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