Hanamanoura Tanada, sunset on the rice field, kyushu, japan
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Takachiho gorge and waterfall in Miyazaki, Kyushu, Japan.
Kagoshima, Japan with Sakurajima Volcano

Discover Kyushu, the southernmost of Japan's four main islands


Organize your trip to Kyushu with one of our local agencies. Kyusha is the third-largest island in Japan's archipelago and offers a range of activities and sights. Fukuoka, the largest town in Kyushu, is filled with surprises like in the Hakata district, where you'll find modern shopping centers sharing the streets with traditional temples.

Each year, it hosts the Hakata Gion Yamakasa festival, where people dressed in traditional costumes carry thousands of floats. For a spiritual experience, visit the Usa-jingu Shinto sanctuary in the heart of the forest, or set off on a hike through the mystical island of Yakushima to discover its lush nature and many waterfalls.

A stroll in Kagoshima's Sengan-en garden offers an impressive view of the Sakurajima volcano, where the lava flow of its 1914 eruption connected it with Kyushu. This island was also the setting of some of the darkest periods in Japanese history: visiting the Nagasaki National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims will open your eyes to the full magnitude of this event, which changed the course of the 20th century.

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