Kyushu Travel Guide

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Plan Your Kyushu Vacation

Kyushu's landscape couldn't be more varied, with active yet accessible volcanoes, numerous thermal spas, endless fields of rice and famous potatoes, forested mountains capped by winter snows, busy harbors along lively seacoasts, and pleasant seaside retreats.

Hotels

Kyushu Hotels

You can find the usual American hotel chains, with all the familiar extras, in places like Fukuoka and Nagasaki. The rural... read more

Restaurants

Kyushu Restaurants

Fresh fish is served everywhere on Kyushu. Appetites are on the hearty side here, so there's lots of meat, too. Local... read more

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Things To Do in Kyushu

Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.

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Kyushu Experiences

  • Top Reasons to Go to Kyushu

    Diverse cities: Fukuoka has vibrant nightlife, Nagasaki radiates old-world charm, Kumamoto's castle dominates the city, and... Read more

  • Takachiho, the Cradle of Myth

    Deep in the sacred mountains, a spiritual place full of atmosphere, is the birthplace of Japanese mythology. A visit to the Takachiho... Read more

  • On the Menu

    The most celebrated dish in Fukuoka is tonkotsu ramen, a strongly flavored pork-bone-based soup with extra-thin noodles, scallions,... Read more

  • August 9, 1945

    On August 9, 1945, three days after the blast at Hiroshima, Nagasaki fell victim to a second atomic bomb because of bad weather. The... Read more

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