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Kyushu Travel Guide in Japan

6 days North-West Kyushu tour

 

Exploring the 3 prefectures of Saga, Nagasaki and Fukuoka.

 

Where to Explore  

Fukuoka-city  → Saga ( Yobuko, Imari, Takeo) → Nagasaki

Shimabara   → Unzen  →   Yanagawa → Kitakyushu-city  → Fukuoka-city

 


 

Travelling route 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Tour conditions 

 

The tour is the private tour exclusively for your group.

・Minimum number : 2 person

・Maxum number : 30 person

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

・Tour date : please specify the date

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

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

・Chartered vehicle is utilized as per number of person.

・English speaking tour attendant escorts your journey to produce a pleasant trip.

・For making enjoyable our company staff always assist during tour by  

 communicating with you using a communication tool such as WhatsApp.

 


 

 Itineraty  
 
Day 1   Saga-prefecture
 
Itinerary

 

Depart Fukuoka-city

Transfer to Yobusko

Exploring Yobuko including lunch ( local speciality freash Squid )

Transfer to Imari  and visit Okawachiyama porcelain district

Transfer to Takeo 

Exploring Takeo

   Romon Gate  →  Mifuneyama-rakuen Garden 

   Option :  Great Camphor tree at Takeo Shrine

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

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

 

Alternative

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

 


 

Where to explore

 

Yobuko

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

Famous for fresh Squid, transparent in body and firm in texture. The squid has a sweetness

that melt upon the tangue. In the finely crafted style of sashimi known as Ikezukuri, the

flesh of still-living seafood is served.

 

 

   Shopping street

 

   Typical shop

    

 

    Fresh Squid


 

Imari

Imari is the porcelain town, has 400years history

Imari is most notable because of Imari porcelain, which is the European collectors’

name for Japanese porcelain wares made in the town of Arita, Saga Prefecture.

 

 Imari port used for the porcelain

 export to Europe

 

 Okawachiyama porcelain

 district,  about 30 ptteris are

 manufacturing Imari porcelain

 

 Beautiful Imari porcetain


 

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.  It is said that the color is colorless and transparent and has an outstanding effect

on recovery from fatigue.

 

Romon Gate

The landmark of Takeo Onsen. Romon Gate, which was designed by a renowned architect

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

 

 

 Romon gate, land mark of

 Takao Onsen

 

 

Takeo Onsen building listed

on National Important cultural

property

 

Inside of Takeo Onsen

building


 

Mifuneyama-rakuen Garden

Beautiful Japanese Garden, located in the southwestern foot of Mifuneyama

Construction of the garden took about 3 years and completed in 1845, the area is about 5ha.

The dynamic cliffs of Mifuneyama Mountain can be seen from the gardesn.

 

 

 

Beautiful garden spreading in the

mountain foot of Mifuneyama

 

 

  Spring season

 

 

 Autumn season


 
Day 2  Nagasaki 
 
Itinerary
 
Leave Hotel in Takeo

Transfer to Nagasaki

Exploring Peace Park

  Atomic Bomb Museum  → Ground Zero → Peace FountainPeace Statue

Lunch at  Nagaaki Wharf  or China Town

Exploring Nagasaki

  Oura Cathedral  → Glover Garden  → Dejima

 

Stay at  Nagasaki,  Western style Hotel, included breakfast

Dinner around JR Nagasaki station, local speciality Cuisines  

 

Option : the following sites can be arranged as option.

Night view of  Mount Inasa

Martyrdom of the 26 Saints of Japan     

Confucius Shrine

Gunkan-jima islamd cruise

 


 
Where to explore
 

The city have many oversea countries cultures and also the significant Japanese histories

like no other areas. In addition to above features, the geographical conditions are creating

fascinating tourism and now many tourists are visiting here.

 

Peace Park

Established in 1955 near the Ground Zero where the Atomic Bomb was dropped at 11:02 am on

Aug. 09, 1945. Peace Memorial Ceremony is held in front of the statue on August 9 every

year and the Mayor of Nagasaki makes the “Nagasaki peace declaration” for the whole world.

