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6 days North-East Kyushu tour

  • Day 1 : arrive Fukuoka → Chikugo region, stay Harazuru Onsen

 

Exploring the featured places of Oita-prefecture and Fukuoka-prefecture.

Unforgettable various things can be enjoyed such as beautiful nature, Onsen,

local cuisines, fruits picking and Japanese cultures.

Where to visit : OkubungoYufuin  and Beppu in Oita-prefectureChikugo region

Kitakyushu  and Fukuoka  in Fukuoka-prefecture.

 

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At a glance 

 

Travel style Tailor-made Group tour
The Tour leader escorts your group during the tour, and Local Professional Tour guide 
accompanies in key destinations.
A charted vehicle such as taxi or bus is utilized during tour depending on number of person 

・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

・Minimum number : 2 person 

 

Where to Explore  

Day 1 : Depart Fukuoka  →  Chikugo region, stay Harazuru Onsen

Day 2 : Okubungo ( Kokonoe, Bungo-ono, Takeda, stay Nagayu Onsen )

Day 3 : Yufuin and Beppu, stay Beppu

Day 4 : Kitakyushu, stay Kitakyushu

Day 5 : Kitakyushu, stay Fukuoka

Day 6 : Fukuoka, stay Fukuoka

 


 

 Travelling route 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 Itinerary  

 

Day 1   Chikugo region  

 
Itinerary

Depart Fukuoka-city
Transfer to Chikugo region

Exploring Asakura

   Akizuki

   Asakura Triple Water Wheel 

   Shopping at Fujii Apiary

Lunch at Ukiha ; festured restaurant Shirakabe or Shogetsu

Exploring Uiha

   Shirakabe avenue 

   Ukiha Inari Shrine 

visit  Shochubrewery, Beniotome Syuzo

Stay at Harazuru Onsen Resort,  Japanese style Hotel, incluuded dinner and breakfast

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

 

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

Fruits harvest experience         

 


 
Where to explore
 
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. There are a lot of
features here such as rural land scape, fruit fields, ancient ruins, shrines, temples, castle town, 
Sake brewery, Onsen (hot spring), scrumptious local cosines, Japanese cultural experiences.
 

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.

 


 

Asakura Triple Water Wheel

Asakura is the only area in Japan to use water wheels for irrigation. The irrigation system used the

Triple Water Wheel was completed in 1760. The water is supplied from Yamada weir in Chikugo 

through the canal to the Triple Water Wheel. And then the water distributed to each rice field by

Triple Water Wheel.

 


 

Fujii Apiary

The apiary collecting honey while traveling with bees from Kagoshima to Hokkaido. The Apiary

was established in Asakura in 1909 and offers delicious Japanese milk vetch honey and acacia

honey, both of which have a deep and sophisticated taste.

 


 
Lunch at Shirakabe or Shogetsu
 

Shirakabe

The 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.

 


 

Shogetsu, Eel restanrant

Chilugo region is one of the famous place for Eel cuisines along with Yanagawa. Shogetu is the

renown Eel restaurant located in Asakura along the Chikugo river side and established 70 years ago.

 

Breath taking beautiful scenery harmonizes with the 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.

 


 

Shochu Brewery

Shochu is a Japanese distilled beverage less than 45% alcohol by volume. The shochu of

Beniotome Shuzo is distilled from Sesame. The brewery can be visited and there is a tasting

corner.  Let’s sample Chochu.

 


 

Option

 

Fruits harvest experience

In the harvest time, the northern Kyushu boasts many area with beautiful fruit orchards. Fukuoka

is one of the leading fruit-producing prefecture in all Japan. The fruit production in Fukuoka is primarily

concentrated in the southern Chikugo region such as Ukiha, Asakura and Tanushimaru.

