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Kyushu Travel Guide

Nagasaki UNESCO Hidden Christian sites 3 days tour

 

Congratulations on UNESCO’s World Heritage registration

Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region

 

Japanese Christianity has a long history of continuing faith while coexisting with

Japanese traditional religion Shinto and General society.

 

Japan’s unique practice of the Christian faith continued even during the ban on Christianity.

Hidden Christian Sites in Nagasaki Regions bear unique testimony to the tradition of people and

their communities who secretly transmitted their faith in Christianity while surviving in the midst

of the conventional society and its religions during the time of prohibition.

 

The tour introduces how Christians have been continued their faith since Christianity was

propagated to Japan, by visiting Hidden Christian sites in Nagasaki-city, Shimabara and Unzen.

 

 


 

Tour condition

・Start and end place of the tour : Fukuoka-city

・Places to be visited :  Nagasaki-city, Shimabara and Unzen

・Duration : 2 nights and 3 days

・Transportation : Chartered vehicle

 


 

 Itinerary  

 

Day 1

Depart  Fukuoka-city

transfer to Nagasaki-city 

Visit tourist attaraction in Nagasaki-city

Stay at Nagasaki-city

 

Day 2

Visit tourist attaraction in Nagasaki-city

Transfer to Unzen

Visit tourist attaraction in Unzen

Stay at Unzen

 

Day 3

Transfer to Minami Shimabara

Harajo Castle ruins ;  Battle field of Shimabara Rebellion

Shimabara Castle

Transfer to Fukuoka-city

Arriva at Fukuoka-city

 


 

 Where to visit  

 

 Day 1  

 

Depart  Fukuoka-city

transfer to Nagasaki-city

Sotome areaMartyrdom of 26 Saints of JapanOura Cathedral

Glover Garden → Mount Inasa

Stay at Nagasakicity

 


 

Sotome area Hidden Christian Site  / UNESCO World Heritage 

When he discovered the underground Christians, Petitjean realized that there were many other

Christians hiding in the Sotome region.

He appointed de Rotz as the parish priest of the Shitsu and Kurosaki districts.    

    

  Shitsu Church

  Former Shitsu Aid Centre

  The Statue of Mary


 

Martyrdom of the 26 Saints of Japan

On February 5, 1597, Paulo Miki and 25 others were crucified for their belief in God on order of
Toyotomi Hideyoshi. The martyrs including four Spaniards, one from Goa, India, one Mexican and 
20 Japanese demonstrated their spiritual unity despite differences in races, ages and professions.
By putting them to death, Hideyoshi threatened people, saying I hereby ban Christianity”. 
Responded the martyrs’ chant “All people, bless God!  Death and life, liberty and persecution
and Dictators and the people confronted on Nishizaka Hill. 
 

Nishizaka hill, the site of

Martyrdom in 1597

The martyrs said that 

” All people, bless God ! ”  

The 26 Japanese martyrs have 

been canonized in 1862


 

Oura Cathedral   / UNESCO World Heritage

Basilica of Martyrdom of the 26 Saints of Japan

Built in 1865 under the supervision of the French priest Bernard Petitjean.

It was designated as a National Treasure in 1933 for its value as Japan’s oldest Gothic-style

Cathedral.

 

Entrance gate of Oura

Cathedral

Japan’s oldest Gothic-style

Cathedral building

Statue of Mary, at entrance of

Cathedral, installed in 1867

 

 

Glover Garden  / UNESCO World Heritage

The garden takes its name from Thomas Glover, his arms-importing operations played 
an important part in the Meiji Restoration, he built the first train line in Japan and he even

helped establish the first modern Mitsubishi ship yard.

 

Tomas Glover Residence,

World Heritage

Former Mitsubishi second

dock house

Overlooking of Nagasaki

harbour

 


 

Mount Inasa

It is a 333 meter high mountain in close distance to JR Nagasaki Station. The summit can be reached

by ropeway or car and offers great views over the city. And also, the magnificent night views from

Mount Inasa are ranked among Japan’s three best night views.

 

 Veiw from Nagasaki harbor

 View from the Summit 

  

World’s three great night veiw 


 
 Day 2  
 

Peace Park → Ground Zero  → Urakami Cathedral

Transfer to Unzen

Visit Nita Pass  → Unzen Jigoku

Stay at Unzen

 


 

Established in 1955 near the Ground Zero where the Atomic Bomb was dropped 

at 11:02 am on Aug. 09, 1945.

Peace Memorial Ceremony is held in front of the statue on August 9 every year and

the Mayor of Nagasaki makes the “Nagasaki peace declaration” for the whole world.

 

Peace Statue

Completed in 1955, ten years

after the atomic bombing

Peace Fountain

Reminds the tragic scene

unfolded shortly after the

dropped Atomic Bomb

Ground Zero

The Atomic bomb exploded

about 500m over the central 

monument               


 

Unzen, Nita Pass

Unzen is a beautiful mountain and Onsen resort, and was the first area to be designated as   

a National Park in Japan.

At any time of the year the natural scenery of Nita-toge Pass in Unzen is magnificent.

Azaleas, green leaves, brilliant autumnal tints of maples and silver frost represent each

season of the year.

 

        Entrance to Nita pass

         Nita pass Observetory

  Rope way to Myoken mountain


 

Means Hell, is the number one attraction of Unzen with a peculiar smell of sulfur emitted from

the springs, and with white smoke rising from the ground over a wide area.

Unfortunately, this was once put into reality nearly 350 years ago during the time of religious

persecution in Japan.  30 Japanese Christians, failing to renounce their faith met  their death here in

the scalding spring of Jigoku.