 

Peace Statue

 

 

Completed in 1955, ten years

after the atomic bombing

Ground Zero

 

 

The Atomic bomb exploded

about 500m over the central 

monument    

Atomic Bomb Museum

 

 

Exhibits a number of photograph 

that depict the devastation

caused by atomic bomb


 

Lunch at Nagasaki Wharf or  China Town

 

Nagasaki Wharf

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

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

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

 

China Town

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

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

 

 

 

Oura Cathedral

 

 

The most significant Church, 

 Mother Teresa and Pope visited

Glover Garden

 

 

UNESCO World Heritage, the

 largest number of visitor here 

Dejima

 

 

Only the trading port in Japan

during Natinal isolation              


 

Option

 

Mount Inasa

It is a 333 meter high mountain in close distance to JR Nagasaki Station. The summit can be reached

by ropeway or car and offers great views over the city. And also, the magnificent night views from

Mount Inasa are ranked among Japan’s three best night views.

 

 

 Veiw from Nagasaki harbor

 

View from the Summit 

 

World’s three great night veiw  


 

Martyrdom of the 26 Saints of Japan     

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

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

 

Nishizaka hill, the site of

Martyrdom in 1597

 

The martyrs said that 

” All people, bless God ”  

 

The 26 Japanese martyrs have 

been canonized in 1862


 

Confucius Shrine

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

First built in 1893 by Chinese residents of Nagasaki with the support of the Ch’ing Dynasty

government, the shrine was designed to serve as a place of worship and learning for the 

Chinese community, and housed a Confucian sanctuary and primary school. 

 

 

 Entrance of Confucian Shrine

 

Confucian shrine only built

outside China

 

  The 72 followers of Confucius


 

Hashima Coal Mine  /  Gunkan-jima island cruise

Hashima coal mining island is an artificial reclaimed island and the site of Japan’s first major

undersea coal exploitation (1890) pioneered by Mitsubishi – and host to one of the world’s

most extraordinary former mining communities. Hashima Island is located 3 km southwest of

Takashima, and it was the success of Takashima that led Mitsubishi to purchase this island – both

islands giving access to the same undersea coal deposit. Now Hashima is a ruin called “Gunkanjima”,

so called after its resemblance to the silhouette of a battleship.

 

 

From Nagasaki port, the cruise

ship take you to Gunkanjima

island.

 

The artificial reclaimed island

for Coal Mine

 

The site of Japan’s first major

undersea coal exploitation 

ioneered


 

Stay

 

Nagasaki -city

Most Hotels are located close to the main street and walking distance from Nagasaki

tram stations. And you can find many restaurants around the Hotels.

 

 

 

 JR Nagasaki Station

 

 Main street of Nagasaki-city

 

 Nagasaki tram


 
Day 3  Shimabara & Unzen 
 
Itinerary

 

Leave Hotel in Nagasaki

Transfer to Shimabara

Exploring  Shimabara

Shimabara Castle  →Samuraihouses  → 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 Resort, Japanese style Hotel,  included dinner and breakfast

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

 

Option : the following sites can be arranged as option.

Harajo Castle ruins

The Japan’s longest foot bath in Obama

 


 
Where to explore
 

Shimabara

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

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

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

Hidden Christian history as well as Local Gourmets. 

 

Shimabara Castle

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

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

“Moritake Castle”.

 

 

Donjon of Shimabara Castle

 

Moat of the Castle planted lotus

 

Great stone wall of moat


 

Samurai Houses

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

The Samurai Houses in Shimabara along the old Samurai street near by Shimabara Castle

were built in 18th century.

 

 

Samurai street

 

Samurai house

 

Japanese garden


 

Unzen

Unzen is a beautiful highland Onsen Resort in Shimabara peninsula situated Unzen National Park 

The first area to be designated as a National Park in Japan and then the area has been developed

as Onsen Resort for both tourist Japanese and foreigner.

Even now, many tourist from all over the world are visiting here for enjoying Nature.

 

Nita Pass

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

in Unzen is magnificent. Azaleas, green leaves, brilliant autumnal tints of maples and silver frost

represent each season of the year.

 

 

    Entrance to Nita pass

 

    Nita pass Observetory

 

 Rope way to Myoken

 mountain


 

Unzen Jigoku

Jigoku, means Hell, is the number one attraction of Unzen with a peculiar smell of sulfur emitted

from the springs, and with white smoke rising from the ground over a wide area.

