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Kyushu Travel Guide

6 days North-East Kyushu tour


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

Fukuoka-prefecture and Oita-prefecture


Where to Explore  

Fukuoka-cityAsakura  → Ukiha → OkubungoKusu & Kokonoe, Bungo-ono, Takeda 

Yufuin Beppu → Usa  → Kunisaki Peninsula →  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.





Day 1   Chikugo region  



Depart Fukuoka-city
Transfer to Chikugo region

Exploring Asakura

AkizukiAsakura Triple Water Wheel →  Shopping at Fujii Apiary

Lunch at Ukiha ; festured restaurant Shirakabe

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 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


Featured Restaurant, Shirakabe, located at Shirakabe Avenue

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



The building constructed 100

 year ago


  Featured lunch menu


  Enjoy lunch

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




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.




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)




Leave Hotel at Harazuru Onsen Resort

Transfer Okubungo

Visit Kokonoe Yume Otsutihashi

lunch at Kokonoe : local cuisine such as Dangojiru

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


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




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




Leave Hotel at Nagayu Onsen Resort 

Transfer to Yufuin

Exploring Yufuin

  Yunotsubo Avenue  →  Yufuin Floral Village →  Kinrinko lake

Lunch at Yufuin : local cuisine in Oita

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.

Takasaki mountain animal park

Myoban Onsen



Where to explore



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



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



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




Takasaki mountain animal park

About 1700 wild Japanese monkey are living in the park. The monkeys are fed regularly

by park wardens in order to keep them on the mountain and prevent conflicts with farmers

and residents in the neighborhood.




  Slope car to the Park


  Wild Japanese monkey living

  in the Park


  The monkeys are fed regularly

  by park wardens


Myoban Onsen

Onsen Resort where Alum is being collected. The Onsen Resort town where the Yunohana

or Alum have been collected since more than 200 years ago.  Myoban means Alum in

Japanese. Myoban is a geothermal area located at an altitude of 400 metre at the middle

Garan mountain and a little away from the centre of Beppu-city.



Middle Garan mountain area

a little away from the Beppu


Onsen Resort town where 

Yunohana or Alum is collected


Yunohana flower huts stand

side by side


Day 4    Usa & Kunisaki Peninsula & Kitakyushu




Leave Hotel in Beppu

Transfer to Usa

Visit Usa Shrine

Exploring Bungo-takada Showa no machi

Lunch at Showa no machi : local cuisine in Bungo-takada

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  

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

Dinner at Tanga Market  : the traditional local food stall 



Where to explore



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


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.





   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


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




Leave Hotel in Kitakyushu-city

Visit Higashida district

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

Visit  Kokura Caltle 

Lunch at Kokura : local cuisine of Kitakyushu-city

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



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



 Moat around Castle tower


 Kokura Castle Garden, former

 site of lord’s guest house


Mojiko Retro

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

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

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

Port for exporting coal and other products. 




 Mitsui Club, Dr. Albert Einstein

 stayed in 1922



Kaikyo Plaza, the shopping

and restaurant area



 Time back to 100 year ago,

 enjoy romantic atomosphere

 and beautiful harbor


Konamon Pedstrian tunnel

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

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

large ships a day passing through it. the Kanmon Pedestrian Tunnel, which enables people to 

cross on foot, the “ferries”, and the like.​





Moji, Kyushu Island side  


  Cross the strait on foot,

  a 780 metre walk



  Shimonoseki, Honshu

  Island side  



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


Kitakyushu Innovation Gallery



Museum of Industrial

Technology, based on this

theme of “innovation”




Manga Museum and Aru Aru City 

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

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

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



 Manga Museum and Aru Aru

 City next to JR Kokura station



 Best known Manga writer

 Reiji Matsumoto


  Aru Aru City, a multi-floored

  shopping mall


Hiraodai Karst Platea & Caves

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

It is located in southeastern part of Kitakyushu-city. At altitudes between 400 and 600 meters

above sea level and stretching 6 km from north to south and 2 km from east to west.  



The limestone stands in row

like a flock of sheep in a vast

meadow and dolines 


The Plateau offers a different

views in each of the four



Senbutsu limestone cave,

the largest limestone caves

in Hiraodai Karst Plateau


Kawachi Reservoir

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

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

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

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

7milion cubic metre reservoir.



Reservoir, constructed for the

industrial water supply to

Yawata Steel Works


Unprecedented design in the 

world has been applied to

harmonize with nature 


First-class civil construction





Day 6  Fukuoka-city 




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



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.




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




The biggest shopping district

in Kyushu 


Seaside Momochi

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

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

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


Seaside Momochi area


Fukuoka Tower Seaside Park & Marizon 


The water-front resort area JR

Hakata Station and Tenjin


Japan’s highest coastal tower,

magnificent view from the top



A complex facility for wedding

hall, shops and restaurants


Historical places


Kushida Shrine



Hakata Gion Yamagasa 

Festival is held in the shrine 

Tochoji Temple



The oldest temple of the

hingon sect in Japan

Fukuoka Castle Ruins



Part of stone wall and canal, and

the Tamon tower are still left 


Marine World Uminonakamichi

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

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

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

feeding dolphins and sea lions.



Marine World Uminonakamichi

facing to Hakata bay


 Dolphines and sea lions Show


 Different kinds of marine life

  can be enjoyed


Nokonoshima Island

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

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

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

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

Japanese camellia, Plum.



Breathtaking panoramic

view of Hakata bay


Beautiful flowers can be

enjoyable throughout the year


  Flower garden


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