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Kyushu Exploration- 8 Days
Kyushu Exploration- 8 Days

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Itinerary

 Land Only from US $2299-$2450

Highlights

Featured Arrangements

  • Transportation:
    •  Zip through serene Japanese countryside on the Shinkansen Bullet Train.
    •  Cruise from Shimabara to Kumamoto on a luxury ferry.
  • Northern Kyushu:
    • Free exploration in one of the liveliest cities in Japan, Fukuoka.
    • Be amazed by Beppu’s “Eight Hells” hot springs.
    • Experience the tranquil and charming town of Yufuin.
    • Take a cable car up to Mt. Aso and witness an active volcano.
  • Western Kyushu:
    • Enjoy the natural beauty of the Unzen National Park.
    • Visit the best preserved Edo-style castle, Kumamoto Castle.
    • Encounter history at the Nagasaki Peace Memorial Park.
  • Southern Kyushu: 
    • Take in a panoramic view of Sakurajima, an active volcano, in Kagoshima.
    • Relax in Ibusuki, celebrated for its unique and warm sand baths. 

Luxury Accommodations

  • Unzen Kyushu Hotel: Enjoy a view of the Unzen volcano.
  • Castle Park Hotel: Soak in the outdoor spa overlooking the city, Kagoshima Bay, and the volcanic Mt. Sakurajima. 
  • Ibusuki Hakusuikan: Try the unique and famous natural sand baths at one of the top ten hot spring hotels in Japan.
  • Ota Hanamura: Hidden away in the peaceful mountain, each room offers a private hot tub. 

Culinary Experiences  

  • Arranging great culinary experiences is a specialty we are very proud of. Our development team samples each meal before presenting them to our guests. On this trip, you will have a chance to taste an assortment of local cuisine unique to Southern Japan such as the Hakata-style Mizutaki, Aso-style Sukiyaki, Ibusuki-style Kaiseki, Kagoshima Kurobuta shabu shabu, and much more. 

Tour Map

 

Itinerary

Day 1

Departure 

 

 

  • Your Japan vacation begins! Depart for Fukuoka, Japan via Narita. 

 

Day 2

Arrival 

 

 

  • “Yokoso!” or “Welcome” to Fukuoka, Japan! You will be greeted by a Super Value Tours representative at the airport and escorted to your hotel.
  • Tonight, explore the local area or rest before official plans begin tomorrow. 
  •  For dinner, we have arranged a Hakata-style Mizutaki (chicken broth hotpot) to soothe your stomach after a long trip.

 

Dinner  
Hakata-style Mizutaki
Hotel  
Hotel Okura Fukuoka or Nikko Fukuoka
Day 3

Fukuoka  Nagasaki  Unzen 

 

 

  • Glover Garden: See the oldest Western-style houses and take in a panoramic view of the city and harbor. 
  • Nagasaki Peace Memorial Park and the Atomic Bomb Museum: A symbol of commitment to peace.
  • Unzen Onsen: Relax in a hot spring town. The hot springs here have a higher acidity and are said to have antiseptic and beautification qualities.
  •  Unzen Kyushu Onsen Hotel: Unwind and enjoy the hot springs at your leisure. Japanese custom suggests trying the baths three times. Once after you check in, once after dinner, and once in the morning.

 

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Breakfast  
Japanese or Western Buffet in Hotel
Lunch  
Chawanmushi Set
Dinner  
Unzen Onsen Specialties
Hotel  
Unzen Kyushu Onsen Hotel
Day 4

Unzen  Kumamoto  Kagoshima

 

 

  • Mt. Unzen Diaster Memorial Hall: Discover the significance of the volcanic activity in the region. The Memorial Hall serves as a reminder of mother nature's powerful dynamics. 
  • Unzendake Luxury Ferry: Cruise from Shimabara (Western) to Kumamoto (Eastern) Kyushu.
  • Kumamoto City Tour: From the beautiful ports to the luscious green hilltops, enjoy the highlights of Kumamoto. 
  • Kumamoto Castle: Visit the best preserved Edo-style castle. Unique in its vast grounds and structures, Kumamoto Castle is one of Japan's top three famous castles. 
  • (Tonight, please prepare a carry-on bag with belongings for 2 days/1 night so you can travel light on the Shinkansen (bullet train) tomorrow. Your tour guide will arrange the transfer of your large suitcases to our hotel at the Ota Onsen.)