This is a striking reminder that Unzen Volcano is still very much alive.

 

 

Peculiar smell of sulfur

emitted from the springs,

 

Smoke rising from the ground

over a wide area

 

Observetory place


 

Option

 

Harajo Castle ruins

Site of Historic Battle field of Shimabara Rebellion, registered on UNESCO’s World Heritage Site

as Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region, to tell the Christian faith continued even during

the ban on Christianity. Located in Minami-Shimabara-city, the Battle field of Shimabara Rebellion

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

Amakusa Shiro in 1637.

 

 

Entrance to Harajo Castle

Ruins

 

Battle field of Shimabara

Rebellion

 

The Statue of Amakusa Shiro


 

The Japan’s longest foot bath in Obama

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

source temperature of 105 degree Celsius.

 

 

“ Hot foot 105 ” is the Japan’s

longest foot bath, 105 meter 

 

Hot spring source temperature

of 105 degree Celsius

 

Obama Onsen Resort, located

at the mountain foot of  Unzen 


 

Stay

 

Unzen Onsen Resort

There are 17 Hotels and Japanese style inns around Unzen Jigoku.

From every hotel,  beautiful scenery which changes by season can be enjoyed.

 

 

 Bus Center in Unzen Onsen

 Resort

 

 Many hotels located around

 Unzen Jigoku

 

 

Each season brings a vivid

change to the appearance 

the face of Unzen


 
Day 4  YanagawaKitakyushu 
 
Itinerary

 

Leave Hotel in Unzen

Transfer to Yanagawa
Exploring  Yanagawa 

Canal boat cruise  →  Ohana Shotoen Garden  

Lunch at Yanagawa  : Unagi (eel ) cuisine  or seafood of Ariake sea 
Trasfer to Kitakyushu 

Mount Sarakura : enjoy night vuewThree Major Night View of Japan

 

Stay at Kitakyushu : Western style Hotel, included breakfast

Dinner at Tanga Market  : the traditional local food stall 

 


 

Where to explore

 

Yanagawa

The estuary town facing the Ariake Sea; Canal boat cruise can be enjoyed while

experience the atmospheres of castle town. Surprisingly, 60km lengh canal in total was

constructed in the town of Yanagawa and the Yanagawa prospered as a castle town because

the canals were used for the moats, which was the protection of enemy during Edo period.

 

Canal boat cruise 

Yanagawa Canal boat cruise is to board a small boat called the Donkobune and slowly 

go down the river skillfully maneuvered by a boatman with bamboo pole.

 

 

 Enjoy Canal boat cruise

 at the beautiful Castle town 

 

 A leisurely cruise along the

streets & houses which still

retain remnants of castle town

 

Hearing the boatman’s

explanation of the history &

landscape of Yanagawa

 


 

Ohana and Shotoen Garden

Listed on National Scenic Landmark, was built in 1697 as the villa of the Fourth Lord Tachibana

Akitora. At that time the region was called Hanabatake (Field of flower), so the villa was named

Ohana or Flower.

 

 

Built as the villa of the Fourth

Lord Tachibana Akitora

 

A 3300 square meters

Japanese style garden

 

Western style building

built in 1910


 

Steamed Eel

Yanagawa is the birthplace of Steamed Eel that has more than 300 years history. There are many

restaurants which have their long history and each restaurants have been keeping the traditional

source and brand value.

 

 

 Yanagawa is the birth place

 of Steamed Eel, has more

 than 300 years history

 

Each restaurants have been

keeping the traditional source

and brand value

 

Rice seasoned with a special

sauce is topped by grilled

eel and thin shredded omelet


 

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
 
Itinerary

 

Leave Hotel in Kitakyushu-city

Visit Kukura Castle

Exploring Moji

Mjiko RetroKonamon Pedstrian tunnel

VisitHigashida district

  UNESCO World HeritageFirst Head Office  → Higashida No.1 Blast Furnace

Transfer to Fukuoka-city

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

Dinner at Fukuoka-city, local speciality Cuisines

 

Option : the following sites can be arranged as options.

