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Kyushu Travel Guide

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 ( Yobuko, Imari, Takeo) → Nagasaki

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

 


 

Travelling route 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
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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

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

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

・Chartered vehicle is utilized as per number of person.

・English speaking tour attendant escorts your journey to produce a pleasant trip.

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

 communicating with you using a communication tool such as WhatsApp.

 


 

 Itineraty  
 
Day 1   Saga-prefecture
 
Itinerary

 

Depart Fukuoka-city

Transfer to Yobusko

Exploring Yobuko including lunch ( local speciality freash Squid )

Transfer to Imari  and visit Okawachiyama porcelain district

Transfer to Takeo 

Exploring Takeo

   Romon Gate  →  Mifuneyama-rakuen Garden 

   Option :  Great Camphor tree at Takeo Shrine

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

 

Yobuko

Fishing industry town famous for Squid and Morning Market called Asaichi,

Famous for fresh Squid, transparent in body and firm in texture. The squid has a sweetness

that melt upon the tangue. In the finely crafted style of sashimi known as Ikezukuri, the

flesh of still-living seafood is served.

 

 

   Shopping street

 

   Typical shop

    

 

    Fresh Squid


 

Imari

Imari is the porcelain town, has 400years history

Imari is most notable because of Imari porcelain, which is the European collectors’

name for Japanese porcelain wares made in the town of Arita, Saga Prefecture.

 

 Imari port used for the porcelain

 export to Europe

 

 Okawachiyama porcelain

 district,  about 30 ptteris are

 manufacturing Imari porcelain

 

 Beautiful Imari porcetain


 

Takeo

The Onsen resort, has 1200 years history.

Takeo is located in the western part of Saga-prefecture.

The hot spring temperature is 18 to 52 degrees. Spring quality is smooth with alkaline simple

hot spring.  It is said that the color is colorless and transparent and has an outstanding effect

on recovery from fatigue.

 

Romon Gate

The landmark of Takeo Onsen. Romon Gate, which was designed by a renowned architect

in the Meiji Era, Kingo Tatsuno, and is at the entrance of the Onsen area.

 

 

 Romon gate, land mark of

 Takao Onsen

 

 

Takeo Onsen building listed

on National Important cultural

property

 

Inside of Takeo Onsen

building


 

Mifuneyama-rakuen Garden

Beautiful Japanese Garden, located in the southwestern foot of Mifuneyama

Construction of the garden took about 3 years and completed in 1845, the area is about 5ha.

The dynamic cliffs of Mifuneyama Mountain can be seen from the gardesn.

 

 

 

Beautiful garden spreading in the

mountain foot of Mifuneyama

 

 

  Spring season

 

 

 Autumn season


 
Day 2  Nagasaki 
 
Itinerary
 
Leave Hotel in Takeo

Transfer to Nagasaki

Exploring Peace Park

  Atomic Bomb Museum  → Ground Zero → Peace FountainPeace Statue

Lunch at China Town  or  Nagaaki Wharf

Exploring Nagasaki

  Oura Cathedral  → Glover Garden  → Dejima

 

Stay at  Nagasaki,  Western style Hotel, included breakfast

Dinner around JR Nagasaki station, local speciality Cuisines  

 

Option : the following sites can be arranged as option.

Night view of  Mount Inasa

Martyrdom of the 26 Saints of Japan     

Confucius Shrine

Gunkan-jima islamd cruise

 


 
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.

 

Peace Park

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

Ground Zero

 

 

The Atomic bomb exploded

about 500m over the central 

monument    

Atomic Bomb Museum

 

 

Exhibits a number of photograph 

that depict the devastation

caused by atomic bomb


 

Lunch

 

Nagasaki Wharf

 

 

Elegant international & domestic

tourist harbour

Nagasaki Wharf

 

 

Made up of around 20 unique

shops and restaurants lined up

China Town

 

 

One of the three big China 

town in Japan 


 

Oura Cathedral

 

 

The most significant Church, 

 Mother Teresa and Pope visited

Glover Garden

 

 

UNESCO World Heritage, the

 largest number of visitor here 

Dejima

 

 

Only the trading port in Japan

during Natinal isolation              


 

Option

 

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  


 

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


 

Confucius Shrine

The world’s only Confucian shrine built outside China by Chinese hands

First built in 1893 by Chinese residents of Nagasaki with the support of the Ch’ing Dynasty

government, the shrine was designed to serve as a place of worship and learning for the 

Chinese community, and housed a Confucian sanctuary and primary school. 

