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Kyushu Travel Guide in Japan

11 days Kyushu tour

 

Exploring throughout Kyushu.

Enjoy Japanese cuisines, local delicacies, Nature, Onsen, Shopping of local specialties as well as any

other amazing things what you have never experienced before.

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Where to Explore 

Fukuoka-city  →  Nagasaki  → Shimabara   → Unzen  →  Kumamoto  → Amakusa 

Ibusuki    → Chiran  →  Kagoshima & Sakurajima Island   → Kirishima  

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

Yufuin   →  Beppu   → Kitakyushu-city  → Fukuoka-city

 


 

 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

・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. 

 


 

 Itinerary  

 

Day 1   Nagasaki

 

Itinerary

 

Arrive at the Fukuoka airport

Transfer to Nagasaki-city

Exploring  Peace Park 

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

Lunch at Nagaaki Wharf or China Town 

Oura Cathedral  → Glover Garden  → Dejima

Stay at  Nagasaki-city , 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

 

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

and the significant Japanese histories like no other areas.  In addition to above features,

the geographical conditions are creating fascinating tourism and now many tourists are

visiting here.

 

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 at Nagasaki Wharf or China Town

 

Nagasaki Wharf

Elegant international & domestic tourist harbour. Made up of around 20 unique shops and

restaurants lined up at the water front, offering various choices such Japanese, Western,

and Italian cuisine, to beauty salons, outdoor shops and more.

 

China Town

Nagasaki China town at shinchi is one of the big three china town in Japan.

There are about 50 Chinese restaurants and many Chinese sundries shops in there.

 

 

 

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     

Nishizaka Hill in Nagasaki is the place of Martyrdom of 26 Japanese Saints.

The Twenty-Six Martyrs of Japan were a group of Catholics who were executed by
crucifixion on February 5, 1597.Their martyrdom is especially significant in the history
of the Catholic Church in Japan. In 1950, Pope Pius XII designated this place as an
official pilgrimage site for Catholics. Pope John Paul II visited here in 1981, and Saint
Teresa of Calcutta commonly known as Mother Teresa visited in 1982.

 

 

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 2    Shinabara & Unzen

 

Itinerary

 

Leave Hotel in Nagasaki

transfer to Shimabara

Shimabara Castle → Samurai Street

Lunch at  Shimabara,  local cuisine Guzoni or Indian food

transfer to Unzen

Nita Pass → Unzen jigoku

Stay atUnzen 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 peninsula, the region spread in the foot of gentle mountain

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

Minami-Shmabara-city.

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

Hidden Christian history as well as Local Gourmets. 

 

Shimabara Castle

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

was regarded as a master of castle building. The castle, which took 7 years to complete, is also 

known as “Moritake Castle”.

 

 

Donjon of Shimabara Castle

 

Moat of the Castle planted lotus

 

Great stone wall of moat


 

Samurai Houses & Samurai street

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

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

were built in 18th century.

 

 

Samurai street

 

Samurai house

 

Japanese garden


 

Lunch at Shimabara, local delicacy food, Guzoni

Guzoni are said to date back to the Shimabara Rebellion of 1637 when the leader of the

uprising, Amakusa Shiro Tokisada, held a siege in Hara Castle with about 37,000 followers.
He made the local farmers provide the rebels with rice cake. The rebels gathered other

ingredients from the ocean and the mountains to put in the soup they cooked the rice cake

in, and thus were able to fight for three months sustained by nutritious food.

 

Indian restaurant, TAJ MAHAL

 

 

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 


 

Local specialities, Souvenir shop

 

 

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 arelocated around

 Unzen Jigoku

 

 

Each season brings a vivid

change to the appearance 

the face of Unzen


 
Day 3   Kumamoto

 

Itinerary

 

Leave Hotel in Unzen

transfer from Shmabara to Kumamoto by a ferry boat

transfer to Kumamoto

Lunch at Kumamoto, Japanese restaurant

Exploring Kumamoto

  Sakurano-baba Josaien  →  Kumamoto Castle  →  Suizenji-koen Park

Stay at   Kumamoto , Western style Hotel, included breakfast

Dinner at Shimo-tori Shopping Street,local speciality Cuisines

 


 

Where to explore

 

Transfer to Kumamoto from Shimabara by a ferry

Two ferries are operated form Shimabara to Kumamoto–city

Kyusho Ferry : operated by Kyusho Ferry, 60 minutes ride

Ocean Arrow : operated by Kumamoto Ferry, 30 minutes ride.

 

 

  Shimabara port

 

  Ocean Arrow

 

  Kumamoto port


 

Kumamoto

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

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

prosperous as a castle town.

 

Lunch at Kumamoto

Japanese restaurant, Gorin located nearby Kumamoto Castle

  

 

Sakurano-baba Josaien         

Josaien is located in Sakurano-baba, at the foot of Kumamoto Castle, one of Japan’s three

major castles. It is a popular tourist attraction designed to enhance the appeal of the old castle

town and convey to visitors the food, history and cultural traditions of the region from Kumamoto

Castle, a symbol of the Kumamoto-city.

 

 

The main gate located in

Sakurano-baba

 

Many shops sell Kumamoto

souvenirs

 

 

Restaurants, to enjoy distinctive

food culture in Kumamoto


 

Kumamoto Castle

The Castle is one of the three great castles and one of the 100 best places in Japan to

view cherry blossoms. Due to the Earthquakes in 2016, several of the castle’s shacihoko 

ornaments were destroyed, and a large number of kawara tiles also fell from the roof.

Now the restoration activities are being performed as fast as possible. Now, the Kumamoto

Castle can be seen from the outside of the moats surrounding the castle.

 

 

  Castle tower

 

  Castle tower after Earthquake 

 

  Turret


 

Suizenji-koen Park

Imitated the beautiful scenery of Japan, is a refined circular garden of Momoyama period

style and represents the 53 Stations of the Tokaido Road including Mt. Fuji.

The fresh springs in the garden release clean, cold water, which flows there from

Mount Aso via underground currents.

 

 

Imitated the beautiful scenery

of Japan

 

53 Stations of the Tokaido Road

including Mt. Fuji

 

The fresh springs in the garden

from Mt. Aso


 

Stay  

 

Kumamoto near Shimo-tori Shopping Street       

The largest shopping arcade in Kumamoto-prefecture, the center of fashion and amusement

where department stores and boutiques line up and also there are gourmet area where cafes

and restaurants including local cousin restaurants opened daytime and nighttime.

 

 

 Enjoy shopping at arcade

 street

 

 Many kind of restaurants

 and pubs

 

Japanese traditional restaurant

 Izakaya


 

Day 4  Ibusuki & Satsuma Peninsula

 
Itinerary
 
Leave Hotel in Kumamoto

Transfer to Kagoshima-prefecture

Ikedako lake

Lunch at Tosenkyo :  Somen Noddle Nagashi

RyuguShrine   → Nagasakibana Cape → 

Transfer to Ibusuki

Enjoy the sand bath at Ibusuki

 Stay at Ibusuki Onsen Resort, Japanese style Hotel,

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

 

Option : the following site can be arranged as a option.

Chiran

 

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

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

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

and the Ibusuki Hot Spring representing Kyushu.  

 

Ikeda-ko lake

A circumference of 15 km and a maximum depth of 233 meter, where was created by

volcanic activity long ago. Large eel with a length of 2 meter and circumference of 50 cm

inhabit the lake. It was also known as the lake of a legendary monster called ” Issy” 

purported to live in the lake. 

 

 

  Monster called Issy

 

  Flower garden

           

  Mount Kaimon


 

Somen noodle nagashi

The unique Somen noodle nagashi in Tosenkyo revine in Kaimon open throughout the 

year serving cold Somen noodle that swim in the revloving container.

 

 

 Entrance of Tosenkyo revine

 

 Restaurant

 

Somen noodle that swim in the

revloving container


 

Ryugu Shrine

Ryugu Shrine is located at Nagasaki-bana Cape, the southernmost point of Satsuma peninsula.

Nagasaki-bana Cape is said to be the birthplace of the legend of Urashima Taro who saved a turtle,

it took him to Ryugu-jo (the Palace of the Dragon as a token of it’s gratitude).

Sea turtles come to lay eggs on the beach near this place, and local people love them as the

protective god of the sea.

 

 

 Entrance of Ryugu Shrine

 and Nagasaki-bana Cape

 

   Ryugu Shrine


 

 Nagasaki-bana Cape


 

Ibusuki Onsen resort   Enjoy sand bath

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

Japanese bathrobe get buried in the sand up to their neck.  The sand heated by steam containing

marine minerals is scientifically proven to have therapeutic effects on neuralgia, rheumatism, back

pain and other ailments.

 

 

  Sand bath hall, changing room

  shower facilities

 

  Steam Sand bath facing to

  Kinko Bay

 

  Enjoy taking Steam Sand

   bath


 

Option

 

Chiran

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

with Mt. Hahaga-dake as the background. Chiran Peace Museum for the Kamikaze Pilots 

exhibits precious materials such as pictures, letters, wills, articles and memontos of the

1,036 Kamikaze pilots based in Chiran.

