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Kyushu Travel Guide

Aso & Takachiho / Dynamic nature 2 days tour

 

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

and is spreading around Mount Aso.

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

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

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

vary on the exact distance.

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

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

 

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

other area in Japan.

 


 

Tour Conditions

The tour is the private tour exclusively for your group.

・Minimum number : 4 person

・Maxum number : 30 person

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

・English, Chinese or Korean speaking guide is accompanied

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

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

    can be arranged.    

 

 

 

 Day 1  

 

Itinerary

Depart  Fukuoka-city

Transfer to Aso

Exploring Aso

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

  Kusasenri-ga-hama   → MountAso   → Nabegataki Waterfall

Stay at Kurokawa Onsen

 


 

Where to explore

Tourist Tram  Minami Aso Rail Way

Enjoy the magnificent scenery of Aso

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

Nakamatsu in the south east of the caldera.

Lovely and magnificent scenery can be enjoyed.

 

 

Enjoy Aso beef and local cuisines  

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

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


 

Kusasenri-ga-hama

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

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

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


 

Mount Aso

The largest active volcano in Japan

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

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

vary on the exact distance.

 Japan’s largest active volcano

 

 Look down the Crater  Around the Crater
 

 

Nabegataki Waterfall

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

Oguni town in Aso region.

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


 

Kurokawa Onsen

Located on the northern side of  Mount Aso 

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

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

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


 

 Day 2  

 

Itinerary

Leave  Kurokawa Onsen

Exploring Daikanbo

Transfer toTakachiho

Exploring Takachiho

 Takachiho Gorge     → Takachiho shrine→ AmanoIwato shrine

Transfer to Fukuoka-city

Arriva at Fukuoka-city

 


 

Where to explore

Daikanbo 

The perfect spot view the five peak of Mount Aso 

Daikanbo literally means a big observatory peak.

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

you can clearly see its conical shape.


 

Takachiho Gorge 

A narrow chasm cut through the rock by the Gokase River.  The nearly sheer cliffs lining the

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

where the stone twisted and flowed as it formed.

 


  

Takachiho shrine   

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

nondescript, unpainted buildings blend in naturally with the surrounding trees. In the evening,

you can enjoy the Yokagura Dance.


 

Amano Iwato shrine

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

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

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


 

Featured tours  

Kumamoto-prefecture & Miyazaki-prefecture tours

・ Kumamoto, Aso and Takachiho 3 days tour

Aso and Takachiho / Dynamic Nature 2 days tour    

・ Takachiho one-day tour

Amakusa / UNESCO Hidden Christian sites 2 days tour

Kyushu Round tours

・ 11 days Kyushu tour

・ 8 days Northern & Central Kyushu tour

・ 8 days Southern Kyushu tour

・ 6 days North-West Kyushu tour

・ 7 days Central Kyushu tour

・ 6 days North-Eest Kyushu tour

 


 
 

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

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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 

 


 

 

 

11 days Kyushu Tour

 

This tour explores throughout Kyushu and introduced a lot of featured tourist places are

introduced.  Start and end of the tour is Fukuoka-city.

 
Where to Explore 

Fukuoka-city  →  Nagasaki  → Shimabara   → Unzen  →  Kumamoto  → Amakusa 

Ibusuki    → Chiran  →  Kagoshima & Sakurajima Island   → Kirishima  

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

Yufuin   →  Beppu   → Kitakyushu-city  → Fukuoka-city

 


 

Tour conditions 

The tour is the private tour exclusively for your group.

・Minimum number : 4 person

・Maxum number : 30 person

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

・Tour date : please specify the date

・English, Chinese or Korean speaking guide is accompanied

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

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

    can be arranged.  

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

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

 


 

 Travelling route 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Features of the tour

For enjoyable journey, the itinerary is to be planned in accordance with your own

pace and considering a physical conditions as well.

Travelling route: Driving from destination to destination is a part of travel, so the best route is

 to be selected where you can enjoy the beautiful scenery.

Local cuisines and special gurmet are to be included.

Shopping are included on the travelling route.

The following will be included in accordance with your requests

Unique experiences are to be included as per the request such as ;

 Gunkan-jima islamd Cruise, Amakusa cruise or Dolphin watching, Sand bath, Wild horse watching,

 Hell tour, Foot bath, Japan’s three major night view of Nagasaki and Kitakyushu, Aso tourist tram

 Sake brewery, Fruits picking.

Dynamic and beautiful Nature  ; Amakusa, Unzen, Satsuma Peninsula,  Sakurajima Island, Aso,

 Takachiho, Nichinam and Hyuga,  Okubungo, Yufuin

Onsen experience : Shimabara, Unzen, Obama, Ibusuki, Aso, Kurokawa, Yufuin, Beppu

UESCO World Heritage  /  Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution: Kitakyushu, Nagasaki, Kagoshima

UNESCO World Heritage / Hidden Christian Sites: Nagasaki, Shimabara, Unzen, Amaku-sa

Japanese Cultural Historical sites : Nagasaki, Shimabara, Kumamoto, Chiran, Kagoshima,

 Kirishima, Obi, Mimitsu, Takachiho, Aso, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-city 

 


 

 Itinerary  

 

 Day 1     Nagasaki

 

Itinerary

Arrive at the Fukuoka airport

Transfer to Nagasaki-city

Atomic Bomb Museum   → Ground Zero  →   Peace Park including Peace Statue &  Peace Fountain

Lunch at China Town or Nagaaki Wharf

Oura Cathedral  → Glover Garden  → Dejima

Night view of  Mount Inasa

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

Dinner around JR Nagasaki station, local speciality Cuisines  

 


 

Where to explore

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 


 

 Day 2    Shinabara & Unzen

 

