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Nagasaki Pilgrimage one-day tour

Nagasaki is the Pilgrimage sites of Christianity where Pope John Paul II, Saint Mother Teresa

and Popr Francis officially visited.

The tour introduces the Pilgrimage sites in Nagasaki-city and Sotome.

 

Japanese Christianity has the unparalleled and long history  of continuing faith while coexisting

with Japanese traditional religion Shinto and General society.

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

Hidden Christian Site in Nagasaki-cityShimabara  and  Amakusa regions bear unique

testimony to the tradition of people and their communities who secretly transmittraryed their

faith in Christianity while surviving in the midst of the conventional society and its religions

during the time of prohibition.

 

The tour introduces how Christians have been continued their faith since Christianity was

propagated to Japan, by visiting the Pilgrimage sites..

 


 

Travelling route 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Tour conditions

 

The tour is the private tour exclusively for your group.

・Minimum number : 2 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 speaking tour attendant escorts your journey to produce a pleasant trip.

・Chartered vehicle is utilized as per number of person.

 


 

Itinerary

 

8:00 Depart Fukuoka-city

Transfer to Nagasaki-city using Kyushu Expressway and Nagasaki highway, 2hours 

Visiting Pilgrimage sites including UNESCO World Heritage Hidden Christian sites

  Sotome Pildrimage sites  ; Shitsu Church, Endo Shusaku Literary Museum 

Ground Zero

Lunch at Nagaaski Wharf  or China Town

Martyrdom of the 26 Saints of Japan     

Oura Cathedral  

Transfer to Fukuoka-cuty using Nagasaki Expressway and Kyushu Expressway, 2hours 

18:00 Arrive at  Fukuoka-city

 


 

Where to visit

 

Sotome Pilgrimage sites  / UNESCO World Heritage  Hidden Christian sites

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

other Christians hiding in the Sotome region.

He appointed de Rotz as the parish priest of the Shitsu and Kurosaki districts.     

 

Shitsu Church

  Former Shitsu Aid Centre

The Statue of Mary

 Endo Shusaku Literary Museum

Kurosaki Church

 Kurosaki district


 

Ground Zero

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.  

Pope Francis visited Nagasaki on November 24, 2019, and calls for a ‘world without nuclear

weapons’ at the Ground Zero.

 


 

Lunch at Nagaaski Wharf or China Town

 

Nagaaski Wharf  

Elegant international & domestic tourist harbour. Made up of around 20 unique shops and

restaurants lined up at the water front, offering various choices such Japanese, Western,

and Italian cuisine, to beauty salons, outdoor shops and more.

 

China Town

Nagasaki China town at shinchi is one of the big three china town in Japan.

There are about 50 Chinese restaurants and many Chinese sundries shops in there.

 

   


 

Martyrdom of the 26 Saints of Japan     

Nishizaka hill is the most significant Christian Pilgrimage site in Japan.

The Twenty-Six Martyrs of Japan were a group of Catholics who were executed by
crucifixion on February 5, 1597.Their martyrdom is especially significant in the history
of the Catholic Church in Japan.
In 1637, Lorenzo Luiz from Philippines martyred here at Nishizaka hill.
In 1950, Pope Pius XII designated this place as an official pilgrimage site for Catholics.
And Saint Teresa of Calcutta commonly known as Mother Teresa visited in 1982
and Pope Francis visited here in 2019.
 

 

Nishizaka hill, the site of

Martyrdom in 1597

 

The martyrs said that 

” All people, bless God ! ”  

 

The 26 Japanese martyrs have 

been canonized in 1862

The museum behind the Monument is devoted to the memory of the martyrs and to Christianity in

Japan in general. Its interior is reminiscent of a church with stained-glass windows, making for

atmospheric viewing of the exhibits. On display are artifacts related to Christianity in Japan,

including old documents, statues and jewelry.

 Saint Lorenzo Luiz from Philippines   

 Pope Francis visitedNagasaki

 in 2019

 The 26 Martyrs Museum


 

Oura Cathedral  / UNESCO World Heritage

Basilica of Martyrdom of the 26 Saints of Japan. Built in 1865 under the supervision of the French

priest Bernard Petitjean.  It was designated as a National Treasure in 1933 for its value as Japan’s 

oldest Gothic-style Cathedral.

 

 

Entrance gate of Oura

Cathedral

 

Japan’s oldest Gothic-style

Cathedral building

 

Statue of Mary, at entrance of

Cathedral, installed in 1867


 

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

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

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

Tel :  +81-93-521-8897

Address :  AIM buiding 6th floor, 3-8-1 Asano, Kokura-kitaku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture 

 


 

Tour results

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Tailor-made tour    Study tour     Golf tour

 


 

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Japan tour packages to Kyushu

Japan KYUSHU Tourist is the specialist of Fukuoka and Kyushu tours in Japan.

We offer various types of customized private tour package exclusively for you.

Japan tour packages are travel plans, which include some or all of the following ;

transportation such as chartered taxi or bus, accommodations, tour guide, meals,

and more.

 

One of our most proud things in Kyushu is Japanese cuisines and local delicacies.

You can enjoy many different dishes using fresh and unique ingredients in various

places during your travel.

Also you can meet a lot of amazing things what you have never experienced before.

 

We have prepared Suggested Kyushu tour packages that have been created based on

the abundant latest local tourist information collected by our own site investigation.

And also the tour packages have been considered the numerous tour results reflecting the

customer’s satisfactions.

 


 

Long duration Kyushu tours in Japan 

Kyushu has rich landscapes including nature and diverse cultures including food cultures.

It has a variety of histories all over Kyushu, and nature and urban are harmonized.

You can enjoy a lot of things here in Kyushu what you want to experience.

 

11 days 

Kyushu tour

8 days Northern &

Central Kyushu tour

8 days

Southern Kyushu tour

 

Exploring throughout Kyushu.

Enjoy Japanese cuisines,

local delicacies, Nature, Onsen, Shopping of local specialties 

and any other amazing things

 

Exploring Saga, Nagasaki, Kumamoto, Oita and Fukuoka.

Many fascinating tourist destinations are concentrated

in this area.

 

Exploring Miyazaki and Kagoshima prefecture.

A lot of unique and featured tourist places are visited


 

6 days

North-West Kyushu tour

7 days 

Central Kyushu tour

 

Exploring Saga, Nagasaki, Shimabara, Unzen , Yanagawa, Kitakyushu, Fukuoka

 

Exploring Amakusa, Kumamoto, AsoKurokawa, Takachiho 

Okugungo, Chikugo, Fukuoka

 

Exploring Asakura, Ukiha,  

Okubungo, YufuinBeppu, Usa, Kunisaki , Peninsula,

Kitakyushu , Fukuoka


 

Short duration tours from Fukuoka-city  

Many kind of fascinating tourist destinations are concentrated in northern part of  Kyushu.

and you can enjoy a short journey from Fukuoka-city.

The starting and finishing place of the tour is Fukuoka-city.

If required, the starting place of the tour can be changed to Kitakyushu-city.

 

Fukuoka

one-day tour

Yanagawa & Dazaifu

one-day tour

Kitakyushu

one-day tour

 

The Heart of Kyushu and the energetic city bustling as the

center of Kyushu’s politics,

economy, culture, fashion 

and tourism

 

Yanagawa is a Castle town

with beautiful canalDazaifu

is must visit place in Fukuoka-prefecture has 1300 years

history


 

The Industrial Innovation city  greatly contributed to Japan’s industrial modernization and blessed with spectacular &

stunning nature 


 

Itoshima

one-day tour

Asakura & Ukiha

one-day tour

Nagasaki

one-day tour

 

 

Itoshima is a resort town next to

Fukuoka-city, with beautiful dynamic Genkai Sea;

seafood gourmet, rural

landscape, Sake brewery

 

Agricultural industries spreading

in the Chikugo plain. Let’s meet

real Japan, beautiful rural landscape, fruit picking,

Sake brewery, Onsen

 

The city in harmony with

foreign countries cultures,

and the significant Japanese histories like no other areas


 

Takachiho

one-day tour

 

Yufuin & Beppu Onsen

2 days tour 

 

Aso & Takachiho

2 days tour

 


 

Dynamic and beautiful

Takachiho Gorge and here is

the birthplace of Shinto which

is Japanese indigenouse

religion.

 

Exploring the most popular 

Onsen Resorts Beppu and Yufuin. Two Onsen Resorts

have different fascinating

features.

 

The dynamic nature of Aso and Takachiho where is spreading around Mt. Aso.

Mt. Aso is the largest active volcano in Japan


 

Other featured Sightseeing tours

 

Munakata & Fukutsu one-day tour  UNESCO World Heritage sites

Yame & Hishino village one-day tour

Ukiha & Yanagawa oneday tour

Huis Ten Bosch one-day tour

Usa & Kunisaki oneday tour 

 


 

Christian Pilgrimage sites tours in Nagasaki regions   

Japanese Christianity has a long history of continuing faith while coexisting with Japanese

traditional religion Shinto and General society. Japan’s unique practice of the Christian faith

continued even during the ban on Christianity. A lot of the Christian Pilgrimage sites in Nagasaki

regions have been registered on UNESCO Hidden Christian Sites.

 

Nagasaki Pilgrimage

one-day tour

Nagasaki Pilgrimage

3 days tour

Nagasaki Pilgrimage

6 days tour

 

Nagasaki is a sacred place

of Christianity where Pope

and Saint Mother Teresa

officially visited.

 

Nagasaki has arduous and sacrifice histories during the

ban on Christianity, such as

Shimabara Rebellion and 

many religious persecutions

 

Introduce how Christians have been continued their faith by visiting Nagasaki-city, Unzen, Shimabara, Amakusa

and Hirado


 

 UNESCO Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution sites  

Iron and Steel, Shipbuilding and Coal Mining are a group of historic sites that played

an important part in the industrialization of Japan in the Bakumatsu during National

isolation period and Meiji periods, and are part of the industrial heritage of Japan.

 

Kitakyushu

one-day tour

Nagasaki

one-day tour

Japan’s Industrial

modernization tour         

 

The birth place of Steel Industry in Japan and contributed to the development of the Japanese industry modernization

 

The origin of Japan’s

modernization. Nagasaki

contributed for Shipbuilding

and Coal Mining

 

To learn how Japan has become

the world’s most industrialized

country in the short period


 

Study tour and field trip in Kitakyushu-city

Kitakyushu-city is the best place in Japan for Study tour of Environmental and Industrial issues.

 

Solid waste management

tour

Low Carbon Society

tour

Japan’s KAIZEN

Strategy tour

 

Kitakyushu-city is the most

advanced city in Japan for

solid waste management

and recycling 

 

Kitakyushu-city is promoting

the low carbon society in Asia

taking leadership as the

Environmental Future City.

 

KAIZEN is the most important

key word for Japan’s modernization

and world leading industries

 


 

Featured destinations map

 

 

Note

  Red letters indicates Prefecture

  Black letters indicates Destinations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Tour results

We are offering various types of tours, and the tour results up to now are shown links below.        

Tailor-made tour       Study tour       Golf tour 

 


 
Should you need further information or assistances 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

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

please ring our office a call in English    Tel : +81-93-521-8897

Address :  AIM buiding 6th floor, 3-8-1 Asano, Kokura-kitaku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture 

 


 

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8 days Northern & Central Kyushu tour

Exploring the 5 prefectures of Saga, Nagasaki, Kumamoto, Oita and Fukuoka.

There are many fascinating tourist destinations are concentrated in this area.

 

Where to Explore 

Fukuoka-city    Saga    Nagasaki   →  Unzen  → Shimabara   Kumamoto

Amakusa   → Aso   → Okubungo region   →   Yufuin → Beppu 

Kitakyushu-city    → Fukuoka-city

 


 

Travelling route 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Tour conditions 

 

The tour is the private tour exclusively for your group.

・Minimum number : 2 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

・Accommodations is selected as per your required grade, room conditions and budget

 and the location is considered sightseeing, dinner and nightlife as well.

・Chartered vehicle is utilized as per number of person.

・English speaking tour attendant escorts your journey to produce a pleasant trip.

・For making enjoyable our company staff always assist during tour by  

 communicating with you using a communication tool such as WhatsApp.

 


 

 Itinerary 

 

Day 1   Saga-prefecture

 

Itinerary

There are two travelling routes to be offered, please select as per your preference.

