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Small Group Travel

Cherry Blossom & Culinary Experience in Kyushu 2019

Price per person based on twin share
minimum participant : 1 persons
Days: 12
from £4200

Departure date: 22March 2019

Price Includes:

* Return Flight ticket from London to Fukuoka
* 10nights accommodation specified in the itinerary
* 7 lunch, 8 dinner, daily breakfast and a selection of drinks
* Transportation by private coach & English guide or assistant
* Soba making, Sake tasting and Gyokuro green tea experience etc.

Tour Detail

This 12-days small group tour visits Japan’s hidden gems in Kyushu. Kyushu's culture, local cuisine and history are very unique and the scenery on this island is simply incredible. If you are tired of big world famous cities and looking for an even richer Japanese experience, welcome to Kyushu, the island which is blessed with unparalleled natural beauty, numerous hot springs, and where well-kept treasures await you. This trip will let you explore everything that is great about Kyushu, with a fantastic balance of relaxing, sightseeing, dining and discovering the beautiful cherry blossoms! << TOUR HIGHLIGHTS >> ◇ Experience Kyushu’s finest cuisine, including 7 lunch, 8 dinner, daily breakfast and a selection of drinks ◇ Visits Sake Brewery Festival in Saga ◇ Sake tasting experience ◇ Experience the beauty of cherry blossom ◇ 3 nights Ryokan and Onsen experience ◇ Soba making experience ◇ Gyokuro, finest green tea experience

Itinerary - 12 Days

  1. Day 1・22March 2019

    Location
    London to Fukuoka
    Your extraordinary culinary experience-of-a-lifetime begins today!
    Depart from London Heathrow to Fukuoka (in-direct flight).

    The following evening you’ll arrive at Fukuoka.
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  2. Day 2・23March 2019

    Location
    Fukuoka
    Hotel
    JR Kyushu Hotel Blossom Hakata Chuo
    Welcome to Kyushu!
    You will be greeted by our representative at the airport and taken to your hotel by private coach.
    Your first nights accommodation is at JR Kyushu Hotel Blossom Hakata Chuo.
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  3. Day 3・24March 2019

    Location
    Ureshino
    Meal
    Breakfast, lunch, dinner
    It’s your first full day in Japan and what a place to start! Today you’ll get to enjoy the sights of Kashima and Ureshino in Saga. Today’s itinerary includes a unique Japanese festival experience at Kashima Sake Brewery Festival in Saga and visits to 6 sake breweries which include sake tasting experiences. Next, you’ll visit Yūtoku Inari Shrine. At this shrine, the division of the deity Inari Okami, worshiped by the Emperor, is enshrined. Yūtoku Inari Shrine is considered to be one of Japan's top three shrines dedicated to Inari.

    Your accommodation tonight is the wonderful Ryokan Taishoya in Ureshino Onsen, where a kaiseki (traditional Japanese cuisine) welcome dinner will be served. Ureshino Onsen is known as one of Kyushu’s best and the hot spring water has the incredible power to make skin soft, smooth and beautiful. Breakfast is also included for the following morning.
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  4. Day 4・25March 2019

    Location
    Nagasaki
    Meal
    Breakfast, lunch, dinner
    Today you’ll be travelling from Ureshino to Nagasaki by private coach. As well as breakfast at Ryokan Taishoya, lunch and dinner are also included. At lunch you can enjoy tasting Nagasaki’s local speciality, Nagasaki Champon noodles! After arriving in Nagasaki you’ll be given a day tour of Nagasaki to discover the fascinating sights of this vibrant and charming city. The tour will visit Nagasaki Peace Park & Atomic Bomb Museum; Glover Garden; Ōura Church; Dejima Island. For dinner, Shippoku Cuisine will be served at a local restaurant. Shippoku Ryori is the first Japanese fusion cuisine, a mixture of traditional Japanese, Chinese and Western dishes.

    Accommodation for the next two nights is at the ANA Crowne Plaza Nagasaki, located on a mountainside in Nagasaki-Minamiyamate.
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  5. Day 5・26March 2019

    Location
    Nagasaki
    Meal
    Breakfast
    After breakfast at your hotel, the day is yours to enjoy at leisure. You may wish to have your own adventure or some rest and relaxation, the choice is yours. Tonight you have the opportunity to visit your restaurant of choice in Nagasaki.
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  6. Day 6・27March 2019

    Location
    Kumamoto
    Meal
    Breakfast, lunch, dinner
    Today you will travel by ferry to Kumamoto, a city famous for its bold castle and unique mascot Kumamon. After lunch, you are free to explore the Kumamoto Castle area, which is known as one of the best Sakura-viewing spots in all of Kyushu! More beautiful Sakura can be seen at your next top, Suizenji Park. After a day Sakura-viewing you’ll get to experience eating like a local and enjoy the fun atmosphere of a Japanese Izakaya Restaurant.
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  7. Day 7・28March 2019

