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11 days Kyushu tour

  • Day 1 : arrive Fukuoka → Nagasaki, stay Nagasaki

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

and Fukuoka.

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

each destinations. 



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



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. 





Day 1   Nagasaki



Arrive at the Fukuoka airport

Transfer to Nagasaki-city

Visiting  Peace Park 

Atomic Bomb Museum

 exhibits a number of photograph that depict the devastation caused by Atomic Bomb

Ground Zero  

  The plutonium atomic bomb exploded about 500m over the central monument

Peace Fountain

  Reminds us of the tragic scene unfolded shortly after dropped the Atomic Bomb

Peace Statue 

  The Peace Statue was completed ten years after the atomic bombing for World Peace

Lunch at Nagasaki Wharf or China Town 

Oura Cathedral 

  The Cathedral is one of the significant Christian Pilgrimage site in Japan

Glover Garden  

  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

Martyrdom of the 26 Saints of Japan     

  The Twenty-Six Martyrs of Japan were a group of Catholics who were executed by


Confucius Shrine

  The world’s only Confucian shrine built outside China by Chinese hands

Gunkan-jima island cruise

  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.



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.


Atomic Bomb Museum

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.



Ground Zero

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. 


Peace Statue

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.


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 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.


Glover Garden 

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.


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.


Martyrdom of the 26 Saints of Japan     

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.


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. 


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 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.



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.



Dinner at Nagasaki-city

Local restaurants



Sushi restaurant


Beef restaurant



Day 2    Shinabara & Unzen



Leave Hotel in Nagasaki

Transfer to Shimabara

Shimabara Castle

 Built in 1625 by the feudal load Matsukura Shigemasa, who was regarded as a master

 of castle building

Samurai Street

  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

Nita Pass

  One of the best scenic spot in Unzen. At any time of the year the natural scenery

  is magnificent

Unzen Jigoku

  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.

Dolphins watching cruise

  It is possible to see the dolphins so close that you could almost touch them

Harajo Castle ruins

 Christian Pilgrimage site of Historic Battle field of Shimabara Rebellion

The Japan’s longest foot bath in Obama

  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.



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”.


Samurai Houses

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

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 

as exhibits.


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.


Obama Chanpon 

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.



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.


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.




Dolphins watching cruise

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.



Harajo Castle ruins

The Christian pilgrimage site, registered on UNESCO’s World Heritage Site as Hidden Christian

Sites in the Nagasaki RegionThe battle field of Shimabara Rebellion which was a peasant

uprising agaist bakufu’s persecution of Christians under the leadership of Amakusa Shiro in 1637. 


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.


Local specialities, Souvenir shop





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.

Day 3   Kumamoto



Leave Hotel in Unzen

Transfer from Shimabara to Kumamoto by a ferry boat

Transfer to Kumamoto

Lunch at Kumamoto, Japanese restaurant 

Sakurano-baba Josaien 

  Located at the foot of Kumamoto Castle, there are many shops and restaurants

Kumamoto Castle 

  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

Suizenji-koen Park

  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



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.


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, 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.



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.




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.


Day 4  Ibusuki & Satsuma Peninsula

Leave Hotel in Kumamoto

Transfer to Kagoshima-prefecture

Ikedako lake

  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

Ryugu Shrine  

  It is the Urashima Taro legendary shrine peninsula 

Nagasaki-bana Cape  

  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




Chiran Samurai Residence

  Called a small Kyoto, offer you a fine collection of Samurai houses and gardens,

Chiran Peace Museum for the Kamikaze Pilots

  This museum exhibits precious materials Kamikaze pilots

Nishi-Oyama Station

  The Station is the southernmost railway station in Japan


Enjoy tasting Shochu at the most famous Shochu brewery in Kagoshima


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. 


Somen noodle nagashi

The unique Somen noodle nagashi in Tosenkyo raavine in Kaimon open throughout the year

serving cold Somen noodle that swim in the revloving container.


Ryugu Shrine

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.


Nagasaki-bana Cape

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.


Chiran Samurai Residence

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.


Chiran Peace Museum for the Kamikaze Pilots

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.


Nishi-Oyama Station

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.



Day 5    Kagoshima  &  Sakurajima Island



Leave Hotel in Ibusuki

Transfer to Kagoshima-city

Exploring  Kagoshima

Sengan-en Garden

  The most famous garden in Kagoshima, made by Shimazu lord in the 19th century

  at the beautiful bayside Kinko bay

Shoko Shuseikan

  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 / UNESCO World Heritage

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.


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


Sakura-jima Ferry

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

is operated for 24 hours.


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.






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




Day 6  Nishinan & Miyazaki



Leave Hotel in Kagoshima-city

Transfer to Nichinan

Toi Cape 

  Wild horses are living here in gentle hills extend

Udo Shrine

  Beautiful and exciting Shine, located the cave of the cliff side

Sun Messe Nichinan

  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




Obi Castle Ruins

  Time back to 400 years ago

Miyazaki Shrine

  The Shrine is the oldest and most important shrine in the city



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

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.


