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7 days North-West Kyushu tour from Fukuoka

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This is the Model itinerary for making your Customized tour.

 

Exploring North-West Kyushu from Fukuoka using a private vehicle, and

enjoying beautiful Japanese local scenery and numerous unique cultures.

First visit is Yobuko where is town of fishing industry, famous for Squid and next is Imari

where is renowned as porcelain town, and then travelling Nagasaki where is the city in

harmony with foreign countries cultures and has significant Japanese histories. Exploring

Shimabara peninsula and visiting castle town Shimabara and gentle Onsen resort Unzen. 

Go to norther Kyushu and visit Yanagawa where is the former castle town has a Japanese

traditional townscape and canal boat cruise can be enjoyed. Journey in Northern tip of Kyushu,

Kitakyushu where is the Industrial Innovation city contributed to Japan’s Industrial

modernization. Final destination is Fukuoka where is heart of Kyushu enjoy shopping and

sightseeing.

 


                                                                                                             

Tour condition
・Number of participant
    Minimum : 2 person, Maximum : 30 person
・Tour date : please specify the date
・Tour start and end place is Fukuoka : please specify the place where you want 
    Kitakyushu or any other places in Fukuoka-prefecture can be arranged if requested
Private vehicle is used as per number of person

    1) less than 7 person

     Chartered taxi with English speaking driver who navigates the tour

    2) more than 8 person

  Chartered bus with Japanese speaking driver,

       English speaking tour leader navigates the tour

・Accommodations is selected as per your required grade, room conditions and expense

 


 

Price

The tour Price depends on the number of travellers, transportation and other conditions.

 

4 to 5 pax : from JPY 263,000 person 

      Chartered taxi with 9 seats, English speaking driver, 

      Double occupancy room accommodation

6 to 7 pax from JPY 195,000 person 

     Chartered taxi  with 9 seats, English speaking driver, 

     Double occupancy room accommodation

8 to 15 pax : from JPY 211,000 person

     Chartered bus with 25 seats, English speaking tour leader, 

     Double occupancy room accommodation

16 to 20 pax : from JPY 151,000 person

     Chartered bus bus with 25 seats, English speaking tour leader, 

     Double occupancy room accommodation

 

 

Itinerary

 

Where to Explore  

Day 1 : Depart Fukuoka  → Yobuko → Imari,  stay Nagasaki  

Day 2 : Nagasaki, stay Nagasaki

Day 3 : Shimabara and Unzen, stay Unzen

Day 4 : Yanagawa, stay Kitakyushu

Day 5 : Kitakyushu, stay Fukuoka

Day 6 : Fukuoka, stay Fukuoka

 


 

Day by Day
 
Day 1   Welcome to Fukuoka, Yobuko, Imari, Nagaasaki      

 

Upon arrival at Fukuoka International Airport you will be greeted our representative.

After you will receive the introduction of the tour, your customized tour used a private 

vehicle is started.

You will drive to Yobuko via Itoshoma where you can enjoy the beautiful scenery of Genkai

sea. At Yobuko where is a local fishing industry town famous for Squid and Morning Fish Market.

Lunch at local restaurant to enjoy fresh Squid that has a sweetness that melt upon the tongue.

In the finely crafted style of sashimi known as Ikezukuri, the flesh of still-living seafood is served.

Then drive to Imari where is the porcelain town has 400 years history and visit Okawachiyama

porcelain district, now there are about 30 potteries are manufacturing Imari porcelain.

After Imari, transfer to Nagasaki using Nagasaki Expressway and when you go through a long

tunnel of Nagasaki-Dejima Road, the wonderful view of Nagasaki will be spread out in front of you.

 

Stay in Nagasaki 

  Type of Hotel :  Western style

  Where to stay : around JR Nagasaki Station and around Ohato & Dejima tram Station 

 

Dinner in Nagasaki

  Where to eat : around JR Nagasaki Station and around Ohato & Dejima tram Station 

  What to eat : Japanese sea food, Chinese food, Western style food       

 

Welcome to Fukuoka

          Itoshima

            Yobuko

             Imari

              Imari

      Stay Nagasaki


 
Day 2  Nagasaki          
 

After breakfast, you will visit Ground Zero of Atomic bomb where is the place exploded on

Aug. 9, 1945 and Peace statue that was made to pray World Peace in Peace Park.

Exploring Dejima where was the artificial island used as a Dutch trading port and it was

only open gateway to Europe during Japan’s National isolation of Edo period from 1641

until 1857. At that time, many European technologies and cultures were introduced here

through Dutch. 

Lunch at China town where is one of the big three China town in Japan ; recommended 

dishes are Chanpon and Sara-udon which are local specialities created in Nagasaki.

Walking to Glover Garden through the Glover Street where many souvenir shops are lined

up on the both side of the street. Just before the entrance of Glover Garden, beautiful Oura

Cathedral can be seen which is listed on UNESCO World Heritage and is Japan’s oldest

Gothic-style Cathedral. Glover Garden is located on Minami-Yamate hill in Nagasaki,

Glover Garden has nine Western style buildings including the Glover’s Residence which is

also listed on UNESCO World Heritage; you can enjoy a beautiful scenery of Nagasaki

Port.  Drive to the Mount Inasa Slope car station and then go to top of Mount Inasa using

Slope car. Enjoy the night view from Mount Inasa which is chosen the three Major Night

View in Japan and the three Major Night View in the World along with Hong Kong and

Monaco.

 

Stay in Nagasaki at  Hotel

  Type of Hotel : Western style

  Where to stay : around JR Nagasaki Station and around Ohato & Dejima tram Station 

 

Dinner in Nagasaki

  Where to eat : around JR Nagasaki Station and around Ohato & Dejima tram Station 

  What to eat : Japanese sea food, Chinese food, Western style food       

 

       Peace statue

 

            Dejima

         China Town

    Glover Garden

       Mount Inasa

    Stay Nagasaki


  

 Day 3  Shimabara & Unzen

 

After breakfast, check out the Hotel. Drive to Isahaya by the use of Nagasaki express way

and then head to Shimabara through National road by enjoying landscape of beautiful

mountain and calm Ariake Sea. Shimabara is a Castle town located mountain foot of Unzen.

Shimabara Castle was built in 1625. It was an almost rectangular flatland castle and

also it was a superb example of a castle where three layered yagura turrets were placed at

strategic points around the five-layered donjon. 

Lunch to enjoy local cuisine Guzoni, which was created during the Shimabara Rebellion of

1637.  When Cristian were fought under the leader ship of Amakusa Shiro, they brought

various  ingredients such as rice cake, fishes and vegetables, and made a stew. 

After lunch, drive from Shimabara to Unzen enjoying countryside scenery.  At Unzen, visit

Nita Pass where is one of the best scenic spot in Unzen; you can get panorama view which

 encompasses Ariake Sea, Amakusa Island and also Mt. Aso. Another recommended place

is Unzen jigoku where white smoke rising from the ground over a wide area ; this is a

striking reminder that Unzen Volcano is still very much alive.

 

Stay in Unzen

  Type of Hotel : Japanese style

  Where to stay : Unzen Onsen resort 

 

Dinner

  Where to ear : Hotel 

  What to eat : Kaiseki dinner used local ingredients 

 

    to Shimabara

 

    Shimabara Castle

 Local cuisine Guzoni

           Nita Pass

       Unzen jigoku

    Stay Unzen Onsen


 
Day 4  YanagawaKitakyushu   
 

After breakfast, check out the Hotel. Drive to Yanagawa using Kyushu Expressway 

from Kumamoto to Miyama-yanagawa.

Yanagawa is the former castle town has a Japanese traditional townscape where located

in the Chikugo plain and facing to calm Ariake bay. The feature of the town is canal running

all over the town that made more than 3000 years ago to be used for living and agriculture. 

Lunch at local restaurant to enjoy local speciality Eel Cuisine , Yanagawa is the birthplace

of Steamed Eel that has more than 300 years history. There are many restaurants which

have their long history and each  restaurants have been keeping the traditional source and

brand value.

After lunch, the most recommended experience is Canal boat cruise that  to board a small

boat called the Donkobune and slowly go down the river skillfully maneuvered by a boatman

with bamboo pole.  A 30minutes cruise starting Okinohata and go around Ohana and Shotoen

Garden can be enjoyed.

After Yanagawa, drive to Kitakyushu using Kyushu Expressway to Kokura in Kitakyushu.

Kitakyushu is located at the northernmost point of Kyushu on the Kanmon Straits, separating 

from Honshu, and it is gateway to Kyushu.

 

Stay in Kitakyushu

  Type of Hotel : Western style

  Where to stay : around JR Kokura Station

 

Dinner in Kitakyushu

  Where to eat; JR Kokura Station building, down town Kokura such as Kyomaci & Uomachi,

  Tnakga Food Stall 

  What to eat : various authentic Japanese cuisines, local specialities such as 

   Kitakyushu Ramen, Oden at Tanga Food Stall

 

       Yanagawa

 

   Canal boat cruise

      Steamed Eel

       Sake Brewery

        Kitakyushu

   Stay Kitakyushu 


 
Day 5  Kitakyushu      
 

After breakfast, check out the Hotel.

Exploring Kitakyushu where is the second largest city in Kyushu and the city is the Industrial

Innovation city greatly contributed to Japan’s Industrial modernization.

Visit Kokura Castle which is one of the most famous land marks in Kitakyushu ; you can feel

the scenery of castle town more than 200 years ago.

Exploring Mojiko Retro where the most enjoyable tourist destination in Kitakyushu and what we

wish to proud is that Dr. Albert Einstein awarded Nobel Prize in Physic visited Moji in 1922, and 

he acclaimed that everything could see were ARTS.

Lunch at Mojiko Retro, recommended local cuisine is Yaki curry ; latterly means baked curry

and is curry with rice topped with cheese and/or egg heated in oven. 

After Mojiko Retro, drive to Higashida where Japan’s modern steel industry was started as

Yawata steel Works in 1901. Visit Higashida No.1 Blast Furnace which is

only the Blast  Furnace in the world which preserved as it was. The big signboard at the top of

the Blast Furnace displaying “1901” indicates the year in which the Blast Furnace commenced

operation. Transfer to Fukuoka using Kyushu Expressway.

