One warm welcome
Kirishima-Yaku National Park
Each prefecture in Kyushu abounds with natural beauty and rich traditions, but each has its own distinct identity. Experience the warmth and vibrancy of Fukuoka’s city life, the color and culture of Saga, and Nagasaki’s storied past. Soak up the energy of Oita’s hot springs, travel Miyazaki’s coastal roads and hike through ancient forests on Yakushima in Kagoshima.
Fukuoka is the geographical and historical gateway to Asia: steeped in history, but open to new ideas and cultures. With a vibrant city and historical sites, it’s a perfect introduction to Kyushu.
A small region with a large cultural impact, Saga is rich in history, craft, and food. Experience the beautiful colors of Saga, from the bright hot air balloons to the elegant shades of Arita pottery.
Nagasaki has been shaped by history, natural forces and a blend of international influences. The city’s turbulent past has created a remarkable culture of peace and tolerance.
Kumamoto is a product of the forces of nature and its samurai heritage, symbolized by two powerful landmarks: Kumamoto Castle and Mt. Aso, Japan’s largest volcano.
Oita is famous for its hot-spring towns Beppu and Yufuin, but it also has charming castle towns and a mountainous inland, perfect for hiking and cycling.
Miyazaki is considered a home of the gods and ancient legends. Dense forests, dramatic gorges and hidden mountain villages take you back to those storied times.