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Kyushu Travel Guide in Japan

11 days Kyushu tour

 

Kyushu is a paradise of Japan travel and this tour explores throughout

Kyushu and and can takes pleasure a lot of things what you have never experienced.

 
Where to Explore 

Fukuoka-city  →  Nagasaki  → Shimabara   → Unzen  →  Kumamoto  → Amakusa 

Ibusuki    → Chiran  →  Kagoshima & Sakurajima Island   → Kirishima  

Nichinan & Miyazaki  →  Hyuga   → Takachiho   →  Aso  → Okubungo region

Yufuin   →  Beppu   → Kitakyushu-city  → Fukuoka-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  

 

Day 1   Nagasaki

 

Itinerary

 

Arrive at the Fukuoka airport

Transfer to Nagasaki-city

Exploring  Peace Park 

  Atomic Bomb Museum   → Ground Zero  →  Peace Statue &  Peace Fountain

Lunch at Nagaaki Wharf or China Town 

Oura Cathedral  → Glover Garden  → Dejima

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 option.

Night view of  Mount Inasa

Martyrdom of the 26 Saints of Japan     

Confucius Shrine

Gunkan-jima islamd cruise

 


 

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.

 

Peace Park

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.

 

Peace Statue

 

 

Completed in 1955, ten years

after the atomic bombing

Ground Zero

 

 

The Atomic bomb exploded

about 500m over the central 

monument    

Atomic Bomb Museum

 

 

Exhibits a number of photograph 

that depict the devastation

caused by atomic bomb


 

Lunch at Nagasaki Wharf or China Town

 

Nagasaki Wharf

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.

 

China Town

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.

 

 

 

Oura Cathedral

 

 

The most significant Church, 

  Mother Teresa and Pope visited

Glover Garden

 

 

UNESCO World Heritage, the

 largest number of visitor here 

Dejima

 

 

Only the trading port in Japan

 during Natinal isolation              


 

Option

 

Mount Inasa

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.

 

 

Veiw from Nagasaki harbor

 

View from the Summit 

 

World’s three great night veiw  


 

Martyrdom of the 26 Saints of Japan     

Nishizaka Hill in Nagasaki is the place of Martyrdom of 26 Japanese Saints.

The Twenty-Six Martyrs of Japan were a group of Catholics who were executed by
crucifixion on February 5, 1597.Their martyrdom is especially significant in the history
of the Catholic Church in Japan. In 1950, Pope Pius XII designated this place as an
official pilgrimage site for Catholics. Pope John Paul II visited here in 1981, and Saint
Teresa of Calcutta commonly known as Mother Teresa visited in 1982.

 

 

Nishizaka hill, the site of

Martyrdom in 1597

 

The martyrs said that 

” All people, bless God ”  

 

The 26 Japanese martyrs have 

been canonized in 1862


 

Confucius Shrine

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. 

 

 

 Entrance of Confucian Shrine

 

Confucian shrine only built

outside China

 

  The 72 followers of Confucius


 

Hashima Coal Mine  /  Gunkan-jima island cruise

Hashima coal mining island is an artificial reclaimed island and the site of Japan’s first major

undersea coal exploitation (1890) pioneered by Mitsubishi – and host to one of the world’s

most extraordinary former mining communities. Hashima Island is located 3 km southwest

of Takashima, and it was the success of Takashima that led Mitsubishi to purchase this island,

both islands giving access to the same undersea coal deposit. Now Hashima is a ruin called

“Gunkanjima”,  so called after its resemblance to the silhouette of a battleship.

 

 

From Nagasaki port, the cruise

ship take you to Gunkanjima

island.

 

The artificial reclaimed island

for Coal Mine

 

The site of Japan’s first major

undersea coal exploitation 

ioneered


 

Stay

 

Nagasaki -city

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.

 

 

 

 JR Nagasaki Station

 

 Main street of Nagasaki-city

 

 Nagasaki tram


 

Day 2    Shinabara & Unzen

 

Itinerary

 

Leave Hotel in Nagasaki

transfer to Shimabara

Shimabara Castle → Samurai Street

Lunch at  Shimabara,  local cuisine Guzoni or Rokubei

transfer to Unzen

Nita Pass → Unzen jigoku

Stay atUnzen Onsen Resort  Japanese style Hotel,  included dinner and breakfast

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

 

Option : the following sites can be arranged as option.

Harajo Castle ruins

The Japan’s longest foot bath in Obama

 


 

Where to explore

 

Shimabara

Located in the Shimabara peninsula, the region spread in the foot of gentle mountain

and facing to calm sea. Shimabara is consist of two cities, Shimabara-city and

Minami-Shmabara-city.

