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Self-guided 11 days Kyushu tour

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

Where to explore are Nagasaki, ShimabaraUnzenKumamoto, IbusukiKagoshima,

Sakurajima island, TakachihoAso, Chikugo region (Asakura, Ukiha ), Yanagawa,

Kitakyushu and Fukuoka.

 

・The journey to explore by yourself independently without a escorted Tour leader or Tour guide

・Start and end of the tour is Fukuoka–city, please specify the place where you want

・Tour date : please specify the date

・Minimum number : 2 person 

Accommodation, to be selected from budget hotels to luxury properties

JR Kyushu Rail Pass

・Local transportations, Tram, local buses and ferry

Private car (taxi) in the areas where Local transportation are not convenient

 


 

Where to explore

 

Day 1 : Depart Fukuoka → Transfer to Nagasaki by JR Limited express train 

             Exploring Nagasaki by the use of Tram, stay in Nagasaki

Day 2 : Explore Nagasaki, → Explore Unzen, stay Unzen Onsen Resort

Day 3 : Unzen  → Explore Kumamoto, stay Kumamoto

Day 4 : Transfer to Kagoshima by JR Shinkansen and to Ibusuki by JR Limited express train 

             Exploring Ibusuki and Satsuma peninsula, stay Ibusuki

Day 5 : Exploring Kagoshima and  Sakurajima Island, stay Kagoshima

Day 6 : Transfer to Kumamoto by JR Shinkansen, Exploring Takachiho, stay Aso

Day 7 : Exploring Aso, stay Kurokawa Onsen

Day 8 : Exploring Chikugo region, Ukiha and Asakura, stay Harazuru Onsen

Day 9 : Exploring Yanagawa, stay Kitakyushu

Day 10 : Exploring  Kitakyushu, stay Fukuoka

Day 11 : Exploring Fukuoka, stay Fukuoka

 


 

Travelling route

 

 


 

Day by Day

 

 Day 1  Nagasaki                                                                              read more  

 

The city in harmony with foreign countries cultures

Nagasaki-city has many oversea countries cultures and the significant 

Japanese histories like no other areasThe fascinating Nagasaki-city

has been created since Japan began exchanging with foreign countries

during the National isolation period.

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Welcome to Fukuoka

Our staff meet you at tour starting place such as the airport or Hotel and provides all the

information needed the tour, and then take you to JR Hakata station.

Self-guided tour start from JR Hakata station

Transfer to Nagasaki by JR Limited express train from Hakata to Nagasaki, 2 hours 

Exploring Nagasaki, Tram is used for the following sites

Visiting  Peace Park  

  Atomic Bomb Museum  

  Ground Zero 

  Peace Fountain

  Peace Statue 

Lunch at China town

Oura Cathedral 

Glover Garden 

Dejima 

Stay Western style hotel in Nagasaki-city

visit Mount Inasa 

 


 

 Day 2  Nagasaki & Unzen                                                             read more                             

Gunkan-jima island cruise

Hashima is a ruins now called “Gunkan-jima”, so called after its

resemblance to the silhouette of a battleship, the cruise ship take

you exploring Tachibana bay from Nagasaki port and landing on

Hashima island.

Unzen is a beautiful highland Onsen resort in Shimabara peninsula

situated Unzen National ParkThe first area to be designated as a

National Park in Japan. Many tourist from all over the world are

visiting here for enjoying Nature.

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Check out Hotel in Nagasaki

Gunkan-jima island cruise

Lunch at Nagasaki Wharf 

Transfer to Isahaya by JR Limited express train from Nagasaki to Isahaya, 14 minutes

Drive to Unzen via Nita Pass by a Private car

Check-in Onsen Ryokan, Japanese style accommodation

Walk around Unzen Onsen town and Unzen Jigoku

Dinner at Onsen Ryokan

 


 

Day 3  Kumamoto                                                                         read more   

 

Must visit place in Kumamoto is Kumamoto Castle listed on the

three great castle in Japan. From the early 17th century to the end

of the 19th century, Kumamoto was prosperous as a castle town. 

