ViaJapan Holidays is pleased to offer this unique tour to Kyushu - a side of Japan not seen by many visitors - where you can
enjoy history, tradition and nature
alongside modern, urban environments.
You can extend your stay to visit more of Japan of course; the following options are also available:
Kyushu Tour plus Hiroshima and Kyoto
Kyushu Tour plus Hiroshima, Kyoto, Hakone and Tokyo
Each tour commences from Fukuoka, one of the most cosmopolitan and internationalised cities in Japan, worth visiting for its contemporary architecture, delicious local ramen (egg noodles in broth) and vibrant nightlife.
Your second stop is Nagasaki, a port city that spreads all the way up along the steep slope of a mountain and is surrounded by the beautiful Nagasaki Bay. Despite the tragic events of the war, Nagasaki has plenty of activities, state-of-the-art museums, delicious food, and natural beauty for you to enjoy. You could also visit the resort of Hius Ten Bosch, with its magnificent flower beds and attractions.
Next, travel on the high-speed Bullet Train to the city of Kagoshima, an old castle town that is often called ''Naples of the Orient'', because of the city's bright sunshine, blue sky and beautiful ocean. Take a ferry trip to admire the spectacular active volcano Sakurajima.
Another must-see is Kumamoto and its castle, famous for its curved stonewalls known as musha-gaeshi, designed to prevent enemy attack. Suizenji jojuen Garden is unique for its unusually large-scale design featuring models of Mt. Fuji, Lake Biwa and other outstanding landscapes of Japan.
Continue on to the largest hot spring resort in Western Japan - Beppu. Hot spring bathing is a natural luxury for the Japanese, and you can experience this pleasure in your traditional inn later in the evening.
Finally take a train to Fukuoka; from here either fly back to the UK or continue your journey to Hiroshima, Kyoto, Hakone and Tokyo, taking in the most famous sightseeing destinations of Japan.
Your hotels will be ideally located to give you easy access to any of the sites you wish to visit. Make the most of your trip with the convenience of the JR Kyushu Rail Passes giving you unlimited travel on all Kyushu Japan Rail network.
How to book:
Call us on 020 7484 3328 or email us and ask for the Kyushu Tour.
If you book this offer you agree to be bound to H.I.S. Travel / ViaJapan Holidays terms and conditions.
Please note: to give you these great prices we will offer the best available fares - which means we can only hold seats for a maximum of 72 hours before we must issue airline tickets, and after that we must requote your holiday price (subject to availability).
Therefore to book this tour we require payment of the full price for the flights plus a deposit of £150 per person; both are non-refundable.
Our standard terms and conditions apply to the rest of the package components.
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** Please note that prices for the tours will be significantly higher during 27th April- 5th May and 15th July - 31st August due to high season and limited seat availability. Please contact us to discuss your options.
Departures: Wednesday, Friday (from 3rd April 2013 until further notice)
Tour Time: 10 days / 9 nights
Meals: breakfast daily, 2 dinners
The price is based on 2 people sharing twin/double rooms. Please contact us for single supplement
Accommodation: hotels and traditional inns (ryokan) as detailed in the itinerary. We may change the hotel (within the same grade) in the case that the stated hotel is unavailable.
Transfers: flights and transfers included, as detailed in the itinerary
Please note that this is a self-guided tour, but a detailed itinerary will be provided to assist you.
For hotel upgrades, extra nights and extension to other destinations, please contact us.
All information and pricing correct as of 1st of February, 2013.