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Kyushu Adventure

14 Nights: from US$6007 per person (twin share) Trip Code: KAS

Discover the vibrant cities and impressive natural landscapes of the Kyushu region, from Unzen's hot springs to the primeval forests of Yakushima, staying in superior accommodation and enjoying some of the finest in Japanese cuisine. Read more >

Fukuoka is the gateway to Kyushu, an island characterised by its friendly residents' laid back approach to life and the beautiful natural landscapes to be found at every stop along the way. From the historic port city of Nagasaki, to the ancient forests of Yakushima, via the green slopes of Mount Aso's huge caldera, there are many treasures waiting to be discovered.

In Nagasaki, influences from China, Holland and Portugal can be seen throughout the city, particularly in the reconstructed Dutch factory of Dejima and the Meiji period colonial style homes echo this.

The small but lively city of Kumamoto, with its rich samurai history, makes for an interesting overnight stay. Here you can visit what is considered to be one of Japan's best castles, with a signature curved stone construction known as musha-gaoeshi. On the eastern side of Kyushu, Kurokawa Onsen is dominated by Mount Aso which can be scaled via a ropeway for some fantastic views over rural Kyushu - and perhaps a glimpse into the steaming Aso caldera lake.

Awarded UNESCO World Heritage site in 1993, the little island of Yakushima is Kyushu's hidden gem, well loved for its giant yakusugi cedar trees the oldest of which, Jomon sugi, may have withstood the ravages of time for as many as 7,000 years. Yakushima is a world away from the bustle of city life and remains a very special and unspoilt area of Japan.

At a glance

What's Included

What's included

  • 15 nights' accommodation
  • Breakfast each morning, six evening meals and three lunches
  • Airport transfers by private car
  • All transport between destinations in Japan including domestic flights, bus, train, hire car and ferry
  • Eight-hour private guide service in Nagasaki, Kagoshima and Yakushima
  • Helicopter ride over Mount Aso
  • Gunkanjima Island cruise
  • Your personalised InsideJapan Info-Pack

What's NOT included:

  • International flights
  • Any extra local transport (buses, subways, taxis) unless otherwise specified
  • Any entrance fees unless otherwise stated
  • Baggage handling & luggage forwarding

What, where, when and how...

Kyushu Adventure - 15 Days - Accommodation

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