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Self-guided Nagasaki 2 days tour

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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. The city

have many oversea countries cultures and also the significant Japanese histories like no other areas.

In addition to above featuresthe 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 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

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

Tram is utilized for sightseeing in Nagasaki  

 


 

Itinerary

 

Day 1  

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 China town

Oura Cathedral 

Glover Garden 

Dejima 

Stay Western style hotel in Nagasaki-city

visit Mount Inasa 

 


 

Day 2  

Check out Hotel 

Gunkan-jima island cruise

Lunch at Nagasaki Wharf 

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

Arrive Fukuoka-city

 


 

Day by Day

 

Day 1  Tram is used for Exploring Nagasaki

 

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.

 


 

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 / UNESCO World Heritage Hidden Christian sites

The Cathedral is one of the significant Christian Pilgrimage site in Japan.  Established 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 Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution

Located on Minami-Yamate hill in Nagasaki-city, Glover Garden has nine Western style buildings.

The Glover’s Residence built in 1863 and is Japan’s oldest wooden Western–style building

has been registered on UNESCO World Heritages as Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution.

The elegant scenery of Nagasaki harbor view from Glover Garden can be enjoyed. 

 


 

Dejima 

Dejima was the fan-shaped artificial island in the bay of Nagasaki where was used as a Dutch

trading port and it was only open gateway to Europe during Japan’s National isolation of Edo

period from 1641 until 1853. At that time, many European technologies and cultures were

introduced here through Dutch.

 


 

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.

 


 
Day 2
 

Gunkan-jima island cruise  / Hashima Coal Mine

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.

 


 

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.

 

 


 

Location of Nagasaki-city

 

  

 


 

How to book

If you would like to book this Tailor-made tour, all you need to do is make an enquiry 

using our Enquiry Form or e-mail at info@japan-kyushu-tourist.com

You can also give us a call at +81-93-521-8897

All of our Tailor-made tours are completely flexible, so if you like what you see here but would

like to make a few changes – where it’s to add in destinations, request special experiences,

upgrade accommodation or plan extra nights – please don’t hesitate to get in touch and our

expert consultants will help you tailor a trip to suit you.

 


 

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Self-guided Aso & Takachiho 3 days tour

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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.

 


 
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

Chartered taxi in the areas where Local transportation are not convenient

 

 

Day by Day

 

Day 1  

 

Itinerary

Depart Fukuoka-city

Transfer to Nagasaki by JR Bullet train from Hakata to Kumamoto

   38 minutes by Sakura or 28 minutes by Mizuho

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

 

Where to explore

 

Daikanbo

The perfect spot view the five peak of Mount AsoDaikanbo 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.

 


 

Nabegataki Waterfalls

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. It is very unique

waterfalls, you can actually climb behind the falls to see how the water has carved out the rock

over the year.

 


 

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, 

more than 20 Japanese style accommodations and gift shops standing in a row along the river.

 

 


 

Day 2

 

Itinerary

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

 

Where to explore

 

Kusasenri-ga-hama

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. 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. The site can be visited as per the volcano condition.

 


 

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.

 

 


 

Day 3

 

Itinerary

Check-out hotel at Minami-Aso

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

   Takachiho shrine

lunch at Takachiho, Somen nagashi

  Takachiho Gorge

  Takachiho Gorge boat riding

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

 

Where to explore

 

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. In the

evening, you can enjoy the Yokagura Dance.

 


 

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 which resemble the scales of 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.

 


 

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.

 


 

About ten kilometers outside of central Takachiho the Shrine was built near the cave where

Amaterasu is said to have hid herself away.  The cave cannot be approached, however,

there is an observation deck behind the shrine’s main building.

 

 


 

How to book

If you would like to book this Tailor-made tour, all you need to do is make an enquiry 

using our Enquiry Form or e-mail at info@japan-kyushu-tourist.com

You can also give us a call at +81-93-521-8897

All of our Tailor-made tours are completely flexible, so if you like what you see here but would

like to make a few changes – where it’s to add in destinations, request special experiences,

upgrade accommodation or plan extra nights – please don’t hesitate to get in touch and our

expert consultants will help you tailor a trip to suit you.