 


 

Stay

 

Harazuru Onsen

A tranquil Onsen Resort near 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 2   Okubungo ( Kokonoe, Bungo-ono, Takeda, Nagayu Onsen)

 

Itinerary

Leave Hotel at Harazuru Onsen Resort

Transfer Okubungo

Visit Kokonoe Yume Otsutihashi

lunch at Kokonoe : local cuisine

Visit Takara Hachiman Shrine

Exloring Bungo-ono and Takeda

   Harajiri Waterfall 

   Oka Castle Ruin

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

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

 


 

Where to explore

 

Okubungo

Nature-blessed region at Ono River basin and the northern part is surrounded by Aso & Kuju Mountains

Okubungo region is located in south-east side of Oita prefecture, and consists of Takada, Kuju, 

Bungo-ono, Kusu and Kokonoe.

 

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 at Kokonoe

Featured restaurant Nonohanano-sato,  served local cuisine.

 


 

Takara Hachiman Shrine

Have you ever seen a wild white boar? The wild white bore at the Shrine has function as both

guardians and messengers for the deities at Shinto shrines. The white boars are thought to

bring happiness. After visiting the shrine, you should ask the cute boars for some good-luck

blessings.

 


 

Harajiri Waterfall

It is called Niagara Falls of Japan, In the Ogata River, running through the center of the Ogata plain.

The falls, 120 meters wide and 20 meters height, are selected as one of the best 100 falls in Japan.

Lava flows produced by the great eruption of Mt. Aso accumulated and chighreated Harajiri Falls.

 


 

Oka Castle Ruin 

Great Castle wall construction, a magnificent view from the top. The Castle originally constructed

in 1185, and had been enlarged multiple times and eventually covered a widespread area on the

steep hills overlooking a river and all the surrounding countryside up to the Kuju mountain range

clearly visible in the distance.

 


 

Stay

 

Nagayu Onsen resort

One of the most popular hot spring for foreign tourists, located at the foot of Kuju mountain

range in Oita-prefecture. The hot spring is known as one of the world’s top carbonate spring.

 

 


 

Day 3  Yufuin & Beppu

 

Itinerary

Leave Hotel at Nagayu Onsen Resort 

Transfer to Yufuin

Exploring Yufuin

   Yunotsubo Avenue  

   Yufuin Floral Village 

   Kinrinko lake

Lunch at Yufuin

Transfer to Beppu

Exploring Beppu

   Beppu Hell tour 

   Foot bath

Stay in Beppu,  Western style Hotel, included breakfast

Dinner at Beppu Onsen town, local speciality Cuisines

 


 

Option

Mount Tsurumi

Jigoku Mushi kobo

Onsen Hoyo land

 


 

Where to explore

 

Yufuin

Graceful Onsen Resort located in the Yufu basin surrounded by Mount Yufu and Tsurumi

One of the most popular among ladies and International tourist visits to here are increasing

 

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 JR Yufuin station.

 


 

Lunch at Yufuin

 

Yufumabushi

Yufumabushi is a local cuisine which serves really nice BUNGO Beef. But surprisingly, the way they

serve beef is not BBQ or SUKIYAKI style that are seen in most cases, but “Yufumabushi ” style which

we rarely see for beef dish.

 


 

Local gourmet restaurants

There are many kind of restaurants and cafes around Kinrinko lake and at the Yunotsubo Avenue,

 


 

Beppu

The popular hot spring town nestle at the foot of volcanos, Mt. Yufu and Mt. Tsurumi. Boasting more

than 2,800 hot spring sources and flowing rate of nearly 137,000 kiloliters per day.

 

Hell (Jigoku Meguri ) tour that is a collection of hot spring where the water bubbles forth from 
underground, often with unusual result.  Seven of the hells are located in the Kannawa district
where over 4 km northwest of Beppu station, and two in the more remote Shibaseki district.       
 

Umi Jigoku

Sea Hell, it resemble of sea, this 200 metre deep, cobalt blue pond of boiling water emerge

1200 years ago after a volcano explosion.

 


   

Oniishi Bozu Jigoku

Oniishi shaving Head Hell, large and small bubble of hot gray mud that boiling up here look

like the shaven head of monks.

