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Your Deﬁnitive Guide to Indulging in
Soak in hot springs and eat your way through all seven prefectures!
Fukuoka Saga Oita Kumamoto Nagazaki Miyazaki
Food and onsen (温泉 , hot spring) – These two pleasures are best enjoyed in Japan’s third largest island. Boasting quality cuisine and onsen, Kyushu is as enticing as other popular regions such as Kanto (Tokyo) and Kansai (Kyoto). Kyushu (九州) was so named as it was historically divided into nine provinces. The entire island consists of seven prefectures – Fukuoka, Saga, Nagasaki, Oita, Kumamoto, Miyazaki and Kagoshima. Located near Korea and China, the region served as a conﬂuence point where East met West in terms of commerce, culture and culinary delights. In the 1500s, Japan had limited foreign inﬂuences, with Christianity arriving in the country only in 1549. Only the Portugese and Dutch were allowed to trade in Nagasaki. Due to early interactions with foreigners, the region is renowned for its unique food culture. Blessed with spectacular mountains, the island has the highest number of onsen in Japan. Its plethora of mineral-rich onsen in lush nature attracts a steady ﬂow of visitors. Find out more about what to eat and which onsen to visit for the ultimate indulgence trip!
Published on Aug 10, 2017
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