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Kyushu Travel Guide

Okubungo travel guide

 

Nature-blessed region at Ono River basin,

 the northern part is surrounded by Aso & Kuju Mountains

 

Okubungo consists of Takada, Kuju, Kusu,Kokonoe, Bungo-ono and Ogata,

 


 

 Takeda and Kuju 

 

Oka Castle Ruin 

Great Castle wall construction, a magnificent view from the top

The Castle originally constructed in 1185, and had been enlarged multiple times and eventually

covered a widespread area on the steep hills overlooking a river and all the surrounding countryside

up to the Kuju mountain range clearly visible in the distance.

 


 

Nagayu Onsen resort

The hot spring is known as one of the world’s top carbonate spring.

 

     

 

Kuju

A plateau resort area and is a part of Aso Kuju National Park.

The plateau of 600 to 1000 metre altitude, spreading at southern part of Kuju and Taisen

mountains foot, and is located in between Aso and Takeda.

 


 

 Kusu including Kokonoe 

 

Kokonoe Yume Otsurihasi

The longest pedestrian suspension bridge in Japan and the 2nd leongest in the World

Splendid and beautiful view from the thrilling sunpension bridge over the Naruko river valley.

 


 

Sujiyu Onsen Resort

A tranquil Onsen Resort at Waita mountain foot of 1,000 metre altitude.

It is said that the Onsen was founded more than 1,000 years ago, and now there

are 30 Japanese style accommodations called Ryokan in there.

 


 

Handa kogen Plateau

The best driving area where the beautiful scenery of Aso Kuju National Park can be enjoyed

The Handa kogen Plateau is located in the southern part of Kokonoe-cho, Kusu-gun.

Altitude is 800 to 1,200 m. By the opening of the Yamanami Highway in 1964, the area became

a nice sightseeing spot connected to Beppu Onsen and Yufuin in the north and Aso in the south.

 


 

 Bungo-ono and Ogata 

 

Harajiri Waterfall

In the Ogata River, running through the center of the Ogata plain in Oita Prefecture

 

 

 

Ogata-machi


 

Okubungo Ogata-so

Densyokan Building Kinu-san Clay doll Kinu-san Clay doll

 

Kiyokawa

Michino-eki, local shopping center Chindano-taki Water Fall Chindano-taki Water Fall

 

 Featured tours related Okubungo 

 

・ 8 days Northern & Central Kyushu tour

・ 7 days Central Kyushu tour

・ 6 days North-Eest Kyushu tour

 


 

               Location of Okubungo

 


 

 

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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, Fax :  +81-93-521-8898

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

 


 

7 days Central Kyushu tour

 

 Where to Explore  

 

Fukuoka   → Amakusa  →  Kumamoto →  Aso  →   Takachiho  →  Kuju 

KokonoeYufuin → Asakura AkizukiUkiha →  Fukuoka



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 Itinerary  

 

 Day 1   Amakusa

 

Amakusa

An archipelago located west side of Kumamoto, beautiful landscape, seafood and 

local delicacies and marine activities can be enjoyed.

Amakusa are connected to Shimabara by the Ferry and to Kumamoto by the bridges.

 

 Amakusa

9 inhabited islands & numerous 

islands floating on a tranquil sea

Amakusa Gokyu / Pearl line

Main islands are connected with

Amakusa Five bridge, Pearl line

World Heritage SIte

Hidden Cristian site of Oe

Cathesral and Sakitsu Village

Tomioka Castle Ruins

The Castle in Amakusa Island

built in 1605

Amakusa Cruise

One of the most exciting

exprience in Amakusa

Amakusa Onsen

There are two Onsen,

Matsushima and Shimoda


 

Schedule

Depart Fukuokacity
Travel to Amakusa
Explore Amakusa island

Stay Amakusa Onsen

 


 

 Day 2    Kumamoto

 

From the early 17th century to the end of the 19th century, Kumamoto was prosperous as a castle town.

The Shira-kawa River and its branches run through the downtown area around Kumamoto Castle.

Therefore, the city is called “City of Woods and Fresh Water.” 

