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Kyushu Travel Guide

Kyushu Travel Guide

 

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

and Kyushu consists of 8 prefectures included Ikinawa-prefecture.

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

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

Kumamoto-prefecture    Miyazaki-prefecture    Kagoshima-prefecture

 


 

Abundant​ local tourist information collected by our own

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

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

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

by photos which are taken by us.

 


 

What and where to enjoy

Kyushu is the destination like a Treasure Chest of Japan, you can enjoy what you want.

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

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

   Nagasaki and Kitakyushu, Aso tourist tram, Sake brewery, Fruits picking.

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

    Aso, Takachiho, Nichinam and Hyuga,  Okubungo, Yufuin

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

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

    Kumamoto, Saga, Nagasaki, Kagoshima

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

UNESCO World Heritage / the Sacred Island Okinoshiam and Associated sites

 Munakata, Oshima island, Fukutsu    

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

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

 


 

Prefecture map 

Japan’s southernmost Kyushu Island

consists of seven 

prefectures shown on the map

 

Red letter indicate prefecture

Black letter indicate destination

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Fukuoka-prefecture 

Fukuoka-city

Kitakyushu-city

Dazaifu

 

 

Fukuoka-city is the Heart of

Kyushu, the energetic city

bustling as the center of

Kyushu’s politics, economy culture and fashion

 

Kitakyushu is the second largest

city in Kyushu. World leading Environmental Future city, and

blessed with spectacular &

stunning nature.

 

Dazaifu is must visit place

in Fukuoka-prefecture has

1300 years history, featured

spot is Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine


 

Itosima

Yanagawa

Munakata & Fukutsu

 

Itoshima is the nearest Resort

town from Fukuoka-city.

The ara is surrounded Genkai

Sea and Seburi Mountain.

 

Yanagawa is a Castle town with

a beautiful Canals in the town.

Canal boat cruise is the most

exiting experience.

 

Munakata & Fukutsu is

UNESCO World Heritage towns,

The Sacred Island Okinoshiam

and Associated site


 

Asakura Ukiha Yame

 

Asakura is a thriving area of

agriculture with rich nature.

Harazuru is a Onsen Resort 

in Fukuoka-prefecture

 

Ukiha blessed with nature where

many orchards spread out in the

Chikugo plain. Must visit place 

Yoshii-machi, the time-honored

scenery, back to 100 years ago.

 

Yame including Hoshino Village

is the representative town of 

Japanese Tea cultication.

Also Yame is the Centre of

Japanese artificial crafts.


Saga-prefecture 

Saga-city

Karatsu & Yobuko

Takeo

 

 

Sagacity is  known as the

plece where it has made a

great contribution to the

Japanese Industrial Revolution

 

Karatsu was prospered from

ancient times as an important

trading port, Yobuko famous

for fresh squid cuisines

 

Takeo is a Onsen Resort,

located west of Sagacity,

and has 1200 years history

 


 

Arita Imari Kashima

 

Arita is famous for Arita

porcelain, one of the traditional

handicrafts of Japan, has 400

years old history.

 

Imari is most notable because

of Imari porcelain.

Okawachiyama porcelain

district is recommended to visit

 

Kashima is southern part of

Saga, facing to Ariake sea, 

Yutoku Inari Shrine is one of

the famous Inari shrine in Japan


 

Nagasaki-prefecture 

Nagasaki-city

Unzen

Shimabara

 

Nagasaki has many oversea

countries cultures and the

significant Japanese histories.

Natioanl isolation,  Hidden

ChristianJapan’s Industrial

ModernizationAtomic bomb

 

Unzen is a gentle Onsen Resort 

situated in the Unzen National

Park.  The Resort area was

originally developed for

foreigners as a place close to

Nagasaki.

 

Shimabara spreads in the foot

of  Mount Unzen and facing to

Ariake Sea. The region offers

various  things ; Castle town, Onsen, Nature and UNESCO

Hidden Christian site 


 

Sasebo & Huis Ten Bosch

Hirado  

 

Sasebo is the town surrounded

azure sea with breathtaking

99 islands scenery, and 

beautiful theme park

Huis Ten Bosch 

 

North West coast of Nagasaki-prefecture is a beautiful and

historic location full of interesting  Christian churches, white sandy beaches and an imposing castle.