The Shira-kawa River and its branches run through the downtown area around Kumamoto Castle

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Check out Unzen Onsen Resort

Transfer to Shimabara port from Unzen by a Shimatetsu bus, 30 minutes

Travel to Kumamoto from Shimabara port to Kumamoto port by a Kumamoto ferry, 30 minutes

Transfer to Kumamoto Castle from Kumamoto port by Sanko bus

Exploring  Sakurano-baba Josaien and Kumamoto Castle 

Stay at  Kumamoto , Western style Hotel, included breakfast

Dinner at  Shimo-tori Shopping Street , local specialty cuisines

 


 

 Day 4  Ibusuki & Satsuma Peninsula                                           read more

 

Ibusuki and surrounded area Satsuma peninsula extends about

50 kilometers south from Kagoshima-city, The peninsula offers a

mixture of hot springs, subtropical natural attractions and cultural 

sites.  Ibusuki is an Onsen resort that is famous for its sand baths,

where bathers are buried in naturally heated sand.

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Check out Hotel in Kumamoto
Transfer to Kagoshima and Ibusuki
   from Kumamoto to Kagoshima-chuo station by JR Shinkansen
   from Kagoshima-chuo to Ibusuki station by JR Limited express train 

Private car is used from JR Ibusuki station for exploring Satsuma Peninsula

Ikedako lake

  Lunch at Tosenkyo :  Somen Noddle Nagashi

Ryugu Shrine

Nagasaki-bana Cape

Enjoy the sand bath at Ibusuki

Stay at Ibusuki Onsen ResortJapanese style Hotel,

 Dinner at Hotel : Japanese style kaiseki dinner including local specialty cuisines

 


 

Day 5  Kagoshima  & Sakura-jima Island                                      read more

 

Kagoshima is the southernmost prefecture in Kyushu which can

see Sakura-jima which raises the smoke across the Kagoshima Bay. 

Kagoshima prospered in the Edo period as a castle town, and is

a hometown of Takamori Saigo who contributed to the Meiji

Restoration.

Sakura-jima has active volcano with three peaks, Kita-dake, Naka-dake

and still active Minami-dake. The huge eruption started again in 1955,

followed by eruptions 10 to 500 times every year. This area is famous

for “Sakurajima Daikon” Japan’s largest radish weighing

up to 30 kilograms.

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Check out Hotel in Ibusuki

Transfer to Kagoshima, from Ibusuki to Kagoshima-chuo station by JR Limited express train 

Private car is used from JR Kagoshima-chuo station for exploring

Kagoshima and Sakura-jima Island

Exploring  Kagoshima

Sengan-en Garden

Shoko Shuseikan

Transfer to Sakura-jima Island by a Ferry

Exploring Sakura-jima Island

Stay at Kagoshima-city Tenmonkan, Western style Hotel, included breakfast

Dinner at Kagoshima-city, local specialty cuisines 

 


 

Day 6  Takachiho                                                                            read more

 

Takachiho is 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.

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Check out Hotel in Kagoshima

Transfer to Kumamoto by JR Shinkansen from Kagoshima-chuo to Kumamoto station

Transfer and exploring Takachio by the use of a Private car

Lunch at Takachiho, Somen nagashi

Takachiho Gorge

Takachiho Gorge boat riding

Amano Iwato Shrine

Transfer to Aso and stay Aso

 


 

Day 7  Aso                                                                                      read more

 

Aso gives a lot of unforgettable experiences. The active volcano 

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

And numerous unforgettable experiences in the rural area can

be made including Onsen, variety of sports and local cuisines.

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Check out Hotel in Aso

Exploring Aso by the use of Private car

Aso Tourist Tram

Lunch at Minami Aso : Local cuisines

Exploring Aso

  Kusaenri-ga-hama

  Mount Aso

  Daikanbo

Stay at Aso, Kurokawa Onsen  

  Japanese style Hotel, including dinner and breakfast

 


 

Day 8  Chikugo region                                                                   read more

 

The Kyuhsu’s largest Chikugo River which flows from Mount Aso 
through the Chikugo region to Ariake Sea. The Kyushu’s largest 
Chikugo plain spreading in the Chikugo River basin, where the
various cultures have been created. There are a lot of features
here such as rural land scape, fruit fields and ancient ruins.
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Check out Hotel in Kurokawa Onsen

Exploring Chikigo region by the use of Private car

 Ukiha Inari Shrine

 Shirakabe-dori Avenue

 Lunch at the featured restaurant Shirakabe

 Akizuki

Stay at Harazuru Onsen

  Japanese style Hotel, including dinner and breakfast

 


 

Day 9  Yanagawa                                                                             read more          

 

A beautiful canal town Yanagawa, Canal boat cruise can be enjoyed

while experience the atmospheres of Japanese castle town and rural

Japanese  life style. The estuary town facing the Ariake Sea through 

the Chikugo River and Yabe River. People started to live here since

ancient times and the agriculture and fishery have been engaged.

