8 Nights
Small Group Secluded Wonders of Kyushu
from $3,905 AUD

*Price is per person.

Details

* Excludes International Airfares
* Departure: 26 September 2022
* Minimum 10 pax / Maximum 12 pax
 
Highlights
- Watch the process of porcelain at Kilns in Arita
- Discover the abandoned battleship island "Gunkanjima"
- Learn the history behind the Unzen Jigoku Hells
- Be in awe of an active volcano Mt. Aso
- Visit the famous power spot of Takachiho Gorge
- Experience the unique sand bath of Beppu

Prices From: (per person)
*Prices based on minimum 10 paying guests on tour.
*Should the tour operate with less than minimum numbers, a fee of $530.00 per person will apply in addition to the tour cost.
Departure Date Twin Single Status 
26 Sep 2022

 $3,905

$4,905

Available

 
 
B: Breakfast | L: Lunch | D: Dinner

Day 1 FukuokaKaratsu

FukuokaKaratsu

Upon arrival at Fukuoka Airport, your guide will be waiting for you in the arrivals area. We will then head to Karatsu via coach. We will arrive at the hotel and you can spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Hotel:  Hotel & Resorts Saga Karatsu, or similar

Meals: Dinner

Day 2 KaratsuAritaNagasaki

KaratsuAritaNagasaki

After breakfast, we will travel to Arita known for producing Arita porcelain, one of the traditional handicrafts of Japan. Firstly, we will visit some famous kilns of Arita to see and learn about the process of making the sought-after porcelain. We will then head to Arita Tozan Shrine which is unique for having both a torii gate and statues made from porcelain. After lunch at local restaurant we will head to a sake brewery to learn the process of making sake. This afternoon we will travel to Nagasaki and in the evening visit Mt. Inasa. We will reach the peak by ropeway and you will able to gaze over Nagasaki Port to a view which is rated one of the top three in Japan.  

Hotel:  Hotel New Nagasaki, or similar
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 3 NagasakiGunkanjimaUnzen

NagasakiGunkanjimaUnzen

This morning we will take a cruise to Gunkanjima "Battleship Island" a former coal mine, where more than 5000 people used to call the island home, since every piece of land was built up the island came to resemble a massive battleship. In the afternoon we will return to Nagasaki and visit Nagasaki Peace Park Museum, Glover Garden, an Oura Church before heading to Unzen.

Hotel:  Iseya Ryokan, or similar
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 4 UnzenKumamoto

UnzenKumamoto

Today we will firstly visit Hot Foot 105 a 105m long foot bath also with a temperature of 105 degrees, this foot bath is currently the longest in the whole of Japan! After a relaxing foot soak we will proceed to Unzen Jigoku Hells where you can observe the characteristic plants growing in the harsh and hellish conditions while watching the hot spring's steam and sulphur ejecting with an airy sound. We will then proceed to Shimabara to board the ferry to Kumamoto. This afternoon we will visit Kumamoto Castle and Suizenji Park, famous for its replica of miniature Japan such as Mt. Fuji and Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto. 

Hotel:  ANA Crowne Plaza Hotel Kumamoto, or similar
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 5 KumamotoTakachiho

KumamotoTakachiho

This morning we will head to Kikuchi Keikoku, renowned as one of Japan’s 44 Forest Bathing sites which is a photographer’s and botanist’s dream, due to the translucent blue Kikuchi river winding and falling beautifully through the wooded shady valley. Following here we will head to Mt. Aso in hope to see the bellowing smoke coming from the still activate volcano before heading onto Amano Iwato Shrine. This afternoon we will visit Takachiho Gorge to stroll the paved path that runs along the edge of the gorge. Here we will be able to see beautiful views including the Minainotaki waterfall cascading down to the river below. Tonight we will enjoy dinner at the hotel and then head to the nearby Takachiho Shrine to experience a Kagura performance.

Hotel:  Hotel Solest Takachiho, or similar
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 6 TakachihoBeppu

TakachihoBeppu

After breakfast, on your way Beppu we will stop at Harajiri Falls - a scenic waterfall selected as one of the top 100 waterfalls of Japan. After lunch we will visit Usuki Sekibutsu known for Buddhas sculpted into cliff faces before heading to visit Jigoku within Beppu. The first Jigoku we will visit will be Oniishi Bouzu a boiling grey thermal mud Jigoku followed by Umi Jigoku which features a pond of unique, cobalt blue water, created by the explosion of Mount Tsurumi 300 years ago. This evening after dinner is at leisure and we recommend you enjoy the hot spring facilities of the hotel.
 

Hotel:  Morinoyu, or similar
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 7 BeppuYufuinBeppu

BeppuYufuinBeppu

This morning we will take part in a Sand Bath experience unique to Beppu. We will put on a Japanese Yukata robe and be buried in warm sand whilst you close your eyes to take a nap or relax watching the nearby ocean.After lunch we will proceed to Yufuin and spend some time strolling the cafes, boutiques and small museums as well as looking at Lake Kinrinko. The final stop for today will be Usa Jingu one of the most prestigious shrines in Kyushu with a 1300-year history.