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.


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.


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.






Day 7  Hyuga & Takachiho



Leave Hotel in Miyazaki

Transfer to Hyuga

Cruz Sea

  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

Takachiho Gorge

  Dynamic and beautiful gorge, a narrow chasm cut through the rock by the Gokase River

Takachiho Gorge boat riding

  The spot to see waterfalls and the columnar shaped valley together is rare in the world

Amano Iwato Shrine

  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

Takachiho Shrine

  The shrine has long history, established 1900 years ago, worship the deity of

  agriculture, marriage, traffic safety and protection against misfortunes

Gokase Winery

  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.



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.



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.


Takachiho Gorge

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

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

stone twisted and flowed as it formed.


Takachiho 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.



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.






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.



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.


Gokase Winery

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

Exploring Aso

  Kusaenri-ga-hama  → Mount Aso → Daikanbo

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

Aso shrine 

  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.




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.


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.


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.



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.



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. 




 Kurokawa Onsen

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.


Day 9   Yufuin & Beppu  



Leave Hotel in Kurokawa Onsen or Aso

Transfer to Yufuin

Exloring Yufuin

  Yunotsubo Avenue  → Yufuin Floral Village → Kinrinko lake

Lunch at Yufuin

Transfer to Beppu

Exploring Beppu

   Beppu Hell tour →  Foot bath

Stay at  Yufuin or  Beppu 




Mount Tsurumi

  Soaring 1375 metres into the sky, Mount Tsurumi is a breathtaking mountain

  overlooking Beppu

Jigoku Mushi kobo

  Jigoku Mushi, literally “hell-steaming” is an unusual cooking method found in Beppu

Hyotan Onsen, sand bath 

  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. 



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.


Yufuin Floral Village

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.


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.


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.



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, it resemble of sea, this 200 metre deep, cobalt blue pond of boiling water emerge

1200 years ago after a volcano explosion.


Oniishi Bozu Jigoku 

Oniishi shaving Head Hell, large and small bubble of hot gray mud that boiling up here look like the

shaven head of monks.



Chi-no-ike Jigoku 

Blood Pull Hell, the clay is steaming hot point that the steam is red. Japan’s oldest natural Jigoku
as written about in the Bungo Topography described as Akayusen, a reddish hot spring.


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.




Mount Tsurumi

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.



Hyotan Onsen, sand bath 

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

Exploring Moji

Mjiko RetroKonamon Pedstrian tunnel

Higashida district   UNESCO World Heritage

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

Stay at  Kitakyushu-cityWestern style Hotel,including breakfast

Dinner at Kokura




Kawachi Wisteria Garden

   Usually peaks around late April to middle of May

Kokura Castle Garden

  The former site of lord’s guest house, located next to Kokura Castle

Konamon Pedstrian tunnel  

  Only the place in the world !   You can cross the strait on foot.

Manga Museum and Aru Aru City

   The multi-floored shopping mall devoted to products and services for anime, manga, idol culture,

   and cosplay fans, a kind of Harajuku in miniature

Hiraodai Karst Plateau & Caves 

   One of the three largest Karst Plateau in Japan


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 the city
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.  


Kitakyushu’s landmark Kokura Castle. Fukuokaprefecture only in Japan is selected by

CNN Travel as one of the top 19 places to visit in 2019And the Photo of Kokura Castle is

used for introducing Fukuoka-prefecture. The Castle located within a walking distance of

JR Kokura Station



Lunch, local cuisines at Kokura



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

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.


Kaikyo Plaza

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


Mojiko Station

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. 


Mojiko Retro Observatory

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

Higashida have been registered on UNESCO World Heritage  as Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial



Higashida No.1 Blast Furnace

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.


First Head Office of the Steel Works  / UNESCO World Heritage

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

 tile roof.


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. 

The most dynamic night view 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.


Kokura Castle Garden

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.


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,



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.



Hiraodai Karst Plateau & Caves 

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.



Tanga Yatai

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.


Sushi restaurant


Day 11    Fukuoka-city
Leave Hotel in Kitakyushu-city

Transfer to Fukuoka-city

Exploring  Fukuoka-city

Stay in   Fukuoka-cityWestern style Hotel, includedbreakfast

Dinner at Fukuoka-city, local specialty cuisines



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

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.


Fukuoka tower

One of the must visit spots is the 234 metre high Fukuoka Tower. It  is the highest coastal tower
in Japan and is covered with 8000 two way mirrors. The observation room located at a height of
123m offers a breathtaking and spectacular 360 degree panoramic view of Fukuoka-city and
Hakata Bay  



The complex facility for the wedding hall, shops and restaurants and is located in Seaside

Momochi Park.



Kawabata-dori Shopping Street

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.



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.


Marine World Uminonakamichi

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.


Uminonakamichi Seaside Park

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.



Yusentei Garden

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.


Marinoa City Fukuoka

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 

amusement attractions.



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.

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