Discovering Kyushu: April 22-29,2020
Roundtrip economy airfare
4 star hotel accommodations
Private Coach Throughout
Filipino Tour Escort
Travel Bounty giveaway
Upon arrival at Fukuoka airport, meet with guide and proceed with the transfer to Nagasaki. Dinner in a local restaurant before check-in, rest and overnight.
We commence our Kyushu adventure with a visit to Nagasaki Peace Park. This is a park which holds a number of monuments from all over the world, including the Peace Monument for the souls of the bomb victims. It also leads to the ground zero of the bomb and the Atomic Bomb Museum. Visit the St. Lorenzo (Ruiz) Cathedral with 26 Martyr’s Museum and the Glover Garden. Lunch in a local transferring before transferring to Huis Ten Bosch. Proceed to hotel for check – in before we enjoy this humble Dutch park in Kyushu. Rides, flowers with the beautiful tulips and numerous shows to choose from will end our day until dinner.
Check – out after breakfast and transfer to Unzen. We visit Unzen Jigokudani Hell Valley, a field of volcanic activity with spectacular steam events, hot streams and the smell of sulphur in the air. Then, we proceed to Shimabara for a ferry ride to Kumamoto. A samurai lunch awaits in Honmaru Gozenn. See the Sakura No Baba Joasaien and Suizenji Garden. Free time for shopping in Shimotori & Kamitori shopping district until dinner in a local restaurant and hotel check – in.
One of our tour’s highlight will start our day as we go Strawberry picking in Kumamoto. Next stop, is the sightseeing of Kokonoe Yume Big Suspension Bridge. Stands at 173m tall and 390m long, this bridge is the highest bridges for pedestrians in Japan which undoubtedly a magnificent view of one of the selected waterfalls in Japan, Shindonotaki falls, and Kyusuikei, a famous area for fresh greens and autumn leaves. Then, the journey continues to Beppu. First stop is the Yufuin Folk Village. A small and cut village that will give you a smooth and relaxing stroll. Last stop is the “Place of Scenic Beauty” as nationally designated, the Hells of Beppu or the hot springs of Beppu. Check – in, rest and overnight.
This morning, we depart Beppu and drive to Fukuoka. Enroute to visit to the Kitsuki Samurai Village and Kimono wearing experience. Lunch in a local restaurant before visit to the Dajaifu Shrine. Built over the grave of Sugawara no Michizane. According to legend, Michizane was a gifted student who composed many poems dedicated to his favorite plum trees. A visit to the Asahi Beer Factory will cap our day.
Early morning departure for a unique boat riding experience in Yanagawa where boat men sing as you sail along a creek. Lunch awaits in a local restaurant before we drive to Saga for Mifuneyama Rakuen Park and see a floral landscape at the foot of a mountain. Tonight, we try the local ramen which is the specialty of Fukuoka.
After breakfast, drive to Kitakyushu for one of our tour’s highlights, the Fujien Wisteria Garden. Indulge yourself in a tunnel of hanging lavender flowers that will surely give joy to every flower and nature lover. Back to Fukuoka for an afternoon of shopping in Tenjin Underground shopping mall and Hakata Mall. See you for dinner in a local restaurant before we call it a day.
A chance for last minute shopping before check – out and transfer to airport for onward flight back home.