 

 


 

Oita-prefecture 

Beppu

Yufuin

Kunisaki peninsula

 

Beppu is the Japan’s most

popular Onsen Resort,

the exciting experiences

Hell tour and  Foot bath

are recommended

 

Yufuin is a beautiful and tranquil

Onsen Resort harmonized with

nature. Yunotsubo Avenue ,

Kinrinko lake and Yufuin Floral

Village are worth to travel

 

Kunisaki peninsula is located

north-east side of

Oita-prefecture ; Trekking and 

onsen can be enjoed.

Tashibu-no-sho is listed on the

World Agricultural Heritage.


 

Usa & Ajimu

Nakatsu & Yabakei

Okubungo region

 

Usa & Ajimu is located at the

base of Kunisaki peninsula and

spreading around Usa Shrine.

it has long been holy ground to 

both Shinto & Buddhist activities

 

Nakatsu is a Castle town,

Yabakei offers dynamic rock

formations at the valleys along

Yamakuni River

 

Okubungo is a Nature-blessed

region at Ono River basin, the

northern part is surrounded by

Aso & Kuju Mountains


 

Kumamoto-prefecture 

Kumamoto-city Aso  

Kurokawa Onsen 

 

 

Kumamoto is the third largest

city in Kyushu.Must visit place

is Kumamoto Castle listed on

the three great castle in Japan

 

Aso gives unforgettable

experiences, the active volcano

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

 

Kurokawa Onsen is one of the 

best places to enjoy the 

atmosphere of old fashioned

Onsen in Japan.


Amakusa

Hitoyoshi

Minamata

 

Amakusa is an archipelago

located west side of Kumamoto, beautiful landscape, seafood &

local delicacis, marine activities

 

Hitoyoshi is a castle town along

rapid stream Kuma river, Onsen

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

 

 

Minamata is located west coast

of Kyushu and faces Amakusa

islands; beautiful landscape,

sea food, Onsen resorts 


 

 Miyazaki-prefecture

Takachiho

Hyuga 

Miyazaki & Nichinan

 

Takachiho has the dynamic 

Takachiho Gorge and and the

birthplace of Japanese

mythology, Takachiho shrine

and Amano Iwato shrine

 

Hyuga offers spectacle art

collection of exposed Rocks

created by raging wave of

Hyuga Sea, Japanese

traditional fishery port Mimitsu

 

Miyazaki & Nichinan facing to

Pacific Ocean, subtropical

region; Ocean Resorts,

wild animal, historical places,

beautiful landscape


 

 Kagoshima-prefecture 

Kagoshima

Sakura-jima Island

Ibusuki & Satsuma

peninsula

 

Kagoshima largest city in

Southern Kyushu and greatly

contributed modernization of

Japan. UNESCO World

Heritage site & Active volcano

Sakura-jima are to be visited.

 

An active strato volcano with

three peaks, Kita-dake, 

Naka-dake and still active

Minami-dake.

 

Ibusuki is the Onsen Resort

is most famous for Sand bath

place in Japam located at a

sand in Kinko bay. Many unique

tourist attractions in Satsuma

peninsula can be offered.


 

Chiran

Kirishima

Cape Sata

 

Chiran called a small Kyoto in

Kagoshima, offer a fine

collection of Samurai houses

and gardens. Another featured

place to be visited is

Chiran Peace Museum

 

Kirishima is an Onsen Resort

located in the mountain foot of

Kirishima. Kirishima Shrine is

one of the most beautiful shrine

in Kyushu surrounded by forest

 

The southernmost Cape of

main land Japan at 1′ 00″ 

latitude. Cape Sata is home

to many sub-tropical flowers.

 


 

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

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

 


 

Tour results

We are offering various types of tours, and the tour results up to now are shown links below.

 Tailor-made tour       Study tour       Golf tour 

 


 

 

Fukuoka customized tours

 

Fukuoka-prefecture only in Japan is selected by

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

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

around Fukuoka-prefecture.

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

Kunisaki peninsula,  Sagaprefecture

 


 

Customized tour conditions

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

or any groups.

・Minimum number : 2 person

・Maxum number : 30 person

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

・Tour date : please specify the date

・Chartered vehicle is utilized as per number of person.

   (1) less than 8 person

     a chartered taxi is used with English speaking driver

     English speaking driver assist the tour as tour guide and tour attendant

   (2) more than 9 person

  a chartered bus is used with Japanese speaking driver

  English speaking guide who also works as a tour attendant is accompanied

    for assist the tour in the case of using a chartered bus

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

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

・For making enjoyable journey, our company staff always assist during tour by communicate with

 you by a communication tool such as WhatsApp.

