Best Tourist Spots In Kyushu・Okinawa

Here're best Tourist Spots in Kyushu・Okinawa. We released a ranking of reviews about Tourist Spots posted by travel influencers who have actually been to Kyushu・Okinawa.

Review Ranking

1

Address:Taketomi-cho, Yaeyama-gun, Okinawa

Access:By express ferry, 10 min from Ishigaki Port Rito Terminal in Ishigaki Island.

Top Review:Enjoy Walking Around Taketomi Island Without Hurry

Taketomi Island's time passes slowly. Traditional red tiles, cute Shisa, coral fences and white sand street… All of them makes us happy! You can also find many photogenic places with flowers all the year around.◎Izumiya with lovely arch of Bougainvillea is an inn! Access to Taketomi: 10~15 min by ferry from Ishigaki Port. 1150yen for a round-trip.

2

Address:Oguni-machi, Aso-gun, Kumamoto

Access:By bus, 60 min from Aso Station to Yu Station, then take taxi for 15 min. By car, 45 min from Kokonoe IC, parking area is available.

Hours:9:00-17:00

Top Review:The Curtain Of Water

Nabegataki Fall is a rare waterfall we can walk its reverse. Though it's not so big, we can see it very close and that much volume of water is powerful! It has become famous since it was used for the location of TV commercial.

3

Kabira Bay

14 Review

Address:934 Arakawa, Ishigaki-shi, Okinawa

Access:By bus, 40 min from Ishigaki Airport. By car, 35 min from Ishigaki Airport or 30 min from Ishigaki Port.

Top Review:Nameless Beach, But The Most Transparent In Ishigaki Island

The opposite side of famous Kabira Bay. It's a beach known to only people in the know. It has the most transparent sea water in Ishigaki Island, and also many spots that make us want to take photos. This is where I always visit if the weather is fine.

4

Address:Kase River Side, Ogino Kase-cho, Saga-shi, Saga

Access:20 min walk from JR Saga Balloon Station. By car or taxi, 20 min from Saga Station, 30 min from Saga Airport.

Top Review:The Biggest Sky Sport Festival In Asia!

Around 100 colorful hot air balloons starting to expand at the dry riverbed in the morning glow. Then, they rise to the autumn sky above the Saga Plain. Its scenery is very impressive!

5

Address:Yonaha Shimoji, Miyakojima-shi, Okinawa

Access:15 min by car or taxi from Miyako Airport.

Top Review:Yonaha-maehama Beach, The Best Beach In The East

The most beautiful beach in the East under the huge sky without any obstructions. The nice view of the bridge connecting Kurima-jima Island is also attractive. As the sun shines strongly, the beautiful color of the water appears. But in the off-season, you can enjoy beach combing.

6

Address:Taketomi Taketomi-cho, Yaeyama-gun, Okinawa

Access:20 min walk from Taketomi Port

Top Review:The Setting Sun Seen From West Pier In Taketomi Island

The nearest island from Ishigaki is Taketomi. Located in the west side of the island, West Pier (Nishi Sambashi) is a popular spot to see the beautiful sunset! Only people who stay in the island can see this ever-changing scenery.◎To go to Taketomi Island to Ishigaki Port (Terminal for isolated islands), use An'ei Kanko's reguler express ferry /10~15min /round-trip 1150yen

7

Address:3777 Shimasakurai, Itoshima-shi, Fukuoka

Top Review:A White Torii Arch Standing Nobly On The Beautiful Sea

Here's a very photogenic spot of a white torii arch which stands in front of husband-and-wife rocks and looks beautiful with the blue sky and the sea. The time of evening glow is nice of course, if you visit around noon, the tide is not low and we can see the beautiful figure standing on the sea.

8

Address:Taketomi-cho, Yaeyama-gun, Okinawa

Access:30 min by ferry, from Ishigaki Island

Top Review:In Japan?! A Rare Island Floating Between Kohama And Taketomi

This island made from sandy beach appears only the low tide. Pure blue sky, pure white beach and the sea of Yaeyama blue make me moved!! You have to use a tour because there aren't any liners.

9

Address:1727 Sawada Irabu, Miyakojima-shi, Okinawa

Access:Car: 32min from Miyako Airport, 20min from Sarahama Airport

Top Review:Like A Road To Heaven. A Beautiful Pier Of Coral Blue

The northern end of an airport for training in Shimoji Island. The beautiful view from here takes our breath away. Once here was famous for the plane touch-and-go, but without that, this wonderful view is worth visiting.

10

Address:4100 Otake, Takeo-shi, Saga

Access:8 min by bus from JR Otake Onsen Station to Mifuneyama Rakuen. By car, 5 min from JR Mifuneyama Station, 45 min from Saga city, 50 min from Saga Airport, or 70 min from Fukuoka Airport.

