Kyushu(九州)

7 Wonders of Kyushu Island, Japan

You may have heard about the 7 Wonders of World. But, you ever heard about the 7 Wonders of Kyushu Island. So, here we are going to let you know about them.

Kyushu is the most diversified and 3rd biggest island among the 4 main islands of Japan. It is located in the south-west of Japan. The climate of Kyushu is sub-tropical that makes Kyushu warmer than the Tokyo or Kyoto.

Kyushu means 9 provinces (9+shu) and their names are; Bungo, Bunzen, Chikugo, Chikuzen, Higo, Hizen, Hyuga, Osumi and Satsuma. Now all the provinces name have been changed but the ancient names are still in use in to indicate the part of the geographical history. Now, Kyushu consist of 8 prefectures, and these names are; Fukuoka, Kagoshima, Kumamoto, Miyazaki, Nagasaki, Okinawa, Oita and Saga.

Kyushu has many volcanoes and some of them are active, and thus it also has varieties of natural hot springs (Onsen). That’s the reason many tourists visit Kyushu across the world. In all prefectures Kumamoto is the center therefore, it’s called “heart of Kyushu”. Here are the 7 Wonders:

Fukuoka(福岡)

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Fukuoka is known as the most livable city for its , amazing food and people. It is located in northern part of Kyushu Island Japan. Also, Fukuoka downtown city Hakata and Tenjin is just 10 min. and 15 min. far from the Fukuoka Airport respectively.

The city is full of ancient temples, traditional cultures, beaches, modern shopping mall including Hakata and Tenjin. The Water Bus and Open Top Bus are trendy among foreigners. You can read a special Blog about Fukuoka, how to go there, what to do and more… Click

Kagoshima(鹿児島)

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Kagoshima is famous for an active volcano and many thrilling outdoor activities. It is located in southern part of Kyushu Island Japan. The city is an all in one destination with beach, volcano, resorts and marine activities.

The Sakarajima an active volcano is the main attraction here. You can read a special Blog about Kagoshima, how to go there, what to do and more… Click

Kumamoto(熊本)

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Kumamoto is the heart of Kyushu Island and blessed with natural resources. It has an active Volcanoes, Sea Cruise, Iruka watching and more.. “Kamamoto Castle (熊本城)” is the symbol of Kumamoto. You can read a special blog “Read 4 reasons why you must visit Kumamoto once in Life” Click

Miyazaki(宮崎)

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The heaven of Japan, Miyazaki is known for its magnificent nature, leisure spots, adventuring like Surfing, Scuba Diving and more. It is located in south-east of Kyushu Island Japan. In the north of Miyazaki, a very popular power spot place called Takachiho is worth visiting.

The popular tourist attractions are Sekino-o Falls, Aoshima Beach, Sun Messe Nichinan, Miyazaki City Phoenix Zoological Park and more.. You can read a special Blog about Kagoshima, how to go there, what to do and more… Click

Nagasaki(長崎)

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Nagasaki is where the last atomic bombing happened in Japan and now it is considered as a symbol of peace. Nagasaki is well known for 2nd Atomic bombing in the world. It is located in southern part of Kyushu Island, Japan.

The most popular destinations are Akahama Red Beach, Peace Park, Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum. You can read a special Blog about Nagasaki, how to go there, what to do and more… Click

Oita(大分)

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Oita, the origin of most beautiful hot-springs in Japan. It is located in Oita prefecture in eastern part of Kyushu Island Japan and just close to Beppu.

The main tourist attraction is Hot springs but there are many outdoor activities such as African Safari, Iruka watching, Harmony Land theme park too. You can read a special Blog about Oita, how to go there, what to do and more… Click

Saga(佐賀)

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Saga hosts an international balloon festival. Saga is in northwest of Kyushu Island. It is popular for traditional ceramics made in Arita, Imari and Karatsu. Of course, the world most famous International Balloon Festival takes palce here. For more details, read Saga Official Site Click

 To read more about Kumamoto and Kyushu click Travel-Kumamoto  Blogs!

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