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Nature in Kyushu



Kyushu is a paradise of Japan travel like no others.


Kyushu has rich landscapes including nature and diverse cultures including food cultures.

And also, Kyushu is known as ‘Onsen island’ and there are many Onsen resorts to stop into

while you’re travelling around.





Hiraodai Karst Plateau & Caves in Kitakyushu 

One of the three largest Karst Plateau in Japan. It is located in south eastern part of Kitakyushu-city

At altitudes between 400 and 600 meters above sea level and stretching 6 km from north to south

and 2 km from east to west.  



Mount Sarakura in Kitakyushu

The height of the mountain is 622 meters from sea level. At the top you are presented with a

magnificent and spectacular view of Kitakyushu.

Three Major Night View of Japan from Mount Sarakura to be experienced. The beautiful night

view is created by combination of industrial zones and rich nature areas.

 The Three Major Night View of Japan.  




Sakurai Futamigaura in Itoshima

A beautiful sunset scenic spot at Genkai Sea in Itoshima, the place is selected as Japan’s 100 scenic 

beauty sunset beach.  Located in Genkai Quasi-National Park. The married rock is connected

by the large Shimenawa with 30 metre length and 1 ton weight. Male rock is 11.8 metre high

and Female rock is 11.2 metre height.



Keya Cave cruise in Itoshima

The most largest basalt cave in Japan located consist of octagon and hexagon columnar joints.

The entrance of the cave is 64 metre high and 10 metre width and the depth is 90 metre.

It is designated as one of three major Basalt caves in Japan.






Unzen is a gentle Onsen resort situated in the Unzen National Park. The Resort area was

originally developed for foreigners as a place close to Nagasaki-city.

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. The area was the first

area to be designated as a National Park in Japan in 1934. 



Dolphins watching cruise

Approximately 300 wild Dolphins live in the sea between the Shimabara Peninsula and Amakusa.

The dolphin watching cruises have become increasingly popular for all ages, especially because

it is possible to see the dolphins so close that you could almost touch them.





Mount Tsurumi

Soaring 1375 metres into the sky, Mount Tsurumi is a breath taking mountain overlooking Beppu

that offers some decent hiking, rare flora and outstanding vistas. Visitors can take a ropeway 800

metres up and revel in being surrounded by acres of rolling greenery. On clear days, you can see

as far as the Kuju Mountains, a famous mountain range that runs between Oita and Kumamoto.






One of the must visit tourist destination in Kyushu. The world’s largest caldera and the active

volcano give a lot of excitements. And numerous unforgettable experiences in the rural area

can be mede including Onsen, variety of sports and local cuisines.





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.




Spectacle art collection of exposed Rocks created by raging wave. Hyuga is a bay cityfacing the

Hyuga nada Sea. The whole area along Cape Hyuga- misaki with its many exposed rocks is

designated as the Nippo-Kaigan Quasi-National Park. 





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.





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