6 days North-West Kyushu tour
Exploring the 3 prefectures of Saga, Nagasaki and Fukuoka. Those regions are located
on the west side of Japan and the trade with oversea countries has been carried out since
Where to visit are Takeo, Arita and Imari in Saga-prefecture, Nagasaki, Shimabara and
Unzen in Nagasaki-prefecture, Yanagawa, Kitakyushu and Fukuoka in Fukuoka-prefecture.
Where to Explore
Day 1 : arrive Fukuoka → Saga-prefecture, stay Ureshino or Takeo
Day 2 : Nagasaki, stay Nagasaki
Day 3 : Shimabara and Unzen, stay Unzen
Day 4 : Yanagawa, stay Kitakyushu
Day 5 : Kitakyushu, stay Fukuoka
Day 6 : Fukuoka, stay Fukuoka
The tour is the private tour exclusively for your group.
・Minimum number : 2 person
・Maxum number : 30 person
・Tour date : please specify the date
・Accommodations is selected as per your required grade, room conditions and budget
and the location is considered sightseeing, dinner and nightlife as well.
・Chartered vehicle is utilized as per number of person.
・English speaking tour attendant escorts your journey to produce a pleasant trip.
・For making enjoyable our company staff always assist during tour by
communicating with you using a communication tool such as WhatsApp.
There are two travelling routes to be offered, please select as per your preference.
Lunch Saga beef or Takazaki crab
Stay at Ureshino Onsen Resort
Japanese style Hotel, included dinner and breakfast
Transfer to Yobusko
Exploring Yobuko and lunch, freash Squid
Transfer to Takeo
Option : Great Camphor tree at Takeo Shrine
Stay at Takeo Onsen Resort
Japanese style Hotel, included dinner and breakfast
Where to explore
Saga-city in Kyushu is the seat of the Saga-prefectural government. Saga is also known as the
plece where it has made a great contribution to the Japanese Industrial Revolution.
Lunch at Saga or Tara
Saga beef is esteemed as one of the best Wagyu beef brands in Japan. The cattle used for our
meats are fattened in adherence to the regulations of the Japan Agriculture Co-operative, and
we use only Japanese black cattle registered with their cattle traceability system.
Takezaki crab is the local specialty of Tara, and is well-known for its rich flavor. Takezaki crabs are
available almost year around. From summer into fall the male crabs are delicious, with the females
and their eggs most delicious during the autumn and winter. You could even try one of each.
Kashima is located about 60 kilometers southwest of Saga-city. It borders the Ariake Sea to the east
and Nagasaki Prefecture to the southwest. Feature sightseeing spot is Yutoku Inari Shrine and also
Sake brewery visiting is recommended.
Ochacha Mura Villaege
Visitors get to taste test green teas and products, see and tour the warehouse factory where green
tea is cultivated and packaged, and leave with a better understanding of the ever-so-popular tea.
You can even experience the process of picking young green leaves for cultivation.
Ureshino Onsen is a hot spring town in southwestern Saga-prefecture. Its clear onsen waters are
high in sodium bicarbonate and sodium chloride and feel extremely smooth on skin, giving rise to
its popularity as a “Bihada no Yu” ( beautiful skin waters).
Fishing industry town famous for Squid and Morning Market called Asaichi, Asaichi opens from
7:30 to 12:00, every day at just next to Yobuko Port. The street of 200 m borrowed from the
eaves of the shopping street is named “Asaichi Street”.
Lunch at Yobuko
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 and is most notable because of Imari porcelain,
which is the European collectors’ name for Japanese porcelain wares made in the town of Arita,
It is known for producing Arita porcelain, one of the traditional handicrafts of Japan. Famous for Arita
yaki which is 400-years old porcelain. The piece is bright, elegant pictures drawn in transparent white
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.
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.
Transfer to Nagasaki
Visit Peace Park
Exhibits a number of photograph that depict the devastation caused by Atomic Bomb
The plutonium atomic bomb exploded about 500m over the central monument
Reminds us of the tragic scene unfolded shortly after dropped the Atomic Bomb
The Peace Statue was completed ten years after the atomic bombing for World Peace
The Cathedral is one of the significant Christian Pilgrimage site in Japan
Located on Minami-Yamate hill in Nagasaki-city, Glover Garden has nine Western style
buildings including the Glover’s Residence
Stay at Nagasaki, Western style Hotel, included breakfast
Dinner around JR Nagasaki station, local speciality Cuisines
Only open gateway to Europe during Japan’s National isolation period
Night view of Mount Inasa
The three Major Night View in the World
The 26 Martyrs of Japan were a group of Catholics who were executed by
The world’s only Confucian shrine built outside China by Chinese hands
Exploring Tachibana bay from Nagasaki port and landing on Gunkan-jima island
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.
