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Kyushu Travel Guide

Kurume, Yame and Hoshino village tour

 

 Where to Explore  

 

Kurume : the most largest city in Chikugo regin

Yame :  The city of Japanese Tea and Traditional Crafts

Hoshino village : The most beautiful village in Japan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

General condition

・Departure and disbandment place is in Fukuoka-city

・Chartered vehicle is used

 


 

 Itinerary  

 

8:30 Depart Fukuoka-city

Transfer to Kurume

Visit Kora Taisha Shrine

transfer to Yame

Visit Yame Traditional Craft Museum

Lunch at Yame Ginnoka   → visit Sake brewery Kitaya

Transfer to Hoshino village

Exploring Hoshino village

Transfer to Fukuoka-city  

18:00 Arrive at  Fukuoka-city

 


 

 Where to Explore

 

 Kurume

 

Kora Taisha Shrine  

The largest Shrine in Kyushu and the shrine is specified as Ichino-miya or the representative

Shrine in Chikugo region. Located in Kurume-city, stand at the middle of Kora Mountain.

From the Shrine compound, breath taking magnificent view of Chikugo plain can be seen.

 

Torii Gate, entrance of Shrine

Kyushu’s largest Shrine building

Magnificent view from the Shrine


 

 Yame  

 

The city of Japanese Tea and Traditional Crafts

Located in the southern part of Fukuoka-prefecture, Yame grew in size after the merger

with Kurogi town,Tachibana town,Yabe village,Hoshino village in 2010.

 

Yame Traditional Craft Museum

Yame is the Centre of Japanese artificial crafts

The Museum was built in 1986 with the purpose of gathering traditional craft items together

and transferring traditional techniques and development of local industry.

 

Japan’s largest Stone lantern

Japan’s biggest Gold Buddhist

Altar

Hina doll


 

Yame Fukushima

White-walled townscape

The Fukushima area is designated as an important traditional buildings preservation

area by the Japanese government. Since the Edo Era (1603 – 1868), the area has flourished as

an economical and political base, and many merchant houses which retain the atmosphere of that

time remain even today, mainly in the towns of Miyano, Kyo, and Furumatsu.

 


 

Sake Brewery Kiyaya

Kitaya is renowned Saka brewer in Yame,was founded some 190 years ago during the Edo Era.

The Sake is produced using high-grade rice if brewing quality rice of brewing

cultivated in Fukuoka-prefecture. The Brewery can be visited and enjoy sampling Sake.

 


 

Featured Japanese restaurant Ginnoka

The restaurant Ginnoka uses Japanese old style house built 100 years ago,

and located next to the Sake brewery Kitaya.

The restaurant opened in 2014 and serving Japanese cuisines which is compatible

with Sake using local abundant ingredients such as vegetables, fruits and fresh river and sea fishes.

 

 


 

Hoshino village

The most beautiful village in Japan

Located in the southeastern part of Fukuoka Prefecture, and east side of Yame-city,

at altitudes between 200 and 1,000 metres above sea level.

As 84 percent of the village is covered with mountain forests, agriculture and forestry

are the two main industries.

 

Terraced fields made by stonewall

Tea Culture Museum

Star Culture Center


 

 Option  

 

Kurogi large Wisteria tree

The Wisteria Festival takes place between mid-April and early May. 

The tree is more than 600 years old

The total area of its scaffolding structure at 3,000 square meters and its longest flower

clusters measuring in at 150 centimeters, the tree looks truly spectacular when it blooms.   

 

 


 

 

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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.

 



 

 

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

 


 

Fukuoka-prefecture travel guide

 

Fukuoka-prefecture only in Japan is selected by

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

 

Fascinating history. Incredible eats. Natural beauty. If the Japanese seaside city of Fukuoka

isn’t already on your radar, its time to recalibrate your Japan travel plans.

 

Fukuoka Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan on Kyushu Island. The capital is the city of Fukuoka.

It is the ninth most populated prefecture ( 5,111 thousand population) in Japan.

 

One of several host cities for the Rugby World Cup 2019, Fukuoka is the gateway to the island of Kyushu.

It’s the perfect destination for those looking to go beyond the well-trodden destinations like Osaka,

Tokyo and Kyoto and see a new corner of Japan.

 

 Featured destinations

 

Fukuoka-city  

The gate way to Kyushu and is the biggest cosmopolitan city in Kyushu. 

