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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.


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

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 


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 


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 nowmany 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


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 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


Ibusuki and surrounded area Satsuma peninsula extends about 50 kilometers south from

Kagoshima-city, making up the south-western section of Kagoshima-prefecture. 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  &  Sakurajima Island


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

Sakurajima has active volcano with three peaks, Kita-dake, Naka-dake and still active 




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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 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 



Day 6  Takachiho


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




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


  Mount Aso


Stay at Aso, Kurokawa Onsen  

  Japanese style Hotel, including dinner and breakfast




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 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


Stay at Harazuru Onsen

  Japanese style Hotel, including dinner and breakfast




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 in by making Horiwari literary

means the artificial canal.



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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

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.  


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Leave Hotel in Kitakyushu

VisitKukura 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


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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