 

Smoke rising from the ground

over a wide area

Martyrdom site of Christians

The Cross written the name of

six martyrs


 

 Day 3  

 

Transfer to Minami Shimabara

Harajo Castle ruins ;  Battle field of Shimabara Rebellion

Shimabara Castle

Transfer to Fukuoka-city

Arriva at  Fukuoka-city

 


 

Harajo Castle ruins

The Battle field of Shimabara Rebellion which was a peasant uprising agaist bakufu’s persecution of

Christians under the leadership of Amakusa Shiro in 1637.  Christian farmers rose in a riot due to their

grievance about the oppression by Matsukura Shigemasa. The Shogunate regarded this riot as Christian

rebellion and sent its punitive force, therefore locked themselves in the castle and with their leader

Amakusa Shiro Tokisada fought against the Shogunate. On February 27, 1638, he died in battle.

The following day, the castle fell. 37,000 Christians including women and children died a violent death. 

 

Entrance to Harajo Castle

Ruins

Battle field of Shimabara

Rebellion

The Statue of Amakusa Shiro


 

Shimabara Castle

The castle was built in 1625 by the feudal load Matsukura Shigemasawho was regarded as a master of

castle building. The castle, which took 7 years to complete, is also known as “Moritake Castle”.

It was an almost rectangular flatland castle built in the Renkaku-style.

 

Donjon of Shimabara Castle

Moat of the Castle planted lotus

Great stone wall of moat


 

Samurai Houses & Samurai street

Samurai was a term for the military nobility in pre-industrial Japan.

The Samurai houses in Shimabara along the old Samurai street nearby Shimabara Castle

were built in 18th century.

 

Samurai street

Samurai house

Japanese garden


 

 Featured tours related to Hidden Christian sites  

 

・ Nagasaki / UNESCO Hidden Christian sites one-day tour

・ Nagasaki / UNESCO Hidden Christian sites 3 days tour

Amakusa / UNESCO Hidden Christian sites 2 days 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 

 


 

6 days North-West Kyushu tour

 

 Where to Explore  

 

Fukuoka  → Saga  ( Karatsu & Yobuko, Imari, Kashima, Takeo) → Nagasaki   

Shimabara   → Unzen  →   Yanagawa → Kitakyushu  → Fukuoka 


 

 

 

 


 
  

 

 

 

 

 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 ​ 

 
 Itineraty  
 
 Day 1   Saga-prefecture
 
A prefecture in the northwestern part of Kyushu and is located next to Fukuoka-prefecture.

Consist of Karatsu & Yobuko, Imari, Arita, Kashima, Takeo and Saga.

 

Karatsu Castle

Karatsu Castle is called

Dancing Crane Castle

Yobuko Asaichi

Famous for Squid and Morning

Market called Asaichi

  Hado-misaki Cape

Cape of Lovers’ sanctuary,

the heart-shaped monument

Imari

The porcelain town, has 400

years history

 Arita

Arita porcelain, bright, elegant

pictures drawn in porcelain. 

Takeo

The Onsen resort, has 1200

years history

Saga-city

Great contribution to the

Japanese Industrial Revolution

Kashima

Exciting experience, Sake

brewery visiting

Yutoku Inari Shrine

One of the most famous Inari

shrines in Japan


 

Schedule

Depart Fukuoka-city

Karatsu and Yobuko → Imari → Kashima →  Takeo 

Stay at Takeo 

 


 
 Day 2    Nagasaki 
 

 

One of Must visit destination in Kyushu.

The city have many oversea countries cultures and also the significant Japanese histories

like no other areas. 

In addition to above features, the geographical conditions are creating fascinating tourism and

now many tourists are visiting here.

 Historical features   The following had exprienced in Nagasaki

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

Atomic bomb

 

Nagaaki Wharf

 Elegant international & domestic

 tourist harbour

Mount Inasa

 Breathtaking panoramic view

 of Nagasaki-city

Mount Inasa

 One of the World’s three

 beautiful night view

Glover Garden

 UNESCO World Heritage, the

 largest number of visitor here 

Peace Park

 Let’s make World Peace and

 everyone’s happiness

Path in Minamiyamate

 Various gift shops, 

 restaurants, Café lined the street

Oura Cathedral

 The most significant Church, 

  Mother Teresa and Pope visited

Dejima

 

 Only the trading port in Japan

 during Natinal isolation           

China Town

 One of the three big China

 town in Japan 


 

Schedule

Travel to Nagasaki
Explore Nagasaki : 
Nagasaki Peace Park, Glover Garden, Oura Cathedral , Dejima

Mount Inasa : Nagasaki Night view, one of the world’s three greatest night views

Stay at  Nagasaki : Western style Hotel  

Local cuisine can be enjoyed

 

 
 Day 3  Shimabara & 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,

seasonal colour makes beauty

 Nita pass

Magnificent scenery of mountain

foot area & Ariake bay              

 Unzen jigoku

White smoke rising from the

ground over a wide area


 

Schedule

Travel to Shimabara 
Explore   Shimabara  : Shimabara Castle Samurai houses, Samurai Street  

Lunch at Shimabara  : local cuisine ( Rokube, Guzoni)

Travel to Unzen 

Explore Unzen  Nita Pass, Unzen jigoku

Stay at  Unzen  : Japanese style accommodation Ryokan, Local cuisine can be enjoyed  

 


 
 Day 4  Yanagawa
 

Yanagawa

The estuary town facing the Ariake Sea; Canal boat cruise can be enjoyed while

experience the atmospheres of castle town. Surprisingly, 60km lengh canal in total was

constructed in the town of Yanagawa and the Yanagawa prospered as a castle town because

the canals were used for the moats, which was the protection of enemy during Edo period.

 

Okinohata

The heart of Yanagawa

Beautiful canal town

Canal boat cruise

A boat called Donkobune,

slowly go down the river

Canal boat cruise

Skillfully maneuvered by a

boatman with bamboo pole.

