Southern Kyushu 6 Nights

Rare comprehensive tour package of Southern Kyushu, one of the most difficult places to organize trips on your own, visiting historic town of Kumamoto, hot spring resort Beppu and many volcanic sites.

Contact Us

This tour can be taken together with Northern Kyushu 5 Nights to make it an 11 night comprehensive Kyushu

 

Cities visited
Kumamoto, Ibusuki, Kagoshima, Aso, Beppu, Hakata (Fukuoka)

 

Highlights

  • Historic town Kumamoto
  • Natural wonder of Mt Aso
  • Authentic hot spring resort  Beppu
  • Steaming sand bath in Ibusuki

 

Package inclusions

  • 1 night accommodation at Hotel Nikko Kumamoto in Kumamoto
  • 1 nights accommodation at Hakusuikan (Japanese room) in Ibusuki
  • 2 night accommodation at Kagoshima Tokyu in Kagoshima
  • 1 night accommodation at Hotel Kadoman (Japanese room) in Aso
  • 1 night accommodation in Hanabishi Hotel (Japanese room) Beppu
  • 9 meals: (daily breakfast, 3 x dinners)

Transport:

  • Transfer from Kumamoto Airport or Kumamoto Station to your hotel by airport shuttle or train
  • Bullet train from Kumamoto to Kagoshima
  • Express train from Kagoshima to Ibusuki
  • Express train from Ibusuki to Kagoshima
  • Kagoshima to Aso by Bullet train and Express train
  • Express train from Aso to Beppu
  • Express train from Beppu to Hakata

 

For latest prices, please contact Experience Japan

 

Itinerary

 

Day 1: Kumamoto
Arrive at Kumamoto Airport or JR Kumamoto Station. A tour representative will meet you at either arrival points and assist you to travel to your accommodation in Hakata by subway or airport shuttle bus depending on the pick up location.

Accommodation: Kumamoto

Day 2: Kumamoto – Ibusuki
Catch an express train and bullet train to Ibusuki.

Upon arrival, make your own way to your accommodation.
Ibusuki is home to the largest crater lake in Kyushu, Ikeda-ko, 15 km in length and 233 metres deep, it was formed when Mt Kaimon-dake erupted. Whilst in Ibusuki, natural steaming sand baths is a must try. Sand is heated by subterranean geysers and is great for detoxing.
Accommodation: Ibusuki (B, D)

Day 3: Ibusuki – Kagoshima
Catch a train to Kagoshima.

Upon arrival, make your own way to your accommodation. Afternoon is free at leisure.
Accommodation: Kagoshima (B)

Day 4: Kagoshima
Whole day free at leisure.

Kagoshima is a castle town dating back to the 14th century. In the city, you can still find many historic spots associated with the Meiji Restoration, a time when political reforms were undertaken to transform the country from feudalism into a modern unified nation. Shiro-yama is a great place to view the Kagoshima City and Bay. Located 107 metres above sea level, the hill is known as the last hard-fought battlefield during the restoration.
Sakurajima Island, an active volcano site is also worth a visit.
Accommodation: Kagoshima (B)

Day 5: Kagoshima – Aso
Catch the fast speed bullet train and express train to Aso.

Upon arrival, make your own way to your accommodation.
The most famous site here is Mt Aso, a location of active volcano and many hot sprints. You can see inside the volcano crater from the safety of the Aso Volcano Museum.
Accommodation: Aso (B, D)

Day 6: Aso – Beppu
Catch an express train to hot spring resort, Beppu. Upon arrival, make your own way to your accommodation.

Beppu produces largest volume of hot spring in the county, and its water famous for variety of chemical properties. The Tour of Hell is the highlight sightseeing spot where you can witness eight phenomenal hot spring sites including Umi-jigoku (hell of sea) made up of bright cobalt blue hot water, Chi-no-ike-jigoku (hell of blood pond) where hot water containing red melted clay gushes out and Tatsumaki-jigoku (tornado hell) a geyser.
Accommodation: Beppu (B, D)

Day 7: Beppu – Hakata
Catch a train back to where you originally started, Hakata.

This package tour ends at Hakata Station. (B)

Terms and Conditions

  • A non-refundable deposit is required within 7 days of booking
  • Full payment is required 45 days prior to travel
  • Minimum of 1 person is required to operate
  • B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner
  • Booking code: JV-10
  • Credit card fees apply
  • Cancellation fees apply
  • New World Travel Pty Ltd. ABN 84 003 148 196 ATAS: ATASA10506