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Visit Japan during the glorious beauty of the Fall. Experience the awe-inspiring vistas of the changing landscapes. Wander through the orange, reds and golden hues.

Skip the mega-cities and enjoy this unmissable gift of nature in scenic and peaceful surroundings.
Read on to learn what you can see and do on Kyushu – Japan’s most idyllic island.

Take the headache out of planning with our unique and inexpensive trip planning service.
Discover how a relaxing vacation in Kyushu is just a few emails away. Get started right now or read on for details and FAQ.

kyushu autumn
The gardens next to our favourite Japanese inn

About Kyushu

Don’t follow the throngs of tourists around Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto. Escape the crowds and enjoy a different kind of Japanese trip.

Get off the tourist trail and experience the real Japan.

One of Japan’s four main islands, Kyushu has a pleasant climate and a warm, hospitable people. It’s long been famed for its food, its hot-springs and unspoilt natural beauty. There’s so much to see and do.

Enjoy the magnificent sights as the landscapes change from summer greens to autumn yellows and gold. Marvel at the intricate beauty of exquisite Japanese Gardens. Crunch the leaves along country paths, in ancient castles and 1,000 year-old temples. Experience for yourself Kyushu’s famed fall night-light festivals.

Live the healthy life. Enjoy the highest quality sushi, seafood and hand-reared Wagyu beef. Take in the crisp air on leisurely country walks. Relax and rejuvenate at traditional Japanese ryokan inns. Soak in their toasty, healing onsen spas.

Give yourself a treat. Raise a glass of one of Kyushu’s award-winning sakés. Savor the very finest of Japan’s green teas.

Kyushu is a remarkable destination.

A hand-crafted journey here is one you’ll never forget.

Kyushu, Asia, Japan map
Kyushu - Japan's best island

Kyushu Activities

  • Ancient temples
  • Hot-spring onsen
  • Family fun
  • Traditional inns
  • Medieval castles
  • Revolving sushi
  • Brewery tours
  • Kimono dressing
  • Gadget shopping
  • Kyushu ramen
  • Monkey mayhem
  • Pottery villages
  • Wagyu beef
  • Country walks
  • Bubbling volcano
  • Steam-train ride
  • Rural beauty
  • Lively nightlife
  • Kaiseki cuisine
  • Quality sake
  • Unforgettable photos

A Trip Planning Service that’s right for you

We launched our unique trip planning service because we know how busy you are. Let us do all the work. You just need to sign up and in a few emails your trip will be ready.

Forget the hassle of comparing hotels. We’ll suggest accommodation to suit your budget. Don’t worry about trying to navigate the train schedules. We’ll check the timetables and plan your transport for the whole trip. Trust our local knowledge to recommend the best places to go and things to do. Discover the best restaurants on the island. Work with us and bust right through the language barrier.

We put in the hours to plan a customized itinerary from start to end. You just need to book your flights and enjoy your trip.

Contact us to get started or read on for more info.

Mifuneyama autumn
Floating along Kyushu's most beautiful river gorge
Moo Travel Planner
Kyushu Journeys owner (Moo)
Your travel planner

About Us

Owned and managed by a Kyushu native who loves her island and a Brit who fled the rain Kyushu Journeys strives to be a different kind of travel agent.

We want to enable you to find the authentic Japan and avoid the tourist traps.

We aim to operate at all times with honesty and integrity. We won’t be driven by industry discounts or commissions. That’s why we charge everything at cost price and simply add a clear and transparent planning fee.

Expect the highest levels of customer service, specialist local knowledge and unbiased advice. We’ll work with you to plan a personalised itinerary that’s just right for you, your budget and your travelling style.

We’re trying our best to be not just the usual Japanese travel agent.

About Us

Owned and managed by a Kyushu native who loves her island and a Brit who fled the rain Kyushu Journeys strives to be a different kind of travel agent.

We want to enable you to find the authentic Japan and avoid the tourist traps.

We aim to operate at all times with honesty and integrity. We won’t be driven by industry discounts or commissions. That’s why we charge everything at cost price and simply add a clear and transparent planning fee.

Expect the highest levels of customer service, specialist local knowledge and unbiased advice. We’ll work with you to plan a personalised itinerary that’s just right for you, your budget and your travelling style.

We’re trying our best to be not just the usual Japanese travel agent.

Without your suggestions and planning, we would have just visited the big towns and missed the smaller destinations. You guys are great and provide excellent advice on travel in Kyushu. Keep up the great work you are doing!

Sue & Lionel Loke (Australia)
May 2018

FAQ

Will I be on a group tour?

No you won’t. It’ll be just you and your friends or your family, or perhaps you’ll come alone. We’ll plan a personalized itinerary based around the activities you enjoy most.

Will I be with a guide?

No you won’t. By taking care of all the detailed route planning and accommodation arrangements in advance we’ll enable you to explore Japan for yourself bother-free.

What if I get stuck?

Drop us a message (WhatsApp, Skype, Messenger) or give us a call. We’ll be available throughout your trip.

How long is my tour?

We’ll plan an itinerary just for you so come for as long as your travel plans allow.

Where will my tour start and end?

Fukuoka International airport. You just need to book your flights. We’ll take care of all the arrangements within Kyushu.

How will I get around?

We won’t shovel you into a big tour bus. We plan itineraries around Japan’s world-beating rail network. You’ll stroll around too and some short journeys will be by taxi or subway. You may prefer to rent a car and self-drive. The choice is yours.

How much will my tour cost?

This depends on you. We arrange your tour at cost price based on the activities you choose and the standard of accommodation you request. Then we add all those costs together + our planning fee to reach the final price.

How much is the Planning Fee?

For our trip-planning service we charge ¥29,900 ($265) to plan a one-week trip. This fee is per trip, not per person, so you just pay the fee once even if you are a couple, a family, or a group of friends. All your accommodation, transport and activities will be charged at cost price. You’ll find that even after paying this planning fee you’ll get a better value trip than you would with most other travel agents because we don’t mark everything up like they do.

Do I need a visa to enter Japan?

US passport-holders don’t need a visa to enter Japan.

Can I visit other parts of Japan too?

Yes you can. Kyushu is well-connected by plane and fast train.

When should I make contact?

If possible contact us 4-6 months before your trip. If you trip is closer than that get in touch ASAP. Don’t worry if your dates are not confirmed yet.

What’s the next step?

Fill in the form below with your travel plans or questions. There’s no charge for initial enquiries. We’ll reply with everything you need to know to start your Kyushu journey.

Can we chat right now?

Sure. We’re online to chat or answer any questions you have. Send us a message right now.

Your Journey Starts Here

Let us know as much or as little about your traveling plans as you know yourself. Feel free to ask any questions. We’ll get right back with the next step.

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