Cherry Blossom Kyushu 7 Days
Fukuoka, Kagoshima, Kumamoto and Yufuin
|Duration||6 nights and 7 days|
|Departs||Daily During mid-March to early April|
|Price||From $1,169 per person (based on twin share)|
The Cherry Blossom Kyushu holiday package provides a calm and relaxed holiday in Japan in the cherry blossom season. Chillaxing on the Onsen (Hot Spring) Island of Kyushu could be your cup of green tea. Take in the spectacular views of the volcanic island, Sakurajima. Enjoy the beautiful contrasts of Kumamoto Castle and the lovely cherry blossoms. Relax in Yufuin, a hot-spring town, and be captivated by its stunning nature. Explore Lake Kinrinko and Mt Yufu where the pale pink cherry blossoms are on stage with vivid canola flowers. This magnificent scenic adventure, showcasing Kyushu’s nature and onsen, will sooth your body and your soul.
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. Visit Maizuru Park, Fukuoka-Joshi (ruins of Fukuoka Castle) and enjoy the lighting-up of the cherry blossoms at night.
Accommodation: Fukuoka – 1 night
Day 2: Fukuoka – Kagoshima
Board a train to Kagoshima. Explore Kagoshima city. Visit Senganen Garden, a Japanese style, landscaped garden. See the stunning contrasts between the cherry blossoms, the ultramarine coloured ocean and the imposing Sakurajima.
Accommodation: Kagoshima – 2 nights
Day 3: Kagoshima – Sakurajima Island – Kagoshima
Take an excursion to Sakurajima Island, the active volcanic mountain island. Witness a wonder of nature with superb views from the observation deck. The Sakurajima Shizen Kyoryu Koen Park provides you with the beautiful combination of Nishikiwan Bay and cherry blossoms.
Day 4: Kagoshima – Kumamoto
Travel to Kumamoto, famous for its black castle and an exquisite Japanese garden, Suizenji Park. The combination of the elegant Kumamoto Castle and approximately 800 cherry blossom trees in bloom is a masterpiece of Japanese beauty. Explore the city in your own time, ensuring you pass by the high-class Hosokawa samurai residence.
Accommodation: Kumamoto – 1 night
Day 5: Kumamoto – Yufuin
Take a train to Yufuin, a quaint little hot spring town. Discover the local delicacies of sweets and snacks as you amble towards Lake Kinrinko. Stroll around Yufu-shizen-yuhodo path along the Oita-gawa River and Yufutsuegawa River to meet the amazing vista of cherry blossoms, canola flowers and Mt Yufu. Chillax in a tranquil Japanese inn in this mountain onsen hamlet.
Accommodation: Yufuin – 1 night (Dinner and breakfast)
Day 6: Yufuin – Fukuoka
Discover Fukuoka city at leisure. Take a walk and refresh at Nishi Koen Park, approximately 1,300 cherry blossom trees. 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!
Accommodation: Fukuoka – 1 night
Day 7: 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.
– Experience a lovely Japanese onsen ryokan in Yufuin
– Excellent scenery of Kagoshima
– Dynamic volcano Sakurajima
– Garden and castle city Kumamoto
|Duration||6 nights and 7 days (travel order can be changed, length of tour can be extended or decreased)|
|Departure Dates||During cherry blossom season (mid-March to early April)
*Please note that cherry blossom viewing is not guaranteed due to Mother Nature. Cherry blossoms are a very sensitive flower, dependant on the weather. When it was a colder winter, cherry blossoms will bloom later, and when it was a warmer winter, cherry blossoms will bloom earlier than average.
|Route||Fukuoka, Kagoshima, Kumamoto, Yufuin|
|Tour Type||Self guided package: pick up/drop off service is not available|
|Price (land fee)||Twin share from $1,169 per person
Triple share from $1,002 per person
Single from $1,294 per person
– 5 nights accommodation in a standard room in 3-4 star hotels and 1 night in Onsen Japanese style inn ryokan
・ 2 nights in Fukuoka – Hotel Centraza Hakata or similar
・ 2 nights in Kagoshima – JR Kyushu Hotel Kagoshima or similar
・ 1 night in Kumamoto – ANA Crowne Plaza Hotel Kumamoto or similar
・ 1 night in Yufuin – Hinoharu Ryokan similar
・ 1 dinner and 1 breakfast in Yufuin
– 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 Japan Rail 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
*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.