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BEST OF KYUSHU
We know all the best Kyushu sightseeing spots. Ask us to arrange a private Kyushu package tour and see them for yourself.
Travel with just your friends or family with our English-speaking guide on a private tour bus. Airport transfers, hotels, meals, and entrance fees are all included. You just need to book your flights and pack your suitcase!
Contact us to request detailed itinerary or read below for more information. Book with confidence with an all-in-one price (no hidden extras).
Note: if you prefer to travel without a guide (“free and easy”) by train or self-drive rental car visit this page instead.
8 days tour (7 nights)
Starts and ends in Fukuoka city
Contact us if you prefer a longer or shorter tour.
SAMPLE TOUR OUTLINE
Day 1: Overnight in Beppu
Fukuoka airport meet and greet → Old town strolling → Exploring bygone era Japanese stores → Exquisite handmade dolls extravaganza → Grilled eel lunch → Discover the Hells of Beppu → Freshest seafood dinner → Natural hot spring (onsen) bathing
Day 2: Overnight in Takachiho
Traditional crystal-growing huts → Stunning flower park → Japanese traditional lunch → Scenic countryside drive → Local specialty dinner → Comical and poignant traditional dance at 1,900 year-old shrine
Day 3: Overnight in Kumamoto
Pretty riverside walk to ancient cave-shrine → Strolling the wonderful Takachiho gorge → River fish and fried chicken lunch → Active volcano crater visit → traditional izakaya (casual gastro pub) dinner
Day 4: Overnight in Nagasaki
Tour of one of Japan’s finest castles → Ocean ferry ride with ‘bento’ lunch → Remains of buried houses → Dinner in vibrant Chinatown → Ropeway to sparkling night-time viewpoint
Day 5: Overnight in Ureshino
Nagasaki atomic bomb museum and Peace Park → Local specialty lunch → Wonderful ryokan (traditional Japanese inn) → Indoor and outdoors onsen bathing (best quality water) → Unforgettable ‘Kaiseki’ dinner
Day 6: Overnight in Fukuoka city
Hands-on green tea making class → Village of the Secret Kilns → Browsing pottery shops → Seafood lunch → Saké brewery tour and tasting → Local specialty Mizutaki (hotpot) dinner
Day 7: Free and Easy
Breakfast at the hotel > free and easy day in Fukuoka city for shopping and dining
Day 8: End of tour
Hotel checkout > Transfer to airport. The tour is over but the memories remain. Thanks for trusting Kyushu Journeys for your Best of Kyushu Tour.
Contact us for pricing (price varies depending upon group size).
Included: meals, transport, accommodation, guide, entrance fees
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.
Charcoal grilled eel
Let’s enjoy saké tasting
Unforgettable ‘kaiseki’ (eat like an Emperor)
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.
WHAT IS THE DETAILED ITINERARY?
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?
This is a private tour so any number of participants in your group can join.
CAN YOU RUN A TOUR FOR 1 OR 2 PEOPLE?
For single travellers or couples we suggest you join one of our group tours (Autumn Leaves, Cherry Blossom, or Foodie Tour). Visit our homepage to see the latest group tours with spaces still available.
IS THIS TRIP SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN?
This is an adult tour with no activities for children. However because this is a private tour participants 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.