Kyushu & Okinawa
largest city: Fukuoka / prefectures: Fukuoka, Saga, Nagasaki, Kumamoto, Oita, Miyazaki, Kagoshima and Okinawa
Most of foreign tourists visit Japan to see sakura, cherry blossoms. Sakura can be seen earlier in Kyushu than in Tokyo, due to climate condition.
It is hot and humid on Kyushu but it is worth to travel around. Miyazaki prefecture has a plenty of tourist attractions to visit, including Udo jingu shrine.
Probably the most famous city on Kyushu is Nagasaki. A port city, was a gateway to Europe during shogunate era between 17th and 19th century. Panorama view of Mt.Inasa will be a breathtaking moment.
Kagoshima prefecture is the southernmost prefecture located on Kyushu island and has a lot of offshore islands. Tanegashima island, which is famous for Tanegashima Space Center is also hidden off track place to visit.