• Fukuoka
  • Sasebo
  • Nagasaki
  • Yanagawa
  • Dazaifu
  • Fukuoka

DURATION

6 days / 5 nights

TOUR TYPE

Group
Max 16 People

TRANSPORTATION

Limited Express + Local Train + Private Mini-Bus

PRICE (Per Person)

from $3,790AUD

TOUR CODE: EAA05091S

Overview

Discover diverse culture of Kyushu and its foreign roots

The itinerary is packed with the eclectic history and culture of Kyushu. While the southern island of Kyushu is mostly famous for its mild climate and picturesque nature, the region has also been known as an important point for cultural integration, with Nagasaki in particular greatly influenced by the Dutch and Chinese cultures.
From the architecture and food of Nagasaki to the Dutch themed park built with Japanese precision, this 6-day tour digs a little deeper on Kyushu’s unique culture and history with its foreign ambience. You’ll also have the chance to visit Peace Park, World Heritage Gunkanjima island and other must-go spots like Fukuoka’s vibrant food stalls and a relaxing canal cruise in Yanagawa.
This tour will take you completely beyond imagination, and is perfect for those who wish to explore beyond Japan’s major cities like Tokyo and Kyoto.

  • Fully escorted by our local English-speaking tour escort
  • Hassle free! Keep your luggage in the main hotel & hop around the cities with a minimum baggage
  • Stay 4 nights in a stylish hotel directly connected to Fukuoka’s major station
  • Stay 1 night in Nagasaki to dig a little deeper on local wonders
  • A rare opportunity – Gunkanjima Landing & Cruise
  • Enjoy a peaceful ride through the canal at historical city of Yanagawa
  • Great for train enthusiasts! Experience a variety of train journeys including JR Kyushu limited express trains
  • Stay in Fukuoka, the biggest city of Kyushu, to have more choice in your free time with the meals and shopping experience

Highlights


Itinerary

 
DAY 1Fukuoka

Welcome to Hakata, a Foodie’s paradise!

  • Meals: Dinner
  • Stay: Miyako Hotel Hakata (Superior Twin or Superior Double)

Welcome to vibrant city of Fukuoka!
Check in to Miyako Hotel Hakata, a brand new hotel located just a few minutes walk from JR Hakata station. Your journey begins at this stylish hotel, featuring spacious and stylish rooms with room size over 30sqm, and access to both rooftop pool and indoor natural hot spring.
Meet your tour escort and fellow travellers at the hotel and enjoy a local gourmet dinner together.
*You can also meet up with the tour escort to assist you with getting to the hotel if you are arriving at Fukuoka airport between 9am to 11am in the morning.


© KYUSHU RAILWAY COMPANY
DAY 2Fukuoka > Huis Ten Bosch in Sasebo > Fukuoka

Day trip to little Netherlands in Japan by limited express train

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Stay: Miyako Hotel Hakata (Superior Twin or Superior Double)

Hop on a limited express train to Huis Ten Bosch, Japan’s largest theme park recreating a 17th-century style Dutch Town. While the train allows you to enjoy the countryside scenery of Kyushu, it leads you to a little piece of the Netherlands with beautiful windmills, canals and splendid seasonal flowers. At Huis Ten Bosch, not only you can witness Japan’s ultrahigh precision in recreating an entire foreign town, you can also learn how Japan has adopted foreign culture throughout its history. Enjoy a full day exploring the vast park visiting attractions including museums, shops, restaurants, theatres and rides.

© NPTA
DAY 3Fukuoka > Nagasaki

Discover the charms of Nagasaki

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Stay: ANA Crowne Plaza Nagasaki Gloverhill (Superior Twin)

Grab your overnight bag and take the limited express train Kamome to stretch out to Nagasaki! Discover the eclectic ambience that Nagasaki offers – from the oldest catholic church in Japan, Oura Tenshudo to a foreign settlement site, Glover Garden. Nagasaki was Japan’s only window to the world during the period of national isolation that went for 200 years, and the mixture of cultures you can see in the city gives you a unique insight of Japanese history.
The tour will also include a visit to Peace Park, a tranquil place of prayer for world peace.
In the evening, enjoy one of the most spectacular night views of Japan and unique local cuisine at the restaurant atop the summit of Mt Inasa.

Please note: The footpaths in Glover Park are a series of sloping hills and uneven cobblestones. Please use the moving walkways where available.

 
DAY 4Nagasaki > Gunkanjima > Nagasaki > Fukuoka

Experience the time-frozen Gunkanjima island

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Stay: Miyako Hotel Hakata (Superior Twin or Superior Double)

Located about 20km offshore from Nagasaki port floats an abandoned “battleship island”. The nickname coming from its battleship-like silhouette, this concrete-made island was once a symbol of Japan’s industrialization with its coal mining in the 1960s. It is now an uninhabited World Heritage site, also known from being featured in a James Bond film. Set sail to land on the island and imagine the way of life of its former inhabitants. After immersing in the Bond movie set, you will take a short stop at Dejima, a historic Dutch trading post island in Nagasaki before taking a trip back in time for the train home.
After coming back to Fukuoka by limited express train, enjoy free time to explore the local delicacies.

