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We know the best autumn leaves spots in Kyushu. Join our Kyushu fall foliage package tour in November 2023 and see them for yourself.
It’s a magical trip for lovers of Japan with an English-speaking guide and private tour bus. Contact us to request full details, price and itinerary or read the FAQ. Book with confidence with an all-in-one price (no hidden extras). Limited places available.
Note: if you prefer a non-guided private trip (self-drive or travel by train) read about our family trip planning service.
Thursday 16 November 2023
Tuesday 21 November 2023
Tour starts and ends in Fukuoka city
Day 1 (Overnight in Beppu)
Tangerine picking in a countryside orchard → Arrive Beppu (Kyushu’s favourite hot-spring town) → Discover the 300-year-old tradition of sulfur crystal growing → Natural lunch of onsen-steamed food → Hot-sand bathing → Sushi dinner → Optional natural hot-spring bathing (onsen)
Day 2 (Overnight in Aso area)
Boat trip to traditional fish market for breakfast → Travel through hand-carved tunnel → Visit 1,300 year-old cliff-face temple → Soba noodles for lunch → Kyushu’s best fall foliage → Countryside dinner and optional onsen bath
Day 3 (Overnight in Takachiho)
Visit Aso volcano crater → Samurai-style BBQ lunch → Autumn colours viewing → Stroll Takachiho Gorge (optional activity: rowing a boat) → See traditional Kagura dance in 1,000 year-old Takachiho shrine
Day 4 (Overnight in Hita)
Sunrise ‘Sea of Clouds’ → Special autumn colours scenic train ride → Riverside stroll to spiritual ‘power spot’ → Seasonal countryside lunch → Overnight stay in wonderful ryokan (traditional Japanese inn) with indoor and outdoor hot-spring baths → Kaiseki-ryōri dinner (multi-course feast)
Day 5 (Overnight in Fukuoka)
Strolling traditional town of Mameda machi → Exquisite display of hand-crafted Japanese dolls → Lunch at specialty eel restaurant → Exceptional display of autumn leaves at 1,300 year-old forested temple → Free and easy evening in Fukuoka for dining, shopping or nightlife
Day 6 (end of program)
Breakfast at the hotel and then checkout. The tour is over but the memories remain. Thanks for trusting Kyushu Journeys for your Japan Autumn Tour.
¥330,000 (Japanese Yen) per person
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Meals, transport, accommodation, English-speaking tour leader
Duration: 6-days / 5-nights
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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 Autumn Tour.
Enjoy Kyushu’s best grass-reared beef.
Traditional ‘samurai’ style charcoal BBQ lunch.
Eat like a king with unforgettable kaiseki-ryōri.
Freshest sushi direct from the fishermen.
WORDS & PICS
Thank you very much for a wonderful and memorable tour. We thoroughly enjoyed it all. You took great care of us!
Japan Autumn Tour FAQS
Read the most common questions here or send us a message. We are waiting for your questions about our Japan Autumn Tour.
WHAT IS THE DETAILED ITINERARY?
Contact us to request detailed itinerary, price, inclusions, exclusions and booking conditions. Feel free to ask any other questions about this tour.
WHAT KIND OF ACCOMMODATION WILL I STAY?
You will stay in a mix of clean and comfortable city hotels and traditional Japanese ryokan inns with onsen baths. In the city hotels you will be sleeping in western beds. In the Japanese ryokan inns you will be sleeping in a mix of western beds and traditional Japanese-style futon beds on tatami mat flooring.
WHAT KIND OF FOOD CAN I EXPECT ON THIS TOUR?
Your trip planner is a 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. Feel free to contact us with any questions you have about onsen bathing or ask us about options for private family bathing.
HOW WILL I TRAVEL AROUND?
Comfortable private bus.
HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN JOIN?
We love small group intimate travel. Maximum participants will be 12 pax.
CAN YOU RUN A PRIVATE TOUR?
Yes we can. We have several options for couples or private groups of family or friends. Contact us for details.
IS THIS TRIP SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN?
This is an adult tour with no activities for children. We welcome all participants aged 12 years or older. However on a private tour children of any age can join.
IS THIS TRIP SUITABLE FOR SENIORS?
Yes it is. You will be travelling by private 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.
WHO RUNS THIS TOUR?
This tour has been commissioned by Walking Wise Tours & Travel (UK) after extensive discussion of the itinerary with ourselves (Kyushu Journeys). It is based on our recommendations and we will operate and manage all aspects of the tour here in Japan.
WHAT IS THE NEXT STEP?
Inform us how many participants and any questions you want to ask. We’ll get back to you with everything you need to know about this Japan autumn tour.