Kyushu Explorer

13 days
FROM £ 2854
Countries Visited: Japan

Kyushu Explorer

Explore the ruins of majestic Fukuoka castle with an expert guide
Discover Nagasaki’s most interesting historic sites
Experience one of the world’s finest night-time views
Head down the coast and off the beaten path to historic samurai towns
Savour the region’s freshest seafood and local produce
Row along spectacular Takachiho Gorge
Trek the mossy paths of subtropical Yakushima Island
Pay your respects to a 3,000 year old tree!
Relax in a seaside hot spring resort

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Holiday Itinerary

DAY 1 - 2

Fukuoka grew from a castle town and its nearby port into the largest city on Kyushu island, and one of the oldest in Japan, known throughout the country as being the home of Zen Buddhism. The contrast between its two historic areas can be seen as you wander along the beaches at the redeveloped harbour area, and the waterways of Canal City, enjoying the museums, restaurants and futuristic skyline. The city is actually closer to Seoul than Tokyo, and shares many cultural ties with Korea and China. The result is most obvious in the city's diverse cuisine!

DAY 3 - 4

Nagasaki boasts one of the world’s most stunning harbours, its deep waters favourable for international trade and sustaining Japan’s link to the outside world for over 400 years. For superb (and potentially vertigo-inducing) views over the city, take the cable car up Mount Inasa - it’s impressive during the day, and magical at night.

DAY 5 - 6

Kumamoto's majestic samurai-era castle used to be considered impregnable, from its construction in the 1460s right up to 1877, when parts of it were destroyed by unhappy samurai who had armed themselves with cannon. These days, the fieriest encounter you’ll have in Kumamoto is with the local delicacy – lotus root stuffed with mustard. The city’s cuisine is known for its high quality produce and seafood, thanks to its coastal location and the region’s rich agriculture. And despite the samurai, the castle is still one of the most impressive in Japan...
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  • English speaking, local guide
  • All accommodation listed
  • All train tickets and rail passes as listed
  • Luggage forwarding service as listed
  • 4G Wi-Fi To Go Package
  • Any domestic flights listed (unless marked otherwise)
  • All admission fees at attractions, temples and activities as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All meals listed
  • International flight reconfirmation
Not Included: Flights to/from Asia, Entry visas, International airport departure taxes, Any meals not listed in the itinerary, Drinks (other than water on activity days), Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, tips etc.), Travel insurance, All other services not listed in 'inclusive', Any Covid testing or certification required for travel and/or quarantine costs.

Price Guide

Price per person starts from £2,534 based on two people sharing.

Price depends on the season of travel and availability at time of booking. Price per person reduces if there are more than two people travelling. We will provide a tailormade quote based on your dates and requirements - please complete an enquiry form below so that we can put you in touch directly with one of our Asia specialists. 

We provide private tailormade guided holidays - this means that you will not be expected to share guides or transport for the duration of your visit. You can start your holiday on the day you choose.

International Flights   We can easily arrange international flights for you as required. Please contact us so we can provide an accurate tailor-made costing based on your travel dates, availability, cabin/route/airline preferences and special offers.

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