Japan KYUSHU Tourist  ジャパン九州ツーリスト株式会社

We are the Japan Travel specialist to Fukuoka and Kyushu

日本人のお客様の団体旅行と外国人のお客様のカスタマイズ旅行の専門会社です

TEL 093-521-8897
FAX 093-521-8898
E-mail

Kyushu Travel Guide

Usa & Ajimu travel guide

 

Usa area including Ajimu are located at the base of Kunisaki peninsula and spreading

around Usa Shrine.

Since ancient time the Kunisaki peninsula has been home of Kyushu’s prominent Usa Shrine,

influencing the surrounding hills and valleys with Buddhist culture. Although this is a Shinto shrine,

it has long been holy ground to both Shinto and Buddhist activities, and the Kunisaki Mountains 

and valleys were often chosen by monks as practice ground for meditation.

 


 

Exploring Usa & Ajimu

 

Usa Shrine

 

                Torii Gate

          Approach to Shrine

             Shrine main building


 

Ajimu Winery

                       Winery

                         Wines

               Tasting the wines


 

Scenic beauty

 

                   Sen Cliffs

          Higashi-shiya Waterfall

              Suzai Waterfall


 

Cool Japan

 

     Fukami Five Story Pagoda      

                Trowel Painting

              Trowel Painting


 

Futaba-no-sato Museum, Sumo Grand Champion Futabayama Museum


 

Senzai Farm Garden  

 

250 wisteria flowers bloom at the most largest garden in Kyushu, 200 roses bloom from May

                Wisteria flower    

 

                  Tea Plantation

                   Rose Garden


 

 Featured tours related to Usa and Ajimu 

 

Usa & Kunisaki peninsula one-day tour

Deoart Fukuoka-city → Exploring Usa Shrine → Bungotakada Showano Machi

Exploring Kunisaki Paninsukala; Fuki-ji temple, Maki odo, Onieno sato

Arrive at Fukuoka-city 


 

6 days North-East Kyushu tour

Where to Explore  

Fukuoka → Chikugo region (Asakura, Ukiha) → Okubungo (Kokonoe, Kuju, Bungo-ono

Takeda) → Yufuin → Beppu → Usa → Kunisaki Peninsula → Kitakyushu → Fukuoka  

 


 

 

               Location of Usa & Ajimu

 


 

 

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 

 


 

Usa & Kunisaki peninsula one-day tour

 

Usa including Ajimu & Kunisaki peninsula is located Eastern part of Oita-prefacture

 

If you want to meet real Japan and Cool Japan, we really recommend to visit this region.

You can feel Japanese mind in the Japan’s local landscape.

And also you can enjoy many type of local Cuisines and local specialties.

 

Since ancient time the Kunisaki peninsula has been home of Kyushu’s prominent Usa Shrine,

influencing the surrounding hills and valleys with Buddhist culture. Although this is a Shinto shrine,

it has long been holy ground to both Shinto and Buddhist activities, and the Kunisaki Mountains 

and valleys were often chosen by monks as practice ground for meditation.

 

 

  

 

Tour condition

Start and end of the tour is Fukuoka-city

English speaking guide : local experienced and knowledgeable guidese escorts the tour

Chartered vehicle is utilizes : jumbo taxi or bus as per number of pax

 


 

 Itinerary 

 

8:00 Depart Fukuoka-city

Transfer to Usa using Kyushu highway and Higashi-Kyushu highway, 2hours & 15minutes

Exploring Usa Shrine

Transfer to Kunisaki Peninsula

Exploing Bungotakada Showano Machi

Lunch at Featured Restaurant Fukinoto

Exploring Kunisaki Paninsukala; Fuki-ji temple, Maki odo, Onieno sato

Transfer to Fukuoka using Higashi-Kyushu highway and Kyushu highway, 2hours & 30mimutes

17:30 Arrive at Fukuoka-city 

 

Note : Any other places can be arranged considering season or your preferences.

 


 

 Where to explore

 

 Usa 

 

Usa Shrine

One of the most beautiful Shrine in Japan, and is the head shrine of Hachiman Shrine that

is composed 44,000 shrines that dedicated to the Hachiman Deity. 

Torii Gate, entrance to the

Shrine

Approach to Shrine

Shrine main building 


 

Grows high-quality grapes by taking advantage of the temperature fluctuations found in the
extreme climate unique to this region.