 

Stay in Fukuoka

  Type of Hotel : Western style

  Where to stay : around JR Hakata Station and Tenjin 

Dinner in Fukuoka

  Where to eat : around JR Hakata Station, Tenjin, Nakasu, Food Stall Yatai

  What to eat : various authentic Japanese cuisines, local specialities such as

   Hakara Ramen, Mizutaki and Motsunabe 

 

       Kitakyushu

       Kokura Castle

        Mojiko Retro

 

  Local cuisine,

  Yaki curry

   Higashida No.1 Blast

   Furnace

   Stay Fukuoka-city


 

Day 6  Fukuoka           
 
Fukuoka is the biggest city in Kyushu and the energetic city bustling as the center

of Kyushu’s politics, economy, culture, fashion as well as tourism. Fukuoka has

many kind of fascinating tourist attractions and abundant tourism materials.

Enjoy your free time for sightseeing, shopping and eating.

 

Stay in Fukuoka

  Type of Hote : Western style

  Where to stay : around JR Hakata Station and Tenjin 

 

Dinner in Fukuoka

  Where to eat : around JR Hakata Station, Tenjin, Nakasu, Food Stall Yatai

  What to eat : various authentic Japanese cuisines, local specialities such as

   Hakara Ramen, Mizutaki and Motsunabe 

 

   Tochoji temple

     Fukuoka Tower

           Tenjin 

 

   Canal City Hakata

     Food Stall, Yatai

   Stay Fukuoka-city 


 

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12 days Kyushu tour from Fukuoka

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This is the Model itinerary for making your Customized tour.

 

Exploring the whole of Kyushu from Fukuoka using a private vehicle, and visiting the popular

destinations. 

First visit is Nagasaki where is located north-west side of Kyushu and then go Shimabara 

peninsula and visit gentle Onsen resort Unzen.  Transfer to Kumamoto by a Ferry and Travel 

in Castle town  KumamotoGo down to Southern tip of Kyushu, Ibusuki and Satsuma peninsula 

where is subtropical nature region. Travel the southernmost major city Kagoshima and exploring 

Sakura-jima Island where has active volcano. Transfer to east side of Kyushu facing to Pacific 

Ocean and exploring Nicihnan, Miyazaki and Hyuga. Go to north-east side of Kyushu, and travel

to TakachihoAt the center of Kyushu is Aso where the dynamic nature with world’s largest caldera.

Northern part of Kyushu, visiting Yufuin where is a beautiful and tranquil Onsen Resort and exploring

Beppu where is one of the most famous Onsen resort in Japan and the yield hot spring volume is

No.1 in Japan.  Journey in Northern tip of Kyushu, Kitakyushu where is the Industrial Innovation city

contributed to Japan’s Industrial modernization. Final destination is Fukuoka where is heart of Kyushu

enjoy shopping and sightseeing.

 


 

Tour condition
・Number of participant
    Minimum : 2 person, Maximum : 30 person
・Tour date : please specify the date
・Tour start and end place is Fukuoka : please specify the place where you want 
    Kitakyushu or any other places in Fukuoka-prefecture can be arranged if requested
Private vehicle is utilized as per number of person

    1) less than 7 person

     Chartered taxi with English speaking driver who navigates the tour

    2) more than 8 person

  Chartered bus with Japanese speaking driver,

       English speaking tour leader navigates the tour

・Accommodations is selected as per your required grade, room conditions and expense

 


 

Price

The tour Price depends on the number of travellers, transportation and other conditions.

 

4 to 5 pax : from JPY 418,000 person 

      Chartered taxi with 9 seats, English speaking driver, 

      Double occupancy room accommodation

6 to 7 pax : from JPY 318,000 person 

     Chartered taxi  with 9 seats, English speaking driver, 

     Double occupancy room accommodation

8 to 15 pax : from JPY 375,000 person

     Chartered bus with 25 seats, English speaking tour leader, 

     Double occupancy room accommodation

16 to 20 pax : from JPY 248,000 person

     Chartered bus bus with 25 seats, English speaking tour leader, 

     Double occupancy room accommodation

 

 


 

Itinerary

 

Where to Explore 

Day 1 :   Depart Fukuoka → Nagasaki, stay Nagasaki

Day 2 :   Shimabara and Unzen, stay Unzen

Day 3 :   Kumamoto, stay Kumamoto

Day 4 :   Ibusuki and Satsuma peninsula, stay Ibusuki

Day 5 :   Kagoshima and Sakura-jima Island, stay Kagoshima

Day 6 :   Nichinan and Miyazaki, stay Miyazaki

Day 7 :   Hyuga and Takachiho, stay Aso

Day 8 :   Aso, stay Kurokawa Onsen 

Day 9 :   Yufuin and Beppu, stay Beppu

Day 10 : Kitakyushu, stay Kitakyushu

Day 11 : Fukuoka, stay Fukuoka

Day 12 : Return to Home

 


 

 Day by Day 

 

 Day 1  Welcome to Fukuoka, Nagasaki         

 

Upon arrival at Fukuoka International Airport you will be greeted our representative.

After you will receive the introduction of the tour, your customized tour used a private 

vehicle is started.

You will drive to Nagasaki using Kyushu Expressway to Tosu and

then to Nagasaki using Nagasaki Expressway when you go through a long tunnel of

Nagasaki-Dejima Road, the wonderful view of Nagasaki will be spread out in front of you.

Nagasaki is the city in harmony with foreign countries cultures and has significant Japanese

histories. Visit Ground Zero of Atomic bomb where is the place exploded on Aug. 9, 1945 and

Peace statue that was made to pray World Peace in Peace Park.

Lunch at China town where is one of the big three China town in Japan ; recommended 

dishes are Chanpon and Sara-udon which are local specialities created in Nagasaki.

Walking to Glover Garden through the Glover Street where many souvenir shops are lined

up on the both side of the street. Just before the entrance of Glover Garden, beautiful Oura

Cathedral can be seen which is listed on UNESCO World Heritage and is Japan’s oldest

Gothic-style Cathedral.  Glover Garden is located on Minami-Yamate hill in Nagasaki,

Glover Garden has nine Western style buildings including the Glover’s Residence which is

also listed on UNESCO World Heritage; you can enjoy a beautiful scenery of Nagasaki Port.

 

Stay in Nagasaki 

  Type of Hotel : Western style

  Where to stay : around JR Nagasaki Station and around Ohato & Dejima tram Station 

 

Dinner in Nagasaki

  Where to eat : around JR Nagasaki Station and around Ohato & Dejima tram Station 

  What to eat : various authentic Japanese cuisines, Sea food caught around Nagasaki,

  Chinese food                                                              

  Welcome to Fukuoka

 

      Peace Statue

       China Town

Glover Street & Oura

Cathedral

     Glover Garden

     Stay Nagasaki   

Local specialty & Souvenir in Nagasaki

Castelllla, Chinese confectioneries, Nagasaki bekko, Hasamiyaki Porcerain 

Goto Udon

 


 

Day 2  Shimabara & Unzen                                         

 

After breakfast, check out the Hotel. Drive to Isahaya by the use of Nagasaki express way

and then head to Shimabara peninsula through National road by enjoying landscape of

beautiful mountain and calm Ariake Sea. Shimabara is a Castle town located mountain foot

of Unzen. Shimabara Castle was built in 1625. It was an almost rectangular flatland castle

and also it was a superb example of a castle where three layered yagura turrets were placed

at strategic points around the five-layered donjon. 

Lunch in Shimabara to enjoy local cuisine Guzoni, which was created during the Shimabara

Rebellion of 1637.  When Christian were fought under the leader ship of Amakusa Shiro,

they brought various  ingredients such as rice cake, fishes and vegetables, and made a stew.  

After lunch, drive from Shimabara to Unzen enjoying countryside scenery.  At Unzen, Visit

Nita Pass where is one of the best scenic spot in Unzen; you can get panorama view which

encompasses Ariake Sea, Amakusa Island and also Mt. Aso. Another recommended place

is Unzen jigoku where white smoke rising from the ground over a wide area ; this is a

striking reminder that Unzen Volcano is still very much alive.

 

Stay in Unzen

  Type of Hotel : Jpanese style Onsen Hotel.

  Where to stay : Unzen Onsen resort

 

Dinner at Hotel : Japanese style Kaiseki dinner

  featured cuisines ; Nagasaki beef, Seafood caught in Tachibana bay, local special dishes used

  local seasonel ingredients grown by local farmer                          

 

 Drive to Shimabara

 

   Shimabara Castle

  Local cuisine Guzoni

         Nita Pass

       Unzen jigoku

    Stay Unzen Onsen

Local specialty & Souvenir in Shimabara and Unzen

Toramaki (sweet ), Cherry bean ( snack mede by ikari bean), Shimabara Somen

Yusenbei (snack), Marine products

 


 

 Day 3  Kumamoto   

 

After breakfast, check out the Hotel. Drive to Shimabara Port, and then go to Kumamoto Port

by a ferry. Drive to Kumamoto where is the third largest city in Kyushu.

Lunch at Sakurano-baba Josaien located at the foot of Kumamoto Castle ; restaurants

offer an opportunity to enjoy Kumamoto’s distinctive food culture, and many shops sell 

Kumamoto souvenirs as well as items found only at Josaien. Visit Kumamoto Castle which is

one of the three great castles and the current castle was built in 1601 by Kiyomasa Kato, 

a great commander and took 7 years to complete.  Recommended Japanese garden is

Suizenji-koen Park where is Imitated the beautiful scenery of Japan, is a refined circular garden

of Momoyama period style and represents the 53 Stations of the Tokaido Road including Mt. Fuji.  

Check in the Hotel in Kumamoto in the center of Kumamoto.

 

Stay in Kumamoto 

  Type of Hotel : Western style 

  Where to stay : Shimo-tori Shopping Street 

 

Dinner at local restaurant

  Where to eat : Shimo-tori Shopping Street where is gourmet area

  What to eat : Japanese cuisines, Kumamoto Ramen, Aso beef                     

 

Ferry to Kumamoto

        Kumamoto 

  Sakurano-baba Josaien

 

    Kumamoto Castle

   Suizenji-koen Park  

 Stay Kumamoto 

Local specialty & Souvenir in Kumamoto

Karashi renkon (mustard filled in lotas root), Pokemon cookie, Kumamoto Ramen 

 


 
 

After breakfast, check out the Hotel. Drive to Kagoshima using Kyushu Expressway via

Yatsushiro and Hitoyoshi and go to Satsuma peninsula using Ibusuki Skyline road ;

Satsuma peninsula is calm countryside with subtropical atmosphere and extends about

50 kilometers south from Kagoshima.

