Kyushu Adventure

9D8N Kyushu Island Tour, which covers all the highlights including Fukuoka, Nagasaki, Kumamoto, Takachiho, and Yufuin area. Experience the island of Japanese myth, Kyushu.

General


Start
Fukuoka
Finish
Fukuoka
Destinations
Fukuoka, Nagasaki, Takachiho, Yufuin, Kumamoto
Style
Private Car Guided Tour
Theme
Explorer


ITINERARY


Day 1: Arrival in Fukuoka

We will arrive at FUK airport via an international flight.

Included Services
  • Meet and Greet - English speaking assistant meet and greet at the airport
  • Aiport tranfser - FUK airport to Fukuoka city area
Optional Services
  • Assistant accompany to hotel - 5000 JPY per group
Accommodation
  • Grand Hyatt Fukuoka Hotel or similar (2 nights)
Meals Included
  • Breakfast


Day 2: Dazaifu day tour

Day excursion to Dazaifu area. Visit Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine. Visit Kyushu National Museum. Visit Komyozenji Temple & Garden.

Included Services
  • Private car transfer - 6hrs
  • English speaking guide - 6hrs meet at hotel, end at hotel.
  • Entrance fees - Kyushu National Museum.
Optional Services
  • None
Accommodation
  • Grand Hyatt Fukuoka Hotel or similar
Meals Included
  • Breakfast


Day 3: Travel to Nagasaki

This morning, checkout and take an express train to Nagasaki (2hrs). Visit Glover Garden, an open air museum in Nagasaki that exhibits mansions of several of the city's former foreign residents and related buildings.

Enjoy a walk around Dejima (Former district reserved for Dutch traders in Edo period) & China Town area, as the symbols of the special historical background of Nagasaki city. Visit Bekko Craft workshop Ezaki-Bekko. Bekko, also known as tortoiseshell product, was first introduced to Japan from China via Nagasaki at around 1700s.

Included Services
  • Express train transfer - Hakata -> Nagasaki ordinary seats
  • Private car transfer in Nagasaki - 6hrs
  • English speaking guide - 6hrs meet at Nagasaki station, end at hotel.
Optional Services
  • Local specialty Nagasaki Champon noodles lunch - 2,000 JPY per person
  • Local specialty Nagasaki Castella Making Experience - 4,000 JPY per person
Accommodation
  • Unzen Kyushu Hotel (2 nights)
Meals Included
  • Breakfast & Dinner


Day 4: Unzen and Nagasaki tour

Explore Unzen-Jigoku nearby your hotel.Known as a Onsen resort area of Mt. Unzen, Unzen is surrounded on several sides by hot spring fields. Also known as hells (jigoku), these barren rocky areas are littered with billowing steam vents and gushing hot springs from which milky, acidic and sulfurous water bubbles straight up out of the ground.

Transfer to Nagasaki city area (1h ride). Photo stop at Megane-bashi Bridge, a remarkable of several stone bridges that span the Nakashima River in downtown Nagasaki.

Enjoy a Gunkanjima Island tour, as the remains of industrialzation after Meiji restoration, the small island served as a coal mine until 1974. Gunkan, literally "battleship island" in Japanese. To accommodate over 5000 people in such a small area, every piece of land was built up so that the island came to resemble a massive battleship.

Included Services
  • Private car transfer - 8hrs
  • English speaking guide - 8hrs meet at hotel, end at hotel.
  • Entrance fees - Gunkanjima Island Cruise.
Optional Services
  • Gunkanjima Digital Museum - 1,500 JPY per person
Accommodation
  • Kyushu Unzen Hotel
Meals Included
  • Breakfast & Dinner


Day 5: Travel to Kumamoto and Takachiho

Meet your driver at 9am, check out and transfer to Shimahara Port (40min). Take the ferry to Kumamoto (50min).

Photo stop at Kumamoto Castle, one of the most impressive castles in Japan while suffered from the serious earthquake from 2016, now cannot access to the main keep. After lunch, continue to Mt. Aso area.