 

 

 

Chi-no-ike Jigoku 

Blood Pull Hell, the clay is steaming hot point that the steam is red. Japan’s oldest natural
Jigoku as written about in the Bungo Topography described as Akayusen, a reddish hot spring.
 


 

Foot bath

Have you tried Foot bath before?  Foot bath is called Ashiyu in Japanese and is a public bath in
which people can bath their feet. Ashiyu in Beppu set up at Kannawa Onsen near the Hell tour spot.
 

 

 

Options

 

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. You can see as far as the

Kuju Mountains, a famous mountain range that runs between Oita and Kumamoto-prefectures.

 


 

Jigoku Mushi kobo

Jigoku Mushi, literally “hell-steaming” is a unique cooking method found in Beppu. The ingredients

such as vegetables, seafood and meals are cooked using the steam from natural hot spring.

You can operate the steam cookers all by yourself and you can cook whatever you want.

 

 


 

Enjoy local specialty cuisines in Oita-prefecture

Bungo Beef, Seki  Aji & Seki Saba, mackerels, Oita fugu, blowfish


 

Day 4   Kitakyushu-city

 

Itinerary

Leave Hotel in Beppu

Transfer to Kitakyushu-city

Kukura Castle 

Kokura Castle Garden

Lunch at Featured restaurant  

Higashida district   UNESCO World Heritage

Mount Sarakura 

Dinner at Kokura

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

 


 

Option

Kawachi Wisteria Garden

Aanga Museum and Aru Aru City

 


 

Where to explore

 

Kitakyushu is the second largest city in Kyushu with a population of 940,000. 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, and various historic sites.  
 

Kitakyushu’s landmark Kokura Castle. Fukuoka–prefecture only in Japan is selected by

CNN Travel as one of the top 19 places to visit in 2019And the Photo of Kokura Castle is

used for introducing Fukuoka-prefecture. The Castle located within a walking distance of

JR Kokura Station.

 


 

Kokura Castle Garden

Kokua Castle Garden made at the former site of lord’s guest house, located next to Kokura Castle.

This garden consists of a Japanese garden and a lord’s house, a building of the style of Japanese

domestic architecture. In this garden, not only can you see Japanese traditional architecture,

but also enjoy the Tea Ceremony at the Experience Zone.

 


 

Lunch, local cuisines at Kokura

 


 

Higashida

Japan’s modern steel industry was started as Yawata steel Works at Higashida district in 1901.

Since then, the Works greatly contributed to Japan’s industrial modernization. The three sites

in Higashida have been registered on UNESCO World Heritage  as Sites of Japan’s Meiji

Industrial Revolution.

 

Higashida No.1 Blast Furnace

Only the Blast  Furnace in the world which preserved as it was. The birth place where Japan’s

steel industry began in 1901. It contributed greatly to the development of the Japanese steel 

industry and was used until 1972, and has been preserved just as it was.

 


 

First Head Office of the Steel Works  / UNESCO World Heritage  

Built in 1899, ahead of production facilities. It is an architectural fusion of Japanese and

European design, a two story red brick building with bilateral symmetry and a central dome

set in a Japanese tile roof.

 


Kitakyushu is the dynamic city where one million people are living and working, is creating the

beautiful Night view which you have never seen before. The night view from the mount Sarakura

is chosen the three major Night View in Japan. The area of Night view is the largest in the World ;

about 40km east to west and 10km south to north and also the number of lighting to create the

night view is the largest in the World. 

 

 


 

Opotion

 

Kawachi Wisteria Garden

Kawachi Wisteria Garden is a private garden at the Mountain foot of Sarakura and famous for its

spectacularly presented, large numbers of wisteria flowers. The garden is opened to the public

seasonally during the wisteria season which usually peaks around late April to middle of May.

 


 

Manga Museum and Aru Aru City 

Manga Museum is located next to JR Kokura station. The museum is located on the 6th floor

of Aru Aru City, a multi-floored shopping mall devoted to products and services for anime, manga,

idol culture, and cosplay fans, a kind of Harajuku in miniature.