Manga Museum and Aru Aru City 

Hiraodai karst plateau 

Kawachi Reservoir

 


 
Where to explore
 

Kitakyushu-city

The Industrial Innovation city with many different fascinating feature.

Kitakyushu offers amazing possibilities for tourism and travel with a combination of spectacular

scenery, rich cultural experiences as well as learning possibilities through Study tours based on

the environmental and industrial themes.

 

Kokura Caltle

Fukuoka–prefecture only in Japan is selected by CNN Travel as one of the top 19 places

to visit in 2019And the Photo of Kokura Castle is used for introducing Fukuoka-prefecture

Kokura Castle is one of the most famous land marks in Kitakyushu. The construction was

commenced in 1602 and spent 7 years to completed it.  

 

 

 Castle tower, land mark in

 Kitakyushu-city

 

 Moat around Castle tower

 

 Kokura Castle Garden, former

 site of lord’s guest house


 

Mojiko Retro

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

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

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

Port for exporting coal and other products. 

 

 

 

 Mitsui Club, Dr. Albert Einstein

 stayed in 1922

 

 

Kaikyo Plaza, the shopping

and restaurant area

 

 

 Time back to 100 year ago,

 enjoy romantic atomosphere

 and beautiful harbor


 

Konamon Pedstrian tunnel

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

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

day passing through it. the Kanmon Pedestrian Tunnel, which enables people to cross on foot, the

“ferries”, and the like.​

 

 

 

 

Moji, Kyushu Island side  

 

  Cross the strait on foot,

  a 780 metre walk

 

 

  Shimonoseki, Honshu Island

  side  


 

Higashida

Japan’s modern steel industry was started as Yawata steel Works at Higashida district in 1901. 

Since then, the Works greatly contributed to Japan’s industrial modernization until rapid  postwar

economic growth. The three sites in Higashida have been registered on UNESCO World Heritage  

as Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution.

 

UNESCO WorldHeritage

 

 

Site of Japan’s Meiji Industrial

Revolution, First Head Office of

the Steel Works 

Higashida No.1 Blast Furnace

 

 

Only the Blast  Furnace in the

world which preserved as it

was

Kitakyushu Innovation Gallery

 

 

Museum of Industrial

Technology, based on this

theme of “innovation”


 

Opotion

 

Manga Museum and Aru Aru City 

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

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

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

 

 

 Manga Museum and Aru Aru

 City next to JR Kokura station

 

 

 Best known Manga writer

 Reiji Matsumoto

 

  Aru Aru City, a multi-floored

  shopping mall


 

Hiraodai karst plateau and Caves  

One of the three largest Karst Plateau 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

seasons

 

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

heritage

 


 

Day 6    Fukuoka-city
 
Itinerary

 

Leave Hotel

Exploring  Fukuoka-city

Lunch : local cuisine in Fukuoka-city

Stay in  Fukuoka-city , Western style Hotel, includedbreakfast

Dinner at Fukuoka-city, local speciality Cuisines

 

 
Where to explore
 

Fukuoka-city

A long history as commercial town and castle town, and prospered as important

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

the nation’s fourth largest economic zone. 

In other words, Fukuoka-city is the heart of Kyushu against various things,

such as food culture, shopping, entertainment, economy and international business.

 

Shopping

 

JR Hakata Station

 

 

The largest and busiest JR train

station in Kyushu

Canal City Hakata

 

 

The complex commercial facility, 

in the heart of Fukuoka-city

Tenjin

 

 

The biggest shopping district

in Kyushu 


 

Seaside Momochi

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

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

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

 

Seaside Momochi area

 

Fukuoka Tower Seaside Park & Marizon 

 

The water-front resort area JR

Hakata Station and Tenjin

 

Japan’s highest coastal tower,

magnificent view from the top

 

 

A complex facility for wedding

hall, shops and restaurants


 

Historical places

 

Kushida Shrine

 

 

Hakata Gion Yamagasa 

Festival is held in the shrine 

Tochoji Temple

 

 

The oldest temple of the

hingon sect in Japan

Fukuoka Castle Ruins

 

 

Part of stone wall and canal, and

the Tamon tower are still left 


 

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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