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Kyushu Travel Guide in Japan

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    Fukuoka-prefecture

 

Kyushu is a paradise of Japan travel like no others. Kyushu has rich landscapes including nature

and diverse cultures including food cultures. It has a variety of histories all over Kyushu, and

nature and urban are harmonized.

 

One of our most proud things in Kyushu is 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 experienced before.

 

 

The abundant​ local tourist information collected by our own

We have prepared tourist information shown on this site based on our own investigations by visiting

each destinations, tourist attractions, restaurants, shops, facilities and other places. Further more,

featured tourist destinations as well as numerous hidden gems shown by photos which are taken by us.

 


 

Featured destinations map of Kyushu in Japan

Japan’s southernmost Kyushu Island consists

of seven prefectures shown on the map

 

Red letter indicate prefecture

Black letter indicate destination

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Fukuoka-prefecture 

Fukuoka-city

Kitakyushu-city

Dazaifu

 

Fukuoka-city is the Heart of

Kyushu, the energetic city

bustling as the center of

Kyushu’s politics, economy

culture and fashion

Kitakyushu is the second largest

city in Kyushu. World leading Environmental Future city, and

blessed with spectacular &

stunning nature.

Dazaifu is must visit place

in Fukuoka-prefecture has

1300 years history, featured

spot is Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine


 

Itoshima

Yanagawa

Munakata & Fukutsu

Itoshima is the nearest Resort

town from Fukuoka-city.

The ara is surrounded Genkai

Sea and Seburi Mountain.

Yanagawa is a Castle town with

a beautiful Canals in the town.

Canal boat cruise is the most

exiting experience.

Munakata & Fukutsu is

UNESCO World Heritage towns,

The Sacred Island Okinoshiam

and Associated site


 

Asakura Ukiha Yame

Asakura is a thriving area of

agriculture with rich nature.

Harazuru is a Onsen Resort 

in Fukuoka-prefecture

Ukiha blessed with nature where

many orchards spread out in the

Chikugo plain. Must visit place 

Yoshii-machi, the time-honored

scenery, back to 100 years ago.

Yame including Hoshino Village

is the representative town of 

Japanese Tea cultication.

Also Yame is the Centre of

Japanese artificial crafts.


Saga-prefecture 

Saga-city

Karatsu & Yobuko

Takeo & Ureshino

 

Sagacity is  known as the

plece where it has made a

great contribution to the

Japanese Industrial Revolution

Karatsu was prospered from

ancient times as an important

trading port, Yobuko famous

for fresh squid cuisines

Takeo is a Onsen Resort,

located west of Sagacity,

and has 1200 years history


 

Arita Imari Kashima & Tara

Arita is famous for Arita

porcelain, one of the traditional

handicrafts of Japan, has 400

years old history.

Imari is most notable because

of Imari porcelain.

Okawachiyama porcelain

district is recommended to visit

Kashima is southern part of

Saga, facing to Ariake sea, 

Yutoku Inari Shrine is one of

the famous Inari shrine in Japan


 

Nagasaki-prefecture 

Nagasaki-city

Unzen

Shimabara

Nagasaki has many oversea

countries cultures and the

significant Japanese histories.

Natioanl isolation,  Hidden

ChristianJapan’s Industrial

ModernizationAtomic bomb

Unzen is a gentle Onsen Resort 

situated in the Unzen National

Park.  The Resort area was

originally developed for

foreigners as a place close to

Nagasaki.

Shimabara spreads in the foot

of  Mount Unzen and facing to

Ariake Sea. The region offers

various  things ; Castle town, Onsen, Nature and UNESCO

Hidden Christian site 


 

Sasebo & Huis Ten Bosch

Hirado  

Sasebo is the town surrounded

azure sea with breathtaking

99 islands scenery, and 

beautiful theme park

Huis Ten Bosch 

North West coast of Nagasaki-prefecture is a beautiful and

historic location full of interesting  Christian churches, white sandy beaches and an imposing castle.