 

Kumamoto

The third most populous city in

Kyushu, called city of the forest

Kumamoto Castle

 One of Japan’s three great

 Castle, built in 1600

After the Earthquake

 Under restoration work, can be 

 visited from the outside

Suizenji-koen Park 

Imitated the beautiful scenery 

 of Japan

Shimo-tori Shopping Street 

The largest shopping district in Kumamoto-prefecture

Kumamoto City Tram

Main destinations are connected from JR Kumamoto Station


 

Schedule

Leave Hotel in Amakusa

Travel to Kumamoto
Explore Kumamoto 

   Kumamoto Castle  and  Suizenji-koen park

Stay in Kumamoto

 


 

 Day 3  Aso 

 

Aso, the world’s largest caldera and the active volcano give a lot of excitements and numerous

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

and local cuisines.

 

Aso

Enjoy numerous unforgettable

experiences in the rural area

Daikanbo

The perfect spot view of Aso

region, Caldera & Mount Aso 

Kusaseri-ga-hama

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

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

Aso Shrine

One of the oldest and most

prominent shrines in Japan

Kurokawa Onsen

The best places to enjoy the

atmosphere of real Japan

Nabegataki Waterfalls

Very unique waterfalls, can be

climbed behind the falls


 

Schedule

Leave Hotel in Kumamoto

Transfer to Aso

Explore Aso 

  Daikanbo,  Kusasenri-ga-hamaMount AsoAso shrine 
Stay at Kurokawa Onsen, Japanese style accommodation, Ryokan 
Local cuisine can be enjoyed at Ryokan’s dinner

 


 

 Day 4    Takachiho 

 

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

Aso and is steeped in Japanese mythology.

 

Takachiho Gorge

The narrow chasm cut through the rock by the Gokase RiverThe nearly sheer cliffs lining the gorge

are made of slow forming volcanic basalt columns which resemble the scales of a dragon where the

stone twisted and flowed as it formed.

 

Takachiho Shrine

 Located just west of the town center, is nestled in a grove of tall cedars. During the day the shrine’s 

nondescript, unpainted buildings blend in naturally with the surrounding trees. The light that filters through,

brings with it an air of calm, peaceful reverence.

 

Amano Iwato Shrine

Legends of Japanese mythology. In the story, Amaterasu, the Shito sun goddess, became so outraged

by her brother’s cruel pranks that she hid herself in a cave, refusing to come out and depriving the

world of her life-giving light. 

 


 

Schedule

 

Depart  Kurokawa Onsen

Travel to Takachiho
Exploring Takachiho

  Takachiho Gorge,   Takachiho Shrine,   Amano Iwato Shrine 

back to Kurokawa Onsen

Stay at Kurokawa Onsen

 


 

 Day 5    Okubungo & Yufuin

 

Nature-blessed region at Ono River basin and the northern part is surrounded by Aso & Kuju Mountains

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

Bungo-ono, Kusu and Kokonoe.

 

Okubungo region

The region is on the way to Yufuin and Beppu from Aso, the travelling route can be proposed

as per your preference.

The area is a nature-blessed region at Ono River basin, and the northern part is surrounded by

Aso & Kuju Mountains

 

Kuju kogen Plateau

A magnificent and beautiful

scenery of Kuju plateau

 Handa kogen Plateau

 Yamanami Highway, best

driving route enjoy Nature     

Kokonoe Yume Otsurihashi

Japan’s longest pedestrian

suspension bridge, world’s 2nd 

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. 

 

Mount Yufu

 Gentle mount Yufu can be seen

 graceful Onsen Resort

Yufuin Station Street

 In front of JR Yufuin Station
 a elegant street appear

Yunotsubo Avenue

 70 shops, gift shops, galleries

curiosity items shops, cafes   

Shitan-yu

The old public outdoor mixed

bath with a thatched

Kinrinko lake

The landmark in Yufuin, hot

water gushes from the bottom 

Yufuin Floral Village

Reproduced the townscape of

the Cotswold region in England


 

Schedule

Leave Hotel in Kurokawa Onsen

Explore Okubungo

   Kokonoe yume OtsurihasiHanda Kogen Plateau 

Exploring Yufuin

  Yunotsubo Avenue ,  Kinrinko lake , Yufuin Floral Village
Stay at Yufuin Onsen Resort

 


 

 Day 6   Chikugo region

 

The Kyuhsu’s largest Chikugo River which flows from Mount Aso through the Chikugo region
to Ariake Sea. The Kyushu’s largest Chikugo plain spreading in the Chikugo River basin,
where people live from ancient time and the various cultures have been created.
There are a lot of features here such as rural land scape, fruit fields, ancient ruins,
shrines, temples, castle town, Sake brewery, Onsen (hot spring), scrumptious local cosines, 
Japanese cultural experiences.
 

