Autumn in Kyushu, Japan

This tour is now finished. However, we have left the page here as an example of what you can expect when we post the next autumn tour, which will be scheduled after borders closed for COVID are reopened. Please join our mailing group to keep yourself updated.

  • Spend 8 DAYS in Kyushu, Japan with us and we’ll give you an unforgettable experience.
  • Departing Australia TBA
  • Travel from just AUD $6949 $6649 INCLUDING Your International airfares. Errors and omissions excluded.

     Read on for more information

Please join us for a journey of spectacular beauty, experience the unique culture of Japan, and taste some amazing cuisine.

The colours of autumn in Japan are spectacular to say the least. In my opinion, having lived in Japan for 8 years, autumn is probably the most beautiful time to visit the land of the Cherry Blossom. Yes! The Cherry blossoms of spring are simply spectacular. However, the forests in autumn simply light up in shades of the colour spectrum in reverse gear, starting with green and progressing through yellow, orange, ochre, red, purple and everything in between as the deciduous trees prepare to shed their leaves. About the only colour missing from the spectrum is shades of blue, and because autumn is mostly dry, you get the bluest skies as your back-drop.

We have negotiated with Manyou Japan, our sister travel agency, and formatted an unforgettable tour that will simply take your breath away, and yet is competitively priced with similar tours from our major competitors. Remember when comparing, that ManYou Travel tours include all travel from your point of departure in Australia and back, while our competitors quote exclusive of international flights. Their prices are usually on the ground in the land of destination. This can add thousands of dollars to their tour prices, depending on the season and flight availability.

The places we take you are just breathtaking, and on the Southern Island of Kyushu, which is off the high-traffic tourist routes of Honshu Island, so you can be guaranteed it is a unique experience, and even if you have visited Japan previously, in an area you have probably never been before, yet it is just as rich in traditional Japanese culture and just as amazing in colour as the major tourist routes. Each Prefecture in Japan is famous for its own dishes, and each town in each prefecture serves its own specialties. The food is definitely something to be sampled.

The price: From just AUD$6949
Early Booker Special – Just AUD$6649 pp Twin Share until Midnight on August 31st, xxxx (based on total 10 travellers from any combination of International Airports Sydney, Melbourne or Darwin, Brisbane $6649 till August 31st). Reservation and Deposit of $1500 must be received by midnight June 30. See out pricing schedule page for more information

Not an Australian resident? Not a problem. Simply book your own airfares from anywhere in the world or contact us with your nearest international airport code and we’ll get back to you with a price. eg. LAX for Los Angeles California. See pricing break-down page for more information.

includes International airfares ex the above-mentioned airports.
Single Supplement +AUD$1000pp – please contact us to confirm the price if you need a single room) as this price may vary from time to time, depending on local variations and currency exchange rates.)

Please contact us for rates ex Gold Coast, Townsville Cairns, Adelaide, Hobart and Perth, or arrange your own flights from your nearest domestic airport to one of the mentioned International Airports.

Tour itinerary: Japanese companies include the flights in their itinerary as being a day of the tour. Hence, we are following that tradition, because the International flights are included in the pricing. Please be aware if comparing, most Australian travel companies do not include international flights in their pricing schedule, and they are an additional cost to you.

All western style accommodation is minimum 4 star. Usually Higher. Traditional Japanese accommodation is of the highest standard, and should you attempt to book the rooms yourself, may cost in the region of AUD $300 to $500 per night for the first person and $200 to $400 for the second person win share, but is not rated by the western starring system, so we cannot declare a star rating.

Souvenirs can be purchased at every location. Feel free to be a shutter bug and/or just take in the sights. When the term Prefecture is used, Prefecture is similar to a shire.

Day1,  Nov 10, xxxx: International Flights from Australia.