 

Route 1

Depart Fukuoka-city

Exploring Saga-city

Lunch  Saga beef or Takazaki crab  

Exploring Kashima

Exploring Ureshino

Stay at Ureshino Onsen Resort

 Japanese style Hotel, included dinner and breakfast

 

Route 2

 

Depart Fukuoka-city

Transfer to Yobusko

Exploring   Yobuko and lunch, Freash Squid

Transfer to Imari  and visit Okawachiyama porcelain district

Transfer to Takeo

Exploring Takeo

   Romon Gate  Mifuneyama-rakuen Garden

   Option Great Camphor tree at Takeo Shrine

Stay at  Takeo Onsen Resort

  Japanese style Hotel, included dinner and breakfast

 


 

Where to explore

 

Route 1

 

Saga-city

Saga-city in Kyushu is the seat of the Saga-prefectural government.

It faces the Ariake Sea on the south and is home to Saga Airport. In the center of the city is

the Saga Castle History Museum, which also serves as the city’s symbol. The castle itself is

no longer standing, but the main keep has been reconstructed, resulting in one of the largest

wooden structures in Japan. Saga is also known as the plece where it has made a great

contribution to the Japanese Industrial Revolution.


 

Lunch at Saga or Tara

 

Saga beef

Saga beef is esteemed as one of the best Wagyu beef brands in Japan.
The cattle used for our meats are fattened in adherence to the regulations of the

Japan Agriculture Co-operative, and we use only Japanese black cattle registered

with their cattle traceability system.

Takezaki crab

Takezaki crab is the local specialty of Tara, and is well-known for its rich flavor.

Takezaki crabs are available almost year around. From summer into fall the male

crabs are delicious, with the females and their eggs most delicious during the

autumn and winter. You could even try one of each.

 

 

Kashima and Tara

Kashima is located about 60 kilometers southwest of Saga-city.

It borders the Ariake Sea to the east and Nagasaki Prefecture to the southwest.

Feature sightseeing spot is Yutoku Inari Shrine and also Sake brewery visiting

is recommended.

 

 

Ochacha Mura Villaege

Visitors get to taste test green teas and products, see and tour the warehouse factory

where green tea is cultivated and packaged, and leave with a better understanding of the

ever-so-popular tea. You can even experience the process of picking young green leaves

for cultivation.

 

Stay at Ureshino Onsen Resort

Ureshino Onsen is a hot spring town in southwestern Saga Prefecture. Its clear onsen 

waters are high in sodium bicarbonate and sodium chloride and feel extremely smooth

on skin, giving rise to its popularity as a “Bihada no Yu” ( beautiful skin waters).

 


 

Route 2

 

Yobuko

Fishing industry town famous for Squid and Morning Market called Asaichi,

Asaichi opens from 7:30 to 12:00, every day at just next to Yobuko Port. The street of

200 m borrowed from the eaves of the shopping street is named “Asaichi Street”.

 


 

Lunch at Yobuko, Freash Squid

Famous for fresh Squid, transparent in body and firm in texture. The squid has a sweetness that melt

upon the tangue. In the finely crafted style of sashimi known as Ikezukuri, the flesh of still-living

seafood is served.

 


 

Imari

Imari is the porcelain town, has 400years history and is most notable because of Imari porcelain,

which is the European collectors’ name for Japanese porcelain wares made in the town of Arita,

Saga Prefecture.

 

 

 Imari port used for the porcelain

 export to Europe

 

 Okawachiyama porcelain

 district,  about 30 ptteris are

 manufacturing Imari porcelain

 

 Beautiful Imari porcetain


 

Arita

It is known for producing Arita porcelain, one of the traditional handicrafts of Japan.

Famous for Arita yaki which is 400-years old porcelain. The piece is bright, elegant

pictures drawn in transparent white porcelain

 

 

 

Takeo

The Onsen resort, has 1200 years history. Takeo is located in the western part of Saga-prefecture.

The hot spring temperature is 18 to 52 degrees. Spring quality is smooth with alkaline simple hot

spring.  Romon Gate is the landmark of Takeo Onsen Resort, which was designed by a renowned

architect in the Meiji Era, Kingo Tatsuno, and is at the entrance of the Onsen area.

 

 

 

Stay at Takeo Onsen Resort

Spring quality is smooth with alkaline simple hot spring.  It is said that the color is colorless

and transparent and has an outstanding effect on recovery from fatigue.

 


 

Day 2   Nagasaki

 

Itinerary

 

Leave Hotel in Takeo

Transfer to Nagasaki

Exploring  Peace Park 

  Atomic Bomb Museum  → Ground Zero Peace Fountain → Peace Statue   

Lunch at Nagaaki Wharf or  China Town  

Exploring Nagasaki

  Oura Cathedral  → Glover Garden  Dejima

Stay at Nagasaki,  Western style Hotel, included breakfast

Dinner around JR Nagasaki station, local speciality Cuisines  

 

Option : the following sites can be arranged as a option.

Night view of  Mount Inasa

Martyrdom of the 26 Saints of Japan

Confucius Shrine

Gunkan-jima islamd cruise

 


 

Where to explore

 

The city have many oversea countries cultures and the significant Japanese histories like

no other areas. In addition to above features, the geographical conditions are creating

fascinating tourism and now many tourists are visiting here.

 

Peace Park

Established in 1955 near the Ground Zero where the Atomic Bomb was dropped at 11:02 am

on Aug. 09, 1945. Peace Memorial Ceremony is held in front of the statue on August 9 every

year and the Mayor of Nagasaki makes the “Nagasaki peace declaration” for the whole world.

 

Peace Statue

 

 

Completed in 1955, ten years

after the atomic bombing

Ground Zero

 

 

The Atomic bomb exploded

about 500m over the central 

monument    

Atomic Bomb Museum

 

 

Exhibits a number of photograph 

that depict the devastation

caused by atomic bomb


 

Lunch at Nagasaki Wharf or China Town

 

Nagasaki Wharf

Elegant international & domestic tourist harbour. Made up of around 20 unique shops and

restaurants lined up at the water front, offering various choices such Japanese, Western,

and Italian cuisine, to beauty salons, outdoor shops and more.

 

 

China Town

Nagasaki China town at shinchi is one of the big three china town in Japan.

There are about 50 Chinese restaurants and many Chinese sundries shops in there.

 

   


 

Oura Cathedral

 

 

The most significant Church, 

Mother Teresa and Pope visited

Glover Garden

 

 

UNESCO World Heritage, the

 largest number of visitor here 

Dejima

 

 

Only the trading port in Japan

during Natinal isolation              


 

Option

 

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.

 

 

Veiw from Nagasaki harbor

 

View from the Summit 

 

World’s three great night veiw  


 

Martyrdom of the 26 Saints of Japan     

Nishizaka Hill in Nagasaki is the place of Martyrdom of 26 Japanese Saints.

The Twenty-Six Martyrs of Japan were a group of Catholics who were executed by
crucifixion on February 5, 1597.Their martyrdom is especially significant in the history
of the Catholic Church in Japan. In 1950, Pope Pius XII designated this place as an
official pilgrimage site for Catholics. Pope John Paul II visited here in 1981, and Saint
Teresa of Calcutta commonly known as Mother Teresa visited in 1982.

 

 

Nishizaka hill, the site of

Martyrdom in 1597

 

The martyrs said that 

” All people, bless God ”  

 

The 26 Japanese martyrs have 

been canonized in 1862


 

Confucius Shrine

The world’s only Confucian shrine built outside China by Chinese hands. First built in 1893 by

Chinese residents of Nagasaki with the support of the Ch’ing Dynasty government, the shrine

was designed to serve as a place of worship and learning for the Chinese community, and

housed a Confucian sanctuary and primary school. 

 

 

 Entrance of Confucian Shrine

 

Confucian shrine only built

outside China

 

  The 72 followers of Confucius


 

Hashima Coal Mine  /  Gunkan-jima island cruise

Hashima coal mining island is an artificial reclaimed island and the site of Japan’s first major

undersea coal exploitation (1890) pioneered by Mitsubishi – and host to one of the world’s

most extraordinary former mining communities. Hashima Island is located 3 km southwest of

Takashima, and it was the success of Takashima that led Mitsubishi to purchase this island,

both islands giving access to the same undersea coal deposit. Now Hashima is a ruin called

“Gunkanjima”, so called after its resemblance to the silhouette of a battleship.

 

 

From Nagasaki port, the cruise

ship take you to Gunkan-jima

island.

 

The artificial reclaimed island

for Coal Mine

 

The site of Japan’s first major

undersea coal exploitation 

ioneered


 

Stay

 

Nagasaki

Most Hotels are located close to the main street and walking distance from Nagasaki

tram stations. And you can find many restaurants around the Hotels.

 

 

 

 JR Nagasaki Station

 

 Main street of Nagasaki

 

 Nagasaki tram


 

Dinner at Nagasaki-city

Local restaurants

 

Sushi restaurant

Beef restaurant

 

 

Day 3   Shimabara and Unzen

 

Itinerary

 

Leave Hotel in Nagasaki

Transfer to Shimabara

Exploring Shimabara  : Shimabara Castle → Samurai Houses and Samurai street

Lunch at  Shimabara, local cuisine in Shimabara, Guzoni or Indian food

Transfer to Unzen

Exploring Unzen  : Nita Pass → Unzen jigoku

Stay at  Unzen Onsen ResortJapanese style Hotel,  included dinner and breakfast

Dinner at Hotel : Japanese style kaiseki dinner included lacal spesiality cuisines

 

Option : the following sites can be arranged as option.

Harajo Castle ruins

The Japan’s longest foot bath in Obama

 


 

Where to explore

 

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 Castle

Located in Shimabara-city and was built in 1625 by the feudal load Matsukura Shigemasa, who

was regarded as a master of castle building. The castle, which took 7 years to complete, is also 

known as “Moritake Castle”.

 

 

Donjon of Shimabara Castle

 

Moat of the Castle planted lotus

 

Great stone wall of moat


 

Samurai Houses

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.

 

 

Samurai street

 

Samurai house

 

Japanese garden


 

Lunch at Shimabara, local delicacy food, Guzoni

Guzoni are said to date back to the Shimabara Rebellion of 1637 when the leader of the

uprising, Amakusa Shiro Tokisada, held a siege in Hara Castle with about 37,000 followers.
He made the local farmers provide the rebels with rice cake. The rebels gathered other

ingredients from the ocean and the mountains to put in the soup they cooked the rice cake

in, and thus were able to fight for three months sustained by nutritious food.

 


 

Obama Chanpon 

It is a local cuisine in Obama Onsen resort, made of noodles, seafood, and vegetables.

The feature of the restaurant in Obama Onsen serving everything from any Japanese style including

Susi and Chanpon. Shrimp are found in abundance along the beaches near the Onsen, and a special

soup is made from them.

 

 

 

Indian restaurant, TAJ MAHAL

 

 

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.

 

Nita Pass

One of the best scenic spot in Unzen. At any time of the year the natural scenery of Nita Pass 

in Unzen is magnificent. Azaleas, green leaves, brilliant autumnal tints of maples and silver frost

represent each season of the year.

 

 

    Entrance to Nita pass

 

    Nita pass Observetory

 

 Rope way to Myoken

 mountain


 

Unzen Jigoku

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.

This is a striking reminder that Unzen Volcano is still very much alive.

 

 

Peculiar smell of sulfur

emitted from the springs,

 

Smoke rising from the ground

over a wide area

 

Observetory place


 

Option

 

Dolphines watching cruise

Approximately 300 wild Dolphins live in the sea between the Shimabara Peninsula and Amakusa.

The dolphin watching cruises have become increasingly popular for all ages, especially because

it is possible to see the dolphins so close that you could almost touch them.

 

 

Harajo Castle ruins

Site of Historic Battle field of Shimabara Rebellion, registered on UNESCO’s World Heritage Site

as Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region, to tell the Christian faith continued even during

the ban on Christianity. Located in Minami-Shimabara-city, 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.

 

 

Entrance to Harajo Castle

Ruins

 

Battle field of Shimabara

Rebellion

 

The Statue of Amakusa Shiro


 

The Japan’s longest foot bath in Obama

Called “Hot foot 105  The length of foot bath is 105m which is same number of the hot spring

source temperature of 105 degree Celsius.

