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Kyushu Travel Guide in Japan

8 days Southern Kyushu tour

 

Exploring Southern Kyushu in Miyazaki-prefecture and Kagoshima-prefecture

and introduced a lot of unique and featured tourist places are introduced

 

Where to Explore

Fukuoka-cityKumamoto →  Ibusuki Satsuma Peninsula  →  Kagoshima

KirishimaNichinan & MiyazakiHyugaTakachihoFukuoka-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.

 


 

 Itinerary  

 

Day1  Kumamoto &  Ibusuki

 

Itinerary

 

Depart Fukuoka-city

Trasfer to Kumamoto

 Sakurano-baba Josaien → Kumamoto Castle  

Transfer to Ibusuki

Experience of steam sand bath

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

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

 


 
Where to explore
 

Kumamoto

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

Josaien is located in Sakurano-baba, at the foot of Kumamoto Castle, one of Japan’s

three major castles. It is a popular tourist attraction designed to enhance the appeal

of the old castle town and convey to visitors the food, history and cultural traditions of

the region from Kumamoto Castle, a symbol of the Kumamoto-city.

 

 

The main gate located in

Sakurano-baba

 

Many shops sell Kumamoto

souvenirs

 

Restaurants, to enjoy distinctive

food culture in Kumamoto


 

Kumamoto Castle

The Castle is one of the three great castles and one of the 100 best places in Japan

to view cherry blossoms. Due to the Earthquakes in 2016, several of the castle’s

shacihoko ornaments were destroyed, and a large number of kawara tiles also fell from

the roof. Now the restoration activities are being performed as fast as possible. Now,

the Kumamoto Castle can be seen from the outside of the moats surrounding the castle.

 

 

  Castle tower

 

 Castle tower after Earthquake 

 

   Turret


 

A hot spring resort representing Kyushu, and is located in Kagoshima-prefecture along

the sea at the southernmost end of the Satsuma peninsula. It is best known for its
steaming sand baths along the beach, where bathers in a yukata, or Japanese bathrobe

 

 

Sand bath hall, changing room

shower facilities

 

  Steam Sand bath facing to

  Kinko Bay

 

 Enjoy taking Steam Sand

 bath


 

Day 2   Satsuma Peninsua

 

Itinerary

 

Leave Hotel in Ibusuki  

Exploring Satsuma Peninsula

   Ryugu Shrine and Nagasakibana Cape

   Ikeda-ko lake

Lunch at Tosenkyo : Somen noodel nagashi

Transfer to Chiran

Exploring Chiran  including Samurai Residence and Chiran Peace Museum  

Transfer to Kagoshima

Stay in KagoshimaWestern style Hotel, included breakfast

Dinner at Kagoshima-city, local speciality Cuisines

 

Option : the following sites can be arranged as option.

Meiji-gura Shochu Brewery

Nishi-Oyama Station

 


 

Where to explore

The Satsuma Peninsula which projects south from the southwest part of Kyushu.

To the west lies the East China Sea, while to the east it faces the Osumi Peninsula

across Kagoshima Bay. Near the southern tip of the peninsula is the 924-metre Mount

Kaimon and the hot springs of Ibusuki Hot Spring.

 

Ryugu Shrine

Ryugu Shrine is located at Nagasaki-bana Cape, the southernmost point of Satsuma

peninsula. Nagasaki-bana Cape is said to be the birthplace of the legend of Urashima

Taro who saved a turtle, it took him to Ryugu-jo (the Palace of the Dragon as a token

of it’s gratitude). Sea turtles come to lay eggs on the beach near this place, and local

people love them as the protective god of the sea.

 

 

 Entrance of Ryugu Shrine

and Nagasaki-bana Cape

 

   Ryugu Shrine


 

 Nagasaki-bana Cape


 

Ikeda-ko lake

A circumference of 15 km and a maximum depth of 233 meter, where was created by

volcanic activity long ago. Large eel with a length of 2 meter and circumference of 50 cm

inhabit the lake. It was also known as the lake of a legendary monster called ” Issy” 

purported to live in the lake. 

