Japan Tours

Luxuary stay & North Kyushu Trip 8days

LOCATION TIME ITINERARY MEAL
FUKUOKA 18:30 Transpotation to the hotel by own.
Meet English Speaking assist guide at the hotel.
Please enjoy Yatai (Japanese Food Stands) at night.
ESAG will end at 20:00.
Accommodatio arrangement by own.
B : X
L : X
D : X
FUKUOKA
SAGA
KASHIMA
TAKEO
URESHINO ONSEN
09:00
09:50-10:20
11:50-13:30
14:00-15:00
15:30
English Speaking Driver will meet you at the hotel.
Visit Daikouzenji.
Visit Yutoku shrine. (Incl Lunch time)
Visit Mifuneyama Garden.
Terminate at the hotel.
B : X
L : X
D : ○
URESHINO ONSEN
ARITA

UNZEN ONSEN
09:30
10:15-11:15
11:30-13:00
15:00
Meet at the hotel.
Take a walking some of the pottery shops.
Enjoy ARITA GALLERY CAFE.(Pay by own). Incl lunch time.
Terminate at the hotel.


B : ○
L : X
D : ○
UNZEN ONSEN
SHIMABARA
KUMAMOTO
ASO

TAKACHIHO
09:30
09:50
10:15-11:00
12:40-13:30
13:40-14:40
15:40-16:00
16:20
Meet at hotel.
Shimabara Port arrival.
Take Ferry for Kumamoto.
Lunch at Dengaku no sato
Kamishikimikumanoimasu shrine
Takachiho Look Out.
Terminate at the hotel.
After dinner , If you want,.. you can enjoy Kagura(Japanese mythology plays(dance)) for 1hour. (@¥1000)
B : ○
L : ○
D : ○
TAKACHIHO



USUKI
OITA
09:00
09:10-11:30

12:00-13:00
15:10-16:30
17:10
Meet at the hotel.
Visit and enjoy Takachiho sightseeing.(Amano Iwato, Takachiho Shrine and gorge.)
Lunch time.(pay by own)
Usuki Sekibutsu visit.
Terminate at the hotel.
B : ○
L : X
D : X
OITA
BEPPU


YUFUIN
FUKUOKA
09:00
09:30-11:45
12:00-13:00

13:40-15:30
17:00
Meet at the hotel.
Sea Hell & Tatsumaki hell visit
Enjoy Onsen steamed lunch.(Hell's cuisine) Pay by own at your choice.
Enjoy walking at Yufuin Town.
Terminate at the hotel.
Accommotion at own arrangement.
B : ○
L : X
D : X
FUKUOKA

YANAGAWA

FUKUOKA
09:00

60min
10:30-15:30
17:00
Meet English speaking assist guide at the hotel
Walk to the station.
Take Nishitetsu Train to Yanagawa.
Enjoy , Yanagawa River Cruise(chartered), Lunch, Walking in Town.
Terminate at the hotel.

B : X
L : ○
D : X

DAY01 FUKUOKA YATAI EXPLORE

   

 Fukuoka’s open air food stands. It use to serve Ramen, Oden etc. But now you will find a lot of kind of Yatai such as French, Tempra etc.  Assist guide will take you a Yatai near your hotel. There are dozens of yatai scattered across Fukuoka, Nakasu Yatai is well known as picture on a guide book. If you preffer any paticular Yatai area, please let us know. Typical dishes are yakitori, Hakata ramen, oden , with alcoholic drinks.

DAY02 YOBUKO MORNING MARKET & RAIZAN SENNYOJI DAIHIOIN

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yobuko town is very famous of fresh squid.It’s so transparent and clear. Its taste is so sweet. You must try when you come here. Also, walking Yobuko morning market, you can eat Row sea urchin, Barbequed Sazae and Sea cucumber sashimi etc. Do not eat too much before lunch.  After squid sashimi, restaurant will cooked Squid Tempura at squid lunch. We can have Kensaki squid for Apr-Nov, and Aori squid for Dec-Mar. Aori is chicker than Kensaki. I love Kensaki, but most of local people love Aori. Have fun!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Raizan Sennyo-ji Daihioin is founded in the year 178 by Seiga Shonin who came from India. This temple is known as Raizan Kannon. You can see 1000-armed statue and 500 Disciples of the Buddha. You will feel its breathtaking mystic beauty.

