Transportation

Bus Stop in Aso-san Area

Mt Aso Ropeway Station

This location used to be the base of the ropeway (cable car) up to the Naka-dake crater. However, the ropeway ceased operation after the 2016 eruption, and there's no word on whether or when it will reopen. Conditio…
Ferry in Beppu

Ferry Sunflower Kansai Kisen

The ferry makes an overnight run between Beppu and Osaka and Kōbe (one way/return ¥7900/15,500, 12 hours), stopping at Matsuyama (4½ hours). The evening boat departs between 6.45pm and 7.35pm to western Honshū and p…
Ferry in Shimabara

Kyushō Ferry Co

Car and pedestrian ferries between Kumamoto Port (熊本港; Kumamoto-kō) and Shimabara Port (島原外港; Shimabara Gaikō). Ferries run 10 times daily, departing approximately 7am to 7pm, for the hour-long ride. Fares include a…
Ferry in Fukuoka

Camellia Line

The Camellia Line has daily ferry service from Fukuoka to Busan, Korea (one way/return Monday to Friday ¥6250/12,500, Saturday and Sunday ¥10,000/16,250, 5½ hours, departs 12.30pm).
Ferry in Fukuoka

Beetle

Beetle high-speed hydrofoils connect Fukuoka with Busan in South Korea (one way/return ¥13,000/26,000, three hours, twice daily). Weekday return available for ¥23,000.
Bicycle Rental in Karatsu

Arpino

The Arpino building is a multi-use landmark structure steps away from Karatsu Station. You can rent bicycles (free) with your passport on the 1st floor.
Ferry in Shimabara

Ocean Arrow Ferries

Kumamoto Ferry operates these high speed (30-minute) ferries between Kumamoto Port and Shimabara Port, with at least six daily departures each way.
Bicycle Rental in Nagasaki

Eki Rent-a-Car

Has electric bikes for rent; however, due to the hilly terrain, bikes are not the ideal way to get around. JR Pass holders receive a 20% discount.
Bus in Beppu

Nishitetsu Bus

This Fukuoka-based company runs buses between Beppu and Fukuoka Airport in about two hours for ¥3190, departing from Kitahama bus stop.
Bus in Sakurajima

Sakurajima Island View Buses

Buses to tour the island. This service is included as part of the Kagoshima Cute Day Pass on buses, trams and the ferry to Sakurajima.