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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Sakura extravaganza!
  • Traditional inns
  • Hot-spring bathing
  • Scenic beauty
  • Tastiest cuisine
  • Volcanic adventure
  • Japanese castle
  • Potters’ village

KYUSHU
CHERRY BLOSSOM
TOUR 2024

IMPORTANT NOTE

All information below is for this year’s tour (March 2024) which has already finished. We are currently finalizing the program for next year (March 2025). Stop back here again soon for details of our Kyushu Cherry Blossom Tour 2025 or message us requesting our 2025 brochure and we will send it as soon as it is released.

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. Contact us to request detailed itinerary or read the tour FAQ. Book with confidence with an all-in-one price (no hidden extras). Booking now for spring 2024. Latest update: This tour is fully sold out. Message us to request details of our 2025 Cherry Blossom tour or take a look at our Autumn Tour in November this year.



Note: if you prefer a non-guided private trip (self-drive or travel by train) read about our private family trip planning service.

Cherry blossom

TOUR DATES

1st Departure Date:
Tuesday March 26
Sunday 31 March 2024:
Full (12 of 12 places booked)

2nd Departure Date:
Sunday March 24
Friday 29 March 2024:
Full (12 of 12 places booked)

Tour starts and ends in Fukuoka city

This tour is fully sold out. Message us to request details of our 2025 Cherry Blossom tour or take a look at our Autumn Tour in November this year.

TOUR OUTLINE

Day 1 (Overnight in Hita)

Cherry blossom in old castle ruins Specialty eel restaurant for lunch Strolling traditional Japanese town Exquisite handmade dolls’ extravaganza Exploring bygone era Japanese stores Afternoon sakura viewing Dinner in old-style local eatery

Akizuki Castle Ruins full bloom

Day 1: Cherry blossom in old castle ruins

Day 2 (Overnight in Aso-Kuju mountains)

Unique (and wonderfully photogenic) temple → Kyushu’s best countryside → Active volcano crater → Countryside lunch → Optional natural hot spring (onsen) bathing with glorious scenic views → Grass-reared beef dinner

Aso volcano Kumamoto

Day 2: Active volcano crater

Day 3 (Overnight in Shimabara)

400 year-old cherry tree → Traditional lunch in 100 year-old restaurant → Ocean ferry ride → Sakura viewing in vast rapeseed fields → Buried houses → Optional onsen bathing → Catch of the day seafood dinner

Shimabara-Hibari-Nagasaki

Day 3: Sakura viewing in rapeseed fields

Day 4 (Overnight in Ureshino)

Boiling and bubbling Unzen Hells → Local style lunch → Castle garden with 2,000 cherry trees → Hands-on green tea making class → Wonderful ryokan (traditional Japanese inn) → Optional onsen bathing (best quality water) → Unforgettable final kaiseki dinner

Shiibasanso Ryokan in Ureshino (Saga)

Day 4: Onsen bathing (best quality water)

Day 5 (Overnight in Fukuoka city)

Photo spot: venerable old cherry tree in green tea plantation → Village of the Secret Kilns → Browsing pottery shops → Japanese beef curry lunch → Drop to Fukuoka city → Free ‘n’ easy evening for shopping, dining or nightlife → Optional Fukuoka Castle street food stalls and sakura festival

Hyakunen 100-years Sakura tree in Ureshino (Saga)

Day 5: Cherry tree in green tea plantation

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 Cherry Blossom Tour.

Fukuoka riverbank at night

Day 6: Your time to explore Fukuoka city

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TOUR PRICE

¥410,000 (Japanese Yen) per person
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This price is based on double / twin sharing. For a single traveler staying in a room alone the additional charge is ¥135,000.

Tour duration: 6-days / 5-nights

Included: meals, transport, accommodation, guide

Excluded: flight

Send us a message to receive tour brochure and information about how to secure your place. This is our most popular tour so don’t miss your chance.

Meet Moo: company owner and chief trip planner

Meet Moo: company owner and chief trip planner

ABOUT
KYUSHU JOURNEYS

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 Japan Cherry Blossom Tour 2024.

FOODIE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Freshest sushi
  • Unforgettable ‘kaiseki’
  • Mountain Veggies
  • Grass-reared beef
  • Local specialties
  • Green tea tasting
  • Countryside fare
  • Fisherman’s feast
wagyu

Take the chance to enjoy Kyushu’s best wagyu beef.

Eel unagi

Charcoal grilled eel and caramelized sauce.

kaiseki in yufuin

Eat like a king with unforgettable ‘kaiseki’ dinners.

sushi

Freshest sushi direct from the fishermen.

Cherry Blossom And Japanese Temple

Photo from previous tour

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PREVIOUS SAKURA
WORDS & PICS

The cherry blossoms were awesome and the timing just right! Thanks for a memorable trip.

Japanese temple and sakura
Sakura cherry blossom
Sakura Japan castle
Sakura Japanese lady
Sakura Japanese temple
Sakura nature view


Japan Cherry Blossom Tour FAQS

Read the most common questions here or send us a message. We are waiting for your questions about our Japan Cherry Blossom Tour 2024.

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?

Definitely yes! 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 cherry blossom tour.

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