 

Samurai Residence

 

 Time back to 200 years ago,

800m long street and residences

Samurai Residence

 

The beautul gardens at

residence shows the history

Chiran Peace Museum

 

The museum is located at

former Chiran zero-sen airbase


 

Stay

 

Ibusuki

Most Hotels are located near JR Ibusuki station and facing to Kinko bay and sand

bath can be enjoyed during stay in Ibusuki. Dinner of local cuisine offer at the Hotel

 

 

 

Welcome to Ibusuki, JR Ibusuki

Station

 

Sunamushi Kaikan or Public

Sand Bath Hall

 

Hotels facing to Kinko bay


 

Day 5    Kagoshima  &  Sakurajima Island

 

Itinerary

 

Leave Hotel in Ibusuki

Transfer to Kagoshima-city

Exploring : Kagoshima, Sengan-en Garden and Shoko Shuseikan

transfer to Sakurajima Island by a Ferry

Exloring Sakurajima Island

 

Stay at Kagoshima-city Tenmonkan, Western style Hotel, included breakfast

Dinner at Kagoshima-city, local speciality Cuisines

 


 

Where to explore

 

Kagoshima

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

which raises the smoke across the Kagoshima Bay. Kagoshima prospered in the Edo period

as a castle town.

 

Sengan-en / UNESCO World Heritage

Sengan-en is the most famous garden in Kagoshima-ken, made by Shimazu lord in the 

19th century at the beautiful bayside Kinko bay. The garden contains many historic artifacts

that tell of its long history.

 

         

   Mount Sakurajima

 

  Shimazu family residence

 

  Suzumon gate


 

Shoko Shuseikan Modern Industrial Complex   / UNESCO World Heritage

The museum of the Classics located here exhibits a various of objests related to the Shimazu

family and the Satsuma domain, introducing a Shimazu family tree chart and many other

belongings. The stone buiding which houses the collection has been desighnated on the

UNESCO World Heritage,  Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution

 

 

  Shoko Shuseikan

 

 Reflectaance furnace

  

 Base of Reflectaance furnace


 

Sakura-jima Ferry

Sakura-jima Ferry connects Kagoshima-city and Sakura-jima Island in 15 minutes

and is operated for 24 hours.

 

 

 Kagoshima port

 

 To Sakura-jima Island

 

 Sakura-jima Port


 

Sakura-jima Island

An active strato volcano with three peaks, Kita-dake, Naka-dake and still active Minami-dake.

Formerly an island, it became connected with the Osumi Peninsula in 1914 when lava from its

summit closed the channel between the two.

 

 

 

  Still active volcano   

 

 

 Yunohira Observatory

   

 

 Arimura Lava Observatory        


 

Stay

 

Kagoshima, Tenmonkan

Tenmonkan is the main shopping district where the Tenmonkan arcade abounds

with shoppers at all sorts of restaurants, some of which specialize in Kagoshima

cuisine, as well as cafes and boutiques.

 

 

 

 JR Kagoshima Chuo station

 

Restauraants and Japanese

public bars

 

Shopping arcade


 

Day 6  Nishinan & Miyazaki

 

Itinerary

 

Leave Hotel in Kagoshima-city

Transfer to Nichinan

Exploring Nichinan

  Toi Cape → Udo Shrine 

  Sun Messe Nichinan   → Nichinan Coast ; Horikiri Pass

Stay at Miyazaki, Western style Hotel, included breakfast

Dinner at Miyazaki-city, local speciality Cuisines

 

Option : the following sites can be arranged as option.

Obi Castle Ruins 

Miyazaki Shrine

 


 

Where to explore

 

Nishinan & Miyazaki

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

like Aoshima and Toi-misaki Cape.

 

Toi Cape

Wlild horses are living here. Gentle hills extend, and you can observe wild horses, called Misaki-uma,

living and grazing there. It is said that the Misaki-uma are the descendants of army horses left grazing

and which became wild 300 years ago.

 

Located at southernmost part

of the Nichinan

 

Wlild horses are living at the

gentle hills

 

 Visitor Center, souvenir shop


 

Udo Shrine

Beautiful and exciting Shine,  located the cave of the cliff side facing the Pacific Ocean.

In legend, a goddess of sea built a hut to give birth to a great god here. Then it is said that

Empress Suiko (554-628) built the shrine there.

 

 

Located the cave of the cliff side

facing the Pacific Ocean

 

 Shrine in the Cave

 

 

Pray place facing to Pacific

Ocean


 

Sun Messe Nichinan

Japan’s own replica of Moai Statues. Enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view of the Pacific

Ocean, the Sun Messe Nichinan has replicas of the Moai statues from the Easter Island

placed here and there in the area.

 

 

Breathtaking panoramic view

of the Pacific Ocean

 

Moai statues from the Easter

Island placed here

 

The only place that has been

permitted to replicate

 


 

Horikiri Pass

The suggested sightseeing spot in Nichinan. The 60m altitude pass allows you to look down

at a beautiful view of the Pacific Ocean. The coastline here is lined with rocks that have been

worn away by the waves splashing against them, as well as beautiful phoenix palm trees.

 

 

The Horikiri Pass Phoenix

Road Station

 

Beautiful phoenix palm trees

 

The rocks have been worn

away by the waves splashing


 

Stay

 

Miyazaki

 

  Shopping street

 

 Japanese style pub

 

  Enjoy dinner


Day 7   Hyuga & Takachiho

 

Itinerary

 

Leave Hotel in Miyazaki

Transfer to Hyuga

Exploring Hyuga : Cruz Sea  →  Umagase

 Option : Mimitsu can be arranged as a option

 transfer to Takachiho

Lunch at Takachiho ; local cuisine of Takachiho

Exploring  Takachiho  ; TakachihoGorge, TakachihoShrine and Amano Iwato Shrine

Stay at Takachiho  , Japanese style Hotel, included denner and breakfast

Japanese style kaiseki dinner included lacal spesiality cuisines

 


 

Where to explore

 

Hyuga

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

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

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

 

Cruz Sea

Your dream come true here. The Cruz Sea is an area of ocean that appears to have a cross in

it when viewed from an observatory. This cape is known as a ria coast; the “cross shape” was

created by the narrow terrain here being eroded by rivers, resulting in a cross-shaped sea route.

 

 

Observatory place

Your wishes come true here

 

“cross shape” was created by

the narrow terrain here being

eroded by rivers

 

Beautiful phoenix palm trees

facing to Pacific Orcean


 

Umagase

Exciting scenery created by raging wave of Hyuga Sea. The coastline here is a ria coastline,

marked by intricate waterways sandwiched between cliffs. The cliffs here are 70m high and

the waves’ splashing against them is an enchanting sight.

 

 

 

Exciting scenery created by

raging wave

 

 

The cliffs are 70m high and the

waves’ splashing against them

 

 

Bare rock faces of the cliffs have

given way to columnar joints


 

Mimitsu   

Let’s meet the old days of Japan. The area in the city is designated a National Important

Preservation District for Groups of Historic buildings, and there remain much of the atmosphere 

of the 19th century, including buildings of old times, earthen walls, and stone pavements.

 

 

Mimitsu fishery port

 

 

 

 

The ancient myths set down in

Japan’s oldest books

 

Designated a National Important

Preservation District 


 

Takachiho

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

Aso and is steeped in Japanese mythology.

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

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

to try and lure her out.

 

Takachiho Gorge

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

the gorge are made of slow forming volcanic basalt columns which resemble the scales of

a dragon where the stone twisted and flowed as it formed.

 

 

The narrow chasm cut through

the rock, boat riding experience

 

Exploring Takachiho Gorge

using the walk-way

 

Souvenir shops and 

Restaurants


 

Lunch , Somen nagashi

Somen is a kind of noodle which is made by wheat and is usually eaten by dipping style.
Somen nagashi is the way of eating Somen with waterslide traditionally made by bamboo

like as video below. Nagashi means flowing.

 

 

 

Takachiho Gorge boat riding

The most recommended activity at Takachiho Gorge is riding the river that flows down the

base of the gorge on a rental boat.The spot you can see waterfalls and the columnar shaped

valley together is rare in the world. Please enjoy this amazing view from the boat.

   

 

Takachiho Shrine

Located just west of the town center, is nestled in a grove of tall cedars. During the day

the shrine’s nondescript, unpainted buildings blend in naturally with the surrounding trees.

The light that filters through, brings with it an air of calm, peaceful reverence.

 

 

Entrance of Shrine, Torii gate

 

 The sacred tree, 800 years old

 

Shrine main building


 

Amano Iwato Shrine

Japanese indigenouse religion, Shinto born here.

There is a story of Shinto origin in the Cave behind of Amano Iwato Shrine, and Amano

Yasugawara. About ten kilometers outside of central Takachiho, Amano Iwato Shrine

was built near the Cave where is place of the Shinto origin story.

 

 

 

 The God shows the story of

 Shinto origin

 

 Amano Iwato Shrine, there is the

 Cave behind the shrine

 

 Amano Yasugawara,  Gods &

 Goddesses had a discussion

 


 

Day 8 Aso

 

Itinerary

 

Leave Hotel in Takachiho

Transfer to Aso

Enjoy the magnificent scenery by Aso Tourist Tram

Lunch at Minami Aso : Local cuisines

Exploring Aso

  Kusaenri-ga-hama  → Mount Aso → Daikanbo

Stay at Aso, Kurokawa Onsen  or Onsen resort Aso

  Japanese style Hotel, included dinner and breakfast

 

Option : the following site can be arranged as a option

Aso shrine 

 


 

Where to explore

 

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

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

variety of sports and local cuisines.

 

Tourist Tram   Minami Aso Rail Way

Enjoy the magnificent scenery of Aso. The Minami Aso railway is a private railroad offering a

very scenic ride from Takamori to Nakamatsu in the south east of the caldera.

Lovely and magnificent scenery can be enjoyed.

 

 

 Minami Aso Rail Way

 Takamori station

 

Tourist tram, start a 30minutes

 journey

 

 

  Enjoy the magnificent

  scenery of Aso


 

Lunch

 

Takamori Dengaku-no sato

Enjoy Aso beef and local cuisines. The restaurant uses the old private house with thatched roof

built more than 200 years ago. Bake the meat and local ingredients with charcoal at a Japanese

traditional style fire place.