Akizuki

A former Castle town located in

northern part of Asakura-city

Asakura Triple Water Wheel

The only area in Japan to use

water wheels for irrigation

Toho VIllage

A small village located north

side of Asakura-city

Harazuru Onsen Resort

A tranquil Onsen located on

the banks of Chikugo River

Ukiha Inari Shrine

Breath taking beautiful scenery harmonizes with the Shrine

Shirakabe Avenue

Time-honored scenery, back to

100 years ago


 

Schedule

Leave Hotel in  Yufuin Onsen Resort

Exploring Ukiha

   Ukiha Inari Shrine,   Shirakabe Avenue

Lunch at Shirakabe

Exploring Asakura

    Asakura Triple Water Wheel ,  Akizuki

Transfer to Fukuoka-city

Stay at Fukuoka-city

 


 

 Day 7   Fukuoka-city

 

Fukuoka-city has a long history as commercial town and castle town, and prospered as important

district to Asian Continent for many years.   Now, Fukuoka-city is the International bub of Kyushu,

the nation’s fourth largest economic zone. 

In other words, Fukuoka-city is the heart of Kyushu against various things,

such as food culture, shopping, entertainment, economy and international business.

 

JR Hakata Station

The largest and busiest JR train

station in Kyushu

Seaside Momochi

The water-front resort area JR

Hakata Station and Tenjin

Tenjin

The biggest shopping district

in Kyushu 

Fukuoka City tour bus

Fukuoka Open top bus tour,

three courses for journey

Fukuoka Tower

Japan’s highest coastal tower,

magnificent view from the top

Tochoji Temple

The oldest temple of the

Shingon sect in Japan

 Kushida Shrine

Hakata Gion Yamagasa Festival

is held in the shrine 

Kawabata Shopping street

400 m down town street,

100 shops and restaurants

Nakasu

One of the largest entertainment

district in western Japan


 

 Featured Kyushu Round tours  

 

・ 11 days Kyushu tour

・ 8 days Northern & Central Kyushu tour

・ 8 days Southern Kyushu tour

・ 6 days North-West Kyushu tour

・ 7 days Central Kyushu tour

・ 6 days North-Eest Kyushu tour

 


 

 

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

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

 Enquiry Form 

 

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

Tel :  +81-93-521-8897 , Fax :  +81-93-521-8898

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

 


 

11 days Kyushu Tour

 

The destination Kyushu like a Treasure Chest of Japan

 

Discover many things what you never seen and never experienced before such as the unappalled

natural beauty, historical building with unique architectural hot spring, local cuisines, state-of-the-art

technologies.

 


 

 Where to Explore 

 

Fukuoka  →  Nagasaki  → Shimabara   → Unzen  →  Kumamoto  → Amakusa 

Ibusuki    → Chiran  →  Kagoshima & Sakurajima Island   → Kirishima  

Nichinan & Miyazaki  →  Hyuga   → Takachiho   →  Aso  → Okubungo region

Yufuin   →  Beppu   → Kitakyushu  → Fukuoka

 


 

 Travelling route 

 

Tour condition

Start & end of the tour is Fukuoka-city

 

English speaking guide 

Local experienced and knowledgeable

guide escorts the tour

 

Chartered vehicle is utilized

Jumbo taxi or bus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Itinerary  

 

 Day 1     Nagasaki

 

One of Must visit destination in Kyushu.  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.

Historical features  The following had exprienced in Nagasaki

 Natioanl isolation in Japan, Hidden Christian, Japan’s Industry modernization and Atomic bomb

 

Nagaaki Wharf

 Elegant international & domestic

 tourist harbour

Mount Inasa

 Breathtaking panoramic view

 of Nagasaki-city

Mount Inasa

 One of the World’s three

 beautiful night view

Glover Garden

 UNESCO World Heritage, the

 largest number of visitor here 

Peace Park

 Let’s make World Peace and

 everyone’s happiness

Path in Minamiyamate

 Various gift shops, 

 restaurants, Café lined the street

Oura Cathedral

 The most significant Church, 

  Mother Teresa and Pope visited

Dejima

 

 Only the trading port in Japan

 during Natinal isolation              

China Town

 One of the three big China

 town in Japan 


 

Schedule

Arrive at the Fukuoka airport

Transfer to Nagasaki-city

Peace Park → Ground Zero → Atomic Bomb Museum

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

Mount Inasa

Stay at  Nagasaki-city  

 


 

 Day 2    Shinabara & Unzen

 

Shimabara

Located in the Shimabara peninsula, the region spread in the foot of gentle mountain

and facing to calm sea. Shimabara is consist of two cities, Shimabara-city and

Minami-Shmabara-city.

