11 days Kyushu tour
Exploring throughout Kyushu where is the fascinating destination of Japan like no others.
Where to explore are Nagasaki, Shimabara, Unzen, Kumamoto, Ibusuki, Kagoshima,
Sakurajima island, Nichinan, Miyazaki, Huga, Takachiho, Aso, Yufuin, Beppu, Kitakyushu
Enjoy Japanese cuisines, local delicacies, Nature, Onsen, Shopping of local specialties.
And there are many photo spots in any places during the journey including on the way to
Where to Explore
Day 1 : arrive Fukuoka → Nagasaki, stay Nagasaki
Day 2 : Shimabara and Unzen, stay Unzen
Day 3 : Kumamoto, stay Kumamoto
Day 4 : Ibusuki and Satsuma peninsula, stay Ibusuki
Day 5 : Kagoshima and Sakurajima Island, stay Kagoshima
Day 6 : Nichinan and Miyazaki, stay Miyazaki
Day 7 : Hyuga and Takachiho, stay Takachiho
Day 8 : Aso, stay Kurokawa Onsen or Aso
Day 9 : Yufuin and Beppu, stay Yufuin or Beppu
Day 10 : Kitakyushu, stay Kitakyushu
Day 11 : 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.
Day 1 Nagasaki
Arrive at the Fukuoka airport
Transfer to Nagasaki-city
Visiting 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-city , Western style Hotel, included breakfast
Dinner around JR Nagasaki station, local speciality Cuisines
Option : the following sites can be arranged as an option.
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 Twenty-Six 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
Where to explore
One of Must visit destination in Kyushu. The city have many oversea countries cultures and 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 who born in Nagasaki-
prefecture in 1884. 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
Built in 1625 by the feudal load Matsukura Shigemasa, who was regarded as a master
of castle building
The Samurai Houses in Shimabara along the old Samurai street nearby Shimabara
Castle were built in 18th century
Lunch at Shimabara, local cuisine Guzoni
Guzouni is a local cuisine created in the 17th century during Shimabara Rebellion
Transfer to Unzen
One of the best scenic spot in Unzen. At any time of the year the natural scenery
The number one attraction of Unzen with a peculiar smell of sulfur emitted from the springs
Stay at Unzen Onsen Resort Japanese style Hotel, included dinner and breakfast
Dinner at Hotel : Japanese style kaiseki dinner including local specialty cuisines
Option : the following sites can be arranged as an option.
It is possible to see the dolphins so close that you could almost touch them
Christian Pilgrimage site of Historic Battle field of Shimabara Rebellion
The length of foot bath is 105m which is same number of the hot spring
source temperature of 105 degree Celsius
Where to explore
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 “Moritake Castle”.
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
Transfer from Shimabara to Kumamoto by a ferry boat
Transfer to Kumamoto
Lunch at Kumamoto, Japanese restaurant
Located at the foot of Kumamoto Castle, there are many shops and restaurants
One of the three great castles in Japan, Due to the Earthquakes in 2016, Now, the
Castle can be seen from the outside of the moats surrounding the castle
Imitated the beautiful scenery of Japan
Stay at Kumamoto , Western style Hotel, included breakfast
Dinner at Shimo-tori Shopping Street,local specialty 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.
Transfer to Kumamoto from Shimabara by a ferry
Two ferries are operated form Shimabara to Kumamoto–city
Kyusho Ferry : operated by Kyusho Ferry, 60 minutes ride
Ocean Arrow : operated by Kumamoto Ferry, 30 minutes ride.
Lunch at Kumamoto
Japanese restaurant, Gorin located nearby Kumamoto Castle
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 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, the Castle have heavey damages and many of Castle
buildings were destroyed. After that the restoration activities are being performed as fast as possible and now Kumamoto Castle can be seen from the outside of the moats surrounding the castle.
Imitated the beautiful scenery of Japan, is a refined circular garden of Momoyama period style
and represents the 53 Stations of the Tokaido Road including Mt. Fuji. The fresh springs in the
garden release clean, cold water, which flows there from Mount Aso via underground currents.
Kumamoto near Shimo-tori Shopping Street
The largest shopping arcade in Kumamoto-prefecture, the center of fashion and amusement
where department stores and boutiques line up and also there are gourmet area where cafes
and restaurants including local cousin restaurants opened daytime and nighttime.