Lunch at Tosenkyo ravine, enjoy the unique Somen noodle nagashi serving cold Somen 

noodle that swim in the revolving container. 

Visit Ikedako lake where the largest lake in Kyushu and is known as the legendary monster called Issy was live in.  Exploring Nagasaki-bana cape where is the southernmost point of

Satsuma peninsula, and Ryugu Shrine that Urashima Taro legendary shrine.  Enjoy Ibusuki

steaming sand baths along Kinko bay beach. 

 

Stay in Ibusuki Onsen resort 

  Type of Hotel : Japanese style

  Where to stay : Ibusuki Onsen resort 

 

Dinner at Hotel : Japanese style Kaiseki dinner

  featured cuisines : Sea foods caught in Statsuma such as bonito and silver-stripe round herring,

  Satsuma pork and beef, local special dishes used local seasonel ingredients grown by local farmer 

 

      Ikedako lake

   Somen noodle

  nagashi

  Nagasaki bana cape

 

 

     Ryugu Shrine

 

  Ibusuki Onsen,

  sand bath

 

   Stay Ibusuki Onsen

Local specialty & Souvenir in Ibusuki and Satsuma peninsula

Chiran tea, Satsuma kintsuba(sweet), Katsuobushi (bonito flakes), Satsuma brown sugar

 


 

Day 5  Kagoshima & Sakura-jima Island        

 

After breakfast, check out the Hotel. Drive to Kagoshima using National road along the

coast enjoy scenery of Kinko bay. Visit Sengan-en where is the most famous garden in

Kagoshima, made by Shimazu lord in the 19th century at the beautiful bay side Kinko bay.

The garden contains many historic artifacts that tell of its long history.

Lunch at featured restaurant, Ohkatei at Sengan-en, enjoy Satsuma (Kagoshima) local cuisine. 

Transfer to Sakura-jim Island by Sakura-jima Ferry from Kagoshima port to Sakura-jima

port takes 15 minutes.  Exploring Sakura-jima Island where there is active volcano with

three peaks, Kita-dake, Naka-dake and still active Minami-dake ; go around Michino eki

Sakura-jima, Yunohira Observatory , Arimura Lava Observatory and back to Sakara-jima

port, then return Kagoshima by ferry. 

 

Stay in Kagoshima 

  Type of Hotel : Western style

  Where to stay : Tenmonkan

 

Dinner at local restaurant

  Where to est : Tenmonkan

  What to eat :  Japanese cuisines, seafoods, Kagosihma black pork cuisines,

                         Satsuma chicken cuisines  

 

    to Kagoshima

 

        Sengan-en

  Ferry to Sakura-jima Island

  Sakura-jima Island

  Lava observatry 

   Sakura-jima Island

   Stay Kagoshima

Local specialty & Souvenir in Kagoshima

Satsuma-age (deep-fried minced fish and vegetables), Karukan(sweet)

Satsuma kiriko ( cut glass)

 


 

 

After breakfast, check out the Hotel. Drive to Miyazaki-prefecture using Kyushu Expressway

from Kagoshima to Kajiki JCT and then Kariya using Higashi-kyushu Expressway

to Shibushi. Exploring Toi Cape where wild horses are living called Misaki-uma that are the 

descendants of army horses left grazing and which became wild 300 years ago. 

Lunch at Mitato-no-eki Meitsu, enjoy seafood cuisine.

Driving Nichinan coast enjoying subtropical scenery and visit Udo Shrine that is  beautiful

and exciting shine in the cave of the cliff side facing the Pacific Ocean ; in legend, a goddess

of sea built a hut to give birth to a great god here.  Exploring Sun Messe Nichinan where

Japan’s own replica of Moai Statues can be seen and enjoy a breath taking panoramic view

of the Pacific Ocean. Driving to north along Nichinan coast and visit Horikiri Pass where is

one of the best scenic spot in Nichinan ; The 60m altitude pass allows you to look down at

beautiful view of the Pacific Ocean.

 

Stay in Miyazaki  

   Type of Hotel Western style Hotel

   Were to stay : around Miyazaki prefectural office

 

Dinner at local restaurant in Miyazaki

   Were to eat : around Miyazaki prefectural office

   What to eat : Japanese cuisines, Chickin nanban cuisine, Miyazaki ckickin 

   local cuisine Hiyajiru

 

 

     Nichinan coast 

          Toi Cape

         Udo Shrine

  Sun Messe Nichinan

      Horikiri Pass

    Stay Miyazaki-city

Local specialty & Souvenir in Miyazaki

Mango, Chickin nanban cuisine, Miyazaki chickin, Miyazaki beef

 


 

Day 7  Hyuga & Takachiho

 

After breakfast, check out the Hotel. Drive to Hyuga using Higashi Kyushu Expressway.

Hyuga  is a bay city facing the Hyuga nada Sea where spectacle art collection of exposed

rocks created by raging wave.  Visit Cruz sea where your wishes come true. Cruz Sea

is an area of ocean that appears to have a cross in it when viewed from an observatory.

After Huga, drive to Takachiho through the mountainous countryside.

Takachiho offers dynamic and beautiful Takachiho Gorge and here is the birthplace of

Japanese mythology. 

Lunch at local restaurant at Takachiho.

Exploring Takachiho Gorge where a narrow chasm cut through the

rock by the Gokase River.  The nearly sheer cliffs lining the gorge a  re made of slow forming

volcanic basalt columns. The most recommended activity at Takachiho Gorge is Takachiho

Gorge boat riding that flows down the base of the gorge on a rental boat. The spot you can see waterfalls and the columnar shaped valley together is rare in the world. 

Visit Amamo Iwato Shrine where  is a birth place of Japanese indigenous religion, Shinto. 

Takachiho is the site of one of the best  known legends of Japanese mythology.

Drive to Aso enjoying mountainous countryside landscape and about in hour dynamic

scenery of Aso caldera can be seen.

 

Stay in Aso 

   Type of Hotel Japanese style

   Where to stay : Southern part of Aso

 

Dinner at Hotel : Japanese style Kaiseki dinner

  featured cuisines : Aso beef, Sea foods, a lot  of local special dishes used local seasoneal

  ingredients grown by local farmer

 

       Cruz Sea

 Takachiho, restaurants

  Takachiho Gorge

 

  Takachiho Gorge

  boat riding

  Amano Iwato Shrine

   Stay Aso

Local specialty & Souvenir in Takachiho
Takachiho tea, Takachiho shiitake (mushroom)

 


 

Day 8  Aso

 

You will enjoy exploring Aso all the day today. After breakfast, check out the Hotel,

take the Aso Tourist Tram which is a private railroad offering a very scenic ride from

Takamori to Nakamatsu in the south east of the caldera; lovely and magnificent scenery

can be enjoyed on a pleasant 30minute train ride. 

Lunch at local restaurant ; enjoy Aso beef and local cuisine Aso dengaku.

Drive to Aso mountain area using Aso Minami Panorama Line and visit Kusasenri-ga-hama

where the beautiful prairie of 785,000 square meter in the crater, spreads in northern part of

Mount Eboshi that is one of the Aso Five Mountains. If weather condition is allow, you can go to

Mount Naka where is the largest active volcano in Japan, its peak is 1592 m above sea level. 

Drive down to North Aso area using Aso Higashi Panorama Line enjoying beautiful scenery of

Aso mountain area. And through the Central Aso area drive to the Northern part of caldera,

Daikanbo where is one the best photo spot in Aso; you can see the perfect view of the five 

peak of Mount Aso. 

 

Stay in Kurokawa

  Type of Hotel : Japanese style

  Where to stay : Kurokawa Onsen 

 

Dinner at Hotel : Japanese style Kaiseki dinner

   featured cuisines : Aso beef, Oguni pork, freashwater trout, a lot  of local special dishes used

   local seasonel ingredients grown by local farmer

 

    Aso Tourist Tram

     Local restaurant

  Kusasenri-ga-hama

 

     Mount Naka

         Daikanbo

 Stay Kurokawa Onsen

Local specialty & Souvenir in Aso

Aso beef, Soba noodle, Dago-jiru, Takana-meshi

 


 

Day 9  Yufuin & Beppu

 

After Japanese style breakfast at Ryokan, and check out the accommodation.

Drive to Yufuin through Yamanami Highway enjoying beautiful scenery of Handa Plateau.

Exploring Yufuin where is a beautiful and tranquil Onsen Resort harmonized with nature.

Walking the Yunotshubo Avenue where the avenue is started near JR Yufuin Station and

connected to Kinrinko lake ; there are 70 shops, gift shop, galleries, curiosity item shops

and cafes. 

Lunch at local restaurant at Yunotsubo Avenue.

Visit Yufuin Floral Village where is the amusement facility that recreated the

street of the Cotswolds region in England. Recommended place to explore is Kinrinko lake

where is the landmark in Yufuin. Hot water gushes from the bottom of the lake, and hot steam

rises from its surface on a cold day. After Yufuin, on the way to Beppu, go to the top of

Mount Tsurumi by the use of a ropeway 800 metres up and Soaring 1375 metres into the sky,

and a breathtaking view overlooking Beppu can be enjoyed.

Transfer to Beppu where is one of the most famous Onsen resort in Japan.

Beppu’s most hyped attraction is Beppu Hell tour that is a collection of hot spring, and visit

Umi-jigoku where resemble of sea, this 200 metre deep, cobalt blue pond of boiling water

emerge 1200 years ago after a volcano explosion. Enjoy Foot bath in which people can bath

 their feet, you can easily enjoy it without having to remove all your clothing, only the feet and 

leg up to the knee are immersed.