 

 

Oita-prefecture 

Beppu

Yufuin

Kunisaki peninsula

Beppu is the Japan’s most

popular Onsen Resort,

the exciting experiences

Hell tour and  Foot bath

are recommended

 

Yufuin is a beautiful and tranquil

Onsen Resort harmonized with

nature. Yunotsubo Avenue ,

Kinrinko lake and Yufuin Floral

Village are worth to travel

 

Kunisaki peninsula is located

north-east side of

Oita-prefecture ; Trekking and 

onsen can be enjoed.

 


 

Usa & Ajimu

Nakatsu & Yabakei

Okubungo region

Usa & Ajimu is located at the

base of Kunisaki peninsula and

spreading around Usa Shrine.

it has long been holy ground to 

both Shinto & Buddhist activities

Nakatsu is a Castle town,

Yabakei offers dynamic rock

formations at the valleys along

Yamakuni River

Okubungo is a Nature-blessed

region at Ono River basin, the

northern part is surrounded by

Aso & Kuju Mountains


 

Kumamoto-prefecture 

Kumamoto-city Aso  

Kurokawa Onsen 

 

Kumamoto is the third largest

city in Kyushu.Must visit place

is Kumamoto Castle listed on

the three great castle in Japan

Aso gives unforgettable

experiences, the active volcano

Mount Aso and world’s largest caldera offer a lot of excitements

Kurokawa Onsen is one of the 

best places to enjoy the 

atmosphere of old fashioned

Onsen in Japan.


Amakusa

Hitoyoshi

Minamata

Amakusa is an archipelago

located west side of Kumamoto, beautiful landscape, seafood &

local delicacis, marine activities

Hitoyoshi is a castle town along

rapid stream Kuma river, Onsen

resort, river boat riding, steam locomotive, limestone cave.

 

Minamata is located west coast

of Kyushu and faces Amakusa

islands; beautiful landscape,

sea food, Onsen resorts 


 

 Miyazaki-prefecture

Takachiho

Hyuga 

Miyazaki & Nichinan

Takachiho has the dynamic 

Takachiho Gorge and and the

birthplace of Japanese

mythology, Takachiho shrine

and Amano Iwato shrine

Hyuga offers spectacle art

collection of exposed Rocks

created by raging wave of

Hyuga Sea, Japanese

traditional fishery port Mimitsu

Miyazaki & Nichinan facing to

Pacific Ocean, subtropical

region; Ocean Resorts,

wild animal, historical places,

beautiful landscape


 

 Kagoshima-prefecture 

Kagoshima

Sakura-jima Island

Ibusuki & Satsuma

peninsula

Kagoshima largest city in

Southern Kyushu and greatly

contributed modernization of

Japan. UNESCO World

Heritage site & Active volcano

Sakura-jima are to be visited.

An active strato volcano with

three peaks, Kita-dake, 

Naka-dake and still active

Minami-dake.

Ibusuki is the Onsen Resort

is most famous for Sand bath

place in Japam located at a

sand in Kinko bay. Many unique

tourist attractions in Satsuma

peninsula can be offered.


 

Chiran

Kirishima

Cape Sata

Chiran called a small Kyoto

collection of Samurai houses

and gardens. Another featured

place to be visited is

Chiran Peace Museum

Kirishima is an Onsen Resort

located in the mountain foot of

Kirishima. Kirishima Shrine is

one of the most beautiful shrine

in Kyushu surrounded by forest

The southernmost Cape of

main land Japan at 1′ 00″ 

latitude. Cape Sata is home

to many sub-tropical flowers.


 

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St. Francis Xavier Memorial Church

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This church is a catholic church in Hirado, Nagasaki. Hirado is a place where Francis

Xavier visited 3 times in Japan to spread Christianity, and even during the Kinkyo

Ordinance of the Edo Period that prohibited religions, Christianity was very widespread.

For that reason when the ordinance was lifted this church was constructed, and the image

of Francis Xavier was put on the side.

 Francis Xavier visited here

  Catholic church in Hirado

  St. Francis Xavier statue


 

One of the sites of the town is “the view of temples and church” which can be had halfway up

the lane leading up the hill. The church was originally built on a different site in 1913, but was

reconstructed at its present location in 1931.