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Check out Hotel in Harazuru Onsen

Transfer to Kurume by JR Chikugo-yoshii to Kurume station by a local train, 40 minutes

Transfer to Nishitetsu Kurume station from JR Kurume station by a local bus, 10 minutes

Transfer to Yanagawa by Shishitetsu train from Nishitesu Kurume to Nishitesu Yanagawa

Walk to Canal boat cruise landing place, 10 miutes

Canal boat cruise, 60 minutes

lunch at Yanagawa  Eel (unagi) cuisine

Exploring Yanagawa included Ohana Shotoen Garden

Transfer to Kurume by Nishitetsu train from Yanagawa 

Transfer to Kitakyushu by a Shinkansen from Kurume to Kokura

stay Kitakyushu

 


 

 Day 10  Kitakyushu                                                                       read more                   

 
Kitakyushu is the second largest city in Kyushu. 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.  

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Leave Hotel in Kitakyushu

Visit Kukura Castle

Lunch Local cuisines

Exploring Moji

Mjiko Retro → Konamon Pedstrian tunnel

Higashida districtUNESCO World Heritage

Transfer to Fukuoka-city

Stay at Fukuoka-city, Western style Hotel, including breakfast

 


 

 Day 11  Fukuoka-city                                                                     read more      

 

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.

 

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Leave Hotel 

Exploring  Fukuoka-city

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

Dinner at Fukuoka-city, local specialty cuisines

 


 

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Self-guided Aso & Takachiho 3 days tour

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The journey to explore by yourself independently without a escorted Tour leader

or Tour guide

 

The dynamic nature of Aso and Takachiho where is spreading around Mount Aso.

Mount Aso is the largest active volcano in Japan, is among the largest in the world and

has a fairly large caldera which is one of the largest caldera in the world, 25 km north-south

and 18 km east-west with a circumference of around 120 km, although sources vary on the

exact distance. The present Aso caldera formed as a result of four huge caldera eruptions

occurring over a range of 90,000 to 300,000 years ago. 

You will discover the large scale of the Dynamic nature which cannot be seen in no other

area in Japan.

 

 

Travel style Tailor-made Self-guided tour

・Start and end of the tour is Fukuoka–city, please specify the place where you want

・Tour date : please specify the date

・Minimum number : 2 person 

Accommodation, to be selected from budget hotels to luxury properties

JR Kyushu Rail Pass

Private car (taxi) in the areas where Local transportation are not convenient

 


 

Travelling route

 


 

Day by Day

 

Day 1 Aso       

 

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Daikanbo 

The perfect spot view the five peak of Mount AsoDaikanbo literally

means a big observatory peak.  From the observation site, you can

clearly see its conical shape.

Nabegataki Waterfall 

The hidden tourist spot in Kumamoto prefecture, located just outside

Oguni town in Aso region. One of the area’s more well-known

waterfalls. Looking like a mini-Niagara.

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.

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Depart Fukuoka-city

Transfer to Kumamoto by JR Bullet train from Hakata to Kumamoto station

   38 minutes by Sakura or 28 minutes by Mizuho

Transfer to Aso by Limited express train from Kumamoto to Aso station,

  1 hour and 20 minutes

Exploring north Aso region including the following site by the use of a chartered taxi

  Daikanbo

  Nabegataki Waterfall

Stay at Kurokawa Onsen

 


 

Day 2  Aso                                                                                       

 

 Where to explore                                                                      read more  

Kusasenri-ga-hama 

The beautiful prairie of 785,000 square meter in the crater spreads in

northern part of Mt. Eboshi. 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.

Takamori Dengaku-no sato 

Enjoy Aso beef and local cuisines called dengaku. The restaurant

uses the old private house with thatch roof built more than 200

years ago. Bake the meat and local ingredients with charcoal. 