 

 

“ Hot foot 105 ” is the Japan’s

longest foot bath, 105 meter 

 

Hot spring source temperature

of 105 degree Celsius

 

Obama Onsen Resort, located

at the mountain foot of  Unzen 

Local specialities, Souvenir shop

 

 

Stay

 

Unzen Onsen Resort

There are 17 Hotels and Japanese style inns around Unzen Jigoku.

From every hotel,  beautiful scenery which changes by season can be enjoyed.

 

 

 Bus Center in Unzen Onsen

 Resort

 

 Many hotels arelocated around

 Unzen Jigoku

 

 

Each season brings a vivid

change to the appearance 

the face of Unzen


 

Day 4   Kumamoto

 

Itinerary

 

Leave Hotel in Unzen

Transfer from Shmabara to Kumamoto by a ferry boat

Transfer to Kumamoto

Lunch at Kumamoto

Exploring Kumamoto 

  Sakurano-baba Josaien → Kumamoto Castle  →  Suizenji-koen Park

Stay at KumamotoWestern style Hotel, included breakfast

Dinner at Shimo-tori Shopping Streetlocal speciality Cuisines

 


 

Where to explore

 

Transfer to Kumamoto from Shimabara by a ferry

Two ferries are operated form Shimabara to Kumamoto–city

Kyusho Ferry : operated by Kyusho Ferry, 60 minutes ride

Ocean Arrow : operated by Kumamoto Ferry, 30 minutes ride.

 

 

   Shimabara port

 

     Ocean Arrow

 

   Kumamoto port


 

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.

 

Lunch at Kumamoto

Japanese restaurant, Gorin located nearby Kumamoto Castle

  

 

Sakurano-baba Josaien         

Josaien is located in Sakurano-baba, at the foot of Kumamoto Castle, one of Japan’s three

major castles. It is a popular tourist attraction designed to enhance the appeal of the old castle

town and convey to visitors the food, history and cultural traditions of the region from Kumamoto

Castle, a symbol of the Kumamoto-city.

 

 

The main gate located in

Sakurano-baba

 

 Many shops sell Kumamoto

 souvenirs

 

 Restaurants, to enjoy distinctive

 food culture in Kumamoto

 


 

Kumamoto Castle

The Castle is one of the three great castles and one of the 100 best places in Japan to

view cherry blossoms. Due to the Earthquakes in 2016, several of the castle’s shacihoko 

ornaments were destroyed, and a large number of kawara tiles also fell from the roof.

Now the restoration activities are being performed as fast as possible. Now, the Kumamoto

Castle can be seen from the outside of the moats surrounding the castle.

 

 

  Castle tower

 

 Castle tower after Earthquake 

 

   Turret


 

Suizenji-koen Park

Imitated the beautiful scenery of Japan, is a refined circular garden of Momoyama period

style and represents the 53 Stations of the Tokaido Road including Mt. Fuji.

The fresh springs in the garden release clean, cold water, which flows there from

Mount Aso via underground currents.

 

 

Imitated the beautiful scenery

of Japan

 

53 Stations of the Tokaido Road

including Mt. Fuji

 

The fresh springs in the garden

from Mt. Aso

 


 

Stay

 

Kumamoto near  Shimo-tori Shopping Street       

The largest shopping arcade in Kumamoto-prefecture, the center of fashion and amusement

where department stores and boutiques line up and also there are gourmet area where cafes

and restaurants including local cousin restaurants opened daytime and nighttime.

 

 

 Enjoy shopping at arcade

 street

 

 Many kind of restaurants

 and pubs

 

Japanese traditional restaurant

 Izakaya


 

Day 5   Aso

 

Itinerary

 

Leave Hotel in Kumamoto

Transfer to Aso

Enjoy the magnificent scenery by Aso Tourist Tram

Lunch at Minami Aso ;  Local cuisines

Exploring Aso 

   Kusasenri-ga-hama  →   Mount Aso   →   Daikanbo

Stay at Kurokawa Onsen or  Onsen resort Aso, Japanese style Hotel, included dinner and breakfast

Japanese style kaiseki dinner included lacal spesiality cuisines 

 

Option : the following site can be arranged as a option.

Nabegataki Waterfalls

Aso shrine  

 


 

Where to explore

 

The world’s largest caldera and the active volcano give a lot of excitements. And numerous

unforgettable experiences in the rural area can be made including Onsen, variety of sports 

and local cuisines.

 

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.

 

 

 Minami Aso Rail Way

 Takamori station

 

 Tourist tram, start a 30minutes

  journey

 

 

  Enjoy the magnificent scenery

  of Aso


 
Lunch
 

Takamori Dengaku-no sato

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.

 

 Japanese traditional house built

 200 years ago

 

Japanesetraditional style

fire place

 

 Delicious local speciality

 Aso beef

Aso Akaushi beef rice bowl

Aso Akaushi laterally means red beef that is unique in that it has a higher proportion of red meat

with just the right amount of fat, combined with great taste, tenderness and healthiness.

Aso Akaushi beer rice bowl is a local cuisine in Aso consisting of a bowl of rice put in a mildly

sweet sauce and topped with Akaushi beef and egg.


 

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.

 

 

 Dynamic active volcano

 Mt. Aso can be seen

 

The beautiful prairie spreads

in the crater

 

 Enjoy horse riding


 

Mount Aso

The largest active volcano in Japan, and is among the largest in the world. Its peak is 1592 m

above sea level. Its caldera is 25 km across north to south and 18 km across east to west.

 

 

  Mt. Aso, around the Crater 

 

   Look down the Crater

 

   Nakadake Crater


 

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.

 

 

 Over view from Daikanbo

 
  At the top
 
  Observatory place 

 

Option

 

Nabegataki Waterfalls

The 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. It is very unique

waterfalls, you can actually climb behind the falls to see how the water has carved out the rock

over the year.

 

 

  The hidden tourist spot

  in Aso region

 

 View from outside of the

 Waterfalls

 

 View from behind the

 Waterfalls


 

Aso shrine 

The shrine is located in the center of the caldera of Mt. Aso and the caldera is known as
the largest in the world in which people are actually living.

Aso Shrine is popular as a god protecting worshipers from traffic accidents, and exorcism,

marriae, and learning. Aso shrine one of the oldest and most prominent shrines in Japan

 

 

 Shrine building 

 

Shimenawa, twisted straw rope

has power to keep off evil sprits

 

Ema, pentagon-shaped wooden

plaque dedicate to Shrine


 

Stay

 

 Kurokawa Onsen

The most popular hot spring resort in Aso region, 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.

 

 

Japanese style accomodations

Ryokan along the river

 

 Roten-buro or out side open

 air bath

 

 Japanese tradditiona meal

 used local ingredients


 

Day 6   Yufuin and Beppu  

 

Itinerary

 

Leave Hotel in Aso

Transfer to Yufuin

Exloring Yufuin

   Yunotsubo Avenue  → Yufuin Floral Village → Kinrinko lake

Lunch at Yufuin

Transfer to Beppu

Exploring Beppu

  Beppu Hell tour  → Foot bath

Stay at  Yufuin or  Beppu  

 

Option : the following site can be arranged as a option.

Mount Tsurumi

 


 

Where to explore

 

Yufuin

Graceful Onsen Resort located in the Yufu basin surrounded by Mount Yufu and Tsurumi.

One of the most popular among ladies and International tourist visits to here are increasing. 

 

Yunotsubo Avenue

Main street in Yufuin located at the foot of mount Yufu. The avenue is started near JR Yufuin

Station and connected to Kinrinko lake. Through Yunotsubo Avenue, it takes about 30 minutes

on foot from JR Yufuin Station to Kinrinko lake. There are 70 shops, gift shop, galleries, curiosity

item shops as well as cafes.

 

 

Main street in Yufuin located

at the foot of mount Yufu 

 

70 shops, gift shop, galleries,

curiosity item shops

 

 Many  souvenios can be found


 

Yufuin Floral Village

Reproduced the townscape of the Cotswold region in England. The place was also used for

Harry Potter’s shooting location.

 

 

Welcome to Yufuin Floral

Village

 

Theme area “spring of girl

Heidi in the Alps”

 

Reproduced the townscape

of the Cotswold region


 

Kinrinko lake

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

its surface on a cold day.  The lake is located at the end of the town’s main walking route, about a

kilometer and a half from the Yufuin station.

 

 

Hot water gushes from the

bottom of the lake

 

Hot steam rises from

its surface on a cold day

 

Cafe restaurant by the lake


 

Lunch at Yufuin

 

Yufumabushi

Yufumabushi is a local cuisine which serves really nice BUNGO Beef.

But surprisingly, the way they serve beef is not BBQ or SUKIYAKI style that are seen in

most cases, but “Yufumabushi ” style which we rarely see for beef dish.

 

Local gourmet restaurants

There are many kind of restaurants and cafes around Kinrinko lake and at the Yunotsubo Avenue,


 

Beppu

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 Hell tour 

Hell (Jigoku Meguri ) tour that is a collection of hot spring where the water bubbles forth from 
underground, often with unusual result.  Seven of the hells are located in the Kannawa district
where over 4 km northwest of Beppu station, and two in the more remote Shibaseki district.       
 

 

Umi Jigoku, Sea Hell

 

 Chi-no-ike Jigoku,

 Blood Pull  Hell

 

Oniishi Bozu Jigoku,

Oniishi shaving Head Hell


 

Foot bath

Have you tried Foot bath before? 
Foot bath is called Ashiyu in Japanese and is a public bath in which people can bath their feet.
Ashiyu in Beppu set up at Kannawa Onsen near the Hell tour spot.
 

 

 Foot bath located near the

 Hell tour spots

 

 Easily enjoy it without having to

 remove all your clothing

 

 Only the feet and leg up to

 the knee are immersed


 

Option

 

Mount Tsurumi

Soaring 1375 metres into the sky, Mount Tsurumi is a breathtaking mountain overlooking

Beppu that offers some decent hiking, rare flora and outstanding vistas. Visitors can take

a ropeway 800 metres up and revel in being surrounded by acres of rolling greenery.

On clear days, you can see as far as the Kuju Mountains, a famous mountain range

that runs between Oita and Kumamoto-prefectures.

 

 

Jigoku Mushi kobo

Jigoku Mushi,  literally “hell-steaming” is an unusual cooking method found in Beppu.

It’s a simple but impactful method that dates back to the Edo Period. Jigoku Mushi Kobo

features an interesting hands-on workshop where you can cook food yourself in the

searing onsen steam.

 

  

Hyotan Onsen, sand bath 

The most popular pubulic bath in Beppu.

You can enjoy various type of Onsen including the sand bath.

 

 

 

Stay

 

Yufuin or Beppu

The best Onsen life to suit your requirement can be chosen from the various options.

Where to stay : Yufuin Onsen, Sujiyu Onsen, Beppu eight Onsen including Kannawa.

Japanese style room or Western style room can be chosen and the local cuisines

including Bungo beef can be enjoyed at dinner.

 

 

 

  Onsen Resort

 

 Relaxing at Onsen Resort

 

 Japanese style room


 

Enjoy local specialty cuisines in Oita-prefecture

 

 

   Bungo Beef

 Seki  Aji & Seki Saba, mackerels

  Oita fugu, blowfish


 

Day 7    Kitakyushu-city

 
Itinerary

 

Leave Hotel in Beppu

Transfer to Kitakyushu-city

Visit KukuraCastle

Lunch at Featured restaurant  

Exploring Kitakyushu-city

   MjikoRetro  →  Konamon Pedstrian tunnel  → UNESCO World Heritage in Higashida district

Mount Sarakura : enjoy beautiful sunset and the three Major Night View in Japan  

 

Stay at  Kitakyushu-city ,  Western style Hotel,included breakfast

Dinner at Kokura

 


 
Where to explore
 
Kitakyushu is the second largest city in Kyushu with a population of 940,000. The city is the
Industrial Innovation city greatly contributed to Japan’s Industrial modernization. Now the city
offers a lot of sightseeing spots such as scenic beauty places, UNESCO World Heritage site,
industrial heritages placed introduce cultures of people living there, and various historic sites.  
 

Kokura Caltle

Fukuoka–prefecture only in Japan is selected by CNN Travel as one of the top19 places

to visit in 2019And the Photo of Kokura Castle is used for introducing Fukuoka-prefecture

Kokura Castle is one of the most famous land marks in Kitakyushu. The construction was

commenced in 1602 and spent 7 years to completed it.  

