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Spring Breeze in Kyushu 8D6N


Takachiho Gorge

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Highlights

Seasonal Scenery:
Sakura viewing at Yanagawa River Cruise, Yutoku Inari Shrine, Glover Garden, Kumamoto Castle (Outside), Josaien, Yufuin Street & Lake Kinrin, Beppu Umijigoku & Oniishi Bouzu Jigoku

Unique experiences:
Bamboo Basket Making Experience, Strawberry Picking, Hakata Doll Painting Experience

Sightseeing & Shopping Experiences:
Sake Brewery, Takachiho Gorge, Shirakawa Suigen, Kusasenri, Yame Chuo Tea Plantation

Special Gourmet Delights:
Sumptuous Japanese multi-course dinner Japanese Kaiseki or buffet in Ryokans/Hotels, local delights at the restaurant

Hotel / Ryokan Stays:
02 nights of authentic Japanese Onsen experience in Aso & Beppu. 04 nights of centrally located hotel in Nagasaki, Kumamoto & Fukuoka

Details

Departure date
19, 21, 23 Mar 2021
Tour length
8 days 6 nights
Visit
Yanagaw,a Kashima, Nagasaki, Shimabara, Kumamoto, Takachiho, Aso, Yufuin, Beppu, Tanushimaru, Yame, Fukuoka
Tour guide
Experienced Trilingual Guide
From S$ 3,188*

Our WOW! Promises


Right group size for Quality Travel (<= 30 passengers)

Experienced Trilingual Guide (English, Mandarin, Japanese) Accompanying the entire tour

Premium Selection of Hotels & Ryokan (with onsen)

Organized & Well-paced itinerary

Comfortable big coaches

Authentic Japanese gourmet food & Cultural experiences

Day 1 ---

Singapore 新加坡
Assemble at Changi Airport for Check in

SQ656 SIN-FUK 0120-0820

 

Day 2 On boardLD

Fukuoka – Yanagawa – Kashima - Nagasaki 福岡 - 柳川 - 鹿島 - 長崎
ANA Crowne Plaza Nagasaki Gloverhill or similar / Western room

Upon arrival at Fukuoka Airport, coach transfer to Yanagawa city. Take the Yanagawa River Boat Ride (30mins). This boat passes by various rural places in the city so enjoy the beautiful scenery alongside the unique environment. After that, proceed to a local restaurant for lunch [Steamed Eel Set]. After lunch, visit Yutoku Inari Shrine (祐徳稲荷神社). This Shrine is known for its vermillion-lacquered main shrine building, built on a slope, and is sometimes called the Nikko of Chinzei. Next, visit Sake Brewery and have a sake tasting. Finally, transfer to Nagasaki for hotel check-in and enjoy your dinner at the hotel.

Day 3. Yutoku Inari Shrine

Day 3 BL-

Nagasaki – Shimabara- Kumamoto 長崎 - 島原 - 熊本
Hotel Nikko Kumamoto or similar / Western room

After breakfast, visit Glover Garden(グラバー園), an open-air museum in Nagasaki that consists of nine western style homes built between 1868 and 1912. It exhibits the mansion of several of the city’s former foreign residents and related buildings. After lunch [Guzouni & Tempura Set], move on to Shimabara Port (島原港) to take the Ferry to Kumamoto (熊本) (around 30min). Upon arrival, proceed to the Kumamoto Castle (Outside), which is considered to be one of the three most famous castles in Japan and bustling with numerous tourists throughout the year. Continue your journey to visit Josaien (城彩苑). Located at the foot of Kumamoto Castle, it brings together 23 shops selling specialty items unique to Kumamoto Prefecture. Thereafter, transfer to the hotel for check-in. Tonight, dinner will be under your own arrangement.

Day 4 BLD

Kumamoto – Takachiho – Aso 熊本 - 高千穂 - 阿蘇
Aso Plaza Hotel or similar / Japanese room ♨️

This morning, transfer to Takachiho and visit Takachiho Gorge(高千穂峡). It is a V-shaped gorge created by the Gokase River. Red-tinted precipitous cliffs rising up on both sides of the gorge extend for a long distance. Next, proceed to a local restaurant for lunch. After lunch, transfer to Aso and visit Shirakawa Suigen. This is the most well-known of a cluster of mineral water springs that bubble up in the southern part of the Aso region called ‘Minami Aso’.  Following a visit to Kusasenri. Kusasenri is located in the perfect location to gaze at the smokey Nakadake Peak of Mt. Aso. At the end of the day, transfer back to the hotel to check-in and enjoy your dinner [Japanese Kaiseki] at the hotel restaurant.

Day 5 BLD

Aso – Yufuin – Beppu 阿蘇 - 由布院 - 別府
Beppu Sansuikan or similar / Japanese room ♨️

This morning, start your day at Yufuin Yunotsubo Street(湯の坪街道) and Lake Kinrin and explore more about this rural little onsen town by yourself. After lunch [Grilled Chicken Set] at a local restaurant, continue your journey to Beppu. Today, you will get to experience making a small basket of Bamboo in Beppu. Besides that, Beppu is also famous for its unique and numerous hot springs. There are several thermal vents that produced water too hot for hot springs, make up a unique part of Japan – its 8 “Hells”. Among these, you will visit two hells, which is Sea Hell(海地獄)and Oniishi Bozu Hell(鬼石坊主地獄). Finally, transfer to the Beppu hotel for check-in. Tonight, enjoy your dinner [Japanese Kaiseki] at the hotel.

Lake Kinrin

Day 6 BL-

Beppu – Tanushimaru – Yame – Fukuoka別府 - 田主丸 - 八女 - 福岡
Nishitetsu Grand Hotel or similar / Western room

This morning, the Japanese orchard awaits you. Enjoy the Fruit Picking (Strawberry) which is just in season! This afternoon, lunch is Bento Box. After lunch, visit Yame Chuo Tea Plantation, a 70-year-old tea plantation located in the Yame region in Fukuoka.
Thereafter, transfer to Fukuoka city. After the hotel check-in, free at your own leisure until dinner time. Tonight, your dinner will be served at a local restaurant.

Day 7 BL-

Fukuoka 福岡
Nishitetsu Grand Hotel or similar / Western room

This morning,  you will have a Hakata Doll Painting Experience. After that, proceed to a local restaurant for lunch [Western Buffet]. After lunch, transfer back to Hakata city. Enjoy your dinner during your free and easy time in Hakata city.

Day 8 B--

Fukuoka – Singapore福岡 - 新加坡

SQ655 FUK-SIN 0945-1530

After breakfast, free at your own leisure until departure.

Bid farewell to Fukuoka this morning as we depart for Singapore. We hope that you have enjoyed this vacation with JTB and we look forward to helping you create your next perfect moments, always!

*All the photos are for illustration purposes only
* The itinerary is subject to change due to weather condition
* Meals indicated are for reference only and are subject to change
* Flight schedule is subject to change
* Sakura viewing locations are dependent on weather conditions


19, 21, 23 Mar 2021 (15-20 pax) (Land Only)
From S$ 3,188*

Tax & Fuel Surcharge: $S * (Subject to changes)  


This tour package is subject to change without prior notice.
Minimum 15 persons are required to form a group. A Tour Manager will be with the group for the entire tour.
Triple-sharing rooms’ size might be similar to Twin rooms’ (Twin bed + 1 extra bed).
Accommodation is based on twin-sharing basis.
Activities available are subject to weather conditions.
Package price does not include the associated taxes and surcharges.
Guide and driver service fee of JPY800 per day (adult/child) is applicable.
Please approach our travel consultants for more details and other terms and conditions.


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