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Fukuoka is a great travel hub, as the prefecture offers easy access to both Eastern Japan and the rest of Kyushu. The prefectures on this island, though neglected by short-term tourists, are full of sights that many Japanese people dream of visiting.

Celebrate Chinese New Year in Nagasaki, hike the forest that inspired Hayao Miyazaki on Yakushima Island, or spend a day in the onsens of Beppu, one of the finest hot spring spots in the country. Kyushu is a beautiful and diverse place, with enough exciting destinations to carry you through five years on the JET Programme.

These pages offer an introduction to popular destinations among JET participants, and suggested daytrips within Kyushu. For exploring the rest of Japan, see below for recommendations on discount ticket sellers and transportation options. When making travel plans, you may also consider using a discount travel agency such as No. 1 Travel – Fukuoka, which has an English line.

Discount Ticketing

Low Cost Carriers Low cost carriers (LCC) offer no frills, but are often significantly cheaper than traveling with major carriers. Worth checking out for budget travel! International Jeju Air (Fukuoka – Seoul) Air Busan (Fukuoka – Busan) Spring Airlines (Saga – Shanghai) Domestic Peach Aviation (Fukuoka – Kansai International Airport) Skymark Airlines (Fukuoka – Haneda, …

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In Kyushu 九州

Day Trips in Kyushu Destinations in Kyushu Fukuoka Oita Saga Kumamoto Nagasaki Miyazaki Kagoshima

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