Transfer to Kagoshima-prefecture
Known as the lake of a legendary monster called ” Issy” purported to live in the lake
Lunch at Tosenkyo : Somen Noddle Nagashi
The unique Somen noodle nagashi in Tosenkyo ravine
It is the Urashima Taro legendary shrine peninsula
The cape is the southernmost point of Satsuma peninsula
Enjoy the sand bath at Ibusuki
Steaming sand baths along the beach
Stay at Ibusuki Onsen Resort, Japanese style Hotel,
Dinner at Hotel : Japanese style kaiseki dinner including local specialty cuisines
Called a small Kyoto, offer you a fine collection of Samurai houses and gardens,
This museum exhibits precious materials Kamikaze pilots
The Station is the southernmost railway station in Japan
Enjoy tasting Shochu at the most famous Shochu brewery in Kagoshima
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 Ibusuki Hot Spring representing Kyushu.
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.
The unique Somen noodle nagashi in Tosenkyo raavine in Kaimon open throughout the year
serving cold Somen noodle that swim in the revloving container.
It is the Urashima Taro legendary shrine peninsula and this shrine is becoming popular as a power
spot of matchmaking and good fortune in love.
The cape is the southernmost point of Satsuma peninsula, where a white lighthouse stands. You
can enjoy the view of the magnificent Mount Kaimondake and rocks with the sea spray wearing
them. The Cape is said to be the birthplace of the legend of Ryugu.
Ibusuki Onsen resort Enjoy sand bath
It is best known for its steaming sand baths along the beach, where bathers in a yukata, or
Japanese bathrobe get buried in the sand up to their neck. The sand heated by steam containing
marine minerals is scientifically proven to have therapeutic effects on neuralgia, rheumatism, back
pain and other ailments.
Called a small Kyoto in Kagoshima, offer you a fine collection of Samurai houses and gardens
and Chiran Peace Museum for the Kamikaze Pilots.
Those Samurai Houses were built about 250 years ago. Their gardens are beautiful desighned,
with Mt. Hahaga-dake as the background. Other natural elements are also incorporated, making
the whole area resemble a scries of miniture of Japanese gardens housed in boxes. Seven of
the gardens are designated as natural scenic spots.
This museum exhibits precious materials such as pictures, letters, wills, articles and memontos
of the 1,036 Kamikaze pilots based in Chiran who perticipated in the Battle for Okinawa towards
the end of World War 2. It also houses a No.3 type fighter aircraft, Hien.
The Station is the southernmost railway station in Japan operated by JR, boasts a breathtaking
view of Kaimon-dake volcano to the front.
Enjoy tasting Shochu at the most famous Shochu brewery in Kagoshima Meiji-gura is
Satsuma Shuzo’s Shochu brewery and museum.
Most Hotels are located near JR Ibusuki station and facing to Kinko bay and sand bath can be
enjoyed during stay in Ibusuki. Dinner of local cuisine offer at the Hotel.
Leave Hotel in Ibusuki
Transfer to Kagoshima-city
The most famous garden in Kagoshima, made by Shimazu lord in the 19th century
at the beautiful bayside Kinko bay
The modern Industrial Complex, registered on UNESCO World Heritage as Sites of
Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution
Transfer to Sakurajima Island by a Ferry
Exploring Sakurajima Island
An active strato volcano with three peaks, Kita-dake, Naka-dake and still active
Stay at Kagoshima-city Tenmonkan, Western style Hotel, included breakfast
Dinner at Kagoshima-city, local specialty cuisines
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 is the most famous garden in Kagoshima-prefecture, 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.
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
Sakura-jima Ferry connects Kagoshima-city and Sakura-jima Island in 15 minutes and
is operated for 24 hours.
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.
Tenmonkan is the main shopping district where the Tenmonkan arcade abounds with shoppers
at all sorts of restaurants, some of which specialize in Kagoshima cuisine, as well as cafes and
Day 6 Nishinan & Miyazaki
Leave Hotel in Kagoshima-city
Transfer to Nichinan
Wild horses are living here in gentle hills extend
Beautiful and exciting Shine, located the cave of the cliff side
Japan’s own replica of Moai Statues
Horikiri Pass, in Nichinan Coast
Look down at a beautiful view of the Pacific Ocean
Stay at Miyazaki, Western style Hotel, included breakfast
Dinner at Miyazaki-city, local specialty Cuisines
Time back to 400 years ago
The Shrine is the oldest and most important shrine in the city
Where to explore
Facing the Pacific Ocean with a beautiful coastline contains placed of natural beauty, like Aoshima
and Toi-misaki Cape.