Itinerary

Leave Hotel in Nagasaki

transfer to Shimabara

Shimabara Castle → Samurai Street

Lunch at  Shimabara,  local cuisine Guzoni or Rokubei

transfer to Unzen

Nita Pass → Unzen jigoku

Stay atUnzen Onsen Resort  Japanese style Hotel,  included dinner and breakfast

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

 


 

Where to explore

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


 

 Day 3   AmakusaKumamoto

 

Itinerary

Leave Hotel in Unzen

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

Exploring Amakusaincluding AmakusaCruise or dolphin watching

Lunch at Amakusa : local cuisine Amakusa sea food

transfer to Kumamoto

Exploring Kumamoto

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

Stay at   Kumamoto , Western style Hotel, included breakfast

Dinner at Shimo-tori Shopping Street,local speciality Cuisines

 


 

Where to explore

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.

Sakurano-baba Josaien

 

Appeal of the old castle town

and convey the food, history

and cultural traditions

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


 

 

 Day 4    Ibusuki & Satsuma Peninsula

 
Itinerary
Leave Hotel in Kumamoto

Transfer to Kagoshima-prefecture

Ikedako Lake

Lunch at Tosenkyo :  Somen Noddle Nagashi

Meijigura Shochu Brewery → Nishi-oyanaJR Station, the southern most JR Station in Japan

RyuguShrine   → NagasakibanaCape → enjoy the sand bath at Ibusuki

Stay at Ibusuki OnsenResort, Japanese style Hotel, included dinner and breakfast

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

 

 
Where to explore
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


 

 Day 5   Chiran & Kagoshima

 

Itinerary

Leave Hotel in Ibusuki

Transfer to Chiran

Exploring  Chiran including Samurai Residence and Chiran Peace Museum   

Lunch at Chiran :  local cuisine of Kagoshima

Transfer to Kagoshima

Exploring : Kagoshima, Sengan-en Garden and Shoko Shuseikan

Exloring Sakurajima Island

Stay at Kirishima , Western style Hotel, included breakfast

Dinner at Kagoshima-city, local speciality Cuisines

 


 

Where to explore

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               

 


 

 Day 6    Kirishima &Nishinan & Miyazaki

 

Itinerary

Leave Hotel in Kirishima Onsen Resort 
Visit Krishima jingu Shrine

Transfer to Nichinan

Exploring Nichinan and Miyazakii : to be selected three places where you want to visit

Toi Cape → Udo Shrine → Obi Castle Ruins → Nichinan Coast ; Horikiri Pass 

Miyazaki Shrine

Stay at Miyazaki, Western style Hotel, included breakfast

Dinner at Miyazaki-city, local speciality Cuisines

 


 

Where to explore

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


 

 Day 7    Hyuga & Takachiho

 

Itinerary

Leave Hotel in Miyazaki

Transfer to Hyuga

Exploring Hyuga  ; Cruz Sea, Umagase and Mimitsu

transfer to Takachiho

Lunch at Takachiho ; local cuisine of Takachiho

Exploring  Takachiho  ; TakachihoGorge, TakachihoShrine and Amano Iwato Shrine

Stay at Takachiho  , Japanese style Hotel, included denner and breakfast

Japanese style kaiseki dinner included lacal spesiality cuisines

 


 

Where to explore

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. 

 


 

 Day 8   Aso

 

Itinerary

Leave Hotel in Takachiho

Transfer to Aso

Enjoy the magnificent scenery by Aso Tourist Tram

Lunch at Minami Aso featured restaurant / Takamori Dengaku-no sato

Exploring Aso

  Kusaenri-ga-hama  → Mount Aso → Daikanbo

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

Japanese style kaiseki dinner included lacal spesiality cuisines 

 


 

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.

Aso Tourist Tram

Enjoy the magnificent scenery

of Aso by Minami Aso Railway

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 evel. 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 placesto enjoy the atmosphere of real Japan

Nabegataki Waterfalls

Very unique waterfalls, can be

climbed behind the falls


 

 Day 9    Yufuin & Beppu  via Okubungo region

 

Itinerary

Leave Hotel in Kurokawa Onsen or Aso

Transfer to Yufuin through Okubungo

Exloring Yufuin

  Yunotsubo Avenue  → Yufuin Floral Village → Kinrinko lake

Transfer to Beppu

Lunch at Beppu ; Jigokumushi-kobo, steamed Cuisines

Exploring Beppu

   Beppu Hell tour →  Foot bath

Stay at  Beppu,  Western style Hotel, included breakfast

Dinner at Beppu Onsen town, local speciality Cuisines

 


 

Where to explore

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

 


 

 Day 10    Kitakyushu-city

 

Itinerary

Leave Hotel in Beppu

Transfer to Kitakyushu

Visit KukuraCastle

Lunch at Kokura : local cuisine of Kitakyushu-city

Exploring Kitakyushu-city

MjikoRetroKonamon Pedstrian tunnel → UNESCO World HeritageinHigashida district

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

Stay at  Kitakyushu-cityWestern style Hotel,included breakfast

Dinner at Kitakyushu-city, local speciality Cuisines

 


 
Where to explore
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


 
 Day 11    Fukuoka-city
 
Itinerary
Leave Hotel in Kitakyushu-city

Transfer to Fukuoka-city

Exploring  Fukuoka-city

Stay in   Fukuoka-cityWestern style Hotel, includedbreakfast

Dinner at Fukuoka-city, localspeciality 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 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

 

 

Featured tours

Kyushu Round tours  

・ 11 days Kyushu tour

・ 8 days Northern & Central Kyushu tour

・ 8 days Southern Kyushu tour

・ 6 days North-West Kyushu tour

・ 7 days Central Kyushu tour

・ 6 days North-Eest Kyushu tour

 


 
 

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

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

 Enquiry Form 

 

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

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

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

 


 

Kyushu Travel Guide

 

Kyushu is the third largest island of Japan and most southwesterly of its four main islands

and Kyushu consists of 8 prefectures included Ikinawa-prefecture.

