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

Takachiho 5

Yufuin 5

Aso-san (Mt. Aso) 3

Kumamoto 3

Fukuoka 3

Kirishima-Yaku National Park 2

Kagoshima 2

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Sakura-jima

  • Volcano

You can often see this volcano across Kinko Bay spewing thick plumes of dust and smoke. The last big eruption was in 1955, but the far...

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.

Suizenji Jojuen 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 knoll...

Takachiho Gorge

  • Geological Site

This is an impressive ravine of the Gokase River with many waterfalls cascading into it. You can walk along a hiking path at the edge...

Takachiho Shrine

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Kagura is an ancient ritual dance to give thanks to the gods that has been performed since ancient times. These days it is performed...

Takachiho Tourist Office

  • Information Center

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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 Hachiman shrine in Japan, Usa Jingu has lovely ponds dotted with lotus plants. Allot an hour to see the shrine and...

Yu-no-tsubo

  • Neighborhood/Street

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

Yutaka Isozaki Gallery

  • Store/Shop/Mall

This gallery usually has displays of artworks in various media, including pottery and paintings. There are also small cards with inspirational...

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