 

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Breakfast  
Japanese or Western Buffet in Hotel
Lunch  
Fresh Sashimi Set
Dinner  
Kagoshima Kurobuta Shabu Shabu
Hotel  
Castle Park Hotel (Offers a heavenly view of the city and Mt. Sakurajima)
Day 5

 Kagoshima  Ibusuki

 

 

  • Senganen Garden: Explore the beautiful and peaceful Senganen Garden.
  • Meiji Restoration Museum: Take a step back in time and learn about the revolution that catapulted Japan as a modernized nation.
  • Ibusuki Hakusuikan Onsen Hotel: Celebrated for its open-air baths and unique sand baths, let your body indulge in these amenities and wash away any lingering travel fatigue. 
  •   At Super Value Tours, we want to make sure you have choices when it comes to meals. Tonight you have the option of having Italian cuisine deliciously crafted with local ingredients and organic produce or Ibusuki-style Kaiseki banquet.

 

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Breakfast  
Japanese or Western Buffet in Hotel
Lunch  
Local produce set lunch
Dinner  
Ibusuki-style Kaiseiki (A) or Modern Italian Fusion (B)
Hotel  
Ibusuki Hakusuikan Onsen Hotel
Day 6

Ibusuki   Aso  Ota Hot Spring 

 

 

  • Shinkansen: Zip through the southwestern coast of Kyushu on a bullet train and fully enjoy the serene beauty of the Japanese countryside. 
  • Mt. Aso: Take a cable car trip up to Mt. Aso to witness an active volcano and one of the largest craters in the world. 
  • Ota Hanamura Onsen: Rest in an oasis nestled away in the peaceful mountain forest of Yufu. Ota Hanamura Onsen is a traditional luxury Ryokan where you can experience firsthand Japanese lifestyle and hospitality.  

 

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Breakfast  
Japanese or Western Buffet in Hotel
Lunch  
Aso-style Sukiyaki
Dinner  
Kaiseki Banquet in hotel
Hotel  
Ota Hanamura Onsen
Day 7

 Ota Hot Spring  Beppu  Yufuin  Fukuoka

 

 

  • Yamanami Highway: Travel along Japan’s countryside and arrive at Beppu, a small onsen town with over 200 public hot springs. Beppu is also famous for its eight “Hells” hot springs. 
  • Yufuin: Stroll through a tranquil small town that is known for its Japanese crafts of paper making, ceramics, and woodworking. In addition, the art galleries are not to be missed. 
  • Fukuoka: Enjoy free time exploring one of the busiest cities in Japan with our helpful maps.  
  •   Dinner will not be included tonight so that you may take advantage of unlimited dining option in Downtown Fukuoka. Our hotel is centrally located in city center Fukuoka so you can easily explore the vicinity and try out any eatery for dinner. 

 

 

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Breakfast  
Japanese or Western Buffet in Hotel
Lunch  
Miso noodle set with hand-made tofu & yuzu sauce
Dinner  
Not included - explore Fukuoka
Hotel  
Hotel Okura Fukuoka or Nikko Fukuoka
Day 8

 Fukuoka  Your next destination

 

 

  • “Sa-yo-na-ra” or (Goodbye)! Kyushu Exploration has come to an end. After breakfast, you will be escorted to the airport for your next destination. 
 

 

Breakfast  
Japanese or Western Buffet in Hotel

Kyushu Exploration- 8 Days

Tour Code Departure Date Tour Start Date Tour End Date Tour Language Availability  
SN4525QE 05/24/2014 05/25/2014 05/31/2014 English Full  
SN4622QE 06/21/2014 06/22/2014 06/28/2014 English  
SN4914QE 09/13/2014 09/14/2014 09/20/2014 English  
SN4928QE 09/27/2014 09/28/2014 10/04/2014 English  

 

 

 

 

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