Kyushu Food Tour: A Week Exploring Kyushu’s Culinary Culture
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Number of Guests
1 - 12 guests
Regional food, With sake, With transport, With lunch, With dinner
Travel through the culinary landscape of Kyushu on this five-night bus tour through the region.
Visit remote, off-the-beat path locations around Kyushu via the comfort and convenience of a private bus
Visit temples, shrines, onsen and other points of cultural interest during the tour
Free time to explore, shop and enjoy relaxing in the onsen
Exclusive meals and hands-on food experiences featuring local ingredients
This multi-day tour was designed to give guests an in-depth exploration of the food scene in Kyushu. This itinerary features Kyushu's best culinary experiences, with the convenience and comfort of an English-speaking guide and private bus transportation. Starting in the city of Fukuoka, you'll visit Dazaifu Tenman-gu, the city's most famous shrine. Explore the shrine and enjoy the local specialty of umegae mochi. Enjoy a bowl of ramen in Kurume city, the birthplace of this famous dish. After a warm bowl of noodles, you'll get to try the "king of Japanese Strawberries," the prized Hakata Amaou strawberry. On the second day, you'll start by touring a 200-year-old sake brewery. After sake tasting, you'll take a master class on preparing Japanese tea properly. This day ends at Tsuetate Onsen, a hot springs town. After a dinner of kaiseki-ryori (a traditional Japanese multi-course meal), you can relax in the onsen. The third day starts with a unique breakfast item- eggs prepared in the steam from the hot springs! Then you'll enjoy a peaceful morning of forest bathing. Next, head to another relaxing onsen town, famous for its carbonated hot springs. Finally, wind up the day with an exclusive Japanese counter-seated sushi experience. On the fourth day, you'll start on a boat for a change of pace! First, travel to the local fishing port to see the auction and enjoy a super fresh seafood breakfast. Then, back on the bus, you'll head into the wild and remote area of Kunisaki Penisula. Get a first-hand experience harvesting shitake mushrooms. After a lunch of octopus rice, you'll visit the peaceful Fuki-ji temple, the oldest wooden structure in Kyushu. On the final day of the trip, you can try a zen experience at the temple. On the journey back to Fukuoka, you'll stop in the town of Hita to visit the well-preserved old-style houses, including long-established soy sauce and miso shops. The evening in Fukuoka city is free for exploration.
Accommodation for five nights with breakfast included
Five lunches and four dinners
All entrance fees
Transportation by private tour bus
Transportation to Fukuoka City
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
Meeting point details will be provided after booking
This tour is suitable for seniors
All participants must be 12 years or older
Please contact us before booking if you have any allergies or dietary restrictions or have a tattoo (this may restrict your onsen bathing opportunities)
Please contact us before booking if you have any medical or mobility issues (including road sickness) or any other matters that may affect the smooth running of this tour
Fukuoka is Japan’s up-and-coming foodie prefecture, which was put on the map by the 2014 Michelin Guide and has been consistently featured ever since. Roam food markets in Fukuoka, taste the authentic Hakata tonkotsu ramen in its birthplace, and fill up at yatai street food stalls during your trip to Fukuoka!
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Select at least 1 guest
Select at least 1 guest
(12 - 90)
Earliest available date: January 23, 2023
Please note that the time is in Japan Standard Time.
Frequently Asked Questions
What kind of food is included on Kyushu Food Tour?
The focus of this tour is to eat as the locals eat. During this tour, you’ll be able to try a variety of the best food Kyushu has to offer. All the restaurants and experiences have been selected to highlight the local ingredients and dishes of the region and are unique opportunities that are difficult to find online. For dietary restrictions, please ask us about alternatives before booking.
What kind of accommodations are included?
A mix of western-style hotels and traditional Japanese ryokan. At the hotel, you will sleep in western-style beds. At the ryokan, you will be sleeping on wither beds or on futons on tatami. If you have difficulty sleeping on a futon, please let us know in advance.
What is “onsen” bathing?
Enjoying the onsen, or hot spring, is a great way to relax during the tour. The baths are separated by sex (one public bath for males and a separate one for females), and nudity is required to enter. If you prefer, you can skip this activity.
How long is Kyushu Food Tour?
Six days, five nights.
How will the tour travel around Kyushu?
By a comfortable, private bus.