 
DAY 5Fukuoka > Yanagawa > Dazaifu > Fukuoka

Boat cruise in “Kyushu’s Venice” and stroll through Dazaifu Shrine followed by a fun dinner at Fukuoka’s food stalls!

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Stay: Miyako Hotel Hakata (Superior Twin or Superior Double)

Start the day with a visit to Yanagawa “the Venice of Kyushu” by local train. In Yanagawa, a town meshed in hundreds of kilometres of canals, take a ride on a low flatboat and enjoy the beautiful view of the greens and sunlight reflecting on the water. For lunch, enjoy a meal of the iconic local delicacy of grilled and steamed unagi (eel) in sweet and spicy sauce with rice.
Moving on to Dazaifu Tenmangu, a magnificent shrine dedicated to the spirit of the learned scholar, enjoy a walk along serene gardens, and snack on locally-loved Umegae Mochi rice cake and deep-fried chicken Dazaifu Burger.
On this last night of the tour, we’ll end the day diving into Fukuoka’s food stalls for a farewell dinner!

 
DAY 6Fukuoka

Farewell to Kyushu, but come back again!

  • Meals: Breakfast

Your tour officially concludes today.
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast with a view of the city of Hakata and hotel stay until check-out.
Continue a safe and enjoyable journey all the way home.


Accommodation

© Miyako Hotel Hakata
Fukuoka

Miyako Hotel Hakata

Superior Twin or Superior Double

This brand new hotel operated by Kintetsu Miyako Hotels is directly connected to JR Hakata Station. From Fukuoka Airport, it’s only 5 minutes by subway and 5 minutes’ walk away. Superior room with room size over 30sqm features a comfortable space and a bathtub. The hotel also offers an outdoor spa and indoor hot spring where you can relax after a busy day of exploring.

 

© ANA Crowne Plaza Nagasaki Gloverhill
Nagasaki

ANA Crowne Plaza Nagasaki Gloverhill

Superior Twin

This hotel is conveniently located near all the popular spots such as Glover Garden and Oura Tenshudo, making it a convenient base for sightseeing. Providing guests a romantic and exotic atmosphere accompanied by warm hospitality, the hotel is a popular choice among travellers.

Inclusions

  • 5 nights accommodation: Fukuoka (4 nights) & Nagasaki (1 night)
  • Meals: 5 x Breakfast, 2 x Lunch, 3 x Dinner
  • English-speaking tour escort throughout the tour
  • Transportation: Limited express train, local train and private mini-bus
  • Admission fees to museums, temples and other attractions detailed in the itinerary

Exclusions

  • Flights
  • Transfers between hotel and Fukuoka airport
  • Transfers outside the tour itinerary
  • Hotel incidental charges
  • Personal expenses such as telephone, laundry, shopping, drinks during meals.
  • Entrance fees to museums, temples and other attractions or places of personal interests not detailed in the itinerary
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa not included if required (note: Visa to enter Japan is not required for Australian citizens for trips less than 90 days)

Dates & Prices

For 2021 departure

Start Date – End Date
05 September – 10 September
Accommodation
Twin-Share Base
Price per person

$3,790

(Standard Price)

Availability
Available

Group size: Min 04 people / Max 16 people
*Please contact us for our solo traveller rates.
*This tour is for travellers aged 15 years old and up.

Important Information

  • Please kindly note that, due to COVID-19, the schedule is subject to change.
  • There will be a moderate amount of walking during the tour.
  • For Gunkanjima Cruise on Day 4: Children under 6 years of age are allowed on the cruise but not allowed ashore. If the cruise is cancelled due to bad weather, a private taxi will take you to an alternative tourist attractions. Please note that there will be no refund for this situation.
  • For the Yatai food stalls on Day 5: The food stalls will be set up outdoor, so if there is a typhoon or heavy rain, they will not be able to operate. In that case, we will arrange another indoor dining venue instead.
  • Travel restrictions are constantly changing. Please check the latest travel advice before you book and before you travel.

Terms & Conditions

About Kintetsu

In Australia

Kintetsu International Express (Oceania) is an ATAS accredited travel agent in Australia, a member of the Australian Federation of Travel Agents. In Australia, we specialise in arranging Corporate and Group Travel for businesses, schools, religious groups and cultural organisations. We have Travel Centres in Sydney and Melbourne serving our Australian customers and offices in Cairns, Gold Coast and Auckland handling Japanese inbound tours. We are also an authorised travel agent to sell Japan Rail Pass and Kintetsu Rail Pass in Australia

In Japan and Worldwide

Kintetsu International belongs to the travel arm of the Kintetsu Group, a multi-billion-dollar conglomerate which operates a major Japanese rail system, bus & freight forwarding companies, department stores, restaurants & hotel chains. We have more than 150 offices in Japan and more than 40 overseas offices worldwide. Utilising our global network, we guide our customers to every location around the globe with quality and dependable services.