The Kyushu Travel Guide provides information of 7 prefectures on the main island Kyushu.

Fukuoka-prefecture    Saga-prefecture    Naasaki-prefecture    Oita-prefecture 

Kumamoto-prefecture    Miyazaki-prefecture    Kagoshima-prefecture

 


 

Kyushu is the destination like a Treasure Chest of Japan

We have prepared tourist information shown on this site based on our own investigations

by visiting each destinations, tourist attractions, restaurants, shops, facilities and other places.

Further more, featured tourist destinations as well as numerous hidden gems shown

by photos which are taken by us.

 


 

What and where to enjoy

Unique experiences : Gunkan-jima islamd Cruise, Amakusa cruise or dolphin watching, Sand bath

 Wild horse watching, Hell tour, Foot bath, Japan’s three major night view of Nagasaki and Kitakyushu

 Aso tourist tram, Sake brewery, Fruits picking.

Dynamic and beautiful Nature  : Amakusa, Unzen, Satsuma Peninsula,  Sakurajima Island, Aso,

 Takachiho, Nichinam and Hyuga,  Okubungo, Yufuin

Onsen experience : Shimabara, Unzen, Obama, Ibusuki, Aso, Kurokawa, Yufuin, Beppu

UESCO World Heritage  /  Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution : Kitakyushu, Omuta, Kumamoto

 Saga, Nagasaki, Kagoshima

UNESCO World Heritage / Hidden Christian Sites: Nagasaki, Shimabara, Unzen, Amakusa

UNESCO World Heritage / the Sacred Island Okinoshiam and Associated sites 

 Munakata, Oshima island, Fukutsu    

Japanese Cultural Historical sites : Nagasaki, Shimabara, Kumamoto, Chiran, Kagoshima,

 Kirishima, Obi, Mimitsu, Takachiho, Aso, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-city 

 


 

 Prefecture map 

Japan’s southernmost Kyushu Island consists of seven 

prefectures shown on the map

 

Red letter indicate prefecture

Black letter indicate destination

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Fukuoka-prefecture 

Fukuoka-city

Kitakyushu-city

Dazaifu

 

 

Fukuoka-city is the Heart of

Kyushu, the energetic city

bustling as the center of

Kyushu’s politics, economy culture and fashion

 

Kitakyushu is the second largest

city in Kyushu. World leading Environmental Future city, and

blessed with spectacular &

stunning nature.

 

Dazaifu is must visit place

in Fukuoka-prefecture has

1300 years history, featured

spot is Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine


 

Itosima

Yanagawa

Munakata & Fukutsu

 

Itoshima is the nearest Resort

town from Fukuoka-city.

The ara is surrounded Genkai

Sea and Seburi Mountain.

 

Yanagawa is a Castle town with

a beautiful Canals in the town.

Canal boat cruise is the most

exiting experience.

 

Munakata & Fukutsu is

UNESCO World Heritage towns,

The Sacred Island Okinoshiam

and Associated site


 

Asakura Ukiha Yame

 

Asakura is a thriving area of

agriculture with rich nature.

Harazuru is a Onsen Resort 

in Fukuoka-prefecture

 

Ukiha blessed with nature where

many orchards spread out in the

Chikugo plain. Must visit place 

Yoshii-machi, the time-honored

scenery, back to 100 years ago.

 

Yame including Hoshino Village

is the representative town of 

Japanese Tea cultication.

Also Yame is the Centre of

Japanese artificial crafts.


Saga-prefecture 

Saga-city

Karatsu & Yobuko

Takeo

 

 

Sagacity is  known as the

plece where it has made a

great contribution to the

Japanese Industrial Revolution

 

Karatsu was prospered from

ancient times as an important

trading port, Yobuko famous

for fresh squid cuisines

 

Takeo is a Onsen Resort,

located west of Sagacity,

and has 1200 years history

 


 

Arita Imari Kashima

 

Arita is famous for Arita

porcelain, one of the traditional

handicrafts of Japan, has 400

years old history.

 

Imari is most notable because

of Imari porcelain.

Okawachiyama porcelain

district is recommended to visit

 

Kashima is southern part of

Saga, facing to Ariake sea, 

Yutoku Inari Shrine is one of

the famous Inari shrine in Japan


 

Nagasaki-prefecture 

Nagasaki-city

Unzen

Shimabara

 

Nagasaki has many oversea

countries cultures and the

significant Japanese histories.

Natioanl isolation,  Hidden

ChristianJapan’s Industrial

ModernizationAtomic bomb

 

Unzen is a gentle Onsen Resort 

situated in the Unzen National

Park.  The Resort area was

originally developed for

foreigners as a place close to

Nagasaki.

 

Shimabara spreads in the foot

of  Mount Unzen and facing to

Ariake Sea. The region offers

various  things ; Castle town, Onsen, Nature and UNESCO

Hidden Christian site 


 

Sasebo & Huis Ten Bosch

   

 

Sasebo is the town surrounded

azure sea with breathtaking

99 islands scenery, and 

beautiful theme park

Huis Ten Bosch 

   

 


 

Oita-prefecture 

Beppu

Yufuin

Kunisaki peninsula

 

Beppu is the Japan’s most

popular Onsen Resort,

the exciting experiences

Hell tour and  Foot bath

are recommended

 

Yufuin is a beautiful and tranquil

Onsen Resort harmonized with

nature. Yunotsubo Avenue ,

Kinrinko lake and Yufuin Floral

Village are worth to travel

 

Kunisaki peninsula is located

north-east side of

Oita-prefecture ; Trekking and 

onsen can be enjoed.