 

 

 Entrance of Confucian Shrine

 

Confucian shrine only built

outside China

 

  The 72 followers of Confucius


 

Hashima Coal Mine  /  Gunkan-jima island cruise

Hashima coal mining island is an artificial reclaimed island and the site of Japan’s first major

undersea coal exploitation (1890) pioneered by Mitsubishi – and host to one of the world’s

most extraordinary former mining communities. Hashima Island is located 3 km southwest of

Takashima, and it was the success of Takashima that led Mitsubishi to purchase this island – both

islands giving access to the same undersea coal deposit. Now Hashima is a ruin called “Gunkanjima”,

so called after its resemblance to the silhouette of a battleship.

 

 

From Nagasaki port, the cruise

ship take you to Gunkanjima

island.

 

The artificial reclaimed island

for Coal Mine

 

The site of Japan’s first major

undersea coal exploitation 

ioneered


 

Stay

 

Nagasaki -city

Most Hotels are located close to the main street and walking distance from Nagasaki

tram stations. And you can find many restaurants around the Hotels.

 

 

 

 JR Nagasaki Station

 

 Main street of Nagasaki-city

 

 Nagasaki tram


 
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

 

Option : the following sites can be arranged as option.

Harajo Castle ruins

The Japan’s longest foot bath in Obama

 


 
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 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”.

 

 

Donjon of Shimabara Castle

 

Moat of the Castle planted lotus

 

Great stone wall of moat


 

Samurai Houses

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

The Samurai Houses in Shimabara along the old Samurai street near by Shimabara Castle

were built in 18th century.

 

 

Samurai street

 

Samurai house

 

Japanese garden


 

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.

 

 

    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.

 

 

Peculiar smell of sulfur

emitted from the springs,

 

Smoke rising from the ground

over a wide area

 

Observetory place


 

Option

 

Harajo Castle ruins

Site of Historic Battle field of Shimabara Rebellion, registered on UNESCO’s World Heritage Site

as Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region, to tell the Christian faith continued even during

the ban on Christianity. Located in Minami-Shimabara-city, 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.

 

 

Entrance to Harajo Castle

Ruins

 

Battle field of Shimabara

Rebellion

 

The Statue of Amakusa Shiro


 

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.

 

 

“ Hot foot 105 ” is the Japan’s

longest foot bath, 105 meter 

 

Hot spring source temperature

of 105 degree Celsius

 

Obama Onsen Resort, located

at the mountain foot of  Unzen 


 

Stay

 

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.

 

 

 Bus Center in Unzen Onsen

 Resort

 

 Many hotels located around

 Unzen Jigoku

 

 

Each season brings a vivid

change to the appearance 

the face of Unzen


 
Day 4  YanagawaKitakyushu 
 
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.

 

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.

 

 

 Enjoy Canal boat cruise

 at the beautiful Castle town 

 

 A leisurely cruise along the

streets & houses which still

retain remnants of castle town

 

Hearing the boatman’s

explanation of the history &

landscape of Yanagawa

 


 

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.

 

 

Built as the villa of the Fourth

Lord Tachibana Akitora

 

A 3300 square meters

Japanese style garden

 

Western style building

built in 1910


 

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.

 

 

 Yanagawa is the birth place

 of Steamed Eel, has more

 than 300 years history

 

Each restaurants have been

keeping the traditional source

and brand value

 

Rice seasoned with a special

sauce is topped by grilled

eel and thin shredded omelet


 

Kitakyushu is the dynamic city where one million people are living and working, is creating

the beautiful Night view which you have never seen before.

The night view from the mount Sarakura is chosen the three major Night View in Japan.

The area of Night view is the largest in the World ; about 40km east to west and 10km south

to north and also the number of lighting to create the night view is the largest in the World. 

 
 
The most dynamic night view in the World
 

 

Tanga Market, Yatai  

At night time, food stalls called Yatai open in the square in front of Tanga Market.
Here you can try delicious oden (a stew made from various ingredients) and ramen.