 


 

Fukuoka-prefecture  

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

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

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

 

Fukuoka one-day tour

Yanagawa & Dazaifu

one-day tour

Itoshima

one-day tour

 

Fukuoka-city is the Heart of

Kyushu. this tour introduce

historical places and local

traditionalareas.

 

Yanagawa is a Castle town with

beautiful canal facing to Ariake

bay.  Dazaifu is must visit place

in Fukuokaprefecture has

1300 years history

 

Itoshima is a resort town near

Fukuoka-city . Beautiful dynamic

Genkai Sea, seafood gourmet,

local products shopping,

Sake brewery 


 

Munakata & Fukutsu

one-day tour

Munakata, Oshiama &

Okinoshima one-day tour

Toho village, Asakura

Ukiha one-day tour

 

UNESCO World Heritage sites

in Munakata and Fukutsu.

Discover Japanese history from

ancient time

 

UNESCO World Heritage sites

in Munakata and Oshima Island.

Worship the Sacred Island

from Okinoshima Island

 

Agricultural industries spreading

in the Chikugo plain; beautiful

rural landscape, fruit picking,

Sake brewery, Onsen


 

Chikugo Yoshii & Yanagawa

Hinadoll festival tour

Yame region

one-day tour

Ukiha & Yanagawa

one-day tour

 

The Hinadoll festival is a

traditional Japanese event

that announces the arrival of

spring.

 

 

Kurume, Yame, Hoshino village

Located in the southern part of

Fukuoka-prefecture

 

Exploring the two most featured

destinations in southern part of

Fukuoka-prefecture.

Ukiha and Yanagawa 


 

Kitakyushu one-day tour

Kawachi Wisteria garden

& Kitakyushu one-day tour

Kitakyushu-city

hiking tour

 

World leading Environmental

Future city, and blessed with 

spectacular & stunning nature 

 

The tour is operated during

Kawachi Wisteria blossom period

from mid-April to mid-May

 

Abundant hiking opportunities

in the beautiful nature of

Kitakyushu-city


 

Saga-prefecture  

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

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

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

plain that is adjacent to Ariake Sea is spreading.

 

Saga-city

one-day tour 

Takeo & Yutoku Inari

Shrine one-day tour

Karatsu & Yobuko

one-day tour

 

The capital of  Saga–prefecture

One of the birth place of

Japanese Industrial

modernization

 

Onsen Resort Takeo.

Yutoku is one of the most

famous Inari shrines in Japan

 

 

Karatsu is a castle town.

Yobuko is a fishing port town;

morning market and fresh

squid cuisine are famous


 

Arita & Imari

one-day tour

 

 

 

 

Arita and Imari are porelain

towns with 400 years history.

Both places have different

feature of porcelain respectively.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Nagasaki-prefecture  

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

on the east, and is otherwise surrounded by Seas.

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

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

base at Sasebo-city.

 

Nagasaki

one-day tour

Nagasaki / UNESCO Hidden

Christian sites one-day tour

Nagasaki / UNESCO Hidden

Christian sites 3 days tour

 

Centred on Nagasaki harbour,

greatly contributed to Japan’s

modernization since

establishment of Dejima

 

To show how Christians have

been continued their faith since Christianity was propagated to

Japan

 

Introduce the Christian faith

continued even during the ban

on Christianity


 

Nagasaki / UNESCO Industrial

Revolution one-day tour       

Shimabara & Unzen

2 days tour

Sasebo & Huis Ten Bosch

one-day tour

 

The origin of Japan’s

modernization. Nagasaki

contributed for Shipbuilding

and Coal Mining

 

Main tourist destinations in

Shmabara peninsula. Shimabara

is facing Sea and has UNESCO

World Heritage sites. Unzen is a

beautiful highland Onsen Resort 

 

The town surrounded azure sea

with breathtaking 99 islands

scenery, and beautiful theme 

park Huis Ten Bosch 


 

Oita-prefecture  

Oita-prefecture is on the north-eastern section of Kyushu and is bordered by Miyazaki-prefecture

to the south, and Fukuoka-prefecture and Kumamoto-prefecture to the west.

The prefecture is a representative Onsen Resort area in Japan, and most recommended Onsen

Resorts are Beppu and Yufuin.

