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Kyushu Travel Guide

8 days Northern & Central Kyushu tour


This tour explores Northern and Central Kyushu and introduced a lot of featured tourist

places are introduced.  Start and end of the tour is Fukuoka-city. There are many fascinating tourist

destinations are concentrated in this area. The tour visits 5 prefectures of the 7 prefectures of Kyushu.

Fukuoka-prefectureSaga-prefectureNagasakiprefecture,  Kumamotoprefecture , Oita-prefecture 


Where to Explore 

Fukuoka-city    Saga    Nagasaki   →  Unzen  → Shimabara   Kumamoto

Amakusa   → Aso   → Okubungo region   →   Yufuin → Beppu 

Kitakyushu-city    → Fukuoka-city



Tour conditions 

The tour is the private tour exclusively for your group.

・Minimum number : 4 person

・Maxum number : 30 person

・Start and end of the tour is Fukuoka-city, please specify the place where you want

・Tour date : please specify the date

・English, Chinese or Korean speaking guide is accompanied

・Chartered vehicle is utilized such as a taxi or bus as per number of person

    if you use a taxi, a foreign language (English, Chainese or Korean ) speaking driver

    can be arranged.  

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

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



 Travelling route 



























Features of the tour

For enjoyable journey, the itinerary is to be planned in accordance with your own

pace and considering a physical conditions as well.

Travelling route: Driving from destination to destination is a part of travel, so the best route is

 to be selected where you can enjoy the beautiful scenery.

Local cuisines and special gurmet are to be included.

Shopping are included on the travelling route.

The following will be included in accordance with your requests

Unique experiences are to be included as per the request such as ;

 Gunkan-jima island Cruise, Amakusa cruise or Dolphin watching, Hell tour, Foot bath

 Japan’s three major night view of Nagasaki and Kitakyushu, Aso tourist tram, Sake brewery, Fruits picking.

Dynamic and beautiful Nature  ; Amakusa, Unzen, Aso, Okubungo, Yufuin

Onsen experience : Amakusa, Shimabara, Unzen, Obama, Aso, Kurokawa, Yufuin, Beppu

UESCO World Heritage  /  Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution: Kitakyushu, Nagasaki, Kagoshima

UNESCO World Heritage / Hidden Christian Sites: Nagasaki, Shimabara, Unzen, Amakusa

Japanese Cultural Historical sites : Nagasaki, Shimabara, Kumamoto, Aso, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-city 





 Day 1   Saga-prefecture



Depart Fukuoka-city

Transfer to Karatsu and visit Karatsu Castle

Transfer to Yobusko

Lunch at Yobuko : local speciality freash Squid

Transfer to Imari  and visit Okawachiyama porcelain district

Transfer to Takeo

Exploring Takeo

   Romon Gate  →  Great Camphor tree at Takeo ShrineMifuneyama-rakuen Garden  

Stay at  Takeo, Japanese style Hotel, included dinner and breakfast

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


Saga,  Kashima, Kashima and Yutoku Inari Shrine are also selected as alternative route



Where to explore

Saga is a prefecture in the northwestern part of Kyushu and is located next to Fukuoka-prefecture.

The north side faces Genkai Quasi-National Park with scenic coast line.

In the south, the Saga plain that is adjacent to Ariake Sea is spreading.

Karatsu Castle

Karatsu Castle is called

Dancing Crane Castle

Yobuko Asaichi

Famous for Squid and Morning Market called Asaichi

  Hado-misaki Cape

Cape of Lovers’ sanctuary,

the heart-shaped monument


The porcelain town, has 400

years history


Arita porcelain, bright, elegant pictures drawn in porcelain. 


The Onsen resort, has 1200

years history


Great contribution to the

Japanese Industrial Revolution


Exciting experience, Sake

brewery visiting

Yutoku Inari Shrine

One of the most famous Inari

shrines in Japan


 Day 2    Nagasaki



Leave Hotel in Takeo

Transfer to Nagasaki

Exploring Nagasaki

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

Lunch at China Town  or Nagaaki Wharf

Exploring Nagasaki

  Oura Cathedral  → Glover Garden  Dejima

Night view of  Mount Inasa

Stay at Nagasaki,  Western style Hotel, included breakfast

Dinner around JR Nagasaki station, local speciality Cuisines  



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.