  • Meals: In-flight as provided by the airline & own at Singapore if required & time permits,
  • to Singapore departing Darwin 15:45, Sydney 18:05, Melbourne 18:25 or Brisbane 14:30 local time.
  • Meet up with your guide at Singapore International Airport.
  • To Fukuoka departing Singapore 01:20 local time on Day 2, Nov 11, xxxx. Arrive FUK 08:35 on Day 2.

Day 2, Nov 11, xxxx: Arrive Fukuoka International Airport 08:35, Bus Departs 09:30 to Yanagawa City, Yame City, Kumamoto Prefecture, Yamaga City

Day 3, Yamaga, Arao, Tamana and Kumamoto Cities

  • 3 meals, Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
  • Kumamoto Prefecture, Breakfast at the hotel in Yamaga City
  • Visit Matsunaga Katana (Japanese Sword) Training Institute & watch the Katana being made and demonstrated.
  • Visit Renge-in Tanjō-ji Buddhist Temple and See the world’s Largest Temple Bell.
  • Lunch at Tamana City – Local beef dishes
  • Visit Kumamoto Castle & Garden park, one of Japan’s few remaining Castles surrounded in Autumn foliage and ideal for photographs.
  • Dinner – Japanese specialty dishes or choose your own.
  • Staying at the New Hotel Kumamoto
  • You just had another unforgettable day.

Day 4: Kumamoto sight-seeing → to Miyazaki · Takachiho

  • 3 meals, breakfast, lunch and dinner included
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Pass through Mashiki area – lots to view from the bus window
  • Visit Heitate JinJa (Heitate Temple Shrine)
  • Lunch – Takachiho style beef
  • Touring Takachiho including
    • Visit Amano Iwato Shrine
    • Takachiho Gorge boating
  • Dinner at Hotel Takachiho 
  • Yet another unforgettable day comes to a close

Day 5: Takachiho, Aso City, Kumamoto Prefecture Oita Prefecture

Day 6: Oita, Iizuka-shi, Fukuoka-shi

  • 3 meals, Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included
  • Breakfast at hotel
  • To Kokonoe Town (to Yume-dai Suspension Bridge)
  • After viewing autumn leaves at Yume-dai Suspension Bridge
  • To Fukuoka
  • Arrive in Fukuoka – After lunch, sightseeing in Iizuka city – Lunch
  • Kaho Ekijyou Theater
  • Nankodate-ji Temple
  • Dinner in Fukuoka City
  • Arrive at the Hotel Nikko in Fukuoka
  • Yet another day that you will always remember comes to a close

Day 7: Fukuoka

  • 2 meals, Breakfast, and lunch included. Dinner not included
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Dazaifu Tenman-ji Temple
  • Komyozen-ji Temple
  • Lunch on us
  • Free afternoon
  • Find a restaurant that takes your fancy and try their specialities
  • Stay at the Hotel Nikko in Fukuoka
  • Your unforgettable tour of Japan is drawing to a close. Just one day to go. Tomorrow is a free day, so make sure you see what you want to see and shop to your heart’s content.

Day 8: Fukuoka

  • 1 meal, Breakfast at the hotel. Lunch and dinner own responsibility. Find a couple of restaurants that take your fancy and enjoy.
  • Free Day. Grab a few brochures and head for Hakata train station or just walk out the hotel door and let the breeze take you. Make sure you see everything you want to see, and buy everything you haven’t bought, but want to take home today.

Day 9: International Flights back home.

  • No meals provided today. In-flight meals as provided by the airlines
  • Own breakfast
  • Depart FUK 10:00 local time.
  • Arrive Singapore 15:25 local time
  • Depart Singapore
    • Darwin 18:55 arrive 02:05
    • Sydney 20:15 arrive 05:55
    • Melbourne 21:15 arrive 06:40
    • Brisbane 21:30 arrive 07:05

Thanks for allowing us to provide you with an unforgettable experience. Please share your experience with ManYou Travel your friends and family.

Reserve your seat now. We will be in touch soon.