 

Yufuin & Beppu Onsen

2 days tour

Usa & Kunisaki

one-day tour 

 

 

Two major Onsen Resorts in

Oita-prefecture, Yufuin is a .

beautiful & tranqil Onsen

and Beppu is one of the most

famous Onsen in Japan

 

Tranquil country side spreading

around Usa Shrine that one of

the most beautiful shrine in

Japan

 

 

Kumamoto & Miyazaki-prefecture  

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

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

 

Kumamoto, Aso

Takachiho 3 days tour

Takachiho

one-day tour

Amakusa / UNESCO Hidden

Christian sites 2 days tour

 

Major toursit destination in

Central Kyushu; Kumamoto–city

Aso and Takachiho

 

Takachiho offers the dynamic 

nature of Takachiho Gorge, and

the roots of Japanese culture in

the birth place of Japanese

mythology

 

Introduce Japanese Christianity

history of continuing faith while

coexisting with Japanese

traditional religion


 

Aso & Takachiho 

Dynamic Nature 2 day tour

   

 

The large scale of the Dynamic

Nature which cannot be seen

in no other area in Japan.

   

 

Study tours to Kitakyushu

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

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

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

Therefore the various things can be learn here.

 



 

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

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

 

 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 

 


 

Tour results

We are offering various types of tours, and the tour results up to now are shown links below.

Tailor-made tour       Study tour       Golf tour 

 


 

Ukiha and Yanagawa one-day tour

 

Exploring the two most featured destinations in southern part of Fukuoka-prefecture.

Ukiha : Located in the Chikugo plain, spread out at the foot of Mino mountain range

Enjoy a breath taking view in Ukiha and a time-honored scenery, back to 100 years ago in Yoshii.

Yanagawa : The beautiful Canal town, recommended experience is Canal boat cruise

 


 

Traveling route

   

 


 

Tour conditions

The tour is the private tour exclusively for your group.

・Minimum number : 2 person

・Maxum number : 30 person

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

・Tour date : please specify the date

・Chartered vehicle is utilized as per number of person.

   (1) less than 8 person

     a chartered taxi is used with English speaking driver

     English speaking driver assist the tour as tour guide and tour attendant

   (2) more than 9 person

  a chartered bus is used with Japanese speaking driver

  English speaking guide who also works as a tour attendant is accompanied

    for assist the tour in the case of using a chartered bus

 


 

Itinerary  

9:00 Depart Fukuoka-city

Transfer to Ukiha

Visit Ukiha Inari Shrine

Exploring Shirakabe-dori Avenue

Lunch at Featured Restaurant, Shirakabe

Transfer to Yanagawa

Canal boat cruise 

Exploring Yanagawa

Back to Fukuoka-city

17:00 Arrive at Fukuoka-city

 


 

Where to visit

 

Ukiha

Ukiha Inari Shrine

Breath taking scenery harmonizes with the Shrine, Ukiha Inari Shrine, located at foot of Mino

mountain range, 130 m height from sea level. The 90 vermilion coloured Torii Gates stand on

the 300 steps stairs is introduced you from bottom area to the Shrine main building.

             To the Shrine

            Shrine main building

  Breath taking view from Shrine


 

Shirakabe-dori Avenue

Time-honored scenery, back to 100 years ago, Located in Yoshii-machi, Shirakabe, literary meaning is

white wall. The avenue of houses with white wall were constructed about 100 years ago.  About 250

houses in the area has been designated as National important raditional buildings preservation district.


 

Featured Restaurant, Shirakabe

The restaurant Shirakabe is in the former merchant’s building constructed in 1928.

Japanese cuisines using best local ingredients that vary by season can be enjoyed.

The chef who makes that cuisines also experienced the imperial family’s cook.


 

Yanagawa

Canal boat cruise 

Yanagawa Canal boat cruise is to board a small boat called the Donkobune and slowly 

go down the river skillfully maneuvered by a boatman with bamboo pole.

Ohana and Shotoen Garden

Listed on National Scenic Landmark, was built in 1697 as the villa of the Fourth Lord

Tachibana Akitora. At that time the region was called Hanabatake (Field of flower), so

the villa was named Ohana or Flower.