 

 

 

 Castle tower, land mark in

 Kitakyushu-city

 

 Moat around Castle tower

 

 Kokura Castle Garden, former

 site of lord’s guest house


 

Lunch, local cuisines to be slected from the following

 

Kawara Sobe

Kawara soba is a local cuisine which Soba noodles and meat are cooked together

on a Kawara (stone roof tile) and dipped into a special sauce when eating it.

Yaki curry

Yaki curry latterly means baked curry and is local cuisine in Moji which is curry with rice

topped with cheese and/or egg heated in oven. The melted cheese and soft-boiled egg

combine with the spicy curry to enhance its flavor even more.

 

Nagahama Ramen, Tonpei

 

 

Eel Restaurant, Chikurintei

 

 

Mojiko Retro

Dr. Albert Einstein awarded Nobel Prize in Physic visited Moji in 1922, and he acclaimed that

everything could see were Arts. The exotic district of Mojiko Retro is visited by more than 2 

million tourists a year. Moji-ko Port flourished following its 889 designation as a Special National

Port for exporting coal and other products

 

 

 

 Mitsui Club, Dr. Albert Einstein

 stayed in 1922

 

 

Kaikyo Plaza, the shopping

and restaurant area

 

 

 Time back to 100 year ago,

 enjoy romantic atomosphere

 and beautiful harbor


 

Konamon Pedstrian tunnel

Only the place in the world !   You can cross the strait on foot.  The Kanmon Strait, separating

Honshu and Kyushu, is a very beautiful and busy waterway with as many as 700 small and 

large ships a day passing through it. the Kanmon Pedestrian Tunnel, which enables people to 

cross on foot, the “ferries”, and the like.​

 


 

Kitakyushu is the dynamic city where one million people are living and working, is creating

the beautiful Night view which you have never seen before.

The night view from the mount Sarakura is chosen the three major Night View in Japan.

The area of Night view is the largest in the World ; about 40km east to west and 10km south

to north and also the number of lighting to create the night view is the largest in the World

The most dynamic night view in the World

 


 

Opotion

 

Manga Museum and Aru Aru City 

Manga Museum is located next to JR Kokura station. The museum is located on the 6th floor

of Aru Aru City, a multi-floored shopping mall devoted to products and services for anime, manga,

idol culture, and cosplay fans, a kind of Harajuku in miniature.

 

 

 Manga Museum and Aru Aru

 City next to JR Kokura station

 

 

 Best known Manga writer

 Reiji Matsumoto

 

  Aru Aru City, a multi-floored

  shopping mall


 

Dinner at Kokura

 

Ekikara sanjippo yokocho

The place is located on the ground floor of JR Kokura Station. There are 8 restaurants

where local cuisines can be enjoyed.

   

 Tanga Yatai

At night time, food stalls called Yatai open in the square in front of Tanga Market.
Here you can try delicious oden (a stew made from various ingredients) and ramen
.

Sushi restaurant

 

 

Day 8   Fukuoka-city

 

Itinerary

 

Leave Hotel in Kitakyushu-city 

Transfer to Fukuoka-city

Exploring  Fukuoka-city

Lunch : local cuisine in Fukuoka-city

Stay in  Fukuoka-city , Western style Hotel, included breakfast

Dinner at Fukuoka-city, local speciality cuisines

 


 

Where to explore

 

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.

 

Shopping

 

JR Hakata Station

 

 

The largest and busiest JR train

station in Kyushu

Canal City Hakata

 

 

The complex commercial facility, 

in the heart of Fukuoka-city

Tenjin

 

 

The biggest shopping district

in Kyushu 


 

Seaside Momochi

The water-front resort area, only a 15 minute drive from Tenjin in the centre of Fukuoka-city. 

The park is surrounded by Fukuoka Tower and high rise contemporary high rise buildings, 

all of which help make a modern urban landscape.  There are many tourist attractions here

 

Seaside Momochi area

 

Fukuoka Tower Seaside Park & Marizon 

 

The water-front resort area JR

Hakata Station and Tenjin

 

Japan’s highest coastal tower,

magnificent view from the top

 

 

A complex facility for wedding

hall, shops and restaurants


 

Historical places

 

Kushida Shrine

 

 

Hakata Gion Yamagasa 

Festival is held in the shrine 

Tochoji Temple

 

 

The oldest temple of the

hingon sect in Japan

Fukuoka Castle Ruins

 

 

Part of stone wall and canal, and

the Tamon tower are still left 


 

Hakata Ramen Yatai

Food stalls “Yatai”is one thing to enjoy in Fukuoka. Despite a decline in recent year,

there are said to be more than 160. The food stalls have all kind of food, but you have

to try Hakata ramen, usually made with white soup from pork bone and thin noodles.

 

Ramen Stadium

Ramen Stadium isn’t really a stadium as the name suggests, but a food court on the fifth floor

of Canal City’s Cinema Building. It carries not one, but eight famous ramen stalls that serves

different ramen styles from across Japan. Ramen Stadium has eight ramen stalls with ramen

from Hakata, Kurume, and as far as Tokyo, Kyoto, and Sapporo.

Mizutaki

It is a local cuisine in Fukuoka.  izutaki (boil in water) describes, this is a hot pot dish made

with chopped chickens, negi, and a variety of vegetables put in a pot of water and boiled,

then dipped in ponzu sauce.

 

 

Local restaurants

There are many restaurants for lunch and dinner where you can enjoy authentic Japanese cuisines and

local specialties.

 

 

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Nagasaki Pilgrimage 3 days tour

The tour introduces how Christians have been continued their faith since Christianity

was propagated to Japan, by visiting Christian Pilgrimage sites in Nagasaki-city, Shimabara

and Unzen.

 

Japanese Christianity has the unparalleled and long history  of continuing faith while

coexisting with Japanese traditional religion Shinto and General society. Japan’s unique

practice of the Christian faith continued even during the ban on Christianity.

 

Christian Pilgrimage sites 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.

 


 

 Location of Nagasaki-prefecture

 

   

 


 

Tour conditions

 

The tour is the private tour exclusively for your group.

・Minimum number : 2 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

・Accommodations is selected as per your required grade, room conditions and budget

    and the location is considered sightseeing, dinner and nightlife as well.

・English speaking tour attendant escorts your journey to produce a pleasant trip.

・Chartered vehicle is utilized as per number of person.

 


 

Where to visit  

 

Day 1   Sotome & Nagasaki

 

Itinerary

 

Depart  Fukuoka-city

transfer to Nagasaki-city

Sotome Pilgrimage sitesMartyrdom of 26 Saints of Japan

Lunch at Nagaaski Wharf  or China Town

Oura Cathedral → Glover Garden → Mount Inasa

Stay at Nagasakicity

 


 

Sotome Pilgrimage site / UNESCO World Heritage

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

Christians hiding in the Sotome region.

He appointed de Rotz as the parish priest of the Shitsu and Kurosaki districts.    

    

  Shitsu Church

  Former Shitsu Aid Centre

The Statue of Mary

 Endo Shusaku Literary Museum

Kurosaki Church

 Kurosaki district


 

Martyrdom of the 26 Saints of Japan

Nishizaka hill is the most significant Christian Pilgrimage site in Japan.

The Twenty-Six Martyrs of Japan were a group of Catholics who were executed by
crucifixion on February 5, 1597.Their martyrdom is especially significant in the history
of the Catholic Church in Japan.
In 1637, Lorenzo Luiz from Philippines martyred here at Nishizaka hill.
In 1950, Pope Pius XII designated this place as an official pilgrimage site for Catholics.
And Saint Teresa of Calcutta commonly known as Mother Teresa visited in 1982
and Pope Francis visited here in 2019
 

Nishizaka hill, the site of

Martyrdom in 1597

The martyrs said that 

” All people, bless God ! ”  

The 26 Japanese martyrs have 

been canonized in 1862

The museum behind the Monument is devoted to the memory of the martyrs and to Christianity in

Japan in general. Its interior is reminiscent of a church with stained-glass windows, making for

atmospheric viewing of the exhibits. On display are artifacts related to Christianity in Japan,

including old documents, statues and jewelry.

 

 Saint Lorenzo Luiz from Philippines   

 Pope Francis visitedNagasaki

 in 2019

 The 26 Martyrs Museum


 

Lunch at Nagaaski Wharf or China Town

 

Nagaaski Wharf  

Elegant international & domestic tourist harbour. Made up of around 20 unique shops and

restaurants lined up at the water front, offering various choices such Japanese, Western,

and Italian cuisine, to beauty salons, outdoor shops and more.

 

China Town

Nagasaki China town at shinchi is one of the big three china town in Japan.

There are about 50 Chinese restaurants and many Chinese sundries shops in there.

 

   


 

Oura Cathedral   / UNESCO World Heritage

Basilica of Martyrdom of the 26 Saints of Japan. Built in 1865 under the supervision of the

French priest Bernard Petitjean. It was designated as a National Treasure in 1933 for its value 

as Japan’s oldest Gothic-style Cathedral.

 

 

Entrance gate of Oura

Cathedral

 

Japan’s oldest Gothic-style

Cathedral building

 

Statue of Mary, at entrance of

Cathedral, installed in 1867

 

 

Glover Garden   / UNESCO World Heritage

The garden takes its name from Thomas Glover, 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.

 

 

Tomas Glover Residence,

World Heritage

 

Former Mitsubishi second

dock house

 

Overlooking of Nagasaki

harbour


 

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.

 

 

Veiw from Nagasaki harbor

 

View from the Summit 

  

 

World’s three great night veiw 


 

Stay

 

Nagasaki

Most Hotels are located close to the main street and walking distance from Nagasaki

tram stations. And you can find many restaurants around the Hotels.

 

 

 

 JR Nagasaki Station

 

 Main street of Nagasaki

 

 Nagasaki tram


 

Dinner at Nagasaki-city

 

Local restaurants

 

Sushi restaurant

Beef restaurant

 

 
Day 2  Nagasaki & Unzen
 
Itinerary
 

Transfer to Unzen

Visit Nita Pass  → Unzen Jigoku

Stay at Unzen

 

Option : the following site can be arranged as a option

The Japan’s longest foot bath in Obama

 


 

Established in 1955 near the Ground Zero where the Atomic Bomb was dropped 

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

Peace Memorial Ceremony is held in front of the statue on August 9 every year and

the Mayor of Nagasaki makes the “Nagasaki peace declaration” for the whole world.

 

Peace Statue

 

 

Completed in 1955, ten years

after the atomic bombing

Peace Fountain

 

 

Reminds the tragic scene

unfolded shortly after the

dropped Atomic Bomb

Ground Zero

 

 

The Atomic bomb exploded

about 500m over the central 

monument               


 

Lunch at Obama Onsen, Obama Chanpon 

It is a local cuisine in Obama Onsen resort, made of noodles, seafood, and vegetables.

The feature of the restaurant in Obama Onsen serving everything from any Japanese style including

Susi and Chanpon. Shrimp are found in abundance along the beaches near the Onsen, and a special

soup is made from them.

 

 

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. Azaleas, green leaves, brilliant autumnal tints of maples and silver frost

represent each season of the year.

 

 

     Entrance to Nita pass

 

        Nita pass Observetory

 

  Rope way to Myoken mountain


 

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.

 

 

Smoke rising from the ground

over a wide area

 

Martyrdom site of Christians

 

The Cross written the name of

six martyrs


 

Option

 

The Japan’s longest foot bath in Obama

Called “Hot foot 105  The length of foot bath is 105m which is same number of the hot spring

source temperature of 105 degree Celsius.

 

 

“ Hot foot 105 ” is the Japan’s

longest foot bath, 105 meter 

 

Hot spring source temperature

of 105 degree Celsius

 

Obama Onsen Resort, located

at the mountain foot of  Unzen 

Local specialities, Souvenir shop

 

 

Stay

 

Unzen Onsen Resort

There are 17 Hotels and Japanese style inns around Unzen Jigoku.

From every hotel,  beautiful scenery which changes by season can be enjoyed.