Tashibu-no-sho is listed on the

World Agricultural Heritage.


 

Usa & Ajimu

Nakatsu & Yabakei

Okubungo region

 

Usa & Ajimu is located at the

base of Kunisaki peninsula and

spreading around Usa Shrine.

it has long been holy ground to 

both Shinto & Buddhist activities

 

Nakatsu is a Castle town,

Yabakei offers dynamic rock

formations at the valleys along

Yamakuni River

 

Okubungo is a Nature-blessed

region at Ono River basin, the

northern part is surrounded by

Aso & Kuju Mountains


 

Kumamoto-prefecture 

Kumamoto-city Aso  

Kurokawa Onsen 

 

 

Kumamoto is the third largest

city in Kyushu.Must visit place

is Kumamoto Castle listed on

the three great castle in Japan

 

Aso gives unforgettable

experiences, the active volcano

Mount Aso and world’s largest caldera offer a lot of excitements

 

Kurokawa Onsen is one of the 

best places to enjoy the 

atmosphere of old fashioned

Onsen in Japan.


Amakusa

Hitoyoshi

Minamata

 

Amakusa is an archipelago

located west side of Kumamoto, beautiful landscape, seafood &

local delicacis, marine activities

 

Hitoyoshi is a castle town along

rapid stream Kuma river, Onsen

resort, river boat riding, steam locomotive, limestone cave.

 

 

Minamata is located west coast

of Kyushu and faces Amakusa

islands; beautiful landscape,

sea food, Onsen resorts 


 

 Miyazaki-prefecture

Takachiho

Hyuga 

Miyazaki & Nichinan

 

Takachiho has the dynamic 

Takachiho Gorge and and the

birthplace of Japanese

mythology, Takachiho shrine

and Amano Iwato shrine

 

Hyuga offers spectacle art

collection of exposed Rocks

created by raging wave of

Hyuga Sea, Japanese

traditional fishery port Mimitsu

 

Miyazaki & Nichinan facing to

Pacific Ocean, subtropical

region; Ocean Resorts,

wild animal, historical places,

beautiful landscape


 

 Kagoshima-prefecture 

Kagoshima

Ibusuki & Satsuma

peninsula

Chiran

 

Kagoshima largest city in

Southern Kyushu and greatly

contributed modernization of

Japan. UNESCO World

Heritage site & Active volcano

Sakura-jima are to be visited.

 

Ibusuki is the Onsen Resort

is most famous for Sand bath

place in Japam located at a

sand in Kinko bay. Many unique

tourist attractions in Satsuma

peninsula can be offered.

 

Chiran called a small Kyoto in

Kagoshima, offer a fine collection

of Samurai houses and gardens.

Another featured place to be

visited is Chiran Peace Museum for the Kamikaze Pilots

 


 

Kirishima

 

 

 

Kirishima is an Onsen Resort

located in the mountain foot of

Kirishima. Kirishima Shrine is

one of the most beautiful shrine

in Kyushu surrounded by forest.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Private Itineraries

We have various Kyushu Tour sample Itinerary for your journey and we can create

your customized private tour based on tour sample itineraries in condideration of your requirement.

 

Fukuoka-city is the starting poing for all the featured destinations in Kyushu.

We have prepare the two type of Itineraries ;Short tours and Kyushu Round tours.

 

Short tours

Short duration journey shows the tours within 3 days, travelling featured destinations in

Fukuoka-prefecture and near Fukuoka-prefecture.

 

Fukuoka-prefecture  

・ Fukuoka-city one-day tour

・ Kitakyushu-city one-day tour

・ Kawachi Wisteria garden & Kitakyushu-city one-day tour

・ Kitakyushu / UNESCO Industry Revolution one-day tour          

・ Kitakyushu-city hiking tour

 Yanagawa & Dazaifu one-day tour

・ Itoshima one-day tour

・ Munakata & Fukutsu / UNESCO Sacred region one-day tour  

・ Munakata, Oshiama & Okinoshima / UNESCO Sacred region one-day tour

 Toho village, Asakura Ukiha one-day tour

・ Yoshii & Yanagawa Hina doll festival one-day tour

・ Kurume & Yame region one-day tour

 


 

Saga-prefecture

 Saga-city one-day tour 

 Takeo & Yutoku Inari Shrine one-day tour

・ Karatsu & Yobuko one-day tour

・ Arita & Imari one-day tour

 


 

Nagasaki-prefecture

・ Nagasaki one-day tour

 Nagasaki / UNESCO Hidden Christian sites one-day tour

・ Nagasaki / UNESCO Hidden Christian sites 3 days tour

・ Nagasaki / UNESCO Industrial Revolution one-day tour       

・ Shimabara & Unzen 2 days tour

 Sasebo & Huis Ten Bosch one-day tour

 


 

Oita-prefecture

・ Yufuin & Beppu Onsen 2 days tour

・ Usa & Kunisaki one-day tour 

 


 

 Kumamoto-prefecture  &  Miyazaki-prefecture

・ Kumamoto, Aso and Takachiho 3 days tour

Aso and Takachiho / Dynamic Nature 2 days tour    

・ Takachiho one-day tour

Amakusa / UNESCO Hidden Christian sites 2 days tour

 


 

Kyushu Round tours  

Kyushu Round tours shows the long duration tours travelling the featured destinations

in Kyushu.

