8 days Northern & Central Kyushu tour
Many fascinating tourist destinations are concentrated in this area and a lot of
Photo spots on the way to main tourist destinations. Where to explore are
Nagasaki, Shimabara, Unzen, Kumamoto, Kurokawa Onsen, Aso, Yufuin, Beppu,
Kitakyushu and Fukuoka.
Where to Explore
Day 1 : arrive Fukuoka-city → Saga-prefecture, stay Ureshino or Takeo
Day 2 : Nagasaki, stay Nagasaki
Day 3 : Shimabara and Unzen, stay Unzen
Day 4 : Kumamoto, stay Kumamoto
Day 5 : Aso, stay Kurokawa Onsen or Aso
Day 6 : Yufuin and Beppu, stay Yufuin or Beppu
Day 7 : Kitakyushu, stay Kitakyushu
Day 8 : Fukuoka, stay Fukuoka
The tour is the private tour exclusively for your group.
・Minimum number : 2 person
・Maxum number : 30 person
・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 Saga-prefecture
There are two travelling routes to be offered, please select as per your preference.
Saga is also known as the place where it has made a great contribution to the
Japanese Industrial Revolution
Lunch in Saga, to be selected from the following
Saga beef is esteemed as one of the best Wagyu beef brands in Japan
Takezaki crab is the local specialty of Tara, and is well-known for its rich flavor
Feature sightseeing spot is Yutoku Inari Shrine and also Sake brewery visiting is recommended
Onsen Resort, clear hot spring waters are high in sodium bicarbonate and sodium
chloride and feel extremely smooth on skin
Stay at Ureshino Onsen Resort
Japanese style Hotel, included dinner and breakfast
Transfer to Yobusko
Town of Fishing industry, famous for Squid and Morning Market called Asaichi
Lunch at Yobuko, fresh Squid
Transparent in body and firm in texture. The squid has a sweetness that melt
upon the tongue
Transfer to Imari
The porcelain town, has 400years history
About 30 potteries are manufacturing Imari porcelain in Okawachiyama
Transfer to Takeo
The landmark of Takeo Onsen
Beautiful Japanese Garden, located in the southwestern foot of Mifuneyama
Stay at Takeo Onsen Resort
Japanese style Hotel, included dinner and breakfast
Option : the following site can be arranged as an option
The tree is one of the largest in Japan and over 3,000 years old
Where to explore
Saga-city in Kyushu is the seat of the Saga-prefectural government. 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 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 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 rabs are delicious, with the
females and their eggs most delicious during the autumn and winter. You could even try one of each.
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.
One of the most famous Inari shrines in Japan and located in Kashima-city, Saga-prefecture.
Dedicated to Inari, the deity whose messengers are foxes, it is the third largest of its kind
in Japan. It was constructed in 1688 as the family shrine of the Nabeshima clan who ruled
what would become the Saga area during the Edo period.
Kaichu Torii gates in the sea have become a popular photo spot when the tide is high.The “Floating
Torii Gate” of Ouo Shrine stands on the shallow area of the ocean in Tara-cho, which has 6 meter
tide difference. It changes its appearance every time you look at it, and it is a famous tourist spot.
Ochacha Mura Villaege
Visitors get to taste test green teas and products, see and tour the warehouse factory where
green tea is cultivated and packaged, and leave with a better understanding of the ever-so-popular
tea. You can even experience the process of picking young green leaves for cultivation.
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).
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 tongue. In the finely crafted style of sashimi known as Ikezukuri, the flesh of still-living
seafood is served.
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,
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.
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.
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
Leave Hotel in Takeo
Transfer to Nagasaki
Visit Peace Park
Exhibits a number of photograph that depict the devastation caused by Atomic Bomb
The plutonium atomic bomb exploded about 500m over the central monument
Reminds us of the tragic scene unfolded shortly after dropped the Atomic Bomb
The Peace Statue was completed ten years after the atomic bombing for World Peace
The Cathedral is one of the significant Christian Pilgrimage site in Japan
Located on Minami-Yamate hill in Nagasaki-city, Glover Garden has nine Western style
buildings including the Glover’s Residence
Stay at Nagasaki, Western style Hotel, included breakfast
Dinner around JR Nagasaki station, local speciality Cuisines
Option : the following sites can be arranged as an option.
Only open gateway to Europe during Japan’s National isolation period
Night view of Mount Inasa
The three Major Night View in the World
The Twenty-Six Martyrs of Japan were a group of Catholics who were executed by
The world’s only Confucian shrine built outside China by Chinese hands
Exploring Tachibana bay from Nagasaki port and landing on Gunkan-jima island
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.
