9D FABULOUS KYUSHU + HUIS TEN BOSCH

OVERVIEW


FUKUOKA / SAGA / SASEBO / NAGASAKI / KUMAMOTO / KAGOSHIMA / MIYAZAKI / OITA (BEPPU)

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine
  • Uchiha Town
  • Yanagawa River Cruise
  • Yutoku Inari Shrine
  • Mount Mifuneyama
  • Huis Ten Bosch
  • Clover Garden
  • Mt Inasa Ropeway
  • Kumamoto Castle
  • Suizenji Park
  • Senganen Garden, Yunohira Observatory
  • Ikoma Plateau (late April to mid-May)
  • Takachiho Gorge
  • Yufuin Floral Village
  • Hells of Beppu
  • Mitsui Shopping Park LaLaport
  • Sand Bath at Beppu
Specialty Meals:  Unagi Rice * Shabu Shabu * BBQ Buffet * Kaiseki Cuisine * Japan Ramen


IMPORTANT NOTES

Remarks:​

  • Tour is conducted in Mandarin.
  • We reserve the right to merge our tour groups.
  • Some accommodations may not have specific twin, double or triple room types.
  • Due to unforeseen circumstances, or last-minute changes in flight schedule, the sequence of the itinerary is subject to change with/without prior notice.
  • If a place of visit or attraction is close to visitors, it will be replaced with an alternative, if possible, with no exchange or refund.
  • During major festivals/trade exhibitions/peak season, accommodation may be relocated outside of the city.
  • Non-Singapore passport holders please check with our staff for tourist visa requirements.
  • Fruit picking and flower viewing are subject to seasonality and availability.

ITINERARY

D1

Begin your vacation with a pleasant flight to Fukuoka, Japan (NH/JL via Tokyo).


Meals On Board

D2

Upon arrival in Fukuoka, visit Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine, located at Dazaifu Prefectural Natural Park. It is dedicated to Sugawara Michizane, known as the god of learning and so it is busy all year with visitors praying for success in academic achievement. Next, journey to Ukiha Town, a hidden treasure in the southeastern part of Fukuoka prefecture, renowned for its stunning landscapes and a well-preserved architectural legacy dating back to the 17th century. Indulge in a serene Yanagawa River Cruise, surrounded by the breathtaking natural scenery. Additionally, savour a special Unagi Rice meal while enjoying the river cruise experience.


Lunch / Dinner

D3

Begin your day with a Seasonal Fruit Picking activity. After that, explore the Yutoku Inari Shrine, counted among Japan's top three shrines dedicated to Inari, along with Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto and Toyokawa. This shrine is perched on the steep hillside of a valley, featuring its main hall elevated 18 meters above the valley floor on tall wooden beams. After a delightful lunch, venture to Mount Mifuneyama, a sprawling 150,000-square meter park renowned for its breathtaking autumn foliage. As evening falls, experience the enchanting illumination of the park as part of seasonal festivals.


Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

D4

After breakfast, explore Huis Ten Bosch, one of the largest theme parks in Japan, located in the southern region of Kyushu near Nagasaki. This park recreates a Dutch city, inspired by the historical Dutch-Japanese trading that commenced in 1609, not far from the original Huis Ten Bosch palace in the Netherlands. Visitors can immerse themselves in picturesque canals, windmills, and beautiful gardens. Next, proceed to Clover Garden, an idyllic open-air museum featuring landscaped gardens, Western-style historic mansions, and expansive vistas. Cap off the day by ascending the 333-meter-high Mt. Inasa, where you can relish an aerial perspective of Nagasaki's breathtaking night views.

Breakfast / Dinner

D5

After breakfast, set sail for Kumamoto by cruise, where, in certain seasons, you may even have the opportunity to observe and feed seagulls during the journey. Upon arrival at Josaien, situated in Sakura-no-baba at the base of Kumamoto Castle, delve into the atmosphere of a seventeenth-century castle town. This area offers a rich experience of Kumamoto's food, culture, and history. Venture to Suizenji Park to immerse yourself in the timeless allure of this traditional Japanese garden, featuring lush greenery and a serene spring pond. Wrap up your day with an enjoyable shopping expedition along Kamitori & Shimotori Street. Explore the lively streets lined with bustling shops and charming storefronts. Enjoy your exciting discoveries and take snapshots for memories while capturing the vibrant energy of Kumamoto's bustling shopping district.


Breakfast / Lunch

D6

After breakfast, journey to Senganen Garden, a traditional Japanese-style landscape garden situated along the coast north of downtown Kagoshima. Noteworthy among its features is the skillful incorporation of Sakurajima and Kagoshima Bay as borrowed scenery. The garden boasts small ponds, meandering streams, shrines, and a bamboo grove. Additionally, savour a matcha experience within the confines of a historic house. Embark on a ferry ride from Kagoshima Port to Sakurajima*, the iconic symbol of Kagoshima, characterized by its status as a compound active volcano with the North Peak and the South Peak. Weather permitting, revel in the splendid panoramic view from Yunohira Observatory, the highest accessible point on Sakurajima.

*For *Flora Viewing (late April to mid-May):  Visit to Ikoma Plateau, (to replace Sakurajima), renowned for its blooming fields of flowers. During the spring, the plateau transforms into a sea of pansies and poppies, offering a picturesque display.


Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

D7

Proceed to Takachiho Gorge, shaped by the volcanic eruptions from Aso over several hundred million years. Following that, make a stop at Yufuin Floral Village, a charming small theme park enveloped by diverse nature, designed to resemble a country village in England's Cotswolds region. Here, you can see the renowned Lake Kinrinko, celebrated for its enchanting views that can be appreciated from the adjacent walking paths. Next, indulge in one of Beppu's most distinctive experiences – immersing yourself in a Hot Sand Bath! Picture yourself reclining beneath the naturally heated sand, with the sea stretching out in front of you.

Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

D8

Journey to the Hells of Beppu, marveling at the steaming ponds displaying a spectrum of colors, bubbling mud pools, and diverse hydrothermal activities. Following that, indulge in a delightful shopping excursion at Mitsui Shopping Park LaLaport, Fukuoka, where you can revel in the excitement of approximately 220 stores and 9 parks. Conclude your day by immersing yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of the city's best-known symbol – the open-air food stands known as Yatai. With over 150 Yatais scattered across the city, explore these culinary gems for a memorable end to your day.


Breakfast

D9

Transfer to the airport for your flight back to Singapore. We hope you have had an exciting holiday with SA Tours!


Meals On Board / Breakfast

D1

飞机餐

D2

午餐 / 晚餐

D3

早餐 / 午餐 / 晚餐

D4

早餐 / 晚餐

D5

早餐 / 午餐

D6

早餐 / 午餐 / 晚餐

D7

早餐 / 午餐 / 晚餐

D8

早餐

D9

飞机餐 / 早餐



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