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Kyushu Travel Guide

8 days Southern Kyushu tour


 Where to Explore 


Fukuoka → Ibusuki → Satsuma Peninsula → Kagoshima → Osumi Peninsula

Kirishima → Nichinan → Miyazaki → Hyuga → Takachiho → Fukuoka  

























Day1 Ibusuki  


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




Arrive at Fukuoka

Travel to Ibusuki via Hitoyoshi  

Enjoy steam sand bath

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



Day 2 Satsuma Peninsua

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.


Ikeda-ko Lake

 The legendary monster “Isshi” 

purported to live in the lake

Somen Noodel Nagashi

 Serving cold Somen noodle,

 swim in the revloving container

Meiji-gura Shochu Brewery

  Enjoy tasting Shochu at the

  time-honored Brewery

Ryugu Shrine

 A power spot of matchmaking

 and good fortune in love.

Nagasaki-bana Cape

The southernmost point of 

Satsuma peninsula

Nishi-Oyama JR Station

 The southernmost railway

 station in Japan

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



Leave hotel in Ibusuki

Ryukyu Shrine and Nagasakibana Cape

Makurazaki Osakana Center and Meijigura Shochu Brewery

Ikeda-ko Lake

Lunch : Somen Noodel Nagashi

Chiran and Chiran Peace Museum

Stay at Kagoshima



Day 3  Kagoshim & Osumi Peninsula


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 Garden

 The time-honored Japanese

 garden made by Shimazu lord

Shimazu family residence

  Renown Shimazu feudal lord’s

  house in Sengan-en      

Shoko Shuseikan


 World Heritage, Meiji Japan’s

  Industrial Revolution        


 Still active volcano, the

 dynamic rising white smoke       

Yunohira Observatory

 The highest observatory, 360

 degree panoramic view     

Arimura Lava Observatory

Sata The Oservatory fomed by

  lava with 1km path               

Sata Cape

The southernmost Cape of main

land Japan at 31′ 00″ latitude

Sata Cape

The Cape is home to many

sub-tropical flowers


Black Vinegar

The Fukuyama area, home to  

the Japanese black vinegar



Leave hotel in Kagoshima

Sengan-en Garden and Shoko Shuseikan

Sakurajima Island

Sata Cape

Black Vinegar

Stay at Kirishima Onsen Resort



Day 4 Kirishima & NichinanMiyazaki 



Located in the northeastern part of Kagoshima and is the entrance to the Kirishima

district of Kirishima Yaku National Park.


Kirishima Shrine

Constructed in 1715, at the

Kirishima mountain foot        

Shrine main building

 One of the most beautiful

 Shrine in Kyushu

Kirishima Onsen


 High land Onsen Resort at

 the mountain foot of Kirishima


Miyazaki & Nichinan 

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 on the

gentle hills at Cape                 

Udo Shrine

 Exciting Shine,  located the cave

of the cliff side,the Pacific Ocean

Obi Castle Ruins


 The dynamic Castle,

moss-covered stone walls          

Sun Messe Nichinan

 Japan’s own replica of Moai


Horikiri Pass

60m altitude pass, look down

at view of the Pacific Ocean   

Miyazaki Shrine


The oldest and most important

shrine in the Miyazaki-city          



Leave Hotel in Kirishima Onsen Resort 
 Krishima jingu Shrine   

Toi Cape

Udo Shrine

Obi Castle Ruins

Nichinan Coast, Horikiri Pass ,

Miyazaki Shrine

Stay at Miyazaki, Western style Hotel, breakfast included



Day 5 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.


Hyuga Cape

Dynamic scenic beauty area

facing to Hyuga bay

Cruz Sea

Your Wishes come true

Cruze Sea obsevatory

Cruz Sea

Cross shaped rock, the narrow

terrain eroded by rivers


Intricate waterways sandwiched

 between cliffs with 70 m high


Port town, the atmosphere of

the 19th century is still remained

Hyuga Sun Park

A complex leisure facility with 

Onsen facilities and road stations



Leave Hotel in Miyazaki

Hyuga Cape : Cruss Sea, Umagase


Hyuga Sun Park

Transfer to Takachiho

Stay at Takachiho



Day 6  Takachiho 


Takachiho offers dynamic and powerful Takachiho Gorge and birthplace of Japanese mythology

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 the gorge

are made of slow forming volcanic basalt columns which resemble the scales of a dragon where the

stone twisted and flowed as it formed.

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.

Amano Iwato Shrine

Legends of Japanese mythology. In the story, Amaterasu, the Shito sun goddess, became so outraged

by her brother’s cruel pranks that she hid herself in a cave, refusing to come out and depriving the

world of her life-giving light. 



Leave Hotel in Takachiho

Takachiho Gorge

Takachiho Shrine

Amano Iwato Shrine

Transfer to Fukuoka

Stay at Fukuoka



Day 7  Fukuoka  


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.


JR Hakata Station

The largest and busiest JR train

station in Kyushu

Sea Side Momochi

The water-front resort area JR

Hakata Station and Tenjin


The biggest shopping district

in Kyushu 

Fukuoka City tour bus

Fukuoka Open top bus tour,

three courses for journey

Fukuoka Tower

Japan’s highest coastal tower,

magnificent view from the top

Tochoji Temple

The oldest temple of the

Shingon sect in Japan

 Kushida Shrine

Hakata Gion Yamagasa Festival

is held in the shrine 

Kawabata Shopping Arcade

400 m down town street,

100 shops and restaurants


One of the largest entertainment

district in western Japan



Explore Fukuoka

    There are lot of tourst attaractions, chose from Fukuoka Travel Guide.
    We will recommend the lunch as per your preference.

Dinner : we will recommend for your beat one from lot of choices 
Stay at Fukuoka, western style Hotel, breakfast included



Day 8  Leave Fukuoka to Home


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