3-day trip to visit beautifully blooming Sakura and popular tourist destinations in Kyushu.
Akizuki & Ukiha
Minamiaso & Takamori
Day 1：Fukuoka - Asakura - Ukiha - Yame
Walk through the cherry blossoms tunnel of 'Sugi-no-baba' and 'Nagarekawa'
START-> [Tenjin, Hakata sta. or Fukuoka airport]-----[Sugi-no-baba in Asakura-shi, Fukuoka]-----[Nagarekawa Sakura Avenue in Ukiha-shi, Fukuoka]-----[Stay in Yame-shi, Fukuoka] ::::: Departure from Fukuoka to Asakura-shi and Ukiha-shi in the South of Fukuoka. Many people walk through the 500m cherry blossoms tunnel along the Sugi-no-baba street in Asakura, where the castle ruins like stone walls and castle gate remain. Moving to neighboring Ukiha-shi and walking through immense sakura avenue lasting 2km along Kose river. After the sunset, the tunnel is lit up and it is mystical. Stay in Japanese traditional house in Yame, where is famous for Japanese tea. ::::: Best season: Sugi-no-baba (end of March to begging of April), Nagarekawa Sakura Avenue (end of March to begging of April)
Meet 400-year-old cherry tree and mountain road lining sakura for 3 km
[Yame-shi, Fukuoka] -----(Yamanami Highway) ----- [Isshingyo-no-Ozakura in Minamiaso-mura, Kumamoto] ----- [Takamori Pass in Takamori-machi, Kumamoto] ----- [Stay in Takachiho-cho, Miyazaki] ::::: Departure from Fukuoka, drive on popular Yamanami Highway in the beautiful spring view of Aso and Kuju to Minamiaso in Kumamoto. The 400-year-old cherry blossom 'Isshingyo no Ozakura' is surrounded by rape flowers and stands in panoramic landscape bravely. At Takamori Pass, enjoy 7000 cherry trees lining along the mountain road from the bottom to the top (difference in elevation is 150m and the road lasts 3km) from the car window. Visit 'Shirakawa Suigen', beautiful water spring, in Minamiaso and try 'Takamori Dengaku' baking skewered local food slowly around the Japanese traditional fireplace in Takamori. :::: Best season: Isshingyo no Ozakura (end of March to begging of April), Takamori Pass (end of March to middle of April)
Places to visit in Kyushu, a Town of Myths 'Takachiho'
[Takachiho-cho, Miyazaki] -----[Takachiho Gorge, Amanoiwato shrine in Takachiho-cho,Miyazaki] ----- <-GOAL>[Fukuoka city] ::::: Takachiho is famous for several mysterious spots relating to Japanese Myth. Take a boat at beautiful Takachiho Gorge and visit Amanoiwato shrine which has a legend that all Gods got together and discussed there. Try Takachiho-gyu beef for lunch. Back to Fukuoka, enjoy eating at yatai stalls and shopping.