Historical features  The following had exprienced in Nagasaki

 Natioanl isolation in Japan, Hidden Christian, Japan’s Industry modernization and Atomic bomb

Nagaaki Wharf

 Elegant international & domestic

 tourist harbour

Mount Inasa

 Breathtaking panoramic view

 of Nagasaki-city

Mount Inasa

 One of the World’s three

 beautiful night view

Glover Garden

 UNESCO World Heritage, the

 largest number of visitor here 

Peace Park

 Let’s make World Peace and

 everyone’s happiness

Path in Minamiyamate

 Various gift shops, 

 restaurants, Café lined the street

Oura Cathedral

 The most significant Church, 

  Mother Teresa and Pope visited



 Only the trading port in Japan

 during Natinal isolation              

China Town

 One of the three big China

 town in Japan 


 Day 3    Shimabara and Unzen



Leave Hotel in Nagasaki

Transfer to Shimabara

Exploring Shimabara  : Shimabara Castle → Samurai Houses and Samurai street

Lunch at  Shimabara, local cuisine in Shimabara ;  Guzoni or Rokubei

Transfer to Unzen

Exploring Unzen  : Nita Pass → Unzen jigoku

Stay at  Unzen Onsen ResortJapanese style Hotel,  included dinner and breakfast

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



Where to explore


Located in the Shimabara peninsuka, region spread in the foot of gentle mountain and facing to calm

sea. Shimabara is consist of two cities, Shimabara-city and Minami-Shmabara-city. Offers various

enjoyable things such as Nature, Onsen, Castle town of Shimabara-city, Hidden Christian history

as well as Local Gourmets. 


 Nature, Onsen, Castle town,

 Christianity history, Gourmets.

 Shimabara Castle

 Symbol of Shimabar, almost 

 rectangular flatland castle

Samurai Houses

Even now, atmosphere in 18th 

 century is still remained    



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.


Highland Onsen Resort,

different colour create

seasonal beauty

 Nita pass

Magnificent scenery of mountain

foot area & Ariake bay              

 Unzen jigoku


White smoke rising from the   

ground over a wide area


 Day 4    Kumamoto



Leave Hotel in Unzen

Transfer from Kuchinotsu port in Minami-Shimabara to Oniike port in Amakusa by a ferry boat

Exploring  Amakusa  including Amakusa Cruise or dolphin watching

Lunch : local cuisine in Amakusa

Transfer to Kumamoto

Exploring Kumamoto 

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

Stay at KumamotoWestern style Hotel, included breakfast

Dinner at Shimo-tori Shopping Streetlocal speciality Cuisines



Where to explore


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

and marine activities can be enjoyed. Amakusa are connected to Shimabara by the Ferry and to

Kumamoto by the bridges.


9 inhabited islands & numerous 

islands floating on a tranquil sea

Amakusa Gokyu / Pearl line

Main islands are connected with

Amakusa Five bridge, Pearl line

World Heritage SIte

Hidden Cristian site of Oe

Cathesral and Sakitsu Village

Tomioka Castle Ruins

The Castle in Amakusa Island

built in 1605

Amakusa Cruise

One of the most exciting

exprience in Amakusa

Amakusa Onsen

There are two Onsen,

Matsushima and Shimoda



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.

Sakurano-baba Josaien

Introduce of the old castle

town and convey the food,

history and cultural traditions 

Kumamoto Castle

 One of Japan’s three great

 Castle, built in 1600

After the Earthquake

Under restoration work, can be 

visited from the outside

Suizenji-koen Park  Imitated the beautiful scenery 

 of Japan

Shimo-tori Shopping street 

The biggest shopping district in


Kumamoto City Tram

Main destinations are connected

from JR Kumamoto Station


 Day 5     Aso



Leave Hotel in Kumamoto

Transfer to Aso

Enjoy the magnificent scenery by Aso Tourist Tram

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

Exploring Aso 

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

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

Japanese style kaiseki dinner included lacal spesiality cuisines 



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.

