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Limiting yourself to 7 days in Kyushu is a definite challenge as it is a blessed green island with endless sightseeing spots to be in awe of and diverse activities to take part in. Be it picturesque towns, tropical villages, soothing hot waters or quaint architectures; take your ease, as this 1-week travel itinerary from Expats Holidays, designed to offer you all.

From 4259 USD  / per person

Tour Highlights

Lost in spectacular hot springs
Indulge in Japanese Temple culture
Explore the breathtaking nature of Kyushu

Best time to visit

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Experience

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Inclusions

Private car

Airport Transfer

English speaking driver

Accommodation

Meals mentioned

Entrance fees

Exclusions

English-speaking guide

Meals not listed in the itinerary

Personal expenses

Gratuities

1

Welcome to Kyushu!

Upon your Arrival in Fukuoka airport, you will be welcomed and taken to Beppu for overnight stay.
  • Pick up from the airport.
  • Drive to Beppu (2-hour ride).
  • Stay overnight in Beppu.
2

Lost in the Spectacular Hot Springs in Beppu

Your 2nd day will spend at one of the most famous observatories in Beppu, Jumonjibaru vista where you will enjoy panoramic views of Beppu city, and relax at the famous Beppu Hells - Hot springs.
  • Pick up from the hotel.
  • Explore Jumonjibaru Vista, one of the top 100 Night Viewing Spots in Japan, which offers a great view of the entire city of Beppu and Beppu Bay.
  • Discover Japanese hot springs at Beppu Hells, offering varieties hot springs.
  • Stay overnight in Beppu.
3

From Yufuin to Kurokawa Onsen

Your 3rd day will start at Yufuin Town located at the foot of elegant Mt. Yufu and then head to Kokonoe Yume Bridge in western Oita Prefecture.
  • Pick up from the hotel.
  • Drive to Yufuin (1-hour ride).
  • Explore Yufuin town located in a green valley beneath the spectacular Mount Yufu.
  • Visit Kokonoe Yume Bridge, where traversing the Japan's longest and loftiest pedestrian bridge is like walking across the sky.
  • Stay overnight in Kurokawa Onsen or Waita.
4

Ultimate Aso and Takachiho

Your 4th day will begin at a famous spring source selected by the environment agency as one of the 100 best water locations in Japan for its pure water. Then you will head to Takachiho to explore a nature preserve and Shinto shrine, renowned for abundant nature and its connections with Japanese myth.
  • Pick up from the hotel.
  • Drive to Aso (1-hour ride).
  • Visit Shirakawa Suigen (spring source), one of the Japan’s 100 spring waters that gushes out into the river Shirakawa, flowing through the center of Kumamoto city.
  • Drive to Takachiho (1-hour ride).
  • Explore Takachiho Gorge, a V-shaped gorge, created by the Gokase River.
  • Discover the Amano Iwato Shrine - a Shinto shrine, dedicated to the sun goddess Amaterasu.
  • Transfer to Hotel (1.5-hour ride).
  • Stay overnight in Kurokawa onsen or Waita.
5

Explore Yanagawa and Dazaifu

Your 5th day will pass at a castle town in a small boat among the Venice of Fukuoka and the largest Shinto shrine built in honor of Sugawara Michizane (the God of wisdom).
  • Pick up from the hotel.
  • Drive to Yanagawa (2-hour ride).
  • Cruise on Yanagawa River, among the Venice of Fukuoka, where the cherry blossoms are beautiful in spring, and the irises bloom in summer, like a Japanese version of Venice.
  • Head to Dazaifu (1-hour ride).
  • Visit the Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine, most important one alongside Kyoto’s Kitano Tenmangu, where Tenmangu Shrines are dedicated to the spirit of Sugawara Michizane, a scholar and politician of the Heian Period.
  • Stay overnight in Hakata.
6

Indulge in Hakata

Your 6th day will offer you a private tour to Hakata where you will witness the serene scenery of a historically significance castle and visit one of the oldest shrines in Fukuoka for respite. Later on, you will explore the largest underground shopping mall for all your shopping needs.
  • Pick up from the hotel.
  • Visit Fukuoka castle, a historic site decreed by the Japanese government.
  • Discover Kushida shrine - a Shinto shrine dedicated to Amaterasu and Susanoo which is said to have been founded in 757.
  • Explore Tenjin Underground Shopping Center, the largest underground shopping area in Kyushu.
  • Stay overnight in Hakata.
7

Goodbye Kyushu!

On your last day, you will bid farewell to Kyushu and prepare to depart, while we hope you enjoyed your week in Kyushu to the fullest as much as we did. Wish you good luck!
  • Pick up from the Hotel.
  • Drive to the KIX Airport (5-6 hours early).

Tour Location

Hilton Fukuoka Sea Hawk Resembling a luxury cruise ship, this is an elegant accommodation situated next to the sea, giving guests a gorgeous view of the city. The Hilton Fukuoka Sea Hawk proves to be fun for the entire family as there are a number of recreational facilities and activities throughout the hotel.
  • 5-star
  • Great variety of services and facilities
  • River view
  • Best value to stay
  • Close to popular landmarks
  Traffic Instructions
  • Fukuoka Airport 8km
  • Saga Airport 49.4km
  • Iki Airport 56km

Unzen Kyushu Hotel

Unzen Kyushu Hotel is an excellent choice for rest and rejuvenation. Well-known for its romantic environment and proximity to great restaurants and attractions, Unzen Kyushu Hotel makes it easy to enjoy the best of Unzen.
  • 4-star
  • Top-rated location
  • Mountain view
  • Best value to stay
  • Close to all attractions in Unzen
Traffic Instructions
  • Kumamoto Airport 56.5km
  • Saga Airport 46.2km
  • Nagasaki Airport 37.3km

Kirishima Kokusai Hotel

Nestled in the heart of Kirishima, Kirishima Kokusai Hotel is an ideal spot from which to discover Kagoshima. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations. Whatever your reason for visiting Kagoshima, the Kirishima Kokusai Hotel is the perfect venue for an exhilarating and exciting break away.
  • 3-star
  • Postal service
  • Mountain view
  • Best value to stay
  • Great variety of baths
  • Car hire
 Traffic Instructions
  • Kagoshima Airport 14.5km
  • Miyazaki Airport 58.6km

Hotel & Resorts Beppuwan

Close to the ancient Hiji castle, this resort has panoramic views of Beppu Bay and fantastic amenities including the famous hot springs bath of Hiji Onsen. The Hotel & Resorts BEPPUWAN is located on the east coast of Kyushu Island and boasts a magnificent view of the waters.
  • 3-star
  • Great variety of activities
  • Close to attractions
  • Very nice pool and spa
  • Considerable services
  Traffic Instructions
  • Oita Airport 26km
  • Yamaguchi Ube Airport 67.6km
  • Kitakyushu Airport 69km

Terms & Conditions:

  • Should you cancel at outside 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, the cost of tour package is refundable.
  • Should you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
  • Should you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
  • Should you cancel after the trip has started, we are unable to refund any amount for cancelled services due to late arrival, early departure, missed days during the tours and non-participation.

Please Note:

  1. Should you wish to book this tour, please send your holiday request to us in the website or contact info@expatsholidays.com for reservations. We also customize itineraries according to your schedule and liking.
  2. The above tour package includes the listed itinerary and excludes flight tickets, train tickets and hotel booking.
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