Kyushu island Japan Autumn Tour Brochure 2023. Full details, price, photos and FAQ download here.
BEST OF KYUSHU
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
Sunday 24 July 2022
Saturday 30 July 2022
7 days tour (6 nights)
Starts and ends in Fukuoka city
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
¥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
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.
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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.
Yakisoba; Japan’s favorite comfort food
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 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?
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.
WHO RUNS THIS TOUR?
This tour has been commissioned by Gentle Japan 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.