Luxury Train Tour [Fukuoka, Nagasaki, Unzen, Kumamoto, Yufuin, Miyazaki, Kagoshima, Aso]

Product Code: JLTT
From £ 9,480 /pp

[Assisted] 10 days

This tour is a unique opportunity to enjoy the beauty of Kyushu gliding through it's landscape on Japan's most luxurious train. The Seven Star Cruise Train In Kyushu.

The train made its debut in October 2013 and is extremely popular, often sold out!

The train has fourteen guest rooms (12 suites and 2 exclusive deluxe suites), a dining car, and a lounge with bar (used as a relaxation area during the day and for entertainment in the evening) are all fitted with fine woods, elegant fabrics and beautifully decorated with ceramics from Kyushu. All aboard for the delicious cuisine, sourced locally and full of the flavours of Kyushu.

The tour is for 9 days - 4 days on-board the train and 6 nights in hand picked wonderful hotels.

You will also visit Kakiemon Pottery the company who produced the ceramic detail for the train. Have lunch at a Michelin-starred Japanese restaurant, take a boat trip to Battleship Island and enjoy an Edo-style meal at the restaurant inside the grounds of Kumamoto Castle. En-route you will have the opportunity to participate in various optional excursions including a visit to Mount Aso the largest active volcano in Japan and to Yufuin, a town famed for its natural hot spring spas.

Included in this tour:

☑ All Nippon Airways (ANA) flights BUSINESS CLASS

☑ Accommodation (sharing twin/double room)

☑ All rail and bus fares detailed in the itinerary

☑ Meals, alcoholic beverages on the SEVEN STARS IN KYUSHU (excludes vintage wine and champagne)

☑ Sightseeing costs

☑ ATOL protection

30 JulyDepart London Heathrow on ANA flight at 19:35.
31 JulyArrive to Haneda Airport at 15:15.
Depart from Haneda Airport on ANA at 17:00.
Arrive to Fukuoka Airport at 18:50.
Please make your own way to the hotel by taxi.
Accommodation in Fukuoka: Hotel Okura Fukuoka
1 AugustVisit world-famous Kakiemon pottery and have lunch at Michelin-starred restaurant "Yaowa". 
Enjoy boat cruise through Nagasaki's "99 Islands" Kujukushima. 
In the evening, you can join to go up Mount Inasa for an amazing view of Nagasaki Bay at night. Enjoy teppanyaki meal at your hotel later.
Accommodation in Nagasaki: Garden Terrace Hotel Nagasaki
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
2 AugustCruise to Hashima (Battleship Island), the island in James Bond film “Skyfall”. Visit symbolic places for world peace in Nagasaki City - Nagasaki Peace Park and Atomic Bomb Museum. Continue the city sightseeing (Clover Garden, Dejima, etc.). Then transfer to Unzen, famous hot spring resort, where you can see hot water and gases spout out of the earth.
Accommodation in Unzen: Unzen Kanko Hotel
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
3 AugustTake a ferry to Kumamoto, visit Kumamoto Castle and Suizenji Park. At your lunch at "Honmaru Gozen" you will be served meal that duplicating what samurai-class royalties might have had for their meal in old times.
Accommodation in Kumamoto: Kumamoto Nikko Hotel
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
4 August08:42 Take a Bullet Train, arriving in Fukuoka at 09:15.
Welcome ceremony.
11:20 Start your journey on the SEVEN STARS IN KYUSHU. 
14:00 Arrive to Yufuin station. You have free time in Yufuin or you can join a tour of Yufuin (approx. 4 hours) or have a tea time on board of the train. 
Enjoy a special dinner menu served on the train while enjoying the views.
23:00 Depart from Yufuin station. 
Accommodation: Suite room on the SEVEN STARS IN KYUSHU
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
5 August09:40 Arrive to Miyazaki station. You can have a brief tour of Miyazaki or have tea on board of the train. 
12:00 Departure from Minami Miyazaki station.
Arrive to Hayato station. Transfer to your hotel to stay overnight. Bathe in a soothing hot spring at your hotel.
Accommodation in Kirishima: Wasurenosato Gajoen
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
6 AugustThere is an opportunity to plant a memorial tree at the beautiful “Tenku no Mori” private resort.
14:00 Depart from Hayato station. 15:00 Arrive to Kagoshima station. In the afternoon, you can choose an optional plan from either taking a stroll at the Japanese garden and making a kaleidoscope or painting at the Chin Jukan, which is a famous pottery kiln. In the evening, enjoy dinner on board of the train. 
Depart from Kagoshima station. 
Accommodation: Suite room on the SEVEN STARS IN KYUSHU
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
7 August06:00 Arrive to Aso station. Breakfast will be served in a special room at Aso station, from which you can enjoy the scenic views of Mt Aso. You can join morning bus tour. 10:00 Depart from Aso station. To end the journey, a farewell event will be held on the train. 17:30 Arrive back to Fukuoka. 
Accommodation in Fukuoka: Grand Hyatt Fukuoka
Breakfast Lunch
8 AugustPlease make your own way to Fukuoka Airport by taxi.
08:00 Depart from Fukuoka Airport on ANA at 08:00
Arrive to Tokyo Haneda Airport at 09:45 
Depart from Tokyo Haneda Airport at 11:40
Arrive to London Heathrow Airport at 16:10

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