Mysterious Kyushu Tour Overview

This tour is for those who would like to see further and dig deeper in the mysterious but intimate island of Kyushu. An English-speaking guide will accompany you on the tour.

Visit the gorgeous UNESCO World Heritage site Yakushima, and many other off-the-beaten-track temples and shrines.

  • Includes daily breakfast and one dinner
  • Sightseeing tours in every spot by English-speaking tour guides.
  • This trip goes to Yakushima Island, Kagoshima, Kirishima, Miyazaki, Beppu and Fukuoka.
  • Great for repeat visitors.
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7 Days
6 Cities: Yakushima, Beppu, Fukuoka and more
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DAY 1 - Arrival in Yakushima Island (KUM)

After arrival at Yakushima Airport (KUM), transfer to the hotel via a private guided half-day tour in Yakushima Island by private vehicle. The tour will visit the Yakushima Environment & Culture Village Center, Shitoko Gajumaru Banyan Garden, and Shiratani Unsuikyo Ravine.

ACCOMMODATION: Hotel in Yakushima

Arrival Gajumaru Tree Shiratani Unsuikyo Ravine

DAY 2 - Yakushima Island

Private guided full-day tour in Yakushima Island (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM).
The tour will visit the Yakusugi Museum, Yakusugi Land, and Kigensugi Cedar.

ACCOMMODATION: Hotel in Yakushima
MEALS : Breakfast

Yakushima Forest Yakushima Forest Kigensugi Cedar

DAY 3 - Yakushima Island - Kagoshima - Kirishima

Leave for Kagoshima by express ferry and travel to Kirishima by private vehicle.

ACCOMMODATION: Hotel in Kirishima
MEALS : Breakfast


DAY 4 - Kirishima - Miyazaki

*Heavy luggage is delivered by courier service to Fukuoka, skipping 2 nights in Miyazaki & Usuki. Please prepare a hand-carried bag for 2 nights to take with you.
Private guided full-day excursion for Kirishima and Miyazaki (9:00 AM - 6:00 PM) by private vehicle. The tour will visit the Kirishima Shrine, Udo Shrine and Aoshima Island.

ACCOMMODATION: Hotel in Miyazaki
MEALS : Breakfast

Udo Shrine Oni no Sentakuita in Aoshima Aoshima Shrine in Aoshima

DAY 5 - Miyazaki - Beppu

Leave for Beppu by express train (2nd class reserved seat). Upon arrival in Beppu, take a look around the Beppu-Jigoku Boiling Hells, all eight spectacular hot springs, by private vehicle.

MEALS : Breakfast, Dinner

Umi Jigoku Bozu Jigoku Chinoike Jigoku

DAY 6 - Beppu - Fukuoka

Leave for Fukuoka by express train (2nd class reserved seat).
Upon arrival in Fukuoka (Hakata Station), start a private guided sightseeing tour in Fukuoka.
The tour will visit the Tenjin area and Ishikura Japanese Sake Brewery.

ACCOMMODATION: Hotel in Fukuoka
MEALS : Breakfast

Fukuoka City Kihinkan Kego Shrine Fukuoka Red Brick Culture Museum

DAY 7 - Departure from Fukuoka (FUK)

Own transfer to Fukuoka Airport.
*The rooms will be available until 11:00 AM.

MEALS : Breakfast

Departure from Fukuoka

*Pictures shown are for illustration purposes only

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(Group Discounts Available)

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  • Accommodation: 6 nights
  • Guide: English-speaking guide at each sightseeing spot (except free day)
  • Admissions: For all trips and visits (except free day)
  • Train: Express train on Day 5 & 6
  • Transportation: Combination of private vehicle and public transport system
  • Meals: 6 breakfasts, 1 dinner
  • Luggage Delivery:
    Kirishima - Fukuoka, skipping 2 nights
    (1 piece per person)
NOT Included
  • Flights: Please ask your agent for arrangement
  • Meals: Other than specified
  • Transfer: Other than specified
  • Optional Tours: None - Unless otherwise arranged.
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  • Personal Expenses
  • Travel Insurance
  • Porter Service at airports and hotels

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Booking Policy:

Rates: The mentioned prices may fluctuate due to the changes of surcharge, fees, taxes or currency status without prior notice. The actual prices will be officially confirmed at the time of booking. Please kindly verify with your H.I.S. representative.
Reservation: The reservation must be made 65 days before the start of the tour.

Pertinent Information Before Travel

-The hotel rooms are considerably smaller than western ones.
-The ceilings are much lower, giving a perception of the scope of the rooms.
-The normal double beds are French-sized (140cm x 200cm), with a few hotels featuring double rooms with a double bed.
-Rooms with double beds or smoking rooms must be specially reserved and, because of the scarcity, cannot be guaranteed.
-The pajamas and yukata provided by the hotel are only for use in the hotel.

-The spaces for suitcases on Japanese trains are very limited (this is the reason for the separate transport of the luggage in our packages).
-For the packages that mention the JR Pass, our assistant or guide will help with reserving the train (for the tours with a guide, we cannot guarantee that the whole group can sit together). It is only possible to reserve the trains after arriving in Japan and there may be no availability for the trains mentioned in the program.
-2nd Class tickets (regular) are used in the packages. Usage of 1st class tickets must be booked and requires extra fees.
-Please refrain from talking loudly on the train.
-Talking on the phone on the train is forbidden.
-Please note that it is very difficult to reserve train tickets during specific periods such as "Golden Week" consecutive national holidays, Bon Holidays and the end of the year/New Year period.
-Commuter trains and arterial roads in big cities such as Tokyo and Osaka are crowded during the rush hour, and in the mornings and evenings.

-Japanese meals rarely include desserts. Sometimes there will be a small plate with fruits that accompany the main dish.
-In some typical restaurants it is obligatory to take off your shoes. We recommend wearing stockings or socks (this is not obligatory).
-For special food needs and requests (allergies, vegetarians, etc.), please state them during your reservation, so that we can inform the restaurants.

-Often during temple/shrine visits, guests will have to take off their shoes. We advise wearing socks (not obligatory, but do not go barefoot).
-Cultural properties may be under renovation and covered.
-Itinerary may change due to inevitable causes such as closing, natural disasters, traffic jams, etc.

-You are not allowed to stand and smoke on the street. Smoking is permitted only in designated smoking areas.

If you plan to extend your trip, we can also arrange

  • Hotel Accomodations other than specified in the itinerary
  • Japan Rail Pass and Rail Tickets
  • Japan Air Pass and Domestic Flights
  • Airport Transfers
  • Day Tours
  • etc.

We can also arrange your international flights between any cities in the U.S. and Japan at our special airfare. Please ask your agent for more details.

Terms and Conditions

Cancellation Policy

Until 51 days before departure date No Charge
50-36 days before departure date 10% Cancellation Penalty of Total Price
35-26 days before departure date 30% Cancellation Penalty of Total Price
25-13 days before departure date 50% Cancellation Penalty of Total Price
12-7 days before departure date 70% Cancellation Penalty
6 days before departure date 100% Cancellation Penalty