 

 

 Bus Center in Unzen Onsen

 Resort

 

 Many hotels arelocated around

 Unzen Jigoku

 

 

Each season brings a vivid

change to the appearance 

the face of Unzen


 

Day 3   Shimabara

 

Itinerary

 

Transfer to Minami Shimabara

Harajo Castle ruins ;  Battle field of Shimabara Rebellion

Shimabara Castle

Lunch at Shimabara

Transfer to Fukuoka-city

Arriva at  Fukuoka-city

 

Option : the following site can be arranged as a option

Hinoe Castle Ruins

 


 

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. 

 

 

Entrance to Harajo Castle

Ruins

 

Battle field of Shimabara

Rebellion

 

The Statue of Amakusa Shiro


 

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.

 

 

Donjon of Shimabara Castle

 

Moat of the Castle planted lotus

 

Great stone wall of moat


 

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.

 

 

Samurai street

 

Samurai house

 

Japanese garden


 

Lunch at Shimabara, local delicacy food, Guzoni

Guzoni are said to date back to the Shimabara Rebellion of 1637 when the leader of the

uprising, Amakusa Shiro Tokisada, held a siege in Hara Castle with about 37,000 followers.
He made the local farmers provide the rebels with rice cake. The rebels gathered other

ingredients from the ocean and the mountains to put in the soup they cooked the rice cake

in, and thus were able to fight for three months sustained by nutritious food.

 


 

Option

 

Hinoe Castle Ruins         

During the period of the Southern and Northern Courts (1337-92), the Arima family ruling the

Shimabara Peninsula constructed a castle named Hinoe-jo.

The 14th lord, Harunobu (1567-1612) was a Christian daimyo and refurbished his castle into

a large scale which had gardens, a tea arbor and many rooms.

 

 

 Entrance of the Castle

 

 The castle made by Christian

 Daimyo, Arima Hironobu

 

  Remain stone walls around

  the site of the front gate


 

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Nagasaki travel guide

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The city in harmony with foreign countries cultures

Nagasaki-city has many oversea countries cultures and the significant Japanese histories

like no other areas. The fascinating Nagasaki-city has been created since Japan began exchanging

with foreign countries during the National isolation period. In addition to above features, the

geographical conditions are creating fascinating tourism and now many tourists are visiting here.

 


 

Historical features

1)National isolation in Japan

     Nagasaki is the only place opened to oversea countries ( just Dutch and China ) during the

     National isolation period from 1639 to 1854.

     And trading with Dutch was done at artificial island Dejima.

2) Christian Pilgrimage sites

    Japan’s unique practice of the Christian faith continued in Nagasaki region even during the ban

    on Christianity from 1587 to 1859.There are many Christian Pilgrimage site and

    Hidden Christian Sites in Nagasaki region is registered on UNESCO’s World Heritage in 2018.

3) Japan’s Industry modernization

    Shipbuilding, and Coal Mining, industries in Nagasaki were great contributed Japan’s Industry

    modernization. And 5 sites of these industries are registered on UNESCO’s World Heritage as

    Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution         

4) Atomic bomb

   The Atomic bomb exploded at 11:02 a.m. on August 9, 1945.

    The most part of Nagasaki was destroyed, and a tremendous number of lives were lost.

    Nagasaki is now appealing for World Peace, Disastrous War must not be repeated.


 

Exploring Nagasaki  

 

Glover Garden   / UNESCO World Heritage

Located on Minami-Yamate hill in Nagasaki-city, Glover Garden has nine Western style buildings

including the Glover’s Residence built in 1863 by Japanese carpenter Koyama Hidenoshin.

The Glover Residence is Japan’s oldest wooden Western-style building and is the UNESCO World

Heritage registered in 2015 as Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution.

 

Tomas Glover Residence,

World Heritage

Former Mitsubishi second

dock house

Overlooking of Nagasaki

harbour


 

Peace Park

Established in 1955 near the Ground Zero where the Atomic Bomb was dropped at 11:02 am on

Aug. 09, 1945. Peace Memorial Ceremony is held in front of the statue on August 9 every year and

the Mayor of Nagasaki makes the “Nagasaki peace declaration” for the whole world.

 

Peace Statue

Completed in 1955, ten years

after the atomic bombing

Peace Fountain

Reminds the tragic scene

unfolded shortly after the

dropped Atomic Bomb

Ground Zero

The Atomic bomb exploded

about 500m over the central 

monument               


 

Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution UNESCO World Heritages sites  

The origin of Japan’s modernization is here.  Under the growing sense of crisis over a foreign

menace, Nagasaki supported the introduction of Western countries technology, which started

during the last years of Japan’s National isolation period. With “ Dejima ” as the only window

to West during the period of National isolation. Nagasaki contributed for Shipbuilding and Coal

Mining and 7 sites have been registered on the UNESCO World Heritage. 

 

    Glover House

 Hashima island /

 Gunkan-jima island 

   Giant Cantilever Crane

 


 

Christian Pilgrimage sites in Nagasaki

 

Oura Cathedral  / UNESCO World Heritage

Basilica of Martyrdom of the 26 Saints of Japan.     

One of the famous landmarks in Nagasaki-city, was built in 1865 under the supervision of 

the French priest Bernard Petitjean. It was designated as a National Treasure in 1933 for

its value as Japan’s oldest Gothic-style cathedral.

 

Entrance gate of Oura

Cathedral

Japan’s oldest Gothic-style

Cathedral building

Statue of Mary, at entrance of

Cathedral, installed in 1867


 

Martyrdom of the 26 Saints of Japan     

Nishizaka hill is the most significant Christian Pilgrimage site in Japan.

The Twenty-Six Martyrs of Japan were a group of Catholics who were executed by
crucifixion on February 5, 1597.Their martyrdom is especially significant in the history
of the Catholic Church in Japan.
In 1637, Lorenzo Luiz from Philippines martyred here at Nishizaka hill.
In 1950, Pope Pius XII designated this place as an official pilgrimage site for Catholics.
And Saint Teresa of Calcutta commonly known as Mother Teresa visited here in 1982.

 

Nishizaka hill, the site of

Martyrdom in 1597

The martyrs said that 

” All people, bless God ”  

The 26 Japanese martyrs have 

been canonized in 1862


 

The museum behind the monument is devoted to the memory of the martyrs and to Christianity in

Japan in general. Its interior is reminiscent of a church with stained-glass windows, making for

atmospheric viewing of the exhibits. On display are artifacts related to Christianity in Japan,

including old documents, statues and jewelry.

 

 Saint Lorenzo Luiz from Philippines   

 Pope Francis visitedNagasaki

 in 2019

 The 26 Martyrs Museum


 

Sotome Pilgrimage sites   / UNESCO World Heritage

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

Christians hiding in the Sotome region.He appointed de Rotz as the parish priest of the Shitsu and

Kurosaki districts   

 

             Shitsu Church

     Former Shitsu Aid Centre

        The statue of Mary

 


 

Featured destinations

 

Mount Inasa

 

World’s three great night veiw 

can be seen from the summit        

Magane-bashi bridge

The oldest stone arch bridge

in Japan       

Kazagashira Park

Magnificent view of Nagasaki,

on the other side of Mt. Inasa


 

Dejima

Only the trading port in Japan

 during Natinal isolation              

Urakami Cathedral

Newly constructed church, after destroyed by Atomic bomb

Sofukuji temple 

The first Chinese style temple

in Nagasaki


 

China town

One of the three big China

 town in Japan 

Confucius Shrine

 

The world’s only Confucian

shrine built outside China by

Chinese hands

Suwa Shrine

The spiritual and cultural hub

for the citizens of Nagasaki

 


 

Nagaaski Wharf

Elegant international & domestic

tourist harbour

Kofukuji Temple

A Chinese temple to pray for

safe navigation 

 Nagasaki Pearl

Nagasaki-prefecture is the

birthplace of pearls

 


 

Location of Nagasaki-city

 

  

 

 


 

General information

Address City hall : 2-22 Sakura-machi, Nagasaki-city, Nagasaki-prefecture
Access

2 hours and 40 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city

2 hours by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

1 hour and 30 minutes by a vehicle from Saga-city

1 hour and 30 minutes by a vehicle from Shimabara-city

1 hour and 10 minutes by a vehicle from Unzen-city

1 hour and 10 minutes by a vehicle from Sasebo-city

 

2 hours and 20 minutes by JR express train from JR Hakata Station

Transportation

Tram : Convenient transportation system for sightseeing in Nagasaki-city

Almost all the tourist attractions are located within walking distance

from tram station

Population 418,000   Population density 1,030

 

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History of Japanese Christianity

1549  St. Francis Xavier came Kagoshima Japan as a first Christian missionary and

           commenced the Christian history in Japan

1550  St. Francis Xavier came Hirado as a Christian missionary

1551  Catholic Hirado Church was constructed as first church in Japan

1557   Introduction of Catholicism to Ikitsuki, Kasuga in Hirado

1563  Omura Sumitada, feudral lord of Nagasaki who was first lord convert to Christianity

1569  Todos os Santos Church was constructed as first in Nagasaki

1571  Nagasaki Port was opend to Portugal by feudral lord Omura Sumitada

1580   Arima Harunobu, lord of Arima convert to Christianity

1582  Arima Harunobu teamed up with Kyushu Christian lords Otomo Sorin and Omura Sumitada

          to dispatch the Tensho Mission to the Pope in Rome

1587  Shogunate, Toyotomi Hideyoshi proclaimed Christian ban

1590  The Tensho Mission retured to Nagasaki

1597  The Twenty-Six Martyrs of Japan, were a group of Catholics who were

          executed by crucifixion on February 5 at Nagasaki. Their martyrdom is especially

          significant in the history of the Catholic Church in Japan.

 

 

1603 Tokugawa Shogunate was established and the natioanl isolation policy was appied

1614 The Tokugawa Shogunate prohibited Christianity throughout Japan

Continue Christian faith during the ban period in the following hidden Christian sites resistered on

the UNESCO World Hiritage Sites

Kasuga Village in Hitado

・Ikitsuki in Hirado

Sotome district

・Goto island

・Amakusa

 

1622 five Christians were martyred at Nakae no Shima in Hirado

1624 three Christians were martyred at Nakae no Shima in Hirado

1627 twenty seven Christians were martyred at Unzen Jigoku

1637 Shimabara Rebellion : a peasant uprising agaist bakufu’s persecution of Christians

         under the leadership of Amakusa Shiro

1637 Lorenzo Luiz from Philippines martyred at Nashizaka hill in Nagasaki

1641 Dejima, the small artificial island was opened as Dutch trading port in Nagasaki 

1644  Last Christian missionary in Japan is martyred

 

 

1862     The 26 Japanese Martyrs at Nishizaka Hill in Nagasaki were canonized by Pope Pius IX.

1865     Oura Cathedral was built as the basilica of Martyrdom of the 26 Saints of Japan 

1868     Meiji Restoration : led to enormous changes in Japan’s political and social structure and

             spanned both the late Edo period and the beginning of the Meiji period.  

1873     Ban on the Christianity was lifted

1882     Shitsu Church in Sotome construction started by Father de Rotz’s design

1909     Shitsu Church was completed 

1914     Urakami Cathedral construction was compleeted, it was the largest Catholic church in East Asia

              at that time

1912     Yamada Church in Hirado was constructed

1917     Tabira Church in Hirado was construted

1920     Kurosaki Church was completed by Father de Rotz’s design

1931     St. Francis Xavier Memorial Church in Hirado was constructed at the present location

1945     Atomic bomb dropped in Nagasaki on Aug. 9

    The most part of Nagasaki was destroyed, and a tremendous number of lives were lost.  

              and Urakami Cathedral was completely destroyed.

    About 73,000 died instantly, and up to 60,000 were injured.

 

   

1950     Pope Pius XII designated the Nishizaka Hill in Nagasaaki of Martyrdom of 26 Japanese

             Saintsas an official Pilgrimage site for Catholics

1959     Urakami Cathedral replacement was built

1981     Pope John Paul II visited in Nagasaki

1982     Saint Teresa of Calcutta commonly known as Mother Teresa visited in Nagasaki

1987    Satint Lorenzo Ruiz was canonized by the same pope in the Vatican city on 18 October,

            making him the first Filipino Saint

2000    Ebdo Shusaku ( novelist of Silence ) Literary Museum is opened in Sotome

2018    Hidden Christian site is registered on UNESCO’s World Heritage

 

 

2019     Pope Francis visited Nagasaki on Nov.24 and and calls for a ‘world without Nuclear

             Weapons’ at the Ground Zero.