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.
The museum exhibits a number of photograph that depict the devastation caused by atomic
bomb showing the lead-up to this tragic day, the history of the development of nuclear arms
and our desire for peace.
The plutonium atomic bomb exploded about 500m over the central monument at 11:02 a.m.
on August 9, 1945. The most part of Nagasaki was destroyed, and a tremendous number of
lives were lost. And about 70,000 of Nagasaki’s 240,000 residents died instantly, and up to
60,000 were injured.
Completed in 1955, ten years after the atomic bombing. The 9.7 meter high statue sitting on a
4 meter tall pedestal, made by renown sculptor Kitamura Seibo. The raised arm points to the
threat of nuclear weapons and the out-stretched arm symbolizes peace.
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.
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.
The Cathedral is one of the significant Christian Pilgrimage site in Japan. Established 1865,
this church is officially known as “Oura Cathedral, the Church of 26 Martyrs.” It was built by
the French priest Bernard Petitjean of Fier who had been dispatched by the Foreign
Missionary Church of Paris to dedicate prayers to the 26 saints martyred on Nishizaka hill.
Located on Minami-Yamate hill in Nagasaki-city, Glover Garden has nine Western style buildings
including the Glover’s Residence built in 1863 and is Japan’s oldest wooden Western–style building
registered on the UNESCO World Heritage. The elegant scenery of Nagasaki harbor view from
Glover Garden can be enjoyed.
Dejima was the fan-shaped artificial island in the bay of Nagasaki where was used as a Dutch
trading port and it was only open gateway to Europe during Japan’s National isolation of Edo
period from 1641 until 1853. At that time, many European technologies and cultures were
introduced here through Dutch.
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.
Nishizaka hill is the most significant Christian Pilgrimage site in Japan. The 26 Martyrs of Japan
were a group of Catholics who were executed by rucifixion on February 5, 1597.Their martyrdom
is especially significant in the history of the Catholic Church in Japan. In 1637, St. Lorenzo Luiz
from Philippines martyred here at Nishizaka hill.
The museum behind the monument is devoted to the memory of the martyrs and to Christianity in
Japan in general. Its interior is reminiscent of a church with stained-glass windows, making for
atmospheric viewing of the exhibits. On display are artifacts related to Christianity in Japan,
including old documents, statues and jewelry.
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.
Hashima coal mining island is an artificial reclaimed island and the site of Japan’s first major
undersea coal exploitation pioneered by Mitsubishi. Hashima Island is located 3 km southwest of
Takashima. Now Hashima is a ruins called “Gunkanjima”, so called after its resemblance to the
silhouette of a battleship.
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.
Dinner at Nagasaki-city
Leave Hotel in Nagasaki
Transfer to Shimabara
Built in 1625 by the feudal load Matsukura Shigemasa, who was regarded as a master
of castle building
The Samurai Houses in Shimabara along the old Samurai street nearby Shimabara
Castle were built in 18th century
Lunch at Shimabara, local cuisine Guzoni
Guzouni is a local cuisine created in the 17th century during Shimabara Rebellion
Transfer to Unzen
One of the best scenic spot in Unzen. At any time of the year the natural scenery
The number one attraction of Unzen with a peculiar smell of sulfur emitted from the springs
Stay at Unzen Onsen Resort Japanese style Hotel, included dinner and breakfast
Dinner at Hotel : Japanese style kaiseki dinner including local specialty cuisines
Option : the following sites can be arranged as an option.
It is possible to see the dolphins so close that you could almost touch them
Christian Pilgrimage site of Historic Battle field of Shimabara Rebellion
The length of foot bath is 105m which is same number of the hot spring
source temperature of 105 degree Celsius
Where to explore
Located in the Shimabara peninsula, the region spread in the foot of gentle mountain and
facing to calm sea. Offers various enjoyable things such as Nature, Onsen, Castle town of
Shimabara-city and Christian Pilgrimage sites.
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”.
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.
The street lined with stone walls and a spring water canal running down the center commemorates
the old samurai section of Shimabara. Three Samurai houses have been restored and opened
Lunch at Shimabara
local delicacy food, Guzoni
Guzoni is said to created during the Shimabara Rebellion of 1637. When Cristians were fought
under the leadership of Amakusa Shiro, they brought various ingredients such as rice cake,
fishes and vegetables, and made a stew. This is the origin of Guzoni.
