Japans Hidden Gem
If you are tired of big world famous cities and looking for an even richer Japanese experience, welcome to Kyushu, the island which is blessed with unparalleled natural beauty, numerous hot springs, and where well-kept treasures await you.
Kyushu is the third largest island of Japan located in the most south westerly area of its four main islands. Kyushu consists of seven regions, Fukuoka, Oita, Saga, Nagasaki, Kumamoto, Miyazaki and Kagoshima. Each region has its own unique character and offers exceptional unspoilt tourist sites all with an extra warm welcome.
Kyushu is famous for its charming hot spring towns, its high quality local cuisine at affordable price and its natural beauty.
Rail journey is a great way to see the spectacular scenery of Kyushu and meet local people along the way.
JR Hisatsu Line between Yatsuhiro station (Kumamoto pref.) and Hayato station (Kagoshima pref.) is considered one of the most scenic rail journeys in Japan. There are also some unique sightseeing trains that are in itself an attraction to the many visitors in this magnificent island.