 

 Japanese traditional house

 built 200 years ago

 

Japanese traditional style

fire place

 

 Delicious local speciality

 Aso beef

Aso Akaushi beef rice bowl

Aso Akaushi laterally means red beef that is unique in that it has a higher proportion of red meat

with just the right amount of fat, combined with great taste, tenderness and healthiness.

Aso Akaushi beer rice bowl is a local cuisine in Aso consisting of a bowl of rice put in a mildly

sweet sauce and topped with Akaushi beef and egg.


 

Kusasenri-ga-hama

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

Mt. Eboshi that is one of the Aso Five Mountains. A big pond at its center and grazing

horses round about make an idyllic scene.

 

 

 Dynamic active volcano

 Mt. Aso can be seen

 

The beautiful prairie spreads

in the crater

 

 Enjoy horse riding


 

Mount Aso

The largest active volcano in Japan. Its peak is 1592 m above sea level. Its caldera is 25 km across

north to south and 18 km across east to west. The caldera has a circumference of around 120 km, 

although sources vary on the exact distance.

 

  Arond the Crater

  Look down the Crater

Japan’s largest active volcano


 

Daikanbo

The perfect spot view the five peak of Mount Aso. Daikanbo literally means a big observatory peak.

The circumference of the Aso caldera is about 130 kilometers. From the observation site, you can

clearly see its conical shape.

 

 Over view from Daikanbo

  At the top
  Observatory place 

 

Option

 

Aso shrine 

The shrine is located in the center of the caldera of Mt. Aso and the caldera is known as
the largest in the world in which people are actually living.

Aso Shrine is popular as a god protecting worshipers from traffic accidents, and exorcism,

marriae, and learning. Aso shrine one of the oldest and most prominent shrines in Japan. 

 

 

 Shrine building 

 

Shimenawa, twisted straw rope

has power to keep off evil sprits

 

Ema, pentagon-shaped wooden

plaque dedicate to Shrine


 

Stay

 

 Kurokawa Onsen

The most popular hot spring resort in Aso region, located on the northern side of  Mount Aso 

Widely known for its open-air baths, it is one of the best places to enjoy the atmosphere of

old town in Japan, where more than 20 Inns (Ryokan)and gift shops standing in a row

along the Tanoharu River, a headstream of the Chikugo River.

 

 

Japanese style accomodations

Ryokan along the river

 

 Roten-buro or out side open

 air bath

 

 Japanese tradditiona meal

 used local ingredients

 


 

Day 9   Yufuin & Beppu  

 

Itinerary

 

Leave Hotel in Kurokawa Onsen or Aso

Transfer to Yufuin

Exloring Yufuin

  Yunotsubo Avenue  → Yufuin Floral Village → Kinrinko lake

Lunch at Yufuin

Transfer to Beppu

Exploring Beppu

   Beppu Hell tour →  Foot bath

Stay at  Yufuin or  Beppu 

 

Option : the following site can be arranged as a option.

Mount Tsurumi

 


 

Where to explore

 

Yufuin

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

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

 

Yunotsubo Avenue

Main street in Yufuin located at the foot of mount Yufu. The avenue is started near JR Yufuin

Station and connected to Kinrinko lake. Through Yunotsubo Avenue, it takes about 30 minutes

on foot from JR Yufuin Station to Kinrinko lake. There are 70 shops, gift shop, galleries, curiosity

item shops as well as cafes.

 

 

Main street in Yufuin located

at the foot of mount Yufu 

 

70 shops, gift shop, galleries,

curiosity item shops

 

 Many souvenios can be found


 

Yufuin Floral Village

Reproduced the townscape of the Cotswold region in England. The place was also used for

Harry Potter’s shooting location.

 

 

Welcome to Yufuin Floral

Village

 

Theme area “spring of girl

Heidi in the Alps”

 

Reproduced the townscape

of the Cotswold region

 

 


 

Kinrinko lake

One of landmark in Yufuin. Hot water gushes from the bottom of the lake, and hot steam rises from

its surface on a cold day.  The lake is located at the end of the town’s main walking route, about a

kilometer and a half from the Yufuin station.

 

 

Hot water gushes from the

bottom of the lake

 

Hot steam rises from

its surface on a cold day

 

Cafe restaurant by the lake


 

Lunch at Yufuin

 

Yufumabushi

Yufumabushi is a local cuisine which serves really nice BUNGO Beef.

But surprisingly, the way they serve beef is not BBQ or SUKIYAKI style that are seen in

most cases, but “Yufumabushi ” style which we rarely see for beef dish.

 

Local gourmet restaurants

There are many kind of restaurants and cafes around Kinrinko lake and at the Yunotsubo Avenue,


 

Beppu

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

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

Beppu Hell tour 

Hell (Jigoku Meguri ) tour that is a collection of hot spring where the water bubbles forth from 
underground, often with unusual result.  Seven of the hells are located in the Kannawa district
where over 4 km northwest of Beppu station, and two in the more remote Shibaseki district. 
      

 

Umi Jigoku, Sea Hell

 

 Chi-no-ike Jigoku,

 Blood Pull  Hell

 

Oniishi Bozu Jigoku,

Oniishi shaving Head Hell


 

Foot bath

Have you tried Foot bath before? 
Foot bath is called Ashiyu in Japanese and is a public bath in which people can bath their feet.
Ashiyu in Beppu set up at Kannawa Onsen near the Hell tour spot.
 

 

 Foot bath located near the

 Hell tour spots

 

 Easily enjoy it without having to

 remove all your clothing

 

 Only the feet and leg up to

 the knee are immersed


 

Option

Mount Tsurumi

Soaring 1375 metres into the sky, Mount Tsurumi is a breathtaking mountain overlooking

Beppu that offers some decent hiking, rare flora and outstanding vistas. Visitors can take

a ropeway 800 metres up and revel in being surrounded by acres of rolling greenery.

On clear days, you can see as far as the Kuju Mountains, a famous mountain range

that runs between Oita and Kumamoto-prefectures.

 

 

Jigoku Mushi kobo

Jigoku Mushi,  literally “hell-steaming” is an unusual cooking method found in Beppu.

It’s a simple but impactful method that dates back to the Edo Period. Jigoku Mushi Kobo

features an interesting hands-on workshop where you can cook food yourself in the

searing onsen steam.

 

  

 

Stay

 

Yufuin or Beppu

The best Onsen life to suit your requirement can be chosen from the various options.

Where to stay : Yufuin Onsen, Sujiyu Onsen, Beppu eight Onsen including Kannawa.

Japanese style room or Western style room can be chosen and the local cuisines

including Bungo beef can be enjoyed at dinner.

 

 

 

  Onsen Resort

 

 Relaxing at Onsen Resort

 

 Japanese style room


 

Day 10  Kitakyushu-city

 

Itinerary

 

Leave Hotel in Beppu

Transfer to Kitakyushu

Visit Kukura Castle

Lunch Local cuisines

Exploring Moji

Mjiko RetroKonamon Pedstrian tunnel 

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

Stay at  Kitakyushu-cityWestern style Hotel,included breakfast

Dinner at Kokura

 


 
Where to explore
 
Kitakyushu is the second largest city in Kyushu with a population of 940,000. The city is 
the Industrial Innovation city greatly contributed to Japan’s Industrial modernization.

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

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

and various historic sites. 

 

Kokura Caltle

Fukuoka–prefecture only in Japan is selected by CNN Travel as one of the top19 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


 

Lunch, to be slected from the following

 

Kawara Sobe

Kawara soba is a local cuisine which Soba noodles and meat are cooked together

on a Kawara (stone roof tile) and dipped into a special sauce when eating it.

Yaki curry

Yaki curry latterly means baked curry and is local cuisine in Moji which is curry with rice

topped with cheese and/or egg heated in oven. The melted cheese and soft-boiled egg

combine with the spicy curry to enhance its flavor even more.

 

Nagahama Ramen, Tonpei

 

Eel Restaurant, Chikurintei

 

 

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.​

 

 

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
 

 

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


 

Dinner at Kokura

 

Ekikara sanjippo yokocho

The place is located on the ground floor of JR Kokura Station. There are 8 restaurants

where local cuisines can be enjoyed.

 

 Tanga 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
.

Sushi restaurant

 

 
Day 11    Fukuoka-city
 
Itinerary
 
Leave Hotel in Kitakyushu-city

Transfer to Fukuoka-city

Exploring  Fukuoka-city

Stay in   Fukuoka-cityWestern style Hotel, includedbreakfast

Dinner at Fukuoka-city, localspeciality 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 bub of Kyushu,

the nation’s fourth largest economic zone. In other words, Fukuoka-city is the heart of

Kyushu against various things,

 

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 


 

Hakata Ramen Yatai

Food stalls “Yatai”is one thing to enjoy in Fukuoka. Despite a decline in recent year,

there are said to be more than 160. The food stalls have all kind of food, but you have

to try Hakata ramen, usually made with white soup from pork bone and thin noodles.

 

Ramen Stadium

Ramen Stadium isn’t really a stadium as the name suggests, but a food court on the fifth floor

of Canal City’s Cinema Building. It carries not one, but eight famous ramen stalls that serves

different ramen styles from across Japan. Ramen Stadium has eight ramen stalls with ramen

from Hakata, Kurume, and as far as Tokyo, Kyoto, and Sapporo.