Established in 1955 near the Ground Zero where the Atomic Bomb was dropped at 11:02 am on
Aug. 09, 1945. Peace Memorial Ceremony is held in front of the statue on August 9 every
year and the Mayor of Nagasaki makes the “Nagasaki peace declaration” for the whole world.
The museum exhibits a number of photograph that depict the devastation caused by atomic
bomb showing the lead-up to this tragic day, the history of the development of nuclear arms
and our desire for peace.
The plutonium atomic bomb exploded about 500m over the central monument at 11:02 a.m.
on August 9, 1945. The most part of Nagasaki was destroyed, and a tremendous number of
lives were lost. And about 70,000 of Nagasaki’s 240,000 residents died instantly, and up to
60,000 were injured.
Completed in 1955, ten years after the atomic bombing. The 9.7 meter high statue sitting on
a 4 meter tall pedestal, made by renown sculptor Kitamura Seibo. The raised arm points to the
threat of nuclear weapons and the out-stretched arm symbolizes peace.
Elegant international & domestic tourist harbour. Made up of around 20 unique shops and
restaurants lined up at the water front, offering various choices such Japanese, Western,
and Italian cuisine, to beauty salons, outdoor shops and more.
Nagasaki China town at shinchi is one of the big three china town in Japan. There are about 50
Chinese restaurants and many Chinese sundries shops in there.
The Cathedral is one of the significant Christian Pilgrimage site in Japan. Established 1865, this
church is officially known as “Oura Cathedral, the Church of 26 Martyrs.” It was built by the French
priest Bernard Petitjean of Fier who had been dispatched by the Foreign Missionary Church of
Paris to dedicate prayers to the 26 saints martyred on Nishizaka hill.
Located on Minami-Yamate hill in Nagasaki-city, Glover Garden has nine Western style buildings
including the Glover’s Residence built in 1863 and is Japan’s oldest wooden Western–style building
registered on the UNESCO World Heritage. The elegant scenery of Nagasaki harbor view from
Glover Garden can be enjoyed.
Dejima was the fan-shaped artificial island in the bay of Nagasaki where was used as a Dutch
trading port and it was only open gateway to Europe during Japan’s National isolation of Edo
period from 1641 until 1853. At that time, many European technologies and cultures were
introduced here through Dutch.
It is a 333 meter high mountain in close distance to JR Nagasaki Station. The summit can be reached
by ropeway or car and offers great views over the city. And also, the magnificent night views from
Mount Inasa are ranked among Japan’s three best night views.
Nishizaka hill is the most significant Christian Pilgrimage site in Japan. The 26 Martyrs of Japan
were a group of Catholics who were executed by rucifixion on February 5, 1597.Their martyrdom
is especially significant in the history of the Catholic Church in Japan. In 1637, St. Lorenzo Luiz
from Philippines martyred here at Nishizaka hill.
The museum behind the monument is devoted to the memory of the martyrs and to Christianity in
Japan in general. Its interior is reminiscent of a church with stained-glass windows, making for
atmospheric viewing of the exhibits. On display are artifacts related to Christianity in Japan,
including old documents, statues and jewelry.
The world’s only Confucian shrine built outside China by Chinese hands. First built in 1893 by
Chinese residents of Nagasaki with the support of the Ch’ing Dynasty government, the shrine
was designed to serve as a place of worship and learning for the Chinese community, and
housed a Confucian sanctuary and primary school.
Hashima coal mining island is an artificial reclaimed island and the site of Japan’s first major
undersea coal exploitation pioneered by Mitsubishi. Hashima Island is located 3 km southwest of
Takashima. Now Hashima is a ruins called “Gunkanjima”, so called after its resemblance to the
silhouette of a battleship.
Most Hotels are located close to the main street and walking distance from Nagasaki tram
stations. And you can find many restaurants around the Hotels.
Dinner at Nagasaki-city
Leave Hotel in Nagasaki
Transfer to Shimabara
Lunch at Shimabara, local cuisine in Shimabara, Guzoni or Indian food
Transfer to Unzen
Stay at Unzen Onsen Resort, Japanese style Hotel, included dinner and breakfast
Dinner at Hotel : Japanese style kaiseki dinner included lacal spesiality cuisines
Located in the Shimabara peninsula, the region spread in the foot of gentle mountain and
facing to calm sea. Offers various enjoyable things such as Nature, Onsen, Castle town of
Shimabara-city and Christian Pilgrimage sites.