 


 

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Shitsu Church

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Built in 1882 by Father de Rotz, this low-ceiling church features a brick exterior, wood interior

and stone entranceway.  The roof itself is low in order to limit damage done by strong winds.

The church’s bell was brought here from France by a priest and rings out beautifully every

morning.  The location is famous as the place where the movie “Gege” was filmed.


 

The 26 Martyrs Museum

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The 26 Martyrs Museum is dedicated to the twenty six Christians who were executed here on

February 5, 1597. They included both foreign missionaries and Japanese laymen. Missionary

activities were prohibited at the time, and Japan’s ruler Toyotomi Hideyoshi staged the execution

as a warning. The monument is located in a small park on a hill not far from Nagasaki Station

and offers nice views over the city.   


 

A straight red line runs from the Monument across the park’s plaza in the direction of the Oura

Cathedral on the opposite side of the city. Oura Cathedral is also dedicated to the 26 martyrs.


 

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.


 


 

General information  

Address 7-8 Nishizaka-cho, Nagasaki-city
Access 5 minuts walk from JR Nagasaki Station

 

Megane-bashi bridge

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The oldest stone arch bridge in Japan. Meganebashi or Spectacles Bridge, over the Nakashima

River was built in Nagasaki in 1634 by the Chinese monk Mokusunyoujo who is a second

generation of Chinese monks living at Kofukuji Temple. It is said to be the oldest stone arch

bridge in Japan and has been designated as an Important Cultural Property.


 

Megane Bridge is also part of the first group of bridges built over Nakashima River. Megane Bridge is

made of stone and is a double arch bridge. It received the nickname “Spectacles Bridge” because its

two arches and their reflection in the water create the image of a pair of spectacles.


 

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 General information  

Address Uonomachi, Nagasaki-city
Access

3 minuts walk from Meganebashi Tram station 

 

 

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Endo Shusaku Literary Museum

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The peaceful Sotome, the setting of Endo Shusaku’s novel Silence. Sotome area of Nagasaki

city has an abundance of natural beauty in its sea, mountains and rivers. It also is blessed with

a unique history and culture of Christianity. In particular, the area in which the Endo Shusaku

Literary Museum stands is known as the site of a Christian village, one of Endo’s most notable

work, Silence.


 

From the literary museum, there is a magnificent view. In a sweep of eye one can see sun as

it majestically sets over the sea of Goto, along with the Silence Literary Monument in Shitsu

Bunka Mura. Endo Shusaku and the Sotome area are linked through Silence ; this bond has

been built up starting from when Endo was writing the novel, and continues into the present day

with the construction of literary museum.

 

 

Following Endo Shusaku’s death, this Literary Museum was established thanks to kindness of

his family, and was filled with Endo’s persona belongings, mementoes, manuscripts, and his

extensive collection of booksThe Museum exhibits trace the footsteps of Endo Shusaku as

one of Japan’s greatest writers of literature. In addition, it has facilities for collecting, preserving,

and exhibiting materials related to Endo’s public perusal and research, and operating as an

information center.


 

Note : Silence

Silence is a 1966 novel of theological fiction by author Endo Shusaku, published in English by

Peter Owen Publishers. It is the story of a Jesuit missionary sent to 17th century Japan, who

endures persecution in the time of Hidden Christians that followed the defeat of the Shimabara

Rebellion. The recipient of the 1966 Tanizaki Prize, it has been called “Endo’s supreme

achievement and “one of the twentieth century’s finest novels Written partly in the form of a letter

by its central character, the theme of a silent God who accompanies a believer in adversity was

greatly influenced by the Catholic Endō’s experience of religious discrimination in Japan, racism

in France, and a debilitating bout with tuberculosis.

 

Fukuoka customized tours

  • 11 days Kyushu tour

Japan KYUSHU Tourist is the specialist of Fukuoka and Kyushu tour in Japan. We offer various

types of customized private tours exclusively for you. Kyushu is a paradise of Japan travel like

no others. One of our most proud things in Kyushu is Japanese cuisines and local delicacies.

