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8 days Southern Kyushu tour


Exploring Southern Kyushu in Miyazaki-prefecture and Kagoshima-prefecture

and 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.





Day1  Kumamoto &  Ibusuki




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


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



Many shops sell Kumamoto



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 




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



Day 2   Satsuma Peninsua




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



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





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



Shochu brewery museum


Enjoy tasting Shoochu,



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



 Bell that brings happiness


Day 3    Kagoshima & Kirishima




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-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        




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



Shop and restaurant




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 




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




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






  Shopping street


 Japanese style pub


  Enjoy dinner




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



 Dedicated first emperor

 in Japan


 Lantern in the Shrine


Day 5  Hyuga




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



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



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



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 




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 



Takachiho Gorge boat riding

The most recommended activity at Takachiho Gorge is riding the river that flows down the

base of the gorge on a rental boat.The spot you can see waterfalls and the columnar shaped

valley together is rare in the world. Please enjoy this amazing view from the boat.




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


Lunch , Somen nagashi

Somen is a kind of noodle which is made by wheat and is usually eaten by dipping style.
Somen nagashi is the way of eating Somen with waterslide traditionally made by bamboo

like as video below. Nagashi means flowing.




Day 7   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


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





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.



Day 8  Leave Fukuoka-city to Home


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