Kyushu is the third largest island in Japan and the most southerly. It’s filled with diverse nature spots and many hiking trails. From vibrant green landscapes and coastal regions to volcanoes and thermal areas, there is a lot to see and do in this part of Japan.
The subtropical island of Yakushima is a must-see. It’s actually the place with the most rainfall in all of Japan, but don’t let that put you off! That rain has led to stunning moss forests and ancient cedar trees that are over thousands of years old. The area is actually a UNESCO world heritage site. It’s also home to Mount Miyanoura which at 1936 meters is the perfect mountain climb. Kagoshima on the coast is another must-see and is home to the active volcano Sakurajima.
The climate is subtropical with hot humid summers and mild humid winters.
Fly or take the bullet train from Tokyo to Fukuoka City, the largest city in Kyushu.
March through November
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