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Ibusuki travel guide

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Ibusuki and surrounded araa Satsuma peninsula extends about 50 kilometers south from

Kagoshima-citymaking up the southwestern section of Kagoshima-prefecture. The peninsula offers

a mixture of hot springs, subtropical natural attractions and cultural sites.

Ibusuki is an onsen resort that is famous for its sand baths, where bathers are buried in naturally

heated sand.

 


 

Ibusuki Onsen resort

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

bathrobe get buried in the sand up to their neck.  The sand heated by steam containing marine minerals 

is scientifically proven to have therapeutic effects on neuralgia, rheumatism, back pain and other ailments.

 

 

      Sand Bath Hall SARAKU

         Sand Bath, Kinko bay

 

                Sand Bath


 

Ikeda-ko lake

A circumference of 15 km and a maximum depth of 233 meter, where was created by

volcanic activity long ago. Large eel with a length of 2 meter and circumference of 50 cm

inhabit the lake. It was also known as the lake of a legendary monster called ” Issy” 

purported to live in the lake. 

 

         Monster called Issy

           Flower garden

           Mount Kaimon


 

Nishi-Oyama Station

The Station is the southernmost railway station in Japan operated by JR, boasts a breathtaking view of

Kaimon-dake volcano to the front.

 


 

Ryugu Shrine

It is the Urashima Taro legendary shrine peninsula and this shrine is becoming popular as a power spot

of matchmaking and good fortune in love.

 


 

Nagasaki-bana Cape

The cape is the southernmost point of Satsuma peninsula, where a white lighthouse stands.

You can enjoy the view of the magnificent Mount Kaimondake and rocks with the sea spray

wearing them. The Cape is said to be the birthplace of the legend of Ryugu.

 

     

 

Meiji-gura

Enjoy tasting Shochu at the most famous Shochu brewery in Kagoshima Meiji-gura is

Satsuma Shuzo’s Shochu brewery and museum.

 


 

Makurazaki Osakana Center

 

 

Somen noodle nagashi

The unique Somen noodle nagashi in Tosenkyo revine in Kaimon open throughout the 

year serving cold Somen noodle that swim in the revloving container.

 


 

 Location of Ibusuki

 

  

 


 

General information 

Address

City hall ; 2424 Juchu Ibusuki-city, Kagoshima-prefecture

Access 1 hour and 40 minutes by a vehicle from Kagoshima Airport

50 minutes by a vehicle from Kagoshima-chuo JR Station

55 minuted by JR Express train from Kagoshima-chuo JR Station

1 hour and 15 minutes by local train from from Kagoshima-chuo JR Station

Transportation

Kagoshima kotsu bus

Population 40,000            Pupulation density : 270 / km2 

 

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Aso travel guide

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Aso gives unforgettable experiences.

The active volcano Mount Aso and world’s largest caldera offer a lot of excitements. And numerous

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

cuisines.

 


 

Exploring Aso

 

Mount Aso

The largest active volcano in Japan. Its peak is 1592 m above sea level. Its caldera is 25 km across

north to south and 18 km across east to west. The caldera has a circumference of around 120 km, 

although sources vary on the exact distance.

 

 Japan’s largest active volcano  Look down the Crater  Around the Crater
 

 

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.

 


 

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.

 


 

Featured destinations

 

 Aso shrine   Kurokawa Onsen  Nabegataki Waterfall

 

 Shirakawa fountain  Sensui-kyo  Issingyo big cherry tree

 

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.

 

 

 

Featured restaurant / 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.

 


 

Kikuchi Valley

Enjoy short trekking in the Nature. Kikuchi Valley is located in Aso Kuju National Park and underground

water flows out of the subsoil for 4km along the valley floor.  It is also called the Kikuchi water source

and its water was selected as one of the 100 best waters in Japan.

 


 

 Location of Aso 

 

   

 


 

General information  

Address City hall : 504-1 Miyaji, Ichinomiya, Aso-city, Kumamoto-prefecture
Access

70 minutes by a vehicle from Kumamoto-city

70 minutes by a vehicle from Takachiho

140 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

Population 234,000   Population density 540

 

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Beppu travel guide

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Beppu is one of the most famous Onsen Resort in Japan.

A destination to be visited when travelling northern Kyushu

The popular hot spring town nestle at the foot of volcanos, Mount Yufu and Mount 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.
 
