The subtropical island of Southern Japan
Kyushu is the third biggest island of Japan, after Honshu and Hokkaido, with close to 36.000km² and more than 13 million inhabitants. Located on the South-west of the archipelago, it benefits from a subtropical climate and would be the birthplace of the Japanese civilisation. Made of eight prefectures, its biggest city is Fukuoka.
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.