 


 

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Nagasaki Pilgrimage 6 days tour

Introduce how Christians have been continued their faith since Christianity

was propagated to Japan by visiting the Pilgrimage sites in Nagasaki-city, Unzen, Shimabara,

Amakusa  and Hirado.

 

Japanese Christianity has the unparalleled and long history  a long history of continuing faith

while coexisting with Japanese traditional religion Shinto and General society. Japan’s unique

practice of the Christian faith continued even during the ban on Christianity.

Christian Pilgrimage sites 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.

 

Where to visit

Nagasaki-city, Shimabara,  Unzen , Amakusa and Hirado.

 


 

Location of Christian Pilgrimage sites in Nagasaki regions

 

  

 

 


 

Tour conditions

 

The tour is the private tour exclusively for your group.

・Minimum number : 2 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

・Accommodations is selected as per your required grade, room conditions and budget

    and the location is considered sightseeing, dinner and nightlife as well.

・English speaking tour attendant escorts your journey to produce a pleasant trip.

・Chartered vehicle is utilized as per number of person.

 


 

Where to visit  

 

Day 1   Sotome & Nagasaki

 

Itinerary

 

Depart  Fukuoka-city

transfer to Nagasaki-city

Visit Sotome Pilgrimage sites

Lunch at Nagasaki Wharf

Exploring Nagasaki

 Martyrdom of 26 Saints of JapanOura Cathedral

 Glover Garden → Mount Inasa

Stay in  Nagasaki–city

 


 

Where to explore

 

Sotome Pilgrimage sites / UNESCO World Heritage

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

many other Christians hiding in the Sotome region. He appointed de Rotz as the

parish priest of the Shitsu and Kurosaki districts.    

 

  Shitsu Church

  Former Shitsu Aid Centre

The Statue of Mary

 Endo Shusaku Literary Museum

Kurosaki Church

 Kurosaki district


 

Lunch at Nagasaki Wharf

Elegant international & domestic tourist harbour. Made up of around 20 unique shops and

restaurants lined up at the water front, offering various choices such Japanese, Western,

and Italian cuisine, to beauty salons, outdoor shops and more.

 


 

Martyrdom of the 26 Saints of Japan

Nishizaka hill is the most significant Christian Pilgrimage site in Japan.

The Twenty-Six Martyrs of Japan were a group of Catholics who were executed by
crucifixion on February 5, 1597.Their martyrdom is especially significant in the history
of the Catholic Church in Japan.
In 1637, Lorenzo Luiz from Philippines martyred here at Nishizaka hill.
In 1950, Pope Pius XII designated this place as an official pilgrimage site for Catholics.
And Saint Teresa of Calcutta commonly known as Mother Teresa visited in 1982
and Pope Francis visited here in 2019.
 

 

Nishizaka hill, the site of

Martyrdom in 1597

 

The martyrs said that 

” All people, bless God ! ”  

 

The 26 Japanese martyrs have 

been canonized in 1862

The museum behind the Monument is devoted to the memory of the martyrs and to Christianity in

Japan in general. Its interior is reminiscent of a church with stained-glass windows, making for

atmospheric viewing of the exhibits. On display are artifacts related to Christianity in Japan,

including old documents, statues and jewelry.

 Saint Lorenzo Luiz from Philippines   

 Pope Francis visited Nagasaki

 in 2019

 The 26 Martyrs Museum


 

Oura Cathedral   / UNESCO World Heritage

Basilica of Martyrdom of the 26 Saints of Japan. Built in 1865 under the supervision

of the French priest Bernard Petitjean. It was designated as a National Treasure in

1933 for its value as Japan’s oldest Gothic-style Cathedral.

 

 

Entrance gate of Oura

Cathedral

 

Japan’s oldest Gothic-style

Cathedral building

 

Statue of Mary, at entrance of

Cathedral, installed in 1867


 

Glover Garden   / UNESCO World Heritage

The garden takes its name from Thomas Glover, 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.

 

 

Tomas Glover Residence,

World Heritage

 

Former Mitsubishi second

dock house

 

Overlooking of Nagasaki

harbour


 

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.

 

 

Veiw from Nagasaki harbor

 

View from the Summit 

  

 

World’s three great night veiw 


 

Day 2  Nagasaki & Unzen
 
Itinerary
Exploring Nagasaki

Lunch at China Town

Transfer to Unzen

Visit Nita Pass→ Unzen Jigoku

Stay at Unzen

 

Option : the following site can be arranged as a option

The Japan’s longest foot bath in Obama

 


 

Where to explore

 

Established in 1955 near the Ground Zero where the Atomic Bomb was dropped 

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

Peace Memorial Ceremony is held in front of the statue on August 9 every year and

the Mayor of Nagasaki makes the “Nagasaki peace declaration” for the whole world.

 

Peace Statue

 

 

Completed in 1955, ten years

after the atomic bombing

Peace Fountain

 

 

Reminds the tragic scene

unfolded shortly after the

dropped Atomic Bomb

Ground Zero

 

 

The Atomic bomb exploded

about 500m over the central 

monument               


 

Lunch at China Town

Nagasaki China town at shinchi is one of the big three china town in Japan.

There are about 50 Chinese restaurants and many Chinese sundries shops in there.

 

   


 

Unzen, Nita Pass

Unzen is a beautiful mountain and Onsen resortand 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. Azaleas, green leaves, brilliant autumnal tints of maples and silver frost

represent each season of the year.

 

 

   Entrance to Nita pass

 

      Nita pass Observetory

 

  Rope way to Myoken mountain


 

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.

 

 

Smoke rising from the ground

over a wide area

 

Martyrdom site of Christians

 

The Cross written the name of

six martyrs


 

Option

 

The Japan’s longest foot bath in Obama

Called “Hot foot 105  The length of foot bath is 105m which is same number of the hot spring

source temperature of 105 degree Celsius.

 

 

“ Hot foot 105 ” is the Japan’s

longest foot bath, 105 meter 

 

Hot spring source temperature

of 105 degree Celsius

 

Obama Onsen Resort, located

at the mountain foot of  Unzen 


 

Day 3   Shimabara

 

Itinerary

Exploring Shimabara

  Shimabara Castle   → Samurai Houses & Samurai street

Lunch at Shimabara, local delicacy food, Guzoni

Transfer to Minami Shimabara

Harajo Castle ruins ;  Battle field of Shimabara Rebellion

Transfer to Amakusa from Kuchinotsu

Stay in Amakusa

 


 

Where to explore

 

Shimabara Castle

The castle was built in 1625 by the feudal load Matsukura Shigemasa, who 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.

 

 

Donjon of Shimabara Castle

 

Moat of the Castle planted lotus

 

Great stone wall of moat


 

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.

 

 

Samurai street

 

Samurai house

 

Japanese garden


 

Lunch at Shimabara, local delicacy food, Guzoni

Guzoni are said to date back to the Shimabara Rebellion of 1637 when the leader of the

uprising, Amakusa Shiro Tokisada, held a siege in Hara Castle with about 37,000 followers.
He made the local farmers provide the rebels with rice cake. The rebels gathered other

ingredients from the ocean and the mountains to put in the soup they cooked the rice cake

in, and thus were able to fight for three months sustained by nutritious food.

 


 

Harajo Castle ruins

The Christian pilgrimage site, where is 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 ose 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. 

 

 

Entrance to Harajo Castle

Ruins

 

Battle field of Shimabara

Rebellion

 

The Statue of Amakusa Shiro


 

Transfer to Amakusa (Oniike) , from Kuchinotsu (Minami-Shimabara-city)

Shimatetsu Ferry : operated by Shinabara Rail Way, 30 minutes ride.

 

    Kuchinotsu port

      Kuchinotsu

        To Amakusa


 

Day 4  Amakusa & Kumamoto  

 

Itinerary

 

8:00 Depart Hotel 

Visiting Hidden Christian sites

  Oe Cathedral →  Sakitsu Village  →  Amakusa Shiro Memorial Hall

Travel Amakusa Gokyo / Pearl line

Transfer to Kumamoto

Exploring Kumamoto 

  Sakurano-baba Josaien Kumamoto Castle  

Stay in Kumamoto

 


 

Where to explore

 

Oe Cathedral 

The oldest Catholic Church in Amakusa and was one of the first churches built right after the

ban on Christianity was lifted. The Romanesque-style architecture and the chalky white

structure was rebuilt in 1933 by a French missionary priest named Father Garnier using his

own money and contributions from local Christians living in the area.

 

 

The oldest Catholic Church

in Amakusa

 

Romanesque-style

architecture

 

 Oe Village


 

Sakitsu Village  / UNESCO World Heritage

A Gothic-looking church is located on a cove of a fishing village. In 1934, a French priest

Augustin Halbout MEP purchased the premises of the former village headman and built a

wooden and concrete finished church, with Tetsukawa Yosuke’s design and construction.

He placed the altar at the very site where fumie or a test to ensure non-allegiance to

Christianity had been conducted.

 

 

A Gothic-looking church

 

 Sakitsu Village

 

 Fishery port


 

Amakusa Shiro Memorial Hall

The theme Museum shows History of Christianity in Amakusa and Shimabara Rebellion in

Harajo Castle Ruins which was a peasant uprising agaist bakufu’s persecution of Christians

under the leadership of Amakusa Shiro in 1637.

 

 

 Amakusa Shiro Memorial Hall

 

 Bell for Love

 

 Amakusa Shiro Statue


 

Sakurano-baba Josaien         

Josaien is located in Sakurano-baba, at the foot of Kumamoto Castle, one of Japan’s three

major castles. It is a popular tourist attraction designed to enhance the appeal of the old castle

town and convey to visitors the food, history and cultural traditions of the region from Kumamoto

Castle, a symbol of the Kumamoto-city.

 

 

The main gate located in

Sakurano-baba

 

 Many shops sell Kumamoto

 souvenirs

 

 Restaurants, to enjoy distinctive

 food culture in Kumamoto

 


 

Kumamoto Castle

The Castle is one of the three great castles and one of the 100 best places in Japan to

view cherry blossoms. Due to the Earthquakes in 2016, several of the castle’s shacihoko 

ornaments were destroyed, and a large number of kawara tiles also fell from the roof.

Now the restoration activities are being performed as fast as possible. Now, the Kumamoto

Castle can be seen from the outside of the moats surrounding the castle.

 

 

  Castle tower

 

 Castle tower after Earthquake 

 

   Turret


 

Day 5  Hirado

 

Itinerary

 

Depart Kumamoto

Transfer to Hirado

Visit Tabira Church

Lunch at Hirado, local delicacy sea food

Exploring Hirado

  Matsura Historical Museum →  St Francis Xavier Memorial Church  Dutch Trading Post

Stay at Hirado

 


 

Tabira Church

The church was designed by Tetsukawa Yosuke, a famous architect of various churches

in Nagasaki-prefecture, and built between December 1915 and October 1917. It is one

of the latest brick churches in the prefecture of Nagasaki. Tetsukawa Yosuke has called

this one of his best works.

 

 

  The Church building facing

  Hirado strait

 

  The latest brick churche in 

  Nagasaki-prefecture

 

 Mary statue in front of

 the Church


 

Lunch at Hirado

local delicacy sea food

 

 

Matsura Historical Museum

The museum stores and displays the historical collection of the Matsura family who ruled

over the northern area of Nagasaki prefecture since the 13th century. The museum is

housed in the former private residence of the Matsura family, the grand Tsurugamine

Mansion, built in 1893. Hirado has a long history of overseas exchange due to its

geographical location.

 

  History Museum buiding

  used Matsura family

  Displays the historical

  collections

 Military helmet


 

St. Francis Xavier Memorial Church

This church is a catholic church in Hirado, Nagasaki. Hirado is a place where Francis

Xavier visited 3 times in Japan to spread Christianity, and even during the Kinkyo

Ordinance of the Edo Period that prohibited religions, Christianity was very widespread.

For that reason when the ordinance was lifted this church was constructed, and the image

of Francis Xavier was put on the side.

 

 Francis Xavier visited here

  Catholic church in Hirado

 St. Francis Xavier statue


 

Dutch Trading Post

Set up in Hirado in 1609 as the base of operations of the Dutch East India Company

in Japan. The building seen today is a warehouse which was originally constructed

here in 1639 as part of the trading post, but torn down just three years later after the

Dutch had been relocated to Dejima Island in the port of Nagasaki.