Hotel:  Morinoyu, or similar
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 8 BeppuFukuoka

BeppuFukuoka

Today we will make our way back to Fukuoka city for your last night in Japan. The first stop of the morning will be Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine dedicated to the spirit of Sugawara Michizane, a scholar and politician of the Heian Period. After lunch, we will visit Kushida Shrine one of the oldest shrines in Fukuoka and has the biggest Otafuku mask in Japan. Here we will pray for eternal youth before proceeding to Fukuoka Towers observation deck which offers 360-degree views of the surrounding area including the artificial Seaside Momochi Beach Park.  

Hotel:  Hotel Monte Hermana Fukuoka, or similar
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 9 Fukuoka

Fukuoka

After breakfast, the day is free at leisure until we head by coach to Fukuoka airport for your departing flight.  

Meals: Breakfast 

  • Hotel: Karatsu (1 night), Nagasaki (1 night), Unzen (1 night), Kumamoto (1 night), Takachiho (1 night), Beppu (2 nights), Fukuoka (1 night)
  • Meals: 8 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches, 8 Dinners
  • Airport Transfers, Private coach, Ferry from Shimabara to Kumamoto
  • English speaking guide from Day 1 to Day 9
  • Admission fee as mentioned in the itinerary

* The above offers are subject to availability and confirmation.
* For full terms and conditions, please contact our travel specialists.
Costing may vary depending on the exchange rate. The final rate will be confirmed at time of booking confirmation.

Worry Free Travel – COVID Safe Plan Protocols

In order to provide you with a safe and worry-free travel experience, we have implemented protocols in accordance with WHO guidelines focused on enhanced cleanliness and hygiene.

TOUR LOCATION  COVID SAFE PLAN PROTOCOLS
Airports

※Guests are expected to wear face masks on planes and in airport terminals.
※Airport staff are instructed to wear face masks and gloves when deemed necessary.
※Frequent cleaning and disinfecting of touchpoints such as cart handles, restrooms, and counters.
※Using acrylic screens at face-to-face type counters to protect guests and airport staff from droplets.
※Hand sanitizer stations in high passenger volume areas throughout the airport.
※Ensuring adequate ventilation which allows for the airport terminal’s entire air to be replaced.
※Maintaining social distancing with queue markings between lines and seating.

Tour Vehicles

※Disinfection and ventilation of cars &/or buses during the day.
※Disinfectant hand sanitizer available on board.
※Drivers wear face masks when deemed necessary.
※Drivers will check their temperature every morning before duty.
※Drivers cannot work if they feel unwell or have a fever above 37.5 Celsius.
※Turn on the vehicles ventilated air conditioning systems when driving.
※Guests are asked to take care of their own food waste in tour vehicles.

Hotels

※Hand sanitizer stations available throughout the hotel.
※Frequent use facilities to be disinfected regularly using alcohol.
※Protective screens or plastic shields installed at reception desks and cashier stations.
※Limited physical contact and queuing where possible.
※Health condition status will be requested at check-in.
※Additional measures in place to avoid guests own handling of food at buffets.

Restaurants

※Hand sanitizing alcohol to be provided at entrances and throughout restaurants.
※All restaurant staff to wear face masks.
※All tables and chairs to be disinfected/wiped after guests leave.
※Staff not permitted to work if unwell or have a fever above 37.5 Celsius.
※Additional measures in place to avoid guests own handling of food at buffets.
*All restaurants are encouraged to adopt contactless payment method on a nationwide basis.

Partner Venues

※All staff at each site will wear face masks while serving guests.
※Staff members will check their temperature every morning before duty
※Staff not permitted to work if unwell or have a fever above 37.5 Celsius.
※Guests are asked to wear face masks and disinfect their hands at each facility.
※Each facility conducts enhanced cleaning and sanitization measures.
※Maintaining social distancing while visiting / participating in experiences.
※Provision of thoroughly ventilated air conditioning systems at each facility.
※Guests are asked to take care of their own food waste in rooms.

Tour Guides

※Tour guides will check their temperature every morning before duty.
※Tour guides must wear face masks when deemed necessary.
※Tour guides cannot work if they feel unwell or have a fever above 37.5 Celsius.
※Following health authority guidelines regarding the wearing of face masks, hand hygiene and avoiding physical contact.

For further and more specific information in regard to individual hotel COVID Safe policies, please click on the links below;

[Daiwa Hotel & Resorts Saga Karatsu] Our preventive measures to prevent infection against COVID-19  
[Hotel New Nagasaki] Safety measures for COVID-19 
[Iseya Ryokan] COVID-19 Safety and Prevention Measures [Japanese Only] 
[ANA Crowne Plaza Hotel Kumamoto] IHG Way of Clean  
[Hotel Solest Takachiho] Our approach to measures against new coronavirus infections 
[Morinoyu, Beppu] Safety measures against new coronavirus infection 
[Hotel Monte Hermana Fukuoka] About our response to the spread of the new coronavirus 

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