For people who understand that intimacy with local cuisine is an essential part of travel. The best Kyushu dishes and exclusive culinary experiences. Tour designed and guided by a passionate Fukuoka foodie.
Saturday 13 February to Thursday 18 February 2021 (Chinese New Year)
This is a sample tour. The first person to book the tour can change the dates or suggest a different itinerary.
¥245,000 (Japanese yen)
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Meals, transport, accommodation, English-speaking tour leader
FOOD TOUR FAQS
Read the most common questions here or send us a message. We are waiting for your questions about our Kyushu Food Tour.
WHY BOOK A FOOD TOUR WITH KYUSHU JOURNEYS?
Our company Director designed this tour personally and will be accompanying you throughout. Moo is a Kyushu local and intensely enthusiastic foodie. She’s constantly out and about discovering the best local eateries and fascinating experiences. Don’t miss this chance to learn from her knowledge and experience of Japanese cuisine.
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.
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 Autumn foliage 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 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 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 contact us with any questions you have about onsen bathing.
HOW WILL I TRAVEL AROUND?
Private bus throughout the tour.
HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN JOIN THIS TOUR?
We want this to be a small group intimate tour. Maximum participants will be 12 pax plus any children sharing a room with their parents.
IS THIS TOUR SUITABLE FOR SENIORS?
Yes it is. 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?
You are welcome to bring your children however please note these are adult tours with no activities specifically for children and no child-minding services. If your child shares your bed the child pays 50% of adult tour rate (8 years to 11 years), 30% of adult tour rate (3 years to 7 years, 10% of adult tour rate (0-2 years).
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.