The town is divided into eight major hot spring areas collectively called “Beppu Hatto”, 
which offer beautiful scenery and various type of water of different qualities.

 


 

Welcome to Beppu 

 

Beppu bay & Mount Takasaki

Beppu bay

 

Kannawa Onsen

Myoban Onsen

Foot bath

       

 Hyotan Onsen


 

Beppu Hell Tour

The most famous sights are Jigoku Meguri or (Burning Hell)  tour.  
A collection of hot springs where the water bubbles forth from underground, often

with unusual result.

 

Umi jigoku

 Umi jigoku

Oniishi bozu jigoku

Yama jigoku

 

Kamado jigoku

 

Oniyama jigoku

 

Chinoike jigoku

Tatsumaki jigoku

Shiraike jigoku

 


 

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.

 

  

 

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.

 

 

 

Onsen Hoyo land

The Onsen is a public bath located in Myoban Onsen Resort.

This place is known by its mud looks like a cream, and is rarely found in Japan.

The mud has an excellent skin beautifying effect. The outdoor mud is a mixed-gender bath.

 


 

Takasaki mountain animal park

About 1700 wild Japanese monkey are living in the park.

The monkeys are fed regularly by park wardens in order to keep them on the mountain and

prevent conflicts with farmers and residents in the neighborhood.

 


 

 Location of Beppu

 

  

 


 

General information 

Address City hall  : 1-15 Kaminoguchi-cho, Beppu-city, Oita-prefecture
Access

20 minutes by a vehicle from Yufuin-city

100 minutes by a vehicle from Aso-city

160 minutes by a vehicle from Kumamoto-city

120 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

100 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city

Population 119,000   Population density 950 / km2

 

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Yufuin travel guide

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A beautiful and tranquil Onsen Resort representing Kyushu.

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.

 


 

Where to explore 

 

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.

 


 

Shitan-yu

The old public outdoor bath with a thatched roof beside Kinrinko lake in Yufuin.  The bathing here is

mixed, as baths often were before the arrival, during the Meiji period ( 1869 – 1912). 

 


 

Yufuin Floral Village

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

Harry Potter’s shooting location.

 


 

Yunotsubo Avenue

 


 


 

Kamenoi Besso,  a featured accommodation around Kinrinko lake.

 


 

 Location of Yufuin

 

  

 


 

General information 

Address Yufu-city Yufuin office : 3738-1 Kawakami, Yufuin-cho, Yufu-city, Oita-prefecture
Access

20 minutes by a vehicle from Beppu-city

80 minutes by a vehicle from Aso-city

130 minutes by a vehicle from Kumamoto-city

100 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

100 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city

Population 33,000   Population density 105

 

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Shimabara travel guide

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Region spreads in the foot of gentle Mount Unzen and facing to Ariale sea

Shimabara is consist of two cities on Shimabara peninsula, Shimabara-city west side of

peninsula and Minami-Shmabara-city south-west side of peninsula.

 

Located in the foot of Mount Unzen and facing Ariake Sea,  and those geographical conditions

and mild climate create natural scenic beauty in the east and Mount Unzen including Mount Fugen. 

The region offers various enjoyable things such as Nature, Onsen, Castle town of Shimabara-city,

and UNESCO World Heritage Hidden Christian Sites in Nagasaki Region .

 


 

Exploring Shimabara  

 

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”.

 


 

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

The street lined with stone walls and a spring water canal running down the center

commemorates the old samurai section of Shimabara.

Three Samurai houses have been restored and opened as exhibits.

 

 


 

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.

 


 

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.

 


 

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.

 


 

Ferry to Kumamoto, from Shimabara

Two ferries are operated form Shimabara to Kumamotocity

Kyusho Ferry : operated by Kyusho Ferry, 60 minutes ride

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

 

             Shimabara port

                 Ocean Arrow

                Kumamoto port


 

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

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

 

            Kuchinotsu port

                   Kuchinotsu

                 To Amakusa

 


 

 Location of Shimabara

 

   

 

 


 

General information  

Address Shimabara-city, Nagasaki-prefecture
Access

90 minutes by a vihecle from Nagasaki-city

70 minutes by a vihecle from Nagasaki Air port

30 minutes by a vihecle from Unzen-city


 

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Unzen Onsen Resort

 

Beautiful highland Onsen Resort situated Unzen National Park. The area was the first area to

be designated as a National Park in Japan.  Whether you are taking in the stunning panoramic

views from top one of the many peaks including Nita-toge Pass or looking up these volcanic 

mountains or Fugen, you will marvel at the spectacular scenery.  As each season brings a vivid

change to the appearance the face of Unzen you may wish to return again and again to enjoy

the full range of rich variations.