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.

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Check-out hotel at Kurokawa Onsen

Exploring Aso region including the following by the use of a chartered taxi

  Kusasenri-ga-hama  

  Mount Aso

Lunch at Takamori  Dengaku-no sato 

Exploring Aso by Tourist Tram / Minami Aso Rail Way  

Stay at Minami-Aso

 


 

Day 3  Takachiho

 

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Takachiho Gorge

A narrow chasm cut through the rock by the Gokase River. 

The nearly sheer cliffs lining the gorge are made of slow

forming volcanic basalt columns.

Takachiho Gorge boat riding

The most recommended activity at Takachiho Gorge.

The spot you can see waterfalls and the columnar shaped

valley together is rare in the world. 

Takachiho is a birth place of Japanese indigenous religion, Shinto. 

 In the story, Amaterasu, the Shinto sun goddess, became so 

outraged by her brother’s cruel pranks that she hid herself in a cave,

refusing to come out and depriving the world of her life-giving light.

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Check-out hotel at Minami-Aso

Exploring Takachiho including the following sites by the use of a chartered taxi

Takachiho Gorge

Takachiho Gorge boat riding

lunch at Takachiho, Somen nagashi

Transfer to JR Kumamoto station by a chartered taxi

Transfer to Fukuoka by Bullet train from JR Kumamoto to Hataka station, 

  38 minutes by Sakura or 28 minutes by Mizuho

 


 

Aso

 

 


 

Takachiho

 

 


 

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Self-guided 8 days Northern & Central Kyushu tour

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Many fascinating tourist destinations are concentrated in this area and a lot of

Photo spots on the way to main tourist destinations. Where to explore are

NagasakiShimabaraUnzenKumamotoKurokawa OnsenAsoYufuinBeppu,

Kitakyushu and Fukuoka.

 

 


 

At a glance
 

・The journey to explore by yourself independently without a escorted Tour leader or Tour guide

・Start and end of the tour is Fukuoka–city, please specify the place where you want

・Tour date : please specify the date

・Minimum number : 2 person 

Accommodation, to be selected from budget hotels to luxury properties

JR Kyushu Rail Pass

・Local transportations, Tram, buses and ferry

Private car in the areas where Local transportation are not convenient

 

 


 

Where to explore

 

Day 1 : Depart Fukuoka Explore Nagasaki, stay Nagasaki

Day 2 : Explore Nagasaki, → Explore Unzen, stay Unzen

Day 3 : Unzen  → Explore Kumamoto, stay Kumamoto

Day 4 : Explore Aso, stay Kurokawa Onsen 

Day 5 : Aso → Explore Yufuin 

Day 6 : Explore Beppu, stay Beppu

Day 7 : Kitakyushu, stay Kitakyushu

Day 8 : Fukuoka, stay Fukuoka

 


 

Travelling Route

 

 


 

Day by Day

 

Day 1  Nagasaki 

 

Nagasaki-city has many oversea countries cultures and the significant Japanese histories

like no other areasThe fascinating Nagasaki-city has been created since Japan began exchanging

with foreign countries during the National isolation period. In addition to above features, the

geographical conditions are creating fascinating tourism.

 


 

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Welcome to Fukuoka

Our staff meet you at tour starting place such as the airport or Hotel and provides all the information

needed the tour, and then take you to JR Hakata station.

Self-guided tour start from JR Hakata station

Transfer to Nagasaki by JR Limited express train from Hakata to Nagasaki, 2 hours 

Exploring Nagasaki, Tram is used for the following sites

Visiting  Peace Park  

  Atomic Bomb Museum   

  Ground Zero 

  Peace Fountain

  Peace Statue 

Lunch at China town

Oura Cathedral 

Glover Garden 

Dejima 

Stay Western style hotel in Nagasaki-city

visit Mount Inasa 

 


 

Day 2  Nagasaki & Unzen

 

Hashima is a ruins now called “Gunkanjima”, so called after its resemblance

to the silhouette of a battleship, the cruise ship take you exploring Tachibana bay from

Nagasaki port and landing on Hashima island.

Unzen is a beautiful highland Onsen resort in Shimabara peninsula situated Unzen National

ParkThe 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.