Offers various enjoyable things such as Nature, Onsen, Castle town of Shimabara-city,

Hidden Christian history as well as Local Gourmets. 

 

Shimabara Castle

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”.

 

 

Donjon of Shimabara Castle

 

Moat of the Castle planted lotus

 

Great stone wall of moat


 

Samurai Houses & Samurai street

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.

 

 

Samurai street

 

Samurai house

 

Japanese garden


 

Unzen 

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.

 

Nita Pass

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.

 

 

    Entrance to Nita pass

 

    Nita pass Observetory

 

 Rope way to Myoken

 mountain


 

Unzen Jigoku

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.

 

 

Peculiar smell of sulfur

emitted from the springs,

 

Smoke rising from the ground

over a wide area

 

Observetory place


 

Option

 

Harajo Castle ruins

Site of Historic Battle field of Shimabara Rebellion, registered on UNESCO’s World Heritage Site

as Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region, to tell the Christian faith continued even during

the ban on Christianity. Located in Minami-Shimabara-city, 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.

 

 

Entrance to Harajo Castle

Ruins

 

Battle field of Shimabara

Rebellion

 

The Statue of Amakusa Shiro


 

The Japan’s longest foot bath in Obama

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.

 

 

“ Hot foot 105 ” is the Japan’s

longest foot bath, 105 meter 

 

Hot spring source temperature

of 105 degree Celsius

 

 

Obama Onsen Resort, located

at the mountain foot of  Unzen 


 

Stay

 

Unzen Onsen Resort

There are 17 Hotels and Japanese style inns around Unzen Jigoku.

From every hotel,  beautiful scenery which changes by season can be enjoyed.

 

 

 Bus Center in Unzen Onsen

 Resort

 

 Many hotels arelocated around

 Unzen Jigoku

 

 

Each season brings a vivid

change to the appearance 

the face of Unzen


Day 3   Kumamoto

 

Itinerary

 

Leave Hotel in Unzen

transfer from Shmabara to Kumamoto by a ferry boat

transfer to Kumamoto

Exploring Kumamoto

  Sakurano-baba Josaien  →  Kumamoto Castle  →  Suizenji-koen Park

Stay at   Kumamoto , Western style Hotel, included breakfast

Dinner at Shimo-tori Shopping Street,local speciality Cuisines

 


 

Where to explore

 

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.

 

 

  Shimabara port

 

  Ocean Arrow

 

  Kumamoto port


 

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


 

Suizenji-koen Park

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.

 

 

Imitated the beautiful scenery

of Japan

 

53 Stations of the Tokaido Road

including Mt. Fuji

 

The fresh springs in the garden

from Mt. Aso


 

Stay  

 

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.

 

 

 Enjoy shopping at arcade

 street

 

 Many kind of restaurants

 and pubs

 

Japanese traditional restaurant

 Izakaya


 

Day 4  Ibusuki & Satsuma Peninsula

 
Itinerary
 
Leave Hotel in Kumamoto

Transfer to Kagoshima-prefecture

Ikedako lake

Lunch at Tosenkyo :  Somen Noddle Nagashi

RyuguShrine   → Nagasakibana Cape → 

Transfer to Ibusuki

Enjoy the sand bath at Ibusuki

 Stay at Ibusuki Onsen Resort, Japanese style Hotel,

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

 

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

Chiran

 

 
Where to explore
 
The Satsuma Peninsula which projects south from the southwest part of Kyushu Island.

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.  

 

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

 

 Restaurant

 

Somen noodle that swim in the

revloving container


 

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


 

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.

 

 

  Sand bath hall, changing room

  shower facilities

 

  Steam Sand bath facing to

  Kinko Bay

 

  Enjoy taking Steam Sand

   bath


 

Option

 

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 and residences

Samurai Residence

 

The beautul gardens at

residence shows the history

Chiran Peace Museum

 

The museum is located at

former Chiran zero-sen airbase


 

Stay

 

Ibusuki

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

 

 

 

Welcome to Ibusuki, JR Ibusuki

Station

 

Sunamushi Kaikan or Public

Sand Bath Hall

 

Hotels facing to Kinko bay


 

Day 5    Kagoshima  &  Sakurajima Island

 

Itinerary

 

Leave Hotel in Ibusuki

Transfer to Kagoshima-city

Exploring : Kagoshima, Sengan-en Garden and Shoko Shuseikan

transfer to Sakurajima Island by a Ferry

Exloring Sakurajima Island

 

Stay at Kagoshima-city Tenmonkan, Western style Hotel, included breakfast

Dinner at Kagoshima-city, local speciality Cuisines

 


 

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        


 

Stay

 

Kagoshima, Tenmonkan

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 boutiques.

