Kyushu Drive Package
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Kyushu offers many historic treasures, modern cities and natural beauty. Kyushu is also a land of surreal volcanic landscapes and stunning mountains. Kyushu has many places to visit including the largest city Fukuoka, one of the best hot springs of Japan – Beppu Onsen, and the impressive black coloured Kumamoto Castle. Kyushu boasts an abundance of fresh food, with characteristic local dishes unique to each area.
|Day 1:||Fukuoka, Hakata|
|Day 2:||Dazaifu Temmangu – Usuki Stone Buddhas – Beppu Hell Hall – Yufuin|
|Day 3:||Daikanbo – Asosan – Takachiho Gorge – Miyazaki|
|Day 4:||Aoshima – Udojingu – Aya Town – Takachiho – Sakurajima – Kagoshima|
|Day 5:||Tsujunkyo Bridge – Kumamoto Castle – Unganzennji – Suizenji Jojuen|
|Day 6-7:||Shimabara-Unzen – Glover Garden – Dejima, Peace Park, Inasayama Observation|
DAY 1: FUKUOKA> URESHINO 1.5hrs
Ureshino: This onsen area is close to the popular sites of Saga Prefecture . Start at Okawachiyama Villa ge, a quaint town known for local Arita Porcelain. Enjoy a lunch of local Saga beef and continue to Mifuneyama .
DAY 2: URESHINO > NAGASAKI 1hr
Nagasaki: Visit Dejima, a replica of the island where the Dutch traders lived. Glover Garden is an iconic open air museum and the Peace Memorial Museum is also worth visiting .
DAY 3: NAGASAKI> UNZEN 1hr
Unzen: Walk through the volcanically active landscape known as the “Hells of Unzen” and immerse yourself in the local hot springs at the end of the day.
DAY 4: UNZEN > KUMAMOTO 2.5hrs
Kumamoto : Kumamoto Castle has been undergoing extensive reconstruction due to a devastating earthquake but still remains the most iconic monument in the city.
DAY 5: KUMAMOTO > YUFUIN 2.5hrs
Mount Aso & Daikanbo Peak: An active volcano in the centre of Kyushu Island. Its ancient caldera ranks among the world ‘s largest. Conditions permitting you can drive up to the crater .
Yufuin: Popular hot spring resort surrounded by countryside scenery and mountains, exploring this area by bicycle or rickshaw is recommended .
DAY 6: YUFUIN > BEPPU 1hr
Beppu: The bubbling, steaming, colorful sulfuric hot springs of Beppu make for eerie and somewhat magical photo . Steaming food in these hot springs is also very popular
DAY 7: BEPPU > FUKUOKA 2hrs
Fukuoka: Taste the famous Hakata ramen, one of the most popular and delicious varieties of ramen in Japan .
DAY 1: FUKUOKA> BEPPU 2hrs
Beppu: The bubbling, colorful, sulfuric hot springs of Beppu make for eerie and somewhat magical photo. Steaming food in these hot springs
is also very popular and a must try when visiting .
DAY 2: BEPPU >TAKACH IHO 2.5hrs
Takachiho: The beauty of Takachiho Gorge attracts tourists from all over the country. Amano lwato Shrine also entices many to visit as it is one of the most sacred Shinto shrines in Japan.
DAY 3: TAKACHIHO > MIYAZAKI 2.5hrs
Miyazaki: Just below Miyazaki City in Aoshima is a shrine with a peculiar rock formation known as the “Demon’s Was hboard”. Another popular attraction is Udo Shrine, renowned as the birthplace of the first Emperor of Japan.
DAY 4-5: MIYAZAKI> KAGOSHIMA (VIA CAPE TOI) 4hrs
Cape Toi: Not only is the costal scenery of Cape Toi stunning but there is the chance of observing wild horses at the cape.
Kagoshima: Highlights of Kagoshima include visiting the active volcanic island of Sakurajima , the picturesque Senganen garden and
discovering the samurai history of the region.
DAY 6: KAGOSHIMA> IBUSUKI 1.5hrs
lbusuki: Try the unique black sand baths and be submerged in volcanic sand, a therapeutic and cleansing one-of-a-kind experience .
DAY 7: IBUSUKI > FUKUOKA 2 hrs
Fukuoka: Taste the famous Hakata ramen, one of the most popular and delicious varieties of ramen in Japan.