 


 

Dinner at Kokura

 

Ekikara sanjippo yokocho

The place is located on the ground floor of JR Kokura Station. There are 8 restaurants

where local cuisines can be enjoyed.

 


 

Sushi restaurant

 


 

Tanga Market, Yatai

At night time, food stalls called Yatai open in the square in front of Tanga Market.
Here you can try delicious oden (a stew made from various ingredients) and ramen
.

 


 

Day  5  Kitakyushu-city

 

Itinerary

Leave Hotel in Kitakyushu-city

Exploring Moji

Mjiko Retro 

Konamon Pedstrian tunnel  

Lunch at Moji

Transfer to Fukuoka-city

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

Dinner at Fukuoka-city, local speciality Cuisine

Transfer to Fukuokacity

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

Dinner at Fukuoka-city, local speciality Cuisines

 


 

Option : the following sites can be arranged as options.

Hiraodai karst plateau 

Kawachi Reservoir

Minami Kawachi-bashi bridge

 


 

Where to explore

 

Mojiko Retro

Dr. Albert Einstein awarded Nobel Prize in Physic visited Moji in 1922, and he acclaimed that

everything could see were Arts. The exotic district of Mojiko Retro is visited by more than 2 

million tourists a year. Moji-ko Port flourished following its 889 designation as a Special National

Port for exporting coal and other products. 

 

It was built by the Mitsui Co., Ltd in 1921 as a reception centre and to provide accommodation for

VIP’s.   Albert Einstein (1879-1955), one of the world’s most famous theoretical physicists, stayed

here during his visit to Japan with his wife in 1922.

 


 

Kaikyo Plaza

The shopping area in the Mojiko Retro district located by the sea. “Full of a romance market which

stir up forgetting contentment” is the direct translation of the concept Kaikyo Plaza is based on. 

The area has a very romantic ambience and evokes feeling of nostalgia and contentment that will 

never be forgotten. 

 


 

Mojiko Station

It is the only Station building that is designated as an Important National Cultural Property together

with Tokyo Station. Mojiko Station is a beautiful station built in the Renaissance style and modeled

on the Termini Station in Italy. 

 


 

Mojiko Retro Observatory       

Situated on the 31st floor of the high-rise apartment building “Retro Hi-Mart”.  The 103 metre-high

observatory offers magnificent views of the Mojiko Retro district, the Kanmon-kyo Bridge over the 

Kanmon Strait, as well as the Shimonoseki area.

 


 

Konamon Pedestrian tunnel

Only the place in the world !   You can cross the strait on foot.  The Kanmon Strait, separating

Honshu and Kyushu, is a very beautiful and busy waterway with as many as 700 small and 

large ships a day passing through it. the Kanmon Pedestrian Tunnel, which enables people to 

cross on foot.

 


 

Lunch, local cuisine to be selected from the following

 

Kawara Sobe

Kawara soba is a local cuisine which Soba noodles and meat are cooked together on a Kawara

(stone roof tile) and dipped into a special sauce when eating it.

 


 

Yaki curry

Yaki curry latterly means baked curry and is local cuisine in Moji which is curry with rice topped

with cheese and/or egg heated in oven. The melted cheese and soft-boiled egg combine with

the spicy curry to enhance its flavour even more.

 


 

Opotion

 

Hiraodai Karst Plateau & Caves

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.  

 


 

Kawachi Reservoir

The first-class civil construction heritage completed in 1927, the triggered the registration of World

Cultural Heritage of Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution.  The Kawachi Reservoir was

constructed for the industrial water supply to Yawata Steel Works. The dam was constructed at the

Okura River and upper stream of the dam was expanded and making the 7milion cubic metre reservoir.

 


 

Minami Kawachi-bashi bridge

The only remaining lenticular truss bridge in Japan  ( lens type truss bridge), located at the south
side of Kawachi Reservoir and it was designed by Hisanori Numata.  This shape and color really
harmonize with nature and become a symbol of the Iron town Yahata.
 