 

 

 Food stall Yatai

 

Enjoy local speciality Oden, stew

made from various ingredients

 

Tonkotsu Ramen, pork bone

soup noodl


 
Day  5    Kitakyushu-city
 
Itinerary

 

Leave Hotel in Kitakyushu-city

Visit Kukura Castle

Exploring Moji

Mjiko RetroKonamon Pedstrian tunnel

VisitHigashida district

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

Transfer to Fukuoka-city

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

Dinner at Fukuoka-city, local speciality Cuisines

 

Option : the following sites can be arranged as options.

Manga Museum and Aru Aru City 

Hiraodai karst plateau 

Kawachi Reservoir

 


 
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 Caltle

Fukuoka–prefecture only in Japan is selected by CNN Travel as one of the top 19 places

to visit in 2019And the Photo of Kokura Castle is used for introducing Fukuoka-prefecture

Kokura Castle is one of the most famous land marks in Kitakyushu. The construction was

commenced in 1602 and spent 7 years to completed it.  

 

 

 Castle tower, land mark in

 Kitakyushu-city

 

 Moat around Castle tower

 

 Kokura Castle Garden, former

 site of lord’s guest house


 

Mojiko Retro

Dr. Albert Einstein awarded Nobel Prize in Physic visited Moji in 1922, and he acclaimed that

everything could see were Arts. The exotic district of Mojiko Retro is visited by more than 2 

million tourists a year. Moji-ko Port flourished following its 889 designation as a Special National

Port for exporting coal and other products. 

 

 

 

 Mitsui Club, Dr. Albert Einstein

 stayed in 1922

 

 

Kaikyo Plaza, the shopping

and restaurant area

 

 

 Time back to 100 year ago,

 enjoy romantic atomosphere

 and beautiful harbor


 

Konamon Pedstrian tunnel

Only the place in the world !   You can cross the strait on foot.  The Kanmon Strait, separating Honshu

and Kyushu, is a very beautiful and busy waterway with as many as 700 small and  large ships a

day passing through it. the Kanmon Pedestrian Tunnel, which enables people to cross on foot, the

“ferries”, and the like.​

 

 

 

 

Moji, Kyushu Island side  

 

  Cross the strait on foot,

  a 780 metre walk

 

 

  Shimonoseki, Honshu Island

  side  


 

Higashida

Japan’s modern steel industry was started as Yawata steel Works at Higashida district in 1901. 

Since then, the Works greatly contributed to Japan’s industrial modernization until rapid  postwar

economic growth. The three sites in Higashida have been registered on UNESCO World Heritage  

as Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution.

 

UNESCO WorldHeritage

 

 

Site of Japan’s Meiji Industrial

Revolution, First Head Office of

the Steel Works 

Higashida No.1 Blast Furnace

 

 

Only the Blast  Furnace in the

world which preserved as it

was

Kitakyushu Innovation Gallery

 

 

Museum of Industrial

Technology, based on this

theme of “innovation”


 

Opotion

 

Manga Museum and Aru Aru City 

Manga Museum is located next to JR Kokura station. The museum is located on the 6th floor

of Aru Aru City, a multi-floored shopping mall devoted to products and services for anime, manga,

idol culture, and cosplay fans, a kind of Harajuku in miniature.

 

 

 Manga Museum and Aru Aru

 City next to JR Kokura station

 

 

 Best known Manga writer

 Reiji Matsumoto

 

  Aru Aru City, a multi-floored

  shopping mall


 

Hiraodai karst plateau and Caves  

One of the three largest Karst Plateau in Japan along with the Akiyoshi-dai Plateau and the 

Shikoku Karst. It is located in southeastern part of Kitakyushu-city. At altitudes between 

400 and 600 meters above sea level and stretching 6 km from north to south and 2 km from

east to west.  

 

 

The limestone stands in row

like a flock of sheep in a vast

meadow and dolines 

 

The Plateau offers a different

views in each of the four

seasons

 

Senbutsu limestone cave,

the largest limestone caves

in Hiraodai Karst Plateau


 

Kawachi Reservoir

The first-class civil construction heritage completed in 1927, the triggered the registration of

World Cultural Heritage of Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution.  The Kawachi

Reservoir was constructed for the industrial water supply to Yawata Steel Works. The dam was

constructed at the Okura River and upper stream of the dam was expanded and making the

7milion cubic metre reservoir.