It is a local cuisine in Obama Onsen resort, made of noodles, seafood, and vegetables. The feature
of the restaurant in Obama Onsen serving everything from any Japanese style including Susi and
Chanpon. Shrimp are found in abundance along the beaches near the Onsen, and a special soup
is made from them.
Indian restaurant, TAJ MAHAL
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.
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.
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.
Approximately 300 wild Dolphins live in the sea between the Shimabara Peninsula and Amakusa.
The dolphin watching cruises have become increasingly popular for all ages, especially because
it is possible to see the dolphins so close that you could almost touch them.
The Christian pilgrimage site, registered on UNESCO’s World Heritage Site as Hidden Christian
Sites in the Nagasaki Region. 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.
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.
Local specialities, Souvenir shop
There are 17 Hotels and Japanese style inns around Unzen Jigoku. rom every hotel, beautiful
scenery which changes by season can be enjoyed.
Day 4 Kumamoto
Transfer from Shimabara to Kumamoto by a ferry boat
Transfer to Kumamoto
Lunch at Kumamoto, Japanese restaurant
Located at the foot of Kumamoto Castle, there are many shops and restaurants
One of the three great castles in Japan, Due to the Earthquakes in 2016, Now, the
Castle can be seen from the outside of the moats surrounding the castle
Imitated the beautiful scenery of Japan
Stay at Kumamoto , Western style Hotel, included breakfast
Dinner at Shimo-tori Shopping Street , local specialty cuisines
Where to explore
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.
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.
Lunch at Kumamoto
Japanese restaurant, Gorin located nearby Kumamoto Castle
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 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, the Castle have heavey damages and many of Castle
buildings were destroyed. After that the restoration activities are being performed as fast as possible
and now Kumamoto Castle can be seen from the outside of the moats surrounding the castle.
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.
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.
Day 5 Aso
Leave Hotel in Kumamoto
Transfer to Aso
Enjoy the magnificent scenery of Aso from the Tourist Tram
Enjoy Aso beef and local cuisines called dengaku. The restaurant uses the old private house
with thatch roof built more than 200 years ago
The vast and beautiful prairie in the crater, enjoy the various seasons from its vivid green
summer to the fantastic silvery winter, as well as riding horses
The perfect spot view the five peak of Mount Aso, the must visiting tourist spot in Aso
Stay at Kurokawa Onsen or Aso region
Japanese style Hotel, included dinner and breakfast
Japanese style kaiseki dinner included lacal spesiality cuisines
Option : the following sites can be arranged as an option
The largest active volcano in Japan. Its peak is 1592 m above sea level
The site can be visited as per the volcano condition
Nabegataki Waterfall is a hidden tourist spot, It is very unique waterfalls, actually climb
behind the falls
One of the oldest and most prominent shrines in Japan
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 most popular Onsen 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,
more than 20 Japanese style accommodations and gift shops standing in a row along the river.
Leave Hotel in Aso
Transfer to Yufuin
The avenue is started near JR Yufuin Station and connected to Kinrinko lake
Reproduced the townscape of the Cotswold region in England. The place was also
used for Harry Potter’s shooting location.
One of the landmark in Yufuin, hot water gushes from the bottom of the lake
Lunch at Yufuin
Transfer to Beppu
The most famous sights are Hell tour, a collection of hot springs where the water bubbles
forth from underground, often with unusual result
Foot bath is called Ashiyu in Japanese and is a public bath in which people can
bath their feet
Stay at Beppu
Option : the following site can be arranged as an option.
Soaring 1375 metres into the sky, Mount Tsurumi is a breathtaking mountain
Jigoku Mushi kobo
Jigoku Mushi, literally “hell-steaming” is an unusual cooking method found in Beppu
The most popular pubulic bath in Beppu, various type of Onsen including the sand bath
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.
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.
Floral Village is the amusement facility that recreated the street of the Cotswolds region in
England, which was also used as the location for Harry Potter. Cute owls welcome you in
OWL’s FORESR. You can enjoy strolling, gourmet and shopping with beautiful flowers in
the Village, and there is Alice in Wonderland shop here.
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.
Lunch at Yufuin
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,
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.
Sea Hell, it resemble of sea, this 200 metre deep, cobalt blue pond of boiling water emerge
1200 years ago after a volcano explosion.
Oniishi shaving Head Hell, large and small bubble of hot gray mud that boiling up here look
like the shaven head of monks.
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. 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 a unique cooking method found in Beppu. The ingredients
such as vegetables, seafood and meals are cooked using the steam from natural hot spring.
