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Self-guided 8 days Northern & Central Kyushu 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

Private car 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  Nagasaki 


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. In addition to above features, the

geographical conditions are creating fascinating tourism.



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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 now, many tourist

from all over the world are visiting here for enjoying Nature.



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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 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 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



Day 4  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

Travel to Aso from JR Kumamoto station to Higo-ozu station by a Limited express train, 30 minutes  

Private car is utilized from JR Higo-ozu for exploring Aso rejion

Aso Tourist Tram

Lunch at Takamori  Dengakuno sato 


Mount Aso


Stay at Kurokawa Onsen 



Day 5  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.




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Check out Hotel 

Private car 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



Day 6  Beppu


Beppu is one of the most famous Onsen resort in Japan. The popular hot spring town nestle

at the foot of volcanos, Mount Yufu and Mount TsurumiBoasting more than 2,800 hot spring

sources and flowing rate of nearly 137,000 kiloliters per day, Beppu is considered a paradise

of hot springs famous for high therapeutic effects.



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Leave Hotel in Yufuin

Transfer to Beppu by JR train 

Exploring Beppu by the use of local bus

  lunch Jigoku Mushi kobo

  Beppu Hell tour 

  Foot bath

Stay at Beppu  



Day 7  Kitakyushu


Kitakyushu is the second largest city in Kyushu and World leading Environmental Future city

and blessed with spectacular & stunning nature. The city is the Industrial Innovation city greatly

contributed to Japan’s Industrial modernization. Now Kitakyushu offers a lot of sightseeing spots

such as scenic beauty places, UNESCO World Heritage of Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial

Revolution , Industrial heritages, placed introduce cultures of people living there, and various

historic sites




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Leave Hotel in Beppu

Transfer to Kitakyushu  by JR Limited express train from Beppu to Kokura

JR local train used for exploring in Kitakyushu

Visit Kukura Castle

Lunch Local cuisines

Exploring Moji

Mjiko Retro 

Higashida district   UNESCO World Heritage

Mount Sarakura 

Stay at  Kitakyushu, Western style Hotel, including breakfast

Dinner at Kokura



Day 8  Fukuoka-city


Fukuoka-city is the biggest city in Kyushu and the energetic city bustling as the center of Kyushu’s

politics, economy, culture, fashion as well as tourism. Fukuoka-city has many kind of fascinating

tourist attractions and abundant tourism materials which are different from the other destinations

in Kyushu. 



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Leave Hotel in Kitakyushu
Transfer to Fukuoka by JR Bullet train from Kokura to Hakata station

Exploring  Fukuoka-city  by Fukuoka subway and local bus

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

Dinner at Fukuoka-city, local specialty cuisines



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