DAY 03 DAIKOUZENJI & YUTOKU INARI SHRINE & MIFUNEYAMA RAKUEN GARDEN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daikousenji Temple was founded by Gyoki in 717 AD (Nara period). This temple is also called ” Azalea Temple “. In the latter half of April, about 50000 azalea plants are in bloom here and cover around 70000square meters. Also, this temple is famous of autumn leaves. There is the statue of the Eleven-Faced Kannon is said to have been carved by Gyoki. As a hidden Buddha,It is concealed and can only be seen during the year of the horse every 12 years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Yutoku Inari Shrine was founded in 1687. Over three million people visit the shrine every year to pray for good business, good fortune, and other matters. If you have energy to climb up the top, please try to the Okunoin Shrine hall and nice views over Kashima City and the nearby Ariake Sea.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mt, Mifune garden has lots of landscape on every season. Cherry blossom, Azalea, Lighting, and Autumn view.You can enjoy in the day time and the night time. If you want to see the night time of the Garden. You can change accommodation at Mifuneyama Rakuen Chikurintei or Mifuneyama Rakuen hotel instead of Ureshino Onsen.

DAY04 ARITA POTTERY & UNZEN ONSEN

 

Arita is a small town in western of Saga, well knowen as Arita-Yaki. In may , they have big pottery festival. All of the town’s attactions are somehow realated to pottery. About 400 years ago, Toyotomi Hideyoshi brought back several hightly skilled korean craftsmen to Japan in 1616. One of these men discovered kaolin-the mineral required to make porcelain. Consequently Arita became the first place in Japan to produce porcelain. We will take you Arita Gallery Cafe, you can choose the best of 2000 cups displayed for your coffee. Also you can have lunch with beautiful Arita Yaki wares. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unzen Onsen , the springs here are very acidic, containing sulfur, forming a hot spring that cannot be found even in Europe, where balneotherapy is common. It is very similar to Kusatsu hot springs.
It is effective for skin diseases in general, muscle pain, joint pains also.
Please go out and actively walk around will relax your soul. And, there is a lot of oxygen being emitted, making it perfect for health promorion.

DAY05 ASO AREA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KAMISHIKIMI KUMANOIMASU SHRINE IN MT.ASO AREA enshrine Izanagi no Mikoto & Izanami no Mikoto. Nobody knows when it is founded. But Old shrine was burnt in the fire, then reconstructed in around 1720. Here is said Power Spot. You should see Ugeto Iwa which Aso God kicked the rock, and made a hole on the wall. It is mythology. we pray here for good fate in our life.

 

 

 

 

Aso Dengaku is local food of Takamori area. It is like Barbecue. We put fish, vegitable, and tofu with stick, and baked. Then put Tasted Miso Paste on them, Then eat them. This is so simple , but you can feel Japanese Old style meal with Irori. Old japanese used Irori as cook top. They hung pot on it to make stew. 

DAY06 TAKACHIHO GORGE & USUKI STONE BUDDA

Today, Let’s start from Takachiho Gorge. You can feel clear air and refresh your self. You can take a paddle boat with extra charge to explore Takachiho fall. Then, visit Takachiho shrine, Amano iwato . Takachiho is the place have lots of mythology stories. At Amanoiwato, Amaterasu Oomikami (God of Sun) hid in there, during hiding , People wasn’t be able to have sunshine even during the day time.

 

The Usuki Stone Buddhas are located in the city of Usuki in central Oita Prefecture.These are figures of Buddha carved in rock. We call “Magaibutsu” like this style buddha.More than 60 figures in there which carved in the Heian period (794-1185).

