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Kyushu Travel Guide

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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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Attractions
Fukuoka Prefecture
 1  Fukuoka
Kyushu's largest and most vibrant city.
User rating: 81/100 (870 votes)
Visited by: 1910 users
 2  Dazaifu
Historic town south of Fukuoka.
User rating: 79/100 (272 votes)
Visited by: 650 users
 3  Kitakyushu
Industrial city at the northernmost tip of Kyushu.
User rating: 70/100 (47 votes)
Visited by: 161 users
Saga Prefecture
 1  Arita
One of Japan's most famous pottery towns.
User rating: 74/100 (25 votes)
Visited by: 61 users
  
Nagasaki Prefecture
 1  Nagasaki
Attractive port city with a moving history.
User rating: 86/100 (665 votes)
Visited by: 1486 users
 2  Huis Ten Bosch
Amusement Park themed after a Dutch town.
User rating: 75/100 (45 votes)
Visited by: 97 users
 3  Shimabara Peninsula
Peninsula with active volcano near Nagasaki City.
User rating: 74/100 (32 votes)
Visited by: 79 users
Kumamoto Prefecture
 1  Kurokawa Onsen
Hot spring town with attractive town and baths.
User rating: 88/100 (50 votes)
Visited by: 114 users
 2  Aso
Active volcano with a huge ancient caldera.
User rating: 83/100 (164 votes)
Visited by: 780 users
 3  Kumamoto
Modern city most famous for its castle.
User rating: 79/100 (427 votes)
Visited by: 970 users
 4  Minamata
From pollution site to environmental model city.
User rating: 66/100 (19 votes)
Visited by: 52 users
  
Oita Prefecture
 1  Yufuin
Rural yet trendy hot spring town near Beppu.
User rating: 87/100 (138 votes)
Visited by: 297 users
 2  Beppu
Japan's capital city of hot springs.
User rating: 81/100 (458 votes)
Visited by: 1007 users
 3  Kunisaki Peninsula
Interesting, rural peninsula north of Beppu.
User rating: insufficient data
Visited by: 12 users
 4  Kuju Mountains
Volcanic mountain range in Kyushu.
User rating: 72/100 (31 votes)
Visited by: 70 users
 5  Usuki
Town known for its unique stone Buddhas.
User rating: insufficient data
Visited by: 13 users
 
Miyazaki Prefecture
 1  Takachiho
Mountain town steeped in mythology.
User rating: 86/100 (65 votes)
Visited by: 155 users
 2  Udo Shrine
Shrine constructed in a cliff side cave.
User rating: 72/100 (20 votes)
Visited by: 54 users
 3  Miyazaki
City in southeastern Kyushu.
User rating: 76/100 (154 votes)
Visited by: 394 users
Kagoshima Prefecture
 1  Yakushima
Subtropical island with ancient cedar forest.
User rating: 96/100 (87 votes)
Visited by: 176 users
 2  Kirishima
National Park with volcanic mountain range.
User rating: 83/100 (75 votes)
Visited by: 178 users
 3  Kagoshima
Southernmost of Kyushu's major cities.
User rating: 81/100 (361 votes)
Visited by: 827 users
 4  Satsuma Peninsula
Rural peninsula with hot springs in southern Kyushu.
User rating: 80/100 (27 votes)
Visited by: 81 users
  

Access and Orientation
Most visitors access Kyushu by air or Sanyo Shinkansen. The Sanyo Shinkansen connects Kyushu's two largest cities Kitakyushu (Kokura Station) and Fukuoka (Hakata Station) with Osaka and Tokyo.

The Kyushu Rail Pass and JR Sanyo-Shikoku-Kyushu Pass are interesting deals for exploring the island by train, while the Sun Q Pass provides unlimited use of Kyushu's buses.

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