 


 

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Check out Hotel 

Gunkan-jima island cruise

Lunch at Nagasaki Wharf 

Transfer to Isahaya by JR Limited express train from Nagasaki to Isahaya, 14 minutes

Drive to Unzen via Nita pass by Private car

Check-in Onsen Ryokan, Japanese style accommodation

Walk around Unzen Onsen town and Unzen Jigoku

Dinner at Onsen Ryokan

 


 

Day 3  Kumamoto

 

Kumamoto is the third largest city in Kyushu with a population of 740,000.Must visit place is

Kumamoto Castle listed on the three great castle in Japan.

The city is 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. The Shira-kawa River and its branches

run through the downtown area around Kumamoto Castle. Therefore, the city is called “City

of Forest and Fresh Water.”

 


 

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Check out Onsen Ryokan

Transfer to Shimabara port from Unzen by a Shimatetsu bus, 30 minutes

Travel to Kumamoto from Shimabara port to Kumamoto port by a Kumamoto ferry, 30 minutes

Transfer to Kumamoto Castle from Kumamoto port by Sanko bus

Exploring  Sakurano-baba Josaien and Kumamoto Castle 

Stay at  Kumamoto , Western style Hotel, included breakfast

Dinner at  Shimo-tori Shopping Street , local specialty cuisines

 


 

Day 4  Aso

 

Aso gives a lot of unforgettable experiences. The active volcano Mount Aso and world’s

largest caldera offer a lot of excitements. And numerous unforgettable experiences in

the rural area can be made including Onsen, variety of sports and local cuisines.

 

 


 

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Check out Hotel

Travel to Aso from JR Kumamoto station to Higo-ozu station by a Limited express train, 30 minutes  

Private car is utilized from JR Higo-ozu for exploring Aso rejion

Aso Tourist Tram

Lunch at Takamori  Dengakuno sato 

Kusasenri-ga-hama    

Mount Aso

Daikanbo

Stay at Kurokawa Onsen 

 


 

Day 5  Yufuin

 

A beautiful and tranquil Onsen resort representing Kyushu. Yufuin is located about 15 km

west of Beppu and is spreading in the Yufu basin at the mountain foot of Yufu. Onsen resort

life can be enjoyed at the beautiful and tranquil place harmonized with nature in the basin of

mountain hill area.

 

 


 

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Check out Hotel 

Private car is utilized from Kurokawa Onsen to Yufuin, through Yamanami high-way

Visit Kokonoe Yume Otsurihashi

Lunch at Yufuin Kagura

Exloring Yufuin

  Yunotsubo Avenue   

  Yufuin Floral Village 

  Kinrinko lake

Stay Yufuin

 


 

Day 6  Beppu

 

Beppu is one of the most famous Onsen resort in Japan. The popular hot spring town nestle

at the foot of volcanos, Mount Yufu and Mount TsurumiBoasting more than 2,800 hot spring

sources and flowing rate of nearly 137,000 kiloliters per day, Beppu is considered a paradise

of hot springs famous for high therapeutic effects.

 


 

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Leave Hotel in Yufuin

Transfer to Beppu by JR train 

Exploring Beppu by the use of local bus

  lunch Jigoku Mushi kobo

  Beppu Hell tour 

  Foot bath

Stay at Beppu  

 


 

Day 7  Kitakyushu

 

Kitakyushu is the second largest city in Kyushu and World leading Environmental Future city

and blessed with spectacular & stunning nature. 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 of Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial

Revolution , Industrial heritages, placed introduce cultures of people living there, and various

historic sites

 

 

 

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Leave Hotel in Beppu

Transfer to Kitakyushu  by JR Limited express train from Beppu to Kokura

JR local train used for exploring in Kitakyushu

Visit Kukura Castle

Lunch Local cuisines

Exploring Moji

Mjiko Retro 

Higashida district   UNESCO World Heritage

Mount Sarakura 

Stay at  Kitakyushu, Western style Hotel, including breakfast

Dinner at Kokura

 


 

Day 8  Fukuoka-city

 

Fukuoka-city is the biggest city in Kyushu and the energetic city bustling as the center of Kyushu’s

politics, economy, culture, fashion as well as tourism. Fukuoka-city has many kind of fascinating

tourist attractions and abundant tourism materials which are different from the other destinations

in Kyushu. 

