Getting Oriented

Advertisement

Getting Oriented

The gateway to the continent of Asia, Kyushu lies considerably west and south of Tokyo. A good route starts with a flight or bullet train into Fukuoka in the north, moves down to Nagasaki on the west coast by express train, then winds eastward by bus or train to the central city of Kumamoto. Take a side trip to Aso-san (Mt. Aso) or Takachiho, then head south to the city of Kagoshima. Finally you can go farther south by local train to the thermal spa resort area of Ibusuki, famous for its hot-sand baths, where you can be heat-treated on the picturesque, breezy beach.

More Travel Tips

Advertisement

Trip Finder
Store
Guidebooks

Fodor's Japan

View Details
Travel Phrases

Learn Japanese Phrases before or while you're on the go!

Learn More
Travel Deals
Forums