Mizutaki

It is a local cuisine in Fukuoka.  izutaki (boil in water) describes, this is a hot pot dish made

with chopped chickens, negi, and a variety of vegetables put in a pot of water and boiled,

then dipped in ponzu sauce.

 

 
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8 days Northern & Central Kyushu tour

 

Exploring the 5 prefectures of Saga, Nagasaki, Kumamoto, Oita and Fukuoka.

There are many fascinating tourist destinations are concentrated in this area.

 

Where to Explore 

Fukuoka-city    Saga    Nagasaki   →  Unzen  → Shimabara   Kumamoto

Amakusa   → Aso   → Okubungo region   →   Yufuin → Beppu 

Kitakyushu-city    → Fukuoka-city

 


 

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

・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.

 


 

 Itinerary 

 

Day 1   Saga-prefecture

 

Itinerary

There are two travelling routes to be offered, please select as per your preference.

 

Route 1

Depart Fukuoka-city

Exploring Saga-city

Lunch  Saga beef or Takazaki crab  

Exploring Kashima

Exploring Ureshino

Stay at Ureshino Onsen Resort

 Japanese style Hotel, included dinner and breakfast

 

Route 2

 

Depart Fukuoka-city

Transfer to Yobusko

Exploring   Yobuko and lunch, 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 Onsen Resort

  Japanese style Hotel, included dinner and breakfast

 


 

Where to explore

 

Route 1

 

Saga-city

Saga-city in Kyushu is the seat of the Saga-prefectural government.

It faces the Ariake Sea on the south and is home to Saga Airport. In the center of the city is

the Saga Castle History Museum, which also serves as the city’s symbol. The castle itself is

no longer standing, but the main keep has been reconstructed, resulting in one of the largest

wooden structures in Japan. Saga is also known as the plece where it has made a great

contribution to the Japanese Industrial Revolution.


 

Lunch at Saga or Tara

 

Saga beef

Saga beef is esteemed as one of the best Wagyu beef brands in Japan.
The cattle used for our meats are fattened in adherence to the regulations of the

Japan Agriculture Co-operative, and we use only Japanese black cattle registered

with their cattle traceability system.

Takezaki crab

Takezaki crab is the local specialty of Tara, and is well-known for its rich flavor.

Takezaki crabs are available almost year around. From summer into fall the male

crabs are delicious, with the females and their eggs most delicious during the

autumn and winter. You could even try one of each.

 

 

Kashima and Tara

Kashima is located about 60 kilometers southwest of Saga-city.

It borders the Ariake Sea to the east and Nagasaki Prefecture to the southwest.

Feature sightseeing spot is Yutoku Inari Shrine and also Sake brewery visiting

is recommended.

 

 

Stay at Ureshino Onsen Resort

Ureshino Onsen is a hot spring town in southwestern Saga Prefecture. Its clear onsen 

waters are high in sodium bicarbonate and sodium chloride and feel extremely smooth

on skin, giving rise to its popularity as a “Bihada no Yu” ( beautiful skin waters).

 


 

Route 2

 

Yobuko

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

Asaichi opens from 7:30 to 12:00, every day at just next to Yobuko Port. The street of

200 m borrowed from the eaves of the shopping street is named “Asaichi Street”.

 


 

Lunch at Yobuko, Freash Squid

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.

 


 

Imari

Imari is the porcelain town, has 400years history and 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


 

Arita

It is known for producing Arita porcelain, one of the traditional handicrafts of Japan.

Famous for Arita yaki which is 400-years old porcelain. The piece is bright, elegant

pictures drawn in transparent white porcelain

 

 

 

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.  Romon Gate is the landmark of Takeo Onsen Resort, which was designed by a renowned

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

 

 

 

Stay at Takeo Onsen Resort

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.

 


 

Day 2   Nagasaki

 

Itinerary

 

Leave Hotel in Takeo

Transfer to Nagasaki

Exploring  Peace Park 

  Atomic Bomb Museum  → Ground Zero Peace Fountain → Peace Statue   

Lunch at Nagaaki Wharf or  China Town  

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 a 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 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 at Nagasaki Wharf or China Town

 

Nagasaki Wharf

Elegant international & domestic tourist harbour. Made up of around 20 unique shops and

restaurants lined up at the water front, offering various choices such Japanese, Western,

and Italian cuisine, to beauty salons, outdoor shops and more.

 

China Town

Nagasaki China town at shinchi is one of the big three china town in Japan.

There are about 50 Chinese restaurants and many Chinese sundries shops in there.

 

 

 

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     

Nishizaka Hill in Nagasaki is the place of Martyrdom of 26 Japanese Saints.

The Twenty-Six Martyrs of Japan were a group of Catholics who were executed by
crucifixion on February 5, 1597.Their martyrdom is especially significant in the history
of the Catholic Church in Japan. In 1950, Pope Pius XII designated this place as an
official pilgrimage site for Catholics. Pope John Paul II visited here in 1981, and Saint
Teresa of Calcutta commonly known as Mother Teresa visited in 1982.

 

 

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 Gunkan-jima

island.

 

The artificial reclaimed island

for Coal Mine

 

The site of Japan’s first major

undersea coal exploitation 

ioneered


 

Stay

 

Nagasaki

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

 

 Nagasaki tram


 

Day 3   Shimabara and Unzen

 

Itinerary

 

Leave Hotel in Nagasaki

Transfer to Shimabara

Exploring Shimabara  : Shimabara Castle → Samurai Houses and Samurai street

Lunch at  Shimabara, local cuisine in Shimabara, Guzoni or Indian food

Transfer to Unzen

Exploring Unzen  : Nita Pass → Unzen jigoku

Stay at  Unzen Onsen ResortJapanese 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 nearby Shimabara Castle

were built in 18th century.

 

 

Samurai street

 

Samurai house

 

Japanese garden


 

Lunch at Shimabara, local delicacy food, Guzoni

Guzoni are said to date back to the Shimabara Rebellion of 1637 when the leader of the

uprising, Amakusa Shiro Tokisada, held a siege in Hara Castle with about 37,000 followers.
He made the local farmers provide the rebels with rice cake. The rebels gathered other

ingredients from the ocean and the mountains to put in the soup they cooked the rice cake

in, and thus were able to fight for three months sustained by nutritious food.

 

Indian restaurant, TAJ MAHAL

 

 

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 

Local specialities, Souvenir shop

 

 

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 arelocated around

 Unzen Jigoku

 

 

Each season brings a vivid

change to the appearance 

the face of Unzen


 

Day 4   Kumamoto

 

Itinerary

 

Leave Hotel in Unzen

Transfer from Shmabara to Kumamoto by a ferry boat

Transfer to Kumamoto

Lunch at Kumamoto

Exploring Kumamoto 

  Sakurano-baba Josaien → Kumamoto Castle  →  Suizenji-koen Park

Stay at KumamotoWestern style Hotel, included breakfast

Dinner at Shimo-tori Shopping Streetlocal speciality Cuisines

 


 

Where to explore

 

Transfer to Kumamoto from Shimabara by a ferry

Two ferries are operated form Shimabara to Kumamoto–city

Kyusho Ferry : operated by Kyusho Ferry, 60 minutes ride

Ocean Arrow : operated by Kumamoto Ferry, 30 minutes ride.

 

 

   Shimabara port

 

     Ocean Arrow

 

   Kumamoto port


 

Kumamoto

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

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

prosperous as a castle town.

 

Lunch at Kumamoto

Japanese restaurant, Gorin located nearby Kumamoto Castle

  

 

Sakurano-baba Josaien         

Josaien is located in Sakurano-baba, at the foot of Kumamoto Castle, one of Japan’s three

major castles. It is a popular tourist attraction designed to enhance the appeal of the old castle

town and convey to visitors the food, history and cultural traditions of the region from Kumamoto

Castle, a symbol of the Kumamoto-city.

 

 

The main gate located in

Sakurano-baba

 

 Many shops sell Kumamoto

 souvenirs

 

 Restaurants, to enjoy distinctive

 food culture in Kumamoto

 


 

Kumamoto Castle

The Castle is one of the three great castles and one of the 100 best places in Japan to

view cherry blossoms. Due to the Earthquakes in 2016, several of the castle’s shacihoko 

ornaments were destroyed, and a large number of kawara tiles also fell from the roof.

Now the restoration activities are being performed as fast as possible. Now, the Kumamoto

Castle can be seen from the outside of the moats surrounding the castle.

 

 

  Castle tower

 

 Castle tower after Earthquake 

 

   Turret


 

Suizenji-koen Park

Imitated the beautiful scenery of Japan, is a refined circular garden of Momoyama period

style and represents the 53 Stations of the Tokaido Road including Mt. Fuji.

The fresh springs in the garden release clean, cold water, which flows there from

Mount Aso via underground currents.

 

 

Imitated the beautiful scenery

of Japan

 

53 Stations of the Tokaido Road

including Mt. Fuji

 

The fresh springs in the garden

from Mt. Aso

 


 

Stay

 

Kumamoto near  Shimo-tori Shopping Street       

The largest shopping arcade in Kumamoto-prefecture, the center of fashion and amusement

where department stores and boutiques line up and also there are gourmet area where cafes

and restaurants including local cousin restaurants opened daytime and nighttime.

 

 

 Enjoy shopping at arcade

 street

 

 Many kind of restaurants

 and pubs

 

Japanese traditional restaurant

 Izakaya


 

Day 5   Aso

 

Itinerary

 

Leave Hotel in Kumamoto

Transfer to Aso

Enjoy the magnificent scenery by Aso Tourist Tram

Lunch at Minami Aso ;  Local cuisines

Exploring Aso 

   Kusasenri-ga-hama  →   Mount Aso   →   Daikanbo

Stay at Kurokawa Onsen or  Onsen resort Aso, Japanese style Hotel, included dinner and breakfast

Japanese style kaiseki dinner included lacal spesiality cuisines 

 

Option : the following site can be arranged as a option.