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

Hidden Christian history as well as Local Gourmets. 

 

Shimabara

  Nature, Onsen, Castle town,

 Christianity history, Gourmets.

 Shimabara Castle

 Symbol of Shimabar, almost 

 rectangular flatland castle

Samurai Houses

 Even now, atmosphere in 18th 

 century is still remained    


 

Unzen 

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

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

as Onsen Resort for both tourist Japanese and foreigner.

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

 

 Unzen

Highland Onsen Resort, different

colour create seasonal beauty

 Nita pass

Magnificent scenery of mountain foot area & Ariake bay              

 Unzen jigoku White smoke rising from the   ground over a wide area


 

Schedule

transfer to Shimabara

Shimabara Castle → Samurai Street

Lunch at  Shimabara,  local cuisine Guzoni

transfer to Unzen

Nita Pass → Unzen jigoku

Stay at Unzen Onsen Resort

 


 

 Day 3   Amakusa & Kumamoto

 

Amakusa

An archipelago located west side of Kumamoto, beautiful landscape, seafood and 

local delicacies and marine activities can be enjoyed.

Amakusa are connected to Shimabara by the Ferry and to Kumamoto by the bridges.

 

 Amakusa

9 inhabited islands & numerous 

islands floating on a tranquil sea

Amakusa Gokyu / Pearl line

Main islands are connected with

Amakusa Five bridge, Pearl line

World Heritage SIte

Hidden Cristian site of Oe

Cathesral and Sakitsu Village

Tomioka Castle Ruins

The Castle in Amakusa Island

built in 1605

Amakusa Cruise

One of the most exciting

exprience in Amakusa

Amakusa Onsen

There are two Onsen,

Matsushima and Shimoda


 

Kumamoto

Situated roughly in the center of Kumamoto Prefecture, is the government and

economic center of the prefecture.

From the early 17th century to the end of the 19th century, Kumamoto was prosperous

as a castle town.

 

 Kumamoto

The third most populous city in Kyushu, called city of the forest

Kumamoto Castle

 One of Japan’s three great

 Castle, built in 1600

After the Earthquake

 Under restoration work, can be 

 visited from the outside

Suizenji-koen Park  Imitated the beautiful scenery 

 of Japan

Shimo-tori Shopping Street

The largest shopping district in Kumamoto-prefecture

Kumamoto City Tram

Main destinations are connected from JR Kumamoto Station


 

Schedule

transfer from Kuchinotsu port in Minami-Shimabara to Oniike port in Amakusa by a ferry boat

Exploring Amakusa

transfer to Kumamoto

Exploring Kumamoto ; Kumamoto Castle and Suizenji-koen Park

Stay at   Kumamoto

 

 

 Day 4   Ibusuki & Satsuma Peninsula

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

To the west lies the East China Sea, while to the east it faces the Osumi Peninsula across

Kagoshima Bay. Near the southern tip of the peninsula is the 924-metre Mount Kaimon

and the Ibusuki Hot Spring representing Kyushu.  

 

Ibusuki Onsen

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

or Japanese bathrobe

 

  Sand bath hall, changing room

  shower facilities

  Steam Sand bath facing to

  Kinko Bay

    Enjoy taking Steam Sand

   bath

 Ikeda-ko Lake

 The legendary monster “Isshi” 

purported to live in the lake

Somen Noodel Nagashi

 Serving cold Somen noodle,

 swim in the revloving container

Meiji-gura Shochu Brewery

  Enjoy tasting Shochu at the

  time-honored Brewery

 Ryugu Shrine

 A power spot of matchmaking

 and good fortune in love.

Nagasaki-bana Cape

 the southernmost point of  Satsuma peninsula

Nishi-Oyama JR Station

 The southernmost railway

 station in Japan


 
Schedule

Transfer to kagoshima prefecture

Ikedako Lake → Somen Noddle Nagashi

Meijigura Shochu Brewery

Nishi-oyana JR Station, the southern most JR Station in Japan

Ryugu Shrine   → Nagasakibana Cape

Stay at Ibusuki Onsen Resort, enjoy the sand bath

 


 

 Day 5   Chiran & Kagoshima

 

Chiran

Samurai Residence were built about 250 years ago. Their gardens are beautiful

desighned, with Mt. Hahaga-dake as the background.

