Kyushu Harmony 8D6N

Kyushu-Harmony

Highlights of Kyushu Harmony

Seasonal Experience:

  • Autumn Leaves Viewing

Unique Experiences:

  • Mt. Aso Ropeway
  • Soba Making
  • Sand Bath
  • Shinkansen Ride
  • Persimmon Picking
  • Yanagawa River Boat Ride

Shopping & Sightseeing Experience:

  • Yabakei
  • Beppu
  • Kuju Suspension Bridge
  • Mt. Aso
  • Takachiho Gorge
  • Amanoiwato Shrine
  • Kumamoto Castle
  • Senganen & Goten Guide Tour
  • Tosu Outlet Mall

Special Gourmet Delights:

  • Enjoy sumptuous Japanese multi course dinner
  • Kaiseki or Buffet dinner at Ryokan & local seasonal specialties of each region.

Hotel / Ryokan Stays:

  • Central location hotels in Cities
  • 2 nights onsen ryokans – Buppu and Ibusuki

Free Wifi Router Rental! (per room basis)

BOOK NOW
TEL: 65950600
ION Opening Hour
From 11:00am – 20:00pm daily
(Last enquiry @ 19:30pm)
Basic Information
Tour date: 7,14, and 21, Nov 2015 Tour fare: S$3188 Tax & Fuel surcharge: S$240
Departs Singapore Visits: Fukuoka, Beppu, Aso, Kumamoto, Kagoshima Duration: 8 Days
Req. per Booking2 – 20 guests Req. to Run Tour2 guest(s) Guide: English speaking guide inculed

Day1

Assemble at Changi Airport for Check In
Changi-Airport-Airside

Day2 LD

Fukuoka – Beppu 福岡 - 別府
Beppu Suginoi or similar / Japanese Western Room

Upon arrival, transfer to Oita (大分).The first visit today is Yabakei (耶馬溪)small-autumn-leave . It is a grand gorge formed by eroding the tuff and lava created since 2.5 million years ago. Extending 36 km east and west and 32 km north and south, this huge gorge which is full of strange-shape rocks and stones is a spectacular sight. After lunch (Japanese set menu), continue your journey to Beppu. Beppu is located in the central part of Oita, on the coast of Beppu Bay facing the sea. Hot water gushes at many spots in the city, making the city ranks first in gush volume in Japan. Visit Beppu Sea Hell (別府海地獄), this 200 meter deep, cobalt-blue pond of boiling water emerged 1200 years ago after a volcanic explosion. Do not miss the “Tanayu”(棚湯) after hotel check in. It is an open-air bath with a superb view, consists of a complex of tubs spread-ing out in five tiers like terraced rice paddies. It commands a magnificent and an expansive view of Beppu Bay and the night view of the town, as well as the view of Sadamisaki Cape in Shikoku in the distance. The Tanayu is also complete with various types of baths such as aroma bath, barrel bath, massage bath, observation sauna, powder room and etc.
Dinner at hotel (Buffet)
.

Day3 BLD

Beppu – Kuju – Aso – Kumamoto
別府 - 九重 - 阿蘇 - 熊本
Kumamoto Nikko or similar / Western Room
This morning, head to Kuju. Visit Kuju Suspension Bridge (九重夢大吊橋) small-autumn-leave. Straddling the Naruko-gawa Gorge at a height of 173 meters (777 meters above sea level) and a length of 390 meters, it is the largest pedestrian suspension bridge in Japan. For lunch, you get to make your very own Soba for an authentic experience like no others. Continue the journey to Aso. Mt. Aso is the largest active volcano in Japan. Take the Ropeway up and visit Aso Crater (阿蘇山) to watch the sulphuric steam rise up out of the blue water at its centre.Thereafter, transfer to Kumamoto.
Dinner at Kuyouan Kumamoto Castle Hotel (Tempura Sushi Set Menu)

