6 days 5 nights
Arabic, Chinese, English, Francais, Indonesia
Start and end in Fukuoka! With the Adventure tour Kyushu Adventure!, you have a 6 days tour package taking you through Fukuoka, Japan and 3 other destinations in Japan. Kyushu Adventure! includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
Come with us to explore Kyushu and its wonders!
Start with Fukuoka and try the best food, from the Hakata Ramen to mentaiko. Visit Kumamoto Castle, considered one of the most beautiful castle is Japan. Discover Beppu and its natural hot springs gushing out of the ground for more than a 1,000 years. Along with Matsuzaka Beef and Kobe Beef, Saga Beef is one of the most appreciated brands in the country.
As the sun sets for the evening, these yatai begin to pop up all over the citys streets with their bright lights and shop curtains for a lively, dynamic sight you will only find in Fukuoka.
Concentrated primarily in the Tenjin, Nakasu, and Nagahama areas, you can find yatai offering a wide variety of cuisines and alcoholic beverages, such as Hakatas famous tonkotsu (pork-bone broth) ramen, oden (variety of foods in hot broth often consumed in winter), gyoza (Chinese dumplings), tempura, as well as original dishes.
Yatai create the perfect atmosphere for socializing with shopkeepers, regular customers, and fellow travelers alike. Check out yatai to get to know the warm-hearted nature of the locals and feel like a local yourself!
Today explore the city with your guide. Start with the Tochoji Temple, where you’ll find the biggest wooden Buddha In Japan and a beautiful five-storied Pagoda. Build in the year 757, the Kushida Shrine is the oldest temple in Fukuoka and local often pray here for business prosperity and a long life. Continue to Ohori Park, designated as a Registered Monument of Japan, and Yusentei Park, the first Japanese Garden in Fukuoka to be centered on a lake.
In about 1 hour ride reach Yanagawa. Known primarily for its hundreds of kilometers of canals, and this is what pulls in the tourists, Yanagawa was originally a farming village, and the canals were built hundreds of years ago for irrigation. They have since been restored and today are plied by donkobune--low flat boats powered by a man with a pole - that take tourists on short cruises known as kawakudari (going down the river) around the town.
The construction of Kumamoto Castle in the early 1600s took seven years, and it was designed by Kato Kiyomasa, the local feudal lord (daimyo). Kato was well known for his castle design skills, and his fortifications were highly regarded for their strategic effectiveness. Less than 50 years after its construction, the castle and surrounding area were taken from the Kato clan and given to the Hosokawa clan which ruled the area from Kumamoto Castle for the next two centuries.
Mount Aso is an active volcano in the center of Kyushu. Its ancient caldera ranks among the world's largest, with a diameter of up to 25 kilometers and a circumference of over 100 kilometers. In the center of the caldera stand the mountain's active volcanic peaks, including Mount Nakadake, whose spectacular crater is easily accessible to tourists by toll road or ropeway.
Transfer by car to Takachiho area and enjoy a off-season cerimonial dance performance, known as Takachiho Kagura
Start the day by exploring Takachiho Gorge, 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 which resemble the scales of a dragon where the stone twisted and flowed as it formed.
Next stop is Kokonoe “Yume” Otsurihashi, a 390 meters long, 173 meters high suspension bridge, know as the “Walkway in the Sky”.
End the day with a walking tour in Yufuin and wonder through the narrow streets, before reaching Beppu for the night.
The name, Jigoku (hell), was derived from the fact that the site is unapproachable, because of fumarolic gas of around 100 degrees. Its onsen eggs (eggs boiled in the hot spring) and Jigoku Mushiyaki Pudding (Pudding steamed in the Hell) are popular for visitors.
Next step is a visit to Rakanji Temple, build about 700 years ago on top of a mountain. It is claimed to have 3,700 stone Buddhas, several caves and many preserved scriptures.
Head back to Hakata in the evening, where you’ll enjoy a delicious teppanyaki dinner and try the famous Saga Beef, known as one of the most high-quality beef in Japan.
If time allows, have some free time in the morning to explore Hakata area on your own for some last minute shopping and souvenir hunting.
Private transfer to Fukuoka International Airport in time for your flight.