After lunch, continue to Mt. Aso area.Enroute, visit Kusa-Senrigahama (1h20min ride from Kumamoto) If time permits, also take the Mt. Aso Ropeway & Crater of Mt. Aso.

Included Services
  • Private car transfer - 8hrs
  • English speaking guide - 8hrs meet at hotel, end at hotel.
Optional Services
  • Mt. Aso Ropeway - 2,000 JPY per person
Accommodation
  • Ryokan Shinsen (2 nights)
Meals Included
  • Breakfast & Dinner


Day 6: Explore Takachiho Town

Take a boat ride in Takachiho valley (2000 yen on own expense), see the Manai-no-Taki waterfall. Enjoy a leisure walking around (1km/20min)

Travel to the north-east of Takachiho town (30min ride), on the way visit the Tochimata Terrace Fields for a photo stop.

Visit Amano-Iwato Shrine, where the Goddess of Sun Amaterasu once hided according to Japanese myth. Walk about 10mins to Amano-Yasukawara Cave, a spiritual Shinto spot closely related with the Shinto Gods.

Travel back to Takachiho town (30min). Free at leisure at ryokan, dinner at ryokan.

Included Services
  • Private car transfer - 8hrs
  • English speaking guide - 8hrs meet at hotel, end at hotel.
Optional Services
  • Kagura Dance Show at Taakchiho Shrine - 4,000 JPY per group (guide fee)
Accommodation
  • Ryokan Shinsen
Meals Included
  • Breakfast & Dinner


Day 7: Yufuin Onsen

Transfer to Yufuin city. Enroute, visit Kokonoe-Yume Bridge (1h45min ride), 390 meters long, 173 meters high, 1.5 meters broad and it is the highest suspension bridge which is only for walkway in Japan.

Continue to drive to Yufuin town (40min), walk around retro town Yufu-in.Yunotsubo Street, the center area of this retro town, where is full of cafes and boutiques, and art museums.

Lake Kinrinko, a natural landmark of Yufuin besides Mount Yufu, at the end of the town's main walking route.

Transfer to your hotel by car. Check in to your hotel and enjoy your dinner.

Included Services
  • Private car transfer - 8hrs
  • English speaking guide - 8hrs meet at hotel, end at hotel.
Optional Services
  • Rickshaw riding in Yufuin - 5,000 JPY per group (2 ppl)
Accommodation
  • Kinmonko (2 nights)
Meals Included
  • Breakfast & Dinner


Day 8: Kitsuki City

Day excursion to Kitsuki city (45min ride). Known as the Little Kyoto in Kyushu area, the city center is sometimes referred to as a "sandwich castle town", because of its interesting topography of having two samurai districts on hills north and south respectively, sandwiching a commercial district in the middle.

Visit Samurai Residence Ohara House & Nomi House, Matcha Tea break. Check out the smallest castle, Kitsuki Castle, in Japan, where you are able to wear the real amor suite used hundreds of years ago.

Visit the local Sake Brewery Nakano-Shuzo & taste their renowned brand Chiebijin. In the afternoon, transfer back to Yufuin, free leisure on your own. Dinner at hotel.

Included Services
  • Private car transfer - 8hrs
  • English speaking guide - 8hrs meet at hotel, end at hotel.
  • Entrance fees - Samurai Residence, Matcha tea break, Sake Brewery
Optional Services
  • Local specialty Kaki (Oyster, grill by your self) and seafood for lunch - 3,000 JPY per person
Accommodation
  • Kinmonko
Meals Included
  • Breakfast & Dinner


Day 9: Departure

Check out your hotel after breakfast, transfer to FUK airport (1.5hrs ride). Departure.

Included Services
  • Private car transfer - Yufuin area to FUK airport
Optional Services
  • None
Accommodation
  • None
Meals Included
  • None
Group Size Price per group
1-2 guests 750,000 JPY
3-4 guests 1,200,000 JPY

Contact us for customize or other group size