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Kyushu Travel Guide

11 days Kyushu Tour

 

The destination Kyushu like a Treasure Chest of Japan

 

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

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

technologies.

 


 

 Where to Explore 

 

Fukuoka  → Nagasaki → Shimabara & Unzen  →  Kumamoto   → Ibusuki & Satsuma Peninsula

Chiran & Kagoshima & Sakurajima Island  → Kirishima & Nichinan & Miyazaki  →  Huga & Takachiho   

Aso  → Okubungo region → Yufuin & Beppu → Kitakyushu  → Fukuoka  

 


 

 Travelling route 

 

Tour condition

Start & end of the tour is Fukuoka-city

 

English speaking guide 

Local experienced and knowledgeable

guide escorts the tour

 

Chartered vehicle is utilized

Jumbo taxi or bus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Itinerary  

 

 Day 1   Nagasaki

 

Nagasaki became a center of European influences in the 16th century and flourished as a trading

port & center of Christian missionary activities. The detonation for an atomic bomb over Nagasaki 

during the World WarⅡis a dark page in the cities turbulent history. 

Now, however the city has become a center of peace, blessed with beautiful natural scenery and

eclectic mix of historical sites and architecture.

 

Nagaaki Wharf

 Elegant international & domestic

 tourist harbour

Mount Inasa

 Breathtaking panoramic view

 of Nagasaki-city

Mount Inasa

 One of the World’s three

 beautiful night view

Glover Garden

 UNESCO World Heritage, the

 largest number of visitor here 

Peace Park

 Let’s make World Peace and

 everyone’s happiness

Path in Minamiyamate

 Various gift shops, 

 restaurants, Café lined the street

Oura Cathedral

 The most significant Church, 

  Mother Teresa and Pope visited

Dejima

 

 Only the trading port in Japan

 during Natinal isolation              

China Town

 One of the three big China

 town in Japan 


 

Schedule

Arrive at the Fukuoka airport

Transfer to Nagasakio

Peace Park → Ground Zero → Atomic Bomb Museum

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

Mt. Inasa

Stay at Nagasaki

 


 

 Day 2    Shinabara & Unzen

 

Shimabara

Located in the Shimabara peninsuka, region spread in the foot of gentle mountain and facing to

calm sea. Shimabara is consist of two cities, Shimabara-city and Minami-Shmabara-city.

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

Hidden Christian history as well as Local Gourmets. 

 

Shimabara

  Nature, Onsen, Castle town,

 Christianity history, Gourmets.

 Shimabara Castle

 Symbol of Shimabar, almost 

 rectangular flatland castle

Samurai Houses

 Even now, atmosphere in 18th 

 century is still remained    


 

Unzen 

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

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

as Onsen Resort for both tourist Japanese and foreigner.

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

 

 Unzen

Highland Onsen Resort, different

colour create seasonal beauty

 Nita pass

Magnificent scenery of mountain foot area & Ariake bay              

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


 

Schedule

transfer to Shimabara

Shimabara Castle → Samurai Street

Lunch at Shimabara, local cuisine Guzoni

transfer to Unzen

Nita Pass → Unzen jigoku

Stay at Unzen Onsen Resort

 


 

 Day 3   Amakusa & Kumamoto

 

Amakusa

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

local delicacies and marine activities can be enjoyed.

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

 Amakusa

9 inhabited islands & numerous 

islands floating on a tranquil sea

Amakusa Gokyu / Pearl line

Main islands are connected with

Amakusa Five bridge, Pearl line

World Heritage SIte

Hidden Cristian site of Oe

Cathesral and Sakitsu Village

Tomioka Castle Ruins

The Castle in Amakusa Island

built in 1605

Amakusa Cruise

One of the most exciting

exprience in Amakusa

Amakusa Onsen

There are two Onsen,

Matsushima and Shimoda


 

Kumamoto

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

economic center of the prefecture.

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

as a castle town.