Tel:0954-23-3131

Top Review:Renewed Fantastic Lobby Of Mifuneyama Rakuen Hotel

Designed by Team Lab, 'Forest of Resonating Lamps' that lights like going with us, has appeared at a lobby of Mifuneyama Rakuen Hotel! Open the door, and the another world will wait you.

11

Kondoi Beach

8 Review

Address:Taketomi Taketomi-cho, Yaeyama-gun, Okinawa

Access:From Taketomi Port, 6 min by bus or 25 min on foot.

Top Review:A Relaxing Beach In Taketomi Island

Kondoi Beach is located at Taketomi Island, and nice place for sea bathing. Walking sallow beach to the offing, a little sandy beach appeared and I could take this photo. I felt relaxed in the sea all around me.

12

Address:Ikemasoe Irabuaza, Miyakojima-shi, Okinawa

Access:Car: 30min from Miyako Airport, 7min from Sarahama Airport.

Top Review:Irabu Island Has the Blue Superb View Called Ira-Blue

The view spot attracts many people the most in Irablu island. The ocean view called Ira Blue is amazing, and seen only in Irabu island.

13

Address:1141-3 Azama Chinen, Nanjo-shi, Okinawa

Access:50 min by car from Naha Airport.

Top Review:Beautiful Blue Ocean And A Lovely Heart Excellent For Photo♥️

I stopped by this beach on my way to Kudaka Island. The heart shaped sign in front of the clear blue ocean is amazingly lovely and you can take excellent photos.

14

Address:1352−16 Irabu Irabu-cho, Miyakojima-shi, Okinawa

Access:Car: 25min from Miyako Airport, 10min from Sarahama Airport. Bus: get off at 'Dakifuga', then walk 10min.

Top Review:The White and Smooth Beach on which You can Walk Barefoot and the Clear Water, Like a Paradise

The beautiful beach makes me disbelieve my own eyes. 'Toguchi no Hama' is said to be the most beautiful beach in Irabu Island. So, it's like a paradise with white sand.

15

Nishi Beach

7 Review

Address:Hateruma Taketomi-cho, Yaeyama-gun, Okinawa

Access:10min walk from Hateruma Port

Top Review:The Most Beautiful Beach In Okinawa! An Emerald Green Beach

The island where ordinary people can go and which locates in the southernmost in Japan is Hateruma Island in Okinawa. Nishi beach is in northwest of the island and the most beautiful beach in Japan. Many people come to the island for the beach every year.

16

Address:1346-1 Akaogi, Tatsugo-cho, Oshima-gun, Kagoshima

Access:15 min by car from Amami Oshima Airport

Top Review:Blue-Heart Appears Only At The Low Tide

The heart-rock of Amami Oshima Island is located at the Bira Beach in Tatsugo town near the airport. Also, near a delicious gelato shop La Fonte. Park your car, and walk 5 min in the woods, then you can find the beach in front of you. Many tide pools appear when the tide in on the ebb, and this heart-rock is one of them. We could visit here on the day of spring tide, we could see the most beautiful heart-rock.

17

Address:18-25 Saitozaki Higashi-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka

Access:10 min walk from Saitozaki Station. By bus, 40 min from Tenjin Post Office to Uminonakamichi Station, then 3 min walk. By car or taxi, 30 min from Hakata or Fukuoka Airport.

Tel:092-603-1111

Hours:9:30-17:30

Top Review:A Seaside Park With Many Seasonal Flower Fields

During the flower festival at Uminonakamichi Sea Side Park has Japanese arts at cosmos fields, which may look excellent in your Instagram. What else, you can enjoy autumn colored red Kochia and cockscomb, and so on.◎Admission fees: 450 yen. Parking fees: 520 yen.

18

Hirakubosaki

4 Review

Address:Hirakubo, Ishigaki-shi, Okinawa

Access:60 min by car from Shin Ishigaki Airport

Top Review:So Beautiful Ocean In The Northernmost Of Ishigaki Island

Hirakubozaki is a northernmost point of Ishigaki Island, and a lighthouse stands at the tip. The ocean over the point is indescribably beautiful, and the emerald green spreading to far away is worth seeing once in your life.

19

Address:Miyakojima Island, Miyakojima-shi, Okinawa

Top Review:Sunflower Field In Miyakojima

On Miyakojima, sunflower seeds are sown and grown in fields where sugar cane has been harvested, which may fertilize the soil in the fields. The sugar cane field is quite wide, and by sowing seeds, a sunflower field appears and disappears, and it can be seen in various places every year. If you happen to see it, you may be really lucky.

20

Mount Nosoko

4 Review

Address:Nosoko, Ishigaki-shi, Okinawa

Access:60 min by car from Shin Ishigaki Airport, then 20 min walk from the parking area.