 

 

 

 JR Kagoshima Chuo station

 

Restauraants and Japanese

public bars

 

Shopping arcade


 

Day 6  Nishinan & Miyazaki

 

Itinerary

 

Leave Hotel in Kagoshima-city

Transfer to Nichinan

Exploring Nichinan

  Toi Cape → Udo Shrine 

  Sun Messe Nichinan   → 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

 

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


Day 7   Hyuga & Takachiho

 

Itinerary

 

Leave Hotel in Miyazaki

Transfer to Hyuga

Exploring Hyuga : Cruz Sea  →  Umagase

 Option : Mimitsu can be arranged as a option

 transfer to Takachiho

Lunch at Takachiho ; local cuisine of Takachiho

Exploring  Takachiho  ; TakachihoGorge, TakachihoShrine and Amano Iwato Shrine

Stay at Takachiho  , Japanese style Hotel, included denner 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 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.

 

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 

of the 19th century, including buildings of old times, earthen walls, and stone pavements.

 

 

Mimitsu fishery port

 

 

 

 

The ancient myths set down in

Japan’s oldest books

 

Designated a National Important

Preservation District 


 

Takachiho

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.

 

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.

 

 

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 8 Aso

 

Itinerary

 

Leave Hotel in Takachiho

Transfer to Aso

Enjoy the magnificent scenery by Aso Tourist Tram

Lunch at Minami Aso featured restaurant / Takamori Dengaku-no sato

Exploring Aso

  Kusaenri-ga-hama  → Mount Aso → Daikanbo

Stay at Aso, Kurokawa Onsen  or Onsen resort Aso

  Japanese style Hotel, included dinner and breakfast

 

Option : the following site can be arranged as a option

Aso shrine 

 


 

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.

 

 

 Minami Aso Rail Way

 Takamori station

 

Tourist tram, start a 30minutes

 journey

 

 

  Enjoy the magnificent

  scenery of Aso


 

Takamori Dengaku-no sato

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.

 

 

 Japanese traditional house

 built 200 years ago

 

Japanese traditional style

fire place

 

 Delicious local speciality

 Aso beef


 

Kusasenri-ga-hama

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.

 

 

 Dynamic active volcano

 Mt. Aso can be seen

 

The beautiful prairie spreads

in the crater

 

 Enjoy horse riding


 

Mount Aso

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.

 

 

  Arond the Crater

 

  Look down the Crater

 

Japan’s largest active volcano


 

Daikanbo

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.

 

 

 Over view from Daikanbo

 
  At the top
 
  Observatory place 

 

Option

 

Aso shrine 

The shrine is located in the center of the caldera of Mt. Aso and the caldera is known as
the largest in the world in which people are actually living.

Aso Shrine is popular as a god protecting worshipers from traffic accidents, and exorcism,

marriae, and learning. Aso shrine one of the oldest and most prominent shrines in Japan. 

 

 

 Shrine building 

 

Shimenawa, twisted straw rope

has power to keep off evil sprits

 

Ema, pentagon-shaped wooden

plaque dedicate to Shrine


 

Stay

 

 Kurokawa Onsen

The most popular hot spring 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, where more than 20 Inns (Ryokan)and gift shops standing in a row

along the Tanoharu River, a headstream of the Chikugo River.

 

 

Japanese style accomodations

Ryokan along the river

 

 Roten-buro or out side open

 air bath

 

 Japanese tradditiona meal

 used local ingredients

 


 

Day 9   Yufuin & Beppu  

 

Itinerary

 

Leave Hotel in Kurokawa Onsen or Aso

Transfer to Yufuin

Exloring Yufuin

  Yunotsubo Avenue  → Yufuin Floral Village → Kinrinko lake

Transfer to Beppu

Exploring Beppu

   Beppu Hell tour →  Foot bath

 

Stay at  Yufuin or  Beppu 

 


 

Where to explore

 

Yufuin

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. 

 

Yunotsubo Avenue

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.

 

 

Main street in Yufuin located

at the foot of mount Yufu 

 

70 shops, gift shop, galleries,

curiosity item shops

 

 Many souvenios can be found


 

Yufuin Floral Village

Reproduced the townscape of the Cotswold region in England. The place was also used for

Harry Potter’s shooting location.

 

 

Welcome to Yufuin Floral

Village

 

Theme area “spring of girl

Heidi in the Alps”

 

Reproduced the townscape

of the Cotswold region

 

 


 

Kinrinko lake

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.

 

 

Hot water gushes from the

bottom of the lake

 

Hot steam rises from

its surface on a cold day

 

Cafe restaurant by the lake

 


 

Beppu

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.
 