 

Stay in Beppu 

  Type of Hotel : Western style

  Where to stay : around JR Beppu Station, Kitahana area

 

Dinner at local restaurant in Beppu

  Where to eat : around JR Beppu Station

  What to eat : Japanese cuisines, Sea foods caught in the Bungo sea, Ryukyu, Bungo beef

  Dango jiru ( local cuisine)

 

    Yunotsubo Avenue

   Yufuin Floral Village

   Kinrinko lake

 

   Mount Tsurumi

    Beppu Hell tour 

    Stay Beppu

Local specialty & Souvenir in Yufuin and Beppu

Bungo beef, Shiikake muchroom, Seki aji ( horse mackerel), Seki saba (mackerel ), Chochu

Doango jiru (local cuisine), Rukyu( sea food local cuisine)

 


 

Day 10  Kitakyushu

 

After breakfast, check out the Hotel. Drive to Kitakyushu using Higashi-Kyushu

Expressway via Usa and Nakatsu. Exploring Kitakyushu where is the second largest

city in Kyushu.Visit Kokura Castle which is one of the most famous land marks

in Kitakyushu ; you can feel the scenery of castle town more than 200 years ago,  

Lunch at local restaurant at Kokura. 

Exploring Mojiko Retro where the most enjoyable tourist destination in Kitakyushu and

what we wish to proud is that Dr. Albert Einstein awarded Nobel Prize in Physic visited

Moji in 1922, and he acclaimed that everything could see were ARTS. 

After Mojiko Retro, drive to Higashida where Japan’s modern steel industry was started

as Yawata steel Works in 1901. Visit Higashida No.1 Blast Furnace which is only the

Blast Furnace in the world which preserved as it was. The big signboard at the top of the

Blast Furnace displaying “1901” indicates the year in which the Blast Furnace commenced 

operation. 

Just before sunset, go to top of Mount Sarakura using the Cable car and Slope car in

10minutes. From 622 Metres sea level summit, you can enjoy the most dynamic night

view in the World; about 40km east to west and 10km south to north and also the number

of lighting to create the night view is the largest in the World. 

 

Stay in Kitakyushu 

  Type of HotelWestern style

  Where to stay : around JR Kokura Station

 

Dinner in Kitakyushu

  Where to eat; JR Kokura Station building, down town Kokura such as Kyomaci & Uomachi,

  Tnakga Food Stall 

  What to eat : various authentic Japanese cuisines, local specialities such as 

   Kitakyushu Ramen, Oden at Tanga Food Stall

 

   Kokura Castle

     Mojiko Retro

     Mojiko Retro

 

 Higashida No.1 Blast

 Furnace

  Mount Sarakura,

  Night view

   Stay Kitakyushu

Local specialty & Souvenir in Kitakyushu
Kokura textile, Yaki udon ( fried udon local cuisine), Yaki curry ( baked curry local cuisine)
Kashiwa meshi ( chiken lunch box) 

 


 

Day 11  Fukuoka                  

 

Drive to Fukuoka-city using Kyushu Expressway.

Fukuoka is the biggest city in Kyushu and the energetic city bustling as the center

of Kyushu’s politics, economy, culture, fashion as well as tourism. Fukuoka-city has

many kind of fascinating tourist attractions and abundant tourism materials.

Enjoy your free time for sightseeing, shopping and eating.

 

Stay in Fukuoka 

  Type of Hotel : Western style 

  Where to stay : around JR Hakata Station and Tenjin 

 

Dinner in Fukuoka

  Where to eat : around JR Hakata Station, Tenjin, Nakasu, Food Stall Yatai

  What to eat : various authentic Japanese cuisines, local specialities such as

   Hakara Ramen, Mizutaki and Motsunabe 

 

   Tochoji temple

     Fukuoka Tower

           Tenjin 

 

   Canal City Hakata

     Food Stall, Yatai

   Stay Fukuoka-city 

Local specialty & Souvenir in Fukuoka 

Karashi mentaiko, Hakata textile, Hakata dool, Yame tea

 


 

Day 12  Return to Home

 

After  breakfast, check out Hotel

Transfer to Airport

Return to Home

   Enjoy your flight and see you next time

 


 

Travelling route

 

 


 

 


 

9 days Southern & Central Kyushu tour from Fukuoka

                                                                                                                   Make an Enquiry

 

This is the Model itinerary for making your Customized tour.

                                                                                                     

Exploring Southern & Central Kyushu from Fukuoka using a private vehicle and enjoy

diverse nature. First visit is Castle town Kumamoto and then drive to southern tip of Kyushu,

Kagoshima-prefecture where subtropical climate. Enjoy sand bath at Ibusuki Onsen resort.

Exploring Satsuma peninsula visiting Ikedako lake, Nagasaki-bana Cape and Chiran.

Travelling the southernmost major city Kagoshima and exploring Sakura-jima Island where

has active volcano. Visit Kirishima where is Onsen resort located mountain foot of Kirishima.

Transfer to east side of Kyushu facing to Pacific Ocean and exploring Nichinan, Miyazaki and

Hyuga. Go to north-east side of Kyushu, and travel to Takachiho. At the center of Kyushu is Aso

where the dynamic nature with world’s largest caldera. enjoy Japanese old town Kurokawa Onsen.

Exploring Yanagawa where is located southern part of Fukuoka.

Final destination is Fukuoka where is heart of Kyushu enjoy shopping and sightseeing.

 


                                                                                                  

Tour condition
・Number of participant
    Minimum : 2 person, Maximum : 30 person
・Tour date : please specify the date
・Tour start and end place is Fukuoka : please specify the place where you want 
    Kitakyushu or any other places in Fukuoka-prefecture can be arranged if requested
Private vehicle is utilized as per number of person

    1) less than 7 person

     Chartered taxi with English speaking driver who navigates the tour

    2) more than 8 person

  Chartered bus with Japanese speaking driver,

       English speaking tour leader navigates the tour

・Accommodations is selected as per your required grade, room conditions and expense

 


 

Price

The tour Price depends on the number of travellers, transportation and other conditions.

 

4 to 5 pax : from JPY 328,000 person 

      Chartered taxi with 9 seats, English speaking driver, 

      Double occupancy room accommodation

6 to 7 pax : from JPY 244,000 person 

     Chartered taxi  with 9 seats, English speaking driver, 

     Double occupancy room accommodation

8 to 15 pax from JPY 265,000 person

     Chartered bus with 25 seats, English speaking tour leader, 

     Double occupancy room accommodation

16 to 20 pax : from JPY 189,000 person

     Chartered bus bus with 25 seats, English speaking tour leader, 

     Double occupancy room accommodation

 

 

Itinerary

 

Where to Explore

Day 1 : Depart Fukuoka  →  Kumamoto and Ibusuki, stay Ibusuki

Day 2 : Satsuma Peninsula, stay Kagoshima

Day 3 : Kagoshima, Sakurajima island and Kirishima, stay Kirishima

Day 4 : Kirishima, Nichinan and Miyazaki, stay Miyazaki

Day 5 : Hyuga, stay Takachiho

Day 6 : Takachiho, stay Aso

Day 7 : Yanagawa, stay Fukuoka

Day 8 : Fukuoka, stay Fukuoka 

Day 9 : Return to Home

 


 

Day by Day

 

 Day 1  Kumamoto & Ibusuki   

 

Upon arrival at Fukuoka International Airport you will be greeted our representative.

After you will receive the introduction of the tour, your customized tour used a private 

vehicle is started.

You will drive to Kumamoto using Kyushu Expressway via Tosu.

Kumamoto where is the third largest city in Kyushu.

Lunch at Sakurano-baba Josaien located at the foot of Kumamoto Castle ; restaurants

offer an opportunity to enjoy Kumamoto’s distinctive food culture, and many shops sell 

Kumamoto souvenirs as well as items found only at Josaien. Visit Kumamoto Castle which is

one of the three great castles and the current castle was built in 1601 by Kiyomasa Kato, 

a great commander and took 7 years to complete. 

After Komamoto, drive to Kagoshima-prefecture using Kyushu Expressway via Yatsushiro

and Hitoyoshi and go to Ibusuki using Ibusuki Skyline road. 

Ibusuki is a Onsen resort represented Kyushu. Enjoy Ibusuki steaming sand baths along

Kinko bay beach. 

 

Stay in Ibusuki

  Type of Hotel : Japanese style

  Where to stay : Ibusuki Onsen resort

 

Dinner

  Where to eat : Hotel : Japanese style Kaiseki dinner

  What to eat : Kaiseki dinner; Sea foods caught in Statsuma such as bonito

  and silver-stripe round herring,   Satsuma pork and beef, local special dishes

  used local seasonel ingredients grown by local farmer 

 

   Kumamoto Castle

  Kumamoto Castle

  Sakurano-baba Josaien

 

        Ibusuki

     Sand bath

      Stay Ibusuki

Local specialty & Souvenir in Kumamoto

Karashi renkon (mustard filled in lotas root), Pokemon cookie, Kumamoto Ramen 

 


 

 Day 2  Satsuma Peninsula      

 

Exploring Satsuma peninsula is calm countryside extends about 50 kilometers south 

from Kagoshima. Visit Nagasaki-bana where the cape of the southernmost point of

Satsuma peninsula, and Ryugu Shrine that Urashima Taro legendary shrine.

Ikeda-ko lake where the largest lake in Kyushu and is known as the

legendary monster called Issy was live in.

Lunch at Tosenkyo ravine, enjoy the unique Somen noodle nagashi serving cold Somen 

noodle that swim in the revolving container. 

Exploring Chiran where has Peace Museum for Kamikaze Pilots, and Samurai Residences

constructed 250 years ago.

Drive to Kagoshima using National road along the coast enjoy scenery of Kinko bay

 

Stay in Kagoshima at 

  Type of Hotel : Western style

  Where to stay : Tenmonkan

 

Dinner at local restaurant

  Where to est : Tenmonkan

  What to eat :  Japanese cuisines, seafoods, Kagosihma black pork cuisines,

  Satsuma chicken cuisines  

 

 Nagasakibana Cape

      Ryugu Shrine

      Ikeda-ko lake

 

  Somen noodle

  nagashi

      Chiran Peace

  Museum

     Stay Kagoshima

Local specialty & Souvenir in Ibusuki and Satsuma peninsula

Chiran tea, Satsuma kintsuba(sweet), Katsuobushi (bonito flakes), Satsuma brown sugar

 


 

 Day 3  Kagoshima & Kirishima                

 

After breakfast, check out the Hotel. Visit Sengan-en where is the most famous garden in

Kagoshima-prefecture,  made by Shimazu lord in the 19th century at the beautiful bay side

Kinko bay. The garden contains Shoko Shuseikan registered on the UNESCO World Heritage

that the museum of the Classics located here exhibits a various of objects related to the Shimazu

family and the Satsuma domain. 

Lunch at featured restaurant, Ohkatei at Sengan-en, enjoy Satsuma (Kagoshima) local cuisine. 