Chiran Peace Museum for the Kamikaze Pilots exhibits precious materials such as pictures,

letters, wills, articles and memontos of the 1,036 Kamikaze pilots based in Chiran

The beautul gardens at residence shows the history.

 

Samurai Residence

Time back to 200 years ago,

800m long street and residences

Samurai Residence

The beautul gardens at

residence shows the history

Chiran Peace Museum

The museum is located at

former Chiran zero-sen airbase


 

Kagoshima & Sakurajima Island

Kagoshima-city is the southernmost major city in Kyushu which can see Sakura-jima Island

which raises the smoke across the Kagoshima Bay. 

Kagoshima prospered in the Edo period as a castle town.

 

Sengan-en Garden

 The time-honored Japanese

 garden made by Shimazu lord

Shimazu family residence

  Renown Shimazu feudal lord’s

  house in Sengan-en      

Shoko Shuseikan

  World Heritage, Meiji Japan’s

  Industrial Revolution        

 Sakurajima

 Still active volcano, the

 dynamic rising white smoke       

Yunohira Observatory

 The highest observatory, 360

 degree panoramic view     

Arimura Lava Observatory

 The Oservatory fomed by

  lava with 1km path               


 

Schedule

Transfer to Chiran

Exploring  Chiran   

Kagoshima, Sengan-en Garden and Shoko Shuseikan

Exloring Sakurajima Island

Stay at Kirishima

 


 

 Day 6   Kirishima & Nishinan & Miyazaki

 

Kirishima

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

district of Kirishima Yaku National Park. 

 

Kirishima Shrine

Constructed in 1715, at the

Kirishima mountain foot           

Shrine main building

 One of the most beautiful

 Shrine in Kyushu

Kirishima Onsen

 

 High land Onsen Resort at

 the mountain foot of Kirishima


 

Nishinan & Miyazaki

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

like Aoshima and Toi-misaki Cape.

 

Toi Cape

Wlild horses are living on the

gentle hills at Cape                 

Udo Shrine

 Exciting Shine,  located the cave

of the cliff side,the Pacific Ocean

Obi Castle Ruins

 

 The dynamic Castle, moss-covered 

 stone walls          

Sun Messe Nichinan

 Japan’s own replica of Moai

 Statues    

Horikiri Pass

60m altitude pass, look down

at view of the Pacific Ocean   

Miyazaki Shrine

 

The oldest and most important

shrine in the Miyazaki-city          


 

Schedule

Leave Hotel in Kirishima Onsen Resort 
  Krishima jingu Shrine   

Exploring Nichinan and Miyazakii

  Toi Cape

  Udo Shrine

  Obi Castle Ruins

  Nichinan Coast ; Horikiri Pass

  Miyazaki Shrine

Stay at Miyazaki, Western style Hotel, breakfast included

 


 

 Day 7     Hyuga & Takachiho

 

Hyuga

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

its many exposed rocks is designated as the Nippo-Kaigan Quasi-National Park.  Umagase at

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

 

Cruz Sea

 Your Wishes come true

 Cross shaped rock her

Umagase

 Intricate waterways sandwiched

 between cliffs with 70 m high

Mimitsu

Port town, the atmosphere of

the 19th century is still remained


 

Takachiho

Located in the center of the Kyushu mountain area where about 40km away from

Aso and is steeped in Japanese mythology.

It is the supposed site of legend where Amaterasu, the Shrine Sun Goddess, disturbed by her

brother’s cruel pranks, hid herself in a cave, prompting the other gods and goddesses to try and

lure her out.

 

Takachiho Gorge

The narrow chasm cut through the rock by the Gokase RiverThe nearly sheer cliffs lining the gorge

are made of slow forming volcanic basalt columns which resemble the scales of a dragon where the

stone twisted and flowed as it formed.

 

Takachiho Shrine

 located just west of the town center, is nestled in a grove of tall cedars. During the day the shrine’s 

nondescript, unpainted buildings blend in naturally with the surrounding trees. The light that filters through,

brings with it an air of calm, peaceful reverence.

 

Amano Iwato Shrine

Legends of Japanese mythology. In the story, Amaterasu, the Shito sun goddess, became so outraged

by her brother’s cruel pranks that she hid herself in a cave, refusing to come out and depriving the

world of her life-giving light. 