Ohana

Built in 1697 as the villa of the 

Lord Tachibana Akitora

Shotoen Garden

Listed on the National Scenic

Landmark

Ohana

Built as the guest house of Tachibana family in 1910

Sagemon Festival

The festival is held from

February 11 through April 3

Local delicacies

Serve the sea foods using local

delicacies of Ariake Bay

Steamed  Eel

The Steamed Eel is Yanagawa’s representative dish


 
Schedule

Transfer to Yanagawa, using a highway
Explore  Yanagawa  
Canal boat cruiseOhana Shotoen Garden,  

Lunch at Yanagawa  : Unagi (eel ) cuisine  or seafood of Ariake sea 
Travel to Kitakyushu, using a highway ( 2hours) 

Mount Sarakura : enjoy night vuewThree Major Night View of Japan

Enjoy local dinner in  Kitakyushu the food stall at Tanga Market 

Stay at Kitakyushu : Western style Hotel

  


 
 Day  5    Kitakyushu-city
 

Kitakyushu-city

The Industrial Innovation city with many different fascinating 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 

 Kanmon-kyo Bridge

The suspended bridge crossing

the Kanmon Straits

 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 foot

 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

Explore  Kitakyushu : Kokura Caltle, Mojiko Retro, Konamon Pedstrian tunnelHigashida  

 

Industrial tour can be arranged as an alternative

   TOYOTA, TOTO,  Yaskawa Electric Nippon Steel and Sumitomo Metal

Travel to Fukuoka, using a highway

Any kind of local cuisines can be enjoyed

Stay at Fukuoka : Western style Hotel 

  


 
 Day 6    Fukuoka-city
 

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 hub 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


 

 


 

 

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 

 


 

11 days Kyushu Tour

 

The destination Kyushu like a Treasure Chest of Japan

 

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

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

technologies.

 


 

 Where to Explore 

 

Fukuoka  →  Nagasaki  → Shimabara   → Unzen  →  Kumamoto  → Amakusa 

Ibusuki    → Chiran  →  Kagoshima & Sakurajima Island   → Kirishima  

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

Yufuin   →  Beppu   → Kitakyushu  → Fukuoka

 


 

 Travelling route 

 

Tour condition

Start & end of the tour is Fukuoka-city

 

English speaking guide 

Local experienced and knowledgeable

guide escorts the tour

 

Chartered vehicle is utilized

Jumbo taxi or bus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Itinerary  

 

 Day 1     Nagasaki

 

One of Must visit destination in Kyushu.  The city have many oversea countries cultures and

the significant Japanese histories like no other areas. 

In addition to above features, the geographical conditions are creating fascinating tourism and

now many tourists are visiting here.

Historical features  The following had exprienced in Nagasaki

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

 

Nagaaki Wharf

 Elegant international & domestic

 tourist harbour

Mount Inasa

 Breathtaking panoramic view

 of Nagasaki-city

Mount Inasa

 One of the World’s three

 beautiful night view

Glover Garden

 UNESCO World Heritage, the

 largest number of visitor here 

Peace Park

 Let’s make World Peace and

 everyone’s happiness

Path in Minamiyamate

 Various gift shops, 

 restaurants, Café lined the street

Oura Cathedral

 The most significant Church, 

  Mother Teresa and Pope visited

Dejima

 

 Only the trading port in Japan

 during Natinal isolation              

China Town

 One of the three big China

 town in Japan 


 

Schedule

Arrive at the Fukuoka airport

Transfer to Nagasaki-city

Peace Park → Ground Zero → Atomic Bomb Museum

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

Mount Inasa

Stay at  Nagasaki-city  

 


 

 Day 2    Shinabara & Unzen

 

Shimabara

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

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

Minami-Shmabara-city.

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

Hidden Christian history as well as Local Gourmets. 

 

Shimabara

  Nature, Onsen, Castle town,

 Christianity history, Gourmets.

 Shimabara Castle

 Symbol of Shimabar, almost 

 rectangular flatland castle

Samurai Houses

 Even now, atmosphere in 18th 

 century is still remained    


 

Unzen 

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

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

as Onsen Resort for both tourist Japanese and foreigner.

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

 

 Unzen

Highland Onsen Resort, different

colour create seasonal beauty

 Nita pass

Magnificent scenery of mountain foot area & Ariake bay              

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


 

Schedule

transfer to Shimabara

Shimabara Castle → Samurai Street

Lunch at  Shimabara,  local cuisine Guzoni

transfer to Unzen

Nita Pass → Unzen jigoku

Stay at Unzen Onsen Resort

 


 

 Day 3   Amakusa & Kumamoto

 

Amakusa

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

local delicacies and marine activities can be enjoyed.

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

 

 Amakusa

9 inhabited islands & numerous 

islands floating on a tranquil sea

Amakusa Gokyu / Pearl line

Main islands are connected with

Amakusa Five bridge, Pearl line

World Heritage SIte

Hidden Cristian site of Oe

Cathesral and Sakitsu Village

Tomioka Castle Ruins

The Castle in Amakusa Island

built in 1605

Amakusa Cruise

One of the most exciting

exprience in Amakusa

Amakusa Onsen

There are two Onsen,

Matsushima and Shimoda


 

Kumamoto

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

economic center of the prefecture.

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

as a castle town.

 

 Kumamoto

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

Kumamoto Castle

 One of Japan’s three great

 Castle, built in 1600

After the Earthquake

 Under restoration work, can be 

 visited from the outside

Suizenji-koen Park  Imitated the beautiful scenery 

 of Japan

Shimo-tori Shopping Street

The largest shopping district in Kumamoto-prefecture

Kumamoto City Tram

Main destinations are connected from JR Kumamoto Station


 

Schedule

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

Exploring Amakusa

transfer to Kumamoto

Exploring Kumamoto ; Kumamoto Castle and Suizenji-koen Park

Stay at   Kumamoto

 

 

 Day 4   Ibusuki & Satsuma Peninsula

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

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

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

and the Ibusuki Hot Spring representing Kyushu.  

