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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.

Top destinations in Kyushu

Fukuoka

Kyushu's largest and most vibrant city.
3.7 / 5
2,480

Dazaifu

Historic town south of Fukuoka.
3.6 / 5
867

Kitakyushu

Industrial city in the north of Kyushu.
3.0 / 5
337

Karatsu

Coastal city known for castles and pottery.
2.7 / 5
37

Takeo Onsen

Onsen town with smooth waters and long history.
13

Nagasaki••

Attractive port city with a moving history.
4.1 / 5
1,894

Hirado

Former site of the Dutch trading post.
18

Aso

Active volcano with a huge ancient caldera.
3.8 / 5
1,014

Kumamoto

Modern city most famous for its castle.
3.7 / 5
1,281

Minamata

From pollution site to environmental model city.
2.9 / 5
64

Amakusa

Remote islands with a large Christian population.
28

Yufuin

Rural yet trendy hot spring town near Beppu.
4.1 / 5
437

Beppu

Japan's capital city of hot springs.
3.8 / 5
1,325

Usuki

Town known for its unique stone Buddhas.
3.6 / 5
39

Miyazaki

City in southeastern Kyushu.
3.4 / 5
532

Kirishima

National Park with volcanic mountain range.
3.8 / 5
260

Kagoshima

Southernmost of Kyushu's major cities.
3.8 / 5
1,120
Page last updated: April 12, 2016