Wild 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.
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.
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.
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.
Leave Hotel in Miyazaki
Transfer to Hyuga
Dream come true here, appears to have a cross in it when viewed from an observatory
Exciting scenery created by raging wave of Hyuga Sea
Transfer to Takachiho
Lunch at Takachiho, Somen nagashi
Somen nagashi is the way of eating Somen with waterslide traditionally made by bamboo
Dynamic and beautiful gorge, a narrow chasm cut through the rock by the Gokase River
The spot to see waterfalls and the columnar shaped valley together is rare in the world
Here is the birth place of Japanese indigenous religion, Shinto
Stay at Takachiho, Japanese style Hotel, included denner and breakfast
Japanese style kaiseki dinner included local specialty cuisines
Designated a National Important Preservation District for Groups of Historic buildings
The shrine has long history, established 1900 years ago, worship the deity of
agriculture, marriage, traffic safety and protection against misfortunes
You can enjoy sample wines and winery also can be visited
Where to explore
A bay city, facing the Hyuga nada Sea. The whole area along Cape Hyuga with its many exposed
rocks is designated as the Nippo-Kaigan Quasi-National Park. Umagase at the top of Cape Hyuga
misaki is a precipitous cliff of pillar-like rock, towering as high as 70m.
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.
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.
Located in the center of the Kyushu mountain area where about 40km away from Aso and is steeped
in 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.
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.
The narrow chasm cut through the rock by the Gokase River. The 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.
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.
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.
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
of the 19th century, including buildings of old times, earthen walls, and stone pavements.
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.
Gokase Winery is located near Takachiho, in the beautiful plateau at an altitude of 600m. All the
wines are being made from locally grown grapes. There is the tasting corner, you can enjoy sample
wines. Winery also can be visited.
Day 8 Aso
Leave Hotel in Takachiho
Transfer to Aso
Enjoy the magnificent scenery by Aso Tourist Tram
Lunch at Minami Aso : Local cuisines
Stay at Aso, Kurokawa Onsen or Onsen resort Aso
Japanese style Hotel, including dinner and breakfast
Option : the following site can be arranged as an option
One of the oldest and most prominent shrines in Japan
Where to explore
The world’s largest caldera and the active volcano give a lot of excitements. And numerous
unforgettable experiences in the rural area can be made including Onsen, variety of sports
and local cuisines.
Tourist Tram Minami Aso Rail Way
Enjoy the magnificent scenery of Aso. The Minami Aso railway is a private railroad offering a
very scenic ride from Takamori to Nakamatsu in the south east of the caldera. Lovely and
magnificent scenery can be enjoyed.
Enjoy Aso beef and local cuisines. The restaurant uses the old private house with thatched roof
built more than 200 years ago. Bake the meat and local ingredients with charcoal at a Japanese
traditional style fire place.
Aso Akaushi beef rice bowl
Aso Akaushi laterally means red beef that is unique in that it has a higher proportion of red meat
with just the right amount of fat, combined with great taste, tenderness and healthiness.
Aso Akaushi beer rice bowl is a local cuisine in Aso consisting of a bowl of rice put in a mildly
sweet sauce and topped with Akaushi beef and egg.
The beautiful prairie of 785,000 square meter in the crater spreads in northern part of Mt. Eboshi
that is one of the Aso Five Mountains. A big pond at its center and grazing horses round about
make an idyllic scene.
The largest active volcano in Japan. Its peak is 1592 m above sea level. Its caldera is 25 km across
north to south and 18 km across east to west. The caldera has a circumference of around 120 km,
although sources vary on the exact distance.
The perfect spot view the five peak of Mount Aso. Daikanbo literally means a big observatory peak.
The circumference of the Aso caldera is about 130 kilometers. From the observation site, you can
clearly see its conical shape.