You can enjoy many different dishes using fresh and unique ingredients in various places during

your travel.

 


 

Long duration Kyushu tours in Japan 

Kyushu is the paradise of Japan travel like no others.  Kyushu has rich landscapes including nature

and diverse cultures including food cultures. It has a variety of histories all over Kyushu, and nature

and urban are harmonized. You can enjoy a lot of things here in Kyushu what you want to experience.

 

11 days 

Kyushu tour

8 days Northern &

Central Kyushu tour

8 days

Southern Kyushu tour

Exploring throughout Kyushu.

Enjoy Japanese cuisines,

local delicacies, Nature, Onsen, Shopping of local specialties 

and any other amazing things

Exploring Saga, Nagasaki, Kumamoto, Oita and Fukuoka.

Many fascinating tourist

destinations are concentrated

in this area.

Exploring Miyazaki and

Kagoshima prefecture.

A lot of unique and featured

tourist places are visited


 

6 days

North-West Kyushu tour

7 days 

Central Kyushu tour

Exploring Saga, Nagasaki, Shimabara, Unzen , Yanagawa, Kitakyushu, Fukuoka

Exploring Amakusa,

Kumamoto, Aso, Kurokawa, Takachiho, Okugungo,

Chikugo, Fukuoka

Exploring Asakura, Ukiha,

Okugungo, Yufuin, Beppu,

Usa, Kunisaki Peninsula, Kitakyushu , Fukuoka


 

Short duration tours from Fukuoka-city  

Many kind of fascinating tourist destinations are concentrated in northern part of Kyushu and you can

enjoy a short journey from Fukuoka-city. The starting and finishing place of the tour is Fukuoka-city.

If required, the starting place of the tour can be changed to Kitakyushu-city.

 

Fukuoka

one-day tour

Yanagawa & Dazaifu

one-day tour

Kitakyushu

one-day tour

The Heart of Kyushu and the energetic city bustling as the

center of Kyushu’s politics,

economy, culture, fashion 

and tourism

 

Yanagawa is a Castle town

with beautiful canal. Dazaifu

is must visit place in Fukuoka-prefecture has 1300 years

history


The Industrial Innovation city 

greatly contributed to Japan’s industrial modernization and

blessed with spectacular &

stunning nature 


 

Itoshima

one-day tour

Asakura & Ukiha

one-day tour

Nagasaki

one-day tour

A resort town next to

Fukuoka-city, with beautiful

dynamic Genkai Sea;

seafood gourmet, rural

landscape, Sake brewery

Agricultural industries spreading

in the Chikugo plain. Let’s meet

real Japan, beautiful rural

landscape, fruit picking,

Sake brewery, Onsen

The city in harmony with

foreign countries cultures,

and the significant Japanese histories like no other areas


 

Takachiho

one-day tour

Yufuin & Beppu Onsen

2 days tour 

Aso & Takachiho

2 days tour


Dynamic and beautiful

Takachiho Gorge and here is

the birthplace of Shinto which

is Japanese indigenouse

religion.

Exploring the most popular 

Onsen Resorts Beppu and Yufuin. Two Onsen Resorts

have different fascinating

features.

The dynamic nature of Aso and Takachiho where is spreading

around Mt. Aso. Mt. Aso is the

largest active volcano in Japan


 

Other featured Sightseeing tours

 

Munakata & Fukutsu one-day tour  UNESCO World Heritage sites

Yame & Hishino village one-day tour

Ukiha & Yanagawa one–day tour

Huis Ten Bosch one-day tour

Usa & Kunisaki one–day tour 

 


 

Christian Pilgrimage sites tour in Nagasaki regioins  

Japanese Christianity has a long history of continuing faith while coexisting with Japanese traditional

religion Shinto and General society. Japan’s unique practice of the Christian faith continued even

during the ban on ChristianityA lot of the Christian Pilgrimage sites in Nagasaki regions have been

registered on UNESCO Hidden Christian Sites.

 

Nagasaki Pilgrimage

one-day tour

Nagasaki Pilgrimage

3 days tour

Nagasaki Pilgrimage

6 days tour

Nagasaki is a sacred place

of Christianity where Pope

and Saint Mother Teresa

officially visited.

