We know the best cherry blossom spots in Kyushu. Join our guided ‘sakura’ package tour and see them for yourself. It’s a cost-effective tour with an English-speaking guide and private tour bus. There’s no more convenient way to see the best of Kyushu cherry blossom in Spring. Book with confidence with an all-in-one price (no hidden extras). Limited places available. Booking now for Spring 2021
Coronavirus (COVID-19) update: due to current travel uncertainty we are taking bookings with no deposit required. If you decide to cancel later there will be nothing for you to pay. Enjoy peace of mind with this risk-free booking.
Note: if you prefer a non-guided private trip (self-drive or travel by train) contact us and we’ll send you details of our customised trip planning service. This service isn’t disrupted by coronavirus (COVID-19) travel restrictions.
Sunday 28 March 2021
Friday 02 April 2021
This is a sample tour. The first person to book the tour can change the dates or suggest a different itinerary. Contact us for details.
¥220,000 (Japanese Yen)
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Tour duration: 6-days / 5-nights
Included: meals, transport, accommodation, English-speaking tour leader
Single-room supplement: ¥99,000
Owned and managed by a Kyushu local we want to help you find the real Japan and avoid the tourist traps. It’s our mission to introduce you to our amazing island of Kyushu so you can tell the world.
We strive to operate at all times with honesty and integrity. Expect the highest levels of customer service and expert local knowledge.
Kyushu Journeys is a fully registered travel agent with all legal protections in place.
We are proud to bring you this unique and memorable Kyushu Cherry Blossom ‘Sakura’ Tour 2020.
- Charcoal BBQ
- Kaiseki dinners
- Wagyu beef
- Fresh strawberries
- Sake tasting
- Squid sashimi
Traditional ‘samurai’ style charcoal BBQ lunch.
Take the chance to enjoy Kyushu’s best wagyu beef.
Eat like a king with a traditional ‘kaiseki’ dinner.
Freshest sushi prepared by professionals.
TAKE A LOOK WHAT
We felt blessed to see so many sakura bloom. The huge old cherry tree was the highlight but we saw so much. We couldn’t have asked for a better planned trip!
Wendy and Simon Ainsworth
(Singapore) March 2019
Simon and Mutsumi were attentive and knowledgeable. Despite having been to Japan many times we benefited greatly from their insider experience. Thank you!
Karin Potter & family
(Australia) July 2018
Read the most common questions here or send us a message. We are waiting for your questions about our Kyushu Sakura Tour.
WHY BOOK A TOUR WITH KYUSHU JOURNEYS?
Because we’re Kyushu’s biggest fans! We live in Kyushu, our company is owned and managed by a Kyushu local and we only run Kyushu tours (we don’t run tours to other parts of Japan). Arranging Kyushu travel is our full-time business. We are the Kyushu travel specialists.
HOW ABOUT CORONAVIRUS SITUATION?
Due to coronavirus (COVID-19) travel uncertainty we are taking bookings with no deposit required. If you decide to cancel later there will be nothing for you to pay. Enjoy peace of mind with this risk-free booking.
WHAT IS THE DETAILED ITINERARY?
ARE THE DATES AND ITINERARY FIXED?
This is a sample tour. The first person to book can request changes to the dates and itinerary. After the first person has booked, the dates and itinerary cannot be changed. Please note however cherry blossom blooming has a limited date range. Send us a message with your requests or questions.
WHAT KIND OF ACCOMMODATION WILL I STAY?
You will stay in a mix of clean and comfortable city hotels (3 nights) and traditional Japanese ryokan inns with onsen baths (2 nights). In the city hotels you will be sleeping in western beds. In the Japanese ryokan inns (Day 2 and Day 4) you will be sleeping in western beds or traditional Japanese-style futon beds on tatami mat flooring.
WHAT KIND OF FOOD CAN I EXPECT ON THIS TOUR?
Your trip planner is a Kyushu local and passionate foodie. She has carefully selected every eatery to highlight the quality cuisine that Kyushu is so famous for throughout Japan. If you have any dietary restriction please ask us about alternatives available before booking your tour.
WHAT IS ONSEN (HOT-SPING) BATHING?
Kyushu is known as ‘Onsen Island’ so we have included some quality onsen on this tour. An onsen is a bathing pool using water from natural hot-springs. It’s a wonderful pleasure with many health benefits. As nudity is required, onsen bathing is usually sex-segregated with males in one public bath and females in a different public bath. If you feel uncomfortable being naked you can skip this activity and relax in your room instead. For the first onsen experience (Day 2) we have chosen a ryokan with sex-segregated public baths and also private baths. This means you can bathe in privacy with your loved ones (same sex or opposite sex) in the private baths. Please note the private baths are first-come first-served so availability cannot be guaranteed. Feel free to ask any questions you have about onsen bathing.
HOW WILL I TRAVEL AROUND?
Private bus throughout the tour.
HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN JOIN THIS TOUR?
IS THIS TOUR SUITABLE FOR SENIORS?
Our tours are very popular with seniors. You will be travelling by private tour bus and accompanied at all times by an English-speaking tour leader. There are no long hikes on this tour but of course you will need to walk around various attractions. There will be some non-paved paths and steps to climb (especially in shrines or temples). It will be no problem if you prefer to skip any activity and wait for the group on the bus or in a seated area.
IS THIS TOUR SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN?
WHAT IS THE NEXT STEP?
Inform us how many participants may join the tour. We will block your place(s) and send detailed itinerary and Terms & Conditions. Feel free to ask any other questions first. We look forward to welcoming you to our wonderful island of Kyushu.