 

 

  Monster called Issy

 

   Flower garden

 

    Mount Kaimon


 

Somen noodle nagashi

The unique Somen noodle nagashi in Tosenkyo revine in Kaimon open throughout the 

year serving cold Somen noodle that swim in the revloving container.

 

 

 Entrance of Tosenkyo revine

 

 Somen noodle restaurant

 

Somen noodle that swim in

the revloving container


 

Chiran

Samurai Residence were built about 250 years ago. Their gardens are beautiful desighned,

with Mt. Hahaga-dake as the background. Chiran Peace Museum for the Kamikaze Pilots 

exhibits precious materials such as pictures, letters, wills, articles and memontos of the

1,036 Kamikaze pilots based in Chiran.

 

Samurai Residence

 

 

Time back to 200 years ago,

800m long street & residences

Samurai Residence

 

 

The beautul gardens at

residence shows the history

Chiran Peace Museum

 

 

The museum is located at

former Chiran zero-sen airbase


 

Option

 

Meiji-gura

Enjoy tasting Shochu at the most famous Shochu brewery in Kagoshima Meiji-gura is

Satsuma Shuzo’s Shochu brewery and museum.

 

 

Satsuma Shuzo’s Shochu

breqwey

 

Shochu brewery museum

 

Enjoy tasting Shoochu,

Shiranami


 

Nishi-Oyama Station

The Station is the southern most railway station in Japan operated by JR, boasts a

breathtaking view of Kaimon-dake volcano to the front.

 

 

 Platform of southern most

 railway station

 

 Yellow post delivering the

 happiness

 

 Bell that brings happiness


 

Day 3    Kagoshima & Kirishima

 

Itinerary

 

Leave hotel in Kagoshima

Exploring Kagoshima-city

   Sengan-en Garden and Shoko Shuseikan ( UNESCO World Heritage site  )

Transfer to Sakura-jima Island by Sakura-jima Ferry

Exploring Sakura-jima Island

Transfer to Kirishima

Stay at Kirishima Onsen Resort,  Japanese style Hotel,  included dinner and breakfast

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

 

Option : the following site can be arranged as a option.

 Black Vinegar factory in Kirishima

 


 

Where to explore

 

Kagoshima

Kagoshima-city is the southernmost major city in Kyushu which can see Sakura-jima Island

which raises the smoke across the Kagoshima Bay. Kagoshima prospered in the Edo period

as a castle town.

 

Sengan-en / UNESCO World Heritage

Sengan-en is the most famous garden in Kagoshima-ken, made by Shimazu lord in the 

19th century at the beautiful bayside Kinko bay. The garden contains many historic artifacts

that tell of its long history.

 

 

   Mount Sakurajima

 

   Shimazu family residence

 

     Suzumon gate


 

Shoko Shuseikan Modern Industrial Complex   /  UNESCO World Heritage

The museum of the Classics located here exhibits a various of objests related to the Shimazu

family and the Satsuma domain, introducing a Shimazu family tree chart and many other

belongings. The stone buiding which houses the collection has been desighnated on the

UNESCO World Heritage,  Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution

 

 

      Shoko Shuseikan

 

    Reflectaance furnace

 

  Base of Reflectaance furnace


 

Sakura-jima Ferry

Sakura-jima Ferry connects Kagoshima-city and Sakura-jima Island in 15 minutes

and is operated for 24 hours.

 

 

       Kagoshima port

 

       To Sakura-jima Island

 

     Sakura-jima Port


 

Sakura-jima Island

An active strato volcano with three peaks, Kita-dake, Naka-dake and still active Minami-dake.

Formerly an island, it became connected with the Osumi Peninsula in 1914 when lava from its

summit closed the channel between the two.

 

 

 

  Still active volcano   

 

 

  Yunohira Observatory

   

 

  Arimura Lava Observatory        


 

Option

 

Black Vinegar in Kirishima 

The Fukuyama area along Kinko Bay is home to the famous Japanese black vinegar.

Over here, one can tour the old-fashioned Tshubobatake which leterally means a field of

vinegar jars, witness the traditional manufacturing process of the black vinegar, taste and

purchase the finished product.