 

Ibusuki Onsen

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

or Japanese bathrobe

 

  Sand bath hall, changing room

  shower facilities

  Steam Sand bath facing to

  Kinko Bay

    Enjoy taking Steam Sand

   bath

 Ikeda-ko Lake

 The legendary monster “Isshi” 

purported to live in the lake

Somen Noodel Nagashi

 Serving cold Somen noodle,

 swim in the revloving container

Meiji-gura Shochu Brewery

  Enjoy tasting Shochu at the

  time-honored Brewery

 Ryugu Shrine

 A power spot of matchmaking

 and good fortune in love.

Nagasaki-bana Cape

 the southernmost point of  Satsuma peninsula

Nishi-Oyama JR Station

 The southernmost railway

 station in Japan


 
Schedule

Transfer to kagoshima prefecture

Ikedako Lake → Somen Noddle Nagashi

Meijigura Shochu Brewery

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

Ryugu Shrine   → Nagasakibana Cape

Stay at Ibusuki Onsen Resort, enjoy the sand bath

 


 

 Day 5   Chiran & Kagoshima

 

Chiran

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

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

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

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

The beautul gardens at residence shows the history.

 

Samurai Residence

Time back to 200 years ago,

800m long street and residences

Samurai Residence

The beautul gardens at

residence shows the history

Chiran Peace Museum

The museum is located at

former Chiran zero-sen airbase


 

Kagoshima & Sakurajima Island

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

which raises the smoke across the Kagoshima Bay. 

Kagoshima prospered in the Edo period as a castle town.

 

Sengan-en Garden

 The time-honored Japanese

 garden made by Shimazu lord

Shimazu family residence

  Renown Shimazu feudal lord’s

  house in Sengan-en      

Shoko Shuseikan

  World Heritage, Meiji Japan’s

  Industrial Revolution        

 Sakurajima

 Still active volcano, the

 dynamic rising white smoke       

Yunohira Observatory

 The highest observatory, 360

 degree panoramic view     

Arimura Lava Observatory

 The Oservatory fomed by

  lava with 1km path               


 

Schedule

Transfer to Chiran

Exploring  Chiran   

Kagoshima, Sengan-en Garden and Shoko Shuseikan

Exloring Sakurajima Island

Stay at Kirishima

 


 

 Day 6   Kirishima & Nishinan & Miyazaki

 

Kirishima

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

district of Kirishima Yaku National Park. 

 

Kirishima Shrine

Constructed in 1715, at the

Kirishima mountain foot           

Shrine main building

 One of the most beautiful

 Shrine in Kyushu

Kirishima Onsen

 

 High land Onsen Resort at

 the mountain foot of Kirishima


 

Nishinan & Miyazaki

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

like Aoshima and Toi-misaki Cape.

 

Toi Cape

Wlild horses are living on the

gentle hills at Cape                 

Udo Shrine

 Exciting Shine,  located the cave

of the cliff side,the Pacific Ocean

Obi Castle Ruins

 

 The dynamic Castle, moss-covered 

 stone walls          

Sun Messe Nichinan

 Japan’s own replica of Moai

 Statues    

Horikiri Pass

60m altitude pass, look down

at view of the Pacific Ocean   

Miyazaki Shrine

 

The oldest and most important

shrine in the Miyazaki-city          


 

Schedule

Leave Hotel in Kirishima Onsen Resort 
  Krishima jingu Shrine   

Exploring Nichinan and Miyazakii

  Toi Cape

  Udo Shrine

  Obi Castle Ruins

  Nichinan Coast ; Horikiri Pass

  Miyazaki Shrine

Stay at Miyazaki, Western style Hotel, breakfast included

 


 

 Day 7     Hyuga & Takachiho

 

Hyuga

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

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

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

 

Cruz Sea

 Your Wishes come true

 Cross shaped rock her

Umagase

 Intricate waterways sandwiched

 between cliffs with 70 m high

Mimitsu

Port town, the atmosphere of

the 19th century is still remained


 

Takachiho

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

Aso and is steeped in Japanese mythology.

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

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

lure her out.

 

Takachiho Gorge

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

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

stone twisted and flowed as it formed.

 

Takachiho Shrine

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

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

brings with it an air of calm, peaceful reverence.

 

Amano Iwato Shrine

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

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

world of her life-giving light. 

 


 

Schedule

Transfer to Hyuga

Exploring Hyuga  ; Cruz Sea, Umagase and Mimitsu

transfer to Takachiho

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

Stay at Takachiho  

 


 

 Day 8     Aso  

 

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

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

variety of sports and local cuisines.

 

Aso

Enjoy numerous unforgettable

experiences in the rural area

Daikanbo

The perfect spot view of Aso

region, Caldera & Mount Aso 

Kusaseri-ga-hama

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

Mount Aso

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

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

 

  Mt. Aso, around the Crater 

   Look down the Crater

   Nakadake Crater

Aso Shrine

One of the oldest and most

prominent shrines in Japan

Kurokawa Onsen

The best places to enjoy the atmosphere of real Japan

Nabegataki Waterfalls

Very unique waterfalls, can be

climbed behind the falls


 
Schedule

Transfer to Aso

Exploring Aso

  Kusaenri-ga-hama

  Mount Aso

  Daikanbo

Stay at Aso, Kurokawa Onsen

 


 

 Day 9   Yufuin & Beppu  via Okubungo region

 

Okubungo region

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

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

part is surrounded by Aso & Kuju Mountains.