 

 Kumamoto

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

Kumamoto Castle

 One of Japan’s three great

 Castle, built in 1600

After the Earthquake

 Under restoration work, can be 

 visited from the outside

Suizenji-koen Park  Imitated the beautiful scenery 

 of Japan

Shimo-tori Shopping Street

The largest shopping district in Kumamoto-prefecture

Kumamoto City Tram

Main destinations are connected from JR Kumamoto Station


 

Schedule

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

Exploring Amakusa

transfer to Kumamoto

Exploring Kumamoto such as Kumamoto Castle and Suizenji-koen Park

Stay at Kumamoto

 

 

 Day 4   Ibusuki & Satsuma Peninsula

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

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

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

and the Ibusuki Hot Spring representing Kyushu.  

 

Ibusuki Onsen

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

or Japanese bathrobe

  Sand bath hall, changing room

  shower facilities

  Steam Sand bath facing to

  Kinko Bay

    Enjoy taking Steam Sand

   bath

 Ikeda-ko Lake

 The legendary monster “Isshi” 

purported to live in the lake

Somen Noodel Nagashi

 Serving cold Somen noodle,

 swim in the revloving container

Meiji-gura Shochu Brewery

  Enjoy tasting Shochu at the

  time-honored Brewery

 Ryugu Shrine

 A power spot of matchmaking

 and good fortune in love.

Nagasaki-bana Cape

 the southernmost point of  Satsuma peninsula

Nishi-Oyama JR Station

 The southernmost railway

 station in Japan


 
Schedule

Transfer to kagoshima prefecture

Ikedako Lake →  Somen Noddle Nagashi

Meijigura Shochu Brewery

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

Ryukyu Shrine → Nagasakibana Cape

Stay at Ibusuki

 


 

 Day 5   Chiran & Kagoshima

 

Chiran

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

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

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

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

 

Samurai Residence

Time back to 200 years ago,

800m long street and residences

Samurai Residence

The beautul gardens at

residence shows the history

Chiran Peace Museum

The museum is located at

former Chiran zero-sen airbase


 

Kagoshima & Sakurajima Island

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

which raises the smoke across the Kagoshima Bay. 

Kagoshima prospered in the Edo period as a castle town.

 

Sengan-en Garden

 The time-honored Japanese

 garden made by Shimazu lord

Shimazu family residence

  Renown Shimazu feudal lord’s

  house in Sengan-en      

Shoko Shuseikan

  World Heritage, Meiji Japan’s

  Industrial Revolution        

 Sakurajima

 Still active volcano, the

 dynamic rising white smoke       

Yunohira Observatory

 The highest observatory, 360

 degree panoramic view     

Arimura Lava Observatory

 The Oservatory fomed by

  lava with 1km path               


 

Schedule

Transfer to Chiran

Exploring Chiran 

Kagoshima, Sengan-en Garden and Shoko Shuseikan

Exloring Sakurajima Island

Stay at Kirishima

 


 

 Day 6   Kirishima & Nishinan & Miyazaki

 

Kirishima

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

district of Kirishima Yaku National Park. 

 

Kirishima Shrine

Constructed in 1715, at the

Kirishima mountain foot           

Shrine main building

 One of the most beautiful

 Shrine in Kyushu

Kirishima Onsen

 

 High land Onsen Resort at

 the mountain foot of Kirishima


 

Nishinan & Miyazaki

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

like Aoshima and Toi-misaki Cape.

Toi Cape

Wlild horses are living on the

gentle hills at Cape                 

Udo Shrine

 Exciting Shine,  located the cave

of the cliff side,the Pacific Ocean

Obi Castle Ruins

 

 The dynamic Castle, moss-covered 

 stone walls          

Sun Messe Nichinan

 Japan’s own replica of Moai

 Statues    

Horikiri Pass

60m altitude pass, look down

at view of the Pacific Ocean   

Miyazaki Shrine

 

The oldest and most important

shrine in the Miyazaki-city          


 

Schedule

Leave Hotel in Kirishima Onsen Resort 
Krishima jingu Shrine   

Toi Cape

Udo Shrine

Obi Castle Ruins

Nichinan Coast, Horikiri Pass ,

Miyazaki Shrine

Stay at Miyazaki, Western style Hotel, breakfast included

 


 

 Day 7   Hyuga & Takachiho

 

Hyuga

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

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

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

Cruz Sea

 Your Wishes come true

 Cross shaped rock her

Umagase

 Intricate waterways sandwiched

 between cliffs with 70 m high

Mimitsu

Port town, the atmosphere of

the 19th century is still remained


 

Takachiho

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

Aso and is steeped in Japanese mythology.

