Kyushu

Kyushu

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.

What To See

Fukuoka Prefecture

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Fukuoka

Kyushu's largest and most vibrant city.

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Dazaifu

Historic town south of Fukuoka.

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Visited by
716 users
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Kitakyushu

Industrial city at the northernmost tip of Kyushu.

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207 users

Saga Prefecture

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Arita

One of Japan's most famous pottery towns.

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Nagasaki Prefecture

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Nagasaki

Attractive port city with a moving history.

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Kumamoto Prefecture

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Kurokawa Onsen

Hot spring town with attractive town and baths.

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132 users
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Aso

Active volcano with a huge ancient caldera.

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856 users
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Kumamoto

Modern city most famous for its castle.

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1067 users
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Minamata

From pollution site to environmental model city.

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57 users

Oita Prefecture

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Yufuin

Rural yet trendy hot spring town near Beppu.

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334 users
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Beppu

Japan's capital city of hot springs.

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Usuki

Town known for its unique stone Buddhas.

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20 users

Miyazaki Prefecture

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Takachiho

Mountain town steeped in mythology.

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183 users
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Udo Shrine

Shrine constructed in a cliff side cave.

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60 users
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Miyazaki

City in southeastern Kyushu.

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439 users

Kagoshima Prefecture

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Yakushima

Subtropical island with ancient cedar forest.

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207 users
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Kirishima

National Park with volcanic mountain range.

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205 users
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Kagoshima

Southernmost of Kyushu's major cities.

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Visited by
933 users
Last updated: September 27, 2014
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