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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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