 


 

Schedule

Transfer to Hyuga

Exploring Hyuga  ; Cruz Sea, Umagase and Mimitsu

transfer to Takachiho

Exploring  Takachiho  ; Takachiho Gorge, Takachiho Shrine and Amano Iwato Shrine

Stay at Takachiho  

 


 

 Day 8     Aso  

 

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

And numerous unforgettable experiences in the rural area can be mede including Onsen,

variety of sports and local cuisines.

 

Aso

Enjoy numerous unforgettable

experiences in the rural area

Daikanbo

The perfect spot view of Aso

region, Caldera & Mount Aso 

Kusaseri-ga-hama

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

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

Aso Shrine

One of the oldest and most

prominent shrines in Japan

Kurokawa Onsen

The best places to enjoy the atmosphere of real Japan

Nabegataki Waterfalls

Very unique waterfalls, can be

climbed behind the falls


 
Schedule

Transfer to Aso

Exploring Aso

  Kusaenri-ga-hama

  Mount Aso

  Daikanbo

Stay at Aso, Kurokawa Onsen

 


 

 Day 9   Yufuin & Beppu  via Okubungo region

 

Okubungo region

The region is on the way to Yufuin and Beppu from Aso, the travelling route can be proposed

as per your preference. The area is a nature-blessed region at Ono River basin, and the northern

part is surrounded by Aso & Kuju Mountains.

 

Kuju kogen Plateau

A magnificent and beautiful

scenery of Kuju plateau

 Handa kogen Plateau

 Yamanami Highway, best

driving route enjoy Nature     

Kokonoe Yume Otsurihashi

Japan’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge, world’s 2nd 


 

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. 

 

Mount Yufu

 Gentle mount Yufu can be seen

 graceful Onsen Resort

Yufuin Station Street

 In front of JR Yufuin Station
 a elegant street appear

Yunotsubo Avenue

 70 shops, gift shops, galleries

curiosity item shops, cafes   

Shitan-yu

The old public outdoor mixed

bath with a thatched

Kinrinko lake

The landmark in Yufuin, hot

water gushes from the bottom 

Yufuin Floral Village

Reproduced the townscape of

the Cotswold region in England


 

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

Japan’s largest hot water yield

Onsen facing to Bappu bay

 Myoban Onsen

The highest place Onsen district,

many old style public bathes

 Kannawa Onsen

 One of the most popular Onsen

 district in Beppu

 Hell tour

collection of hot spring,the water

bubbles forth from underground

Foot bath

Bathing can be enjoy without ex

take all clothing off

Mount Takasaki

 About 1700 wild Japanese

monkey are living


 

Schedule

Transfer to Yufuin exploring Okubungo

Exloring Yufuin

Transfer to Beppu

Beppu Hell tour → enjoy Foot bath

Stay at  Beppu

 


 

 Day 10    Kitakyushu

 
Three Major Night View in Japan from Mount Sarakura is to be experienced.
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 Kitakyushu 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 Castle

Kitakyushu’s land mark, walking distance of Kokura Stations

Uomachi Shopping arcade

Down town shopping street,

various shops, restaurants, bars

 Hiraodai Karst Plateau

one of the three largest karst

plateau in Japan 

 Mojiko Retro

The exotic district, former trading port coal and other products

 Kanmon Pedstrian tunnel

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

Kawachi Wisteria Garden         

Selected as a beautiful place

of the real world 10

 UNESCO World Heritage

Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution

 Higashida district

The birth place of Steel making Industry in Japan 

Mount Sarakura

The Three Major night view

in Japan


 

Schedule

Transfer to Kitakyushu

Kukura Castle → lunch at Kokura

Mjiko Retro and Konamon Pedstrian tunnel

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

Stay at  Kitakyushu

 


 
 Day 11    Fukuoka

 

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 bub of Kyushu,

the nation’s fourth largest economic zone. 

In other words, Fukuoka-city is the heart of Kyushu against various things,

such as food culture, shopping, entertainment, economy and international business.