 

 Hirado wan opened to foreign

 country before Nagasaki

 Warehouse of Dutch East

 India Company

  Hirado Dutch ship


 

Day 6  Hirado

 

Itinerary

 

Depart Hotel

Exploring Hirado

 Hirado Castle   → Nakae no Shima  → Kasuga Village

Transfer to Fukuoka

Arrive at Hotel in Fukuoka

 


 

Hirado Castle

Stands on a hill guarding Hirado Port and the Hirado Strait, which used to be part of an important

trade route between Japan and the Asian mainland. The original fortress was built in 1599 by the

local Matsura Lord; however, he destroyed the structure after fighting the Tokugawa on the losing

side of the Battle of Sekigahara as a gesture of loyalty to the victor. The Matsura Clan continued

ruling Hirado for the next two and a half centuries.

 

 

  Stands on a hill guarding

  Hirado Port

 

  Castle tower for Matsura

  Clan

 

 Exhibit historical items


 

Nakae no Shima / UNESCO World Heritage

Located two kilometers off the coast of Hirado Island, Nakae no Shima is a small, uninhabited island

where religious leaders were executed during the persecution of Christians. The island is considered

sacred, and water collected there is used for baptism.

 

 

 Hitado bridge

 

 Nakae no Shima,  

uninhabited island

 

  Hirado Strait


 

Kasuga Village / UNESCO World Heritage

This idyllic, remote village was refuge to a small community of Hidden Christians who practiced here

for centuries, far from the prying eyes of the government. After the ban on Christianity was lifted, the

local villagers decided to continue practicing their own unique brand of the religion rather than rejoin

the Catholic Church. As a result, churches were not erected in the village, and the religion remains

outwardly invisible.

 

 

 Fishery port

 

  Remote village

 

  Small community of Hidden

  Christians

 


 

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6 days North-West Kyushu tour

 

Exploring the 3 prefectures of Saga, Nagasaki and Fukuoka.

 

Where to Explore  

Fukuoka-city , Saga ( Yobuko, Imari, Takeo) , Nagasaki , Shimabara

UnzenYanagawa , Kitakyushu-city , Fukuoka-city

 


 

Travelling route 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Tour conditions 

 

The tour is the private tour exclusively for your group.

・Minimum number : 2 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

・Accommodations is selected as per your required grade, room conditions and budget

 and the location is considered sightseeing, dinner and nightlife as well.

・Chartered vehicle is utilized as per number of person.

・English speaking tour attendant escorts your journey to produce a pleasant trip.

・For making enjoyable our company staff always assist during tour by  

 communicating with you using a communication tool such as WhatsApp.

 


 

 Itineraty  
 
Day 1   Saga-prefecture
 
Itinerary

There are two travelling routes to be offered, please select as per your preference.

 

Route 1

Depart Fukuoka-city

Exploring Saga-city

Lunch  Saga beef or Takazaki crab  

Exploring Kashima

Exploring Ureshino

Stay at Ureshino Onsen Resort

 Japanese style Hotel, included dinner and breakfast

 

Route 2

Depart Fukuoka-city

Transfer to Yobusko

Exploring Yobuko and lunch, freash Squid

Exploring Imari  and visit Okawachiyama porcelain district

Exploring Arita

Transfer to Takeo

Exploring Takeo

Romon Gate→  Mifuneyama-rakuen Garden

   Option :  Great Camphor tree at Takeo Shrine

Stay at Takeo Onsen Resort 

 Japanese style Hotel, included dinner and breakfast

 

 


 

Where to explore

 

Route 1

 

Saga-city

Saga-city in Kyushu is the seat of the Saga-prefectural government.

It faces the Ariake Sea on the south and is home to Saga Airport. In the center of the city is

the Saga Castle History Museum, which also serves as the city’s symbol. The castle itself is

no longer standing, but the main keep has been reconstructed, resulting in one of the largest

wooden structures in Japan. Saga is also known as the plece where it has made a great

contribution to the Japanese Industrial Revolution.

 


 

Lunch at Saga or Tara

 

Saga beef

Saga beef is esteemed as one of the best Wagyu beef brands in Japan.
The cattle used for our meats are fattened in adherence to the regulations of the

Japan Agriculture Co-operative, and we use only Japanese black cattle registered

with their cattle traceability system.

 

Takezaki crab

Takezaki crab is the local specialty of Tara, and is well-known for its rich flavor.

Takezaki crabs are available almost year around. From summer into fall the male

crabs are delicious, with the females and their eggs most delicious during the

autumn and winter. You could even try one of each.

 

 

 

Kashima and Tara

Kashima is located about 60 kilometers southwest of Saga-city.

It borders the Ariake Sea to the east and Nagasaki Prefecture to the southwest.

Feature sightseeing spot is Yutoku Inari Shrine and also Sake brewery visiting

is recommended.

 

 

 

Ochacha Mura Villaege

Visitors get to taste test green teas and products, see and tour the warehouse factory

where green tea is cultivated and packaged, and leave with a better understanding of the

ever-so-popular tea. You can even experience the process of picking young green leaves

for cultivation.

 


 

Stay at Ureshino Onsen Resort

Ureshino Onsen is a hot spring town in southwestern Saga-prefecture. Its clear onsen 

waters are high in sodium bicarbonate and sodium chloride and feel extremely smooth

on skin, giving rise to its popularity as a “Bihada no Yu” ( beautiful skin waters).

 


 

Route 2

 

Yobuko

Fishing industry town famous for Squid and Morning Market called Asaichi,

Asaichi opens from 7:30 to 12:00, every day at just next to Yobuko Port. The street of

200 m borrowed from the eaves of the shopping street is named “Asaichi Street”.

 


 

Lunch at Yobuko, Freash Squid

Famous for fresh Squid, transparent in body and firm in texture. The squid has a sweetness that melt

upon the tangue. In the finely crafted style of sashimi known as Ikezukuri, the flesh of still-living

seafood is served.

 


 

Imari

Imari is the porcelain town, has 400years history

Imari is most notable because of Imari porcelain, which is the European collectors’

name for Japanese porcelain wares made in the town of Arita, Saga Prefecture.

 

 Imari port used for the porcelain

 export to Europe

 

 Okawachiyama porcelain

 district,  about 30 ptteris are

 manufacturing Imari porcelain

 

 Beautiful Imari porcetain


 

Arita

It is known for producing Arita porcelain, one of the traditional handicrafts of Japan.

Famous for Arita yaki which is 400-years old porcelain. The piece is bright, elegant

pictures drawn in transparent white porcelain

 

 

 

Takeo

The Onsen resort, has 1200 years history. Takeo is located in the western part of Saga-prefecture.

The hot spring temperature is 18 to 52 degrees. Spring quality is smooth with alkaline simple hot

spring.  Romon Gate is the landmark of Takeo Onsen Resort, which was designed by a renowned

architect in the Meiji Era, Kingo Tatsuno, and is at the entrance of the Onsen area.

 


 

Stay at Takeo Onsen Resort

Spring quality is smooth with alkaline simple hot spring.  It is said that the color is colorless

and transparent and has an outstanding effect on recovery from fatigue.


 
Day 2  Nagasaki 
 
Itinerary
 
Leave Hotel in Takeo

Transfer to Nagasaki

Exploring Peace Park

  Atomic Bomb Museum  → Ground Zero → Peace FountainPeace Statue

Lunch at  Nagaaki Wharf  or China Town

Exploring Nagasaki

  Oura Cathedral  → Glover Garden  → Dejima

 

Stay at  Nagasaki,  Western style Hotel, included breakfast

Dinner around JR Nagasaki station, local speciality Cuisines  

 

Option : the following sites can be arranged as option.

Night view of  Mount Inasa

Martyrdom of the 26 Saints of Japan     

Confucius Shrine

Gunkan-jima islamd cruise

 


 
Where to explore
 

The city have many oversea countries cultures and also the significant Japanese histories

like no other areas. In addition to above features, the geographical conditions are creating

fascinating tourism and now many tourists are visiting here.

 

Peace Park

Established in 1955 near the Ground Zero where the Atomic Bomb was dropped at 11:02 am on

Aug. 09, 1945. Peace Memorial Ceremony is held in front of the statue on August 9 every

year and the Mayor of Nagasaki makes the “Nagasaki peace declaration” for the whole world.

 

Peace Statue

 

 

Completed in 1955, ten years

after the atomic bombing

Ground Zero

 

 

The Atomic bomb exploded

about 500m over the central 

monument    

Atomic Bomb Museum

 

 

Exhibits a number of photograph 

that depict the devastation

caused by atomic bomb


 

Lunch at Nagasaki Wharf or  China Town

 

Nagasaki Wharf

Elegant international & domestic tourist harbour. Made up of around 20 unique shops and

restaurants lined up at the water front, offering various choices such Japanese, Western,

and Italian cuisine, to beauty salons, outdoor shops and more.

 

China Town

Nagasaki China town at shinchi is one of the big three china town in Japan.

There are about 50 Chinese restaurants and many Chinese sundries shops in there.

 

   


 

Oura Cathedral

 

 

The most significant Church, 

 Mother Teresa and Pope visited

Glover Garden

 

 

UNESCO World Heritage, the

 largest number of visitor here 

Dejima

 

 

Only the trading port in Japan

during Natinal isolation              


 

Option

 

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.

 

 

 Veiw from Nagasaki harbor

 

View from the Summit 

 

World’s three great night veiw  


 

Martyrdom of the 26 Saints of Japan     

Nishizaka Hill in Nagasaki is the place of Martyrdom of 26 Japanese Saints.

The Twenty-Six Martyrs of Japan were a group of Catholics who were executed by
crucifixion on February 5, 1597.Their martyrdom is especially significant in the history
of the Catholic Church in Japan. In 1950, Pope Pius XII designated this place as an
official pilgrimage site for CatholicsPope John Paul II visited here in 1981, and Saint
Teresa of Calcutta commonly known as Mother Teresa visited in 1982
 

 

Nishizaka hill, the site of

Martyrdom in 1597

 

The martyrs said that 

” All people, bless God ”  

 

The 26 Japanese martyrs have 

been canonized in 1862


 

Confucius Shrine

The world’s only Confucian shrine built outside China by Chinese hands

First built in 1893 by Chinese residents of Nagasaki with the support of the Ch’ing Dynasty

government, the shrine was designed to serve as a place of worship and learning for the 

Chinese community, and housed a Confucian sanctuary and primary school. 

 

 

 Entrance of Confucian Shrine

 

Confucian shrine only built

outside China

 

  The 72 followers of Confucius


 

Hashima Coal Mine  /  Gunkan-jima island cruise

Hashima coal mining island is an artificial reclaimed island and the site of Japan’s first major

undersea coal exploitation (1890) pioneered by Mitsubishi – and host to one of the world’s

most extraordinary former mining communities. Hashima Island is located 3 km southwest of

Takashima, and it was the success of Takashima that led Mitsubishi to purchase this island – both

islands giving access to the same undersea coal deposit. Now Hashima is a ruin called “Gunkanjima”,

so called after its resemblance to the silhouette of a battleship.

 

 

From Nagasaki port, the cruise

ship take you to Gunkanjima

island.

 

The artificial reclaimed island

for Coal Mine

 

The site of Japan’s first major

undersea coal exploitation 

ioneered


 

Stay

 

Nagasaki -city

Most Hotels are located close to the main street and walking distance from Nagasaki

tram stations. And you can find many restaurants around the Hotels.

 

 

 

 JR Nagasaki Station

 

 Main street of Nagasaki-city

 

 Nagasaki tram


 

Dinner at Nagasaki-city

Local restaurants

 

Sushi restaurant

Beef restaurant

 

 
Day 3  Shimabara & Unzen 
 
Itinerary

 

Leave Hotel in Nagasaki

Transfer to Shimabara

Exploring  Shimabara

Shimabara Castle  →Samuraihouses  → Samurai Street

Lunch at  Shimabara, local cuisine in Shimabara, Guzoni or Indian food

Transfer to Unzen

Exploring Unzen

Nita Pass  → Unzen jigoku

Stay at  Unzen Onsen Resort, Japanese style Hotel,  included dinner and breakfast

Dinner at Hotel : Japanese style kaiseki dinner included lacal spesiality cuisines

 

Option : the following sites can be arranged as option.

