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8 DAYS SPLENDID KYUSHU & ONSEN TRAIL

Nagasaki, Unzen, Kumamoto, Takachiho, Mount Aso, Kurokawa, Beppu, Kunisaki Peninsula & Fukuoka

Family Travel, Multi-Generation

Highlights

  • Explore Kyushu’s onsen trails with its surreal caldera and charming towns
  • Row across the scenic Takachiho Gorge flanked by dense forest and waterfalls
  • Gourmet experience at Kuju winery and experience shiitake mushroom picking
  • Immerse in the lesser-known, atmospheric temples of Kunisaki Peninsula
  • Insightful atomic bomb history in Nagasaki with optional Battleship Island visit

A land blessed with cinematic volcano explosion from 10,000 years ago, Kyushu is left behind with a legacy of sweeping gorges, deep Japanese mythology and many quaint hot spring towns to uncover.

Gain insights into the deeply-entrenched history of Nagasaki’s atomic bomb history, Battleship Island’s deserted ruins and the off-beat Kunisaki Peninsula with its atmospheric temples and samurai district.

For gourmet lovers, there are plenty of delicious seafood, winery and we pay a special visit to Oita prefecture which accounts for 40% Japanese shiitake production!

From

SGD 5,980 Per Person

8 Days 7 Nights
Suitable for Family

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 01 Arrival in Nagasaki

Arrival in Nagasaki
Nagasaki
Nil (Dinner is also included if you stay at i+Land Nagasaki)

If flight arrival time permits, experience Gunkanjima Cruise & Landing (40m boat ride + 1h landing; available in Japanese language only). You will follow government-mandated route across the deserted Battleship Island for a glimpse of the urban decay, though guests are not allowed to get close to the ruins for safety reasons.

If you are arriving from Fukuoka with extra time, we can instead enjoy Yanagawa boat cruise across the castle town which is renowned as the Venice of Kyushu and seasonal photo stop at Omura Tsutsuji to view Japanese azalea (mid-April only).

Day 02 Nagasaki

Nagasaki
Nagasaki
Breakfast included (Dinner is also included if you stay at i+Land Nagasaki)

Enjoy full day Nagasaki orientation visiting the Nagasaki Peace Park & Ground Zero where the atomic bomb took place, the Bomb Museum, the open-air Glover Garden with former Western merchant mansions and panoramic city view, Japan’s longest cable-stayed bridge at Megami Bridge before your evening ascent to the 333m high Mount Inasa for bird’s eye view of the spectacular Nagasaki.

Day 03 Nagasaki / Unzen / Kumamoto / Takachiho

Nagasaki / Unzen / Kumamoto / Takachiho
Takachiho
Breakfast included (Dinner is also included if you stay at Ryokan Shinsen)

Drive 1.5h to explore Unzen Onsen’s hot spring fields. Continue 45m to Shimabara port for your 30m ferry to Kumamoto, where you will visit the impressive Kumamoto Castle which had survived the centuries since 1607. Thereafter, transfer to Takachiho to rest.

Day 04 Takachiho

Takachiho
Takachiho
Breakfast included (Dinner is also included if you stay at Ryokan Shinsen)

Visit Takachiho Shrine nestled among tall cedar groves, the Amanoiwato Shrine near the cave where Shinto sun goddess Amaterasu went into hiding, take a leisure Takachiho Gorge self-rowing boat through the narrow chasm, cascading waterfall and dense green foliage. If you would like, you can enjoy Yokagura Night Dance (8-9pm) re-enacting scenes from Japanese mythology by masked dancers.

 

Day 05 Takachiho / Mount Aso / Kurokawa

Takachiho / Mount Aso / Kurokawa
Kurokawa
Breakfast & Dinner included

Drive to Kusasenri to see the Mount Aso Crater (if gas toxicity level permits). Its massive 75-mile caldera circumference is a result of explosion from 10,000 years ago. After visiting the Kuju Winery, we continue to your onsen to rest and relax.

Day 06 Kurokawa / Beppu

Kurokawa / Beppu
Beppu
Breakfast included (Dinner is also included if you stay in Terrace Midoubaru)

 

Walk the world’s longest and highest suspension bridge at Kokonoe “Yume” Ootsuribashi over Oita wilderness. Visit the charming, lesser-known Yufuin Onsen Town and surreal Beppu Hells before resting at your accommodation.

