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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). Limited places available. Booking now for spring 2022.
Update: 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.
Note: if you prefer a non-guided private trip (self-drive or travel by train) find the details here
Sunday 27 March 2022
Friday 01 April 2022
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.
Day 1 (Overnight in Hita)
Cherry blossom in old castle ruins → Specialty eel restaurant for lunch → Strolling traditional Japanese town → Exquisite handmade dolls’ festival → Afternoon sakura viewing → Dinner in old-style local eatery
Day 2 (Overnight in Aso)
Unique (and very photogenic) temple → Wandering around Yufuin Onsen town → Pretty Lake Kinrin and sakura along the riverbank → Wonderful traditional Japanese inn (ryokan) → Optional natural hot-spring bathing (onsen) → Multi-course kaiseki dinner
Day 3 (Overnight in Shimabara)
Kyushu’s best countryside → Active volcano crater → Grass-reared beef lunch → Huge 400 year-old cherry tree → Remains of buried houses → Seaside hotel → Seafood dinner → Optional onsen bathing
Day 4 (Overnight in Ureshino)
Boiling and bubbling Unzen Hells → Local specialty lunch → Castle garden with 2,000 cherry trees → Hands-on green tea making class → Another wonderful ryokan → Optional onsen bathing (best quality water) → Unforgettable final kaiseki dinner
Day 5 (Overnight in Fukuoka city)
Photo spot: venerable old cherry tree in green tea plantation → Village of the Secret Kilns → Browsing pottery shops → Specialist Sushi lunch → Drop to Fukuoka city → Free ‘n’ easy evening for shopping, dining 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 Cherry Blossom Tour.
¥249,000 (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 ¥79,000. For triple sharing price, contact us for details.
Tour duration: 6-days / 5-nights
Included: meals, transport, accommodation, guide
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 Tour 2022.
Take the chance to enjoy Kyushu’s best wagyu beef.
Charcoal grilled eel and caramelized sauce.
Eat like a king with unforgettable ‘kaiseki’ dinners.
Freshest sushi direct from the fishermen.
WORDS & PICS
The cherry blossoms were awesome and the timing just right! Thanks for a memorable trip.
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 2022.
WHY BOOK WITH KYUSHU JOURNEYS?
Because we’re Kyushu’s biggest fans! Our company is owned and managed by a Fukuoka local with a deep passion and extensive knowledge of all things Kyushu. We are a fully registered Japanese travel agent with all legal protections in place.
ARE YOU TAKING BOOKINGS DESPITE CORONAVIRUS?
Due to current travel uncertainty caused by coronavirus we are currently accepting reservations (waiting list) without any payment required.
We will make the final decision whether to run this tour 90 days before the start date. Those already on the waiting list will be given first priority. At that time if you want to confirm your place you will be required to pay 20% deposit. The 80% balance should be paid 45 days before the trip begins.
If we are forced to cancel the tour due to a resurgence of coronavirus in Japan we will issue a full refund of any monies you have paid.
WHAT IS THE DETAILED ITINERARY?
ARE THE DATES AND ITINERARY FIXED?
This is a sample program. 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 autumn foliage has a limited date range.
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?
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.