 


 

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Self-guided Kyushu 11 days 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.

 


 
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, local buses and ferry

Chartered 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

 


 

Day by Day

 

Day 1  Nagasaki

 

Itinerary

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 China town

Oura Cathedral 

Glover Garden 

Dejima 

Stay Western style hotel in Nagasaki-city

visit Mount Inasa 

 

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.

 


 

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 UNESCO World Heritage Hidden Christian sites

The Cathedral is one of the significant Christian Pilgrimage site in Japan.  Established 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 Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution

Located on Minami-Yamate hill in Nagasaki-city, Glover Garden has nine Western style buildings.

The Glover’s Residence built in 1863 and is Japan’s oldest wooden Western–style building

has been registered on UNESCO World Heritages as Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution.

The elegant scenery of Nagasaki harbor view from Glover Garden can be enjoyed. 

 


 

Dejima 

Dejima was the fan-shaped artificial island in the bay of Nagasaki where was used as a Dutch

trading port and it was only open gateway to Europe during Japan’s National isolation of Edo

period from 1641 until 1853. At that time, many European technologies and cultures were

introduced here through Dutch.

 


 

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.

 


 

Stay

 

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.

 


 

Day 2  Nagasaki and Unzen

 

Itinerary

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 chartered taxi

Check-in Onsen Ryokan, Japanese style accommodation

Walk around Unzen Onsen town and Unzen Jigoku

Dinner at Onsen Ryokan

 

Where to explore

 

Gunkan-jima island cruise  / Hashima Coal Mine

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.

 


 

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.

 


 

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.

 


 

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.

 


 

Stay 

 

Unzen Onsen Resort

There are 17 Hotels and Ryokan (Japanese style accommodation)  around Unzen Jigoku.

rom every hotel, beautiful scenery which changes by season can be enjoyed.

 


 

Day 3  Kumamoto

 

Itinerary 

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

 

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.

 


 

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.

 


 

Stay

 

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 night time.

 


 

 

Day 4  Ibusuki & Satsuma Peninsula

 
Itinerary
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 

A chartered taxi 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

 

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

 


 

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.

 


 

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.

 

 

 

stay 

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.

 


 

Day 5    Kagoshima  &  Sakurajima Island

 

Itinerary

Check out Hotel in Ibusuki

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

Chartered taxi is used from JR Kagoshima-chuo station for exploring

Kagoshima and Sakurajima Island

Exploring  Kagoshima

Sengan-en Garden

Shoko Shuseikan

Transfer to Sakurajima Island by a Ferry

Exploring Sakurajima Island

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

Dinner at Kagoshima-city, local specialty cuisines 

 

Where to explore

 

Kagoshima

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-prefecture, 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.

 


 

Stay

 

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.

 


 

Day 6  Takachiho

 

Itinerary

Check out Hotel in Kafoshima

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

Transfer and exploring Takachio by the use of a Chartered taxi

Lunch at Takachiho, Somen nagashi

Takachiho Gorge

Takachiho Gorge boat riding

Amano Iwato Shrine

Transfer to Aso and stay Aso

 

Where to explore

 

Takachiho

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.

 

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

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.

 


 

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.

 


 

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.

 


 

Day 7 Aso

 

Itinerary

Check out Hotel in Aso

Exploring Aso by the use of Chartered taxi

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

 

Where to explore

 

Aso

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.

 

 


 

Lunch

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.

 


 

Kusasenri-ga-hama

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. 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.

 


 

Daikanbo

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.

 


 

Stay

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, 

more than 20 Japanese style accommodations and gift shops standing in a row along the river.

 


 

Day 8  Chikugo region

 

Itinerary

Check out Hotel in Kurokawa Onsen

Exploring Chikigo region by the use of Chartered taxi

 Ukiha Inari Shrine

 Shirakabe-dori Avenue

 Lunch at the featured restaurant Shirakabe

 Akizuki

Stay at Harazuru Onsen

  Japanese style Hotel, including dinner and breakfast

 

Where to explore

 

Chikugo region

Agricultural industries spreading in the Kyushu’s largest Chikugo plain.

