Usa and Kunisaki peninsula one-day tour
Usa including Ajimu & Kunisaki peninsula is located Eastern part of Oita-prefacture
If you want to meet real Japan and Cool Japan, we really recommend to visit this region.
You can feel Japanese mind in the Japan’s local landscape.
And also you can enjoy many type of local Cuisines and local specialties.
Since ancient time the Kunisaki peninsula has been home of Kyushu’s prominent Usa Shrine,
influencing the surrounding hills and valleys with Buddhist culture. Although this is a Shinto shrine,
it has long been holy ground to both Shinto and Buddhist activities, and the Kunisaki Mountains
and valleys were often chosen by monks as practice ground for meditation.
Start and end of the tour is Fukuoka-city
English speaking guide : local experienced and knowledgeable guidese escorts the tour
Chartered vehicle is utilizes : jumbo taxi or bus as per number of pax
One of the most beautiful Shrine in Japan, and is the head shrine of Hachiman Shrine that
is composed 44,000 shrines that dedicated to the Hachiman Deity.
|Torii Gate||Approach to Shrine||Shrine main building|
Senzai Farm Garden
250 wisteria flowers bloom at the most largest garden in Kyushu, 200 roses bloom from May
|Wisteria flower||Tea Plantation||Rose Garden|
Showa is the era that lasted till about 30 years ago in Japanese history, Bungo Takada was
the most prosperous in Kunisaki Peninsula for over 300 years from the Edo period up to 1900.
Here remains various old structures and remnants of regional Japanese
|Shopping street||Red post||Showa Roman Gura|
The temple is a Tendai Buddhist temple located on the slopes of Mount Futago. The temple was
established in 718 and the temple building is the oldest extant wooden structure in Kyushu
|Entrance||Stone lantern||Temple building|
Featured Restaurant, Fukinoto
Located in the precincts of Fuku-ji temple, the local cuisines can be enjoyed such as Bungo beef,
Dangojiru, Soba noddle as well as Special meals used locally harvested ingredients.
|Welcome to Fukinoto||Japanese style restaurant||Soda noddle making experience|
The resort park features a beach, a campsite, restaurant and more. The entire premises gets
painted beautifully with colors of each and every seasonal flower in season.
|Beach||Sasonal flower premises||Rape Blossoms|
Hewn in a rock Mt. Tahara are two of largest Buddhist stone carvings in all Japan. A Fudo-myu-o
8 meter in heigt and Dainich-nyurai 6.8 meter height. Said to have been carved in the Heian period,
they have received government designation as Important Cultural Properties.
|Entrance||Daiichi nyorai||Fudo myoou|
The temple houses nine Buddhists images said to be masterpieces of the Heian period,
including the Maki-Odo Seated Amida Nyorai (Amitabha). Figure and statues of the Four Devas.
All are designated as important national cultural properties.
|Amidanyorai Buddhist image||Ungyo Buddhist image||Precincts of Maki Odo|
This district was once considered the most important estate of Usa Shrine. It has been ascertained
from ancient documents that the rural landscape seen today has remained unchanged since Heian
period. Now included this are, Kunisaki peninsula is listed on the World Agricultural Heritage.
|World Agricultural Heritage||Paddy field||Farmers houses|
Itinerary an example
8:00 Depart Fukuoka-city
Transfer to Usa using Kyushu highway and Higashi-Kyushu highway, 2hours & 15minutes
Exploring Usa Shrine
Transfer to Kunisaki Peninsula
Exploing Bungotakada Showano Machi
Lunch at Featured Restaurant Fukinoto
Exploring Kunisaki Paninsukala; Fuki-ji temple, Maki odo, Onieno sato
Transfer to Fukuoka using Higashi-Kyushu highway and Kyushu highway, 2hours & 30mimutes
17:30 Arrive at Fukuoka-city
We can arrange any other itinerary considering season or your preferences.