 

JR Hakata Station

The largest and busiest JR train

station in Kyushu

Sea Side Momochi

The water-front resort area JR

Hakata Station and Tenjin

Tenjin

The biggest shopping district

in Kyushu 

Fukuoka City tour bus

Fukuoka Open top bus tour,

three courses for journey

Fukuoka Tower

Japan’s highest coastal tower,

magnificent view from the top

Tochoji Temple

The oldest temple of the

Shingon sect in Japan

 Kushida Shrine

Hakata Gion Yamagasa Festival

is held in the shrine 

Kawabata Shopping Arcade

400 m down town street,

100 shops and restaurants

Nakasu

One of the largest entertainment

district in western Japan


 
Schedule

Transfer to Fukuoka-city

Exploring  Fukuoka-city

Stay in   Fukuoka-city

 

 

 Featured Kyushu Round tours  

 

・ 11 days Kyushu tour

・ 8 days Northern & Central Kyushu tour

・ 8 days Southern Kyushu tour

・ 6 days North-West Kyushu tour

・ 7 days Central Kyushu tour

・ 6 days North-Eest Kyushu tour

 


 
 

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Oita-prefcture travel guide

 

Oita-prefecture is on the north-eastern section of Kyushu

It is bordered by Miyazaki-prefecture to the south, and Fukuoka-prefecture and

Kumamoto-prefecture to the west.

 

The prefecture is a representative Onsen Resort area in Japan, total boasting

hot spring sources and hot spring flowing volume are both Japan’s largest.

Most recommended Onsen Resorts are Beppu and Yufuin.

 


 

 Where to Explore

 

Beppu

Onsen Resort where the largest hot spring yield in Japan

The popular hot spring town nestle at the foot of volcanosMt. Yufu and Mt. Tsurumi.

Boasting more than 2,800 hot spring sources and flowing rate of nearly 137,000 kiloliters per
day, Beppu is considered a paradise of hot springs famous for high therapeutic effects.
 

 

Yufuin

A beautiful and tranquil Onsen Resort

Yufuin is located about 15 km west of Beppu and is spreading in the Yufu basin

at the mountain foot of Yufu.

Onsen Resort life can be enjoyed at the beautiful and tranquil place harmonized with

nature in the basin of mountain hill area.

 


 

Okubungo

Nature-blessed region at Ono River basin, the northern part is surrounded by

Aso & Kuju Mountains.

Okubungo consists of Takada, Kuju, Kusu,Kokonoe, Bungo-ono and Ogata.

 

 


 

Usa and Ajimu

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

Since ancient time the Kunisaki peninsula has been home of Kyushu’s prominent Usa Shrine,

influencing the surrounding hills and valleys with Buddhist culture. Although this is a Shinto shrine,

it has long been holy ground to both Shinto and Buddhist activities, and the Kunisaki Mountains 

and valleys were often chosen by monks as practice ground for meditation.

 

  


 

Kunisaki peninsula

Rural area centered on mount Futago, pilgrimage, trekking, onsen, local cuisines can

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

Usa shrine rising in the region.

 


 

Nakatsu & Yabakei

A small city on the north coast of Oita-prefecture, just east of its border with Fukuoka-prefecture.

During the Edo Period of Japanese history, Nakatsu was a mid-sized domain, and the

town itself has recently expanded to include outlying towns and districts and now comprises

almost 500 square kilometers with a population of almost 85,000.

 


 

 Featured tours

 

・ Yufuin & Beppu Onsen 2 days tour

 Usa & Kunisaki one-day tour 

 


 

 

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Bungo-ono and Ogata travel guide

 

Okubungo is a Nature-blessed region at Ono River basin,

 the northern part is surrounded by Aso & Kuju Mountains.

Bungo-ono and Ogawa are located in the southern part of Okubungo.

 


 

 Bungo-ono and Ogata 

 

Harajiri Waterfall

In the Ogata River, running through the center of the Ogata plain in Oita Prefecture

 

 

Ogata-machi


 

Okubungo Ogata-so

Densyokan Building Kinu-san Clay doll Kinu-san Clay doll

 

Kiyokawa

Michino-eki, local shopping center Chindano-taki Water Fall Chindano-taki Water Fall

 

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Kusu and Kokonoe

 

Okubungo is a Nature-blessed region at Ono River basin,

 the northern part is surrounded by Aso & Kuju Mountains

Kusu and Kokonoe are located in the south-west side of Okubungo.

 


usu including Kokonoe 

Kokonoe Yume Otsurihasi

The longest pedestrian suspension bridge in Japan and the 2nd leongest in the World

Splendid and beautiful view from the thrilling sunpension bridge over the Naruko river valley.


 

Sujiyu Onsen Resort

A tranquil Onsen Resort at Waita mountain foot of 1,000 metre altitude.

It is said that the Onsen was founded more than 1,000 years ago, and now there

are 30 Japanese style accommodations called Ryokan in there.