 


 

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Leave Hotel in Kitakyushu
Transfer to Fukuoka by JR Bullet train from Kokura to Hakata station

Exploring  Fukuoka-city  by Fukuoka subway and local bus

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

Dinner at Fukuoka-city, local specialty cuisines

 


 

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Self-guided Nagasaki 2 days tour

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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.

 


 
At a glance
 

・The journey to explore by yourself independently without a escorted Tour leaderor Tour guide

・Start and end of the tour is Fukuoka–city, please specify the place where you want

・Tour date : please specify the date

・Minimum number : 2 person 

Accommodation, to be selected from budget hotels to luxury properties

・Limited express train is utilized between JR Hakata and Nagasaki station

Tram is utilized for sightseeing in Nagasaki  

 


 

Travelling route

 

 


 

Day by Day

 

Day 1 

 

The city in harmony with foreign countries cultures. The cultures of Nagasaki have been

created since Japan began exchanging with foreign countries during the National isolation

period. 

 


 

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Welcome to Fukuoka

Our staff meet you at tour starting place such as the airport or Hotel and provides all the information

needed the tour, and then take you to JR Hakata station.

Self-guided tour start from JR Hakata station

8:00 Depart Fukuoka-city

Transfer to Nagasaki by JR Limited express train from Hakata to Nagasaki, 2 hours 

Exploring Nagasaki, Tram is used for the following sites

Visiting  Peace Park , 3 minutes walk from Heiwa-koen-shita Tram station 

  Atomic Bomb Museum    

  Ground Zero 

  Peace Fountain

  Peace Statue 

Lunch at China town a short walk from Shinchi-chukagai Tram station

Oura Cathedral , 10 minutes walk from Oura tensyudo-mae Tram station

Glover Garden , 5 minutes walk from Oura Cathedral

Dejima , a short walk from Dejima Tram station

 

Stay Western style hotel in Nagasaki-city

 

visit Mount Inasa 

  Inasayama Night View bus tour is available from Hotels in Nagasaki-city

  by Nagasaki Yuran Bus

 


 
 

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. The site has been registered on UNESCO World Heritages as Sites of Japan’s Meiji

Industrial Revolution.  Now Hashima is a ruins called “Gunkanjima”, so called after its resemblance

to the silhouette of a battleship.

 


 
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Check out Hotel 

Gunkan-jima island cruise , 90 minutes cruise depart from Nagasaki port

Lunch at Nagasaki Wharf 

Transfer to Fukuoka by JR Limited express train from Nagasaki to Hakata, 2 hours 

Arrive Fukuoka-city

 


 

 


 

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Self-guided Christian Pilgrimage 3 days tour

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At a glance

 

Where to visit : Pilgrimage sites in Sotome, Nagasaki-cityShimabara and Unzen

Christian history in Japan was started when St. Francis Xavier came to Japan as a first Christian

missionary in 1549. Then Christianity was spread in Nagasaki region. However, unparalleled

hidden Cristian history was started from when Toyotomi Hideyoshi Shogunate proclaimed Christian

ban in 1587. During ban on Christianity, people secretly continued to faith while surviving in the

midst of the conventional society and Japanese religions.

Since ban on the Christianity was lifted in 1873, new Christian history in Japan has begun.

 


 

Overall itinerary

Day 1 : depart Fukuoka  → Nagasaki, stay Nagasaki

Day 2 : Sotome & Unzen, stay Unzen

Day 3 : Shimabara, stay Fukuoka

 


 
Travel style 

・The journey to explore by yourself independently without a escorted Tour leader or Tour guide

・Start and end of the tour is Fukuoka–city, please specify the place where you want

・Tour date : please specify the date

Accommodation, to be selected from budget hotels to luxury properties

・Limited express train is utilized between JR Hakata and Nagasaki station

Tram is utilized for travelling in Nagasaki  

Chartered taxi in the areas where Local transportation are not convenient

 

 

 


 

Day by Day

 

Day 1  Nagasaki 

 

Japan’s unique practice of the Christian faith continued in Nagasaki region even during the ban

on Christianity from 1587 to 1859.There are many Christian Pilgrimage site and

Hidden Christian Sites in Nagasaki region is registered on UNESCO’s World Heritage in 2018.