    Location
    Kurokawa
    Meal
    Breakfast, lunch, dinner
    Following breakfast, you’ll be taken on a scenic drive to Kusasenri Plateau and Mt Aso Nakadake Crater by private car. For today’s lunch you’ll be served a Akaushi beef BBQ. Later, you’ll visit Daikanbo Observatory where you can enjoy a fantastic view of Mt Aso and the Kuju Mountains.
    A delicious Kaiseki dinner is included tonight at the Ryokan in Kurokawa Onsen.
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  8. Day 8・29March 2019

    Location
    Amagase
    Hotel
    Sansou Tensui
    Meal
    Breakfast, lunch, dinner
    After enjoying a delightful breakfast at the Ryokan in Kurokawa Onsen, you’ll be participating in a unique Soba making experience in the Mt. Aso area and guess what’s for lunch today – Soba! After lunch you can take a peaceful, leisurely stroll through Yufuin hot-spring town. Your next stop on this culinary adventure is Amagase Onsen. Amagase is a little onsen town, with a 1,300 year history, located along the Kusu river in the south-east part of Hita city.

    Tonight you will be served a delightful Kaiseki Dinner at the Ryokan.
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  9. Day 9・30March 2019

    Location
    Fukuoka
    Hotel
    JR Kyushu Hotel Blossom Hakata Chuo
    Meal
    Breakfast, lunch, dinner
    We have another exciting day of high quality dining experience planned for you today! Start after check-out by being transported in a private car to visit Kiyomizu temple in Fukuoka – famous for its beautiful Japanese garden. The cherry blossom here in spring is spectacular and you are in for a real treat. After lunch, you’ll visit a Sake Brewery for a Sake tasting experience, as well as tasting the finest Gyokuro green tea at Yame town in Fukuoka. Dinner this evening is delicious Yakitori at a local restaurant in Fukuoka.

    Your accommodation for the remaining 3 nights is at the centrally located JR Kyushu Hotel Blossom Hakata Chuo.
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  10. Day 10・31March 2019

    Location
    Fukuoka
    Hotel
    JR Kyushu Hotel Blossom Hakata Chuo
    Meal
    Breakfast, lunch, dinner
    After breakfast, get ready for more gourmet, cultural and seasonal experiences. Your first stop today is a visit to Daizaifu Tenmangu Shrine by private car. You’ll then get to view the beautiful cherry blossom at Maizuru or Nishi Park. Cherry blossom viewing in Japanese is called “Hanami”. Next, you’ll be taken to Tocho-ji temple and Kushida Shrine in Hakata Ward. For dinner this evening you will be served Motsu-nabe, an original Fukuoka dish, (Japanese hot-pot) at a local restaurant. We can offer an optional tour for visiting the outdoor street food stalls known as Yatai.
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  11. Day 11・01April 2019

    Location
    Fukuoka
    Hotel
    JR Kyushu Hotel Blossom Hakata Chuo
    Meal
    Breakfast, dinner
    Today you are free at leisure from breakfast until dinner to relax and visit anywhere you wish.
    Join us at a top-quality Sushi restaurant farewell dinner to end this trip on a high!
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  12. Day 12・02April 2019

    Location
    Fukuoka
    Meal
    Breakfast
    On your final day you’ll be taken by private car to Fukuoka Airport to catch your return flight back to the U.K.
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Price Includes:

* Flight ticket from London to Fukuoka (In-direct Return Economy Class Ticket)
* 10nights accommodation specified in the itinerary
* Kyushu's finest cuisine, including 7 lunch, 8 dinner, daily breakfast and a selection of drinks
* All transport between destinations in Kyushu by private coach or taxi
* English guide from Day 3 - 11 (except day 5)
* English speaking assistant on Day 2 & 12
* Admission and entrance fees for all named activities
* Soba making, Sake tasting and Gyokuro green tea experience
* Japan SIM Card

NOT included:

* Optional activities
* Any meals and drinks not shown in the above itinerary
* Charge for minibar, room services, laundry, telephone and any other expenses of personal nature
* Passport and other visa document fees
* Travel Insurance

Conditions:

* Minimum participants: 10
* Maximum participants: 16

< IMPORTANT >
If the minimum number of persons for a tour is not reached 90 days before departure we reserve the right to cancel this tour. We may offer you alternative arrangements and you may choose to accept these arrangements if you wish

*The trip details may change prior to this tour departure. Any changes to these details will be updated on this page

* PAYMENT - We accept payment by UK debit or Bank transfer
- 10% of deposit (or full payment if booking within 60 days of departure) must be paid at the time of booking
- The balance will be due 60 days before the departure date"

* CANCELLATION POLICY
Once the payment is received, following cancellation policy will be applicable
- 91 days or more: Loss of deposit
- 90 - 33 days prior to departure date: 50% of total holiday cost
- 32 – 15 days prior to departure: 90% of total holiday cost
- 14 days or less: 100% of total holiday cost

* INSURANCE
Please Note: Adequate and valid travel insurance is compulsory for all our travellers and it is a condition of accepting your booking that you agree you will have obtained adequate and valid travel insurance. We recommend you take out insurance as soon as your booking is confirmed.

* DISABILITIES
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