Nagasaki has arduous and

sacrifice histories during the

ban on Christianity, such as

Shimabara Rebellion and 

many religious persecutions

Introduce how Christians have

been continued their faith by

visiting Nagasaki-city, Unzen,

Shimabara, Amakusa

and Hirado


 

 UNESCO Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution sites   

Iron and Steel, Shipbuilding and Coal Mining are a group of historic sites that played

an important part in the industrialization of Japan in the Bakumatsu during National

isolation period and Meiji periods, and are part of the industrial heritage of Japan.

 

Kitakyushu

one-day tour

Nagasaki

one-day tour

Japan’s Industrial

modernization tour         

The birth place of Steel Industry

in Japan and contributed to the

development of the Japanese

industry modernization

The origin of Japan’s

modernization. Nagasaki

contributed for Shipbuilding

and Coal Mining

To learn how Japan has become

the world’s most industrialized

country in the short period


 

Study tour in Kitakyushu-city

Kitakyushu-city is the best place in Japan for Study tour of Environmental and Industrial issues

 

Solid waste management

tour

Low Carbon Society

tour

Japan’s KAIZEN

Strategy tour

Kitakyushu-city is the most

advanced city in Japan for

solid waste management

and recycling

Kitakyushu-city is promoting

the low carbon society in Asia

taking leadership as the

Environmental Future City.

KAIZEN is the most important

key word for Japan’s

modernization

and world leading industries

 


 

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Kofukuji Temple

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After the Tokugawa Shogunate banned Christianity, non-Christian Chinese merchants 

began making port at Nagasaki around 1600. Chinese people soon started living in Nagasaki

and etitioned the Nagasaki government to let them built a Chinese temple to pray for safe

navigation and console of the deceased. Permission was granted for the construction of 

first Chinese temple.


 

Kofukuji Temple was completed in 1620, and Chinese traders then planned to invite a high-ranking

priest from China as the temple’s chief abbot. The Kofukuji Temple’s present main hall was built in 

1883 by Chinese experts who were invited to Japan mainly by residents in Nagasaki hailing from

Nanjin. It was designated as an Important Cultural Asset.


 

 Location of Nagasaki-city

  

 


 

General information  

Address 4-32 Teramachi, Nagasaki-city
Access

A short waalk from Shiminkaikan Tram station 


 

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Sofukuji Temple

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The first Chinese style temple in Nagasaki. Shortly after the construction of Kofukuji Temple,

Chinese traders asked the Nagasaki governor for permission to built Chinese temples

according to their home provinces. It is recorded that this temple was built in 1629 by people 

who came from Fuzhou in Fujian Province. It is designated as a National Treasure.

 

 

The existing main hall ( called Daiyuhoden ) was first prefabricated in China, then transported by

Chinese ship and constructed in 1646. As the oldest existing structure to retain the Obaku style

of the end of the Ming Dynasty, the temple’s hall is highly evaluated.


 

 Location of Nagasaki-city

  

 


 

General information  

Address 7-5 Kajiya-machi, Nagasaki-city
Access

A short waalk from Sofukuji Tram station 


 

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Suwa Shrine

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The complex of building and gardens comprising Suwa Shrine nestles on a shaded stretch of

hillside overlooking the heart of Nagasaki-city. The shrine was founded in the wake of ban

of Christianity in the early 17th century, and during the Edo Period it soon grew into a spiritual

and cultural hub for the citizens of NagasakiDuring Meiji and Taisho Periods, it was not only

Nagasaki’s foremost Shinto shrine but also this city’s most popular destination for foreign tourist

who came seeking a glimpse into heart of Japan.


 

Kunchi festival

Held from October 7 to 9 every year and is considered one of the three major festivals of

Japan, being designated as an Important Intangible Cultural Asset.


 


 

 Location of Nagasaki-city

  

 


 

General information

Address 18-15 Nishiyama-cho, Nagasaki-city
Access

A short waalk from Suwa-jinjya Tram station 


 

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