Top Review:Panoramic Landscape Of Ishigaki Island From Mount Nosoko Observatory

The landscape seen from the Mount Nosoko (Nosoko Maapee) is extremely beautiful in Ishigaki Island. What is more, you can access by car to the halfway, then walk up only 20min to the top. Such easy mountain climb is one of the attraction of this spot.◎You need 40min for the mountain climb, but 20min from a parking area in Nosoko Forest Road.

21

Daikambo

4 Review

Address:2090-8 Yamada, Aso-shi, Kumamoto, Aso-shi, Kumamoto

Access:80 min by car from Kumamoto Station.

Top Review:Fine View! You Can See The Five Mountains Of Aso

From Mt.Daikanbo, you can command a view of Aso mountains. Many people come to enjoy the fine view from here.

22

Address:1-1 Hausutenbosu-machi, Sasebo-shi, Nagasaki

Access:By car, 10min from Sasebodaito IC, 50min from Nagasaki Airport, 60min from Nagasaki Station. By train, 90min from Nagasaki Station, and 105min from Hakata Station to Huis Ten Bosch Station.

Top Review:13Million Lights Of The Biggest Illumination In The World

HUIS TEN BOSCH is a theme park which models on Holland in the middle ages. The King Of Lights illumination has as many as 13 million lambs, which is the biggest number of lamps! In this season, it's held from 11/3 (2017) to 5/6 (2018).

23

Address:2391-15 Nagakusa, Aso-shi, Kumamoto

Access:By car, 20 min from JR Aso Station, 60 min from Kumamoto IC, 60 min from Aso Kumamoto Airport. By bus, 25 min from Aso Station to Kusasenri.

Top Review:Horseback Riding Experience Surrounded By Superb Views

Horseback riding experience while gazing at Aso's wilderness. I was healed by the fluttering footsteps. Since it is a guide horse, even first-timers and children could ride the horse with peace of mind. It is closed from December to February and business hours are from 9:00 to 4:00. You can get on as soon as you go, so you can get on with almost no reservations or waiting. The fee is 1500 yen per person for a 5-minute course. It is recommended because you can take a commemorative photo or take a video while riding.

24

Address:Oshioi Mitai Takachiho-cho, Nishiusuki-gun, Miyazaki

Access:90 min by bus from Nobeoka Station. By car, 120 min from Miyazaki Airport or Miyazaki Station.

Top Review:A Gorge As A Natural Monument! A Mysterious Waterfall Dropping Into The Beautiful Takachiho Gorge

Takachiho area has many myths. Manai waterfall is very mysterious and popular spot. You can enjoy the nature surrounded by huge columnar joints at the valley.

25

Address:2-2-48 Kawachi Higashi-ku Yahata, Kitakyushu-shi, Fukuoka

Access:By car, 20 min from Otani IC, 20 min from Yamaji IC, 30 min from Yahata IC.

Tel:093-652-0334

Top Review:Beautiful Wisteria Tunnel In Kawachi Fuji Garden

Wisteria becomes full bloom around Golden Week Holidays in May at Kawachi Fuji Garden. The biggest highlight is this wisteria tunnel. By the way, all of the wisteria flowers are beautiful.

26

Ōuo Shrine

4 Review

Address:1874-9 Tara, Tara-cho, Fujitsu-gun, Saga

Access:10 min walk from Tara Station

Top Review:Beautiful Red Torii Arch Standing In The Sea

When the tide is low, we can walk under the torii arch standing in the sea. It shows us the different scenery by the time we visit here.

27

Address:2650 Ojimiyaura, Nichinan-shi, Miyazaki

Tel:0987-29-1900

Hours:9:30-17:00

Closed:1st・3rd Wed

Top Review:A Treasure Trove of Photo Spots

"Sunmesse Nichinan" in Nichinan City, Miyazaki Prefecture. The view from the swing on a small hill is very beautiful! You can also take pictures with moai and colorful statues!

28

Address:Miyanoura Yakushima-cho, Kumage-gun, Kagoshima

Access:30 min by bus from Miyanoura Port. 30 min by car from Yakushima Airport.

Top Review:Mystery Of Mossy Forest Reminds Us 'Princess Mononoke'

I like a movie 'Princess Mononoke' by Hayao Miyazaki, and I walked in Yakushima Island's Shiratani Unsui Gorge that is said to be a model of the movie. Its inner place is called 'Mononoke Forest', and I was very impressed with the great forest covered completely with moss!◎Access by bus or taxi

29

Address:667 Hirano Kyuragi-machi, Karatsu-shi, Saga

Access:By car or taxi, 10 min from Kyuragi Station, 45 min from Saga Station, or 60 min from Saga Airport.

Tel:0955-63-2433

Top Review:A Beautiful Garden Opened Only Autumn & Spring

10 thousand trees, and 130 thousand square meters forest are in autumn colors. What's more, we can see the autumn leaf reflections at Fuyu Sanso House.◎Admission fees: 500 yen. Parking area is free.

