[2][3] In the past, it has been known as Kyūkoku (九国, "Nine Countries"), Chinzei (鎮西, "West of the Pacified Area") and Tsukushi-no-shima (筑紫島, "Island of Tsukushi"). Inasa offers, Nagasaki is one of the most beautiful and eclectic cities in all of Japan—and not just Kyushu. Being the nearest island to the Asian continent, historically it is the gateway to Japan. The island is noted for various types of porcelain, including Arita, Imari, Satsuma, and Karatsu. Neon-bathed streets and Michelin-starred eats, Travel back in time to Japan's ancient capital, A world of Japanese street food starts here, Climb Japan's iconic peak, or just admire its beauty, Enjoy Japan’s seasons in the “Kyoto of the North”, Year-round adventure in Japan’s great, white north, Flowery castles, volcanic lakes and snow monsters, Discover Japan’s most underrated, unexplored island, Trek the trails of Japan’s ultimate hiking paradise, Tropical paradise a short flight from Tokyo. While it’s difficult to deny the fact that Kumamoto Castle‘s lingering damage is disappointing, I’d be remiss if I didn’t point out how amazing other destinations in the city are, from lush Suizenji Park to Honmyo-ji, a temple above which a towering park offers a stunning view of the city.

The Impact of Covid-19 on Kyushu One thing that definitely made my second trip easier was renting a car, which I’d recommend you do if you have it in your budget. Amami has mild winters due to its location in a subtropical area. Prevailing northwesterly winds cause the advection of cold air from Siberia to Kyushu (South) and Amami. The Siberian High developed over the Eurasian Continent and the Aleutian Low developed over the northern North Pacific. How far off Japan's beaten path do you dare stray? Aso in central Kyushu.

[5], The island is mountainous, and Japan's most active volcano, Mt Aso at 1,591 metres (5,220 ft), is on Kyushu. In winter (December-January-February), the Siberian High develops over the Eurasian Continent and the Aleutian Low develops over the northern North Pacific.

The most famous of these are in Beppu, on the east shore, and around Mt.
Aso from Kumamoto, an overnight excursion.

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In general, I’d say that one week in Kyushu or 2 weeks in Kyushu is a “Goldilocks” length of trip, which will afford you the opportunities to blend city experiences, natural adventures and maybe even a couple of wild cards. Figure 6 Weather chart for 00UTC on 15 June 2012 )", Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, "Discover the Geography of the 4 Main Islands of Japan", "Japanese voters want a plan to handle a declining population", "JAPAN PRODUCTS: Business Directory of Japanese Companies", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Kyushu&oldid=982207619, Articles containing Japanese-language text, Articles containing potentially dated statements from 2018, All articles containing potentially dated statements, Articles needing additional references from March 2020, All articles needing additional references, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Absent this, I’m not sure what I can say to convince you, other than to re-affirm my love for this island, and the fact that every time I’ve traveled here (I’m at three or four trips now, if I’m not mistaken) I crave a future opportunity to delve even deeper into it. Figure 7 Weather chart for 00UTC on 2 October 2012