Island of Kyushu
KYUSHU IS THE NEAREST JAPANESE ISLAND TO THE CONTINENTAL MAINLAND
Kyushu has long been the gateway to Asia and has enjoyed active exchange with the mainland since ancient times.
That trend continues today, with the number of foreign tourists to Kyushu each year totaling around one million. Around 30 million domestic travelers also visit Kyushu annually, making their way here via air, sea and land. Their exploration has been aided by the full opening of the Kyushu Shinkansen network in 2011.
THE TRACKS CONNECTING THE 7 PREFECTURES ARE THE STAGE FOR A NEW JOURNEY
The 7 prefectures of Kyushu are connected by 3000 km of tracks, and a journey of the cruise train unfurls through them. Our selection of routes allow you to explore Kyushu far and wide.
Please enjoy a slow journey through the Kyushu of your choice.
Kyushu Tourism Promotion Organization (KTPO)
Boasting Japan’s greatest number of authentic hot spring sources, ‘Onsen Island’ Kyushu’s secluded spas and onsens (hot springs) are nurtured by the area’s volcanoes and dynamic nature. The island’s position as an ancient gateway to overseas has helped foster Kyushu’s rich cuisine culture, World Heritage and many other charms.
Please see their comprehensive home page for more information and resources about the island of Kyushu.
Access to Kyushu
Fukuoka, the largest city in Kyushu has both an international and domestic airport. The international airport has direct flights to several countries in Asia. From within Japan, Kyushu is also connected by the bullet train network, and Hakata Station is the main terminal (and is located in Fukuoka).
TOKYO – FUKUOKA VIA AIR:
Around 1hr 40, Bullet train: around 5.5hrs.
*One can also fly directly from Tokyo to the domestic airports located around Kyushu (Fukuoka, Saga, Nagasaki, Oita, Kumamoto, Miyazaki and Kagoshima).
FROM OSAKA / KYOTO TO FUKUOKA:
Around 2.5hrs by bullet train.
there are three direct flights to Fukuoka a week from Helsinki (Finland). Time: around 9.5hrs.
Recommended hotels in the vicinity of Hakata Station
WITH THE STYLE FUKUOKA7 min walk from Hakata Sta.
Hotel Nikko Fukuoka3 min walk from Hakata Sta.
Grand Hyatt Fukuoka10 min taxi from Hakata Sta.
Hotel Okura Fukuoka10 min taxi from Hakata Sta.
JR Kyushu Hotel Blossom Hakata Chuo3 min walk from Hakata Sta.
Hilton Fukuoka Sea Hawk15 min taxi from Hakata Sta.