Transfer to Sakura-jim Island by Sakura-jima Ferry from Kagoshima port to Sakura-jima port

takes 15 minutes. Exploring Salura-jima Island where there is active volcano with three peaks,

Kita-dake, Naka-dake and still active Minami-dake ; go around by chartered vehicle Michino eki

Sakura-jima, Yunohira Observatory , Arimura Lava Observatory.

Drive to Kirishima using via Kokubu .

 

Stay in Kirishima

  Type of Hotel : Japanese style 

  Where to stay : Kirishima Onsen resort

 

Dinner

  Where to eat : Hotel

  What to eat : kaiseki dinner used local ingredients

 

       Sengan-en

   Shoko Shuseikan

  Ferry to Sakura-jima Island

 

 Sakura-jima Island

 Lava observatry 

 Sakura-jima Island

  Stay Kirishima Onsen

Local specialty & Souvenir in Kagoshima

Satsuma-age (deep-fried minced fish and vegetables), Karukan(sweet)

Satsuma kiriko ( cut glass)

 


 

Day 4  Kirishima & Nichinan & Miyazaki     

 

After breakfast, check out the Hotel. Visit Kirishima Shrine constructed in 1715 which is

one of the most beautiful shrine in Kyushu, and is surrounded by forest. 

Drive to Nichinan coast (Pacific Ocean side) using Higashi Kyushu Expressway.

Exploring Toi Cape where wild horses are living called Misaki-uma that are the 

descendants of army horses left grazing and which became wild 300 years ago. 

Driving Nichinan coast enjoying subtropical scenery and visit Udo Shrine that is beautiful

and exciting shine in the cave of the cliff side facing the Pacific Ocean ; in legend, a goddess

of sea built a hut to give birth to a great god here.  Exploring Sun Messe Nichinan where

Japan’s own replica of Moai Statues can be seen and enjoy a breath taking panoramic view

of the Pacific Ocean. Driving to north along Nichinan coast and visit Horikiri Pass where is

one of the best scenic spot in Nichinan ; The 60m altitude pass allows you to look down at

a beautiful view of the Pacific Ocean.

 

Stay in Miyazaki

   Type of Hotel : Western style 

   Were to stay : around Miyazaki prefectural office

 

Dinner at local restaurant in Miyazaki

   Were to eat : around Miyazaki prefectural office

   What to eat : Japanese cuisines, Chickin nanban cuisine, Miyazaki ckickin 

   local cuisine Hiyajiru

 

    Kirishima Shrine

          Toi Cape

         Udo Shrine

 

 Sun Messe Nichinan

       Horikiri Pass

      Stay Miyazaki-city

Local specialty & Souvenir in Miyazaki

Mango, Chickin nanban cuisine, Miyazaki chickin, Miyazaki beef

 


 

 Day 5  Hyuga & Takachiho              

 

After breakfast, check out the Hotel. Drive to Hyuga using Higashi Kyushu Expressway.

Hyuga is a bay city facing the Hyuga nada Sea where spectacle art collection of exposed

rocks created by raging wave.  Visit Cruz sea where your wishes come true. Cruz Sea

is an area of ocean that appears to have a cross in it when viewed from an observatory.

Exploring Umagase where Exciting scenery created by raging wave of Hyuga Sea. The

coastline here is a ria coastline, marked by intricate waterways sandwiched between cliffs.

After Huga, drive to Takachiho through the mountainous countryside.

Takachiho offers dynamic and beautiful Takachiho Gorge and here is the birthplace of

Japanese mythology. Exploring Takachiho Gorge where a narrow chasm cut through the

rock by the Gokase River.  The nearly sheer cliffs lining the gorge are made of slow forming

volcanic basalt columns. The most recommended activity at Takachiho Gorge is Takachiho

Gorge boat riding that flows down the base of the gorge on a rental boat. The spot you can

see waterfalls and the columnar shaped valley together is rare in the world. 

Visit Amamo Iwato Shrine where  is a birth place of Japanese indigenous religion, Shinto. 

Takachiho is the site of one of the best  known legends of Japanese mythology.

Drive to Aso enjoying mountainous countryside landscape and about in hour dynamic

scenery of Aso caldera can be seen.

Stay in Aso at Japanese style Hotel.

Dinner at Hotel : Japanese style Kaiseki dinner

   featured cuisines : Aso beef, Oguni pork, freashwater trout, a lot  of local special dishes

   used local seasonel ingredients grown by local farmer

 

       Cruz Sea

 Takachiho, restaurants

  Takachiho Gorge

 

  Takachiho Gorge

  boat riding

  Amano Iwato Shrine

   Stay Aso

Local specialty & Souvenir in Takachiho
Takachiho tea, Takachiho shiitake (mushroom)

 


 

 Day 6  Aso    

 

You will enjoy exploring Aso all the day today. After breakfast, check out the Hotel,

take the Aso Tourist Tram which is a private railroad offering a very scenic ride from

Takamori to Nakamatsu in the south east of the caldera; lovely and magnificent scenery

can be enjoyed on a pleasant 30minute train ride. 

Lunch at local restaurant ; enjoy Aso beef and local cuisine Aso dengaku.

Drive to Aso mountain area using Aso Minami Panorama Line and visit Kusasenri-ga-hama

where the beautiful prairie of 785,000 square meter in the crater, spreads in northern part of

Mount Eboshi that is one of the Aso Five Mountains. If weather condition is allow, you can go to

Mount Naka where is the largest active volcano in Japan, its peak is 1592 m above sea level. 

Drive down to North Aso area using Aso Higashi Panorama Line enjoying beautiful scenery of

Aso mountain area. And through the Central Aso area drive to the Northern part of caldera,

Daikanbo where is one the best photo spot in Aso; you can see the perfect view of the five 

peak of Mount Aso.

 

Stay in Kurokawa 

  Type of Hotel : Japanese style

  Where to stay : Kurowaka Onsen resort

 

Dinner at Hotel : Japanese style Kaiseki dinner 

   featured cuisines : Aso beef, Oguni pork, freashwater trout, a lot  of local special dishes used

   local seasonel ingredients grown by local farmer

 

    Aso Tourist Tram

     Local restaurant

  Kusasenri-ga-hama

 

     Mount Naka

         Daikanbo

   Stay Kurokawa Onsen

Local specialty & Souvenir in Aso

Aso beef, Soba noodle, Dago-jiru, Takana-meshi

 


 

 Day 7  Yanagawa 

 

After breakfast, check out the Hotel. Drive to Yanagawa using Kyushu Expressway 

from Kumamoto to Miyama-yanagawa.

Yanagawa is the former castle town has a Japanese traditional townscape where located

in the Chikugo plain and facing to calm Ariake bay. The feature of the town is canal running

all over the town that made more than 3000 years ago to be used for living and agriculture. 

Lunch at local restaurant to enjoy local speciality Eel Cuisine , Yanagawa is the birthplace

of Steamed Eel that has more than 300 years history. There are many restaurants which

have their long history and each  restaurants have been keeping the traditional source and

brand value.

After lunch, the most recommended experience is Canal boat cruise that  to board a small

boat called the Donkobune and slowly go down the river skillfully maneuvered by a boatman

with bamboo pole.  A 30minutes cruise starting Okinohata and go around Ohana and Shotoen

Garden can be enjoyed.

Drive to Fukuoka using Kyushu Expressway in one hour.

 

Stay in Fukuoka

   Type of Hotel : Western style Hotel

  Where to stay : around JR Hakata Station and Tenjin 

 

Dinner in Fukuoka

  Where to eat : around JR Hakata Station, Tenjin, Nakasu, Food Stall Yatai

  What to eat : various authentic Japanese cuisines, local specialities such as

  Hakara Ramen, Mizutaki and Motsunabe 

 

    Canal boat cruise

   Ohana and Shotoen

 

      Okinohata

 

      Eel restaurant 

 

     Eel cuisine

 

     Stay Fukuoka

Local specialty & Souvenir in Yanagawa

Ariake-kai nori ( dri seaweed), Yanagawa ball ( decoration ball ), local Sake

 


 

 Day 8  Fukuoka    

 

After breakfast, exploring Fukuoka.

Fukuoka is the biggest city in Kyushu and the energetic city bustling as the center

of Kyushu’s politics, economy, culture, fashion as well as tourism. Fukuoka-city has

many kind of fascinating tourist attractions and abundant tourism materials.

Enjoy your free time for sightseeing, shopping and eating.

 

Stay in Fukuoka

  Type of Hotel : Western style Hotel

  Where to stay : around JR Hakata Station and Tenjin 

 

Dinner in Fukuoka

  Where to eat : around JR Hakata Station, Tenjin, Nakasu, Food Stall Yatai

  What to eat : various authentic Japanese cuisines, local specialities such as

   Hakara Ramen, Mizutaki and Motsunabe 

 

   Tochoji temple

     Fukuoka Tower

           Tenjin 

 

   Canal City Hakata

     Food Stall, Yatai

    Stay Fukuoka-city

Local specialty & Souvenir in Fukuoka 

Karashi mentaiko, Hakata textile, Hakata dool, Yame tea

 


 

Day 9  Return to Home

 

After  breakfast, check out Hotel

Transfer to Airport

Return to Home

   Enjoy your flight and see you next time

 


 

Travelling route

 

 


 

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7 days Central Kyushu tour from Fukuoka

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This is the Model itinerary for making your Customized tour.

 

Exploring Central Kyushu from Fukuoka using a private vehicle, enjoying beautiful

scenery of Kyushu. First place to explore is Amakusa where is an archipelago located

west side of Kumamoto and show beautiful landscape. Next visit is Kumamoto where

has Kumamoto Castle which is one the great castle in Japan.

Exploring Takachiho where offers dynamic and beautiful Takachiho Gorge and here

is the birthplace of Japanese mythology. 

Exploring Aso where the dynamic nature with world’s largest caldera and enjoy Japanese

traditional town Kurokawa Onsen. 

Travelling Kuju where is a plateau resort area and is a part of Aso Kuju National Park. 

Exploring Chikugo region where is agricultural industries spreading in the Kyushu’s

largest Chikugo plain and visiting  Asakura and UkihaFinal destination is Fukuoka

where is heart of Kyushu  enjoy shopping and sightseeing.