 

Birthplace of Hakushu Kitahara

Yanagawa is the birthplace of renown poet Hakushu Kitahara, whose accomplishments 

are marked by a memorial park and the many stone monuments bearing his works placed

throughout the 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 

 


 

Tour results

We are offering various types of tours, and the tour results up to now are shown links below.

Tailor-made tour      Study tour       Golf tour 

 


 

6 days North-West Kyushu tour

 

This tour explores North-West Kyushu and visit a lot of featured tourist places in

Saga-prefecture, Nagasaki–prefecture  and Fukuoka-prefecture

 

Where to Explore  

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

Shimabara   → Unzen  →   Yanagawa → Kitakyushu-city  → Fukuoka-city

 


 

Tour conditions 

The tour is the private tour exclusively for your group.

・Minimum number : 2 person

・Maxum number : 30 person

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

・Tour date : please specify the date

・Chartered vehicle is utilized as per number of person.

   (1) less than 8 person

     a chartered taxi is used with English speaking driver

     English speaking driver assist the tour as tour guide and tour attendant

   (2) more than 9 person

  a chartered bus is used with Japanese speaking driver

  English speaking guide who also works as a tour attendant is accompanied

    for assist the tour in the case of using a chartered bus

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

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

・For making enjoyable journey, our company staff always assist during tour by communicating

    with you by a communication tool such as WhatsApp.

 


 

Travelling route 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Our consideration on the private tour 

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

pace and considering a physical conditions as well.

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

 to be selected where you can enjoy the beautiful scenery

Local cuisines and special gurmetare to be included

Shoppings are included on the travelling route ;  local market and Michino-eki for local

    specialties and fruits etc.

 

What and where to enjoy

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

 Gunkan-jima island Cruise, Japan’s three major night view of Nagasaki and Kitakyushu

   Sake brewery, Yanagawa Canal boat Cruise

Beautiful Nature ; Shimabara, Unzen, Kitakyushu-city

Onsen experience: Takeo, Shimabara, Unzen, Obama

UNESCO World Heritage /  Meiji Japan’s Industrial Revolution: Kitakyushu, Saga, Nagasaki

UNESCO World Heritage / Hiden Chiristian sites: Nagasaki, Shimabara, Unzen

Japanese Cultural Historical sites : Karatsu, Saga, Nagasaki, Shimabara, Kitakyushu-city

    Fukuoka-city

 


 
 Itineraty  
 
 Day 1   Saga-prefecture
 
Itinerary

Depart Fukuoka-city

Transfer to Karatsu and visit Karatsu Castle

Transfer to Yobusko

Lunch at Yobuko : local speciality freash Squid

Transfer to Imari  and visit Okawachiyama porcelain district

Transfer to Takeo 

Exploring Takeo

   Romon Gate  →  Great Camphor tree at Takeo ShrineMifuneyama-rakuen Garden 

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

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

Alternative

Saga-city, Arita , Kashima and Yutoku Inari Shrine are also selected as alternative route

 


 

Where to explore

Saga is a prefecture in the northwestern part of Kyushu and is located next to Fukuoka-prefecture.

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.

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


 
 Day 2    Nagasaki 
 
Itinerary
Leave Hotel in Takeo

Transfer to Nagasaki

Exploring Nagasaki

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

Lunch at China Town  or  Nagaaki Wharf

Exploring Nagasaki

  Oura Cathedral  → Glover Garden  → Dejima

Night view of  Mount Inasa

Stay at  Nagasaki ,  Western style Hotel, included breakfast

Dinner around JR Nagasaki station, local speciality Cuisines  

 


 
Where to explore

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 


 
 Day 3  Shimabara & Unzen 
 
Itinerary

Leave Hotel in Nagasaki

Transfer to Shimabara 

Exploring  Shimabara 

Shimabara Castle  →  Samuraihouses  → Samurai Street  

Lunch at  Shimabara, local cuisine in Shimabara ;  Guzoni or Rokubei

Transfer to Unzen

Exploring Unzen

Nita Pass  → Unzen jigoku

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

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

 


 
Where to explore

Shimabara

Located in the Shimabara 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


 

 
 Day 4  Yanagawa
 

Itinerary

Leave Hotel in Unzen

Transfer to Yanagawa
Exploring  Yanagawa 

Canal boat cruise  →  Ohana Shotoen Garden  

Lunch at Yanagawa  : Unagi (eel ) cuisine  or seafood of Ariake sea 
Trasfer to Kitakyushu 

