicle from JR Nichinan-shi Station 

5 minutes by a vehicle from Cruz Sea 


 

 Featured tours  

 

Kyushu Round tours

・ 11 days Kyushu tour

・ 8 days Northern & Central Kyushu tour

・ 8 days Southern Kyushu tour

・ 6 days North-West Kyushu tour

・ 7 days Central Kyushu tour

・ 6 days North-Eest Kyushu tour

 


 

 

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 

 


 

Mimitsu

 

Let’s meet the old days of Japan

 

The area 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.

 

According to the ancient myths set down in Japan’s oldest books, Kojiki and Nihongi, Mimitsu

is where the mythical first emperor of Japan, Jimmu, built a fleet and set sail to conquer

central Japan and set up the Yamato Dynasty.

 


 

Exploring Mimitsu

 


 

 Location of Hyuga

 

 


 

 General information  

 

Address Mimitsu, Nichinan-city, Miyazaki-prefecture
Access

20 minutes by a vehicle from JR Nichinan-shi Station 


 

 Featured tours  

 

Kyushu Round tours

・ 11 days Kyushu tour

・ 8 days Northern & Central Kyushu tour

・ 8 days Southern Kyushu tour

・ 6 days North-West Kyushu tour

・ 7 days Central Kyushu tour

・ 6 days North-Eest Kyushu tour

 


 

 

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