30

Address:4-7-1 Saifu, Dazaifu-shi, Fukuoka

Tel:092-922-8225

Hours:6:00-19:00,6:30-18:00

Top Review:A Major Shrine For Success In The Entrance Examination

Dazaifutenmangu is a major shrine for success in the entrance examination. Even on snowy days, the fortune slips with a color of pink plum blossom are beautiful! I felt the many prayers of many students who had tried to get over the hard winter and get happy spring.◎It has an easy access by train and bus. And there's a large parking area.

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Okinawa

Address:Taketomi-cho, Yaeyama-gun, Okinawa

Access:By express ferry, 10 min from Ishigaki Port Rito Terminal in Ishigaki Island.

Top Review:Enjoy Walking Around Taketomi Island Without Hurry

Taketomi Island's time passes slowly. Traditional red tiles, cute Shisa, coral fences and white sand street… All of them makes us happy! You can also find many photogenic places with flowers all the year around.◎Izumiya with lovely arch of Bougainvillea is an inn! Access to Taketomi: 10~15 min by ferry from Ishigaki Port. 1150yen for a round-trip.

Kagoshima

Address:1346-1 Akaogi, Tatsugo-cho, Oshima-gun, Kagoshima

Access:15 min by car from Amami Oshima Airport

Top Review:Blue-Heart Appears Only At The Low Tide

The heart-rock of Amami Oshima Island is located at the Bira Beach in Tatsugo town near the airport. Also, near a delicious gelato shop La Fonte. Park your car, and walk 5 min in the woods, then you can find the beach in front of you. Many tide pools appear when the tide in on the ebb, and this heart-rock is one of them. We could visit here on the day of spring tide, we could see the most beautiful heart-rock.

Miyazaki

Address:Oshioi Mitai Takachiho-cho, Nishiusuki-gun, Miyazaki

Access:90 min by bus from Nobeoka Station. By car, 120 min from Miyazaki Airport or Miyazaki Station.

Top Review:A Gorge As A Natural Monument! A Mysterious Waterfall Dropping Into The Beautiful Takachiho Gorge

Takachiho area has many myths. Manai waterfall is very mysterious and popular spot. You can enjoy the nature surrounded by huge columnar joints at the valley.

Fukuoka

Address:3777 Shimasakurai, Itoshima-shi, Fukuoka

Top Review:A White Torii Arch Standing Nobly On The Beautiful Sea

Here's a very photogenic spot of a white torii arch which stands in front of husband-and-wife rocks and looks beautiful with the blue sky and the sea. The time of evening glow is nice of course, if you visit around noon, the tide is not low and we can see the beautiful figure standing on the sea.

Kumamoto

Address:Oguni-machi, Aso-gun, Kumamoto

Access:By bus, 60 min from Aso Station to Yu Station, then take taxi for 15 min. By car, 45 min from Kokonoe IC, parking area is available.

Hours:9:00-17:00

Top Review:The Curtain Of Water

Nabegataki Fall is a rare waterfall we can walk its reverse. Though it's not so big, we can see it very close and that much volume of water is powerful! It has become famous since it was used for the location of TV commercial.

Oita

Matama Coast

3 Review

Address:Usuno, Bungotakada-shi, Oita

Access:By car or taxi, 30 min from JR Usa Station, 70 min from Oita Station, or 50 min from Oita Airport.

Top Review:The Setting Sun And Horizontal Stripes On The Tideland

Matama Seashore is one of the 100 best sunset spots in Japan. For it show me the fantastic scenery that is different every time, I'm impressed again and again.◎The parking area is free. There's a soba-noodle cafe commanding the stunning view from its inside, which is closed on Tuesdays.

Saga

Address:Kase River Side, Ogino Kase-cho, Saga-shi, Saga

Access:20 min walk from JR Saga Balloon Station. By car or taxi, 20 min from Saga Station, 30 min from Saga Airport.

Top Review:The Biggest Sky Sport Festival In Asia!

Around 100 colorful hot air balloons starting to expand at the dry riverbed in the morning glow. Then, they rise to the autumn sky above the Saga Plain. Its scenery is very impressive!

Nagasaki

Address:1-1 Hausutenbosu-machi, Sasebo-shi, Nagasaki

Access:By car, 10min from Sasebodaito IC, 50min from Nagasaki Airport, 60min from Nagasaki Station. By train, 90min from Nagasaki Station, and 105min from Hakata Station to Huis Ten Bosch Station.

Top Review:13Million Lights Of The Biggest Illumination In The World

HUIS TEN BOSCH is a theme park which models on Holland in the middle ages. The King Of Lights illumination has as many as 13 million lambs, which is the biggest number of lamps! In this season, it's held from 11/3 (2017) to 5/6 (2018).

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