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Self-guided 11 days Kyushu tour

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Kyushu is one of the Japan’s major Island where offers exciting geographies, various

type of Onsen, diverse histories, delicious cuisines as well as fascinating activities.

Kyushu is not one big region, but gathered region of numerous unique small regions

made by own nature, climate and culture.



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       


The city has significant Japanese histories which creates unique cultures 

and atmosphere. Only the trading port during National isolation period, 

continue to faith of Christianity during ban period, contribute to Japan’s

industrial modernization, and experience of Atomic bomb.


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                                

Gunkan-jima island cruise

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

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

you exploring Tachibana bay from Nagasaki port and landing on

Hashima island.


The beautiful highland Onsen resort in Shimabara peninsula

situated Unzen National ParkThe first area to be designated as a

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

visiting here for enjoying Nature.


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    


The place worth to visit is Kumamoto castle which is one of the three great

castles in JapanThe current castle was built in 1601, took 7 years to

complete. The 980,000-square-meter premises are dotted with many

memorable view such as donjons, turrets, turret gates, castle gates and long

fencesAnother don’t miss spot in Kumamoto is Suizenji-koen park that is

the beautiful Japanese garden constructed in 1636.


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 & Satsuma peninsula

Extends about 50 kilometers south from Kagoshima-city,

The peninsula offers a mixture of hot springs, subtropical 

natural attractions and cultural sites.  Ibusuki is an Onsen

resort that is famous for its sand baths.

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

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

Ikedako lake

  Lunch at Tosenkyo :  Somen Noddle Nagashi

Ryugu Shrine

Nagasaki-bana Cape

Enjoy the sand bath at Ibusuki

Stay at Ibusuki Onsen ResortJapanese style Hotel,

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



Day 5  Kagoshima  & Sakura-jima Island       


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


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

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

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

for “Sakurajima Daikon” Japan’s largest radish weighing

up to 30 kilograms.


Check out Hotel in Ibusuki

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

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

Kagoshima and Sakura-jima Island

Exploring  Kagoshima

Sengan-en Garden

Shoko Shuseikan

Transfer to Sakura-jima Island by a Ferry

Exploring Sakura-jima Island

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

Dinner at Kagoshima-city, local specialty cuisines 



Day 6  Takachiho                    



Takachiho offers dynamic and beautiful Takachiho Gorge and 

here is the birthplace of Japanese mythology. It is the supposed

site of legend where Amaterasu, the Shrine Sun Goddess, 


Check out Hotel in Kagoshima

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

Transfer and exploring Takachio by the use of a Private car

Lunch at Takachiho, Somen nagashi

Takachiho Gorge

Takachiho Gorge boat riding

Amano Iwato Shrine

Transfer to Aso and stay Aso



Day 7  Aso     



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.


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



Day 8  Chikugo region   


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

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



Day 9  Yanagawa                


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.


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. 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.  


Leave Hotel in Kitakyushu

Visit Kukura Castle

Lunch Local cuisines

Exploring Moji

Mjiko Retro → Konamon Pedstrian tunnel

Higashida districtUNESCO World Heritage

Transfer to Fukuoka-city

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



 Day 11  Fukuoka-city       

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



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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