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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.

 

  • Day 1 : Saga-prefecture , stay Takao Onsen or Ureshino Onsen
 

 

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

 


 

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

  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

  Saga beef is esteemed as one of the best Wagyu beef brands in Japan

Takazaki crab

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

Exploring Kashima

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

Ureshino

  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

 


 

Route 2

Depart Fukuoka-city

Transfer to Yobusko

Yobuko

 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 

Imari 

  The porcelain town, has 400years history

Okawachiyama porcelain district

  About 30 potteries are manufacturing Imari porcelain in Okawachiyama

Transfer to Takeo

Romon Gate  

  The landmark of Takeo Onsen

Mifuneyama-rakuen Garden

  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

Great Camphor tree at Takeo Shrine

  The tree is one of the largest in Japan and over 3,000 years old

 


 

Where to explore

 

Route 1

Saga-city

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

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 rabs 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.

 

Yutoku Inari Shrine

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

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.


 

Stay

 

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 tongue. 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.


 

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

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

Visit Peace Park 

Atomic Bomb Museum  

  Exhibits a number of photograph that depict the devastation caused by Atomic Bomb

Ground Zero

  The plutonium atomic bomb exploded about 500m over the central monument

Peace Fountain 

  Reminds us of the tragic scene unfolded shortly after dropped the Atomic Bomb

Peace Statue   

  The Peace Statue was completed ten years after the atomic bombing for World Peace

Lunch at Nagaaki Wharf or  China Town  

Oura Cathedral 

  The Cathedral is one of the significant Christian Pilgrimage site in Japan

Glover Garden  

  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.

Dejima

  Only open gateway to Europe during Japan’s National isolation period

Night view of  Mount Inasa

  The three Major Night View in the World

Martyrdom of the 26 Saints of Japan

  The Twenty-Six Martyrs of Japan were a group of Catholics who were executed by

  crucifixion

Confucius Shrine

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

Gunkan-jima island cruise

  Exploring Tachibana bay from Nagasaki port and landing on Gunkan-jima island

 


 

Where to explore

 

Nagasaki-city

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.

 

Atomic Bomb Museum

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.


 

Ground Zero

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. 


 

Peace Statue

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.


 

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 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.


 

Glover Garden 

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. 


 

Option

 

Dejima 

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.


 

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.


 

Martyrdom of the 26 Saints of Japan     

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.


 

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. 


 

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 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.


 

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.

 


 

Dinner at Nagasaki-city

Local restaurants

 

 

Sushi restaurant


 

Beef restaurant

 

 

Day 3   Shimabara and Unzen

 

Itinerary

Leave Hotel in Nagasaki

Transfer to Shimabara

Shimabara Castle

  Built in 1625 by the feudal load Matsukura Shigemasa, who was regarded as a master

  of castle building

Samurai Street

  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

Nita Pass

  One of the best scenic spot in Unzen. At any time of the year the natural scenery

  is magnificent

Unzen Jigoku

  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.

Dolphins watching cruise

  It is possible to see the dolphins so close that you could almost touch them

Harajo Castle ruins

 Christian Pilgrimage site of Historic Battle field of Shimabara Rebellion

The Japan’s longest foot bath in Obama

  The length of foot bath is 105m which is same number of the hot spring

  source temperature of 105 degree Celsius

 


 

Where to explore

 

Shimabara

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.

 


 

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”.


 

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

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 

as exhibits.


 

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.


 

Obama Chanpon 

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 

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.


 

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.


 

Option

Dolphins watching cruise

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.

 

 

Harajo Castle ruins

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. 


 

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.


 

Local specialities, Souvenir shop

 

 

Stay

Unzen Onsen Resort

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

 

Itinerary

Transfer from Shimabara to Kumamoto by a ferry boat

Transfer to Kumamoto

Lunch at Kumamoto, Japanese restaurant

Exploring  Kumamoto

Sakurano-baba Josaien 

  Located at the foot of Kumamoto Castle, there are many shops and restaurants

Kumamoto Castle 

  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

Suizenji-koen Park

  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

 

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.

 


 

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

  

 

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.


 

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, 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.

 


 

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.


 

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.


 

Day 5   Aso

 

Itinerary

Leave Hotel in Kumamoto

Transfer to Aso

Aso Tourist Tram

   Enjoy the magnificent scenery of Aso from the Tourist Tram

Lunch at Takamori  Dengaku-no sato 

  Enjoy Aso beef and local cuisines called dengaku. The restaurant uses the old private house

  with thatch roof built more than 200 years ago

Kusasenri-ga-hama    

  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

Daikanbo

  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

Mount Aso  

  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 Waterfalls

  Nabegataki Waterfall is a hidden tourist spot, It is very unique waterfalls, actually climb

  behind the falls

Aso shrine  

  One of the oldest and most prominent shrines in Japan

 


 

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 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.