Day 07 Beppu / Kunisaki Peninsula / Fukuoka

Beppu / Kunisaki Peninsula / Fukuoka
Fukuoka
Breakfast included

Explore the well-preserved Kitsuki samurai district, followed by shiitake mushroom picking experience as the Oita prefecture is famed to account for 40% Japan’s dried shiitake production. Finally, explore two of the Kunisaki Peninsula’s most atmospheric temples: Futagoji and Monjusenji before continuing to Fukuoka.

 

Day 08 Departure from Fukuoka

Departure from Fukuoka
Nil
Breakfast included

Today is free at leisure before transferring to the airport for your flight home.

Hotels & Tour Price

Category 1

Indicative Cost Per Person (SGD)

Minimum 2 Pax S$ 9,580
Minimum 4 Pax S$ 5,980
Single Supplement S$ 1,790

The Hotel Nagasaki, BW Premier Collection •  Solest Takachiho Hotel •  Kurokawa Onsen Yamamizuki •  Terrace Midobaru Beppu •  Grand Hyatt Fukuoka

Nagasaki

Nagasaki

The Hotel Nagasaki, BW Premier Collection (Standard Room)

A modern international hotel with a view of the Nagasaki Port while within 8-minute walk to JR Nagasaki station.

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Takachiho

Takachiho

Solest Takachiho Hotel (Standard Room)

A modern, intimate hotel located near to the Takachiho shrine and gorge.

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Kurokawa

Kurokawa

Kurokawa Onsen Yamamizuki (Japanese Room)

Quaint tatami-matted Japanese rooms with hot springs next to the river at the heart of nature’s bounty.

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Beppu

Beppu

Terrace Midobaru (Japanese Modern Room)

A modern oasis with a hint of Japanese charm and in-house masterchef restaurant, nestled amidst serene green hills overlooking Beppu city and its sparkling bay.

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Fukuoka

Fukuoka

Grand Hyatt Fukuoka (Grand Queen)

An international 5-star hotel in the Hakata district at the heart of Fukuoka, connected to Canal City Hakata’s entertainment and shopping complex.

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Category 2

Indicative Cost Per Person (SGD)

Minimum 2 Pax S$ 13,980
Minimum 4 Pax S$ 10,580
Single Supplement S$ 5,510

Garden Terrace Nagasaki Hotels & Resorts • Takachiho ryokan Shinsen • Takefue in Kurokawa Onsen • ANA InterContinental Beppu Resort & Spa • Grand Hyatt Fukuoka

Nagasaki

Nagasaki

Garden Terrace Nagasaki Hotels & Resorts (Ocean Suite)

Commanding excellent view of the Nagasaki skyline and ocean, this stunning hotel has 4 restaurant for French, Japanese kaiseki, sushi and teppanyaki dining.

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Takachiho

Takachiho

Takachiho Ryokan Shinsen (Japanese Western Room)

A discreet traditional hideaway with quaint rooms dressed in cypress wood and a private garden.

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Kurokawa

Kurokawa

Takefue (Tsukikage Japanese Room)

A refined property member of the Ryokan Collection with rustic farm-inspired architecture, modern amenities and onsen hot springs fed by the same geological processes which keep Mount Aso rumbling.

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Beppu

Beppu

ANA InterContinental Beppu Resort & Spa (Premium Twin Room)

A lavish modern oasis with Japanese-inspired design, perched in a foothill overlooking Beppu’s lush mountains.

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Fukuoka

Fukuoka

Grand Hyatt Fukuoka (Deluxe King Room)

An international 5-star hotel in the Hakata district at the heart of Fukuoka, connected to Canal City Hakata’s entertainment and shopping complex.

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Optional Supplements

Supplement for English/Chinese-speaking guide + Japanese-speaking driver

Supplement for English/Chinese-speaking guide + Japanese-speaking driver

Indicative Price Per Person (SGD)

Minimum 2 Pax S$ 2,200
Minimum 4 Pax S$ 1,100

COST INCLUDES:

 

  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis
  • Meals as stated
  • All transportation & transfer on an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Local English or Chinese-speaking driver
  • All entrance fees in sights stated

COST EXCLUDES:

  • International Airfare
  • Beverages where meals are included
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses e.g. telephone bill & laundry
  • Visa
  • Travel insurance

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