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Kyushu - Guide to Kyushu Japan. Kyushu is the southernmost of the 4 main islands of Japan. Major cities in Kyushu include Fukuoka, Kitakyushu and Nagasaki.

Kyushu has warmer and more tropical climate than the main island of Honshu. While Kyushu does have some very fertile valleys, it features some very large mountains including several active volcanos such as Sakurajima in Kagoshima and one of the world's largest active volcanos Mt Aso, near Kumamoto. These nearby volcanos are the reason why there are so many great Onsen in Kyushu, and why Beppu is consider the Onsen capital of Japan. Kyushu attractions include the World Heritage Site of Yakushima, an ancient forest with some 2100 year old Japanese cedar trees.

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Fukuoka Prefecture

Fukuoka Prefecture
Fukuoka Prefecture is on the north east corner of Kyushu Island and is separated from the main island of Honshu by the Kanmon Strait. The capital of Fukuoka Prefecture is Fukuoka city. Other...

Kagoshima Prefecture
Kagoshima Prefecture is at the southern tip of the island of Kyushu and includes the chain of islands to the south. The capital of Kagoshima Prefecture is Kagoshima City. Kagoshima Prefectur...

Kumamoto Prefecture

Kumamoto Prefecture
Kumamoto Prefecture is in the center of the island of Kyushu. The capital of Kumamoto Prefecture is Kumamoto city, which is famous for its landmark Kumamoto Castle and Suizenji Park. Kumamot...

Miyazaki Prefecture
Miyazaki Prefecture is on the island of Kyushu, Japan. Miyazaki Prefecture is on the eastern coast of the island of Kyushu. Surrounded by the Pacific Ocean to the south and east. The capital...

Nagasaki Prefecture

Nagasaki Prefecture
Nagasaki Prefecture is on the south-western coast of Kyushu Island, and includes several small islands as well as the land around the long peninsula (Nagasaki literally means long peninsula)...

Oita Prefecture
Oita Prefecture is on the north eastern coastline of Kyushu island. The capital of Oita Prefecture is Oita City. Oita Prefecture attractions include no less than seven Japanese Castles, the ...

Okinawa Prefecture

Okinawa Prefecture
Okinawa is Japan's southernmost prefecture, and consists of hundreds of islands known as The Ryukyu Islands or Ryukyu's, in an island chain over 1,000 km long, which extends southwest from K...

Saga Prefecture
Saga Prefecture is in the northwest part of the island of Kyushu, Japan. Saga Prefecture touches both the Sea of Japan and the Ariake Sea. The western part of Saga Prefecture is a region fam...

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Fukuoka

Fukuoka
Fukuoka, also known by its traditional name Hakata, is the largest city on the island of Kyushu and the capital city of Fukuoka Prefecture. Fukuoka is a modern city with mainly new buildings...

Kagoshima

Kagoshima
Kagoshima, on the south western tip of Kyushu, is frequently referred to as the "Naples of Japan", as it features a semi tropical climate, a bay side location and is dominated by a massive v...

Kumamoto

Kumamoto
Kumamoto is the capital city of Kumamoto Prefecture on Kyushu island of Japan. The city's most famous landmark is Kumamoto Castle, a large, and in its day, an extremely well fortified Japane...

Miyazaki
Miyazaki is a coastal resort city, in Miyazaki Prefecture on the island of Kyushu. Miyazaki is the capital of Miyazaki Prefecture. Miyazaki attractions include Miyazaki Jingu Shrine, Heiwada...

Nagasaki

Nagasaki
Nagasaki is the largest city and capital of the island of Kyushu. Nagasaki is famous for having an atomic bomb dropped on it, but it also has long and diverse history, much of which survived...

Naha

Naha
Naha is a coastal city on the southern part of Okinawa Island facing the East China Sea. Naha is the largest city and capital of Okinawa Prefecture. Naha features banks, many shopping malls,...

Oita
Oita is the capital city of Oita Prefecture on the Kyushu island of Japan. Oita is famous for their puffer fish (fugu). Outside Oita city, nearby scenery includes seaside fishing villages, T...

Saga
Saga is the capital of Saga Prefecture on the island of Kyushu. Saga attractions include Saga Castle and Kakurintei Tea House in Kono Koen (Park). In Autumn there is the Saga International B...

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