 


 

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8:00 Depart Fukuoka-city

Transfer to Nagasaki by JR Limited express train from Hakata to Nagasaki, 2 hours 

Exploring Nagasaki, Tram is used for the following sites

Visiting  Peace Park  

  Atomic Bomb Museum   

  Ground Zero 

  Peace Fountain

  Peace Statue 

Lunch at Nagasaki Wharf

Martyrdom of the 26 Saints of Japan   

Oura Cathedral 

Glover Garden 

Stay Western style hotel in Nagasaki-city

 

 

Day 2  Sotome & Unzen

 

Sotome is a rural, coastal area on the peninsula north of central Nagasaki. During the ban on

Christianity, Sotome was home to communities of “Hidden Christians”, many of whom emigrated

there from other parts of Nagasaki as the remote region allowed them to practice their religion in

secret.   

Unzen is Located in the centre of Shimabara peninsula, at the southwest part of

Mount Unzen with an altitude of 700m. It is started receiving foreign tourists around the

year 1900 when Kaempfer and Siebold introduced the city to Europe and China.

 


 

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Check out Hotel in Nagasaki

A Chartered taxi is use for traveling 

Visiting Sotome Pilgrimage sites

  Shitsu Church

  Former Shitsu Aid Center

  Endo Shusaku Literary Museum

Transfer to Unzen

Nita Pass 

Unzen Jigoku

Stay at Unzen

 


 

Day 3   Shimabara

 

Shimabara is located in the foot of Mount Unzen and facing Ariake Sea, and those geographical

conditions and mild climate create natural scenic beauty in the east and Mount Unzen including Mount Fugen. The region offers various enjoyable things such as Nature, Onsen,

Castle town of Shimabara-city, and Christian Pilgrimage sites.

 


 

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Check out Hotel in Unzen

A Chartered taxi is use for traveling

Harajo Castle ruins

Shimabara Castle

Lunch at Shimabara, local cuisine Guzoni

Transfer to Isahaya by Shimateshu local train from Shimabara to Isahaya station, 1 hour

Transfer to Fukuoka by JR Limited express train from Isahaya to Hakata station, 1 hour and 40 minutes

Stay in Fukuoka

 


 

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Day 3 Shimabara

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Shimabara is located in the foot of Mount Unzen and facing Ariake Sea, and those geographical

conditions and mild climate create natural scenic beauty in the east and Mount Unzen including Mount Fugen. The region offers various enjoyable things such as Nature, Onsen,

Castle town of Shimabara-city, and Christian Pilgrimage sites.

 


 

Itinerary

Check out Hotel in Unzen

A Chartered taxi is use for traveling

Harajo Castle ruins

Shimabara Castle

Lunch at Shimabara, local cuisine Guzoni

Transfer to Isahaya by Shimateshu local train from Shimabara to Isahaya station, 1 hour

Transfer to Fukuoka by JR Limited express train from Isahaya to Hakata station, 1 hour and 40 minutes

Stay in Fukuoka

 


 

Where to visit  

 

Harajo Castle ruins

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

Sites in the Nagasaki Region. The battle field of Shimabara Rebellion which was a peasant

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

 


 

Shimabara Castle

The castle 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”.  It was an almost rectangular flatland castle built in the Renkaku-style.

 


 

lunch

Local cuisine Guzoni

Guzoni is said to created during the Shimabara Rebellion of 1637.  When Cristians were fought

under the leader ship of Amakusa Shiro, they brought various ingredients such as rice cake, fishes

and vegetables, and made a stew.   This is the origin of Guzoni.

 


 

 


 

Day 2 Sotome & Unzen

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Sotome is a rural, coastal area on the peninsula north of central Nagasaki. During the ban on

Christianity, Sotome was home to communities of “Hidden Christians”, many of whom emigrated

there from other parts of Nagasaki as the remote region allowed them to practice their religion in

secret.   

Unzen is Located in the centre of Shimabara peninsula, at the southwest part of

Mount Unzen with an altitude of 700m. It is started receiving foreign tourists around the

year 1900 when Kaempfer and Siebold introduced the city to Europe and China.