Located in Shimabara-city and was built in 1625 by the feudal load Matsukura Shigemasa, who was
regarded as a master of castle building. The castle, which took 7 years to complete, is also known as
Samurai was a term for the military nobility in pre-industrial Japan. The Samurai Houses in
Shimabara along the old Samurai street nearby Shimabara Castle were built in 18th century.
The street lined with stone walls and a spring water canal running down the center commemorates
the old samurai section of Shimabara. Three Samurai houses have been restored and opened
Lunch at Shimabara
local delicacy food, Guzoni
Guzoni is said to created during the Shimabara Rebellion of 1637. When Cristians were fought
under the leadership of Amakusa Shiro, they brought various ingredients such as rice cake, fishes
and vegetables, and made a stew. This is the origin of Guzoni.
It is a local cuisine in Obama Onsen resort, made of noodles, seafood, and vegetables. The feature
of the restaurant in Obama Onsen serving everything from any Japanese style including Susi and
Chanpon. Shrimp are found in abundance along the beaches near the Onsen, and a special soup
is made from them.
Indian restaurant, TAJ MAHAL
Unzen is a beautiful highland Onsen Resort in Shimabara peninsula situated Unzen National Park
The first area to be designated as a National Park in Japan and then the area has been developed
as Onsen Resort for both tourist Japanese and foreigner. Even now, many tourist from all over the
world are visiting here for enjoying Nature.
One of the best scenic spot in Unzen. At any time of the year the natural scenery of Nita Pass
in Unzen is magnificent. Azaleas, green leaves, brilliant autumnal tints of maples and silver frost
represent each season of the year.
Jigoku, means Hell, is the number one attraction of Unzen with a peculiar smell of sulfur emitted
from the springs, and with white smoke rising from the ground over a wide area. This is a striking
reminder that Unzen Volcano is still very much alive.
Approximately 300 wild Dolphins live in the sea between the Shimabara Peninsula and Amakusa.
The dolphin watching cruises have become increasingly popular for all ages, especially because
it is possible to see the dolphins so close that you could almost touch them.
The Christian pilgrimage site, registered on UNESCO’s World Heritage Site as Hidden Christian
Sites in the Nagasaki Region. The battle field of Shimabara Rebellion which was a peasant uprising
agaist bakufu’s persecution of Christians under the leadership of Amakusa Shiro in 1637.
Called “Hot foot 105” The length of foot bath is 105m which is same number of the hot spring
source temperature of 105 degree Celsius.
Local specialities, Souvenir shop
There are 17 Hotels and Japanese style inns around Unzen Jigoku. From every hotel, beautiful
scenery which changes by season can be enjoyed.
Leave Hotel in Unzen
Mount Sarakura : enjoy night vuew, Three 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Leave Hotel in Kitakyushu-city
Visit Kukura Castle
Lunch : Local cuisines
Visit Higashida district
Transfer to Fukuoka-city
Stay at Fukuoka-city, Western style Hotel, included breakfast
Dinner at Fukuoka-city, local speciality Cuisines
Usually peaks around late April to middle of May
The former site of lord’s guest house, located next to Kokura Castle
Only the place in the world ! You can cross the strait on foot.
The multi-floored shopping mall devoted to products and services for anime, manga, idol culture,
and cosplay fans, a kind of Harajuku in miniature
One of the three largest Karst Plateau in Japan
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.
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
Dr. Albert Einstein awarded Nobel Prize in Physic visited Moji in 1922, and he acclaimed that
everything could see were Arts. The exotic district of Mojiko Retro is visited by more than 2
million tourists a year. Moji-ko Port flourished following its 889 designation as a Special National
Port for exporting coal and other products.
It was built by the Mitsui Co., Ltd in 1921 as a reception centre and to provide accommodation for
VIP’s. Albert Einstein (1879-1955), one of the world’s most famous theoretical physicists, stayed
here during his visit to Japan with his wife in 1922.
The shopping area in the Mojiko Retro district located by the sea. “Full of a romance market which
stir up forgetting contentment” is the direct translation of the concept Kaikyo Plaza is based on.
The area has a very romantic ambience and evokes feeling of nostalgia and contentment that will
never be forgotten.
It is the only Station building that is designated as an Important National Cultural Property
together with Tokyo Station. Mojiko Station is a beautiful station built in the Renaissance
style and modeled on the Termini Station in Italy.
Situated on the 31st floor of the high-rise apartment building “Retro Hi-Mart”. The 103 metre-high
observatory offers magnificent views of the Mojiko Retro district, the Kanmon-kyo Bridge over the
Kanmon Strait, as well as the Shimonoseki area.
Japan’s modern steel industry was started as Yawata steel Works at Higashida district in 1901.