Mount Sarakura : enjoy night vuewThree Major Night View of Japan

Stay at Kitakyushu : Western style Hotel, included breakfast

Dinner at Tanga Market  : the traditional local food stall 

 


 

Where to explore

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


 
 Day  5    Kitakyushu-city
 
Itinerary

Leave Hotel in Kitakyushu-city

Visit Higashida district

  UNESCO World HeritageFirst Head Office  → Higashida No.1 Blast Furnace

Visit Kukura Castle 

Lunch at Kokura : local cuisine of Kitakyushu-city

Exploring Moji

  Mjiko RetroKonamon Pedstrian tunnel

Transfer to Fukuoka-city

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

Dinner at Fukuoka-city, local speciality Cuisines

 


 
Where to explore

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


 

 
 Day 6    Fukuoka-city
 
Itinerary

Leave Hotel

Exploring  Fukuoka-city

Lunch : local cuisine in Fukuoka-city

Stay in  Fukuoka-city , Western style Hotel, includedbreakfast

Dinner at Fukuoka-city, local speciality Cuisines

 

 
Where to explore

Fukuoka-city

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


 
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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-kyushutourist.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 

 


 

Tour results

We are offering various types of tours, and the tour results up to now are shown links below.      

Tailor-made tour      Study tour       Golf tour 

 


 

Yanagawa and Dazaifu one-day tour

 

The tour explores two popular destinations in Fukuoka-prefecture, Yanagawa and Dazaifu.

Yanagawa is the beautiful canal town where the Canal boat cruise and local cuisines can be enjoyed.

Dazaifu is the most recommended place to visit in Fukuoka-prefecture where has 1300 years history,

featured spot is Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine

 


 

 Travelling route  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Tour Conditions

The tour is the private tour exclusively for your group.

・Minimum number : 2 person

・Maxum number : 30 person

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

・Chartered vehicle is utilized as per number of person.

   (1) less than 8 person

     a chartered taxi is used with English speaking driver

     English speaking driver assist the tour as tour guide and tour attendant

   (2) more than 9 person

  a chartered bus is used with Japanese speaking driver

  English speaking guide who also works as a tour attendant is accompanied

    for assist the tour in the case of using a chartered bus 

 


 

Itinerary

9:00 Depart Fukuoka-city

Transfer to Yanagawa  by a vehicle

   Canal boat cruise

Exploring Yanagawa : Ohana Shotoen Garden,  Birthplace of Hakushu Kitahara  and Shopping

Lunch at  Yanagawa  : Unagi (eel ) cuisine or seafood cuisine of Ariake sea

Trasfer to Dazaifu by a vehicle

Exploring Dazaifu  : Shrine Approach path,  Komyozen-ji templeDazaifu Tenmangu Shrine

Transfer to Fukuoka-city by a vehicle

17:00 Arrive at Fukuoka-city

 


 

Where to explore

Yanagawa

The Beautiful Canal town Yanagawa

Yanagawa is located about 60km south of Fukuoka-city and is a former Castle town

facing the Ariake Bay and spreading in the Chikugo plain.

Canal boat cruise is most recommended experience and is to board a small

boat called the Donkobune and slowly go down the river skillfully maneuvered by a

boatman with bamboo pole.

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 western style building

Built as the guest house of

Tachibana family in 1910


 

Lunch at Yanagawa  

Steamed Eel

Yanagawa is the birthplace of Steamed Eel that has more than 300 years history.

There are many restaurants which have their long history and each restaurants have

been keeping the traditional source and brand value.

Local delicacies 

Yanagawa is facing to Ariake Sea where many fresh and unique fishes are caught.

Japanese cuisine using local delicacies is also reccomended. 

 


 

Dazaifu  

Dazaifu is the highly recommended tourist destination near Fukuokacity

Must visit place is Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine dedicated to the deity of lerning.

Dazaifu is a historical place, 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. 

Dazaifu Temmangu Shrine

Approach path

Many gift shops, restaurants,

Umegae-mochi shops

Starbucks

Unique architecture designed by renown designer Kengo Kuma

Sacred Cow

Cows bringing good fortune

when touching

Red Bridge or Taiko bashi

The bridge approach to the

sacred area

Entrance of Shrine

The landmark lantern, to the

Shrine compound

Main Building of Shrine

Enshrine the deity of scholorship, Sugawara Michizane


 

Komyozen-ji temple

The Zen temple famous for its 

beautiful stone garde

Kyushu National Museum

Japan’s fourth national museum

after Tokyo, Kyoto and Nara   

 Dazaifu Government Office

Known as TOFURO during the

Nara and Heian period


 

Contact us

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

 

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

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

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

 


 

Tour results

We are offering various types of tours, and the tour results up to now are shown links below.       

