Experience exotic Kyushu!
Head to southern Japan and experience exotic Kyushu! Join us on our incredible 15-day Kyushu Japan Tour, where you will experience stunning natural landscapes, deep history, and exquisite cuisine of this region.
Led by Julius Pang, a Japan expert and award-winning travel photographer, you’ll learn how to take better travel photos and visit the best spots in Kyushu, an off-the-beaten track location that is full of some of the most stunning scenery in Japan.
Starting from the Osaka, the second largest city in Japan after Tokyo and the economic centre of the Kansai region. The Dotonbori district is famed as Japan’s kitchen, full of delicious food to sample, while Osaka Castle and the Umeda Sky Building are well-known landmarks in this bustling city.
We explore the gateway to Kyushu, the city of Kitakyushu, famous as an industrial base in Japan and featuring some of Japan’s most stunning night views. Further west is Fukuoka, with its bustling international flavour and famous as the home of tonkotsu ramen.
Thanks to the support of the Kitakyushu City Tourism Division, TOTO, and West Japan Railway Company, we are able to bring you some unique experiences in Kitakyushu and Fukuoka not available on any other tour! These include a factory visit to a TOTO factory, and a tour of a shinkansen (bullet train) railyard!
Our Kyushu tour also coincides with the Karatsu Kunchi Festival, one of Japan’s top 3 float festivals and a featuring intricate and beautiful hikiyama floats. We also visit Nagasaki, a bustling port city with a tragic history as the second city to be destroyed by atomic bomb. Offshore from Nagasaki is the incredible Hashima Island, nicknamed “Battleship Island” (Gunkanjima) due to its shape.
Right in the south of Kyushu is Kagoshima, situated right next to Mount Sakurajima, one of the world’s most active volcanoes! We visit Yakushima via high-speed jetfoil. This small island features some of Japan’s most pristine natural landscape, with an ancient cedar forest covering most of the island. The stunning Shiratani Unsuikyo Ravine here was the inspiration for the forest in the famous animated film Princess Mononoke.
Our trip also includes a visit to Mount Aso, the largest active volcano in Japan, and featuring one of the world’s largest calderas. We also visit the famed Kurokawa Onsen in countryside Kumamoto Prefecture, often regarded as the best hot spring area in Japan.
We finish off with a visit to the cultural capital of Japan, Kyoto. This amazing city is deep in history and full of stunning temples, shrines, and gardens. The gardens of Hogonin Temple and Komyoin Temple will be popping with autumn colours.
This is the tour that takes you off-the-beaten track, and shows you the secret hot spots of Japan. Book now for special pricing – all you need is your camera and passport!