 


 

Day 6  Fukuoka-city 

 

Itinerary

Leave Hotel

Exploring  Fukuoka-city

Lunch : local cuisine in Fukuoka-city

Stay in  Fukuoka-city , Western style Hotel, includedbreakfast

Dinner at Fukuoka-city, local speciality Cuisines

 


 

Where to explore

 

Fukuoka-city

Has a long history as commercial town and castle town, and prospered as important district

to Asian Continent for many years. Now, Fukuoka-city is the International hub of Kyushu, the

nation’s fourth largest economic zone.  You can enjoy various things by selecting from the

following.

 

Shopping and meals

JR Hakata Station

Canal City Hakata

Tenjin

 


 

Seaside Momochi

The water-front resort area, only a 15 minute drive from Tenjin in the centre of Fukuoka-city. 

The park is surrounded by Fukuoka Tower and high rise contemporary high rise buildings, 

all of which help make a modern urban landscape. 

 

Fukuoka tower

One of the must visit spots is the 234 metre high Fukuoka Tower. It  is the highest coastal
tower in Japan and is covered with 8000 two way mirrors. The observation room located at
a height of 123m offers a breath taking and spectacular 360 degree panoramic view of 
Fukuoka-city and Hakata Bay.
  


 

Marizon

The complex facility for the wedding hall, shops and restaurants and is located in Seaside

Momochi Park.

 


 

Historical places

Kushida Shrine

Tochoji Temple

Fukuoka Castle Ruins


 

Kawabata-dori Shopping Street

Japanese traditional Shopping Street where you can find a lot of Cool Japan. The entrance of the

shopping street is located next to Kushida Shrine. Approximately 130 shops built in the 400 metre

arcade. There are also souvenir shops including Hakata dolls, shops collected Hakata Gion

Yamakasa goods. ​Enjoy lunch, Hakata Ramen at the birth place of Nagahama Ramen.

 

 


 

Nokonoshima Island

In the middle of Hakata Bay Beautiful flowers can be enjoyable throughout the year. Rapeseed

blossom, Cherry blossom, Livingstone daisy Poppy, Rhododendro, Marigold, Hydrengea, Plumed 

cockscomb, Dahlia, Sunflower, Cockspur coral tree Bougainvillea, Scarlet sage, Cosmos, Dahlia,

Autumn leaves, Scarlet sage, Japanese narcissus, Japanese camellia, Plum.

 


 

Marine World Uminonakamichi

The aquarium focuses on the aquatic life found around Kyushu. The main tank is a huge, 7 meter

deep pool filled with all different kinds of marine life including over 120 sharks of 20 different varieties.

There are also several outdoor tanks where you can experience feeding dolphins and sea lions.

 


 

Uminonakamichi Seaside Park

The sprawling, family oriented public park, located on a narrow peninsula across the bay from

central Fukuoka.The park is made up of several different areas including flower gardens, playgrounds,

an amusement park with ferris wheel, sports fields, a water park, a zoo and large open spaces and

lawns perfect for picnicking.

 


 

Yusentei Garden

The Japanese traditional Garden; it was originally built in the 1754 for Kuroda Tsugutaka who was

the lord of Fukuoka clan. You can feel Japanese traditional cultures and enjoy Tea Ceremony.

 


 

Marinoa City Fukuoka

The urban living area where you can enjoy a resort lifestyle full of fun and entertainment.

There is a large shopping mall, a sports equipment store, a car accessories store, an interior

design shop, a baby specialty mega store, some restaurants, a Ferris wheel, and many 

amusement attractions.

 


 

Hakata Ramen Yatai

Food stalls “Yatai” is one thing to enjoy in Fukuoka. Despite a decline in recent year,

there are said to be more than 160. The food stalls have all kind of food, but you have

to try Hakata ramen, usually made with white soup from pork bone and thin noodles.

 

 

 

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