 

 

Reservoir, constructed for the

industrial water supply to

Yawata Steel Works

 

Unprecedented design in the 

world has been applied to

harmonize with nature 

 

First-class civil construction

heritage

 


 

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.

 

Shopping

 

JR Hakata Station

 

 

The largest and busiest JR train

station in Kyushu

Canal City Hakata

 

 

The complex commercial facility, 

in the heart of Fukuoka-city

Tenjin

 

 

The biggest shopping district

in Kyushu 


 

Seaside Momochi

The water-front resort area, only a 15 minute drive from Tenjin in the centre of Fukuoka-city. 

The park is surrounded by Fukuoka Tower and high rise contemporary high rise buildings, 

all of which help make a modern urban landscape.  There are many tourist attractions here

 

Seaside Momochi area

 

Fukuoka Tower Seaside Park & Marizon 

 

The water-front resort area JR

Hakata Station and Tenjin

 

Japan’s highest coastal tower,

magnificent view from the top

 

 

A complex facility for wedding

hall, shops and restaurants


 

Historical places

 

Kushida Shrine

 

 

Hakata Gion Yamagasa 

Festival is held in the shrine 

Tochoji Temple

 

 

The oldest temple of the

hingon sect in Japan

Fukuoka Castle Ruins

 

 

Part of stone wall and canal, and

the Tamon tower are still left 


 

Marine World Uminonakamichi

The aquarium focuses on the aquatic life found around Kyushu. The main tank is a huge,

seven meter deep pool filled with all different kinds of marine life including over 120 sharks

of 20 different varieties. There are also several outdoor tanks where you can experience

feeding dolphins and sea lions.

 

 

Marine World Uminonakamichi

facing to Hakata bay

 

 Dolphines and sea lions Show

 

 Different kinds of marine life

 can be enjoyed


 

Nokonoshima Island

In the middle of Hakata Bay Beautiful flowers can be enjoyable throughout the year.

Rapeseed blossom, Cherry blossom, Livingstone daisy Poppy, Rhododendro, Marigold,

Hydrengea, Plumed cockscomb, Dahlia, Sunflower, Cockspur coral tree Bougainvillea,

Scarlet sage, Cosmos, Dahlia, Autumn leaves, Scarlet sage, Japanese narcissus,

Japanese camellia, Plum.

 

 

Breathtaking panoramic

view of Hakata bay

 

Beautiful flowers can be

enjoyable throughout the year

 

  Flower garden

 


 
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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 Okinawa-prefecture.

 

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

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

Kumamoto-prefecture    Miyazaki-prefecture    Kagoshima-prefecture

 


 

The 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 in Kyushu

 

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

Unique experiences : Yanagawa Canal boat cruiceKeya Cave cruise, Gunkan-jima islamd cruise

    Amakusa cruise or dolphin watching , Sand bath, Wild horse watching, Beppu Hell tour,

    Foot bath in Beppu and Unzen Obama Japan’s three major night view of Kitakyushu and Nagasaki

    Aso tourist tramSake brewery in any places in Kyushu, Fruits picking in any places in Kyushu

Dynamic and beautiful Nature  : Amakusa, Unzen, Satsuma PeninsulaSakurajima Island

    Aso, Takachiho, Nichinan, HyugaOkubungo, Yufuin

Onsen experience : Shimabara, Unzen, Obama, IbusukiAsoKurokawa, 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, toKumamo, Chiran, Kagoshima,

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

 


 

Featured destinations map in Kyushu

 

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.

 


 

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And we would love to chat about your travel plans on the phone as well,

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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

・English speaking tour attendant escorts your journey to produce a pleasant trip.

・Chartered vehicle is utilized as per number of person.

 


 

Itinerary

 

9:00 Depart Fukuoka-city

Transfer to Yanagawa  by a vehicle

   Canal boat cruise

Exploring Yanagawa : Ohana Shotoen Garden 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

 

Options : the following sites can be arranged as a option.

Sake breweries in Yanagawa

Kyushu National Museum

Site of Dazaifu Government Office

 


 

Where to explore

 

Yanagawa

The Beautiful Canal town Yanagawa 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.

 

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.

