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Kyushu Travel Guide

Hitoyoshi travel guide

 
Hitoyoshi is located in the northern part of Kumamoto along Kuma-gawa River.

Hitoyoshi is a castle town once prosperous as a river port, and boasts the ruins of the

Hitoyoshi castle and Hitoyoshi Onsen.

The Hitoyoshi Onsen is the collective name for 30-add hot springs including Sagara

Onsen, all of which are supplied with hot water from sources around Hitoyoshi Station

and in the basin of Kuma-gawa River.

The most exiting thing in Hitoyoshi is Kumasawa-kudari that is riding on a boat maneuvered

by a master polar down the Kuma-gawa River, one of the three fast streams in Japan.

 


 

Where to explore

 

Hitoyoshi Castle Ruins


 

Steam Locomotive Hitoyoshi


 
Kumagawa-kudari, boat riding

 

Aoi Aso Shrine​


 

Kyusendo Limestone Cave​


 

Japanese style accommodation, Ryokan

 


 

 Location of Hitoyoshi

 

  

 

 


 

General information  

Address City hall : 16 Fumoto-machi, Hitoyoshi-city, Kumamoto-prefecture
Access

80 minutes by a vehicle from Kumamoto-city

140 minutes by a vehicle from Takachiho

120 minutes by a vehicle from Aso

150 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

Population 33,000   Population density 155

 

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Minamata travel guide

 

Minamata is located in Kumamoto Prefecture, It is on the west coast of Kyushu and faces

Amakusa islands. There are two Onsen resorts;

Yunotsuru Onsen located along the Yuide River in the mountains and called Mountain Onsen.

Yunoko Onsen faces Yatsushiro Sea and called Ocean Onsen.

 


 

Yunotsuru Onsen Ryokan Ryokan

 

Yuido River Corridor of Ryokan Outdoor bath

 

 Airinkan, local restaurant  Paddy field at mountain area Paddy field at mountain area 
     

Yunoko Onsen Yunoko Onsen Yunoko Onsen
   

 

 Spanish Village, restaurant Spanish Village   Spanish Village
     

 

 Location of Minamata

 

       

 

 


 

General information  

Address City hall : 1-1-1 Jinnai, Minamata-city, Kumamoto-prefecture
Access

60 minutes by a vehicle from Hitoyoshi

1 hour and 40 minutes by a vehicle from Kumamoto-city

2 hours and 30 minutes by a vehicle from Takachiho

2 hours and 20 minutes by a vehicle from Aso

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

Population 24,000   Population density 150

 

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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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Sujiyu Onsen

 

A tranquil Onsen Resort at Waita mountain foot of 1000 metre altitude 

 

The Resort is located in Kokonoe, Oitapprefecture near Yufuin.

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.

 

 


 

 Location of Okubungo

 

    

 

 
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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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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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Ibusuki travel guide

 

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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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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Hyotan Onsen

 

The most popular pubulic bath in Beppu.

 

You can enjoy various type of Onsen.

 

Hyotan Onsen is a public bath where you can enjoy various type of bathes and is located in Kannawa district in Beppu.

The waters of this Onsen contain sodium chloride which is effective for neuralgia and women’s diseases.


 

There are Outdoor bathes, Hyotan bath, Waterfall bath, Steam bath and Sand bath.
You can also enjoy meals at the restaurant; local specialty cuisine Dangojiru, or food steamed with the steam from hot spring.

 

 Location of Beppu

 

  

 


 

General information  

Address 159-2 Kannawa, Beppu-city, Oita-prefecture
Access

15 minutes by a vehicle from JR Beppu Station

10 minutes walk from Kannawa Kamenoi Bus stop

Open hours 9:00 to 25:00
Admission fee

JPY 750

Days closed No closing days

 

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Obama Onsen

 

Onsen Resort facing to Tachibana bay

 

Located at western foot of Mount Unzen, and consist of Shimabara peninsula Onsen Resort

along with Unzen Onsen Resort and Shimabara Onsen Resort.  

About 30 Hotels and Japanese style accommodation are standing along the Tachibana bay

and there are 3 public baths where visitor can use.  

 

The Japan’s highest radiation calorie of hot spring. (radiation calorie is calculated in hot water

temperature multiplied hot water yield)

Some of them reaching 80-100 °C and producing over 15,000 tons of hot water daily.

Your own cooking can be enjoyed made by Onsen steam using local ingredients such as

vegetables and fishes

 


 

The Japan’s longest foot bath

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.

 


 

There are various kind of gift shops and restaurants around the foot bath.

 

 


 

General information  

Address

Obama-cho, Unzen-city, Nagasaki-prefecture

Access

80 minutes by a vehicle from Nagasaki-city

60 minutes by a vehicle from Nagasaki Air port

45 minutes by a vehicle from Shimabara-city

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

3 hours and 00 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city


 

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