Access my Evaneos Account

Japan Journey through Kyushu

  • Off the beaten track
Embrace the natural beauty of Japan at your own leisurely pace! Explore the less traveled path, starting in a quintessential Japanese castle town infused with tradition and ending on a remote island, blessed with transparent waters and wonderful marine life. This really is the journey of a lifetime and one you won't forget in a hurry...

Customisable trip itinerary

This tour idea is fully customisable

The itinerary has been created by our local agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.

Day 1: Kick off your journey from here


- Arrive at Fukuoka International Airport-              Pickup your car

- Off to Fukuoka for your first stop


Visited: Fukuoka / (Breakfast Included)

Visited:
Fukuoka
Accomodation
Night at Canal City Fukuoka Washington Hotel (Fukuoka)

Day 2: Visit Japan Green Tea Origin, Ureshino


- Get to visit the real birthplace of Green Tea with a deeply rooted history and over 550 years of cultivation.

- You might get the chance to experience tea-picking using traditional methods (only available in April & May).

- Check out the grand and eccentric Huge Japanese Teapot Shaped Bus Stop if you have extra time!


Visited: Ureshino / (Breakfast Included)

Visited:
Ureshino
Accomodation
Night at Luke Plaza Hotel (Ureshino)

Day 3: The City of Blossom, Nagasaki 


- Take a visit to the Atomic Bomb Museum & Peace Park and learn about Nagasaki's message of World Peace.

- Continue your journey to Former Glover House, the oldest western-style wooden building in Japan.

- End your lovely evening with a panoramic night view of Mount Inasa, ranked among Japan's three best night views.


Visited: Nagasaki / (Breakfast Included)

Visited:
Nagasaki
Accomodation
Night at Luke Plaza Hotel (Ureshino)

Day 4: The Land of Fire, Kumamoto


- Take a 3 hour drive to Kumamoto.

- Visit the iconic Kumamoto Castle, one of the most impressive castles in Japan.

- Behold the picture-perfect beauty of Suizenji Garden.


Visited: Kumamoto / (Breakfast Included)

Visited:
Kumamoto
Accomodation
Night at Dormy Inn Kumamoto (Kumamoto)

Day 5: Mt. Aso, Origin of Fire


- Head up to Mt. Aso, symbolizing Kumamoto, the “Land of Fire” and also the most active volcano in Japan.

- Pay a visit to the Aso Shrine which was believed to have been built approximately 2000 years ago.

- Make your next stop Takachiho Gorge. Be amazed by thegorge, which was formed by the lava from Mount Aso, creating dramatic, 100 meter-high cliffs.

Visited: Mt. Aso / (Breakfast Included)

Visited:
Aso
Accomodation
Night at Dormy Inn Kumamoto (Kumamoto)

Day 6: Kagoshima area Sightseeing


- Spend the day at the birthplace of Meiji Restoration.

- Have a glance at Japan's Modern History on a visit to the Museum of Meiji Restoration.

- Stroll around the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Sengan-en, featuring Sakurajima and Kagoshima Bay and their incredible scenery.


Visited: Kagoshima / (Breakfast Included)

Visited:
Kagoshima
Accomodation
Night at Kagoshima Tokyu REI (Kagoshima)

Day 7: Ever tried a sand bath before?


- Interested in the Japanese hot spring culture? It really should be experienced at least once, and this is your chance to try it!


- Ibusuki is an onsen town famous for its sand baths, where bathers are buried in naturally heated sand.

- Experience this bizarre but interesting sand bath at Saraku Sand Bath Hall.

Visited: Ibusuki / (Breakfast Included)

Visited:
Ibusuki
Accomodation
Night at Kagoshima Tokyu REI (Kagoshima)

Day 8: To the island paradise, Amami Island


- Head to Kagoshima Airport and return your rental car.

- Take a domestic flight to Amami Island.

- Pickup another car and begin your journey.


Visited: Amami Island / (Breakfast Included)

Visited:
Amami Shotō
Accomodation
Night at Yagijima Hotel (Amami Shotō)

Day 9: Start your Island discovery adventure


- Enrich your Japan experience with traditional Japanese Aizome Indigo Dyeing experience.

- Drop by a local sake brewery to learn all about the sake production and have a sake tasting session

- Enjoy a lovely sunset over Amami Ohama Seaside Park

Visited: Amami Island / (Breakfast Included)

Visited:
Amami Shotō
Accomodation
Night at Yagijima Hotel (Amami Shotō)

Day 10: Continue your island exploration


- Enjoy some short hiking with the natural wildlife at Kuroshio no Mori Mangrove Park

-  Children and adults alike will love seeing the few hundred sea creatures that live here, in the Marine Viewer


- Feed the sea turtles:  an amazing experience.


Visited: Amami Island / (Breakfast Included)

Visited:
Amami Shotō
Accomodation
Night at Yagijima Hotel (Amami Shotō)

Day 11: Unfold the local delicacy mysteries

- Today you will get to learn how to prepare the best kept culinary secret, Dried Bonito.

- Learn about the process from the very beginning, from fishing right up to packaging.

- Bring dried bonito home with you as well as this unforgettable experience.


Visited: Amami Island / (Breakfast Included)

Visited:
Amami Shotō
Accomodation
Night at Yagijima Hotel (Amami Shotō)

Day 12: Departure


- Head back to Amami Island Airport (about a 1-hour drive) and return your car.

-  Enjoy your journey home!

Visited:
Amami Shotō

Fukuoka Ureshino Nagasaki Kumamoto Aso Kagoshima Ibusuki Amami Shotō

Price details

This tour idea is fully customisable

The price reflects this specific tour itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

Included in price:

  • Accommodation with meal
  • Car rental services equipped with English GPS, Insurance covered from Day 1 – 12
  • Excursion experience aslisted (Day 7, 9, 11)

Itinerary not quite right for you?

Create your tailor-made trip Browse all tour ideas in Japan (7)

Other tour ideas

Elsewhere in the world