・ 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 atinfo@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 

 


 

Fukuoka customized tours

 

Fukuoka-prefecture only in Japan is selected by

CNN Travel as one of the top 19 places to visit in 2019 

We offer Customized private tours in Fukuoka-prefecture, and also the following destinations 

around Fukuoka-prefecture.

Nagasaki, Shimabara, Unzen, Kumamoto, Aso,  Takachiho, Beppu,  Yufuin, Usa,

Kunisaki peninsula,  Sagaprefecture

 


 

Customized tour conditions

The tour is the Customized private tour exclusively for your group  such as friends, family, company

or any groups.

・Minimum number : 4 person

・Maxum number : 30 person

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

・Tour date : please specify the date

・English, Chinese or Korean speaking guide is accompanied

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

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

    can be arranged.  

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

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

 


 

Fukuoka-prefecture  

Fukuoka is the largest prefecture in Kyushu and has gate way from other area in Japan

and Overseas countries and the starting point of journey to any destinations in Kyushu.

The prefecture only in Japan isselected by CNN Travel as one of the top 19 places to visit in 2019 

Fukuoka one-day tour

Yanagawa & Dazaifu

one-day tour

Itoshima

one-day tour

 

Fukuoka-city is the Heart of

Kyushu. this tour introduce

historical places and local

traditionalareas.

 

Yanagawa is a Castle town with

beautiful canal facing to Ariake

bay.  Dazaifu is must visit place

in Fukuokaprefecture has

1300 years history

 

Itoshima is a resort town near

Fukuoka-city . Beautiful dynamic

Genkai Sea, seafood gourmet,

local products shopping,

Sake brewery 


 

Munakata & Fukutsu

one-day tour

Munakata, Oshiama &

Okinoshima one-day tour

Toho village, Asakura

Ukiha one-day tour

 

UNESCO World Heritage sites

in Munakata and Fukutsu.

Discover Japanese history from

ancient time

 

UNESCO World Heritage sites

in Munakata and Oshima Island.

Worship the Sacred Island

from Okinoshima Island

 

Agricultural industries spreading

in the Chikugo plain; beautiful

rural landscape, fruit picking,

Sake brewery, Onsen


 

Chikugo Yoshii & Yanagawa

Hinadoll festival tour

Yame region

one-day tour

Ukiha & Yanagawa

one-day tour

 

The Hinadoll festival is a

traditional Japanese event

that announces the arrival of

spring.

 

 

Kurume, Yame, Hoshino village

Located in the southern part of

Fukuoka-prefecture

 

Exploring the two most featured

destinations in southern part of

Fukuoka-prefecture.

Ukiha and Yanagawa 


 

Kitakyushu one-day tour

Kawachi Wisteria garden

& Kitakyushu one-day tour

Kitakyushu-city

hiking tour

 

World leading Environmental

Future city, and blessed with 

spectacular & stunning nature 

 

The tour is operated during

Kawachi Wisteria blossom period

from mid-April to mid-May

 

Abundant hiking opportunities

in the beautiful nature of

Kitakyushu-city


 

Saga-prefecture  

Saga-prefecture is located in the northern part of Kyushu and are adjacent to Fukuoka-prefecture

in the east and to Nagasaki-prefecture in the west.

The north side faces Genkai Quasi-National Park with scenic coast line. In the south, the Saga

plain that is adjacent to Ariake Sea is spreading.

Saga-city

one-day tour 

Takeo & Yutoku Inari

Shrine one-day tour

Karatsu & Yobuko

one-day tour

 

The capital of  Saga–prefecture

One of the birth place of

Japanese Industrial

modernization

 

Onsen Resort Takeo.

Yutoku is one of the most

famous Inari shrines in Japan

 

 

Karatsu is a castle town.

Yobuko is a fishing port town;

morning market and fresh

squid cuisine are famous


 

Arita & Imari

one-day tour

 

 

 

 

Arita and Imari are porelain

towns with 400 years history.

Both places have different

feature of porcelain respectively.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Nagasaki-prefecture  

Nagasaki-prefecture is located north-west side of Kyushu and borders Saga-prefecture

on the east, and is otherwise surrounded by Seas.

It also includes a large number of islands such as Tsushima and Iki. Most of the prefecture is

near the coast and there are a number of ports such as Nagasaki-city and a United States Navy

base at Sasebo-city.

Nagasaki

one-day tour

Nagasaki / UNESCO Hidden

Christian sites one-day tour

Nagasaki / UNESCO Hidden

Christian sites 3 days tour

 

Centred on Nagasaki harbour,

greatly contributed to Japan’s

modernization since

establishment of Dejima

 

To show how Christians have

been continued their faith since Christianity was propagated to

Japan

 

Introduce the Christian faith

continued even during the ban

on Christianity


 

Nagasaki / UNESCO Industrial

Revolution one-day tour       

Shimabara & Unzen

2 days tour

Sasebo & Huis Ten Bosch

one-day tour

 

The origin of Japan’s

modernization. Nagasaki

contributed for Shipbuilding

and Coal Mining

 

Main tourist destinations in

Shmabara peninsula. Shimabara

is facing Sea and has UNESCO

World Heritage sites. Unzen is a

beautiful highland Onsen Resort 

 

The town surrounded azure sea

with breathtaking 99 islands

scenery, and beautiful theme 

park Huis Ten Bosch 


 

Oita-prefecture  

Oita-prefecture is on the north-eastern section of Kyushu and 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, and most recommended Onsen

Resorts are Beppu and Yufuin.

Yufuin & Beppu Onsen

2 days tour

Usa & Kunisaki

one-day tour 

 

 

Two major Onsen Resorts in

Oita-prefecture, Yufuin is a .

beautiful & tranqil Onsen

and Beppu is one of the most

famous Onsen in Japan

 

Tranquil country side spreading

around Usa Shrine that one of

the most beautiful shrine in

Japan

 

 

Kumamoto & Miyazaki-prefecture  

Located in the center of Kyushu, Mount Aso, an extensive active volcano, is in the east of

Kumamoto-prefecture. This volcano is located at the center of the Aso caldera.