Due to its location Fukuoka-city is the great starting point for exploring Kyushu

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. 

 


 

Kitakyushu-city

Kitakyushu-city is blessed with spectacular & stunning natural feature and have one Natioanl Park,
and two Quasi-National Parks.  And the city is the Industrial Innovation city with many fascinating
features.  The combination of industrial zones and rich nature areas are creating the most dynamic
Night view in the World.
The city announced to Camp site of Wales participating in Rugby World Cup 2019.
 

 

Dazaifu 

Historical place Dazaifu About 1300 years ago, in Dazaifu, there was a government office

to manage the entire Kyushu  for a long period of 500 years at the present  Dazaifu. 

There are numbers of historical sites which reflect to the ancient history of Dazaifu.

Tenmangu shrines in Japan. 

 


 

Yanagawa

A beautiful canal town Yanagawa

Canal boat cruise can be enjoyed while experience the atmospheres of Japanese castle town

and rural Japanese  life style. The estuary town facing the Ariake Sea through the Chikugo

River and Yabe River. People started to live here since ancient times and the agriculture and

fishery have been engaged in by making Horiwari literary means the artificial canal.

 

 


 

Itoshima

A Resort town belonging to Genkai Quasi-National Park located next to Fukuoka-city.

Itoshima is facing Genkai Sea that the dynamic wave makes beautiful coast line scenery, and on the

other side is surrounded majestic Seburi mountain range makes beautiful country side landscape.

 


 

Munakata and Fukutsu

The Sacred Island Okinoshiam and Associated site in the Munakata Region

has been registered on the UNESCO Wlorld Heritage in 2016.

Munakata Region is located in the west part of Fukuoka-prefecture and facing to Genkai Sea.

The area are consist of Munakata, Fukutsu, Akama and Oshima Island.

 


 

Chikugo rejion

Agricultural industries spreading in the Kyushu’s largest Chikugo plain.

Chikugo region consists of Toho Village, Asakura, Akizuki, Ukiha, Kurume, Yame

and Hoshono Village.

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.
 

 

 Featured tours itinerary in Fukuoka-prefecture

 

We have various sample Itineraries in Fukuoka-prefecture for your journey and we can create

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

 

・ Fukuoka-city one-day tour

 Kitakyushu-city one-day tour

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

 Kitakyushu / UNESCO Industry Revolution one-day tour          

・ Kitakyushu-city hiking tour

・ Yanagawa & Dazaifu one-day tour

 Itoshima one-day tour

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

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

・ Toho village, Asakura and Ukiha one-day tour

・ Yoshii and Yanagawa Hina doll festival one-day tour

・ Kurume, Yame and Hoshino Village one-day tour

 


 

 

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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-prefectur

 


 

Kurogi large Wisteria tree

 

The tree is more than 600 years old

 

The total area of its scaffolding structure at 3,000 square meters and its longest flower

clusters measuring in at 150 centimeters, the tree looks truly spectacular when it blooms.

 

The Wisteria Festival takes place between mid-April and early May, adjusted to coincide

with the blooming of the giant wisteria tree located on the Susano Shrine grounds.

 

During the festival, stalls line the grounds of the shrine, and a Sake brewery in the town

is open to the public for tours.

 

Visitors are sure to enjoy the whole day.

 


 

 General information  

 

Address 5-2 Kurogi, Kurogi-machi, Yame-city, Fukuoka-prefecture
Access

80 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

50 minutes by a vehicle from Yanagawa

60 minutes by a vehicle from Asakura

50 minutes by a vehicle from Kurume

110 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city


 

 

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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 

 


 

Featured Japanese restaurant in Yame

 

Ginnoka, one of the recommended Japanse restaurant

 

The restaurant Ginnoka uses Japanese old style house built 100 years ago,

and located next to the Sake brewery Kitaya.

 

The Chef of Ginnoka grew up helping with the work of sake brewery Kitaya.

The restaurant opened in 2014 and serving Japanese cuisines which is compatible

with Sake using local abundant ingredients such as vegetables, fruits and fresh river and sea fishes.

 

Lunch


 

 General information  

 

Address 1018-2 Motomura, Yame-city, Fukuoka-prefecture
Access

60 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

40 minutes by a vehicle from Yanagawa

40 minutes by a vehicle from Asakura

35 minutes by a vehicle from Kurume

100 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city

Day closed Tuesday

 

 

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

 


 

Hoshino Village

 

The most beautiful village in Japan

 

Located in the southeastern part of Fukuoka Prefecture, and east side of Yame-city,

at altitudes between 200 and 1,000 metres above sea level.

