Kyushu is made of eight prefectures: Fukuoka, Kagoshima, Kumamoto, Miyazaki, Nagasaki, Oita, Saga and the Ryukyu archipelago which includes Okinawa. It is the home of two volcanoes : the Mount Aso and, more in the South, the Sakurajima, as well as the surprising natural spring waters of Beppu.
From its main city's Hakata station, it is possible to rally Kagoshima in the far South through the Shinkansen bullet train since 2011.
How to get to Kyushu
By train -- The JR Shinkansen Sanyo goes to Fukuoka Hakata. Count around 5 hours from Tokyo or 2h30 from Shin-Osaka.
By plane -- Low-cost Japanese companies go to the airports of Fukuoka, Nagasaki and Kagoshima.
Location reachable with the JRP : order your Japan Rail Pass (from ~US$ 279)
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