 

 

 Black vinegar manufacturing

 

 Sakamoto Kurozu, famouse

 manufacturer

 

Shop and restaurant


 

Stay

 

Kirishima Onsen 

Lying on the lower slopes of the Kirishima Mountain with a distant view over

Kagoshima Bay and Sakurajima below. The area is made up of over a dozen Onsen,

of which the largest and best know is Maruo Onsen.

 

 

Located at lower slopes of

the Kirishima Mountain

 

The largest and best know is

Maruo Onsen

 

  There are Ryokan and hotels

  of various sizes


 

Day 4  Kirishima & NichinanMiyazaki 

 

Itinerary

 

Leave Hotel in Kirishima Onsen Resort 
Visit Krishima jingu Shrine   

Transfer to Nichinan

Exploring Nichinan and Miyazakii : to be selected three places where you want to visit

  Toi Cape →  Udo Shrine → Nichinan Coast, Horikiri Pass 

Stay at Miyazaki, Western style Hotel, included breakfast

Dinner at Miyazaki-city, local speciality Cuisines

 

Option : the following sites can be arranged as option.

Obi Castle Ruins 

Miyazaki Shrine

 


 

Where to explore

 

Kirishima Shrine   

One of the most beautiful shrine in Kyushu, and is surrounded by forest. The Shrine buildings

are constructed in 1715 and designated as Important Cultural Property of Japan.

 

 

 Torii gate in the precinct

 

 Shrine main building

 

 Gardian deity


 

Nishinan & Miyazaki

Facing the Pacific Ocean with a beautiful coastline contains placed of natural beauty, 

like Aoshima and Toi-misaki Cape.

 

Toi Cape

Wlild horses are living here. Gentle hills extend, and you can observe wild horses, called

Misaki-uma, living and grazing there. It is said that the Misaki-uma are the descendants of

army horses left grazing and which became wild 300 years ago.

 

 

Located at southernmost part

of the Nichinan

 

Wlild horses are living at the

gentle hills

 

 Visitor Center, souvenir shop


 

Udo Shrine

Beautiful and exciting Shine,  located the cave of the cliff side facing the Pacific Ocean.

In legend, a goddess of sea built a hut to give birth to a great god here.
Then it is said that Empress Suiko (554-628) built the shrine there.

 

 

Located the cave of the cliff

side facing the Pacific Ocean

 

 Shrine in the Cave

 

 

Pray place facing to Pacific

Ocean

 


 

Sun Messe Nichinan

Japan’s own replica of Moai Statues.

Enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean, the Sun Messe Nichinan has

replicas of the Moai statues from the Easter Island placed here and there in the area.

 

 

Breathtaking panoramic view

of the Pacific Ocean

 

Moai statues from the Easter

Island placed here

 

The only place that has been

permitted to replicate


 

Horikiri Pass

The suggested sightseeing spot in Nichinan.

The 60m altitude pass allows you to look down at a beautiful view of the Pacific Ocean.

The coastline here is lined with rocks that have been worn away by the waves splashing

against them, as well as beautiful phoenix palm trees.

 

 

The Horikiri Pass Phoenix

Road Station

 

Beautiful phoenix palm trees

 

The rocks have been worn

away by the waves splashing


 

Stay

 

Miyazaki

 

  Shopping street

 

 Japanese style pub

 

  Enjoy dinner


 

Option

 

Obi Castle Ruin

The moss-covered stone walls, broad stone steps in front of the Ote-mon main gate, moat ruin,

and old samurai residences all bring back the past. The Matsuo-no-Maru residence and Ote-mon

have been reconstructed using the treasured Obi cedar wood.

 

 

 Entrance of Obi Castle

 

The moss-covered stone walls

 

Nation’s Preservation Districts

for Groups of Historic Buildings


 

Miyazaki Shrine

Miyazaki Shrine is the oldest and the most important shrine in the city.

Dedicated to Emperor Jimmu, the mythical first emperor of Japan, it is said to have been

established over 2600 years ago.