Chikugo region consists of Toho VillageAsakura, Akizuki, Ukiha, Kurume, Yame and Hoshono

Village. 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 people live from ancient time and the various cultures have been created.

 

Ukiha Inari Shrine

Breath taking scenery harmonizes with the Shrine. Ukiha Inari Shrine, located at foot of Mino

mountain range, 130 m height from sea level. The 90 vermilion coloured Torii Gates stand on

the 300 steps stairs is introduced you from bottom area to the Shrine main building.

 


 

Shirakabe-dori Avenue

Time-honored scenery, back to 100 years ago. Located in Yoshii-machi, Shirakabe, literary

meaning is white wall. The avenue of houses with white wall were constructed about 100

years ago.  About 250 houses in the area has been designated as National important traditional

buildings preservation district.

 

 


 

Lunch 

Shirakabe, authentic Japanese local restaurant

The chef who makes that cuisines also has experienced the imperial family’s cook.

The building is designated by Government as Traditional building at the Conservation district

in Ukiha-city. Japanese cuisines using best local ingredients that vary by season can be

enjoyed.

 


 

Akizuki

Akizuki is a former Castle town located in northern part of Asakura. You can enjoy the

harmony of countryside landscape and former castle town scenery that makes the

atmosphere like a time of 400 years ago.

 


 

Harazuru Onsen 

A tranquil Onsen Resortnear Fukuoka-city and is located on the banks of Chikugo River. 

The quality hot spring is weakly alkaline and sulfur is mixed and has the effect of dropping

old horn and creating beautiful skin.

 


 

Day 9  Yanagawa

 

Itinerary

Check out Hotel in Harazuru Pnsen

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 Kitatakyusu

 

Where to explore

 

Yanagawa

The Beautiful Canal town Yanagawa located about 60km south of Fukuoka-city and is

a former Castle town facing the Ariake Bay and spreading in the Chikugo plain. Canal

boat cruise is most recommended experience.

 

Canal boat cruise 

Yanagawa Canal boat cruise is to board a small boat called the Donkobune and slowly 

go down the river skillfully maneuvered by a boatman with bamboo pole. A 30minutes

cruise starting Okinohata and go around Ohana & Shotoen Garden is most recommended.

 


 

Lunch 

Eel cuisines

Yanagawa is the birthplace of Steamed Eel that has more than 300 years history. There are many

restaurants which have their long history and each restaurants have been keeping the traditional

source and brand value.

 


 

Ohana and Shotoen Garden

Listed on National Scenic Landmark, was built in 1697 as the villa of the Fourth Lord Tachibana

Akitora. At that time the region was called Hanabatake (Field of flower), so the villa was named

Ohana or Flower.

 


 

stay

Kitakyushu

The Industrial Innovation city with many different fascinating feature. Kitakyushu offers amazing

possibilities for tourism and travel with a combination of spectacular scenery, rich cultural 

experiences as well as learning possibilities through Study tours based on the environmental 

and industrial themes.

 


 

How to book

If you would like to book this Tailor-made tour, all you need to do is make an enquiry 

using our Enquiry Form or e-mail at info@japan-kyushu-tourist.com

You can also give us a call at +81-93-521-8897

All of our Tailor-made tours are completely flexible, so if you like what you see here but would

like to make a few changes – where it’s to add in destinations, request special experiences,

upgrade accommodation or plan extra nights – please don’t hesitate to get in touch and our

expert consultants will help you tailor a trip to suit you.

 


 

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Self-guided Christian Pilgrimage 3 days tour

 

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 

・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

 

 

 Location of Nagasaki-prefecture

 

   

 


 

Day by Day

 

Day 1  

 

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.

 


 

Day 2

 

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 Japan. At 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.

 


 

Day 2

 

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.

 

 


 

How to book

If you would like to book this Tailor-made tour, all you need to do is make an enquiry 

using our Enquiry Form or e-mail at info@japan-kyushu-tourist.com

You can also give us a call at +81-93-521-8897

All of our Tailor-made tours are completely flexible, so if you like what you see here but would

like to make a few changes – where it’s to add in destinations, request special experiences,

upgrade accommodation or plan extra nights – please don’t hesitate to get in touch and our

expert consultants will help you tailor a trip to suit you.

