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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Scenic Beaty
Tastiest Cuisine
Volcanic Adventures
Hot-Spring Bathing
Secret Village
Nagasaki Tour

BEST OF KYUSHU
TOUR 2022

We know all the best Kyushu sightseeing spots. Join our guided Fukuoka and Kyushu package tour and see them for yourself.

It’s a cost-effective escorted 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. Waiting list open now.

Update: Due to coronavirus travel uncertainty we are have opened the waiting list 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

Takachiho Gorge Kyushu Tour

TOUR DATES

Sunday 04 December 2022

To

Saturday 10 December 2022

7 days tour (6 nights)
Starts and ends in Fukuoka city

TOUR OUTLINE

Day 1: Overnight in Beppu

Meeting point in Fukuoka city Old town strolling tour → Exploring bygone era Japanese stores → Exquisite handmade dolls extravaganza → Yakisoba lunch → Discover the Hells of Beppu Freshest seafood dinner Optional activity: natural hot spring (onsen) bathing

Beppu Japan Tour

Day 1: The steamy city of Beppu

Day 2: Overnight in Takachiho

Visit traditional sulphur-growing huts → Breathtaking views from Japan’s highest and longest walking bridge → Cook at your table lunch → Pretty riverside walk → Ancient and powerful sacred cave → Shabu-shabu dinner → Comical and poignant traditional dance at 1,900 year-old shrine

Dance package tour Japan

Day 2: Comical and poignant traditional dance

Day 3: Overnight in Kumamoto

Strolling the stunning Takachiho gorge → The very best of Kyushu countryside  → Active volcano crater → Burger lunch made from local beef → Tour of one of Japan’s finest castles → Free and easy dinner

Aso volcano Kumamoto

Day 3: Active volcano crater

Day 4: Overnight in Nagasaki

Ocean ferry ride → Remains of buried houses → Local specialty lunch → Boiling and bubbling Unzen Hells → Nagasaki famous viewpoint → sushi dinner in historic restaurant → Free time for exploring Nagasaki’s vibrant Chinatown

Unzen Hells

Day 4: Boiling and bubbling Unzen Hells

Day 5: Overnight in Ureshino

Nagasaki atomic bomb museum and Peace Park → Local specialty lunch → Hands-on green tea making class → Wonderful ryokan (traditional Japanese inn) → Optional onsen bathing (best quality water) → Unforgettable final ‘kaiseki’ dinner

Learn green tea Japan

Day 5: Hands on green tea class

Day 6: Overnight in Fukuoka city

Lazy morning late check-out (final chance for hot-spring bathing) → Village of the Secret Kilns → Browsing pottery shops → Japanese beef curry lunch → saké brewery tour and tasting → Free time in Fukuoka city for shopping, dining and nightlife

Village of the Secret Kilns

Day 6: Village of the Secret Kilns

Day 7: End of tour

Breakfast at the hotel and then checkout. The tour is over but the memories remain. Thanks for trusting Kyushu Journeys for your Best of Kyushu Tour.

Fukuoka riverbank at night

Fukuoka riverbank at night

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TOUR PRICE

¥330,000 (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 ¥95,000. For triple sharing price contact us for details.

Tour duration: 7-days / 6-nights

Included: meals, transport, accommodation, guide

Excluded: flight

Send us a message to receive tour brochure and information about how to secure your place on the waiting list. We aren’t taking any deposits until Japan announces tourism reopening dates. However those on the waiting list will be given first priority for booking.

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 Best of Kyushu Tour 2022.

FOODIE HIGHLIGHTS

Unforgettable ‘Kaiseki’
Countryside Specialties
Freshest Seafood
Yakisoba
Saké Tasting
Shabu Shabu
Yakisoba Japan

Yakisoba; Japan’s favorite comfort food

Sake tasting Japan

Let’s enjoy saké tasting

kaiseki in yufuin

Unforgettable ‘kaiseki’ (eat like an Emperor)

volcano-kyushu-japan

Previous tour participant photo fun

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Kyushu Tour FAQS

Read the most common questions here or send us a message. We are waiting for your questions about our Best of Kyushu Tour 2022.

ARE YOU TAKING BOOKINGS DESPITE CORONAVIRUS?

Due to current travel uncertainty caused by coronavirus we are currently accepting reservations (waiting list) on this tour without any payment required. If your name is on the waiting list we will contact you when the tour is confirmed. Those already on the waiting list will be given first priority for booking.

To add your name to the waiting list complete the form below and inform us your name and expected number of participants. We’ll reply with the tour brochure and waiting list application form.

WHAT IS THE DETAILED ITINERARY?

Contact us to request the tour brochure. This includes the 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 Best of Kyushu Tour 2022.

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