 

 

 The oldest Shrine in

 Miyazaki

 

 Dedicated first emperor

 in Japan

 

 Lantern in the Shrine


 

Day 5  Hyuga

 

Itinerary

 

Leave Hotel in Miyazaki

Transfer to Hyuga

Exploring Hyuga Cape

 Cruz Sea  →  Umagase  → Mimitsu

Lunch at Hyuga : local cuisine in Miyazaki

Transfer to Takachiho

Stay in TakachihoJapanese style Hotel, included dinner and breakfast

Japanese style kaiseki dinner included lacal spesiality cuisines

 


 

Where to explore

 

Hyuga

A bay city, facing the Hyuga nada Sea. The whole area along Hyuga Cape with its many

exposed rocks is designated as the Nippo-Kaigan Quasi-National Park.  Umagase at the

top of Hyuga Cape is a precipitous cliff of pillar-like rock, towering as high as 70m.

 

Cruz Sea

Your dream come true here. The Cruz Sea is an area of ocean that appears to have a cross

in it when viewed from an observatory. This cape is known as a ria coast; the “cross shape”

was created by the narrow terrain here being eroded by rivers, resulting in a cross-shaped

sea route.

 

 

Observatory place

Your wishes come true here

 

“cross shape” was created by

the narrow terrain here being

eroded by rivers

 

Beautiful phoenix palm trees

facing to Pacific Orcean


 

Umagase

Exciting scenery created by raging wave of Hyuga Sea. The coastline here is a ria coastline,

marked by intricate waterways sandwiched between cliffs. The cliffs here are 70m high and

the waves’ splashing against them is an enchanting sight.

 

 

 

Exciting scenery created by

raging wave

 

 

The cliffs are 70m high and the

waves’ splashing against them

 

 

Bare rock faces of the cliffs have

given way to columnar joints


 

Mimitsu   

Let’s meet the old days of Japan. The area in the city is designated a National Important

Preservation District for Groups of Historic buildings, and there remain much of the atmosphere 

 

 

Mimitsu fishery port

 

 

 

The ancient myths set down in

Japan’s oldest books

 

Designated a National Important

Preservation District 


 

Day 6   Takachiho 

 

Itinerary

 

Leave Hotel in Takachiho

Exploring Takachiho

  Takachiho Shrine  → Takachiho Gorge → Amano Iwato Shrine

Lunch at Takachiho : local cuisine in Takachiho

Transfer to Fukuokacity

Stay at Fukuoka-cityWestern style Hotel, includedbreakfast

Dinner at Fukuoka-city, local speciality Cuisines

 


 

Where to explore

Takachiho offers dynamic and powerful Takachiho Gorge and birthplace of Shinto which is

Japanese indigenouse religion. It is the supposed site of legend where Amaterasu, the Shrine

Sun Goddess, disturbed by her brother’s cruel pranks, hid herself in a cave, prompting the 

other gods and goddesses to try and lure her out.

 

Takachiho Gorge

The narrow chasm cut through the rock by the Gokase RiverThe nearly sheer cliffs lining 

a dragon where the stone twisted and flowed as it formed.

 

 

The narrow chasm cut through

the rock, boat riding experience

 

Exploring Takachiho Gorge

using the walk-way

 

Souvenir shops and 

Restaurants


 

Takachiho Shrine

 located just west of the town center, is nestled in a grove of tall cedars. During the day

the shrine’s nondescript, unpainted buildings blend in naturally with the surrounding trees.

The light that filters through, brings with it an air of calm, peaceful reverence.

 

Entrance of Shrine, Torii gate

 

 The sacred tree, 800 years old

 

Shrine main building

 


 

Amano Iwato Shrine  

Japanese indigenouse religion, Shinto born here.

There is a story of Shinto origin in the Cave behind of Amano Iwato Shrine, and Amano

Yasugawara. About ten kilometers outside of central Takachiho, Amano Iwato Shrine

was built near the Cave where is place of the Shinto origin story.

 

 

 

 The God shows the story of

 Shinto origin

 

 Amano Iwato Shrine, there is the

 Cave behind the shrine

 

 Amano Yasugawara, Gods &

 Goddesses had a discussion

 


 

Day 7   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 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 bub 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

 


 

Day 8  Leave Fukuoka-city to Home


       

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