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Senganen, Kagoshima
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Discover Kyushu

Hidden Japan: Southern Kyushu

Price per person based on twin share
minimum participant : 1 persons
Days: 4
from £370

Price Includes:

* 4 day All Kyushu SUNQ Pass
* Accommodation specified in the itinerary or similar standard class hotels
* Meals specified in the itinerary

Tour Detail

Miyazaki, Kagoshima and Kumamoto.

These three prefectures do not get as many visits as they deserve. Kagoshima, Miyazaki and Kumamoto are host to some really fantastic sites and views. This four day side trip is perfect if you're tired of traversing cities on the main island of Japan and are looking for some intriguing and more rural sites, with a little bit more of a taste of nature. Highlights of this trip include the coastal Udo shrine, the gorgeous Takachiho gorge, the oddly refreshing sand baths and a fascinating samurai district. This trip is guaranteed to show you something you've never done before.

Itinerary - 4 Days

  1. Day 1

    Location
    Miyazaki
    This tour leaves from Fukuoka and heads straight for Miyazaki. In Miyazaki, there are two fantastic locations.

    First, you will be visiting the birthplace of the mythical first emperor of Japan, Jimmu at the Udo Shrine. The water at Udo shrine is said to help those approaching childbirth and the terrace outside overlooks the ocean, with fantastic views.

    Following this you will be headed to Aoshima also in Miyazaki prefecture, a small and beautiful island with a colourful shrine, but not to fret, the whole island's circumference is only 1.5km so it is perfect for a short walk, where you will get to enjoy the tranquillity of this natural setting.

    Suggested route:
    Depart from Hakata bus terminal at 08:35, arrive in Miyazaki at 12:57
    Miyazaki 13:55 > Udojingu 15:23
    Udojingu 16:42 > Aoshima 17:17
    Aoshima 19:10 > Miyazaki 19:50


    (Accommodation: Hotel Sky Tower )
  2. Day 2

    Location
    Kagoshima
    Hotel
    Dormy inn Kagoshima
    Meal
    Breakfast
    Today you are headed to Kagoshima.

    Our recommendation is a visit to Sakurajima, the island of the volcano, the ferry to which is covered by your SunQ Pass. Sakurajima is a constantly smoking active volcano, which has minor eruptions several times a day. Views of the volcano are fantastic and there are some interesting onsen or 'hot springs' on the island to be enjoyed.

    Suggested route:
    Miyazaki > Kagoshima
    Depart from Miyazaki station at 10:20 and arrive Kagoshima-Tenmonkan at 13:21.
  3. Day 3

    Location
    Kagoshima
    Hotel
    Dormy inn Kagoshima
    Meal
    Breakfast
    Today you are headed to Chiran, an impeccably preserved samurai district,. with beautiful gardens. For total immersion, this area has no cars or telephone poles, so you are free to wander the streets without the distraction of modernity. Chiran is in olden-day Satsuma Domain, one of the most powerful samurai domains of the Edo Period. It played a monumental role in the modernisation of Japan when their armies and their allies defeated and overthrew the Shogun of the period, restoring the Emperor to power.

    In the afternoon, you are headed for Ibusuki well known for its sand baths, a unique experience in Japan where you are buried to your head in sand (don't worry, you can get out anytime!) which is naturally heated from the ground. You emerge feeling like a new-born and can then proceed to the normal hot springs to wash off and relax.

    Suggested route:
    Tenmonkan 10:13 > Chiran Bukeyashiki 11:29
    Chiran Bukeyashiki 13:20 > Ibusuki-Sunamushi Kaikan 14:33
    Ibusuki-Sunamushi Kaikan 16:28 > Yamagataya bus centre 18:14
  4. Day 4

    Location
    Kumamoto
    Meal
    Breakfast
    Today you head back to Fukuoka, but not before spending the afternoon in Kumamoto.

    Kumamoto is home of Kumamoto Castle, one of the grandest and most beautiful castles in Japan and home to the mascot 'Kumamon', whose face has become well known worldwide. The castle was infamously sieged in 1877 during the Satsuma Rebellion, a war which took place over disagreement around Japan's modernisation.

    Suggested route:
    Kagoshima > Kumamoto > Fukuoka
    Depart from Tenmonkan at 08:52, arrive Kumamoto Kotsu Centre at 12:15
    Kumamoto Kotsu Centre 16:50, arrive Hakata Bus Centre at 18:56

    Once you are back in Fukuoka, this trip is over! We hope you have enjoyed these lesser experienced prefectures and the unique and fascinating sites they have to offer. If you want to experience even more rural areas still, why not try out Shikoku next time..?
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Price includes

* 4 day All Kyushu SUNQ Pass
* Accommodation specified in the itinerary or similar standard class hotels
* Meals specified in the itinerary

NOT included

* Travel Insurance
* Any meals and drinks not shown in the above itinerary
* Laundry, telephone, additional meals and drinks, and any other expenses of personal nature
* Baggage Transfer
* Flights
* Travel guide or assistant

Conditions

* The price is per person based on twin share
* The prices are subject to availability
* Non Changeable and Non Refundable once confirmed
* Extension available

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