The entire line of the Kyushu Shinkansen will begin operating on Saturday, March 12th, 2011.
Travel time between Hakata Station (Fukuoka) and Kagoshima Chuo Station will be shortened to 1 hour and 19 minutes.
Access to Kagoshima from overseas will also become fast and convenient!
Now it's even easier to get to with a Japan Rail Pass, which is making for much more convenient and efficient travel!
Kyushu is a beautiful island, although not generally visited by foreign tourists. There are no cities on Kyushu like Tokyo to overwhelm your senses. Rather, it's a place to relax and take in the beauty of nature. For those of you who believe Japan is a small crowded country, a visit to Kyushu will dispel those misconceptions. We hope you will try another side of Japan not commonly seen by foreigners.
Highly Rated Tour : A group of 4 pax from America, traveling from Oct.for 7 days
Tour fare includes
- * 6 nights Accommodations(based on double occupancy)
- * 6 breakfasts
- * Meeting service at Kansai Airport
- * English Speaking Guide on Day 4
- * Pricate coach on Day 4
Dates : 7 days from Oct.17th to Oct.23rd
Cost per adult for a group of 6 people : 95,000 yen + 28,300 yen for Japan Rail Pass
This tour is organized on request only. Tour costs are subject to change according to the travel date and the number of participants. Itinerary is flexible to meet your requests and budget.
Arrive at Kansai Airport →Meet English speaking assistant at the arrival lobby → Transfer to Osaka by Limite Express train.→ Change trains at Kagoshima and Ibusuki located in the southeastern end of the Satsuma Peninsula, 50m from Kagoshima. → Proceed to the hotel. →Enjoy Sand Bath, wandering down to the beach where the burial ladies are waiting, shoved in hand, to cover you in wonderfully hot volcanic sand.
Proceed to Ibusuki station. →Transfer to Kagoshima city by Limited Exp.train → Leave your luggage at your hotel in Kagoshima, transfer to Kagoshima Ferry terminal →Transfer to the Sakurajima by ferry →Sightseeing in Sakurajima, since 1955 there has been an almost continuous stream of smoke and ash. Among Sakurajima's three peaks, only Minami-dake is active. There are several good lookout points with walkways across a small corner of the immense lava flow. →Back to Kagoshima by ferry →stay in Kagoshima.
Transfer to Kumamoto →Sightseeing in Kumamoto→Visit Kumamoto Castle→Former Residence of Hosokawa Gyobu, a spacious samurai villa with grounds pleasant for wandering.→Suizenji Koen Garden →Honmyoji Temple, which is the temple and mausoleum of Kato Kiyomasa, the architect of Kumamoto's great casle.→Stay in Kumamoto
Full day tour in Aso & Mt.Aso with a private English speaking gudie→Visit Kikuchi Valley→Daikanbo Peak→Mt.Aso volcanic crater→Kusasenri meadow, a grassy meadow with two lakes in the flattened crater of an ancient volcano.→Kome mound→returen to the hotel
Proceed to Kumamoto st. → Travel to Nagasaki by bullet train.→Sightseeing in Nagasaki by tram →Visit Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum where the live footage of the bomb blast, and the bent hands of a twistered clock stuck at 11.02 recall the moment when the bomb exploded above the city's neighbourhoods, are exhibited.→Visit Peace Park with unusual sculpture garden with contributions from around the world.→Visit Urakami Cathedral, the largest church in the East. →Visit Suwa Shrine → The 26 Martyrs Memorial, a memorial wall with reliefs of the 26 Cristians crucified in 1597.→Megane-bashi- Spectacles Bridge, so called because the water and the arches come together to form a reflection in the water, creating a "spectacles " effect.→Oura Catholic Church.→Stay in Nagasaki
Proceed to Nagaski station → Transfer to Hakata by Limited Express train→Take bullet train for Osaka. →Arriving in Osaka, leave your luggage at the hotel and sightseeing in Osaka.
Free at your leisure until departure.→Proceed to Osaka station. →Transfer to Kansai Airport by train→Depart your country