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

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

lure her out.

 

Takachiho Gorge

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

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

stone twisted and flowed as it formed.

Takachiho Shrine

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

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

brings with it an air of calm, peaceful reverence.

Amano Iwato Shrine

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

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

world of her life-giving light. 


 

Schedule

Transfer to Hyuga

Exploring Huga; Cruz Sea, Umagase and Mimitsu

transfer to Takachiho

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

Stay at Takachiho

 


 

 Day 8   Aso  

 

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

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

variety of sports and local cuisines.

Aso

Enjoy numerous unforgettable

experiences in the rural area

Daikanbo

The perfect spot view of Aso

region, Caldera & Mount Aso 

Kusaseri-ga-hama

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

Mount Aso

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

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

  Mt. Aso, around the Crater 

   Look down the Crater

   Nakadake Crater

Aso Shrine

One of the oldest and most

prominent shrines in Japan

Kurokawa Onsen

The best places to enjoy the atmosphere of real Japan

Nabegataki Waterfalls

Very unique waterfalls, can be

climbed behind the falls


 
Schedule

Transfer to Aso region

Kusaenri-ga-hama

Mt. Aso, Nakadake

Daikanbo

Stay at Aso, Kurokawa Onsen

 


 

 Day 9   Yufuin & Beppu  via Okubungo region

 

Okubungo region

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

as per your preference.

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

Aso & Kuju Mountains

Kuju kogen Plateau

A magnificent and beautiful

scenery of Kuju plateau

 Handa kogen Plateau

 Yamanami Highway, best

driving route enjoy Nature     

Kokonoe Yume Otsurihashi

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


 

Yufuin

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

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

 

Mount Yufu

 Gentle mount Yufu can be seen

 graceful Onsen Resort

Yufuin Station Street

 In front of JR Yufuin Station
 a elegant street appear

Yunotsubo Avenue

 70 shops, gift shops, galleries

curiosity item shops, cafes   

Shitan-yu

The old public outdoor mixed

bath with a thatched

Kinrinko lake

The landmark in Yufuin, hot

water gushes from the bottom 

Yufuin Floral Village

Reproduced the townscape of

the Cotswold region in England


 

Beppu

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

Boasting more than 2,800 hot spring sources and flowing rate of nearly 137,000 kiloliters 
per day.

Beppu

Japan’s largest hot water yield

Onsen facing to Bappu bay

 Myoban Onsen

The highest place Onsen district,

many old style public bathes

 Kannawa Onsen

 One of the most popular Onsen

 district in Beppu

 Hell tour

collection of hot spring,the water

bubbles forth from underground

Foot bath

Bathing can be enjoy without 

take all clothing off

Mount Takasaki

 About 1700 wild Japanese

monkey are living


 

Schedule

Transfer to Yufuin via Okubungo region

Exloring Yufuin

trensfer to Beppu

Beppu Hell tour → enjoy foot bath

Stay at Beppu

 


 

 Day 10  Kitakyushu

 
The Industrial Innovation city with many different fascinating feature.  

The city is blessed with spectacular & stunning natural feature. 

Kitakyushu offers amazing possibilities for tourism and travel with a combination of spectacular

scenery, rich cultural experiences as well as learning possibilities through Study tours based on

the environmental and industrial themes.

 

Kokura 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

 World Heritage

Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution

 Higashida district

The birth place of Steel making Industry in Japan 

Mount Sarakura

The most dynamic night view

in the world


 

Schedule

Transfer to Kitakyushu

Mt, Sarakura

Kukura Castle → lunch at Kokura

Mjiko Retro and Kanmo Strait

Stay at Kitakyushu

 


 
 Day 11  Fukuoka

 

Fukuoka-city

A long history as commercial town and castle town, and prospered as important

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

the nation’s fourth largest economic zone. 