 


 

Itinerary

Check out Hotel in Nagasaki

A Chartered taxi is use for traveling 

Visiting Sotome Pilgrimage sites

  Shitsu Church

  Former Shitsu Aid Center

  Endo Shusaku Literary Museum

Transfer to Unzen

Nita Pass 

Unzen Jigoku

Stay at Unzen

 


 

Where to explore

 

Sotome Pilgrimage site UNESCO World Heritage

Sotome is a rural, coastal area on the peninsula north of central Nagasaki. During the ban on

Christianity, Sotome was home to communities of “Hidden Christians”, many of whom emigrated

there from other parts of Nagasaki as the remote region allowed them to practice their religion in

secret.    

 

Shitsu Church

On an elevation commanding a view over the Sea of Goto, Father Marc Marie de Rotz established

a church at his own expense 1882. The building was extended and renovated again and again.

A statue of Mary that he ordered from France is standing in the bell tower.

 


 

Former Shitsu Aid Center        

I want to save people in the Sotome from poor life.  Former Shitsu Aid Centeris indispensable in

talking about the history and culture of the region.

 


 

Endo Shusaku Literary Museum         

The setting of Endo Shusaku’s novel Silence. Sotome 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.

 


 

Unzen, Nita Pass

Unzen is a beautiful mountain and Onsen resort, and was the first area to be designated as   

a National Park in JapanAt any time of the year the natural scenery of Nita-toge Pass in Unzen

is magnificent. Azaleas, green leaves, brilliant autumnal tints of maples and silver frost

represent each season of the year.

 


 

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. Unfortunately, this

was once put into reality nearly 350 years ago during the time of religious persecution in Japan. 

 30 Japanese Christians, failing to renounce their faith met their death here in the scalding spring

of Jigoku.

 


 

Stay

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.

 


 

Sotome

 

 


 

Unzen

 

 


 

Day 1 Nagasaki

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Japan’s unique practice of the Christian faith continued in Nagasaki region even during the ban

on Christianity from 1587 to 1859.There are many Christian Pilgrimage site and

Hidden Christian Sites in Nagasaki region is registered on UNESCO’s World Heritage in 2018.

 


 

Itinerary

8:00 Depart Fukuoka-city

Transfer to Nagasaki by JR Limited express train from Hakata to Nagasaki, 2 hours 

Exploring Nagasaki, Tram is used for the following sites

Visiting  Peace Park  

  Atomic Bomb Museum   

  Ground Zero 

  Peace Fountain

  Peace Statue 

Lunch at Nagasaki Wharf

Martyrdom of the 26 Saints of Japan   

Oura Cathedral 

Glover Garden 

Stay Western style hotel in Nagasaki-city

 

Where to explore

 

Peace Park

Established in 1955 near the Ground Zero where the Atomic bomb was dropped at 11:02 am

on Aug. 09, 1945Peace 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 bomb. The 9.7 meter high statue sitting on

a 4 meter tall pedestal, made by renown sculptor Kitamura Seibo. The raised arm points to

the threat of nuclear weapons and the out-stretched arm symbolizes peace.

 


 

Lunch 

Nagaaski 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.

 


 

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 crucifixion 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.

 


 

Oura Cathedral   / UNESCO World Heritage

The Cathedral is one of the significant Christian Pilgrimage site in JapanEstablished 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  UNESCO World Heritage

The garden takes its name from Thomas Glover, his arms-importing operations played an important

part in the Meiji Restoration, he built the first train line in Japan and he even helped establish the

first modern Mitsubishi ship yard.

 


 

Stay

Nagasaki

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.

 


 

 


 

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JR Kyushu Rail Pass is a pass that allows you get on and off freely.
It covers not only local and rapid trains operated by JR Kyushu,
but also popular limited express trains, tourist trains, and even the Shinkansen.
This pass is available by customer who have a passport issued by a country other

than Japan.

 

  Validity ( consecutive)  Price
Northern Kyushu  3 days  JPY 9,500
Northern Kyushu  5 days  JPY 11,000
Southern Kyushu  3 days  JPY 8,000
All Kyushu  3 days   JPY 16,000
All Kyushu  5 days  JPY 18,500
All Kyushu  7 days  JPY 20,000

Unlimited travel by Kyushu Shinkansen and limited express train, local train and rapid service

train of the conventional train lines in the designated area.
If you would like to use a regular reserved seat, please book a reserved seat ticket

 

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