 

 

 Enjoy Canal boat cruise

 at the beautiful Castle town 

 

 A leisurely cruise along the

streets & houses which still

retain remnants of castle town

 

Hearing the boatman’s

explanation of the history &

landscape of Yanagawa

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.

 

 

Built as the villa of the Fourth

Lord Tachibana Akitora

 

A 3300 square meters

Japanese style garden

 

Western style building

built 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.

 

 

 Yanagawa is the birth place

 of Steamed Eel, has more

 than 300 years history

 

Each restaurants have been

keeping the traditional source

and brand value

 

Rice seasoned with a special

sauce is topped by grilled

eel and thin shredded omelet

Local delicacies 

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

Japanese cuisine using local delicacies is also reccomended. 

 

 

 Featured Ariage Sea food

 Restaurant, Yoakejaya

 

 Typical Sea food meal used

  fresh and unique fishes

 

 Sushi, used fresh and unique 

 fishes caught in Ariake Sea


 

Dazaifu  

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

The Shrine dedicated to the deity of learning. Many Japanese visit the Shrine to pass the

examination successfuly. Built on the site of grave of Sugawara Michizane, who is deified

as the Deity of scholarship. The shrine is the headquarter shrine of 12,000 Tenmangu

shrines in Japan.

 

  

 

  Approch path to the Shrine,

  there are many gift shops

  and restaurants

 

Sacred Cow welcome you to

Shrine

 

 Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine,

 dedicated to the deity of

 learning


 

Komyozen-ji temple

The Zen temple famous for its beautiful stone garden built during the Kamakura period just

next to Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine and is within walking distance of Nishitetsu Dazaifu station.

 

 

 Beautiful stone garden

 

 Japanese garden

 

 Temple bell


 

Option

 

Sake breweries in Yanagawa

There are two authentic Sake breweries where you can enjoy tasting in Yanagawa.

Yanagawa Shuzo Sake brewery founded in 1890 and Kikubijin Shuzo Sake brewery

founded in 1735.

 

 

  Yanagawa Shuzo

 

  Kikubijin Shuzo

 

   Kikubijin Shuzo


 

Kyushu National Museum

Kyushu National Museum was opened in 2005 in Dazaifu-city next to Dazaifu Tenmangu

Shrine, as Japan’s fourth national museum after Tokyo, Kyoto and Nara.

 


 

Site of Dazaifu Government Office

Government site of Ancient Kyushu, Known as TOFURO, the site was used during the

Nara (710 to 794 AD) and Heian (794 to 1185 AD) period. The Dazaifu was responsible

for supervising Japan’s maritime frontier, as well as for administering the nine provinces 

and two island of the Saikaido (modern Kyushu).

 


 

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

 


 

Fukuoka customized tours

 

Japan KYUSHU Tourist is the specialist of Fukuoka and Kyushu tour

We offer various types of customized private tours exclusively for you.

 

We have prepared Suggested Kyushu tour itineraries that have been created based on

abundant latest local tourist information collected by our own site investigation.

And also the itinerary have been considered the numerous tour results reflecting the

customers satisfactions.

 


 

Kyushu tours 

The 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,  Saga,  Nagasaki, 

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

Yufuin, Beppu, Usa, Kunisaki

Peninsula, Kitakyushu , Fukuoka


 

Short duration tours from Fukuoka-city  

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.

 

Fukuoka

one-day tour

Yanagawa & Dazaifu

one-day tour

Kitakyushu

one-day tour

 

Fukuoka-city is the Heart of

Kyushu. this tour introduce

historical places and local

traditional areas.

 

Yanagawa is a Castle town with

beautiful canal.  Dazaifu is must

visit place in Fukuoka-prefecture 

has 1300 years history


 

World leading Environmental

Future city, and blessed with 

spectacular & stunning nature 

 


 

Itoshima

one-day tour

Asakura & Ukiha

one-day tour

Nagasaki

one-day tour

 

Itoshima is a resort town with

beautiful dynamic Genkai Sea;

seafood gourmet, rural

landscape, Sake brewery

 

Agricultural industries spreading

in the Chikugo plain; beautiful

rural landscape, fruit picking,

Sake brewery, Onsen

 

The city in harmony with

foreign countries cultures,

there are many fascinating

features you can meet


 

Takachiho

one-day tour

 

Yufuin & Beppu Onsen

2 days tour 

 