Nabegataki Waterfalls

Aso shrine  

 


 

Where to explore

 

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

unforgettable experiences in the rural area can be made including Onsen, variety of sports 

and local cuisines.

 

Tourist Tram   Minami Aso Rail Way

Enjoy the magnificent scenery of Aso. The Minami Aso railway is a private railroad offering

a very scenic ride from Takamori to Nakamatsu in the south east of the caldera.

Lovely and magnificent scenery can be enjoyed.

 

 

 Minami Aso Rail Way

 Takamori station

 

 Tourist tram, start a 30minutes

  journey

 

 

  Enjoy the magnificent scenery

  of Aso


 
Lunch
 

Takamori Dengaku-no sato

Enjoy Aso beef and local cuisines. The restaurant uses the old private house with thatched roof

built more than 200 years ago. Bake the meat and local ingredients with charcoal at a Japanese

traditional style fire place.

 

 Japanese traditional house built

 200 years ago

 

Japanesetraditional style

fire place

 

 Delicious local speciality

 Aso beef

Aso Akaushi beef rice bowl

Aso Akaushi laterally means red beef that is unique in that it has a higher proportion of red meat

with just the right amount of fat, combined with great taste, tenderness and healthiness.

Aso Akaushi beer rice bowl is a local cuisine in Aso consisting of a bowl of rice put in a mildly

sweet sauce and topped with Akaushi beef and egg.


 

Kusasenri-ga-hama

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

Mt. Eboshi that is one of the Aso Five Mountains. A big pond at its center and grazing

horses round about make an idyllic scene.

 

 

 Dynamic active volcano

 Mt. Aso can be seen

 

The beautiful prairie spreads

in the crater

 

 Enjoy horse riding


 

Mount Aso

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

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

 

 

  Mt. Aso, around the Crater 

 

   Look down the Crater

 

   Nakadake Crater


 

Daikanbo

The perfect spot view the five peak of Mount Aso. Daikanbo literally means a big observatory peak.

The circumference of the Aso caldera is about 130 kilometers. From the observation site, you can

clearly see its conical shape.

 

 

 Over view from Daikanbo

 
  At the top
 
  Observatory place 

 

Option

 

Nabegataki Waterfalls

The hidden tourist spot in Kumamoto prefecture, located just outside Oguni town in Aso region.

One of the area’s more well-known waterfalls. Looking like a mini-Niagara. It is very unique

waterfalls, you can actually climb behind the falls to see how the water has carved out the rock

over the year.

 

 

  The hidden tourist spot

  in Aso region

 

 View from outside of the

 Waterfalls

 

 View from behind the

 Waterfalls


 

Aso shrine 

The shrine is located in the center of the caldera of Mt. Aso and the caldera is known as
the largest in the world in which people are actually living.

Aso Shrine is popular as a god protecting worshipers from traffic accidents, and exorcism,

marriae, and learning. Aso shrine one of the oldest and most prominent shrines in Japan

 

 

 Shrine building 

 

Shimenawa, twisted straw rope

has power to keep off evil sprits

 

Ema, pentagon-shaped wooden

plaque dedicate to Shrine


 

Stay

 

 Kurokawa Onsen

The most popular hot spring resort in Aso region, located on the northern side of  Mount Aso 

Widely known for its open-air baths, it is one of the best places to enjoy the atmosphere of

old town in Japan, where more than 20 Inns (Ryokan)and gift shops standing in a row

along the Tanoharu River, a headstream of the Chikugo River.

 

 

Japanese style accomodations

Ryokan along the river

 

 Roten-buro or out side open

 air bath

 

 Japanese tradditiona meal

 used local ingredients


 

Day 6   Yufuin and Beppu  

 

Itinerary

 

Leave Hotel in Aso

Transfer to Yufuin

Exloring Yufuin

   Yunotsubo Avenue  → Yufuin Floral Village → Kinrinko lake

Lunch at Yufuin

Transfer to Beppu

Exploring Beppu

  Beppu Hell tour  → Foot bath

Stay at  Yufuin or  Beppu  

 

Option : the following site can be arranged as a option.

Mount Tsurumi

 


 

Where to explore

 

Yufuin

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

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

 

Yunotsubo Avenue

Main street in Yufuin located at the foot of mount Yufu. The avenue is started near JR Yufuin

Station and connected to Kinrinko lake. Through Yunotsubo Avenue, it takes about 30 minutes

on foot from JR Yufuin Station to Kinrinko lake. There are 70 shops, gift shop, galleries, curiosity

item shops as well as cafes.

 

 

Main street in Yufuin located

at the foot of mount Yufu 

 

70 shops, gift shop, galleries,

curiosity item shops

 

 Many  souvenios can be found


 

Yufuin Floral Village

Reproduced the townscape of the Cotswold region in England. The place was also used for

Harry Potter’s shooting location.

 

 

Welcome to Yufuin Floral

Village

 

Theme area “spring of girl

Heidi in the Alps”

 

Reproduced the townscape

of the Cotswold region


 

Kinrinko lake

One of landmark in Yufuin. Hot water gushes from the bottom of the lake, and hot steam rises from

its surface on a cold day.  The lake is located at the end of the town’s main walking route, about a

kilometer and a half from the Yufuin station.

 

 

Hot water gushes from the

bottom of the lake

 

Hot steam rises from

its surface on a cold day

 

Cafe restaurant by the lake


 

Lunch at Yufuin

 

Yufumabushi

Yufumabushi is a local cuisine which serves really nice BUNGO Beef.

But surprisingly, the way they serve beef is not BBQ or SUKIYAKI style that are seen in

most cases, but “Yufumabushi ” style which we rarely see for beef dish.

 

Local gourmet restaurants

There are many kind of restaurants and cafes around Kinrinko lake and at the Yunotsubo Avenue,


 

Beppu

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

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

 

Beppu Hell tour 

Hell (Jigoku Meguri ) tour that is a collection of hot spring where the water bubbles forth from 
underground, often with unusual result.  Seven of the hells are located in the Kannawa district
where over 4 km northwest of Beppu station, and two in the more remote Shibaseki district.       
 

 

Umi Jigoku, Sea Hell

 

 Chi-no-ike Jigoku,

 Blood Pull  Hell

 

Oniishi Bozu Jigoku,

Oniishi shaving Head Hell


 

Foot bath

Have you tried Foot bath before? 
Foot bath is called Ashiyu in Japanese and is a public bath in which people can bath their feet.
Ashiyu in Beppu set up at Kannawa Onsen near the Hell tour spot.
 

 

 Foot bath located near the

 Hell tour spots

 

 Easily enjoy it without having to

 remove all your clothing

 

 Only the feet and leg up to

 the knee are immersed


 

Option

Mount Tsurumi

Soaring 1375 metres into the sky, Mount Tsurumi is a breathtaking mountain overlooking

Beppu that offers some decent hiking, rare flora and outstanding vistas. Visitors can take

a ropeway 800 metres up and revel in being surrounded by acres of rolling greenery.

On clear days, you can see as far as the Kuju Mountains, a famous mountain range

that runs between Oita and Kumamoto-prefectures.

 

 

Jigoku Mushi kobo

Jigoku Mushi,  literally “hell-steaming” is an unusual cooking method found in Beppu.

It’s a simple but impactful method that dates back to the Edo Period. Jigoku Mushi Kobo

features an interesting hands-on workshop where you can cook food yourself in the

searing onsen steam.

 

  

 

Stay

 

Yufuin or Beppu

The best Onsen life to suit your requirement can be chosen from the various options.

Where to stay : Yufuin Onsen, Sujiyu Onsen, Beppu eight Onsen including Kannawa.

Japanese style room or Western style room can be chosen and the local cuisines

including Bungo beef can be enjoyed at dinner.

 

 

 

  Onsen Resort

 

 Relaxing at Onsen Resort

 

 Japanese style room


 

Day 7    Kitakyushu-city

 
Itinerary

 

Leave Hotel in Beppu

Transfer to Kitakyushu-city

Visit KukuraCastle

Lunch at Featured restaurant  

Exploring Kitakyushu-city

   MjikoRetro  →  Konamon Pedstrian tunnel  → UNESCO World Heritage in Higashida district

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

 

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

Dinner at Kokura

 


 
Where to explore
 
Kitakyushu is the second largest city in Kyushu with a population of 940,000. The city is the
Industrial Innovation city greatly contributed to Japan’s Industrial modernization. Now the city
offers a lot of sightseeing spots such as scenic beauty places, UNESCO World Heritage site,
industrial heritages placed introduce cultures of people living there, and various historic sites.  
 

Kokura Caltle

Fukuoka–prefecture only in Japan is selected by CNN Travel as one of the top19 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


 

Lunch, local cuisines to be slected from the following

 

Kawara Sobe

Kawara soba is a local cuisine which Soba noodles and meat are cooked together

on a Kawara (stone roof tile) and dipped into a special sauce when eating it.

Yaki curry

Yaki curry latterly means baked curry and is local cuisine in Moji which is curry with rice

topped with cheese and/or egg heated in oven. The melted cheese and soft-boiled egg

combine with the spicy curry to enhance its flavor even more.

 

Nagahama Ramen, Tonpei

 

 

Eel Restaurant, Chikurintei

 

 

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

 

  Shimonoseki, Honshu Island

  side  


 

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

 


 

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


 

Dinner at Kokura

 

Ekikara sanjippo yokocho

The place is located on the ground floor of JR Kokura Station. There are 8 restaurants

where local cuisines can be enjoyed.

