Kyushu is one of the Japan’s major Island with a size of 330km north-south and 240km
east-west, and composed of numerous unique and charming regions made by own
nature, history, climate and culture.
Kyushu is also one of the oldest part of Japan, and it is believed to have hosted some of
first human settlers from other part of Asia.
As well there are abundant fantastic hidden gems around popular destinations,
and further more there are lot of off the beaten path in the remote areas.
Its biggest city, Fukuoka, one of the county’s largest, and Fukuoka’s metropolitan area has
the fourth biggest population national wide.
The island is mountainous, and Japan’s most active volcano, Mt Aso at 1,591 metres, is on Kyushu.
There are many other signs of tectonic activity, including numerous areas of hot springs.
The most famous of these are in Beppu, on the east shore, and around Mt. Aso in central Kyushu.
Kyushu is a politically defined region that consists of the seven prefectures on the island of Kyushu,
plus Okinawa Prefecture to the south.
Fukuoka-prefecture, Saga-prefecture, Nagasaki-prefecture, Oita-prefecture, Kumamoto-prefecture
Kyushu is the Gateway to Japan
Kyushu has accumulated by far the richest experience of early contacts with sophisticated
cultures from the continent and beyond. Japan’s encounters with Chinese civilization, and
subsequently Europe, have all started here in Kyushu.
Whenever questions are raised on origin of Japanese culture, identity and relations with
the outside world, at some stage the focus inevitably returns to the history of Kyushu.
Kyushu has rich landscapes including nature and diverse cultures
including food cultures. And also, Kyushu is known as ‘Onsen island’
and there are many Onsen resorts to stop into while you’re travelling
Kyushu is known for the best and most picturesque Onsen resorts in all of Japan.
The profusion of Onsen is due in part to Kyushu’s very landscape: it’s home to no less than
9 volcano groups that are responsible for creating the island’s thermal waters.
・Harazuru Onsen in Fukuoka–prefecture
・Takeo & Ureshono Onsen in Saga-prefecture
・Unzen Onsen , Obama Onsen in Nagasaki-prefecture
・Beppu Onsen, Yufuin Onsen in Oita-prefecture
・Aso Onsen, Kurokawa Onsen in Kumamoto-prefecture
・Ibusuki Onsen, Kirishima Onsen in Kagoshima-prefecture
Japanese cuisines and local delicacies
You can enjoy many different local dishes using fresh and unique
ingredients in various places during your travel.
Also you can meet a lot of amazing things what you have never
UNESCO World Heritages
Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution
Iron and Steel, Shipbuilding, and Coal Mining, are a grouping of historic sites
that played an important part in the industrialization of Japan in the Bakumatsu
and Meiji periods. Location of the site : Kitakyushu, Nakama, Saga, Omuta,
Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region
Hidden Christian Site in Nagasaki Regions bear unique testimony to the
tradition of people and their communities who secretly transmitted their faith
in Christianity while surviving in the midst of the conventional society and its
religions during the time of prohibition. Location of the sites are Nagasaki, Shimabara, Hirado and Amakusa.
The Sacred Island Okinoshiam and Associated site in the Munakata
Yama, Hoko, Yatai, float festivals in Japan
In cities and towns throughout Japan, float festivals are held by communities
annually to pray to the gods for peace and protection from natural disasters.
Location of the site : Kitakyushu, Fukuoka, Hita, Karatsu, Yatsushiro.
Festivals and Events in Kyushu
The tourist information on Kyushu for each prefecture and each
area are prepared and by Japa
n Kyushu Tourist.
Japan Kyushu Tourist offers various types of customized tour
package as a Tailor-made tour exclusively for you.