 


 
Lunch

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.


 

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.


 

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.


 

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.


 

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.


 

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


 

Stay

 Kurokawa Onsen

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.


 

Day 6   Yufuin and Beppu  

 

Itinerary

Leave Hotel in Aso

Transfer to Yufuin

Exloring Yufuin

Yunotsubo Avenue   

  The avenue is started near JR Yufuin Station and connected to Kinrinko lake

Yufuin Floral Village 

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

  used for Harry Potter’s shooting location.

Kinrinko lake

  One of the landmark in Yufuin, hot water gushes from the bottom of the lake

Lunch at Yufuin

Transfer to Beppu

Exploring Beppu

Beppu Hell tour 

  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

  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.

Mount Tsurumi

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

  overlooking Beppu

Jigoku Mushi kobo

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

Hyotan Onsen, sand bath 

  The most popular pubulic bath in Beppu, various type of Onsen including the sand bath

 


 

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.


 

Yufuin Floral Village

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.


 

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.


 

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, it resemble of sea, this 200 metre deep, cobalt blue pond of boiling water emerge

1200 years ago after a volcano explosion.


   

Oniishi Bozu Jigoku 

Oniishi shaving Head Hell, large and small bubble of hot gray mud that boiling up here look

like the shaven head of monks.

 

 

Chi-no-ike Jigoku 

Blood Pull Hell, the clay is steaming hot point that the steam is red. Japan’s oldest natural
Jigoku as written about in the Bungo Topography described as Akayusen, a reddish hot spring.


 

Foot bath

Have you tried Foot bath before?  oot 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.


 

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. 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.

  

 

Hyotan Onsen, sand bath 

The most popular pubulic bath in Beppu. You can enjoy various type of Onsen including the

sand bath.

 

 

Stay

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

 
Itinerary

Leave Hotel in Beppu

Transfer to Kitakyushu-city

Visit Kukura Castle 

Lunch at Featured restaurant  

Exploring Kitakyushu-city

MjikoRetro 

Higashida district   UNESCO World Heritage

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

 


 

Option

Kawachi Wisteria Garden

   Usually peaks around late April to middle of May

Kokura Castle Garden

  The former site of lord’s guest house, located next to Kokura Castle

Konamon Pedstrian tunnel  

  Only the place in the world !   You can cross the strait on foot. 

Manga Museum and Aru Aru City

   The multi-floored shopping mall devoted to products and services for anime, manga, idol culture,

   and cosplay fans, a kind of Harajuku in miniature

Hiraodai Karst Plateau & Caves 

   One of the three largest Karst Plateau in Japan

 


 
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.  
 

Kitakyushu’s landmark Kokura Castle. Fukuoka–prefecture only in Japan is selected by CNN

Travel as one of the top 19 places to visit in 2019.  And the Photo of Kokura Castle is used for

introducing Fukuoka-prefecture. The Castle located within a walking distance of JR Kokura Station

   

 

Lunch, local cuisines at Kokura

 


 

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

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.


 

Kaikyo Plaza

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. 


 

Mojiko Station

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. 


 

Mojiko Retro Observatory       

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.


 

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.

The three sites in Higashida have been registered on UNESCO World Heritage  as

Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution.

 


 

Higashida No.1 Blast Furnace

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.


 

First Head Office of the Steel Works  / UNESCO World Heritage

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.


 

Mount Sarakura

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

 

Kawachi Wisteria Garden is a private garden at the Mountain foot of Sarakura and famous for its

spectacularly presented, large numbers of wisteria flowers. The garden is opened to the public

seasonally during the wisteria season which usually peaks around late April to middle of May.


 

Kokura Castle Garden

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.


 

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,


 

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.

 


 

Hiraodai Karst Plateau & Caves 

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

 

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

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

JR Hakata Station

Canal City Hakata

Tenjin


 

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. 

 

Fukuoka tower

One of the must visit spots is the 234 metre high Fukuoka Tower. It  is the highest coastal
tower in Japan and is covered with 8000 two way mirrors. The observation room located at
a height of 123m offers a breathtaking and spectacular 360 degree panoramic view of 
Fukuoka-city and Hakata Bay.


 

Marizon

The complex facility for the wedding hall, shops and restaurants and is located in Seaside

Momochi Park.


 

Historical places

Kushida Shrine

Tochoji Temple

Fukuoka Castle Ruins


 

Kawabata-dori Shopping Street

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.

 


 

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.


 

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.


 

Uminonakamichi Seaside Park

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.

 

 

Yusentei Garden

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.


 

Marinoa City Fukuoka

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 

amusement attractions.

 

 

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.


 

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