 


                                                                              

Tour condition
・Number of participant
    Minimum : 2 person, Maximum : 30 person
・Tour date : please specify the date
・Tour start and end place is Fukuoka : please specify the place where you want 
    Kitakyushu or any other places in Fukuoka-prefecture can be arranged if requested
Private vehicle is utilized as per number of person

    1) less than 7 person

     Chartered taxi with English speaking driver who navigates the tour

    2) more than 8 person

  Chartered bus with Japanese speaking driver,

       English speaking tour leader navigates the tour

・Accommodations is selected as per your required grade, room conditions and expense

 


 

Price

The tour Price depends on the number of travellers, transportation and other conditions.

 

4 to 5 pax : from JPY 266,000 person 

      Chartered taxi with 9 seats, English speaking driver, 

      Double occupancy room accommodation

6 to 7 pax : from JPY 210,000 person 

     Chartered taxi  with 9 seats, English speaking driver, 

     Double occupancy room accommodation

8 to 15 pax : from JPY 224,000 person

     Chartered bus with 25 seats, English speaking tour leader, 

     Double occupancy room accommodation

16 to 20 pax : from JPY 158,000 person

     Chartered bus bus with 25 seats, English speaking tour leader, 

     Double occupancy room accommodation

 

 

Itinerary

 

Where to Explore  

Day 1 : Depart Fukuoka  →  Amakusa, stay Amakusa

Day 2 : Kumamoto, stay Kumamoto

Day 3 : Takachiho, stay Aso

Day 4 : Aso, stay Kurokawa Onsen 

Day 5 : Kokonoe and Yufuin, stay Yufuin

Day 6 : Chikugo region, stay Fukuoka

Day 7 : Fukuoka, stay Fukuoka

 


 

 Day by Day 

 

Day 1 Welcome to Fukuoka, Amakusa              

 

Upon arrival at Fukuoka International Airport you will be greeted our representative.

After you will receive the introduction of the tour, your customized tour used a private 

vehicle is started.

Drive to Kumamoto using Kyushu Expressway and then go to Amakusa where is an archipelago

located west side of Kumamoto with beautiful landscape, Exploring Amakusa is started from

Amakusa Peael line which is a National road connected with five bridge from Udo peninsula to

the Oyano island. Recommended experience is Amakusa cruise that you can enjoy the beautiful

scenery of Amakusa from the sea.

Visiting the UNESCO World heritage / Hidden Christian Sites Oe Cathedral.

 

Stay in Amakusa

  Type of Hotel : Japanese style 

  Where to stay : Amakusa Onsen resort

 

Dinner

  Where to eat : Hotel

  What to eat : Japanese cuisine used local ingredients included sea food.

 

Welcome to Fukuoka

 Amakusa Pearl line

 

  Amakusa Pearl line 

 

  Amakusa cruise

 

   Oe Cathedral

     Stay Amakusa 


 

Day 2  Kumamoto

 

After breakfast, check out the Hotel. Drive to Kumamoto where is the third largest city in Kyushu.

Lunch at Sakurano-baba Josaien located at the foot of Kumamoto Castle ; restaurants

offer an opportunity to enjoy Kumamoto’s distinctive food culture, and many shops sell 

Kumamoto souvenirs as well as items found only at Josaien. Visit Kumamoto Castle which is

one of the three great castles and the current castle was built in 1601 by Kiyomasa Kato, 

a great commander and took 7 years to complete.  Recommended Japanese garden is

Suizenji-koen Park where is Imitated the beautiful scenery of Japan, is a refined circular garden

of Momoyama period style and represents the 53 Stations of the Tokaido Road including Mt. Fuji.  

 

Stay in Kumamoto 

  Type of Hote : Western style

  Where to stay : Shimo-tori Shopping Street

 

Dinner at local restaurant

  Where to eat : Shimo-tori Shopping Street where is gourmet area

  What to eat : Japanese cuisines, Kumamoto Ramen, Aso beef      

 

    To Kumamoto

        Kumamoto 

  Sakurano-baba Josaien

 

    Kumamoto Castle

   Suizenji-koen Park  

  Stay Shimo-tori Shopping Street

Local specialty & Souvenir in Kumamoto

Karashi renkou (mustard filled in lotas root), Pokemon cookie, Kumamoto Ramen 

 


 

Day 3  Takachiho 

 

After breakfast, check out the Hotel. drive to Takachiho through the mountainous countryside.

Takachiho offers dynamic and beautiful Takachiho Gorge and here is the birthplace of

Japanese mythology. Exploring Takachiho Gorge where a narrow chasm cut through the

rock by the Gokase River.  The nearly sheer cliffs lining the gorge are made of slow forming

volcanic basalt columns. The most recommended activity at Takachiho Gorge is Takachiho

Gorge boat riding that flows down the base of the gorge on a rental boat. The spot you can

see waterfalls and the columnar shaped valley together is rare in the world. 

Visit Amamo Iwato Shrine where  is a birth place of Japanese indigenous religion, Shinto. 

Takachiho is the site of one of the best  known legends of Japanese mythology.

Drive to Aso enjoying mountainous countryside landscape and about in hour dynamic

scenery of Aso caldera can be seen.

 

Stay in Aso 

  Type of Hotel : Japanese style

  Where to stay : Southern part of Aso

 

Dinner

  Where to eat : Hotel

  What to eat : Kaiseki dinner used local ingredients such as Aso beef and local specialties.

 

   Takachiho Gorge

  Takachiho Gorge

   Takachiho, restaurants 

 

  Takachiho Gorge

  boat riding

  Amano Iwato Shrine

    Stay Aso

 

Local specialty & Souvenir in Takachiho
Takachiho tea, Takachiho shiitake (mushroom)

 


 

Day 4  Aso 

 

After breakfast, check out the Hotel, Exploring Aso, take the Aso Tourist Tram which

is a private railroad offering a very scenic ride from Takamori to Nakamatsu in the

south east of the caldera; lovely and magnificent scenery can be enjoyed on a

pleasant 30minute train ride. Local cuisine Aso dengaku is recommended at the

local restaurant.

Drive to Aso mountain area using Aso Minami Panorama Line and visit Kusasenri-ga-hama

where the beautiful prairie of 785,000 square meter in the crater, spreads in northern part of

Mount Eboshi that is one of the Aso Five Mountains. If weather condition is allow, you can go to

Mount Naka where is the largest active volcano in Japan, its peak is 1592 m above sea level. 

Drive down to North Aso area using Aso Higashi Panorama Line enjoying beautiful scenery of

Aso mountain area. And through the Central Aso area drive to the Northern part of caldera,

Daikanbo where is one the best photo spot in Aso; you can see the perfect view of the five 

peak of Mount Aso.  

 

Stay in Kurokawa

  Type of Hote : Japanese style 

  Where to stay : Kurokawa Onsen resort 

 

Dinner

  Where to eat : Hotel

  What to eat : Kaiseki dinner used local ingredients

 

    Aso Tourist Tram

     Local restaurant

  Kusasenri-ga-hama

 

     Mount Naka

         Daikanbo

 Stay Kurokawa Onsen

Local specialty & Souvenir in Aso

Aso beef, Soba noodle, Dago-jiru, Takana-meshi

 


 

Day 5 Kokonoe & Yufuin

 

After breakfast, check out the Hotel. Drive to Kokonoe through Kuju kogen Plateau.

Visit Kokonoe yume Otsurihashi where the longest pedestrian suspension bridge in

Japan and the 2nd longest in the World Splendid.

Lunch at Japanese local restaurant, Kuju Nonohana no sato in Kokonoe.

Drive to Yufuin through a mountainous countryside area, and exploring Yufuin where

is is a beautiful and tranquil Onsen resort representing Kyushu and is spreading

in the Yufu basin at the mountain foot of Yufu.

Walking the Yunotshubo Avenue where the avenue is started near JR Yufuin Station and

connected to Kinrinko lake ; there are 70 shops, gift shop, galleries, curiosity item shops

and cafes. Visit Yufuin Floral Village where is the amusement facility that recreated the

street of the Cotswolds region in England. Recommended place to explore is Kinrinko lake

where is the landmark in Yufuin. Hot water gushes from the bottom of the lake, and hot steam

rises from its surface on a cold day.

 

Stay at Yufuin

  Type of Hotel : Japanese 

  Where to stay : Yufuin Onsen resort

 

Dinner

  Where to eat : Hotel

  What to eat :  Kaiseki dinner used local ingredients

 

  Kuju kogen Plateau

  Kokonoe yume 

  Otsurihashi

 

  Yunotshubo Avenue  

 Yufuin Floral Village

    Kinrinko lake

   Stay Yufuin

Local specialty & Souvenir in Yufuin and Beppu

Bungo beef, Shiikake muchroom, Seki aji ( horse mackerel), Seki saba (mackerel ), Chochu

Doango jiru (local cuisine), Rukyu( sea food local cuisine)

 


 

Day 6   Chikugo region

 
After breakfast, check out the Hotel. Drive to Chikugo region where is located southern 
part of Fukuoka spreading in the Kyushu’s largest Chikugo plain.
Visiting Ukiha Inari Shrine where breath taking scenery harmonizes with the Shrine ca be
enjoyed; . the 90 vermilion coloured Torii Gates stand on the 300 steps stairs is introduced
you from bottom area to the Shrine main building.Ukiha Inari Shrine.

Walking Shirakabe-dori Avenue where time-honored scenery, back to 100 years ago.

The avenue of houses with white wall were constructed about 100 years ago.

Lunch at featured Restaurant, Shirakabe where Japanese cuisines using best local

ingredients that vary by season can be enjoyed. The chef who makes that cuisines also

experienced the imperial family’s cook.

Visit Shochu Brewery produced Japanese distilled beverage Shochu which is less than

45% alcohol by volume.  The brewery can be visited and there is a tasting corner.

Drive to Fukuoka using Oita Expressway and Kyushu Expressway.

 

Stay in Fukuoka

  Type of Hotel : Western style

  Where to stay : around JR Hakata Station and Tenjin 

 

Dinner in Fukuoka

  Where to eat : around JR Hakata Station, Tenjin, Nakasu, Food Stall Yatai

  What to eat : various authentic Japanese cuisines, local specialities such as

  Hakara Ramen, Mizutaki and Motsunabe 

 

  Ukiha Inari Shrine 

   Ukiha Inari Shrine 

   Shirakabe-dori Avenue 

 

  Lunch at Shrakabe

    Shochu Brewery

    Stay Fukuoka


 

Day 7   Fukuoka

 

After breakfast, exploring Fukuoka.