Kumamoto, Aso

Takachiho 3 days tour

Takachiho

one-day tour

Amakusa / UNESCO Hidden

Christian sites 2 days tour

 

Major toursit destination in

Central Kyushu; Kumamoto–city

Aso and Takachiho

 

Takachiho offers the dynamic 

nature of Takachiho Gorge, and

the roots of Japanese culture in

the birth place of Japanese

mythology

 

Introduce Japanese Christianity

history of continuing faith while

coexisting with Japanese

traditional religion


 

Aso & Takachiho 

Dynamic Nature 2 day tour

   

 

The large scale of the Dynamic

Nature which cannot be seen

in no other area in Japan.

   

 

Study tours to Kitakyushu

The city of Kitakyushu is the birthplace of the modern Japanese steel industry which began

operation in 1901, and is now the world’s leading environmental future city.

Now it is called industrial and environmental city which is representative of Japan.

Therefore the various things can be learn here.



 

 

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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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 

 


 

Amano Iwato Shrine

 

Amano Iwato Shrine 

Takachiho is the site of one of the best known 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. 

All of the other gods and goddesses gathered to lure her out. 
They tried everything they could think of to no avail until one goddess performed an
outrageously ribald

dance that caused the other gods to roar with laughter. Amaterasu left the cave to see what all the fun

was about, and in doing so she returned her light to the world.

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

Amaterasu is said to have hid herself away.

 

The cave cannot be approached, however, there is an observation deck behind the shrine’s main 

building from where you can gaze across the river. 

In order to access the observation deck, you need to inquire at the shrine entrance, and a priest will

give you a quick guided tour.

 

A short walk down the road from Amano Iwato Shrine is a path that leads down to the river below. 
After a few minutes on this path you will see neat little piles of stones stacked along the river by previous
visitors to mark their pilgrimage to this “power spot”. Farther along, the stacks become more numerous
until you are surrounded by literally thousands of them as far as you can see. Eventually the path leads
to a simple shrine inside a cave known as Amano Yasukawara

 

This is said to be the cave where the gods and goddesses met to discuss their strategy of luring

Amaterasu out of hiding. The natural beauty of the cave and river lined by countless stacks of

stones make Amano Yasukawara a place not to miss. 

 


 

 Location of Takachiho

       

 


 

 General information  

 

Address

1073-1 Amano-iwato, Takachiho-cho, Nishi-Usuki-gun, Miyazaki-prefecture

Access

120 minutes by a vehicle from Kumamoto IC

150 minutes by a vehicle from Oita IC

150 minutes by a vehicle from Miyazaki


 

Featured tours  

Miyazaki-prefecture  & Kumamoto-prefecture  

・ Kumamoto, Aso and Takachiho 3 days tour

Aso and Takachiho / Dynamic nature 2 days tour    

・ Takachiho one-day tour

Amakusa / UNESCO Hidden Christian sites 2 days tour

Kyushu Round tours

・ 11 days Kyushu tour

・ 8 days Northern & Central Kyushu tour

・ 8 days Southern Kyushu tour

・ 6 days North-West Kyushu tour

・ 7 days Central Kyushu tour

・ 6 days North-Eest Kyushu tour

 


 

 

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

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

 Enquiry Form 

 

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

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

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

 


 

Takachiho shrine

 

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

nondescript, unpainted buildings blend in naturally with the surrounding treesThe light that filters through,

brings with it an air of calm, peaceful reverence.

Today this legend is reenacted as Yokagura in a series of 33 episodes depicting the divine quarrel as

well as other deeds of the gods.  On winter weekends, people gather to watch all-night performances of

these episodes at different locations each week, sometimes at private homes

The performances are held on Saturday evenings from mid November to mid February.


 

Kagura

A massively shortened version of Takachiho Yokagura is performed for tourists every night throughout

the year at the Takachiho Shrine. The one-hour show consists of just a few scenes of the story,

performed by masked dancers and accompanied by traditional instrument. It is held at the Yokagura

performance hall, just a few steps from the shrine’s main building.


 

 Location of Takachiho

       

 


 

 General information  

 

Address

1037 Mitai, Takachiho-cho, Nishi-Usuki-gun, Miyazaki-prefecture

Access

100 minutes by a vehicle from Kumamoto IC

130 minutes by a vehicle from Oita IC

130 minutes by a vehicle from Miyazaki


 

Featured tours

Miyazaki-prefecture  & Kumamoto-prefecture  

・ Kumamoto, Aso and Takachiho 3 days tour

Aso and Takachiho / Dynamic nature 2 days tour    

・ Takachiho one-day tour

Amakusa / UNESCO Hidden Christian sites 2 days tour

Kyushu Round tours

・ 11 days Kyushu tour

・ 8 days Northern & Central Kyushu tour

・ 8 days Southern Kyushu tour

・ 6 days North-West Kyushu tour

・ 7 days Central Kyushu tour

・ 6 days North-Eest Kyushu tour

 


 

 

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

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

 Enquiry Form 

 

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

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

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

 


 

Takachiho one-day tour

 

Takachiho offers dynamic and beautiful Takachiho Gorge and

here is the birthplace of Japanese mythology

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

bordering Aso , Kumamoto-prefecture.

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

 

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

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

 


 

 Location of Takachiho

     

 


 

Tour conditions

The tour is the private tour exclusively for your group.

・Minimum number : 4 person

・Maxum number : 30 person

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

・Tour date : please specify the date

・English, Chinese or Korean speaking guide is accompanied

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

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

    can be arranged. 

