Kyushu Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Kyushu - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Nagasaki 7

Yufuin 5

Kirishima-Yaku National Park 3

Aso-san (Mt. Aso) 3

Kumamoto 3

Fukuoka 3

Kagoshima 2

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Ohori Koen

  • Park (National/State/Provincial)

The lake in this park was once part of an impressive moat surrounding Fukuoka's castle. A leisurely 2-km (1-mile) path follows its perimeter...

Oura Catholic Church

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

This church survived the bomb that leveled much of the city. It was constructed in 1865 to commemorate the death of 26 Christians crucified...

Peace Park

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Nagasaki's Peace Park was built on the grounds of an old prison that was destroyed in the atomic blast. In the middle is a large statue...

Sakura-jima

  • Volcano

Across Kinko Bay rises this volcano, and you can often see it spewing thick plumes of dust and smoke. Its last big eruption was in 1955,...

Shofuku-ji

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

The monk Eisai (1141–1215) returned from a long stint in China to introduce Zen Buddhism to Japan and planted the first tea-bush seeds.

Suijzen-ji Garden

  • Garden/Arboretum

Created in the mid-17th century, the garden was originally part of the sprawling villa of the ruling Hosokawa family. An undulating hummock...

Takachiho-no-mine

  • Mountain–Sight

This mountain is said to be where the goddess Amaterasu's grandson descended to Earth to establish the Japanese Imperial Family. Trouble...

Usa Shrine

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

The most important of all the Hachiman shrines in Japan, Usa Jungu has lovely ponds dotted with lotus plants. Leave an hour to see the...

Yu-no-tsubo

  • Neighborhood/Street

Close to the train station, this neighborhood is a long shopping street lined with traditional Japanese wooden buildings, where you can...

Yutaka Isozaki Gallery

  • Store/Shop/Mall

This gallery usually has displays of locally created pottery. There are also small cards with inspirational messages and illustrations...

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