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Kyushu

The Tokyo Metropolitan area is a mega-city, home to some 35 million people and the driving force of Japan's economy and rapidly shifting cultural trends. However, less than 90 minutes away you will find Mount Takao, a peaceful retreat for walking and quiet reflection with views of the distant urban landscapes.

To the southeast in Chiba Prefecture lie hidden beaches, whilst to the north in Nikko you will discover the spectacularly ornate temples and shrines of Toshogu, the resting place of the first Tokugawa shogun; the man who began the transformation of Tokyo into the city you will find today.

Kyushu

Top Destinations in Kyushu

Fukuoka Prefecture

Fukuoka Prefecture is the capital of Kyushu Island with one of the most populated cities in Japan.

photo of Kitakyushu

Kyushu | Fukuoka Prefecture

Kitakyushu

The northernmost city of Kyushu and gateway between Honshu and Kyushu Islands.

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Kyushu | Fukuoka Prefecture

Fukuoka City

The most populated city and capital of Fukuoka Prefecture.

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Kyushu | Fukuoka Prefecture

Dazaifu

An ancient administrative location since the 7th century of Japan located in Kyushu.

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Kyushu | Fukuoka Prefecture

Kurume

Kurume, in the southwestern part of Fukuoka, is a castle town lying in the Chikushi Plain surrounded by the Minou Mountain Range and nurtured by the Chikugo-gawa River.

photo of Yanagawa

Kyushu | Fukuoka Prefecture

Yanagawa

Yanagawa in the southwestern part of Fukuoka lies in a rural area near the mouth of the Chikugo-gawa River that empties into the Sea of Ariake.

Saga Prefecture

The smallest prefecture located on Kyushu Island.

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Kyushu | Saga Prefecture

Saga City

The city of Saga in Kyushu is the seat of the Saga prefectural government. It faces the Ariake Sea on the south and is home to Saga Airport.

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Kyushu | Saga Prefecture

Arita

A small town located in Saga, Kyushu Prefecture known for Arita Porcelain.

Nagasaki Prefecture

An important international trading port with a mix of different cultures located at the northwestern tip of Kyushu Island.

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Kyushu | Nagasaki Prefecture

Tsushima

Tsushima is the largest island in Nagasaki. It is located in the Genkai Sea about 132 kilometers north of Fukuoka Prefecture.

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Kyushu | Nagasaki Prefecture

Iki

Iki is a 133 square-kilometer island located in the Sea of Genkai about 67 kilometers north of Fukuoka Prefecture.

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Kyushu | Nagasaki Prefecture

Hirado

The city of Hirado is located on Hirado Island in the northwestern part of Nagasaki Prefecture.

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Kyushu | Nagasaki Prefecture

Sasebo

The second largest core city of Nagasaki Prefecture and home to an important military port of Japan.

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Kyushu | Nagasaki Prefecture

Goto Islands

A chain of many islands floating in the eastern end of East China Sea, about 100 kilometers west of Nagasaki Prefecture.

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Kyushu | Nagasaki Prefecture

Nagasaki

The largest city and capital of Nagasaki Prefecture located on Kyushu Island.

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Kyushu | Nagasaki Prefecture

Shimabara Peninsula

A popular scenic and hot spring resort area with Mount Unzen situated at the center located in the southeastern part of Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan.

Kumamoto Prefecture

Famous for Kumamoto Castle and many national parks of Japan located in the center of Kyushu Island.

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Kyushu | Kumamoto Prefecture

Kurokawa Onsen

A traditional hot spring area in Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan known for the Rotemburo Meguri public bathhouse activity.

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Kyushu | Kumamoto Prefecture

Aso

An active volcano with different activities around the location such as strolling paths and Ropeways, also known as the landmark of Kumamoto giving it the name of Hinokuni, located at the center of Kyushu Island, Japan.

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Kyushu | Kumamoto Prefecture

Kumamoto City

The capital of Kumamoto Prefecture filled with samurai culture and history.

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Kyushu | Kumamoto Prefecture

Amakusa

Amakusa, located in the southwestern part of Kumamoto, consists of Shimo-shima and Kami-shima islands.

Oita Prefecture

A popular hot spring paradise located at Kyushu Island known for the eight hells of Beppu.

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Kyushu | Oita Prefecture

Usa

The city of Usa is located within the Oita Prefecture on the island of Kyushu.

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Kyushu | Oita Prefecture

Kunisaki Peninsula

A power spot deeply influenced by religion located in Oita Prefecture, Kyushu Island.

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Kyushu | Oita Prefecture

Kitsuki

The city of Kitsuki is located on the southern side of the Kunisaki Peninsula, which part of the Oita Prefecture on Kyushu.

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Kyushu | Oita Prefecture

Beppu

A city known for its hot spring locations as well as the hells of Beppu located in Oita Prefecture, Japan.

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Kyushu | Oita Prefecture

Yufuin

A popular hot spring resort town filled with entertainment and traditional ryokans with an amazing scenic view of mountains surrounding the area located in Oita Prefecture, Japan.

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Kyushu | Oita Prefecture

Oita City

Oita City is the seat of the Oita prefectural government and is situated near the center of the prefecture's coastal area.

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Kyushu | Oita Prefecture

Usuki

Famous for its former samurai districts and national treasures of stone Buddhas located in Oita Prefecture, Kyushu Island.

Miyazaki Prefecture

A prefecture known for its deep association with Japanese mythology as well as the warm climates, beaches and sporting facilities popular for a weekend getaway located in Kyushu Island, Japan.

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Kyushu | Miyazaki Prefecture

Takachiho

A town famous for its associating with mythological sites from Shinto legends located in Miyazaki Prefecture, Japan.

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Kyushu | Miyazaki Prefecture

Miyazaki City

Miyazaki City is located in the central part of Miyazaki Prefecture and is the rail terminal city for southeastern Kyushu.

Kagoshima Prefecture

Located at the southwestern tip of Kyushu Island known as the volcanic paradise of Japan filled with beaches, scenic gardens and national parks of Japan.

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Kyushu | Kagoshima Prefecture

Kirishima

A volcanic mountain area which borders Kagoshima Prefecture and Miyazaki Prefecture providing hiking trails and hot spring areas located in Kyushu Island, Japan.

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Kyushu | Kagoshima Prefecture

Kagoshima City

The capital of Kagoshima Prefecture located in Kyushu Island, Japan.

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Kyushu | Kagoshima Prefecture

Satsuma Peninsula

Located to the south of Kagoshima city filled with cultural sites, hot spring resorts and beautiful sceneries of the surrounding coast including Mount Kaimondake.

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Kyushu | Kagoshima Prefecture

Ibusuki

Ibusuki, located at the southeastern end of the Satsuma-hanto Peninsula, is a typical tourist resort in Kyushu.

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Kyushu | Kagoshima Prefecture

Tanegashima Island

Tanegashima Island, lying in the sea to the south of the Osumi-hanto Peninsula in the southern part of Kagoshima.

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Kyushu | Kagoshima Prefecture

Yakushima Island

A subtropical island located off the southern coast of Kagoshima Prefecture is famous for its 1000 year old trees of Japan.

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Kyushu | Kagoshima Prefecture

Tokara Islands

The Tokara Islands are a small archipelago in Japan, south of Kyushu and north of the Amami Islands.

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Kyushu | Kagoshima Prefecture

Amami Oshima Island

Amami-Oshima Island, lying in the sea south of Kagoshima, is situated in the middle of the Amami Islands.

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Kyushu | Kagoshima Prefecture

Yoron Island

Yoron Island is situated at the southernmost end of Kagoshima.