   

 Tanga 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
.

Sushi restaurant

 

 

Day 8   Fukuoka-city

 

Itinerary

 

Leave Hotel in Kitakyushu-city 

Transfer to Fukuoka-city

Exploring  Fukuoka-city

Lunch : local cuisine in Fukuoka-city

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

Dinner at Fukuoka-city, local speciality cuisines

 


 

Where to explore

 

Fukuoka-city has a long history as commercial town and castle town, and prospered as

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

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 


 

Hakata Ramen Yatai

Food stalls “Yatai”is one thing to enjoy in Fukuoka. Despite a decline in recent year,

there are said to be more than 160. The food stalls have all kind of food, but you have

to try Hakata ramen, usually made with white soup from pork bone and thin noodles.

 

Ramen Stadium

Ramen Stadium isn’t really a stadium as the name suggests, but a food court on the fifth floor

of Canal City’s Cinema Building. It carries not one, but eight famous ramen stalls that serves

different ramen styles from across Japan. Ramen Stadium has eight ramen stalls with ramen

from Hakata, Kurume, and as far as Tokyo, Kyoto, and Sapporo.

Mizutaki

It is a local cuisine in Fukuoka.  izutaki (boil in water) describes, this is a hot pot dish made

with chopped chickens, negi, and a variety of vegetables put in a pot of water and boiled,

then dipped in ponzu sauce.

 

 

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Japan tours to Kyushu

 

Japan KYUSHU Tourist is the specialist of Fukuoka and Kyushu tour in Japan.

Kyushu is the paradise of Japan travel like no others.

One of our most proud things in Kyushu is Japanese cuisines and local delicacies.

You can enjoy many different dishes using fresh and unique ingredients in various

places during your travel.

Also you can meet a lot of amazing things what you have never experienced before.

 

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

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

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

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

customer’s satisfactions.

 


 

Long duration Kyushu tours in Japan 

Kyushu has rich landscapes including nature and diverse cultures including food cultures.

It has a variety of histories all over Kyushu, and nature and urban are harmonized.

You can enjoy a lot of things here in Kyushu what you want to experience.

 

11 days 

Kyushu tour

8 days Northern &

Central Kyushu tour

8 days

Southern Kyushu tour

 

Exploring the featured

destinations and must see

places throughout Kyushu

 

Travelling the 5 prefectures of

Fukuoka SagaNagasaki, 

Kumamoto, and  Oita 

 

Kagoshima, Chiran, Ibusuki,

Satsuma peninsula, Nichinan

Miyazaki, Hyuga, Takachiho


 

6 days

North-West Kyushu tour

7 days 

Central Kyushu tour

 

Saga, Nagasaki, Shimabara,

Unzen , Yanagawa, Kitakyushu,

Fukuoka

 

Amakusa, Kumamoto, Aso

Kurokawa, Takachiho 

Okugungo, Chikugo, Fukuoka

 

Asakura, Ukiha,  Okugungo

YufuinBeppu, Usa, Kunisaki

Peninsula, Kitakyushu , Fukuoka


 

Short duration tours from Fukuoka-city  

Many kind of fascinating tourist destinations are concentrated in northern part of Kyushu

and you can enjoy a short journey 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 canalDazaifu 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 oneday tour

Huis Ten Bosch one-day tour

Usa & Kunisaki oneday tour 

 


 

Nagasaki / UNESCO Hidden Christian Sites  

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

traditional religion Shinto and General society. Japan’s unique practice of the Christian faith

continued even during the ban on Christianity.

 

One-day tour

3 days tour

 6 days tour

 

Travelling Nagasaki-city

including Sotome for the

Hidden Christian sites and

related sites

 

Travelling Nagasaki-city,

Unzen and Shimabara where 

was the site of Shimabara

Rebellion

 

Travelling Nagasaki-city,

Sotome, Unzen, Shimabara, Amakusa and Hirado


 

 UNESCO Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution sites  

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

an important part in the industrialization of Japan in the Bakumatsu during National

isolation period and Meiji periods, and are part of the industrial heritage of Japan.

 

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 and field trip in Kitakyushu-city

Kitakyushu-city is the best place in Japan for Study tour of Environmental and Industrial issues.

 

Solid waste management

tour

Low Carbon Society

tour

Japan’s KAIZEN

Strategy tour

 

Kitakyushu-city is the most

advanced city in Japan for

solid waste management

and recycling 

 

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

 


 

Featured destinations map

 

 

Note

  Red letters indicates Prefecture

  Black letters indicates Destinations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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 

 


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

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

Enquiry Form 

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

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

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

 


 

 

6 days North-East Kyushu tour

 

Exploring the featured places of Fukuoka-prefecture and Oita-prefecture

 

Where to Explore  

Fukuoka-city , AsakuraUkihaOkubungoKusu & Kokonoe, Bungo-ono, Takeda 

Yufuin Beppu Usa  ,  Kunisaki PeninsulaKitakyushu-city  , Fukuoka-city

 


 

 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

・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.

 


 

 Itinerary  

 

Day 1   Chikugo region  

 
Itinerary

 

Depart Fukuoka-city
Transfer to Chikugo region

Exploring Asakura

AkizukiAsakura Triple Water Wheel →  Shopping at Fujii Apiary

Lunch at Ukiha ; festured restaurant Shirakabe or Shogetsu

Exploring Uiha

  Shirakabe avenue → Ukiha Inari Shrine → visit  Shochubrewery, Beniotome Syuzo

Stay at Harazuru Onsen Resort,  Japanese style Hotel, inculuded dinner and breakfast

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

 

Option : the following site can be arranged as option.

Fruits harvest experience         

 


 
Where to explore
The Kyuhsu’s largest Chikugo River which flows from Mount Aso through the Chikugo region
to Ariake Sea. The Kyushu’s largest Chikugo plain spreading in the Chikugo River basin,
where people live from ancient time and the various cultures have been created.
There are a lot of features here such as rural land scape, fruit fields, ancient ruins,
shrines, temples, castle town, Sake brewery, Onsen (hot spring), scrumptious local cosines, 
Japanese cultural experiences.
 

Akizuki

Akizuki is a former Castle town located in northern part of Asakura.

You can enjoy the harmony of countryside landscape and former castle town scenery

that makes the atmosphere like a time of 400 years ago.

 

 

  Sakurano-baba Street

 

   Cherry Blossoms 

 
    Autumn leaves

 

 

Asakura Triple Water Wheel

Asakura is the only area in Japan to use water wheels for irrigation. The irrigation system used the

Triple Water Wheel was completed in 1760. The water is supplied from Yamada weir in Chikugo 

through the canal to the Triple Water Wheel. And then the water distributed to each rice field by

Triple Water Wheel.

 

 

 

  Yamada Weir in Chikugo river

 

 Asakura Triple Water Wheel

 

  Rice field


 

Fujii Apiary

The apiary collecting honey while traveling with bees from Kagoshima to Hokkaido.

The Apiary was established in Asakura in 1909 and offers delicious Japanese milkvetch

honey and acacia honey, both of which have a deep and sophisticated taste.

 

 

 

  Welcome to Fujii Apiary

 

 Honey collected in Japan

 

 Honey from all over the World


 
Lunch at Shirakabe or Shogetsu
 

Shirakabe, authentic Japanese local restaurant

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

The building is designated by Government as Traditional building at the Conservation

district in Ukiha-city. Japanese cuisines using best local ingredients that vary by season

can be enjoyed.

 

 

The building constructed 100

 year ago

 

  Featured lunch menu

 

  Enjoy lunch

Shogetsu, Eel restanrant

Chilugo region is one of the famous place for Eel cuisines along with Yanagawa.

Shogetu is the renown Eel restutant located in Asakura along the Chikugo river side and

establised 70 years ago.

 

 

Breath taking beautiful scenery harmonizes with the 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


 

Shochu Brewery

Shochu is a Japanese distilled beverage less than 45% alcohol by volume.

The shochu of Beniotome Shuzo is distilled from Sesame.

The brewery can be visited and there is a tasting corner.  Let’s sample Chochu.

 

 

 Visiting Shochu brewery

 

 Featured Shochu, Beniotone

 

  Enjoy tasting Shochu


 

Option

 

Fruits harvest experience

In the harvest time, the northern Kyushu boasts many area with beautiful fruit orchards.

Fukuoka is one of the leading fruit-producing prefecture in all Japan.
The fruit production in Fukuoka is primarily concentrated in the southern Chikugo region

such as Ukiha, Asakura and Tanushimaru.

 

 

Strawbery : December to May

 

 

Grape : August to October

 

 Apple : August to December

 Persimmon : Oct. to Dec.


 

Stay

 

Harazuru Onsen 

A tranquil Onsen Resort near Fukuoka-city and is located on the banks of Chikugo River. 

The quality hot spring is weakly alkaline and sulfur is mixed and has the effect of dropping

old horn and creating beautiful skin.

 

 

     Gate way to Onsen Resort

 
Chikugo River

 

           Onsen resort

 


 

Day 2   Okubungo ( Kokonoe, Bungo-ono, Takeda, Nagayu Onsen)

 

Itinerary

 

Leave Hotel at Harazuru Onsen Resort

Transfer Okubungo

Visit Kokonoe Yume Otsutihashi

lunch at Kokonoe : local cuisine

Exloring Bungo-ono and Takeda

   Harajiri Waterfall  →  Oka Castle Ruin

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

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

 


 

Where to explore

Nature-blessed region at Ono River basin and the northern part is surrounded by Aso & Kuju Mountains

Okubungo region is located in south-east side of Oita prefecture, and consists of Takada, Kuju, 

Bungo-ono, Kusu and Kokonoe.