 


 

Handa kogen Plateau

The best driving area where the beautiful scenery of Aso Kuju National Park can be enjoyed

The Handa kogen Plateau is located in the southern part of Kokonoe-cho, Kusu-gun.

Altitude is 800 to 1,200 m. By the opening of the Yamanami Highway in 1964, the area became

a nice sightseeing spot connected to Beppu Onsen and Yufuin in the north and Aso in the south.

 


 

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Takeda and Kuju travel guide

Okubungo is a Nature-blessed region at Ono River basin,

 the northern part is surrounded by Aso & Kuju Mountains

Takada and Kuju are located in the south-west side of Okubungo.

 


 

Takeda and Kuju 

 

Oka Castle Ruin 

Great Castle wall construction, a magnificent view from the top

The Castle originally constructed in 1185, and had been enlarged multiple times and eventually

covered a widespread area on the steep hills overlooking a river and all the surrounding countryside

up to the Kuju mountain range clearly visible in the distance.


 

Nagayu Onsen resort

The hot spring is known as one of the world’s top carbonate spring.

     

 

Kuju

A plateau resort area and is a part of Aso Kuju National Park.

The plateau of 600 to 1000 metre altitude, spreading at southern part of Kuju and Taisen

mountains foot, and is located in between Aso and Takeda.


 

 

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Harajiri Waterfalls

 

It is called Niagara Falls of Japan.

 

The Ogata River, running through the center of the Ogata plain in Oita Prefecture, flows furiously

down a cliff and creates Harajiri Falls.

 

The falls, 120 meters wide and 20 meters tall, are selected as one of the best 100 falls in Japan.

Lava flows produced by the great eruption of Mt. Aso accumulated and created Harajiri Falls.

 

 

 

 Upstream of Waterfall Upstream of Waterfall  Downstream of Waterfall 

 

Cherry blossom Suspension bridge Suspension bridge


 

Wheat field for Beer Ogata-machi Ogata-machi


 

Ogata-machi Grass Cherry Michino-eki, Souvenir shop

 

 


 

 General information  

 

Address Harajiri, Ogata-machi, Bungo-ono-city, Oita-prefecture
Access

2 hours and 50 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

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

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

50 minutes by a vehicle from Aso

80 minutes by a vehicle from Yufuin

70 minutes by a vehicle from Beppu


 

 

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Oka Castle Ruins

 

Great Castle wall construction, a magnificent view from the top

 

Oka Castle originally constructed in 1185, and had been enlarged multiple times and eventually

covered a widespread area on the steep hills overlooking a river and all the surrounding countryside

up to the Kuju mountain range clearly visible in the distance.

 

End in 1871 when the new Meiji government ordered the castle to be destroyed, striving for the

modernization of Japan.

 


 

The best season to visit here is in the spring and can enjoy beautiful cherry blossoms.
With many historical sites including Samurai residences of the olden day, Takeda.

 

 


 

 General information  

 

Address 2761 Oaza Takeda, Takeda-city, Oita-prefecture
Access

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

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

2 hours and 50 minutes by a vehicle from Kimamoto-city

50 minutes by a vehicle from Aso

70 minutes by a vehicle from Yufuin

70 minutes by a vehicle from Beppu

Open hours 9:00 to 17:00
Admission fee

JPY 300

Days closed No closing days

 

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Kokonoe Yume Otsurihashi

 

The longest pedestrian suspension bridge in Japan

and the 2nd leongest in the World

 

Splendid and beautiful view from the thrilling sunpension bridge over the Naruko river valley.

The bridge is located in Kokonoe near Yufuin.

 

390 metre long, 173 metre height from the Nariko River valley

 

     Naruko River Valley south

      Naruko River Valley north

               Shindo Watefall

          Kuju mountain range

           Seasonal wild flowers

         Seasonal wild flower


 

 General information  

 

Address 1208 Oaza-tano, Kokonoe-machi, Kusu-gun, Oita-prefecture
Access

  15 minutes by a vehicle from Handa kogen Plateau

  40 minutes by a vehicle from Yufuin

  60 minutes by a vehicle from Beppu

  60 minutes by a vehicle from Aso

130 minutes by a vehicle from Kumamoto-city

120 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

130 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city

Open hours

8:30 to 17:00  January to June, November to December

8:30 to 18:00  July to October

Admission fee JPY 500
Days closed No closing days

 

 

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