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11 days Kyushu tour

Exploring throughout Kyushu where is the fascinating destination of Japan like no others.

Enjoy Japanese cuisines, local delicacies, Nature, Onsen, Shopping of local specialties

and any other amazing things what you have never experienced before.


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. 





Day 1   Nagasaki




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 


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 




Only the trading port in Japan

 during Natinal isolation              




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



The artificial reclaimed island

for Coal Mine


The site of Japan’s first major

undersea coal exploitation 





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


Dinner at Nagasaki-city

Local restaurants


Sushi restaurant

Beef restaurant



Day 2    Shinabara & Unzen




Leave Hotel in Nagasaki

transfer to Shimabara

Shimabara Castle → Samurai Street

Lunch at  Shimabara,  local cuisine Guzoni or Indian food

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 including local specialty cuisines


Option : the following sites can be arranged as option.

Harajo Castle ruins

The Japan’s longest foot bath in Obama



Where to explore



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


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


Lunch at Shimabara, local delicacy food, Guzoni

Guzoni are said to date back to the Shimabara Rebellion of 1637 when the leader of the

uprising, Amakusa Shiro Tokisada, held a siege in Hara Castle with about 37,000 followers.
He made the local farmers provide the rebels with rice cake. The rebels gathered other

ingredients from the ocean and the mountains to put in the soup they cooked the rice cake

in, and thus were able to fight for three months sustained by nutritious food.



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.



    Entrance to Nita pass


    Nita pass Observetory


 Rope way to Myoken



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




Dolphines 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

Site of Historic Battle field of Shimabara Rebellion and is a Christian Pilgrimage site,

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



Battle field of Shimabara



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 


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.



 Bus Center in Unzen Onsen



 Many hotels arelocated around

 Unzen Jigoku



Each season brings a vivid

change to the appearance 

the face of Unzen

Day 3   Kumamoto




Leave Hotel in Unzen

transfer from Shmabara to Kumamoto by a ferry boat

transfer to Kumamoto

Lunch at Kumamoto, Japanese restaurant

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 specialty 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



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.


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.



The main gate located in



Many shops sell Kumamoto




Restaurants, to enjoy distinctive

food culture in Kumamoto


Kumamoto Castle

The Castle is one of the three great castles and one of the 100 best places in Japan to

view cherry blossoms. Due to the Earthquakes in 2016, several of the castle’s shacihoko 

ornaments were destroyed, and a large number of kawara tiles also fell from the roof.

Now the restoration activities are being performed as fast as possible. Now, the Kumamoto

Castle can be seen from the outside of the moats surrounding the castle.



  Castle tower


  Castle tower after Earthquake 




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




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



 Many kind of restaurants

 and pubs


Japanese traditional restaurant



Day 4  Ibusuki & Satsuma Peninsula

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 including local specialty cuisines


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



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




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






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





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



Sunamushi Kaikan or Public

Sand Bath Hall


Hotels facing to Kinko bay


Day 5    Kagoshima  &  Sakurajima Island




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 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-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        




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




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 specialty 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



Sun Messe Nichinan

Japan’s own replica of Moai Statues. Enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view of the Pacific

Ocean, the Sun Messe Nichinan has replicas of the Moai statues from the Easter Island

placed here and there in the area.



Breathtaking panoramic view

of the Pacific Ocean


Moai statues from the Easter

Island placed here


The only place that has been

permitted to replicate



Horikiri Pass

The suggested sightseeing spot in Nichinan. The 60m altitude pass allows you to look down

at a beautiful view of the Pacific Ocean. The coastline here is lined with rocks that have been

worn away by the waves splashing against them, as well as beautiful phoenix palm trees.



The Horikiri Pass Phoenix

Road Station


Beautiful phoenix palm trees


The rocks have been worn

away by the waves splashing






  Shopping street


 Japanese style pub


  Enjoy dinner


Day 7   Hyuga & Takachiho




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 including local specialty cuisines



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.



Observatory place

Your wishes come true here


“cross shape” was created by

the narrow terrain here being

eroded by rivers


Beautiful phoenix palm trees

facing to Pacific Orcean



Exciting scenery created by raging wave of Hyuga Sea. The coastline here is a ria coastline,

marked by intricate waterways sandwiched between cliffs. The cliffs here are 70m high and

the waves’ splashing against them is an enchanting sight.