Day4 BL

Kumamoto – Takachiho – Kumamoto
熊本 - 高千穂 - 熊本
Kumamoto Nikko or similar / Western Room
After breakfast, visit Takachiho Gorge (高千穂峡) small-autumn-leave. It is a V-shaped gorge created by the Gokase River, which eroded the Aso lava. Red-tinted precipitous cliffs rising up on both sides of the gorge extend for a long distance.
Lunch at local restaurant (Chicken Nanban, Miyazaki local dish)
.
After lunch, depart for Amanoiwato Shrine (天岩戸神社). Ama-no-Iwato literally means “the cave of the our god” or “heavenly rock cave”. Among spiritual seekers, the shrine is revered as one of the most potent of “power spots” in Japan, rich in ancient tradition and infused with spiritual energy. Thereafter, transfer to Kumamoto town area Upon arrival, free at leisure at your own arrangement.

Day5 BLD

Kumamoto – Kagoshima – Ibusuki
熊本 - 鹿児島 - 指宿
Ibusuki Hakusuikan or similar / Western Room or Japanese Western Room hot-small-icon
This morning, visit Kumamoto Castle (熊本城) small-autumn-leave, which is considered to be one of the three most famed castles in Japan and busting with numerous tourists throughout the year. It was constructed by Kato Kiyomasa in 1607 who spent seven years to complete it.
Lunch at local restaurant (Shabu Shabu)
.
In the afternoon, transfer to Ibusuki (指宿). After check in to the hotel, enjoy the Special Hot Sand Bath arranged at Hakusuikan.
Dinner at hotel restaurant.
(Kaiseki)
. Tonight, pamper yourself in the onsen within the hotel.

Day6 BLD

Ibusuki – Kagoshima – Fukuoka
指宿 - 鹿児島 - 福岡
New Otani Hakata or Grand Hyatt or similar /Westem Room
After breakfast, enjoy a relaxing morning until departure (10 am). Visit Senganen Garden (仙巌園) small-autumn-leave . This is a Japanese style landscape garden along the coast north of downtown Kagoshima. One of the garden’s most striking features is its use of Sakurajima and Kagoshima Bay as borrowed scenery. During the Senganen Goten Guided Tour (御殿がガイドツアー), the local guide will show you around a former villa of the Shimazu clan to let you know more about their daily life. Traditional Tea and Sweets will be provided after the tour.
Lunch will be served at the restaurant in Senganen (Amani local cuisine with chicken rice)
, enjoy the Sakurajima (mountain) and kinko wan (bay) view there.
Thereafter, take the Shinkansen train from Kagoshima to Hakata (around 2h). Dinner at local restaurant (Mizutaki)

Day7 BL

Fukuoka – Yanagawa – Fukuoka
福岡 - 柳川 - 福岡
New Otani Hakata or Grand Hyatt or similar / Western Room
This morning, the Japanese orchard experience awaits for you at the fruit farm. Come and Pick the Persimmons which is just in season! Continue your journey to Yanagawa. Take the famous Yanagawa River Boat (柳川川下り)small-autumn-leave past various places in the city and enjoy the unique environment of the riverside district.
After Lunch (Steamed Eel Rice), transfer to Tosu. Visit Tosu Premium Outlet, the only premium outlets in Kyushu. Enjoy last minute shopping there.

Day8B

Fukuoka – Singapore 福岡 - 新加坡

After breakfast at hotel, bid farewell to Kyushu as we proceed to the airport and take the flight back to Singapore. We hope that you have enjoyed this vacation with JTB and we look forward to helping you create your next Perfect moments, always!

*Autumn Leaves period from middle to the end of November subject to weather conditions.

Changi-Airport-Runway-Night

Remarks

  • This tour package is subject to change without prior notice.
  • Minimum 20 persons are required to form a group. A Tour Manager will be with the group for the entire tour.
  • Accommodation is based on twin-sharing basis.
  • Activities available are subject to weather conditions.Package price does not include the associated taxes and surcharges, estimated at $240, subject to change.
  • Guide and driver service fee of JPY600 (Approx $6.6) per day (adult / child) is applicable.
  • Please approach our travel consultants for more details and other terms and conditions.
BOOK NOW
TEL: 65950600
ION Opening Hour
From 11:00am – 20:00pm daily
(Last enquiry @ 19:30pm)