This itinerary offers the ultimate Kyushu experience, exploring this fascinating island's beautiful landscape and historical delights. Beginning in the north, you'll spend time in the glorious volcanic scenery of the Aso-Kuju National Park before driving south to Ibusuki, where you'll explore the beautiful gardens and ancient Samurai residences of Chiran not to mention enjoy a bit of hot sand bathing! From here you'll travel north, spending time in Kirishima National Park before progressing on to Kumamoto and Nagasaki for the fantastic cultural and historical monuments to be found. Finally, you'll return to Fukuoka via the famed porcelain town of Okawachiyama.
Explore the beautiful volcanic mountains and dramatic Mount Aso caldera of Aso-Kuju National Park.
Take a boat ride down the striking Takachiho Gorge, amid tumbling waterfalls and picturesque mountain cherry trees.
Visit the hot springs of Kurokawa to stay in a traditional inn.
Spend time in the Atomic Bomb Museum and Peace Park of Nagasaki.
Explore the picturesque gardens and samurai residences of Chiran.
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Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Day 1 International outbound flight
International outbound flight
Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Tokyo.
Day 2 Fukuoka
Once arrived into Tokyo, transfer directly to your flight to Fukuoka. Once in Fukuoka you will be met at the airport by a representative to guide you through arrivals. They will then show you to the waiting transfer to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day relaxing after your long flight. One recommendation would be to stay local and enjoy 'yatai' or street food in and around Canal City in Hakata.
Day 3 Fukuoka
Day 4 Kurokawa
Day 5 Kurokawa
Day 6 Takachiho
Kurokawa , Takachiho
Day 7 Ibusuki
Day 8 Kagoshima
Ibusuki , Kagoshima
Day 9 Kagoshima
Day 10 Kirishima National Park
Day 11 Kirishima National Park
Day 12 Kumamoto
Day 13 Nagasaki
Day 14 Nagasaki
Day 15 Nagasaki
Day 16 Fukuoka
Day 17 Tokyo
Day 18 International return flight
Tokyo , International return flight
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