Kyushu

Kyushu

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Kyushu (B, Kyūshū, literally "nine provinces") is Japan's third largest island, located southwest of the main island Honshu. An early center of Japanese civilization, Kyushu offers many historic treasures, modern cities and natural beauty.

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Fukuoka Prefecture

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Fukuoka

Kyushu's largest and most vibrant city.

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Visited by
2420 users
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Dazaifu

Historic town south of Fukuoka.

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332
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Visited by
842 users
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Kitakyushu

Industrial city in the north of Kyushu.

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103
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Visited by
315 users

Saga Prefecture

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Yoshinogari Park

Best archeological site about the Yayoi Period.

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Visited by
115 users
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Karatsu

Coastal city known for castles and pottery.

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Visited by
26 users
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Takeo Onsen

Onsen town with smooth waters and long history.

Visited by
13 users

Nagasaki Prefecture

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Nagasaki

Attractive port city with a moving history.

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805
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Visited by
1865 users
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Huis Ten Bosch

Amusement Park themed after a Dutch town.

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78
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Visited by
182 users
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Hirado

Former site of the Dutch trading post.

Visited by
13 users

Kumamoto Prefecture

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Kurokawa Onsen

Hot spring town with attractive town and baths.

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Visited by
177 users
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Aso

Active volcano with a huge ancient caldera.

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Visited by
994 users
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Kumamoto

Modern city most famous for its castle.

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Visited by
1256 users
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Minamata

From pollution site to environmental model city.

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Visited by
62 users
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Amakusa

Remote islands with a large Christian population.

Visited by
21 users

Oita Prefecture

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Yufuin

Rural yet trendy hot spring town near Beppu.

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Visited by
423 users
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Beppu

Japan's capital city of hot springs.

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567
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Visited by
1290 users
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Usuki

Town known for its unique stone Buddhas.

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Visited by
35 users

Miyazaki Prefecture

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Takachiho

Mountain town steeped in mythology.

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Visited by
233 users
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Udo Shrine

Shrine constructed in a cliff side cave.

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Visited by
77 users
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Miyazaki

City in southeastern Kyushu.

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201
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Visited by
521 users

Kagoshima Prefecture

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Yakushima

Subtropical island with ancient cedar forest.

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127
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Visited by
251 users
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Amami Oshima

Subtropical island between Kagoshima and Okinawa.

Visited by
4 users
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Kirishima

National Park with volcanic mountain range.

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102
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Visited by
250 users
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Kagoshima

Southernmost of Kyushu's major cities.

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469
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Visited by
1095 users
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Satsuma Peninsula

Rural peninsula with hot springs in southern Kyushu.

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44
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Visited by
135 users

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Page last updated: April 12, 2016