Beppu Hell tour 

Hell (Jigoku Meguri ) tour that is a collection of hot spring where the water bubbles forth from 
underground, often with unusual result.  Seven of the hells are located in the Kannawa district
where over 4 km northwest of Beppu station, and two in the more remote Shibaseki district. 
      

 

Umi Jigoku, Sea Hell

 

 Chi-no-ike Jigoku,

 Blood Pull  Hell

 

Oniishi Bozu Jigoku,

Oniishi shaving Head Hell


 

Foot bath

Have you tried Foot bath before? 
Foot bath is called Ashiyu in Japanese and is a public bath in which people can bath their feet.
Ashiyu in Beppu set up at Kannawa Onsen near the Hell tour spot.
 

 

 Foot bath located near the

 Hell tour spots

 

 Easily enjoy it without having to

 remove all your clothing

 

 Only the feet and leg up to

 the knee are immersed


 

Stay

 

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.

 

 

 

  Onsen Resort

 

 Relaxing at Onsen Resort

 

 Japanese style room


 

Day 10  Kitakyushu-city

 

Itinerary

 

Leave Hotel in Beppu

Transfer to Kitakyushu

Visit KukuraCastle

Lunch at Kokura : local cuisine of Kitakyushu-city

Exploring Kitakyushu-city

MjikoRetroKonamon Pedstrian tunnel → UNESCO World HeritageinHigashida district

Mount Sarakura : enjoy beautiful sunset and the three Major Night View in Japan

Stay at  Kitakyushu-cityWestern style Hotel,included breakfast

Dinner at Kitakyushu-city, local speciality Cuisines

 


 
Where to explore
 
Kitakyushu is the second largest city in Kyushu with a population of 940,000. The city is 
the Industrial Innovation city greatly contributed to Japan’s Industrial modernization.

Now Kitakyushu offers a lot of sightseeing spots such as scenic beauty places, UNESCO

World Heritage site, industrial heritages, placed introduce cultures of people living there,

and various historic sites. 

 

Kokura Caltle

Fukuoka–prefecture only in Japan is selected by CNN Travel as one of the top19 places

to visit in 2019And the Photo of Kokura Castle is used for introducing Fukuoka-prefecture

Kokura Castle is one of the most famous land marks in Kitakyushu. The construction was

commenced in 1602 and spent 7 years to completed it.  

 

 

 Castle tower, land mark in

 Kitakyushu-city

 

 Moat around Castle tower

 

 Kokura Castle Garden, former

 site of lord’s guest house


 

Mojiko Retro

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. 

 

 

 

 Mitsui Club, Dr. Albert Einstein

 stayed in 1922

 

 

Kaikyo Plaza, the shopping

and restaurant area

 

 

 Time back to 100 year ago,

 enjoy romantic atomosphere

 and beautiful harbor


 

Konamon Pedstrian tunnel

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, the

“ferries”, and the like.​

 

 

 

 

Moji, Kyushu Island side  

 

  Cross the strait on foot

 

 

  Shimonoseki, Honshu

 Island side  


 

Higashida

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 until rapid  postwar

economic growth. The three sites in Higashida have been registered on UNESCO World Heritage

as Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution.

 

UNESCO WorldHeritage

 

 

Site of Japan’s Meiji Industrial

Revolution, First Head Office

of the Steel Works 

Higashida No.1 Blast Furnace

 

 

Only the Blast  Furnace in the

world which preserved as it

was

Kitakyushu Innovation Gallery

 

 

Museum of Industrial

Technology, based on this

theme of “innovation”

 


 

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.

The 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. 

 
 
The most dynamic night view in the World
 

 

Opotion

 

Manga Museum and Aru Aru City 

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.

 

 

 Manga Museum and Aru Aru

 City next to JR Kokura station

 

 

 Best known Manga writer

 Reiji Matsumoto

 

  Aru Aru City, a multi-floored

  shopping mall

 


 

Hiraodai karst plateau 

One of the three largest Karst Plateau in Japan along with the Akiyoshi-dai Plateau and the 

Shikoku Karst. 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.  

 

 

The limestone stands in row

like a flock of sheep in a vast

meadow and dolines 

 

The Plateau offers a different

views in each of the four

seasons

 

Senbutsu limestone cave,

the largest limestone caves

in Hiraodai Karst Plateau


 
Day 11    Fukuoka-city
 
Itinerary
 
Leave Hotel in Kitakyushu-city

Transfer to Fukuoka-city

Exploring  Fukuoka-city

Stay in   Fukuoka-cityWestern style Hotel, includedbreakfast

Dinner at Fukuoka-city, localspeciality Cuisines

 


 

Where to explore

 

Fukuoka-city

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,

 

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

 

 


 

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