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
2395 users
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Dazaifu

Historic town south of Fukuoka.

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327
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Visited by
833 users
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Kitakyushu

Industrial city in the north of Kyushu.

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99
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Visited by
309 users

Saga Prefecture

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Yoshinogari Park

Best archeological site about the Yayoi Period.

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Visited by
107 users
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Karatsu

Coastal city known for castles and pottery.

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Visited by
22 users
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Takeo Onsen

Onsen town with smooth waters and long history.

Visited by
11 users

Nagasaki Prefecture

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Nagasaki

Attractive port city with a moving history.

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800
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Visited by
1845 users
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Huis Ten Bosch

Amusement Park themed after a Dutch town.

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76
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Visited by
179 users
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Hirado

Former site of the Dutch trading post.

Visited by
11 users

Kumamoto Prefecture

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Kurokawa Onsen

Hot spring town with attractive town and baths.

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Visited by
175 users
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Aso

Active volcano with a huge ancient caldera.

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234
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Visited by
982 users
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Kumamoto

Modern city most famous for its castle.

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530
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Visited by
1242 users
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Minamata

From pollution site to environmental model city.

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Visited by
61 users
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Amakusa

Remote islands with a large Christian population.

Visited by
18 users

Oita Prefecture

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Yufuin

Rural yet trendy hot spring town near Beppu.

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Visited by
416 users
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Beppu

Japan's capital city of hot springs.

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565
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Visited by
1278 users
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Usuki

Town known for its unique stone Buddhas.

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Visited by
34 users

Miyazaki Prefecture

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Takachiho

Mountain town steeped in mythology.

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Visited by
231 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
519 users

Kagoshima Prefecture

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Yakushima

Subtropical island with ancient cedar forest.

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124
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Visited by
247 users
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Amami Oshima

Subtropical island between Kagoshima and Okinawa.

Visited by
2 users
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Kirishima

National Park with volcanic mountain range.

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101
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Visited by
248 users
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Kagoshima

Southernmost of Kyushu's major cities.

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464
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Visited by
1081 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
136 users

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Page last updated: April 12, 2016