 Tailor-made tour       Study tour       Golf tour 

 


 

Birthplace of Hakushu Kitahara

 

Yanagawa is the birthplace of renown poet Hakushu Kitaharawhose accomplishments are

marked by a memorial park and the many stone monuments bearing his works placed

throughout the city.

 

The house harmonized with

the town of Yanagawa

Portrait Photo of Hakushu Kitahara

Family was marine produsts

wholesaler and Sake Brewery


 

Location of Yanagawa

 

 


 

General information  

Address 55-1 Okinohata, Yanagawa-city, Fukuoka-prefecture
Access

10 minutes by a vehicle from Nishitetsu Yanagawa station

70 minutes by a vehicle from Dazaifu

80 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

110 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city

Open hours 9:00 to 17:00
Admission fee JPY 500
Days closed December 29 to January 3

 

Contact us  

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 

 


 

Ohana and Shotoen Garden

 

Listed on National Scenic Landmark

Built in 1697 as the villa of the Fourth Lord Tachibana Akitora. At that time the region was

called Hanabatake (Field of flower), so the villa was named Ohana or Flower.

The garden itself spread out over 3300 square meters and is laid out in such a way as to evoke the

image of Matsushima in Sendai.  It was extensively renovated in 1908 to 1910. There are around 280

pines within the garden 1500 stones and 14 stone lanterns. From October to March the pond is host

to a flock of wild ducks.


 


 


 

 Location of Yanagawa

 

 


 

General information  

Address 1 Shinsoto-machi, Yanagawa-city, Fukuoka-prefecture
Access

10 minutes by a vehicle from Nishitetsu Yanagawa station

70 minutes by a vehicle from Dazaifu

80 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

110 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city

Open hours 9:00 to 18:00
Admission fee JPY 500
Days closed No closing days

 

Contact us  

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 

 


 

 

Yanagawa Canal boat cruise

 

Yanagawa Canal boat cruise is to board a small boat called the Donkobune and slowly go

down the river skillfully maneuvered by a boatman with bamboo pole. 

 

You will enjoy a leisurely cruise along the streets and houses which still retain some remnants

of castle town, hearing the boatman’s explanation of the history and landscape of Yanagawa. 

You can also enjoy the specialty of Yanagawa eel steamed in basket called “Unagi-no-seiromushi”

on the boat.

 


 

 Location of Yanagawa

 

 


 

General infromation

Company Operated by 5 Canal boat cruise companies
Course

70 minutes course : Near Yanagawa station to Okinohata

60 minutes course : Near Yanagawa station to Ohana

30 minutes course : Arond Ohana

Fare

Operating time

JPY 800 to 1600 depending on the course  

9:00 to sunset time


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

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

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

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

 


 

Local delicacies restaurant in Yanagawa

 

Yoakejaya, Japanese restaurant using local delicacies of the Ariake Sea

Yanagawa is facing to Ariake Sea where many fresh and unique fishes are caught.

Yoakejaya is serving Japanese cuisine using local delicacies of Ariake Sea. 


 

 Location of Yanagawa

 

 


 

General information  

Address 94-1 Inarimachi, Yanagawa-city, Fukuoka-prefecture
Access

10 minutes by a vehicle from Nishitetsu Yanagawa station

70 minutes by a vehicle from Dazaifu

80 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

110 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city

Open hours 11:30 to 15:00
Days closed Tuesday

 

Contact us   

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 

 


 

Steamed Eel in Yanagawa

 

Yanagawa is the birthplace of Steamed Eel

The most recommended local cuisine is Steamed Eel that was born in Yanagawa more than 300 years ago.

Rice seasoned with a special sauce is topped by grilled eel and thin shredded omelet, all of which is steamed

in a bamboo steamer.

There are many restaurants which have their long history and each restaurants have been keeping the

traditional source and brand value.

 


 

Location of Yanagawa

 

 


 

General information  

Address Yanagawa-city, Fukuoka-prefecture
Access

70 minutes by a vehicle from Dazaifu

80 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

110 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city


 

Contact us   

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