DAY07 BEPPU & YUFUIN

 

 

 

 

 

 

Umi Hell (Sea Hell)                                     Chinoike Hell (Blood Hell)                        Tatsumaki Hell (Tornade Hell)

Beppu Hells is very popular sightseeing spot  in Oita. We call the source of Hot Springs “Hell”. Sea Hell, you can see easily, the Emerald blue colour is like Sea. Chino Ike as well. Tatsumaki, geyser waterspout hell. Exciting the ejection was hot water,there is spewing power about but about 30M are stopped by a roof. You can choose 2 of them at your prefer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yufuin is the Onse Resort. You can walk around the town with looking lots of shops, and landscape. There are a lot of Art Gallery , and Craft shops there. Also Sweets shops as well. You have many choice for lunch here. Yufuin is famous for Soba.(Japanese Noodle)

DAY08 YANAGAWA RIVER CRUISE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yanagawa is Suigo town. Suigo is waterways around Castle.Those waterways still remain in Yanagawa. Use those waterways, you will enjoy river cruise with old puddle boat.Around 1 hour cruise to Ohana. If you have time,you will see  Ohana or Shirakawa Hakushu’s house.Ohana has beautiful Japanese garden which owned by Tachibana Family in Edo period. Kitahara Hakushu is well known as poet.You can have eel lunch here. very famous. Unagi no Seiro Mushi is well knowed as authentic food in the area. It have been invented by the local restaurant 300years ago. Fresh water eel marinaded with sweet soysauce , then steam it , then put them on rice. It is so Delicious and nice smell.

  #DAY02 Banshokaku Shikishima Ureshino Onsen

 

Banshokaku Shikishima was opened in 2016. Wetern rooms in the West Wing offer a relaxing atmosphere looking out on to a forest while stylishly designed, East Wing rooms each have their own spacious open-air bath. You can also enjoy their cusine, please enjoy with your eyes, and its tastle including Saga Wagyu.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Relax and immerse yourself among Unzen’s stunning natsural surrounding in our expertly designed rooms. All rooms have views overlooking the Jigokudani”Hell Valley”. also have semi open air bathe and terrace.

#day04 Shinsen at Takachiho Onsen

 

 

 

 

 

 

After dinner, you will enjoy Takachiho-no-Yokagura, need extra charge @1000yen pp. Yokagura is performed from November – February.Every yearm they set the date and the place called Kagura-yado at each settlement to give thanks to this years harvest and pray for next ear’s great harvest.

PRICE

PRICE FOR 2PERSONS A) ¥ 495,000 PER PERSON
B) ¥ 645,000 PER PERSON
PRICE FOR 4PERSONS A) ¥ 350,000 PER PERSON
B) ¥ 425,000 PER PERSON

WHAT'S INCLUDES

*GUIDE 

DAY01& DAY08 : ENGLISH SPEAKING ASSIST GUIDE

DAY02-07 : A) ENGLISH SPEAKING ASSIST DRIVER

                    B) DRIVER & ENGLISH SPEAKING GUIDE 

 

*CHARTER CAR 

8 SEAT VAN , TOLL FEE , PARKING FEE

 

*MEAL

MEALS ON ITINERARY.

 

*ADMISSION

KARATSU CASTLE, RAIZAN SENNYOJI, MIFUNEYAMA GARDEN,USUKI SEKIBUTSU,

BEPPU HELL ENTRANCE, PRIVATE YANAGAWA RIVER CRUISE WITH APPERITIVO

 

*NOT INCLUDED 

DAY08 TRAIN FARE FOR YANAGAWA(RETURN)

CANCELLATION POLICY

10-03 DAYS BEFORE THE DEPARTURE  20% OF TOTAL FEE
02-01 DAYS BEFORE THE DEPARTURE  50% OF TOTAL FEE
THE DAY 100% NOT REFUNDABLE