 

Kokonoe Yume Otsurihashi

The longest pedestrian suspension bridge in Japan and the 2nd leongest in the World

Splendid and beautiful view from the thrilling sunpension bridge over the Naruko river valley.

 

 

 Entrance of the pedestrian

 suspention bridge

 

Beautiful scenery of Naruko

river valley

 

390 metre long, 173 metre

height from Nariko River valley

Lunch at Kokonoe

Featured restaurant Nonohanano-sato,  served local cuisine.

 

 

Harajiri Waterfall

It is called Niagara Falls of Japan, In the Ogata River, running through the center of the Ogata plain.

The falls, 120 meters wide and 20 meters hight, are selected as one of the best 100 falls in Japan.

Lava flows produced by the great eruption of Mt. Aso accumulated and chighreated Harajiri Falls.

 

 

 

 Water come from Ogara plain

 

 Over view of Waterfall

 120m wide and 20m hight

 

 Dynamic Waterfall created

 by Mt. Aso eruption


 

Oka Castle Ruin 

Great Castle wall construction, a magnificent view from the top. The Castle originally

constructed in 1185, and had been enlarged multiple times and eventually covered a

widespread area on the steep hills overlooking a river and all the surrounding countryside

up to the Kuju mountain range clearly visible in the distance.

 

 

 Entrance of Oka Castle Ruin

 

 Great stone wall of the Castle

 

  magnificent view from the top


 

Stay

 

Nagayu Onsen resort

One of the most popular hot spring for foreign tourists, located at the foot of Kuju mountain

range in Oita-prefecture. The hot spring is known as one of the world’s top carbonate spring.

 

 

 

One of the world’s top 

carbonate spring

 

 

  Nagayu Onsen Resort

 

 

Open air Bath in the river


 

 

Day 3  Yufuin & Beppu

 

Itinerary

 

Leave Hotel at Nagayu Onsen Resort 

Transfer to Yufuin

Exploring Yufuin

  Yunotsubo Avenue  →  Yufuin Floral Village →  Kinrinko lake

Lunch at Yufuin

Transfer to Beppu

Exploring Beppu

   Beppu Hell tour  →   Foot bath

Stay in Beppu,  Western style Hotel, included breakfast

Dinner at Beppu Onsen town, local speciality Cuisines

 

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

Mount Tsurumi

Jigoku Mushi kobo

Onsen Hoyo land

 


 

Where to explore

 

Yufuin

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

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

 

Yunotsubo Avenue

Main street in Yufuin located at the foot of mount Yufu. The avenue is started near JR Yufuin

Station and connected to Kinrinko lake. Through Yunotsubo Avenue, it takes about 30 minutes

on foot from JR Yufuin Station to Kinrinko lake. There are 70 shops, gift shop, galleries, curiosity

item shops as well as cafes.

 

 

Main street in Yufuin located

at the foot of mount Yufu 

 

70 shops, gift shop, galleries,

curiosity item shops

 

 Many  souvenios can be found


 

Yufuin Floral Village

Reproduced the townscape of the Cotswold region in England. The place was also used for

Harry Potter’s shooting location.

 

 

Welcome to Yufuin Floral

Village

 

Theme area “spring of girl

Heidi in the Alps”

 

Reproduced the townscape

of the Cotswold region


 

Kinrinko lake

One of landmark in Yufuin. Hot water gushes from the bottom of the lake, and hot steam rises from

its surface on a cold day.  The lake is located at the end of the town’s main walking route, about a

kilometer and a half from the Yufuin station.

 

 

Hot water gushes from the

bottom of the lake

 

Hot steam rises from

its surface on a cold day

 

Cafe restaurant by the lake


 

Lunch at Yufuin

 

Yufumabushi

Yufumabushi is a local cuisine which serves really nice BUNGO Beef.

But surprisingly, the way they serve beef is not BBQ or SUKIYAKI style that are seen in

most cases, but “Yufumabushi ” style which we rarely see for beef dish.

 

Local gourmet restaurants

There are many kind of restaurants and cafes around Kinrinko lake and at the Yunotsubo Avenue,


 

Beppu

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

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

 

Beppu Hell tour 

Hell (Jigoku Meguri ) tour that is a collection of hot spring where the water bubbles forth from 
underground, often with unusual result.  Seven of the hells are located in the Kannawa district
where over 4 km northwest of Beppu station, and two in the more remote Shibaseki district.    
   

 

Umi Jigoku, Sea Hell

 

 Chi-no-ike Jigoku,

 Blood Pull  Hell

 

Oniishi Bozu Jigoku,

Oniishi shaving Head Hell


 

Foot bath

Have you tried Foot bath before?  Foot bath is called Ashiyu in Japanese and is a public
bath in which people can bath their feet. Ashiyu in Beppu set up at Kannawa Onsen near
the Hell tour spot.
 

 

 Foot bath located near the

 Hell tour spots

 

 Easily enjoy it without having to

 remove all your clothing

 

 Only the feet and leg up to

 the knee are immersed


 

Options

 

Mount Tsurumi

Soaring 1375 metres into the sky, Mount Tsurumi is a breathtaking mountain overlooking

Beppu that offers some decent hiking, rare flora and outstanding vistas. Visitors can take

a ropeway 800 metres up and revel in being surrounded by acres of rolling greenery.

On clear days, you can see as far as the Kuju Mountains, a famous mountain range

that runs between Oita and Kumamoto-prefectures.

 

 

Jigoku Mushi kobo

Jigoku Mushi,  literally “hell-steaming” is an unusual cooking method found in Beppu.

It’s a simple but impactful method that dates back to the Edo Period. Jigoku Mushi Kobo

features an interesting hands-on workshop where you can cook food yourself in the

searing onsen steam.

 

  

Onsen Hoyo land

The Onsen is a public bath located in Myoban Onsen Resort.

This place is known by its mud looks like a cream, and is rarely found in Japan.

The mud has an excellent skin beautifying effect. The outdoor mud is a mixed-gender bath.

 


 

Day 4    Usa & Kunisaki Peninsula & Kitakyushu

 

Itinerary

 

Leave Hotel in Beppu

Transfer to Usa

Visit Usa Shrine

Exploring Bungo-takada Showa no machi

Lunch at Usa: local cuisine in Oita

Explore Kunisaki Peninsula

  Showa no machi   →   Fuki-ji Temple  → Futago-ji Temple 

Transfer to Kitakyushu-city

Enjoy Night view at Mount Sarakura : the three Major Night View in Japan  

Dinner at Kokura

 

Stay in Kitakyushu-city, Western style Hotel, included breakfast


 

Where to explore

 

Usa 

Located at the base of Kunisaki peninsula and spreading around Usa Shrine.

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

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

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

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

 

Usa Shrine

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

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

 

 

Torii Gate, the entrance to the

Shrine compound

 

 

Approach to Shrine, through

the sacred area

 

Usa Shrine main building, Emperor Ojin, deified as deity

Lunch at Kakumasa

The local cuisine restaurant Kakumasa located at Usa Shrine approach

 

 

Kunisaki peninsula

Began to develope 1,300 years ago as a sacred religions goround influenced by mountain and nature worship, Buddhism, and Usa shrine rising in the region. 

Here remains in Bungo-takada city the historical background for “home of prayer” consecrating a mass

the Shinto deity, Buddha, and ancestral spirit. And one of major industry is agriculture and entire area of 

Kunisaki peninsula including Usa are listed on the World Agricultural Heritage.

 

Showa no machi

Time back Japan’s 60 years ago, one of worthwhile place to visit in Bungo-takada,

Kunisaki Peninsula. The era that lasted till about 30 years ago in Japanese history,

Bungo Takada was the most prosperous in Kunisaki Peninsula for over 300 years

from the Edo period up to 1900. Here remains various old structures and remnants

of regional Japanese.

 

 

 Old style Japanese atmosphere,

 time back to 60 years ago

 

Remains various old structures,

remnants of regional Japanese

 

Sightseeing bus


 

Fuki-ji Temple

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

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

 

 

   Entrranc

 

   Stone  lantern

 

     Temple mail building


 

Futago-ji Temple

The Central temple of Rokugo-Manzan in Kunisaki peninsula. The temple was established

in 718 by Ninmon and located close to the peak of Mount Futago. Futagoji’s grounds cover

a wide area on the forested slopes of the mountain, with stone and gravel paths and stairs

connecting several halls housing various deities.

 


 

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
 

 

Dinner at Kokura

 

Ekikara sanjippo yokocho

The place is located on the ground floor of JR Kokura Station. There are 8 restaurants

where local cuisines can be enjoyed.

 

Sushi restaurant

 

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 Higashida district

  UNESCO World Heritage /  First Head Office  → Higashida No.1 Blast Furnace

Visit  Kokura Caltle 

Lunch at Featured restaurant  

Exploring Moji

   Mjiko Retro  →  Konamon Pedstrian tunnel  

Transfer to Fukuoka-city

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

Dinner at Fukuoka-city, local speciality Cuisine

Transfer to Fukuokacity

Stay in 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


 

Lunch, local cuisine to be slected from the following

 

Kawara Sobe

Kawara soba is a local cuisine which Soba noodles and meat are cooked together

on a Kawara (stone roof tile) and dipped into a special sauce when eating it.

Yaki curry

Yaki curry latterly means baked curry and is local cuisine in Moji which is curry with rice

topped with cheese and/or egg heated in oven. The melted cheese and soft-boiled egg

combine with the spicy curry to enhance its flavor even more.

