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14 Ryokans with Private Onsen in Kyushu

This is a list of some of the best ryokans in Kyushu. All the listed properties have private onsen baths (indoor or outdoor). Kyushu is a paradise for onsen lovers, with some of Japans most famous onsen towns being located in this region. Amongst the most popular onsen areas in Kyushu are Beppu, Yufuin, Kurokawa and Mt. Unzen. …

Miyajidake Shrine, Fukutsu. © touristinjapan.com

Miyajidake Shrine, Fukutsu

Miyajidake is a large shinto shrine located in Fukutsu, about 25 minutes north of Fukuoka City. The shrine is especially known for having Japans largest Shimenawa rope, copper bell and Taiko drum. Additionally, due to it’s high location, there is a magnificent sunset view through the shrines torii gates. The approach to Miyajidake shrine is a …

Umi no Nakamichi Seaside Park

Umi no Nakamichi Seaside Park (海の中道海浜公園) is a huge, all-season family park and day-trip destination located on the Uminonakamichi Peninsula in Hakata Bay, Fukuoka. The park features a large number of attractions aimed primarily at families with children. The attractions of Umi no Nakamichi include numerous flower gardens, a zoo, playgrounds, a water park, sports …

Kumamoto 2-day itinerary (travel guide). © touristinjapan.com

Kumamoto 2-day itinerary

With a population of about 738’000, Kumamoto (熊本) is the main city in Kumamoto Prefecture, and the third largest in Kyushu, only surpassed by the cities of Fukuoka and Kitakyushu. Kumamoto’s most famous attraction is it’s castle which, until the tragic earthquake of 2016, was the most complete and original of the ancient castles in …