The most popular Onsen resort in Aso region, located on the northern side of Mount Aso. Widely
known for its open-air baths, it is one of the best places to enjoy the atmosphere of old town in Japan,
more than 20 Japanese style accommodations and gift shops standing in a row along the river.
Leave Hotel in Kurokawa Onsen or Aso
Transfer to Yufuin
Lunch at Yufuin
Transfer to Beppu
Soaring 1375 metres into the sky, Mount Tsurumi is a breathtaking mountain
Jigoku Mushi kobo
Jigoku Mushi, literally “hell-steaming” is an unusual cooking method found in Beppu
The most popular pubulic bath in Beppu, various type of Onsen including the sand bath
Where to explore
Graceful Onsen Resort located in the Yufu basin surrounded by Mount Yufu and Tsurumi
One of the most popular among ladies and International tourist visits to here are increasing.
Main street in Yufuin located at the foot of mount Yufu. The avenue is started near JR Yufuin
Station and connected to Kinrinko lake. Through Yunotsubo Avenue, it takes about 30 minutes
on foot from JR Yufuin Station to Kinrinko lake. There are 70 shops, gift shop, galleries, curiosity
item shops as well as cafes.
Floral Village is the amusement facility that recreated the street of the Cotswolds region in
England, which was also used as the location for Harry Potter. Cute owls welcome you in
OWL’s FORESR. You can enjoy strolling, gourmet and shopping with beautiful flowers in
the Village, and there is Alice in Wonderland shop here.
One of landmark in Yufuin. Hot water gushes from the bottom of the lake, and hot steam rises from
its surface on a cold day. The lake is located at the end of the town’s main walking route, about a
kilometer and a half from the Yufuin station.
Lunch at Yufuin
Yufumabushi is a local cuisine which serves really nice BUNGO Beef. But surprisingly, the way
they serve beef is not BBQ or SUKIYAKI style that are seen in most cases, but “Yufumabushi ”
style which we rarely see for beef dish.
Local gourmet restaurants
There are many kind of restaurants and cafes around Kinrinko lake and at the Yunotsubo Avenue,
The popular hot spring town nestle at the foot of volcanos, Mt. Yufu and Mt. Tsurumi. Boasting
more than 2,800 hot spring sources and flowing rate of nearly 137,000 kiloliters per day.
Sea Hell, it resemble of sea, this 200 metre deep, cobalt blue pond of boiling water emerge
1200 years ago after a volcano explosion.
Oniishi shaving Head Hell, large and small bubble of hot gray mud that boiling up here look like the
shaven head of monks.
Soaring 1375 metres into the sky, Mount Tsurumi is a breathtaking mountain overlooking Beppu
that offers some decent hiking, rare flora and outstanding vistas. Visitors can take a ropeway 800
metres up and revel in being surrounded by acres of rolling greenery. You can see as far as the
Kuju Mountains, a famous mountain range that runs between Oita and Kumamoto-prefectures.
Jigoku Mushi kobo
Jigoku Mushi, literally “hell-steaming” is a unique cooking method found in Beppu. The ingredients
such as vegetables, seafood and meals are cooked using the steam from natural hot spring.
You can operate the steam cookers all by yourself and you can cook whatever you want.
The most popular pubulic bath in Beppu.
You can enjoy various type of Onsen including the sand bath.
Yufuin or Beppu
The best Onsen life to suit your requirement can be chosen from the various options.
Where to stay : Yufuin Onsen, Sujiyu Onsen, Beppu eight Onsen including Kannawa.
Japanese style room or Western style room can be chosen and the local cuisines
including Bungo beef can be enjoyed at dinner.
Enjoy local specialty cuisines in Oita-prefecture
Bungo Beef, Seki Aji & Seki Saba, mackerels, Oita fugu, blowfish
Day 10 Kitakyushu-city
Leave Hotel in Beppu
Transfer to Kitakyushu
Visit Kukura Castle
Lunch Local cuisines
Mount Sarakura : enjoy beautiful sunset and the three Major Night View in Japan
Stay at Kitakyushu-city, Western style Hotel,including breakfast
Dinner at Kokura
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
Kitakyushu’s landmark Kokura Castle. Fukuoka–prefecture only in Japan is selected by
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. The three sites in
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
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.
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. he 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.
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.
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.
Where to explore
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. You can enjoy various things by selecting from the following.
Seaside Momochi is 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 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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