Exciting scenery created by

raging wave



The cliffs are 70m high and the

waves’ splashing against them



Bare rock faces of the cliffs have

given way to columnar joints



Let’s meet the old days of Japan. The area in the city is designated a National Important

Preservation District for Groups of Historic buildings, and there remain much of the atmosphere 

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 



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 



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 boat riding

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

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

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



Takachiho Shrine

Located just west of the town center, is nestled in a grove of tall cedars. During the day

the shrine’s nondescript, unpainted buildings blend in naturally with the surrounding trees.

The light that filters through, brings with it an air of calm, peaceful reverence.



Entrance of Shrine, Torii gate


 The sacred tree, 800 years old


Shrine main building


Amano Iwato Shrine

Japanese indigenouse religion, Shinto born here.

There is a story of Shinto origin in the Cave behind of Amano Iwato Shrine, and Amano

Yasugawara. About ten kilometers outside of central Takachiho, Amano Iwato Shrine

was built near the Cave where is place of the Shinto origin story.




 The God shows the story of

 Shinto origin


 Amano Iwato Shrine, there is the

 Cave behind the shrine


 Amano Yasugawara,  Gods &

 Goddesses had a discussion



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 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




  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

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.



 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



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 




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




 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  




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 


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

Mount Tsurumi



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.



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



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


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


 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




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.

On clear days, 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 an unusual cooking method found in Beppu.

It’s a simple but impactful method that dates back to the Edo Period. Jigoku Mushi Kobo

features an interesting hands-on workshop where you can cook food yourself in the

searing onsen steam.



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.




  Onsen Resort


 Relaxing at Onsen Resort


 Japanese style room


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 

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

Stay at  Kitakyushu-cityWestern style Hotel,including breakfast

Dinner at Kokura


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



 Moat around Castle tower


 Kokura Castle Garden, former

 site of lord’s guest house


Lunch, to be slected from the following


Kawara Sobe

Kawara soba is a local cuisine which Soba noodles and meat are cooked together

on a Kawara (stone roof tile) and dipped into a special sauce when eating it.

Yaki curry

Yaki curry latterly means baked curry and is local cuisine in Moji which is curry with rice

topped with cheese and/or egg heated in oven. The melted cheese and soft-boiled egg

combine with the spicy curry to enhance its flavor even more.


Nagahama Ramen, Tonpei


Eel Restaurant, Chikurintei



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.​


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




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


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. In other words, Fukuoka-city is the heart of

Kyushu against various things,




JR Hakata Station



The largest and busiest JR train

station in Kyushu

Canal City Hakata



The complex commercial facility, 

in the heart of Fukuoka-city




The biggest shopping district

in Kyushu 


Seaside Momochi

The water-front resort area, only a 15 minute drive from Tenjin in the centre of Fukuoka-city. 

The park is surrounded by Fukuoka Tower and high rise contemporary high rise buildings, 

all of which help make a modern urban landscape.  There are many tourist attractions here


Seaside Momochi area


Fukuoka Tower


Seaside Park & Marizon


The water-front resort area JR

Hakata Station and Tenjin


Japan’s highest coastal tower,

magnificent view from the top



A complex facility for wedding

hall, shops and restaurants


Historical places


Kushida Shrine



Hakata Gion Yamagasa 

Festival is held in the shrine 

Tochoji Temple



The oldest temple of the

hingon sect in Japan

Fukuoka Castle Ruins



Part of stone wall and canal, and

the Tamon tower are still left 


Hakata Ramen Yatai

Food stalls “Yatai”is one thing to enjoy in Fukuoka. Despite a decline in recent year,

there are said to be more than 160. The food stalls have all kind of food, but you have

to try Hakata ramen, usually made with white soup from pork bone and thin noodles.


Ramen Stadium

Ramen Stadium isn’t really a stadium as the name suggests, but a food court on the fifth floor

of Canal City’s Cinema Building. It carries not one, but eight famous ramen stalls that serves

different ramen styles from across Japan. Ramen Stadium has eight ramen stalls with ramen

from Hakata, Kurume, and as far as Tokyo, Kyoto, and Sapporo.


It is a local cuisine in Fukuoka.  izutaki (boil in water) describes, this is a hot pot dish made

with chopped chickens, negi, and a variety of vegetables put in a pot of water and boiled,

then dipped in ponzu sauce.



Local restaurants

There are many restaurants for lunch and dinner where you can enjoy authentic Japanese cuisines and

local specialties.


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