 

Kuju kogen Plateau

A magnificent and beautiful

scenery of Kuju plateau

 Handa kogen Plateau

 Yamanami Highway, best

driving route enjoy Nature     

Kokonoe Yume Otsurihashi

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


 

Yufuin

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

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

 

Mount Yufu

 Gentle mount Yufu can be seen

 graceful Onsen Resort

Yufuin Station Street

 In front of JR Yufuin Station
 a elegant street appear

Yunotsubo Avenue

 70 shops, gift shops, galleries

curiosity item shops, cafes   

Shitan-yu

The old public outdoor mixed

bath with a thatched

Kinrinko lake

The landmark in Yufuin, hot

water gushes from the bottom 

Yufuin Floral Village

Reproduced the townscape of

the Cotswold region in England


 

Beppu

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

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

Beppu

Japan’s largest hot water yield

Onsen facing to Bappu bay

 Myoban Onsen

The highest place Onsen district,

many old style public bathes

 Kannawa Onsen

 One of the most popular Onsen

 district in Beppu

 Hell tour

collection of hot spring,the water

bubbles forth from underground

Foot bath

Bathing can be enjoy without ex

take all clothing off

Mount Takasaki

 About 1700 wild Japanese

monkey are living


 

Schedule

Transfer to Yufuin exploring Okubungo

Exloring Yufuin

Transfer to Beppu

Beppu Hell tour → enjoy Foot bath

Stay at  Beppu

 


 

 Day 10    Kitakyushu

 
Three Major Night View in Japan from Mount Sarakura is to be experienced.
Kitakyushu is the second largest city in Kyushu with a population of 940,000.

The city is the Industrial Innovation city greatly contributed to Japan’s Industrial modernization.

Now Kitakyushu offers a lot of sightseeing spots such as scenic beauty places,

UNESCO World Heritage site, industrial heritages, placed introduce cultures of people living there,

and various historic sites. 

 

Kokura Castle

Kitakyushu’s land mark, walking distance of Kokura Stations

Uomachi Shopping arcade

Down town shopping street,

various shops, restaurants, bars

 Hiraodai Karst Plateau

one of the three largest karst

plateau in Japan 

 Mojiko Retro

The exotic district, former trading port coal and other products

 Kanmon Pedstrian tunnel

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

Kawachi Wisteria Garden         

Selected as a beautiful place

of the real world 10

 UNESCO World Heritage

Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution

 Higashida district

The birth place of Steel making Industry in Japan 

Mount Sarakura

The Three Major night view

in Japan


 

Schedule

Transfer to Kitakyushu

Kukura Castle → lunch at Kokura

Mjiko Retro and Konamon Pedstrian tunnel

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

Stay at  Kitakyushu

 


 
 Day 11    Fukuoka

 

Fukuoka-city

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

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

the nation’s fourth largest economic zone. 

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

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

 

JR Hakata Station

The largest and busiest JR train

station in Kyushu

Sea Side Momochi

The water-front resort area JR

Hakata Station and Tenjin

Tenjin

The biggest shopping district

in Kyushu 

Fukuoka City tour bus

Fukuoka Open top bus tour,

three courses for journey

Fukuoka Tower

Japan’s highest coastal tower,

magnificent view from the top

Tochoji Temple

The oldest temple of the

Shingon sect in Japan

 Kushida Shrine

Hakata Gion Yamagasa Festival

is held in the shrine 

Kawabata Shopping Arcade

400 m down town street,

100 shops and restaurants

Nakasu

One of the largest entertainment

district in western Japan


 
Schedule

Transfer to Fukuoka-city

Exploring  Fukuoka-city

Stay in   Fukuoka-city

 

 

 Featured Kyushu Round tours  

 

・ 11 days Kyushu tour

・ 8 days Northern & Central Kyushu tour

・ 8 days Southern Kyushu tour

・ 6 days North-West Kyushu tour

・ 7 days Central Kyushu tour

・ 6 days North-Eest Kyushu tour

 


 
 

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 

 


 

Fukuoka private tours

 

Fukuoka-prefecture only in Japan is selected by

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

 

We offer 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

 


 

 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

 

 

 

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

 

 


 

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  

 

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.

 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 

 


 

Japan tours to Kyushu

 

Japan KYUSHU Tourist is the specialist of Fukuoka and Kyushu tour

Kyushu is the destination like a Treasure Chest of Japan

 

We offer various types of customized private Tours and Trips exclusively for you.

 

 Our tours  

 

 Tailor-made tours     Self-guided tours    Golf tour    Study tour 

 

Your customized own package tour can be planned based on your purpose, interest of journey

and duration of your travel.

 

We can cover all the area of Kyushu, and we have prepare the two type of Itineraries of

Kyushu Round tour and Short duration journey.

 

    


 

 Kyushu Round tour itineraries 

 

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

in Kyushu. The starting and finishing place of the tour is Fukuoka-city.

 

11 days 

Kyushu tour

8 days Northern &

Central Kyushu tour

8 days

Southern Kyushu tour

 

The itinerary is covered featured

destinations and must see

places throughout Kyushu

 

Travel 5 prefectures

Fukuoka SagaNagasaki, 

Kumamoto , Oita  prefecture

 

Kagoshima, Chiran, Ibusuki,

Satsuma peninsula, Nichinan

Miyazaki, Hyuga, Takachiho


 

6 days

North-West Kyushu tour

7 days 

Central Kyushu tour

 

Saga, Nagasaki, Shimabara,

Unzen , Yanagawa, Kitakyushu,

Fukuoka

 

Amakusa, Kumamoto, Aso

Kurokawa, Takachiho 

Okugungo, Chikugo, Fukuoka

 

Asakura, Ukiha,  Okugungo

YufuinBeppu, Usa, Kunisaki

Peninsula, Kitakyushu , Fukuoka


 

 Short duration journey itineraries

 

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

Fukuoka-prefecture and near Fukuoka-prefecture.

The starting and finishing place of the tour is Fukuoka-city.

If required, the starting place of the tour can be changed to Kitakyushu-city, Nagasaki-city

or Saga-city.

 


 

 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 Fukuoka-prefecture has

1300 years history

 

Itoshima is a resort town with

beautiful dynamic Genkai Sea;

seafood gourmet, rural landscape,

local products shopping,

Sake brewery are offered


 

Munakata & Fukutsu

UNESCO/Sacred region

one-day tour

Munakata, Oshiama &

Okinoshima /UNESCO

Sacred regin 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


 

Yoshii & Yanagawa

Hina doll festival tour

Kurume & Yame region

one-day tour

Kitakyushu / UNESCO

Industry Revolution

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

 

Kitakyushu-city contributed to

Japan’s industrial modernization

with unprecedented speed in

the world


 

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 Sasebocity.