Aso & Takachiho

2 days tour

 


 

Takachiho offers the dynamic 

nature of Takachiho Gorge, and

the birthplace of Shinto which is

Japanese indigenouse religion

 

This tour takes two major

Onsen Resorts in Kyushu,

those areas have different

features

 

The best place for enjoyng the

nature in Kyushu, Aso and

Takachiho are spreading

around Mount Aso


 

Other featured Sightseeing tours

 

Munakata & Fukutsu one-day tour  UNESCO World Heritage sites

Yame & Hishino village one-day tour

Ukiha & Yanagawa one–day tour

Huis Ten Bosch one-day tour

Usa & Kunisaki one–day tour 

 


 

UNESCO / Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region  

 

Nagasaki

one-day tour

Hidden Christian sites

3 days tour

 Hidden Christian sites

 6 days tour

 

To show how Christians have

been continued their faith since

26 martyrs were crucified in

Nagasaki in 1597

 

To visit Nagasaki, Shimabara

and Unzen. Shimabara was the

Battle field of Shimabara

Rebellion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 To visit Sotome, Nagasaki

 Unzen, Shimabara, Amakusa

 Kumamoto and Hirado

 


 

 UNESCO / Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution  

 

Kitakyushu

one-day tour

Nagasaki

one-day tour

Japan’s Industrial

modernization tour         

 

The birth place of Steel Industry

in Japan and contributed to the

development of the Japanese

industry modernization

 

The origin of Japan’s

modernization. Nagasaki

contributed for Shipbuilding

and Coal Mining

 

To learn how Japan has become

the world’s most industrialized

country in the short period


 

Study tour

 

Solid waste management

& Recycling technologies

Low Carbon Society tour

Japan’s KAIZEN

Strategy tour

 

The comprehensive Solid waste

management system and

Recycling technologies

 

Kitakyushu-city is promoting

the low carbon society in Asia

taking leadership as the

Environmental Future City.

 

KAIZEN is the most important

key word for Japan’s

modernization

and world leading industries

 


 

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

And we would love to chat about your travel plans on the phone as well,

please ring our office a call in English    Tel : +81-93-521-8897

 


 

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 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.

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 

 


 

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 

 


 

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

・English speaking tour attendant escorts your journey to produce a pleasant trip.

・Chartered vehicle is utilized as per number of person.

 


 

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.

 


 

Option

 

Sake breweries in Yanagawa

There are two authentic Sake breweries where you can enjoy tasting in Yanagawa.

Yanagawa Shuzo Sake brewery founded in 1890 and Kikubijin Shuzo Sake brewery

founded in 1735.

 

     Yanagawa Shuzo

           Kikubijin Shuzo

            Kikubijin Shuzo


 
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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

 

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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 

 


 

 

Yanagawa travel guide

 

The Beautiful Canal town Yanagawa

Yanagawa is located about 60km south of Fukuokacity and is a former Castle town facing the

Ariake Sea and spreading in the Chikugo plain. Current main industries are tourism, fishery and

agriculture.

 

Canal is feature of Yanagawa

It had been constructed for people’s lives and agriculture since ancient time and also used for the

moats of the Castle. Surprisingly the total length of the canal is 60 km. Now the canals of the

Yanagawa-city including former Castle town are used as Canal boat cruise for sightseeing.

 


 

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.

 


 

Local cuisine 

 

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

 


 

Sake breweries

There are two authentic Sake breweries where you can enjoy tasting in Yanagawa.

Yanagawa Shuzo Sake brewery founded in 1890 and Kikubijin Shuzo Sake brewery founded in 1735.

 

     Yanagawa Shuzo

           Kikubijin Shuzo

            Kikubijin Shuzo


 

Yanagawa Sagemon Festival

The festival is held from February 11 through April 3 in Yanagawa. Hina dolls are displayed by families

with girls to pray for safe growth of their children, in Yanagawa.

 

 


 

 Location of Yanagawa

 

 

 


 

General information  

Address City hall : 87-1 Honmachi, 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

50 minutes by Nishitetsu train from Nishitetsu Tenjin (Fukuoka)

Transportation Nishitetsu train
Population 66,000   Population density 850

 

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

And we would love to chat about your travel plans on the phone as well,

please ring our office a call in English    Tel : +81-93-521-8897

 


 

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