You can operate the steam cookers all by yourself and you can cook whatever you want.
The most popular pubulic bath in Beppu. You can enjoy various type of Onsen including the
Beppu or Yufuin
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.
Enjoy local specialty cuisines in Oita-prefecture
Bungo Beef, Seki Aji & Seki Saba, mackerels, Oita fugu, blowfish
Day 7 Kitakyushu-city
Leave Hotel in Beppu
Transfer to Kitakyushu-city
Visit Kukura Castle
Lunch at Featured restaurant
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
Usually peaks around late April to middle of May
The former site of lord’s guest house, located next to Kokura Castle
Only the place in the world ! You can cross the strait on foot.
The multi-floored shopping mall devoted to products and services for anime, manga, idol culture,
and cosplay fans, a kind of Harajuku in miniature
One of the three largest Karst Plateau in Japan
introducing Fukuoka-prefecture. The Castle located within a walking distance of JR Kokura Station
Lunch, local cuisines at Kokura
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.
It was built by the Mitsui Co., Ltd in 1921 as a reception centre and to provide accommodation for
VIP’s. Albert Einstein (1879-1955), one of the world’s most famous theoretical physicists, stayed
here during his visit to Japan with his wife in 1922.
The shopping area in the Mojiko Retro district located by the sea. “Full of a romance market which
stir up forgetting contentment” is the direct translation of the concept Kaikyo Plaza is based on.
The area has a very romantic ambience and evokes feeling of nostalgia and contentment that will
never be forgotten.
It is the only Station building that is designated as an Important National Cultural Property
together with Tokyo Station. Mojiko Station is a beautiful station built in the Renaissance
style and modeled on the Termini Station in Italy.
Situated on the 31st floor of the high-rise apartment building “Retro Hi-Mart”. The 103 metre-high
observatory offers magnificent views of the Mojiko Retro district, the Kanmon-kyo Bridge over the
Kanmon Strait, as well as the Shimonoseki area.
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.
The three sites in Higashida have been registered on UNESCO World Heritage as
Only the Blast Furnace in the world which preserved as it was. The birth place where
Japan’s steel industry began in 1901. It contributed greatly to the development of the
Japanese steel industry and was used until 1972, and has been preserved just as it was.
Built in 1899, ahead of production facilities. It is an architectural fusion of Japanese and
European design, a two story red brick building with bilateral symmetry and a central dome
set in a Japanese tile roof.
Museum of Industrial Technology. In April 2007, based on this theme of “innovation, ” the Kitakyushu
Innovation Gallery & Studio (KIGS) opened in Yahata, Higashida, the first site of steel manufacturing
in Japan’s modern age. Various things related Industry technologies are exhibited.
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.
Kokua Castle Garden made at the former site of lord’s guest house, located next to Kokura Castle.
This garden consists of a Japanese garden and a lord’s house, a building of the style of Japanese
domestic architecture. In this garden, not only can you see Japanese traditional architecture,
but also enjoy the Tea Ceremony at the Experience Zone.
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,
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.
One of the three largest karst plateau in Japan. 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.
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.
Day 8 Fukuoka-city
Leave Hotel in Kitakyushu-city
Transfer to 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
The 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. You can enjoy various things by selecting from the following.
Shopping and Meal
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.
The complex facility for the wedding hall, shops and restaurants and is located in Seaside
Japanese traditional Shopping Street where you can find a lot of Cool Japan. The entrance of the
shopping street is located next to Kushida Shrine. Approximately 130 shops built in the 400 metre
arcade. There are also souvenir shops including Hakata dolls, shops collected Hakata Gion
Yamakasa goods. Enjoy lunch, Hakata Ramen at the birth place of Nagahama Ramen.
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.
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.
The sprawling, family oriented public park, located on a narrow peninsula across the bay from
central Fukuoka.The park is made up of several different areas including flower gardens, playgrounds,
an amusement park with ferris wheel, sports fields, a water park, a zoo and large open spaces and
lawns perfect for picnicking.
The Japanese traditional Garden; it was originally built in the 1754 for Kuroda Tsugutaka who was
the lord of Fukuoka clan. You can feel Japanese traditional cultures and enjoy Tea Ceremony.
The urban living area where you can enjoy a resort lifestyle full of fun and entertainment.
There is a large shopping mall, a sports equipment store, a car accessories store, an interior
design shop, a baby specialty mega store, some restaurants, a Ferris wheel, and many
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 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.
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