Since then, the Works greatly contributed to Japan’s industrial modernization until rapid postwar
economic growth. The three sites in Higashida have been registered on UNESCO World Heritage
Only the Blast Furnace in the world which preserved as it was. The birth place where Japan’s
steel industry began in 1901. It contributed greatly to the development of the Japanese steel
industry and was used until 1972, and has been preserved just as it was.
Built in 1899, ahead of production facilities. It is an architectural fusion of Japanese and
European design, a two story red brick building with bilateral symmetry and a central dome
set in a Japanese tile roof.
Museum of Industrial Technology. In April 2007, based on this theme of “innovation, ” the Kitakyushu
Innovation Gallery & Studio (KIGS) opened in Yahata, Higashida, the first site of steel manufacturing
in Japan’s modern age. Various things related Industry technologies are exhibited.
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.
Kokua Castle Garden made at the former site of lord’s guest house, located next to Kokura Castle.
This garden consists of a Japanese garden and a lord’s house, a building of the style of Japanese
domestic architecture. In this garden, not only can you see Japanese traditional architecture,
but also enjoy the Tea Ceremony at the Experience Zone.
Only the place in the world ! You can cross the strait on foot. The Kanmon Strait, separating
Honshu and Kyushu, is a very beautiful and busy waterway with as many as 700 small and
large ships a day passing through it. the Kanmon Pedestrian Tunnel, which enables people to
cross on foot,
Manga Museum is located next to JR Kokura station. The museum is located on the 6th floor
of Aru Aru City, a multi-floored shopping mall devoted to products and services for anime, manga,
idol culture, and cosplay fans, a kind of Harajuku in miniature.
One of the three largest karst plateau in Japan. It is located in southeastern part of Kitakyushu-city.
At altitudes between 400 and 600 meters above sea level and stretching 6 km from north to south
and 2 km from east to west.
Lunch : local cuisine in Fukuoka-city
Stay in Fukuoka-city , Western style Hotel, includedbreakfast
Dinner at Fukuoka-city, local speciality Cuisines
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
Shopping and meals
The water-front resort area, only a 15 minute drive from Tenjin in the centre of Fukuoka-city.
The park is surrounded by Fukuoka Tower and high rise contemporary high rise buildings,
all of which help make a modern urban landscape.
The complex facility for the wedding hall, shops and restaurants and is located in Seaside
Japanese traditional Shopping Street where you can find a lot of Cool Japan. The entrance of the
shopping street is located next to Kushida Shrine. Approximately 130 shops built in the 400 metre
arcade. There are also souvenir shops including Hakata dolls, shops collected Hakata Gion
Yamakasa goods. Enjoy lunch, Hakata Ramen at the birth place of Nagahama Ramen.
In the middle of Hakata Bay Beautiful flowers can be enjoyable throughout the year. Rapeseed
blossom, Cherry blossom, Livingstone daisy Poppy, Rhododendro, Marigold, Hydrengea, Plumed
cockscomb, Dahlia, Sunflower, Cockspur coral tree Bougainvillea, Scarlet sage, Cosmos, Dahlia,
Autumn leaves, Scarlet sage, Japanese narcissus, Japanese camellia, Plum.
The aquarium focuses on the aquatic life found around Kyushu. The main tank is a huge, 7 meter deep
pool filled with all different kinds of marine life including over 120 sharks of 20 different varieties. There
are also several outdoor tanks where you can experience feeding dolphins and sea lions.
The sprawling, family oriented public park, located on a narrow peninsula across the bay from central
Fukuoka.The park is made up of several different areas including flower gardens, playgrounds,
an amusement park with ferris wheel, sports fields, a water park, a zoo and large open spaces and
lawns perfect for picnicking.
The Japanese traditional Garden; it was originally built in the 1754 for Kuroda Tsugutaka who was
the lord of Fukuoka clan. You can feel Japanese traditional cultures and enjoy Tea Ceremony.
The urban living area where you can enjoy a resort lifestyle full of fun and entertainment.
There is a large shopping mall, a sports equipment store, a car accessories store, an interior
design shop, a baby specialty mega store, some restaurants, a Ferris wheel, and many
Food stalls “Yatai”is one thing to enjoy in Fukuoka. Despite a decline in recent year, there are
said to be more than 160. The food stalls have all kind of food, but you have to try Hakata ramen,
usually made with white soup from pork bone and thin noodles.
Ramen Stadium isn’t really a stadium as the name suggests, but a food court on the fifth floor
of Canal City’s Cinema Building. It carries not one, but eight famous ramen stalls that serves
different ramen styles from across Japan. Ramen Stadium has eight ramen stalls with ramen
from Hakata, Kurume, and as far as Tokyo, Kyoto, and Sapporo.
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