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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

UnzenYanagawa , Kitakyushu-city , Fukuoka-city



Travelling route 












Tour conditions 


The tour is the private tour exclusively for your group.

・Minimum number : 2 person

・Maxum number : 30 person

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

・Tour date : please specify the date

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

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

・Chartered vehicle is utilized as per number of person.

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

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

 communicating with you using a communication tool such as WhatsApp.



Day 1   Saga-prefecture

There are two travelling routes to be offered, please select as per your preference.


Route 1

Depart Fukuoka-city

Exploring Saga-city

Lunch  Saga beef or Takazaki crab  

Exploring Kashima

Exploring Ureshino

Stay at Ureshino Onsen Resort

 Japanese style Hotel, included dinner and breakfast


Route 2

Depart Fukuoka-city

Transfer to Yobusko

Exploring Yobuko and lunch, freash Squid

Exploring Imari  and visit Okawachiyama porcelain district

Exploring Arita

Transfer to Takeo

Exploring Takeo

Romon Gate→  Mifuneyama-rakuen Garden

   Option :  Great Camphor tree at Takeo Shrine

Stay at Takeo Onsen Resort 

 Japanese style Hotel, included dinner and breakfast




Where to explore


Route 1



Saga-city in Kyushu is the seat of the Saga-prefectural government.

It faces the Ariake Sea on the south and is home to Saga Airport. In the center of the city is

the Saga Castle History Museum, which also serves as the city’s symbol. The castle itself is

no longer standing, but the main keep has been reconstructed, resulting in one of the largest

wooden structures in Japan. 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

crabs 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.




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 at 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



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 tangue. 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

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



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.



Stay at 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 
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 


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 




Only the trading port in Japan

during Natinal isolation              




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 is the most significant Christian Pilgrimage site in Japan.

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 1637, Lorenzo Luiz from Philippines martyred here at Nishizaka hill.
In 1950, Pope Pius XII designated this place as an official pilgrimage site for Catholics.



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



The artificial reclaimed island

for Coal Mine


The site of Japan’s first major

undersea coal exploitation 





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


Dinner at Nagasaki-city

Local restaurants


Sushi restaurant

Beef restaurant


Day 3  Shimabara & Unzen 


Leave Hotel in Nagasaki

Transfer to Shimabara

Exploring  Shimabara

Shimabara Castle  →Samuraihouses  → Samurai Street

Lunch at  Shimabara, local cuisine in Shimabara, Guzoni or Indian food

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


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


Lunch at Shimabara, local delicacy food, Guzoni

Guzoni are said to date back to the Shimabara Rebellion of 1637 when the leader of the

uprising, Amakusa Shiro Tokisada, held a siege in Hara Castle with about 37,000 followers.
He made the local farmers provide the rebels with rice cake. The rebels gathered other

ingredients from the ocean and the mountains to put in the soup they cooked the rice cake

in, and thus were able to fight for three months sustained by nutritious food.



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 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



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




Dolphines 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

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



Battle field of Shimabara



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 

Local specialities, Souvenir shop





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



 Many hotels located around

 Unzen Jigoku



Each season brings a vivid

change to the appearance 

the face of Unzen

Day 4  YanagawaKitakyushu 


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



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




Unagi, eel cuisine 

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.

Seafoof of Ariale sea, local delicacies 

Yanagawa is facing to Ariake Sea where many fresh and unique fishes are caught.

Japanese cuisine using local delicacies is also reccomended


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


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.


Tanga 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.

Sushi restaurant


Day  5    Kitakyushu-city


Leave Hotel in Kitakyushu-city

Visit Kukura Castle

Lunch : Local cuisines

Exploring Moji

Mjiko RetroKonamon Pedstrian tunnel

Visit Higashida 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 


Where to explore


The Industrial Innovation city with many different fascinating feature.

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

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

the environmental and industrial themes.


Kokura Caltle

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

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

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

commenced in 1602 and spent 7 years to completed it.  



 Castle tower, land mark in



 Moat around Castle tower


 Kokura Castle Garden, former

 site of lord’s guest house


Lunch, Local cuisines to be slected from the following


Kawara Sobe

Kawara soba is a local cuisine which Soba noodles and meat are cooked together

on a Kawara (stone roof tile) and dipped into a special sauce when eating it.

Yaki curry

Yaki curry latterly means baked curry and is local cuisine in Moji which is curry with rice

topped with cheese and/or egg heated in oven. The melted cheese and soft-boiled egg

combine with the spicy curry to enhance its flavor even more.


Nagahama Ramen, Tonpei



Eel Restaurant, Chikurintei



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.​




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

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

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

as Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution.


UNESCO WorldHeritage



Site of Japan’s Meiji Industrial

Revolution, First Head Office of

the Steel Works 

Higashida No.1 Blast Furnace



Only the Blast  Furnace in the

world which preserved as it


Kitakyushu Innovation Gallery



Museum of Industrial

Technology, based on this

theme of “innovation”




Manga Museum and Aru Aru City 

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

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

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



 Manga Museum and Aru Aru

 City next to JR Kokura station



 Best known Manga writer

 Reiji Matsumoto


  Aru Aru City, a multi-floored

  shopping mall


Day 6    Fukuoka-city


Leave Hotel

Exploring  Fukuoka-city

Lunch : local cuisine in Fukuoka-city

Stay in  Fukuoka-city , Western style Hotel, includedbreakfast

Dinner at Fukuoka-city, local speciality Cuisines


Where to explore


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

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

the nation’s fourth largest economic zone. 

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

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




JR Hakata Station



The largest and busiest JR train

station in Kyushu

Canal City Hakata



The complex commercial facility, 

in the heart of Fukuoka-city




The biggest shopping district

in Kyushu 


Seaside Momochi

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

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

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


Seaside Momochi area


Fukuoka Tower Seaside Park & Marizon 


The water-front resort area JR

Hakata Station and Tenjin


Japan’s highest coastal tower,

magnificent view from the top



A complex facility for wedding

hall, shops and restaurants


Historical places


Kushida Shrine



Hakata Gion Yamagasa 

Festival is held in the shrine 

Tochoji Temple



The oldest temple of the

hingon sect in Japan

Fukuoka Castle Ruins



Part of stone wall and canal, and

the Tamon tower are still left 


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.


It is a local cuisine in Fukuoka.  izutaki (boil in water) describes, this is a hot pot dish made

with chopped chickens, negi, and a variety of vegetables put in a pot of water and boiled,

then dipped in ponzu sauce.



Local restaurants

There are many restaurants for lunch and dinner where you can enjoy authentic Japanese cuisines and

local specialties.


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