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

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

 

JR Hakata Station

The largest and busiest JR train

station in Kyushu

Sea Side Momochi

The water-front resort area JR

Hakata Station and Tenjin

Tenjin

The biggest shopping district

in Kyushu 

Fukuoka City tour bus

Fukuoka Open top bus tour,

three courses for journey

Fukuoka Tower

Japan’s highest coastal tower,

magnificent view from the top

Tochoji Temple

The oldest temple of the

Shingon sect in Japan

 Kushida Shrine

Hakata Gion Yamagasa Festival

is held in the shrine 

Kawabata Shopping Arcade

400 m down town street,

100 shops and restaurants

Nakasu

One of the largest entertainment

district in western Japan


 
Schedule

Transfer to Fukuoka

Exploring Fukuoka

Stay at Fukuoka

 

 

 How to make your customized tour 

 

1. Enquiry

 The tours we are offering are customized for private travel accordance with your preferences

 and date,  click the   Enquiry Form   to tell us what you are looking for.

 

2. Proposal

・Preliminary quotation which is guide line of the tour price as per the Enquire.

・Basic suggested itinerary will be provided.

 

3. Clarifications

 All the tour conditions are to be clarified including the grade & type of accommodations,

 transportation, visiting placed, meals and other excursions, in order to meet your requirements

 and budget.

 

4. Final proposal

 The quotation and itinerary are provided based on the Clarification.

 

5. Make an agreement 

 The agreement for proceeding the customized tour is conducted.

 

6. Enjoy the customized journey 

  All the arrangement are made as per the agreement and operated the tour in

  accordance with the plan

 


 
 

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 

 


 

 

 

Kumamoto, Aso & Takachiho tour

 

 Where to Explore   

 

Day 1 : Fukuoka-city  → Kumamoto → Aso  stay Kurokawa Onsen

Day 2 : Aso sightseeing →   stay Kurokawa Onsen

Day 3 : Takachho sightseeing  → Fukuoka-city

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

General condition

・Departure and disbandment place is in Fukuoka-city

・Chartered vehicle is used

Stay at Kurokawa Onsen

・Other recommended Onsen resorts to be stayed

     Uchinomaki Onsen, Oda Onsen, Shirakawa Onsen  

 


 

 Day 1  

 

Depart Fukuoka-city → transfer to Kumamato  ( 100 minutes)

Sight seeing Kumamoto : Kumamoto Castle and Suizenji-koen Park

transfer to Aso

Sightseeing Aso : Daikanbo

Stay at Kurokawa Onsen

 

Kumamoto Castle

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

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

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

are being performed as fast as possible. Now, the Kumamoto Castle can be seen from the outside of

the moats surrounding the castle.


 

Suizenji-koen Park

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

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

The fresh springs in the garden release clean, cold water, which flows there from Mt. Aso via

underground currents.


 

Daikanbo 

A Mecca for tourists visiting 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.
Early in the morning, the clouds had spread out below us, and hung over the caldera as if they

were a large sea.

Over view from Daikanbo

 At the top
 Observatory place 

 

Kurokawa Onsen

One of the most popular hot spring resort, located on the northern side of  Mt. 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   

 

Depart Kurokawa Onsen

Nabegataki Waterfalls → Kusasenri-ga-hama → Mount Aso, Nakadake

Stay at Kurokawa Onsen

 

Nabegataki Waterfalls

The hidden tourist spot in Kumamoto prefecture, located just outside Oguni town in Aso region.

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

It is very unique waterfalls, you can actually climb behind the falls to see how the water has

carved out the rock over the year.


 

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
 

 


 

 Day 3  

 

Check out Kurokawa Onsen

transfer to Takachiho

Sightseening Takachiho : Takachiho Gorge, Takachiho Shrine, Amano Iwato Shrine

Back to Fukuoka-city

 

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.


 

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. 

 


 

 How to make your customized tour  

 

1. Enquiry

 The tours we are offering are customized for private travel accordance with your preferences

 and date,  click the   Enquiry Form   to tell us what you are looking for.

 

2. Proposal

・Preliminary quotation which is guide line of the tour price as per the Enquiry.

・Basic suggested itinerary will be provided.

