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…
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…
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…
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).
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.
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.
Kumamoto Ferry operates these high speed (30-minute) ferries between Kumamoto Port and Shimabara Port, with at least six daily departures each way.
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.
This Fukuoka-based company runs buses between Beppu and Fukuoka Airport in about two hours for ¥3190, departing from Kitahama bus stop.
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.