Located in Ajimu basin

Variety of domestic and imported

Wines

Enjoy tasting of sample wines


 

 Kunisaki Peninsula 

 

Showa no machi

Showa is the era that lasted till about 30 years ago in Japanese history, Bungo Takada was

the most prosperous in Kunisaki Peninsula for over 300 years from the Edo period up to 1900.
Here remains various old structures and remnants of regional Japanese.

Shopping street

Red post

Showa Roman Gura


 

Fuki-ji temple

The temple is a Tendai Buddhist temple located on the slopes of Mount Futago. The temple was

established in 718 and the temple building is the oldest extant wooden structure in Kyushu

Entrance of the Temple

Stone lantern

The oldest Temple building


 

Restaurant, Fukinoto

Located in the precincts of Fuku-ji temple, the local cuisines can be enjoyed such as Bungo beef,

Dangojiru, Soba noddle as well as Special meals used locally harvested ingredients.

Welcome to Fukinoto

Japanese style restaurant

Soda noddle making experience


 

Nagasaki-bana Cape

The resort park features a beach, a campsite, restaurant and more. The entire premises gets

painted beautifully with colors of each and every seasonal flower in season.

Beach

Seasonal flower premises

Sunflower


 

Kumano Magaibutsu

Hewn in a rock Mt. Tahara are two of largest Buddhist stone carvings in all Japan.   A Fudo-myu-o

8 meter in heigt and Dainich-nyurai 6.8 meter height. Said to have been carved in the Heian period,

they have received government designation as Important Cultural Properties.

Entrance

Daiichi nyorai

 Fudo myoou


 

Maki Odo

The temple houses nine Buddhists images said to be masterpieces of the Heian period,

including the Maki-Odo Seated Amida Nyorai (Amitabha). Figure and statues of the Four Devas.

All are designated as important national cultural properties.


 

Tashibu-no-sho

This district was once considered the most important estate of Usa Shrine. It has been ascertained

from ancient documents that the rural landscape seen today has remained unchanged since Heian

period. Now included this are, Kunisaki peninsula is listed on the World Agricultural Heritage.

World Agricultural Heritage

Paddy field

Farmers houses

 


 

 

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 

 


 

 

Usa Shrine

 

One of the most beautiful Shrine in Japan

 

The head shrine of Hachiman Shrine that is composed 44,000 shrines that dedicated to 

the Hachiman Deity.

 

Emperor Ojin, who was deified as Hachiman-jin  (the tutelary god of warriors), is said to be
enshrined in all the sites dedicated to him; and the first and earliest of these was at Usa in the
early 8th century. The Shrine is was founded in 727.

 


 

Exploring the shrine

          Main gate, Torii

               2nd gate, Torii

   Chozusha, purification place 


 

   Chozusha, purification place

                     To purify 

       Dedication of Sake


 

     Approach to the Shrine

                   Shrine Gate

            Hachiman Deity


 

             Lantern

        Gourd for good fortune

 Omikuji, Fortune telling paper   


 

         Shrine main building

            Sacred tree

  Lantern for Hachiman Deity

 


 

 General information  

 

Address 2859 Minami-Usa, Usa-city, Oita-prefecture
Access

50 minutes by a vehicle from JR Beppu

50 minutes by a vehicle from Yufuin

15 minutes by a vehicle from Bungo-takada-city

40 minutes by a vehicle from Nakatsu-city

80 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city

110 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

Open hours

April to September : 5:30 to 21:00

October to March : 6:00 to 21:00 except for January 1 to 3

Admission fee

No fee is required

Days closed No closing days

 

 

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 

 


 

Ajimu Winery

 
Enjoy tasting Ajimu wines
 
The winery located in the natural rich Ajimu basin. 
Ajimu Winery grows high-quality grapes by taking advantage of the temperature fluctuations
found in the extreme climate unique to this region.
 

 

The winery brews full-bodied wines using only grapes produced in Oita Prefecture. 

Created based on the image of a winery set amid a forest, the grounds

include a distillery, storehouse, vineyards, and shop. 

 

Ajimu Winery is striving to further improve research on cultivation of new grape varieties and

distilling technologies with the aim of becoming one of the best wineries in Japan.

 


 

 General information  

 

Address 798 Shimoge, Ajimu, Usa-city, Oita-prefecture
Access

40 minutes by a vehicle from JR Usa station

40 minutes by a vehicle from Beppu

30 minutes by a vehicle from Yufuin

40 minutes by a vehicle from Bungo-takada-city

50 minutes by a vehicle from Nakatsu-city

80 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city

120 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

Open hours

9:00 to 16:00

Admission fee

No fee is required

Days closed Tuesday, New year holidays

 

 

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