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Chillaxing Japan – Kyushu – 8 Days

Fukuoka, Yufuin, Kumamoto, Kagoshima

Duration 7 nights and 8 days
Departs Daily
Price From $1,268 per person (based on twin share)

If you are you looking for a calm and relaxed holiday in Japan, chillaxing on the Onsen (Hot Spring) Island of Kyushu could be your cup of green tea.
Relax in Yufuin, a hot-spring town, which is surrounded by beautiful nature such as Lake Kinrinko and Mt Yufu, take in the dynamic views of the volcanic Mt Aso, the unique sand baths in Ibusuki and the spectacular volcano of Sakurajima in Kagoshima. This magnificent scenic adventure, showcasing Kyushu’s nature and onsen, will sooth your body and your soul.

Itinerary:

Day 1: Fukuoka
Explore the largest city in Kyushu, Fukuoka, at your own pace. Visit Kushida Jinja Shrine, called ‘Okushida-san’, founded in 757. Discover Hakata (Fukuoka)’s local foods at the Yanagibashi rengo Market.

Accommodation: Fukuoka – 1 night

Day 2: Fukuoka – Yufuin
Take a train to Yufuin, a quaint little hot spring town. Discover the local delicacies of sweets and snacks as you stroll to Lake Kinrinko. Experience the picturesque vista with the beautiful Mt Yufu-dake along the way. Chillax in a tranquil Japanese inn in the mountain onsen hamlet.

Accommodation: Yufuin – 1 night (Dinner and Breakfast)

Day 3: Yufuin – Kumamoto
Board a train to Kumamoto, famous for its elegant black castle and an exquisite Japanese garden, Suizenji Park. Explore the city in your own time, ensuring you pass by the high-class Hosokawa samurai residence.

Accommodation: Kumamoto – 2 nights

Day 4: Kumamoto – Mt Aso – Kumamoto
Take a day trip to Mount Aso, one of the world’s largest active volcanoes. Marvel at the dynamic wonder of nature at the crater of Mt Nakadake. Savour the fresh air as you take a stroll in the broad grassland of Kusasenri-ga-hama and enjoy the breathtaking sight of the 5 peaks of Mt Aso.
*An optional guided tour to Mt Aso is also available.

Day 5: Kumamoto – Kagoshima
Catch a train to Kagoshima, then take an expedition to Ibusuki. Experience the unique local onsen, Sunamushi-buro (sand steam bath)! Make sure you see the beautiful picturesque mountain, Kaimondake, from Cape Nagasakibana Lookout before you head back to Kagoshima.

Accommodation: Kagoshima – 1 night

Day 6: Kagoshima – Fukuoka
Explore Kagoshima city. Visit Senganen Garden, a Japanese style, landscaped garden. See the stunning contrasts between the garden, the ultramarine coloured ocean and the imposing Sakurajima. Then tour the active volcanic mountain island, witness a wonder of nature with superb views from the observation deck. Move on to Fukuoka.

Accommodation: Fukuoka – 2 nights

Day 7: Fukuoka
Discover Fukuoka city at leisure. Take a walk and refresh at Ohori Park. Enjoy the panoramic view of Fukuoka city from the observation deck of Fukuoka Tower. Visit Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine, dedicated to the god of learning. Complete your shopping at Canal City Hakata, a huge shopping and entertainment mall. Then visit Nakasu to savour Fukuoka’s famous Tonkotsu Ramen at the Yatai food stands!

Day 8: Fukuoka – Fukuoka International Airport
Depart Japan or head to your next destination.

*The order of the tour can be changed and the length increased or decreased to match your requirements.

Highlights:

– Experience a lovely Japanese onsen hotel in Yufuin
– Garden and castle city Kumamoto
– Dynamic volcanoes Mt Aso and Sakurajima
– Unique sand bath in Ibusuki Onsen
– Excellent scenery of Kagoshima

Package Details:

Duration 7 nights and 8 days (travel order can be changed, length of tour can be extended or decreased)
Departure Dates Available all year round
Route Fukuoka, Yufuin, Kumamoto, Mt Aso, Kagoshima, Ibusuki
Tour Type Self guided package: pick up/drop off service is not available
Price (land fee) Twin share from $1,268 per person
Triple share from $1,082 per person
Single from $1,502 per person
*Seasonal fee may apply (arriving in March, April, May, October and November)

Package inclusions:

– 6 nights accommodation in a standard room in 3-4 star hotels, 1 night in Onsen Hotel
・ 3 nights in Fukuoka – Hotel Centraza Hakata or similar
・ 1 night in Yufuin – Hinoharu Ryokan or similar
・ 2 nights in Kumamoto – ANA Crowne Plaza Hotel Kumamoto or similar
・ 1 night in Kagoshima – JR Kyushu Hotel Kagoshima or similar

– Meals
・ 1 dinner and 1 breakfast in Yufuin

All Kyushu Area Pass (5-day Pass)

Package exclusions:

– Flights: We can assist with your flights to match your itinerary.
*If you have already booked your flight, please provide us with your flight details or send us copies of e-tickets when you book/enquire.

– Travel expenses (unless covered by the All Kyushu Area Pass).

– Meals: Except as mentioned in the Package inclusions.

– Activities or tours: Except as mentioned in the Package inclusions.
*You can add any day tours or activities you like, we can arrange this for you.

– Admission fees: Except as mentioned in the Package inclusions.

– Personal expenses

– Travel insurance

Notes:

*Non-smoking rooms may be available on request. We book non-smoking rooms when available.
*Please read our term and conditions.
*Package inclusions are subject to availability.
*Prices are subject to currency fluctuations.