 


 

Welcome to Unzen

 

 

         Unzen Bus center

 

                 Unzen Jigoku 

 

                    Nita pass


 

Stay in Unzen

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

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

 


 

Featured distinations

 

 

            Bideo Museum

 

             Bideo Museum

 

       Unzen Golf Course


 

Characteristics of hot spring

The hot springs of Unzen is characterized by its sulfurous hot water with high acidity
 (pH: 2.0 – 2.2), which is uniquely high comparing to hot springs in Europe where the
hot springs treatment is actively performed.
 
The temperature of the hot springs of Unzen is as hot as around 90 Degree Celsius.
Unzen hot springs is known by its component of hot water such as “acid hydrogen
sulfide springs”, “aluminiferous springs including hydrogen sulfide” or “ferrous salfate 
springs” but it is generally called “sulfurous hot springs.
 

 

Efficacy of hot spring

The hot springs of Unzen is highly effective in sterilization because of its acidity.
It takes effect against skin diseases in general such as eczema, chilblain, incisures, and 
other skin related problems. It is also noted that the Unzen hot spring is effective to facial
treatment as well as effective against chronic rheumatism, diabetes, neuralgic pain, muscle 
pain, joint pain, and fatigue with health-promoting benefits.

 


 

 Location of Unzen

 

    

 


 

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Nagayu Onsen

 

One of the most popular hot spring for foreign tourists, located at the foot of Kuju mountain

range in Oita-prefecture.  The hot spring is known as one of the world’s top carbonate spring.

 

Ramune Onsen Ramune Onsen Ramune Onsen
 

 

Nagayu Onsen Open air Bath in the river River side
   

 

Onsen town Onsen town Onsen town

 

Michino-eki, Souvenir shop Local restaurant Onsen town

 


 

 Location of Okubungo

 

    

 


 

General information  

Address Nagayu, Naoiri-cho, Takada-city, Oita-prefecture
Access

2 hours and 20 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

2 hours and 20 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city

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

60 minutes by a vehicle from Aso

50 minutes by a vehicle from Yufuin

50 minutes by a vehicle from Beppu


 

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Harazuru Onsen

 

A tranquil Onsen Resort near Fukuoka-city, located in Asakura-city on the banks of

Chikugo River.  The quality hot spring is weakly alkaline and sulfur is mixed and has

the effect of dropping old horn and creating beautiful skin.

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           Onsen area

              Chikugo River

            Chikugo River


 


 

      Asakura Triple Water wheel

                 Yamada Weir

   Ukai place, the cormorant fishing

 


 

Location of Asakura

 

    

 


 

General information  

Address Haki-kugumiya, Asakura-city, Fukuoka-prefecture
Access

55 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

50 minutes by a vehicle from Dazaifu-city

65 minutes by a vehicle from Yaanagawa-city

95 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city


 

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Kurokawa Onsen travel guide

 

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.

 

  Yukata

    Bath

  Dinner

Wander about Onsen town  


            

Onsen Tegata

With an “Onsen Tegata”, a pass made of cedar, travelers can make the rounds of three

different open-air Onsen.

 


 

 Location of Kurokawa Onsen

 

  

 


 

 General information  

Address Kurokawa, Minami-Oguni-cho, Aso-gun, Kumamoto-prefecture
Access

1 hour and 50 minutes by a vehicle from JR Kumamoto Station

1 hour and 20 minutes by a vehicle from Kumamoto Airport

2 hours by a vehicle from Fukuoka Airport

2 hours by a vehicle from JR Hakata Station


 

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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 Kumamotoprefecture

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.

 


 

 Location of Oita-prefecture

 

  

 


 

Where to Explore

 

Beppu

Onsen Resort where the largest hot spring yield in Japan. The popular hot spring town nestle at the

foot of volcanosMount Yufu and Mount 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 relgious ground influenced by  

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.

 


 

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