Harajo Castle ruins

The Japan’s longest foot bath in Obama

 


 
Where to explore
 

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 Castle

Located in Shimabara-city and was built in 1625 by the feudal load Matsukura Shigemasa, who was

regarded as a master of castle building. The castle, which took 7 years to complete, is also known as 

“Moritake Castle”.

 

 

Donjon of Shimabara Castle

 

Moat of the Castle planted lotus

 

Great stone wall of moat


 

Samurai Houses

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

The Samurai Houses in Shimabara along the old Samurai street near by Shimabara Castle

were built in 18th century.

 

 

Samurai street

 

Samurai house

 

Japanese garden


 

Lunch at Shimabara, local delicacy food, Guzoni

Guzoni are said to date back to the Shimabara Rebellion of 1637 when the leader of the

uprising, Amakusa Shiro Tokisada, held a siege in Hara Castle with about 37,000 followers.
He made the local farmers provide the rebels with rice cake. The rebels gathered other

ingredients from the ocean and the mountains to put in the soup they cooked the rice cake

in, and thus were able to fight for three months sustained by nutritious food.

 


 

Obama Chanpon 

It is a local cuisine in Obama Onsen resort, made of noodles, seafood, and vegetables.

The feature of the restaurant in Obama Onsen serving everything from any Japanese style including

Susi and Chanpon. Shrimp are found in abundance along the beaches near the Onsen, and a special

soup is made from them.

 

 

 

Indian restaurant, TAJ MAHAL

 

 

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.

 

Nita Pass

One of the best scenic spot in Unzen. At any time of the year the natural scenery of Nita Pass 

in Unzen is magnificent. Azaleas, green leaves, brilliant autumnal tints of maples and silver frost

represent each season of the year.

 

 

    Entrance to Nita pass

 

    Nita pass Observetory

 

 Rope way to Myoken

 mountain


 

Unzen Jigoku

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.

This is a striking reminder that Unzen Volcano is still very much alive.

 

 

Peculiar smell of sulfur

emitted from the springs,

 

Smoke rising from the ground

over a wide area

 

Observetory place


 

Option

 

Dolphines watching cruise

Approximately 300 wild Dolphins live in the sea between the Shimabara Peninsula and Amakusa.

The dolphin watching cruises have become increasingly popular for all ages, especially because

it is possible to see the dolphins so close that you could almost touch them.

 

 

 

Harajo Castle ruins

Site of Historic Battle field of Shimabara Rebellion, registered on UNESCO’s World Heritage Site

as Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region, to tell the Christian faith continued even during

the ban on Christianity. Located in Minami-Shimabara-city, 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.

 

 

Entrance to Harajo Castle

Ruins

 

Battle field of Shimabara

Rebellion

 

The Statue of Amakusa Shiro


 

The Japan’s longest foot bath in Obama

Called “Hot foot 105  The length of foot bath is 105m which is same number of the hot spring

source temperature of 105 degree Celsius.

 

 

“ Hot foot 105 ” is the Japan’s

longest foot bath, 105 meter 

 

Hot spring source temperature

of 105 degree Celsius

 

Obama Onsen Resort, located

at the mountain foot of  Unzen 

Local specialities, Souvenir shop

 

 

Stay

 

Unzen Onsen Resort

There are 17 Hotels and Japanese style inns around Unzen Jigoku.

From every hotel,  beautiful scenery which changes by season can be enjoyed.

 

 

 Bus Center in Unzen Onsen

 Resort

 

 Many hotels located around

 Unzen Jigoku

 

 

Each season brings a vivid

change to the appearance 

the face of Unzen


 
Day 4  YanagawaKitakyushu 
 
Itinerary

 

Leave Hotel in Unzen

Transfer to Yanagawa
Exploring  Yanagawa 

Canal boat cruise  →  Ohana Shotoen Garden  

Lunch at Yanagawa  : Unagi, eel cuisine  or Seafood of Ariake sea 
Trasfer to Kitakyushu 

Mount Sarakura : enjoy night vuewThree Major Night View of Japan

 

Stay at Kitakyushu : Western style Hotel, included breakfast

Dinner at Tanga Market  : the traditional local food stall 

 


 

Where to explore

 

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.

 

Canal boat cruise 

Yanagawa Canal boat cruise is to board a small boat called the Donkobune and slowly 

go down the river skillfully maneuvered by a boatman with bamboo pole.

 

 

 Enjoy Canal boat cruise

 at the beautiful Castle town 

 

 A leisurely cruise along the

streets & houses which still

retain remnants of castle town

 

Hearing the boatman’s

explanation of the history &

landscape of Yanagawa

 


 

Ohana and Shotoen Garden

Listed on National Scenic Landmark, was built in 1697 as the villa of the Fourth Lord Tachibana

Akitora. At that time the region was called Hanabatake (Field of flower), so the villa was named

Ohana or Flower.

 

 

Built as the villa of the Fourth

Lord Tachibana Akitora

 

A 3300 square meters

Japanese style garden

 

Western style building

built in 1910


 

Lunch

 

Unagi, eel cuisine 

Yanagawa is the birthplace of Steamed Eel that has more than 300 years history. There are many

restaurants which have their long history and each restaurants have been keeping the traditional

source and brand value.

Seafoof of Ariale sea, local delicacies 

Yanagawa is facing to Ariake Sea where many fresh and unique fishes are caught.

Japanese cuisine using local delicacies is also reccomended


 

Kitakyushu is the dynamic city where one million people are living and working, is creating

the beautiful Night view which you have never seen before.

The night view from the mount Sarakura is chosen the three major Night View in Japan.

The area of Night view is the largest in the World ; about 40km east to west and 10km south

to north and also the number of lighting to create the night view is the largest in the World. 

 
The most dynamic night view in the World
 

 

Dinner at Kokura

 

Ekikara sanjippo yokocho

The place is located on the ground floor of JR Kokura Station. There are 8 restaurants

where local cuisines can be enjoyed.

 

Tanga Yatai

At night time, food stalls called Yatai open in the square in front of Tanga Market.
Here you can try delicious oden (a stew made from various ingredients) and ramen.

Sushi restaurant

 
 

 
Day  5    Kitakyushu-city
 
Itinerary

 

Leave Hotel in Kitakyushu-city

Visit Kukura Castle

Lunch : Local cuisines

Exploring Moji

Mjiko RetroKonamon Pedstrian tunnel

Visit Higashida district

  UNESCO World HeritageFirst Head Office  → Higashida No.1 Blast Furnace

Transfer to Fukuoka-city

Stay at  Fukuoka-city, Western style Hotel, included breakfast

Dinner at Fukuoka-city, local speciality Cuisines

 

Option : the following sites can be arranged as options.

Manga Museum and Aru Aru City 

 


 
Where to explore
 

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 Caltle

Fukuoka–prefecture only in Japan is selected by CNN Travel as one of the top 19 places

to visit in 2019And the Photo of Kokura Castle is used for introducing Fukuoka-prefecture

Kokura Castle is one of the most famous land marks in Kitakyushu. The construction was

commenced in 1602 and spent 7 years to completed it.  

 

 

 Castle tower, land mark in

 Kitakyushu-city

 

 Moat around Castle tower

 

 Kokura Castle Garden, former

 site of lord’s guest house


 

Lunch, Local cuisines to be slected from the following

 

Kawara Sobe

Kawara soba is a local cuisine which Soba noodles and meat are cooked together

on a Kawara (stone roof tile) and dipped into a special sauce when eating it.

Yaki curry

Yaki curry latterly means baked curry and is local cuisine in Moji which is curry with rice

topped with cheese and/or egg heated in oven. The melted cheese and soft-boiled egg

combine with the spicy curry to enhance its flavor even more.

 

Nagahama Ramen, Tonpei

 

 

Eel Restaurant, Chikurintei

 

 

Mojiko Retro

Dr. Albert Einstein awarded Nobel Prize in Physic visited Moji in 1922, and he acclaimed that

everything could see were Arts. The exotic district of Mojiko Retro is visited by more than 2 

million tourists a year. Moji-ko Port flourished following its 889 designation as a Special National

Port for exporting coal and other products. 

 

 

 

 Mitsui Club, Dr. Albert Einstein

 stayed in 1922

 

 

Kaikyo Plaza, the shopping

and restaurant area

 

 

 Time back to 100 year ago,

 enjoy romantic atomosphere

 and beautiful harbor


 

Konamon Pedstrian tunnel

Only the place in the world !   You can cross the strait on foot.  The Kanmon Strait, separating Honshu

and Kyushu, is a very beautiful and busy waterway with as many as 700 small and  large ships a

day passing through it. the Kanmon Pedestrian Tunnel, which enables people to cross on foot, the

“ferries”, and the like.​

 


 

Higashida

Japan’s modern steel industry was started as Yawata steel Works at Higashida district in 1901. 

Since then, the Works greatly contributed to Japan’s industrial modernization until rapid  postwar

economic growth. The three sites in Higashida have been registered on UNESCO World Heritage  

as Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution.

 

UNESCO WorldHeritage

 

 

Site of Japan’s Meiji Industrial

Revolution, First Head Office of

the Steel Works 

Higashida No.1 Blast Furnace

 

 

Only the Blast  Furnace in the

world which preserved as it

was

Kitakyushu Innovation Gallery

 

 

Museum of Industrial

Technology, based on this

theme of “innovation”


 

Opotion

 

Manga Museum and Aru Aru City 

Manga Museum is located next to JR Kokura station. The museum is located on the 6th floor

of Aru Aru City, a multi-floored shopping mall devoted to products and services for anime, manga,

idol culture, and cosplay fans, a kind of Harajuku in miniature.

 

 

 Manga Museum and Aru Aru

 City next to JR Kokura station

 

 

 Best known Manga writer

 Reiji Matsumoto

 

  Aru Aru City, a multi-floored

  shopping mall


 

Day 6    Fukuoka-city
 
Itinerary

 

Leave Hotel

Exploring  Fukuoka-city

Lunch : local cuisine in Fukuoka-city

Stay in  Fukuoka-city , Western style Hotel, includedbreakfast

Dinner at Fukuoka-city, local speciality Cuisines

 

 
Where to explore
 

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.

 

Shopping

 

JR Hakata Station

 

 

The largest and busiest JR train

station in Kyushu

Canal City Hakata

 

 

The complex commercial facility, 

in the heart of Fukuoka-city

Tenjin

 

 

The biggest shopping district

in Kyushu 


 

Seaside Momochi

The water-front resort area, only a 15 minute drive from Tenjin in the centre of Fukuoka-city. 

The park is surrounded by Fukuoka Tower and high rise contemporary high rise buildings, 

all of which help make a modern urban landscape.  There are many tourist attractions here

 

Seaside Momochi area

 

Fukuoka Tower Seaside Park & Marizon 

 

The water-front resort area JR

Hakata Station and Tenjin

 

Japan’s highest coastal tower,

magnificent view from the top

 

 

A complex facility for wedding

hall, shops and restaurants


 

Historical places

 

Kushida Shrine

 

 

Hakata Gion Yamagasa 

Festival is held in the shrine 

Tochoji Temple

 

 

The oldest temple of the

hingon sect in Japan

Fukuoka Castle Ruins

 

 

Part of stone wall and canal, and

the Tamon tower are still left 


 

Hakata Ramen Yatai

Food stalls “Yatai”is one thing to enjoy in Fukuoka. Despite a decline in recent year,

there are said to be more than 160. The food stalls have all kind of food, but you have

to try Hakata ramen, usually made with white soup from pork bone and thin noodles.

 

 

Ramen Stadium

Ramen Stadium isn’t really a stadium as the name suggests, but a food court on the fifth floor

of Canal City’s Cinema Building. It carries not one, but eight famous ramen stalls that serves

different ramen styles from across Japan. Ramen Stadium has eight ramen stalls with ramen

from Hakata, Kurume, and as far as Tokyo, Kyoto, and Sapporo.

Mizutaki

It is a local cuisine in Fukuoka.  izutaki (boil in water) describes, this is a hot pot dish made

with chopped chickens, negi, and a variety of vegetables put in a pot of water and boiled,

then dipped in ponzu sauce.

 

 

Local restaurants

There are many restaurants for lunch and dinner where you can enjoy authentic Japanese cuisines and

local specialties.