 

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  

 

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.

 



 

 Featured Destinations map 

 

Note

  Red letters indicates Prefecture

  Black letters indicates Destinations

 

 

Tour condition

Start & end of the tour is Fukuoka-city

 

English speaking guide 

Local experienced and knowledgeable

guide escorts the tour

 

Chartered vehicle is utilizes

Jumbo taxi or bus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 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

 

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 or assistances 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 

 


 

UNESCO World Heritages in Kyushu

 

We have four UNESCO World Heritages in Kyushu.

Those sites are located all over Kyushu.

 

 Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution   registered in 2015

 

Yama, Hoko, Yatai, float festivals in Japan   registered in 2016

 

The Sacred Island Okinoshiam and Associated site

   in the Munakata region     registered in 2017

 

Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region   registered in 2018

 


 

 Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution 

 

Iron and Steel, Shipbuilding, and Coal Mining, are a grouping of historic sites that played

an important part in the industrialization of Japan in the Bakumatsu and Meiji periods.

Location of the site

Kitakyushu, Nakama, Saga, Omuta, Arao, Misumi, Nagasaki, Kagoshima


 

 Yama, Hoko, Yatai, float festivals in Japan  

 

In cities and towns throughout Japan, float festivals are held by communities annually to pray

to the gods for peace and protection from natural disasters.

Location of the site

Kitakyushu, Fukuoka, Hita, Karatsu, Yatsushiro


 

 The Sacred Island Okinoshiam and Associated site in the Munakata  

 

The island of Okinoshima is located sougonnni in the ocean between Japan and Korea, 

As even landing on the island has been prohibited, the strict taboos have preserved archaeological

ritural sites on the island almost intact over a millennium.In three shrines of Munakata Taisha, located

in the islands of Okinshima, Oshima and Kyushu.  From Okitsu-miya Yohaisho on Oshima, we can

worship Okinoshima from afar. And Shimbaru-Nuyama Mounded Tomb Group is the evidence of people

who nurtured the tradition of worshipping the sacred island.

Location of the sites

Munakata, Fukutsu, Oshima

 


 

 Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region  

 

Hidden Christian Site in Nagasaki Regions bear unique testimony to the tradition of people and

their communities who secretly transmitted their faith in Christianity while surviving in the midst

of the conventional society and its religions during the time of prohibition.

Location of the sites

Nagasaki, Shimabara, Amakusa


 

 

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Golf tour in Fukuoka & Kyushu

 

Fukuoka and Kyushu are Paradises of Golf

Kyushu has about 250 golf courses and you can play golf comfortably throughout

the year because it is warmer than other areas in Japan.

 

Especially Fukuoka prefecture, has the largest number of courses in the Kyushu.

There are several Campion courses in the northern area, beautiful Sea side courses

at Itoshima peninsula, and also there are a lot of champion courses and reasonable

courses in the southern part.

Almost all the courses can be reached within one and half hous from Fukuoka-city.

 

The hobby of CEO, Masa Kondo is Golf and who knows the difference of the Golf culture 

between Japan and Europe because he played at many courses in other countries included

in South Africa. Therefore we can offer the excellent courses to suite your requirement

and organize enjoyable tour without any problems for playing golf.

 

The Golf tour package, everything is covered from the moment you arrive at the airport, inclusive

of onward travel arrangements, accommodation, golf, and any other extras you may need.

 


 

 Where to play golf  

 

Fukuoka-prefecture

Where to play : Fukuoka-city, Kitakyushu-city, Itoshima, Dazaifu, ChikugoMunakata,

 Fukuoka-prefecture has 60 golf courses that the large number of courses in Kyushu.

There are many champion courses with long history and a lot of Professional Golf

Tournament have been held here in Fukuoka-prefecture.

Access to almost all golf courses are within one and half hours from Fukuoka-city.

You can enjoy playing golf and sightseeing while staying  Fukuoka-city 

 


 

Nagasaki-prefecture

Where to play :Unzen, Shimabara, Nagasaki, Sasebo, Omura

Nagasaki-prefecture is located in the west side of Kyushu and it is a popular area for golf

due to warm climate through the year. There are a lot of beautiful seaside challenging courses.

And Nagasaki-prefecture  is a popular tourist destination such as Nagasaki-city,

Sasebo, Shimabara and Unzen ; you can enjoy golf and sightseeing.

 


 

Oita-prefecture 

Where to play : BeppuYufuin, Oita

Oita-prefecture is one of most famous Onsen resort in Japan, where has Beppu and Yufuin,

and has about 20 golf courses. You can enjoy sightseeing and golf here.

 


 

Kumamoto-prefecture 

Where to play Kumamoto, Aso

Kumamoto-prefecture has about 40 golf courses that is 2nd largest number in Kyushu.

Golf courses are located in Aso Kuju National Park, there are many courses where you can

see beautiful scenery of Mount Aso while playing golf.

 


 

Miyazaki-prefecture

Where to play : Phoenix Resort, Miyazaki

Miyazaki-prefecture has 30 golf courses and it is warm climate you can enjoy playing

golf throughout the year.

Most popular courses are Phoenix Country Club and Tom Watson Golf Course.

located in Phoenix Resort, where you can enloy beautiful scenery while playing.

 


 

Kagoshima-prefecture

Where to play : Kagoshima, Ibusuki

Kagoshima-prefecture is one of the best place for golf in Kyushu and has

about 30 golf courses. You can play comfortably in winter season as well, because

it is warn climate with 18 degree Celsius average temperature in the year.

 


 

 


 

 Featured Golf Courses 

There is a large variety of courses to fit golfers of every budget and

skill level in Kyushu.

There are many courses around Fukuoka-city that are easy to

access from the hotel in the city. more … 


 

 Our services

 

Itinerary

To offer your own Itinerary in consideration of your requirements

 

Golf courses arrangement

We offer golf courses to suit your individual requirements and budget,

and we make an arrangement your best courses.