Fukuoka is the biggest city in Kyushu and the energetic city bustling as the center

of Kyushu’s politics, economy, culture, fashion as well as tourism. Fukuoka has

many kind of fascinating tourist attractions and abundant tourism materials.

Enjoy your free time for sightseeing, shopping and eating.

 

Stay in Fukuoka

  Type of Hotel : Western style

  Where to stay : around JR Hakata Station and Tenjin 

 

Dinner in Fukuoka

  Where to eat : around JR Hakata Station, Tenjin, Nakasu

  What to eat : various authentic Japanese cuisines, local specialities such as

  Hakara Ramen, Mizutaki and Motsunabe 

 

       Fukuoka-city

     Tochoji temple

     Fukuoka Tower

 

           Tenjin 

  Canal City Hakata

  Food Stall, Yatai

Local specialty & Souvenir in Fukuoka 

Karashi mentaiko, Hakata textile, Hakata dool, Yame tea

 


 

Travelling route

 

 


 

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Yanagawa & Dazaifu one-day tour

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Exploring two popular destinations in Fukuoka-prefectureYanagawa and Dazaifu

starting Fukuoka using a private vehicle.

Drive to Yanagawa using Kyushu Expressway, Yanagawa is the former castle

town has a Japanese traditional townscape where located in the Chikugo plain

and facing to calm Ariake bay. At Yanagawa, enjoy canal boat cruise and local

cuisine Eel or Sea food.  After Yanagawa, drive to north and exploring Dazaifu

where about 1300 years ago, there was a government office to manage the

entire Kyushu and was known as the distant court from Kyoto. 

 


 

Tour condition
・Number of participant : maximum 8 person
・Tour date : as per your schedule
・Tour start and end place : Fukuoka
    Kitakyushu or any other places in Fukuoka-prefecture can be arranged if requested
Private vehicle is used. 
 

 
Tour Price
To be quoted as per customer’s condition such as number of participant
 

 
Overall Schedule 

・9:00 Depart Fukuoka

・Yanagawa 

 ・Lunch at  Yanagawa

・Dazaifu  

・17:00 Arrive Fukuoka

 


 

Where to explore
 
9:00 Depart Fukuoka, start of the tour
A Private vehicle driver will meets you at designated place such as Airport or Hotel
and then Yanagawa and Dazaifu tour is started.

 

Drive to Yanagawa using Kyushu Expressway via Kurume and Yame.

 

Yanagawa

The canal was used for the moat at castle town. The most recommended experience is 

Canal boat cruise that  to board a small boat called the Donkobune and slowly go down

the river skillfully maneuvered by a boatman with bamboo pole.  A 30minutes cruise

starting Okinohata and go around Ohana and Shotoen Garden is arranged.

  Canal boat cruise

  Canal boat cruise

  Ohana and Shotoen

  Garden

  Okinohata, Birthplace of

  Kitahara Hakushu  


 

Lunch : to be selected Eel or Sea food

Eel Cuisine : Yanagawa is the birthplace of Steamed Eel that has more than 300 years history. 

There are many restaurants which have their long history and each restaurants have been

keeping the traditional source and brand value.

Sea food Cuisine : Yanagawa is facing to Ariake Sea where many fresh and unique  fishes are 

caughtJapanese cuisines using local delicacies is also recommended. 

      Eel restaurant

    Eel cuisine 

     Sea food restaurant 

    Sea food cuisine


 

After lunch and wander about Okinohata and then drive to Dazaifu using Kyushu Expressway.

 


 

Dazaifu

After arriving Dazaifu, first what you can see is a large green square where is the Site of

Dazaifu Government Office that about 1300 years ago, there was a government office to

manage the entire Kyushu and was known as the distant court from Kyoto. And a private

vehicle is parked near Nishitetsu Dazaifu station. Walk to Dazaifu tenmangu Shrine through

Shrine approach path where the road leading to the Shrine is lined with many souvenir

shops unique to Japan including Starbucks and Umegae mochi shops.

Visit Dazaifu tenmangu shrine dedicated to the deity of learning. Many Japanese visit the

Shrine to pass the examination successfullyThe shrine is housed in a distinctive building,

with a sweeping roof of thatched bark and lacquered crimson beams dating back to the

seventeenth century.

 Site of Dazaifu

 Government Office

 Shrine approach path

         Ox statue

   Dazaifu tenmangu 

   Shrine


 

17:00 Arrive Fukuoka, end of the tour

 


 

Travelling route

 

 


 

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Takachiho one-day tour

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The tour is exploring Takachiho starting from Fukuoka using a private vehicle.

Takachiho offers dynamic and beautiful Takachiho Gorge and here is the birthplace of

Japanese mythology. It is the supposed site of legend where Amaterasu, the Shrine

Sun Goddess, disturbed by her brother’s cruel pranks, hid herself in a cave, prompting

the other gods and goddesses to try and lure her out. Enjoy the dynamic and beautiful

nature of Takachioho Gorge and find the roots of Japanese culture in the birth place of

Japanese mythology. 

 


 

Tour condition
・Number of participant : maximum 8 person
・Tour date :  please specify the date
・Tour start and end place : Fukuoka, please specify the place
    Kitakyushu or any other places in Fukuoka-prefecture can be arranged if requested
Private vehicle is used. 
 
Tour Price
To be quoted as per customer’s condition such as number of participant
 
Overall Schedule 

8:00 Start of the tour, depart Fukuoka

Transfer to Takachiho using Kyushu Expressway, 2 hours and 50 minutes 

Takachiho shrine 

lunch at Takachiho, Somen nagashi

Takachiho Gorge

Takachiho Gorge boat riding

Amano Iwato shrine

Transfer to Fukuoka using Kyushu Expressway

18:00 End of the tour, arrive at Fukuoka

 

 


 

Where to Explore 

 

8:00 Start of the tour
Private vehicle driver will meets you at designated place such as Airport or Hotel
and then Takachiho tour is started.
 
Drive to Kashima JCT using Kyushu Expressway via Tosu, Yame and Kumamoto, and then 

using Kyushu-Chuo Expressway to Yabe. Heading to Takashiho through the rural mountainous

area. 

Takachiho offers dynamic and beautiful Takachiho Gorge and here is the birthplace of

Japanese mythology. 

Exploring Takachiho Gorge where a narrow chasm cut through the rock by the Gokase River.  

The nearly sheer cliffs lining the gorge are made of slow forming volcanic basalt columns. 

 

Lunch : Local cuisine , Somen nagashi

Somen is a kind of noodle which is made by wheat and is usually eaten by dipping style. 

Somen nagashi is the way of eating Somen with waterslide traditionally made by bamboo

 like as video below. Nagashi means flowing.

 

Takachiho Gorge boat riding  is the most recommended activity at Takachiho Gorge that 

flows down the base of the gorge on a rental boat. The spot you can see waterfalls and

the columnar shaped valley together is rare in the world. 

The birth place of Japanese indigenous religion, Shinto.  Takachiho is the site of one of

the best known legends of Japanese mythology. In the story, Amaterasu, the Shinto

sun goddess, became so outraged by her brother’s cruel pranks that she hid herself in a 

cave,  refusing to come out and depriving the world of her life-giving light.

 

Return to Fukuoka using Kyushu-Chuo Expressway and Kyushu Expressway.

 

18:00 Arrive Fukuoka, end of the tour

 


 

Location of Takachiho

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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Nagasaki 2 days tour

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The tour is exploring Nagasaki starting from Fukuoka using a private vehicle.

The city has significant Japanese histories which creates unique cultures 

and atmosphere. Only the trading port during National isolation period, 

continue to faith of Christianity during ban period, contribute to Japan’s

industrial modernization, and experience of Atomic bomb.

 


 
Tour condition
・Number of participant : maximum 8 person
・Tour date :  please specify the date
・Tour start and end place : Fukuoka, please specify the place 
    Kitakyushu or any other places in Fukuoka-prefecture can be arranged if requested
Private vehicle is used 
 
Tour Price
To be quoted as per customer’s condition such as number of participant
 
Overall Schedule 

Day 1 : Depart Fukuoka  →  Exploring Nagasaki

             Peace Park, Glover Garden, Dejima, Mount Inasa 

Day 2 : Exploring Nagasaki

             Gunkan-jima island cruise, China Town

             Return to Fukuoka 

 


 

 Where to explore 

 

Day 1 

 

8:00 Depart Fukuoka, start of the tour

Private vehicle driver will meets you at designated place such as Airport or Hotel
and then Nagasaki tour is started.
Drive to Nagasaki using Kyushu Expressway and Nagasaki Expressway via Tosu and Takeo. 

Finally, when you go through a long tunnel of Nagasaki-Dejima Road, the wonderful view

of Nagasaki will be spread out in front of you.

 

Peace Park

First in Nagasaki, you will visit Ground Zero of Atomic bomb where is the place exploded

on Aug. 9, 1945 and Peace statue that was made to pray World Peace in Peace Park.

 

Lunch at China town

One of the big three China town in Japan, There are about 50 Chinese restaurants

and many Chinese sundries shops in there. Most recommendable cuisines are 

Chanpon and Sara-udon ;  those were originally created in Nagasaki. 

 

 

Glover Garden

Walking to Glover Garden through the Glover Street where many souvenir shops are lined

up on the both side of the street. Just before the entrance of Glover Garden, beautiful Oura

Cathedral can be seen which is listed on UNESCO World Heritage and is Japan’s oldest

Gothic-style Cathedral. Glover Garden is located on Minami-Yamate hill in Nagasaki-city,

Glover Garden has nine Western style buildings including the Glover’s Residence which is

also listed on UNESCO World Heritage; you can enjoy a beautiful scenery of Nagasaki Port.

 

Dejima

The place was the artificial island used as a Dutch trading port and it was only open gateway

to Europe during Japan’s National isolation of Edo period from 1641 until 1857. At that time,

many European technologies and cultures were introduced here through Dutch.

 

Night view from Mount Inasa

Drive to the Mount Inasa Slope car station and then go to top of Mount Inasa using

Slope car. Enjoy the night view from Mount Inasa which is chosen the three Major Night

View in Japan and the three Major Night View in the World along with Hong Kong and

Monaco. 

 

Stay in Nagasaki at Western style Hotel.