As 84 percent of the village is covered with mountain forests, agriculture and forestry

are the two main industries.

 

The beautiful country side scenery 

The terraced fields made by stonewall are using for rice caltivation and tea planting.


 

Tea Culture Museum


 

Star Culture Center


 

Ikenoyama Camping Site


 

Peace Flame

Ikenoyama Onsen

View from Ikenoyama

 


 

 General information  

 

Address Village hall : 13102 Hosino, Asakura-city, Fukuoka-prefecture
Access

90 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

80 minutes by a vehicle from Dazaifu-city

70 minutes by a vehicle from Yaanagawa-city

130 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city

Population 3,000  

 

 

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

 


 

Yame Central Tea Plantation

 

The country of Green Tea, Yame

 

The Green Tea grown in Yame is one of the highest grade of tea throughout Japan.

This is the large Tea plantation spreading on a gently sloping hilly area, about 70 ha.

 

There is an observatory at the top of hill, Ariake bay as well as Shimabara Peninsula in

Nagasaki-prefecture can be seen on sunny days.

 

 


 

 General information  

 

Address Hon, Yame-city, Fukuoka-prefecture
Access

60 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

50 minutes by a vehicle from Yanagawa

50 minutes by a vehicle from Asakura

40 minutes by a vehicle from Kurume

100 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city


 

 

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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 

 


 

Yeme Fukushima

 

White-walled townscape

 

The Fukushima area is designated as an important traditional buildings preservation

area by the Japanese government.

 

Since the Edo Era (1603 – 1868), the area has flourished as an economical and political base, and

many merchant houses which retain the atmosphere of that time remain even today, mainly in the

towns of Miyano, Kyo, and Furumatsu.

 

The folk performing art “Fukushima Lantern Dolls” is performed at Fukushima Hachimangu Shrine

in Miyano Town around September 23 of every year. *Various events take place throughout the

year (Yame Paper Lantern Festival, Yame White Wall Gallery Tour, etc.).

 


 

 General information  

 

Address Motomachi, Yame-city, Fukuoka-prefecture
Access

60 minutes by a vehicle from JR Hakata station (Fukuoka-city)

40 minutes by a vehicle from Yanagawa

40 minutes by a vehicle from Asakura

35 minutes by a vehicle from Kurume

100 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city


 

 

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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 

 


 

Yame Traditional Craft Museum

 

Yame is the Centre of Japanese artificial crafts

 

The Museum was built in 1986 with the purpose of gathering traditional craft items together

and transferring traditional techniques and development of local industry.

 

Japan’s largest Stone lantern

Traditinal Craft Museum

Stone lantern exhibition

Various items producing in Yame are exhibited in the Museum.

 

Fukushima Buddhist Altar

Japan’s biggest Gold Buddhist

Altar

Buddhist Altars

Shinto Shrine


 

Yame lantern


 

Hina doll

Samurai Armour

Bow and arrow


 

Hand made Japanese Paper

Hosino Porcelain

Bamboo craft


 

Akasaka doll

Wooden craft

Stone lantern


 

 General information  

 

Address 2-123-2 Motomachi, Yame-city, Fukuoka-prefecture
Access

60 minutes by a vehicle from JR Hakata station (Fukuoka-city)

40 minutes by a vehicle from Yanagawa

40 minutes by a vehicle from Asakura

35 minutes by a vehicle from Kurume

100 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city

Open hours 9:00 to 17:00
Admission fee No fee is required
Days closed Monday, New year holidays

 

 

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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 

 


 

Sake Brewery Kitaya

 

Kitaya is renowned Saka brewer in Yame.

 

Kitaya was founded some 190 years ago during the Edo Era.

The Sake is produced using high-grade rice if brewing quality rice of brewing

cultivated in Fukuoka-prefecture.

 

The Brewery can be visited and enjoy sampling Sake.

 


 

 General information  

 

Address 374 Motomura, Yame-city, Fukuoka-prefecture
Access

60 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

40 minutes by a vehicle from Yanagawa

40 minutes by a vehicle from Asakura

35 minutes by a vehicle from Kurume

100 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.

 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