 

Transfer service 

We organize a chartered vehicle such as jumbo taxi, or bus in consideration of number

of pax and luggage. These transfers would be to and from the airport on your arrival

and departure days as well as to and from the courses included in the itinerary each day.

 

Accommodation

Japanse style Inn called Ryokan or Western style hotel can be arranged 
Levels of accommodation; comfort  (3 star ), superior (4 star), or deluxe (5 star)

 

Japanese and English speaking attendant Service

Almost all the golf courses in Kyushu require Japanese and English speaking attendant

at the reception and starter to avoid any peoblem. 

We can arrange a right person who is familiar with golf

 

Sightseeing  

Kyushu is a fascinating destination like a Treasure Chest of Japan. 

As part of your Golf tour package we can arrange  Tailor-made tour .

 

Meals arrangement

The dining experience of Japanese cuisines and local foods is one of the best excitement

during the trip to Kyushu.  We propose and book the best restaurants to suit your

preference and budget from information on restaurants and meals available only at local

travel agent.

 
 

 
 

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 

 


 

 

Unzen travel guide

 

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-city.

 

Unzen Onsen Resort

Located in the centre of Shimabara peninsua, at the southwest part of Mount Unzen 

with an altitude of 700m.

It is started receiving foreign tourists around the year 1900 when Kaempfer and Siebold

introduced the city to Europe and China.

The area was the first area to be designated as a National Park in Japan in 1934. 

 

    Unzen Onsen Resort town

     Unzen Onsen Resort town       

               Mount Unzen


 

 Where to explore  

 

Nita Pass

Nita pass is one of the best scenic spot in Unzen

At any time of the year the natural scenery of Nita Pass in Unzen is magnificent. Azaleas,

green leaves, brilliant autumnal tints of maples and silver frost represent each season

of the year.

 

        Entrance to Nita pass

         Nita pass Observetory

  Rope way to Myoken mountain


 

Unzen Jigoku

Jigoku, means Hell, is the number one attraction of Unzen with a peculiar smell of sulfur emitted

from the springs, and with white smoke rising from the ground over a wide area.

This is a striking reminder that Unzen Volcano is still very much alive.

 


 

Unzen Trekking

Various trekking routes are prepared with the Onsen Onsen Resort town as the starting area,

through the Unzen Jigoku.  Everyone including mountain climber can enjoy by choosing

preference route, Nita pass and summit of mount Myuken and Fugen can be reached.

 


 

Unzen Golf Course      

Opened in 1913, the oldest public course in Japan, and second oldest golf course after

the Kobe Golf Club, which opened in 1903.

Moreover, Unzen has been designated as Japan’s first national park in 1934, and the golf course

has been popular among people both Japanese and foreigner as the national park’s main facility.

 


 

The area is also a part of Unzen, located at western foot of Mount Unzen.

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

and there are 3 public baths where visitor can use.  

 


 

 Featured tours related to Unzen  

 

・ Shimabara & Unzen 2 days tour

・ Nagasaki / UNESCO Hidden Christian sites 3 days tour

・ 11 days Kyushu tour

・ 8 days Northern & Central Kyushu tour

・ 6 days North-West Kyushu tour

 


 

 General information 

 

Address Unzen, Obama-cho, Unzen-city, Nagasaki-prefecture
Access

90 minutes by a vehicle from Nagasaki-city

70 minutes by a vehicle from Nagasaki Air port

30 minutes by a vehicle from Shimabara-city

2 hours and 30 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

3 hours and 10 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city


 

 

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

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UNESCO Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region

 

Hidden Christian site is registered on UNESCO’s World Heritage

 

Japanese Christianity has a long history of continuing faith while coexisting with

Japanese traditional religion Shinto and General society.

 

Japan’s unique practice of the Christian faith continued even during the ban on

Christianity.

Hidden Christian Site in NagasakiShimabara and Amakusa Regions bear unique

testimony to the tradition of people and their communities who secretly transmitted

their faith in Christianity while surviving in the midst of the conventional society and its

religions during the time of prohibition.

 


 

 Nagasaki  

 

Oura Cathedral  / UNESCO World Heritage

Basilica of Martyrdom of the 26 Saints of Japan.

Built in 1865 under the supervision of the French priest Bernard Petitjean.

It was designated as a National Treasure in 1933 for its value as Japan’s oldest Gothic-style

Cathedral.

 

Entrance gate of Oura

Cathedral

Japan’s oldest Gothic-style

Cathedral building

Statue of Mary, at entrance of

Cathedral, installed in 1867


 

Martyrdom of the 26 Saints of Japan     

On February 5, 1597, Paulo Miki and 25 others were crucified for their belief in God on order
of Toyotomi Hideyoshi. The martyrs including four Spaniards, one from Goa, India, one
Mexican and 20 Japanese demonstrated their spiritual unity despite differences in races, 
ages and professions.
 

Nishizaka hill, the site of

Martyrdom in 1597

The martyrs said that 

” All people, bless God ! ”  

The 26 Japanese martyrs have 

been canonized in 1862


 

 Sotome area Hidden Christian Site  / UNESCO World Heritage 

When he discovered the underground Christians, Petitjean realized that there were many

other Christians hiding in the Sotome region.

He appointed de Rotz as the parish priest of the Shitsu and Kurosaki districts.     

   

  Shitsu Church

  Former Shitsu Aid Centre

  The Statue of Mary


 

Urakami Cathedral

Originally constructed in 1895 as a brick Romanesque building, after a long-standing ban on

Christianity was lifted. When completed in 1914, it was the largest Catholic church in East Asia.

The atomic bomb dropped on August 9, 1945 explored in Urakami, only 500m from the

cathedral, which was completely destroyed. What remained of the cathedral is now on display 

in the Atomic Bomb Museum.