Aso Tourist Tram

Enjoy the magnificent scenery

of Aso by Minami Aso Railway


The perfect spot view of Aso

region, Caldera & Mount Aso 


The beautiful prairie of 785,000

square meter in the crater 

Mount Aso

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

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

  Mt. Aso, around the Crater 

   Look down the Crater

   Nakadake Crater

Aso Shrine

One of the oldest and most

prominent shrines in Japan

Kurokawa Onsen

The best places to enjoy the

atmosphere of real Japan

Nabegataki Waterfalls

Very unique waterfalls, can be

climbed behind the falls


 Day 6    Yufuin and Beppu  via  Okubungo region




Leave Hotel in Aso

Transfer to Yufuin through Okubungo

Exloring Yufuin

   Yunotsubo Avenue  → Yufuin Floral Village → Kinrinko lake

Transfer to Beppu

Lunch at Beppu ; Jigokumushi-kobo, steamed Cuisines

Exploring Beppu

  Beppu Hell tour  → Foot bath

Stay at  Beppu,  Western style Hotel, included breakfast

Dinner at Beppu Onsen town, local speciality cuisines



Where to explore

Okubungo region

The region is on the way to Yufuin and Beppu from Aso, the travelling route can be proposed

as per your preference. The area is a nature-blessed region at Ono River basin, and the northern

part is surrounded by Aso & Kuju Mountains.

Kuju kogen Plateau

A magnificent and beautiful

scenery of Kuju plateau

 Handa kogen Plateau

 Yamanami Highway, best

driving route enjoy Nature     

Kokonoe Yume Otsurihashi

Japan’s longest pedestrian

suspension bridge, world’s 2nd 



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. 

Mount Yufu

 Gentle mount Yufu can be seen

 graceful Onsen Resort

Yufuin Station Street

 In front of JR Yufuin Station
 a elegant street appear

Yunotsubo Avenue

 70 shops, gift shops, galleries

curiosity item shops, cafes   


The old public outdoor mixed

bath with a thatched

Kinrinko lake

The landmark in Yufuin, hot

water gushes from the bottom 

Yufuin Floral Village

Reproduced the townscape of

the Cotswold region in England



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.


Japan’s largest hot water yield

Onsen facing to Bappu bay

 Myoban Onsen

The highest place Onsen district,

many old style public bathes

 Kannawa Onsen

 One of the most popular Onsen

 district in Beppu

 Hell tour

collection of hot spring,the water

bubbles forth from underground

Foot bath

Bathing can be enjoy without 

take all clothing off

Mount Takasaki

 About 1700 wild Japanese

monkey are living


 Day 7     Kitakyushu-city


Leave Hotel in Beppu

Transfer to Kitakyushu-city

Visit KukuraCastle

Lunch at Kokura : local cuisine in Kitakyushu-city

Exploring Kitakyushu-city

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

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

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

Dinner at Tanga Market  : the traditional local food stall 


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

Kokura Castle

Kitakyushu’s land mark, walking

distance of Kokura Stations

 Uomachi Shopping arcade

Down town shopping street,

various shops, restaurants, bars

 Hiraodai Karst Plateau

One of the three largest karst

plateau in Japan 

 Kanmon-kyo Bridge

The suspended bridge crossing

the Kanmon Straits

 Mojiko Retro

The exotic district, former trading

port coal and other products

 Kanmon Pedstrian Tunnel

Only the place in the world,
can be crossed the strait on foot

 UNESCO World Heritage

Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial


 Higashida district

The birth place of Steel making

Industry in Japan 

Mount Sarakura

The Three Major night view

in Japan


 Day 8     Fukuoka-city



Leave Hotel in Kitakyushu-city 

Transfer to Fukuoka-city

Exploring  Fukuoka-city

Lunch : local cuisine in Fukuoka-city

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

Dinner at Fukuoka-city, local speciality cuisines



Where to explore

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

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

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

heart of Kyushu against various things, such as food culture, shopping, entertainment,

economy and international business.

JR Hakata Station

The largest and busiest JR train

station in Kyushu

Sea Side Momochi

The water-front resort area JR

Hakata Station and Tenjin


The biggest shopping district

in Kyushu 

Kushida Shrine

Hakata Gion Yamagasa 

Festival is held in the shrine 

Kawabata Shopping Arcade

400 m down town street,

100 shops and restaurants


One of the largest entertainment

district in western Japan

Fukuoka City tour bus

Fukuoka Open top bus tour,

three courses for journey

Fukuoka Tower

Japan’s highest coastal tower, magnificent view from the top

Tochoji Temple

The oldest temple of the

hingon sect in Japan


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