 


 

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Self-guided Northern & Central Kyushu 8 days 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

Chartered taxi 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  

 

Itinerary

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 China town

Oura Cathedral 

Glover Garden 

Dejima 

Stay Western style hotel in Nagasaki-city

visit Mount Inasa 

 

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.

 


 

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 UNESCO World Heritage Hidden Christian sites

The Cathedral is one of the significant Christian Pilgrimage site in Japan.  Established 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 Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution

Located on Minami-Yamate hill in Nagasaki-city, Glover Garden has nine Western style buildings.

The Glover’s Residence built in 1863 and is Japan’s oldest wooden Western–style building

has been registered on UNESCO World Heritages as Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution.

The elegant scenery of Nagasaki harbor view from Glover Garden can be enjoyed. 

 


 

Dejima 

Dejima was the fan-shaped artificial island in the bay of Nagasaki where was used as a Dutch

trading port and it was only open gateway to Europe during Japan’s National isolation of Edo

period from 1641 until 1853. At that time, many European technologies and cultures were

introduced here through Dutch.

 


 

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.

 


 

Day 2

 

Itinerary

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 a chartered taxi

Check-in Onsen Ryokan, Japanese style accommodation

Walk around Unzen Onsen town and Unzen Jigoku

Dinner at Onsen Ryokan

 

Where to explore

 

Gunkan-jima island cruise  / Hashima Coal Mine

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.

 


 

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.

 


 

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.

 


 

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.

 


 

Stay 

Unzen Onsen Resort

There are 17 Hotels and Ryokan (Japanese style accommodation)  around Unzen Jigoku.

rom every hotel, beautiful scenery which changes by season can be enjoyed.

 


 

Day 3

 

Itinerary

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

 

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.

 


 

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.

 


 

Stay

Kumamoto near  Shimo-tori Shopping Street       

The largest shopping arcade in Kumamotoprefecture, 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 night time.

 


 

Day 4

 

Itinerary

Check out Hotel

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

A chartered taxi 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 

 

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.

 

 


 
Lunch

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.

 


 

Kusasenri-ga-hama

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.

 


 

Daikanbo

The perfect spot view the five peak of Mount AsoDaikanbo 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.

 


 

Stay

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, 

more than 20 Japanese style accommodations and gift shops standing in a row along the river.

 


 

Day 5

 

Itinerary

Check out Hotel 

A chartered taxi 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

 

Where to explore

 

Kokonoe Yume Otsurihashi

The longest pedestrian suspension bridge in Japan and the 2nd longest in the World Splendid

and beautiful view from the thrilling suspension bridge over the Naruko river valley.

 


 

Lunch

Yufuin Kagura

Seiro-mushi is prepared with large bamboo baskets in front of diners.

Featured by the enriched flavor with warmth and fragrance of the cypress basket (seiro).

Live the lively, hot spring steam-like, “Jigoku steams” (literally hell’s steams) dishes right in

front of you with the traditional local taste of BeppuOita-prefecture.

 


 

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.

 


 

Yufuin Floral Village

Floral Village is the amusement facility that recreated the street of the Cotswolds region in

England, which was also used as the location for Harry Potter. Cute owls welcome you in

OWL’s FORESR. You can enjoy strolling, gourmet and shopping with beautiful flowers in

the Village, and there is Alice in Wonderland shop here.

 


 

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.

 


 

Stay 

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.

 


 

How to book

If you would like to book this Tailor-made tour, all you need to do is make an enquiry 

using our Enquiry Form or e-mail at info@japan-kyushu-tourist.com

You can also give us a call at +81-93-521-8897

All of our Tailor-made tours are completely flexible, so if you like what you see here but would

like to make a few changes – where it’s to add in destinations, request special experiences,

upgrade accommodation or plan extra nights – please don’t hesitate to get in touch and our

expert consultants will help you tailor a trip to suit you.

 


 

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JR Kyushu Rail Pass

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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

 

For more information, refer to the Official website below印

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JR Kyushu Rail Pass

 

 

 


 

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