 

A replacement the Cathedral

was built in 1959

Ruins of destroyed Urakami

Cathedral are displayed

Ruins of destroyed Cathedral,

displayed nearby Ground Zero


 

 Shimabara  &  Unzen   / Nagasaki-prefecture

 

Harajo Castle Ruins  / UNESCO World Heritage

The Battle field of Shimabara Rebellion which was a peasant uprising agaist bakufu’s

persecution of Christians under the leadership of Amakusa Shiro in 1637. 

Christian farmers rose in a riot due to their grievance about the oppression by

Matsukura Shigemasa.

The Shogunate regarded this riot as Christian rebellion and sent its punitive force,

therefore locked themselves in the castle and with their leader Amakusa Shiro Tokisada

fought against the Shogunate. On February 27, 1638, he died in battle.

The following day, the castle fell. 37,000 Christians including women and children

died a violent death.

 

Entrance to Harajo Castle

Ruins

Battle field of Shimabara

Rebellion

The Statue of Amakusa Shiro

 


 

Unzen jigoku

Jigoku, means Hell, is the number one attraction of Unzen with a peculiar smell of sulfur emitted

from the springs, and with white smoke rising from the ground over a wide area.

Unfortunately, this was once put into reality nearly 350 years ago during the time of religious

persecution in Japan.  30 Japanese Christians, failing to renounce their faith met  their death

here in the scalding spring of Jigoku.

 

Smoke rising from the ground

over a wide area

Martyrdom site of Christians

 

The Cross written the name of

six martyrs


 

 Amakusa    / Kumamoto-prefecture 

 

Hidden Christian of Amakusa

Christianity was first brought to Japan in 1549 by a Jesuit priest named Francis Xavier when

trading opened in Kagoshima. Not long after, it spread to neighboring areas such as Nagasaki

and Amakusa. In 1614, the Tokugawa regime felt threatened by the growth of Christianity out of

their fear of colonialism. Persecutions began and the eradication of Christianity started.

Missionaries and priests alike were killed, while those who practiced Christianity were given an

option to renounce their faith or face death. Some chose to convert to Shintoism and Buddhism

in order to hide their Christian faith.

Fed up with famine and cruel treatment, peasants from Amakusa organized a rebellion to fight

against the regime. This resulted in the Shimbara Rebellion, which is considered as one of the

largest revolts during the Edo period.

 


 

Oe Cathedral  / UNESCO World Heritage

The oldest Catholic Church in Amakusa and was one of the first churches built right after the ban

on Christianity was lifted. The and Romanesque-style architecture and the chalky white structure

was rebuilt in 1933 by a French missionary priest named Father Garnier using his own money and

contributions from local Christians living in the area.

 


 

Sakitsu Village  / UNESCO World Heritage

A Gothic-looking church is located on a cove of a fishing village. In 1934, a French priest

Augustin Halbout MEP purchased the premises of the former village headman and built a

wooden and concrete finished church, with Tetsukawa Yosuke’s design and construction.

He placed the altar at the very site where fumie or a test to ensure non-allegiance to

Christianity had been conducted.

 


 

Amakusa Shiro Memorial Hall

The theme Museum shows History of Christianity in Amakusa and Shimabara Rebellion

which was a peasant uprising agaist bakufu’s persecution of Christians under the leadership

of Amakusa Shiro in 1637.

 


 

 Featured tours related to Hidden Christian sites

 

・ Nagasaki / UNESCO Hidden Christian sites one-day tour

 Nagasaki / UNESCO Hidden Christian sites 3 days tour

Amakusa / UNESCO Hidden Christian sites 2 days 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 

 


 

Shimabara & Unzen Onsen 2 days tour

 

The tour introduces Shimabara peninsula in Nagasaki-prefecture.

Shimabara peninsula is located about 30 km east of Nagasaki-city and facing Ariake Sea.

The other side of Ariake Sea is Kumamoto-city and Amakusa which are connected by

three ferries.

At the center of peninsula is Mount Unzen, and there are Onsen Resorts around the

mountain such as Unzen , Obama and Shimabara.

 


 

 

 Where to Explore  

 

Day 1 : Fukuoka-city  →  Shimabara sightseeing → Unzen   

Day 2 :  Unzen  sightseeing → Obama → Fukuoka-city 

 

General condition

・Departure and disbandment place is in Fukuoka-city 

・Chartered vehicle is used

・Stay at Unzen Onsen

 


 

 Day 1  

 

Depart Fukuoka-city  →  transfer to Shimabara   

Shimabara sightseeing

transfer to Unzen 

Sightseeing Unzen  : Nita Pass

Stay at Unzen Onsen

 

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 Castle

Located in Shimabara-city and was built in 1625 by the feudal load Matsukura Shigemasa, 

who was regarded as a master of castle building.

The castle, which took 7 years to complete, is also known as “Moritake Castle”.

Samurai Houses

Samurai was a term for the military nobility in pre-industrial Japan.

The Samurai Houses in Shimabara along the old Samurai street nearby Shimabara Castle

were built in 18th century.

 


 

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.

 

Nita Pass

One of the best scenic spot in Unzen

At any time of the year the natural scenery of Nita Pass in Unzen is magnificent.
Azaleas, green leaves, brilliant autumnal tints of maples and silver frost represent 

each season of the year.

Stay at Unzen Onsen Resort

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

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


 

 Day 2 

 

Leave accommodation  

Sightseeing  Unzen

Sightseeing Obama

transfer to Fukuoka-city 

 

Unzen Jigoku

Jigoku, means Hell, is the number one attraction of Unzen with a peculiar smell of sulfur emitted

from the springs, and with white smoke rising from the ground over a wide area.

This is a striking reminder that Unzen Volcano is still very much alive.

Option Unzen Trekking 

Various trekking routes are prepared with the Onsen Onsen Resort town as the starting area,

through the Unzen Jigoku.  Everyone including mountain climber can enjoy by choosing

preference route, Nita pass and summit of mount Myuken and Fugen can be reached.

The Japan’s longest foot bath in Obama

Called “Hot foot 105 

The length of foot bath is 105m which is same number of the hot spring source temperature of

105 degree Celsius.

 


 

 

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