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Day 8 Fukuoka-city

                                                                                             8 days Southern Kyushu tour


Fukuoka-city has 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 in Fukuoka-city.




Leave Hotel

Exploring  Fukuoka-city

Lunch : local cuisine in Fukuoka-city

Stay in Fukuoka-city , Western style Hotel, included breakfast

Dinner at Fukuoka-city, local speciality Cuisines



Where to explore


Shopping and meal

JR Hakata Station

Canal City Hakata



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. 


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.




Historical places

Kushida Shrine

Tochoji Temple

Fukuoka Castle Ruins


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,

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.




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.



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.





Day 7 Aso

                                                                                              8 days Southern Kyushu tour


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.




Leave Hotel in Kumamoto

Transfer to Aso

Aso Tourist Tram

Lunch at Takamori  Dengaku-no sato 


Mount Aso


Transfer to Fukuoka-city

Stay Fukuoka-city



Where to explore


Tourist Tram   Minami Aso Rail Way

Enjoy the magnificent scenery of Aso. The Minami Aso railway is a private railroad offering

a very scenic ride from Takamori to Nakamatsu in the south east of the caldera. Lovely and

magnificent scenery can be enjoyed.




Enjoy Aso beef and local cuisines. The restaurant uses the old private house with thatched roof

built more than 200 years ago. Bake the meat and local ingredients with charcoal at a Japanese

traditional style fire place.


Aso Akaushi beef rice bowl

Aso Akaushi laterally means red beef that is unique in that it has a higher proportion of red meat

with just the right amount of fat, combined with great taste, tenderness and healthiness.

Aso Akaushi beer rice bowl is a local cuisine in Aso consisting of a bowl of rice put in a mildly

sweet sauce and topped with Akaushi beef and egg.




The beautiful prairie of 785,000 square meter in the crater spreads in northern part of Mt. Eboshi

that is one of the Aso Five Mountains. A big pond at its center and grazing horses round about

make an idyllic scene.



Mount Aso

The largest active volcano in Japan, and is among the largest in the world. 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 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.





Day 6 Takachiho

                                                                                               8 days Southern Kyushu tour


Takachiho offers dynamic and powerful Takachiho Gorge and birthplace of Shinto which is

Japanese indigenouse religion. 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.




Leave Hotel in Takachiho

Exploring Takachiho

  Takachiho Shrine

  Takachiho Gorge

  Amano Iwato Shrine

Lunch at Takachiho : local cuisine in Takachiho

Transfer to Aso

Stay at AsoJapanese style Hotel,  included dinner and breakfast

Dinner at Hotel : Japanese style kaiseki dinner included local speciality cuisines


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

Gokase Winery



Where to explore


Takachiho Gorge

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

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.



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.



Amano Iwato Shrine  

Japanese indigenous 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.





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.





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 5 Hyuga

                                                                                                8 days Southern Kyushu tour


A bay city, facing the Hyuga nada Sea. The whole area along Hyuga Cape with its many

exposed rocks is designated as the Nippo-Kaigan Quasi-National Park.  Umagase at the

top of Hyuga Cape is a precipitous cliff of pillar-like rock, towering as high as 70m.




Leave Hotel in Miyazaki

Transfer to Hyuga

Exploring Hyuga Cape

 Cruz Sea



Lunch at Hyuga : local cuisine in Miyazaki

Transfer to Takachiho

Stay in TakachihoJapanese style Hotel, included dinner and breakfast

Japanese style kaiseki dinner included lacal spesiality cuisines



Where to explore


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.





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.





Day 4 Kirishima & Nichinan & Miyazaki

                                                                                                 8 days Southern Kyushu tour


Must visit place in Kirishima is Kirishima Shrine which is one of the most beautiful shrine

in Kyushu.

Nichinan and Miyazaki are facing the Pacific Ocean with a beautiful coastline contains placed

of natural beauty, like Aoshima and Toi-misaki Cape.




Leave Hotel in Kirishima Onsen Resort 
Visit Krishima jingu Shrine   

Transfer to Nichinan

Exploring Nichinan and Miyazakii : to be selected three places where you want to visit

  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

Kirishima Shrine   

One of the most beautiful shrine in Kyushu, and is surrounded by forest. The Shrine buildings

are constructed in 1715 and designated as Important Cultural Property of Japan.




Nishinan & Miyazaki


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 breath taking 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.










Obi Castle Ruin

The moss-covered stone walls, broad stone steps in front of the Ote-mon main gate, moat ruin,

and old samurai residences all bring back the past. The Matsuo-no-Maru residence and Ote-mon

have been reconstructed using the treasured Obi cedar wood.



Miyazaki Shrine

Miyazaki Shrine is the oldest and the most important shrine in the city.

Dedicated to Emperor Jimmu, the mythical first emperor of Japan, it is said to have been

established over 2600 years ago.







Nichinan & Miyazaki




Day 3 Kagoshima & Kirishima

                                                                                                  8 days Southern Kyushu tour


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. Sakurajima has active volcano with three peaks, Kita-dake, Naka-dake and

still active Minami-dake.

