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.

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Fukuoka Prefecture

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Fukuoka

Kyushu's largest and most vibrant city.

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Visited by
2114 users
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Dazaifu

Historic town south of Fukuoka.

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Visited by
727 users
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Kitakyushu

Industrial city at the northernmost tip of Kyushu.

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66
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Visited by
213 users

Saga Prefecture

2

Arita

One of Japan's most famous pottery towns.

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33
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Visited by
79 users

Nagasaki Prefecture

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Nagasaki

Attractive port city with a moving history.

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722
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Visited by
1627 users
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Huis Ten Bosch

Amusement Park themed after a Dutch town.

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56
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Visited by
126 users

Kumamoto Prefecture

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Kurokawa Onsen

Hot spring town with attractive town and baths.

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Visited by
138 users
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Aso

Active volcano with a huge ancient caldera.

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Visited by
868 users
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Kumamoto

Modern city most famous for its castle.

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473
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Visited by
1085 users
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Minamata

From pollution site to environmental model city.

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Visited by
57 users

Oita Prefecture

2

Yufuin

Rural yet trendy hot spring town near Beppu.

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Visited by
339 users
3

Beppu

Japan's capital city of hot springs.

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503
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Visited by
1109 users
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Usuki

Town known for its unique stone Buddhas.

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Visited by
21 users

Miyazaki Prefecture

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Takachiho

Mountain town steeped in mythology.

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80
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Visited by
187 users
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Udo Shrine

Shrine constructed in a cliff side cave.

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Visited by
63 users
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Miyazaki

City in southeastern Kyushu.

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Visited by
452 users

Kagoshima Prefecture

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Yakushima

Subtropical island with ancient cedar forest.

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Visited by
207 users
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Kirishima

National Park with volcanic mountain range.

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88
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Visited by
211 users
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Kagoshima

Southernmost of Kyushu's major cities.

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415
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Visited by
953 users
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Satsuma Peninsula

Rural peninsula with hot springs in southern Kyushu.

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39
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Visited by
103 users
Last updated: September 27, 2014
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