  Where to stay : around JR Nagasaki Station and around Ohato & Dejima tram Station 

Dinner in Nagasaki

  Where to eat : around JR Nagasaki Station and around Ohato & Dejima tram Station 

  What to eat : various authentic Japanese cuisines, Sea food caught around Nagasaki,

  Chinese food    


 

Day 2 

 

After breakfast, check out the Hotel and transfer to Nagasaki Port by the chartered vehicle.

 

Gunkan-jima island cruise  / Hashima Coal Mine

Hashima coal mining island is an artificial reclaimed island and the site of Japan’s first major 

undersea coal exploitation pioneered by Mitsubishi,  and is located 3 km southwest of Takashima.

The site has been registered on UNESCO World Heritages. Now Hashima is a ruins called

“Gunkanjima”.

 

Lunch at Dejima Wharf

Elegant international & domestic tourist harbour. Made up of around 20 unique shops and

restaurants lined up at the water front, offering various choices such Japanese, Western,

and Italian cuisine, to beauty salons, outdoor shops and more.

 

Return to Fukuoka using Nagasaki Expressway and Kyushu Expressway.

 

16:00 Arrive Fukuoka, end of the tour

 


 

Map of Nagasaki

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Gunkan-jima island cruise

 

 

 


 

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Itoshima one-day tour

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Exploring Itoshima starting from Fukuoka-city using a private vehicle.

Itoshima is a resort town located next to Fukuokacity and facing Genkai 

Sea ; the dynamic wave makes beautiful coast line scenery, and on the

other side is surrounded majestic Seburi mountain  range makes beautiful 

country side landscape.

 


 
Tour condition
・Number of participant : maximum 8 person
・Tour date :  please specify the date
・Tour start and end place : Fukuoka, please specify the place
    Kitakyushu or any other places in Fukuoka-prefecture can be arranged if requested
・Private vehicle is used
 
Tour Price
To be quoted as per customer’s condition such as number of participant
 
Overall Schedule 

9:00 Depart Fukuoka
Sakurai Futamigaura

Mataichino shio 

Keya Cave cruise

Lunch at Isonoya , Seafood restaurant

Sake brewery, Suginoya

Raizan Sennyoji temple 

Shopping, local market Ito saisai

17:30 Arrive  Fukuoka

 


 

Where to Explore     

 

9:00 Start of the tour

Private vehicle driver will meets you at designated place such as Airport or Hotel

and Itoshima tour is started.

 

Sakurai Futamigaura

A beautiful sunset scenic spot at Genkai Sea. Located in Genkai Quasi-National Park. The married rock is connected by the large Shimenawa

with 30 metre length and 1 ton weight. Male rock is 11.8 metre high

and Female rock is 11.2 metre height.

Mataichino shio

The salt making plant by the ancient production method. A salt and a

magnesium chloride are produced with Genkai sea water. 

Keya Cave cruise

The most largest basalt cave in Japan consist of octagon and hexagon

columnar joints. The entrance of the cave is 64 metre high and 10 metre

width and the depth is 90 metre. It is designated as one of three major

Basalt caves in Japan.

 

Lunch at Isonoya Featured seafood restaurant, Isonoya. Special

seafood dish used fresh fishes caught in the Genkai Sea can be enjoyed.

Sake brewery, Suginoya

There is the tasting corner, let’s sample sake. Sake is unique Japanese

liquor made by fermenting rice. Suginoya was founded in 1870 in Itoshima

Raizan Sennyo-ji temple

One of the most famous temple in Fukuoka-prefecture known for being a

great place for cherry blossom viewing in spring, and many people visit in

the autumn to see the fall foliage. The temple was founded  thein 725, Nara

period by Seiga, who come from India as a priest during the period.

17:30 Arrive Fukuoka, end of the tour

 


 

Location of Itoshima

 

 


 

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Fukuoka one-day tour

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Exploring the traditional area of Fukuoka using a private vehicle. First, travelling

Hakata Old Town where is the first gateway and prospered as the largest trading port

in medieval Japan, and enjoy Hakata Ramen for lunch. Visit Seaside Momochi where

is water-front resort facing to Hakata bay. Final destination is Fukuoka Castle Ruins

to feel Japanese culture in Edo period when Japan was isolated from oversea countries.

 


 
Tour condition
・Number of participant : maximum 8 person
・Tour date : as per your schedule
・Tour start and end place : Fukuoka
    Kitakyushu or any other places in Fukuoka-prefecture can be arranged if requested
Private vehicle is used. 
 

 
Tour Price
To be quoted as per customer’s condition such as number of participant
 

 
Overall Schedule 
・9:00 Start of the tour 
・Hakata Old Town
・Lunch, Hakata Ramen
・Seaside Momochi
・Fukuoka Castle Ruins
・16:00 End of the tour

 


 
Where to explore
 
9:00 Start of the tour
A Private vehicle driver will meets you at designated place such as Airport or Hotel
and the Fukuoka tour is started.

 

Hakata Old Town

The first gateway and prospered as the largest trading port in medieval Japan. About a

10-minute walk from Hakata Station, Hakata Old Town is home to many temples and shrines

where you can feel about Fukuoka’s medieval history, traditions and culture.

Wander about Hakata Old Town, first visit Tochoji Temple that was founded in 806 by Kobo-daishi

Kukai and it is the oldest temple of the Shingon sect in Japan.

Next visit is Hakata Machiya Furusatokan ; it is a folk museum depicts the life and culture

of Hakata Fukuoka.  And then Kushida Shrine where one of the most exciting summer

festival in Kyushu,Hakata Gion Yamakasais held in the shrine in July.  Enjoying shopping

at Kawabata-dori Shopping Street where is a Japanese traditional Shopping Street where

you can find a lot of Cool Japan.

       Tochiji Temple

   Hakata Machiya

   Furusatokan 

    Kushida Shrine 

  Kawabata-dori Shopping

  Street


 

Lunch

Enjoy Hakata Ramen that is a local cuisine in Fukuoka, usually made with white soup

from pork bone and thin noodles. 

   

 

Seaside Momochi

Seaside Momochi is the water-front resort area, only a 15 minute drive from Tenjin in the centre. 

The park is surrounded by Fukuoka Tower and high rise contemporary buildings, all of which help

make a modern urban landscape.

Fukuoka tower that is one of the must visit spots is the 234 metre high Fukuoka Tower. It  is

the highest coastal tower in Japan and is covered with 8000 two way mirrors. The observation
room offers a breath taking and spectacular 360 degree panoramic view of Fukuoka-city and
Hakata Bay.

     Fukuoka Tower 

    View from Fukuoka

    Tower

     Seaside Momochi

     Seaside Momochi


 

Fukuoka Castle Ruins

Fukuoka castle, was built in 1601.  Part of stone wall and canal, and the Tamon tower are still

left intact as they were back then. There is also a nice view of the city from the former main

Parts of the castle’s former moats were used to construct nearby Ohori koen Park.

     Ohori koen Park 

   Fukuoka Castle Ruins 

     Castle’s moats

   Observatory of Castle 

16:00 End of the tour, arrive the Hotel in Fukuoka
 

 

Map of Fukuoka   

 

 

 


 

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Kitakyushu one-day tour

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Exploring Kitakyushu starting from Fukuoka-city using a private vehicle.

Kitakyushu is the second largest city in Kyushu and World leading Environmental Future city,

and blessed with spectacular & stunning nature. The city is the Industrial Innovation city greatly

contributed to Japan’s Industrial modernization. Now Kitakyushu offers a lot of sightseeing spots

such as scenic beauty places, UNESCO World Heritage of Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial

Revolution , Industrial heritages, placed introduce cultures of people living there, and various

historic sites

 


 
Tour condition
・Number of participant : maximum 8 person
・Tour date :  please specify the date
・Tour start and end place : Fukuoka-city, please specify the place
    Kitakyushu or any other places in Fukuoka-prefecture can be arranged if requested
・Private vehicle is used 
 
Tour Price
To be quoted as per customer’s condition such as number of participant
 

 

 
Overall Schedule

8:30 Depart Fukuoka-city

Transfer to Kitakyushu-city 

Mount Sarakura 

Visit Higashida

   Higashida No.1 Blast Furnace

   UNESCO World Heritage /  First Head Office of the Steel Works  

Lunch Local cuisines

Visit Kokokura Castle

Explore Mojiko Retro

Kanmon Pedestrian tunnel 

Transfer to Fukuoka-city by vehicle through Kanmon Bridge

17:30 Arrive Fukuoka-city

 

 

Where to explore              
 

8:30 Start of the tour

Private vehicle driver will meet you at designated place such as Airport or Hotel

and then Kitakyushu tour is started.

 

Mount Sarakura

The height of the mountain is 622 meters from sea level. At the top you are presented

with a magnificent and spectacular view of Kitakyushu. ​In 10 minutes, you can reach

the summit from the Cable Car Station using the Cable car and the Slope car. 

Higashida No.1 Blast Furnace

Only the Blast  Furnace in the world which preserved as it was. The birth place where 

Japan’s steel industry began in 1901. It contributed greatly to the development of the 

Japanese steel industry and was used until 1972and has been preserved just as it was.

First Head Office of the Steel Works  / UNESCO World Heritage  

Built in 1899, ahead of production facilities. It is an architectural fusion of Japanese

and European design, a two story red brick building with bilateral  symmetry and a

central dome set in a Japanese tile roof.

 

Kokura Castle

Kitakyushu’s landmark Kokura Castle. Fukuoka–prefecture only in Japan is 

selected by CNN Travel as one of the top 19 places to visit in 2019.  And

the Photo of Kokura Castle is used for introducing Fukuoka-prefecture.

The Castle  located within a walking distance of JR Kokura Station.

 

Mojiko Retro

Dr. Albert Einstein awarded Nobel Prize in Physic visited Moji in 1922, and

he acclaimed that everything could see were Arts. The exotic district of Mojiko

Retro is visited by more  than 2 million tourists a year.

Konamon Pedestrian tunnel

Only the place in the world !   You can cross the strait on foot.  The Kanmon

Strait, separating Honshu and Kyushu, is a very beautiful and busy waterway

with as many as 700 small and large ships a day passing through it. the

Kanmon Pedestrian Tunnel, which enables people to  cross on foot.

17:30 Arrive Fukuoka-city, end of the tour

 


 

Map of Kitakyushu

 

 

 

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