 

3. Clarifications

 All the tour conditions are to be clarified including the grade & type of accommodations,

 transportation, visiting placed, meals and other excursions, in order to meet your requirements

 and budget.

 

4. Final proposal

 The quotation and itinerary are provided based on the Clarification.

 

5. Make an agreement 

 The agreement for proceeding the customized tour is conducted.

 

6. Enjoy the customized journey 

  All the arrangement are made as per the agreement and operated the tour in

  accordance with the plan

 


 

 

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 powerful 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.

 


 

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


 

 Featured tours related to Takachiho  

 

3 days Kumamoto, Aso & Takachiho tour

Where to Explore  

Day 1 : Fukuoka-city  → Kumamoto → Aso  stay Kurokawa Onsen

Day 2 : Aso sightseeing →   stay Kurokawa Onsen

Day 3 : Takachho sightseeing  → Fukuoka-city


 

7 days Central Kyushu tour         

Where to Explore  

Amakusa → Kumamoto → Aso → Takachiho → Kuju → Kokonoe → Yufuin

Asakura → Akizuki → Ukiha → Fukuoka


 

8 days Northern Kyushu tour         

Where to Explore

Fukuoka → Saga → Nagasaki → Unzen → Shimabara → Kumamoto → Aso

Okubungo region → Yufuin → Beppu → Kitakyushu → Fukuoka

 


 

                 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

 

 

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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


 

 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


 

 

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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. 

 

 


 

 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


 

 

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

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

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

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

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

 


 

7 days Central Kyushu tour

 

 Where to Explore  

 

Amakusa → Kumamoto → Aso → Takachiho → Kuju → Kokonoe → Yufuin

Asakura → Akizuki → Ukiha → Fukuoka



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 Itinerary

 

 Day 1   Amakusa

 

Amakusa

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

local delicacies and marine activities can be enjoyed.

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

 

 Amakusa

9 inhabited islands & numerous 

islands floating on a tranquil sea

Amakusa Gokyu / Pearl line

Main islands are connected with

Amakusa Five bridge, Pearl line

World Heritage SIte

Hidden Cristian site of Oe

Cathesral and Sakitsu Village

Tomioka Castle Ruins

The Castle in Amakusa Island

built in 1605

Amakusa Cruise

One of the most exciting

exprience in Amakusa

Amakusa Onsen

There are two Onsen,

Matsushima and Shimoda


 

Schedule

Arrive at Fukuoka 
Travel to Amakusa
Explore Amakusa Islans

Stay at Amakusa Onsen

 


 

 Day 2    Kumamoto

 

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

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

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

 

Kumamoto

The third most populous city in

Kyushu, called city of the forest

Kumamoto Castle

 One of Japan’s three great

 Castle, built in 1600

After the Earthquake

 Under restoration work, can be 

 visited from the outside

Suizenji-koen Park  Imitated the beautiful scenery 

 of Japan

Shimo-tori Shopping Street 

The largest shopping district in Kumamoto-prefecture

Kumamoto City Tram

Main destinations are connected from JR Kumamoto Station


 

Schedule

Travel to Kumamoto
Travel to Kumamoto

Explore Kumamoto :  Kumamoto Castle, Suizenji-koen Park

Stay at Kumamoto

 


 

 Day 3  Aso 

 

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

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

and local cuisines.

Aso

Enjoy numerous unforgettable

experiences in the rural area

Daikanbo

The perfect spot view of Aso

region, Caldera & Mount Aso 

Kusaseri-ga-hama

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

Mount Aso

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

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

  Mt. Aso, around the Crater 

 Look down the Crater

 Nakadake Crater

Aso Shrine

One of the oldest and most

prominent shrines in Japan

Kurokawa Onsen

The best places to enjoy the

atmosphere of real Japan

Nabegataki Waterfalls

Very unique waterfalls, can be

climbed behind the falls


 

Schedule

Explore Aso :  Daikanbo, Kusasenri-ga-hama, Mt. Aso, Aso shrine 
Stay at Kurokawa Onsen, Japanese style accommodation, Ryokan 
Local cuisine can be enjoyed at Ryokan’s dinner

 


 

 Day 4    Takachiho 

 

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

Aso and is steeped in Japanese mythology.