 

Nagahama Ramen, Tonpei

 

 

Eel Restaurant, Chikurintei

 

 

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

 


 

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

Has a long history as commercial town and castle town, and prospered as important

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


 

Hakata Ramen Yatai

Food stalls “Yatai”is one thing to enjoy in Fukuoka. Despite a decline in recent year,

there are said to be more than 160. The food stalls have all kind of food, but you have

to try Hakata ramen, usually made with white soup from pork bone and thin noodles.

 

 

Ramen Stadium

Ramen Stadium isn’t really a stadium as the name suggests, but a food court on the fifth floor

of Canal City’s Cinema Building. It carries not one, but eight famous ramen stalls that serves

different ramen styles from across Japan. Ramen Stadium has eight ramen stalls with ramen

from Hakata, Kurume, and as far as Tokyo, Kyoto, and Sapporo.

Mizutaki

It is a local cuisine in Fukuoka.  izutaki (boil in water) describes, this is a hot pot dish made

with chopped chickens, negi, and a variety of vegetables put in a pot of water and boiled,

then dipped in ponzu sauce.

 

 
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

 


 

7 days Central Kyushu tour

 

Exploring the 4 prefectures of Fukuoka, Kumamoto, Miyazaki and Oita.

 

Where to Explore  

Fukuoka-city  ,  Amakusa KumamotoAso ,   TakachihoKuju 

Kokonoe , Yufuin , Asakura , Akizuki , UkihaFukuok Fa-city  

 


 

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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.

 


 

 Itinerary  

 

Day 1   Amakusa

 

Itinerary

 

Depart Fukuokacity
Transfer to Amakusa

Exploring Amakusa Gokyo / Pearl line : beautiful five bridges connects Amakusa Inlands 

Lunch : local cuisine in Amakusa

Exprience of  Amakusa Cruise or dolphin watching

Visiting the UNESCO World heritage / Hidden Christian Sites  

    Oe Cathedral   → Sakitsu Village

Stay Amakusa Onsen, 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.

Amakusa Shiro Memorial Hall

Tomioka Castle Ruins

 


 

Where to explore

 

Amakusa

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

local delicacies and marine activities can be enjoyed.

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

 

Amakusa Gokyo / Pearl line

Amakusa Gokyo or Amakusa five bridges, is a general term for five bridges which connects 

from Misumi at the Udo peninsula to the Oyano island, the Nagaura island, Ikejima, Maejima,

and Amakusa Kamishima, was built in 1966. The area on the National road route 266 called

as the Pearl Line.

 

  

 

 First bridge

  

 

   Second bridge

 

  Fourth bridge 


 

Amakusa cruise

Connecting the islands of Amakusa with the inland of Kumamoto via the Uto Peninsula are

Amakusa Gokyo or Amakusa Five Bridge. You can enjoy the beautiful scenery of Amakusa

from the sea on a cruise.

 

 

 Fifth bridge

 

 To the fifth bridge

 

 Numerous small islands


 

Oe Cathedral 

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

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

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

contributions from local Christians living in the area.

 

The oldest Catholic Church

in Amakusa

 

Romanesque-style

architecture

 

 Oe Village


 

 

Sakitsu Village / UNESCO World Heritage

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

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

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

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

Christianity had been conducted.

 

 

A Gothic-looking church

 

 Sakitsu Village

 

 Fishery port


 

 

Option

 

Amakusa Shiro Memorial Hall

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

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

of Amakusa Shiro in 1637.

 

 

 Amakusa Shiro Memorial Hall

 

 Bell for Love

 

 Amakusa Shiro Statue


 

Tomioka Castle Ruins

Tomioka Castle was built in 1602, one year after Terasawa Shimanokami hirotaka came

to Amakusa. Although Amakusa ruled by proxy for Terasawa from Tomioka Castle,

he revelled with his army in the Shimabara Rebellion in 1637. After the rebellion, Yamasaki

Kainokami Ieharu ruled from the castle, and which was restored and enlarged to its

present form

 

 

 Castle was built on the hill

 of Tomioka peninsula

 

Castle was rebuilt in 1994

 

   Magnificent view of Ariake

  sea 


 

Day 2   Kumamoto

 

Itinerary

 

Leave Hotel in Amakusa

Transfer to Kumamoto

Lunch at Kumamoto

Exploring Kumamoto 

   Sakurano-baba Josaien  included lunch →   Kumamoto Castle   → Suizenji-koen park

Stay at Kumamoto , Western style Hotel, included breakfast

Dinner at Shimo-tori Shopping Street, local speciality Cuisines

 


 

Where to explore

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

a castle town.  The Shira-kawa River and its branches run through the downtown area

around Kumamoto Castle. Therefore, the city is called “City of Woods and Fresh Water” .

 

Lunch at Kumamoto

 

Japanese restaurant, Gorin located nearby Kumamoto Castle

  

 

Sakurano-baba Josaien         

Josaien is located in Sakurano-baba, at the foot of Kumamoto Castle, one of Japan’s three

major castles. It is a popular tourist attraction designed to enhance the appeal of the old castle

town and convey to visitors the food, history and cultural traditions of the region from Kumamoto

Castle, a symbol of the Kumamoto-city.

 

 

The main gate located in

Sakurano-baba

 

Many shops sell Kumamoto

souvenirs

 

Restaurants, to enjoy distinctive

food culture in Kumamoto


 

Kumamoto Castle

The Castle is one of the three great castles and one of the 100 best places in Japan to

view cherry blossoms. Due to the Earthquakes in 2016, several of the castle’s shacihoko 

ornaments were destroyed, and a large number of kawara tiles also fell from the roof.

Now the restoration activities are being performed as fast as possible. Now, the Kumamoto

Castle can be seen from the outside of the moats surrounding the castle.

 

 

  Castle tower

 

 Castle tower after Earthquake 

 

    Turret


 

Suizenji-koen Park

Imitated the beautiful scenery of Japan, is a refined circular garden of Momoyama period

style and represents the 53 Stations of the Tokaido Road including Mt. Fuji. The fresh

springs in the garden release clean, cold water, which flows there from Mount Aso via

underground currents.

 

 

Imitated the beautiful scenery

of Japan

 

53 Stations of the Tokaido Road

including Mt. Fuji

 

The fresh springs in the garden

from Mt. Aso

 


 

Stay Kumamoto

 

Shimo-tori Shopping Street       

The largest shopping arcade in Kumamoto-prefecture, the center of fashion and amusement

where department stores and boutiques line up and also there are gourmet area where cafes

and restaurants including local cousin restaurants opened daytime and nighttime.

 

 

 Enjoy shopping at arcade

 street

 

 Many kind of restaurants

 and pubs

 

Japanese traditional restaurant

 Izakaya


 

Day 3  Aso 

 

Itinerary

 

Leave Hotel in Kumamoto

Transfer to Aso

Enjoy the magnificent scenery by Aso Tourist Tram

Lunch at Minami Aso ;  featured restaurant / Takamori Dengaku-no sato

Explore Aso 

   Kusasenri-ga-hama    → Mount Aso → Aso shrine  → Daikanbo

Stay at Kurokawa Onsen, or Onsen Resort Aso, Japanese style Hotel, included dinner and breakfast

Japanese style kaiseki dinner included lacal spesiality cuisines 

 

Option : the following sites can be arranged as option.

Aso Shrine

Nabegataki Waterfalls

 


 

Where to explore

 

Aso, the world’s largest caldera and the active volcano give a lot of excitements and

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

variety of sports and local cuisines.

 

Tourist Tram   Minami Aso Rail Way

Enjoy the magnificent scenery of Aso. The Minami Aso railway is a private railroad offering

a very scenic ride from Takamori to Nakamatsu in the south east of the caldera. Lovely and

magnificent scenery can be enjoyed.

 

 

 Minami Aso Rail Way

 Takamori station

 

 Tourist tram, start a 30minutes

  journey

 

 

  Enjoy the magnificent

  scenery of Aso


 

Lunch

 

Takamori Dengaku-no sato / Featured restaurant

Enjoy Aso beef and local cuisines. The restaurant uses the old private house with thatched roof

built more than 200 years ago. Bake the meat and local ingredients with charcoal at a Japanese

traditional style fire place.

 

 Japanese traditional house built

 200 years ago

 

Japanesetraditional style

fire place

 

 Delicious local speciality

 Aso beef

Aso Akaushi beef rice bowl

Aso Akaushi laterally means red beef that is unique in that it has a higher proportion of red meat

with just the right amount of fat, combined with great taste, tenderness and healthiness.

Aso Akaushi beer rice bowl is a local cuisine in Aso consisting of a bowl of rice put in a mildly

sweet sauce and topped with Akaushi beef and egg.


 

Kusasenri-ga-hama 

The beautiful prairie of 785,000 square meter in the crater spreads in northern part of Mt. Eboshi 

that is one of the Aso Five Mountains. A big pond at its center and grazing horses round about

make an idyllic scene.

 

 

 Dynamic active volcano

 Mt. Aso can be seen

 

The beautiful prairie spreads

in the crater

 

 Enjoy horse riding


 

Mount Aso

The largest active volcano in Japan. Its peak is 1592 m above sea level. Its caldera is 25 km

across north to south and 18 km across east to west. The caldera has a circumference of around

120 km, although sources vary on the exact distance.

 

 

 Arond the Crater

 

 Look down the Crater

 

 Japan’s largest active volcano


 

Daikanbo 

The perfect spot view the five peak of Mount AsoDaikanbo literally means a big observatory

peak. The circumference of the Aso caldera is about 130 kilometers. From the observation site,

you can clearly see its conical shape.