 


 

Itinerary  

8:00 Depart Fukuoka-city

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

 Visit  Takachiho shrine 

 lunch at Takachiho

 Explore Takachiho Gorge

 Visit Amano Iwato shrine

Transfer to Fukuoka-cuty using Kyushu Expressway

18:00 Arrive at Fukuoka-city

 


 

Where to Explore

Takachiho shrine   

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

nondescript, unpainted buildings blend in naturally with the surrounding trees. In the evening,

you can enjoy the Yokagura Dance


 

Takachiho Gorge 

A narrow chasm cut through the rock by the Gokase River.  The nearly sheer cliffs lining the

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

where the stone twisted and flowed as it formed.

 


 

Amano Iwato shrine 

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

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

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


 

Featured tours

Kumamoto-prefecture & Miyazaki-prefecture tours

・ Kumamoto, Aso and Takachiho 3 days tour

Aso and Takachiho / Dynamic Nature 2 days tour    

・ Takachiho one-day tour

Amakusa / UNESCO Hidden Christian sites 2 days tour

Kyushu Round tours

・ 11 days Kyushu tour

・ 8 days Northern & Central Kyushu tour

・ 8 days Southern Kyushu tour

・ 6 days North-West Kyushu tour

・ 7 days Central Kyushu tour

・ 6 days North-Eest Kyushu tour

 

 


 

 

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

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

 Enquiry Form 

 

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

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

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

 


 

Takachiho Gorge

 

The narrow chasm cut through the rock by the Gokase River

The nearly sheer cliffs lining the gorge are made of slow forming volcanic basalt columns which resemble

the scales of a dragon where the stone twisted and flowed as it formed. There are two perspectives from

which to enjoy the gorge. The first is from below which is done by rowing down the river. Rental boats are

available at the south end of the gorge, and the water is calm and easy to navigate. 

There are two perspectives from which to enjoy the gorge. The first is from below which is done by

rowing down the river. Rental boats are available at the south end of the gorge, and the water is calm

and easy to navigate.  This highly recommended route offers a close up view of the cliffs and waterfall. 

 

Exploring Takachiho Gorge


 

 Location of Takachiho

       

 


 

 General information  

 

Address

Mitai-oshioi, Takachiho-cho, Nishi-Usuki-gun, Miyazaki-prefecture

Access

100 minutes by a vehicle from Kumamoto IC

130 minutes by a vehicle from Oita IC

130 minutes by a vehicle from Miyazaki


 

Featured tours

Miyazaki-prefecture  & Kumamoto-prefecture  

・ Kumamoto, Aso and Takachiho 3 days tour

Aso and Takachiho / Dynamic nature 2 days tour    

 Takachiho one-day tour

Amakusa / UNESCO Hidden Christian sites 2 days tour

Kyushu Round tours

・ 11 days Kyushu tour

・ 8 days Northern & Central Kyushu tour

・ 8 days Southern Kyushu tour

・ 6 days North-West Kyushu tour

・ 7 days Central Kyushu tour

・ 6 days North-Eest Kyushu tour

 


 

 

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

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

 Enquiry Form 

 

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

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

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

 


 

Takachiho travel guide

 

Takachiho offers dynamic and beautiful Takachiho Gorge and

here is the birthplace of 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.

Enjoy the dynamic and beautiful nature of Takachioho Gorge and

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

 


 

Takachiho Gorge

A narrow chasm cut through the rock by the Gokase River.  The nearly sheer cliffs lining

the gorge are made of slow forming volcanic basalt columns which resemble the scales 

of a dragon where the stone twisted and flowed as it formed.


 

Takachiho shrine   

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

day the shrine’s nondescript, unpainted buildings blend in naturally with the surrounding 

trees. In the evening, you can enjoy the Yokagura Dance.


 

Amano Iwato shrine 

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

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

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


 

Highlight 

Kagura

Kagura is a sacred song and dance for god, and is a Japanese word referring to specific

type of Shinto theatrical dance with roots arguably predating those Noh.

A massively shortened version of Takachiho Yokagura is performed for tourists every night

throughout the year at the Takachiho Shrine.

 


 

 Location of Takachiho

       

 

 


 

 General information  

 

Address Town hall : 13 Mitai, Takachiho-cho, Nishi-usuki-gun, Miyazaki-prefecture
Access

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

1 hour and 50 minutes by a vehicle from Kumamoto-city

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

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

1 hour and 15 minutes by a vehicle from Hyuga-city

Population 13,600   Population density 50

 

Featured tours

Miyazaki-prefecture  & Kumamoto-prefecture  

・ Kumamoto, Aso and Takachiho 3 days tour

Aso and Takachiho / Dynamic Nature 2 days tour    

・ Takachiho one-day tour

Amakusa / UNESCO Hidden Christian sites 2 days tour

Kyushu Round tours

・ 11 days Kyushu tour

・ 8 days Northern & Central Kyushu tour

・ 8 days Southern Kyushu tour

・ 6 days North-West Kyushu tour

・ 7 days Central Kyushu tour

・ 6 days North-Eest Kyushu tour

 


 

 

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

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

 Enquiry Form 

 

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

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

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

 


 

8 days Southern Kyushu tour

 

This tour explores Southern Kyushu in Miyazaki-prefecture and Kagoshima-prefecture

and introduced a lot of unique and featured tourist places are introduced

Start and end of the tour is Fukuoka-city .

 

Where to Explore  

Fukuoka-cityIbusuki Satsuma Peninsula  →  Kagoshima & Osumi Peninsula

KirishimaNichinan & MiyazakiHyugaTakachihoFukuoka-city  

 


 

Tour condition 

The tour is the private tour exclusively for your group.