Kirishima is located in the north-eastern part of Kagoshima and is the entrance to the Kirishima

district of Kirishima Yaku National Park.




Leave hotel in Kagoshima

Exploring Kagoshima-city

   Sengan-en Garden and Shoko Shuseikan ( UNESCO World Heritage site  )

Transfer to Sakura-jima Island by Sakura-jima Ferry

Exploring Sakura-jima Island

Transfer to Kirishima

Stay at Kirishima Onsen Resort,  Japanese style Hotel,  included dinner and breakfast

Dinner at Hotel : Japanese style kaiseki dinner included local speciality cuisines


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

 Black Vinegar factory in Kirishima



Where to explore




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 bay side Kinko bay. The garden contains many historic artifact

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 objects related to the Shimazu

family and the Satsuma domain, introducing a Shimazu family tree chart and many other

belongings. The stone building which houses the collection has been designated 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 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.






Black Vinegar in Kirishima 

The Fukuyama area along Kinko Bay is home to the famous Japanese black vinegar.

Over here, one can tour the old-fashioned Tshubobatake which letterally means a field of

vinegar jars, witness the traditional manufacturing process of the black vinegar, taste and

purchase the finished product.





Kirishima Onsen 

Lying on the lower slopes of the Kirishima Mountain with a distant view over

Kagoshima Bay and Sakurajima below. The area is made up of over a dozen Onsen,

of which the largest and best know is Maruo Onsen.











Day 2 Satsuma Peninsula

                                                                                                  8 days Southern Kyushu tour


The Satsuma Peninsula which projects south from the southwest part of Kyushu.

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 hot springs of Ibusuki Hot Spring.




Leave Hotel in Ibusuki  

Exploring Satsuma Peninsula

   Ryugu Shrine and Nagasakibana Cape

   Ikeda-ko lake

Lunch at Tosenkyo : Somen noodel nagashi

Transfer to Chiran

Exploring Chiran  including Samurai Residence and Chiran Peace Museum  

Transfer to Kagoshima

Stay in KagoshimaWestern style Hotel, included breakfast

Dinner at Kagoshima-city, local speciality Cuisines


Option : the following sites can be arranged as option.

Meiji-gura Shochu Brewery

Nishi-Oyama Station



Where to explore


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.




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 ravine in Kaimon open throughout the 

year serving cold Somen noodle that swim in the revolving container.





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

designed, with Mt. Hahaga-dake as the background. Other natural elements are

also incorporated, making the whole area resemble a series of miniature 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

mementos of the 1,036 Kamikaze pilots based in Chiran who participated in the Battle for

Okinawa towards the end of World War 2.  It also houses a No.3 type fighter aircraft, Hien.






Enjoy tasting Shochu at the most famous Shochu brewery in Kagoshima Meiji-gura is

Satsuma Shuzo’s Shochu brewery and museum.



Nishi-Oyama Station

The Station is the southern most railway station in Japan operated by JR, boasts a

breath taking view of Kaimon-dake volcano to the front.





Day 1 Kumamoto & Ibusuki

                                                                                                    8 days Southern Kyushu tour


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.

Ibusuki and surrounded area Satsuma peninsula extends about 50 kilometers south from

Kagoshima-city, making up the south-western section of Kagoshima-prefecture. 




Depart Fukuokacity

Trasfer to Kumamoto

Sakurano-baba Josaien → Kumamoto Castle  

Transfer to Ibusuki

Experience of steam sand bath

Stay at  Ibusuki , Japanese style Hotel,  included dinner and breakfast

Dinner at Hotel : Japanese style kaiseki dinner included local speciality cuisines


Where to explore



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 heavy 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.



A hot spring resort representing Kyushu, and is located in Kagoshima-prefecture along

the sea at the southernmost end of the Satsuma peninsula. It is best known for its
steaming sand baths along the beach, where bathers in a yukata, or Japanese bathrobe.










Our Services



Japan KYUSHU Tourist is the Specialist of Fukuoka and Kyushu tours.  

We offers various types of customized private tours and trips exclusively for you.

Your own customized tour can be planned based on your purpose and interest of journey.   



Our Services  


Tailor-made tour  

Our Tailor-made tour is being offered for a group with maximum 30 person

as the package tour including a chartered  vehicle, a English speaking

guide or driver, accommodations, as well as meals.

we can design your customized tour exactly matches your requirements

and preferences.     Tailor-made tour results


Study tour  

Our Study tour is being offered for Schools, Universities, companies and

any other groups. The places where we are proceeding the study tours are

Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-city and Nagasaki-city. We have various themes

of study such as Environment, Solid Waste management, Industry, Science,

Geography, Architecture as well as Economy.  Study tour results 


Golf tour  

Fukuoka and Kyushu are Paradises of Golf. Kyushu has about 250 golf

courses and you can play golf comfortably throughout the year because

it is warmer than other areas in Japan.

Our Golf tour is a package tour including arrangement of golf courses,

transportation, accommodations and any other extras you may need

such as sightseeing and meals arrangement.  Golf tour results


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