 

Takachiho Gorge

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

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

stone twisted and flowed as it formed.

Takachiho Shrine

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

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

brings with it an air of calm, peaceful reverence.

Amano Iwato Shrine

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

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

world of her life-giving light. 


 

Schedule

Travel to Takachiho, 1 and half hours by vehicle 
Exploring Takachiho : 
  Takachiho GorgeTakachiho Shrine, Amano Iwato Shrine 

back to Kurokawa Onsen

Stay at Kurokawa Onsen

 


 

 Day 4    Okubungo & Yufuin

 

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

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

Bungo-ono, Kusu and Kokonoe.

 

Okubungo region

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

as per your preference.

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

Aso & Kuju Mountains

Kuju kogen Plateau

A magnificent and beautiful

scenery of Kuju plateau

 Handa kogen Plateau

 Yamanami Highway, best

driving route enjoy Nature     

Kokonoe Yume Otsurihashi

Japan’s longest pedestrian

suspension bridge, world’s 2nd 

Yufuin

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

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

Mount Yufu

 Gentle mount Yufu can be seen

 graceful Onsen Resort

Yufuin Station Street

 In front of JR Yufuin Station
 a elegant street appear

Yunotsubo Avenue

 70 shops, gift shops, galleries

curiosity items shops, cafes   

Shitan-yu

The old public outdoor mixed

bath with a thatched

Kinrinko lake

The landmark in Yufuin, hot

water gushes from the bottom 

Yufuin Floral Village

Reproduced the townscape of

the Cotswold region in England


 

Schedule

Explore Okubungo : Kokonoe yume Otsurihasi, Handa Kogen Plateau 

Exploring Yufuin
・Stay at Yufuin Onsen Resort

 


 

 Day 5   Chikugo region

 

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

Akizuki

A former Castle town located in

northern part of Asakura-city

Asakura Triple Water Wheel

The only area in Japan to use

water wheels for irrigation

Toho VIllage

A small village located north

side of Asakura-city

Harazuru Onsen Resort

A tranquil Onsen located on

the banks of Chikugo River

Ukiha Inari Shrine

Breath taking beautiful scenery harmonizes with the Shrine

Shirakabe Avenue

Time-honored scenery, back to

100 years ago


 

Schedule

Exploring Ukiha

Exploring Asakura

Transfer to Fukuoka

Stay at Fukuoka

 


 

 Day 6   Fukuoka

 

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

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

the nation’s fourth largest economic zone. 

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

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

JR Hakata Station

The largest and busiest JR train

station in Kyushu

Seaside Momochi

The water-front resort area JR

Hakata Station and Tenjin

Tenjin

The biggest shopping district

in Kyushu 

Fukuoka City tour bus

Fukuoka Open top bus tour,

three courses for journey

Fukuoka Tower

Japan’s highest coastal tower,

magnificent view from the top

Tochoji Temple

The oldest temple of the

Shingon sect in Japan

 Kushida Shrine

Hakata Gion Yamagasa Festival

is held in the shrine 

Kawabata Shopping street

400 m down town street,

100 shops and restaurants

Nakasu

One of the largest entertainment

district in western Japan


 

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1. Enquiry

 The tours we are offering are customized for private travel accordance with your preferences

 and date,  click the  Enquiry Form   to tell us what you are looking for.

 

2. Proposal

・Preliminary quotation which is guide line of the tour price as per the Enquiry.

・Basic suggested itinerary will be provided.

 

3. Clarifications

 All the tour conditions are to be clarified including the grade & type of accommodations,

 transportation, visiting placed, meals and other excursions, in order to meet your requirements

 and budget.

 

4. Final proposal

 The quotation and itinerary are provided based on the Clarification.

 

5. Make an agreement 

 The agreement for proceeding the customized tour is conducted.

 

6. Enjoy the customized journey 

  All the arrangement are made as per the agreement and operated the tour in

  accordance with the plan

 

Price of the tour

The price is customized based on travel date, number of participants, hotel choices,

transportations, and other custom preferences.

 


 

 

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

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

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

Tel :  +81-93-521-8897 , 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 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.

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.

 

 


 

 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


 

 

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