・Minimum number : 4 person

・Maxum number : 30 person

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

・Tour date : please specify the date

・English, Chinese or Korean speaking guide is accompanied

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

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

    can be arranged.  

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

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

 


 

 Travelling route 

  

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Features of the tour

For enjoyable journey, the itinerary is to be planned in accordance with your own

pace and considering a physical conditions as well.

Travelling route: Driving from destination to destination is a part of travel, so the best route is

 to be selected where you can enjoy the beautiful scenery.

Local cuisines and special gurmet are to be included.

Shopping are included on the travelling route.

The following will be included in accordance with your requests

Unique experiences are to be included as per the request such as ;

 Sand bath, Wild horse watching, Foot bath, Sake brewery, Fruits picking.

Dynamic and beautiful Nature  ; Satsuma Peninsula,  Sakurajima Island, Takachiho,

 Nichinam and Hyuga

Onsen xperience : Ibusuki

UESCO World Heritage  /  Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution: Kagoshima

Japanese Cultural Historical sites : Chiran, Kagoshima, Kirishima, Obi, Mimitsu, Takachiho 

 


 

 Itinerary  

 

 Day1   Ibusuki  

 

Itinerary

Depart Fukuoka-city

Trasfer to Hitoyoshi

Lunch at Hitoyoshi ; local cuisine in Hitoyoshi 

Transfer toIbusuki

Experience of steam sand bath

Stay at  Ibusuki , Japanese style Hotel,  included dinner and breakfast

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

 


 
Where to explore

A hot spring resort representing Kyushu, and is located in Kagoshima-prefecture along

the sea at the southernmost end of the Satsuma peninsula.

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


 

 Day 2   Satsuma Peninsua

 

Itinerary

Leave Hotel in Ibusuki  

Exploring Satsuma Peninsula

   Ryugu Shrine and Nagasakibana Cape

   Makurazaki Osakana Center and Meiji-gura Shochu Brewery

   Ikeda-ko lake

Lunch at Tosenkyo : Somen noodel nagashi

Transfer to Chiran

Exploring Chiran  including Samurai Residence and Chiran Peace Museum  

Transfer to Kagoshima

Stay in KagoshimaWestern style Hotel, included breakfast

Dinner at Kagoshima-city, local speciality Cuisines

 


 

Where to explore

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

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 hot springs of Ibusuki Hot Spring.

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

Samurai Residence

Time back to 200 years ago,

800m long street & residences

Samurai Residence

The beautul gardens at

residence shows the history

Chiran Peace Museum

The museum is located at

former Chiran zero-sen airbase


 

 Day 3    Kagoshim & Kirishima

 

Itinerary

Leave hotel in Kagoshima

Exploring Kagoshima-city

   Sengan-en Garden and Shoko Shuseikan ( UNESCO World Heritage site  )

Transfer to Sakura-jima Island by Sakura-jima Ferry

Exploring Sakura-jima Island

Transfer to Kirishima

Visit Black Vinegar factory in Kirishima

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

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

 


 

Where to explore

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

Sata The Oservatory fomed by

  lava with 1km path               

Sata Cape

The southernmost Cape of main

land Japan at 31′ 00″ latitude

Sata Cape

The Cape is home to many

sub-tropical flowers

 

Black Vinegar

The Fukuyama area, home to  

the Japanese black vinegar


 

 Day 4  Kirishima & NichinanMiyazaki 

 

Itinerary

Leave Hotel in Kirishima Onsen Resort 
Visit Krishima jingu Shrine   

Transfer to Nichinan

Exploring Nichinan and Miyazakii : to be selected three places where you want to visit

  Toi Cape →  Udo Shrine → Obi Castle Ruins → Nichinan Coast, Horikiri Pass 

  Miyazaki Shrine

Stay at Miyazaki, Western style Hotel, included breakfast

Dinner at Miyazaki-city, local speciality Cuisines

 


 

Where to explore

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


 

Miyazaki & Nichinan

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          


 

 Day 5  Hyuga

 

Itinerary

Leave Hotel in Miyazaki

Transfer to Hyuga

Exploring Hyuga Cape

 Cruz Sea  →  Umagase  → Mimitsu

Lunch at Hyuga : local cuisine in Miyazaki

Transfer to Takachiho

Stay in TakachihoJapanese style Hotel, included dinner and breakfast

Japanese style kaiseki dinner included lacal spesiality cuisines

 


 

Where to explore

Hyuga

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

exposed rocks is designated as the Nippo-Kaigan Quasi-National Park. 

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

Hyuga Cape

Dynamic scenic beauty area

facing to Hyuga bay

Cruz Sea

Your Wishes come true

Cruze Sea obsevatory

Cruz Sea

Cross shaped rock, the narrow

terrain eroded by rivers

Umagase

Intricate waterways sandwiched

 between cliffs with 70 m high

Mimitsu

Port town, the atmosphere of

the 19th century is still remained

Hyuga Sun Park

A complex leisure facility with 

Onsen facilities and road stations


 

 Day 6   Takachiho 

 

Itinerary

Leave Hotel in Takachiho

Exploring Takachiho

  Takachiho Shrine  → Takachiho Gorge → Amano Iwato Shrine

Lunch at Takachiho : local cuisine in Takachiho

Transfer to Fukuokacity

Stay at Fukuoka-cityWestern style Hotel, includedbreakfast

Dinner at Fukuoka-city, local speciality Cuisines

 


 

Where to explore

Takachiho offers dynamic and powerful Takachiho Gorge and birthplace of 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. 


 

 Day 7     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 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

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


 

 Day 8   Leave Fukuoka-city to Home


       

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 or assistances and 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