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Japan Deluxe Tours

Visit the must see sites of Japan with group sizes ranging from 12 to 35 people.

These tours are great for first time visitors to Japan looking for comfortable accommodation with all entrance fees and most meals included. Our Japan Deluxe Tours are accomodated with professional tour guides, fluent in both Japanese and English, to ensure an educational and valuable visit. Air-conditoned, private coaches are also included, so you can enjoy a comfortable and hassle-free time in Japan. Our tours range from 7 to 21 days, to various regions of Japan.

Deluxe-Plus Small Group Tours

Experience the culture of Japan at a slower pace with groups of 10 to 18 people.
(Smaller group departure available)

These tours combine enrichment, enjoyment, and education with time to truly absorb and appreciate your surroundings. Our Deluxe-Plus small group tours are created to cater to those who are interested in having a deeper understanding of Japan's culture. You will have the opportunity to participate in culturally rich activities and visit destinations only locals may know. Experience luxurious hotels and travel at a leisurely pace when you book a Deluxe-Plus small group tour.

Budget Group Tours

Our Budget Tours are designed for our guests who are on a limited budget.

Explore the must-see sights and enjoy the hassle-free trip to Japan at an affordable price. Our most cost-effective way to see the highlights of Japan while staying in budget-friendly accommodations. If you would like to have a quick stop to sample the must-see sights of Japan, or plan to explore Japan on your own but would like to take a short trip to learn about Japan before your self-guided journeys. These are the tours for you.

Active Small Group Tours

Travel Japan more flexibly in groups of 6 to 13 people using public transportation.

Explore Japan off the beaten path via Japanese public transportation, walking, hiking, cycling and more. Take more time to enjoy local experiences and picturesque landscape. Our Active Small Group Tours combine the best of cultural destinations with off-the-beaten-path via Japanese public transportation, Discover the country of Japan the way the locals do and see Japan from a different angle. A focus on getting away from the crowds and into the real Japan, see the diversity of Japan’s countryside unfold before your eyes.

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Discover Kyushu

Fukuoka - Karatsu - Ureshino Onsen - Kashima - Nagasaki - Kumamoto - Kagoshima - Chiran - Ibusuki - Yakushima - Takachiho - Beppu - Usa - Fukuoka

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Book a Discover Kyushu group tour with AJT for a 12-day journey experiencing the history, nature, and culture of Kyushu, including the exciting Karatsu Kunchi Festival.

Discover the unspoiled natural beauty, historical treasures, and fascinating local culture of Kyushu, Japan on our Discover Kyushu Group Tour, featuring the thrilling Karatsu Kunchi Festival. Kyushu is a little island in southern Japan that has a lot for travelers to enjoy, and guests on this tour will gain a good introduction to its charms. Travelers looking to explore Japanese history can find thought-provoking sites in such places as Nagasaki, Kumamoto, and Kagoshima, and those interested... View More

Discover the unspoiled natural beauty, historical treasures, and fascinating local culture of Kyushu, Japan on our Discover Kyushu Group Tour, featuring the thrilling Karatsu Kunchi Festival. Kyushu is a little island in southern Japan that has a lot for travelers to enjoy, and guests on this tour will gain a good introduction to its charms. Travelers looking to explore Japanese history can find thought-provoking sites in such places as Nagasaki, Kumamoto, and Kagoshima, and those interested in Japanese spirituality step into Shinto legend when they visit Takachiho. Visitors in search of natural beauties will find much to admire on Yakushima Island and across the region. And those looking for rare cultural immersion are in for a treat: the heart-pounding energy of the Karatsu Kunchi - an important and exciting local festival featuring enormous colorful "Hikiyama" floats!

The tour departs from Fukuoka and begins with an unforgettable experience: a day at the Karatsu Kunchi festival in Karatsu City. This historic religious and cultural festival involves large groups of people pulling enormous floats called “Hikiyama” through the town and over the sand of nearby Nishinohama Beach. The Karatsu Kunchi has been held in Karatsu for over 400 years and is one of Japan's most important festivals.

But the festival is only the beginning of your immersive journey through Kyushu. We walk through the bright red torii shrine gates at Yutoku Inari Shrine and tour a brewery at Hizenya, and tour the Peace Park, Dejima District, Glover Garden, the Twenty-Six Martyrs Museum, and Oura Church - one of Nagasaki's UNESCO World Heritage Hidden Christian Sites. We see an impressive Japanese castle at Kumamoto, take a bullet train to Kagoshima to visit Senganen Garden, stop at Chiran to see the Peace Museum for Kamikaze Pilots, and take a Sand Bath at Ibusuki before going to UNESCO World Heritage Yakushima Island to admire the ancient thousand-plus year-old “Yakusugi” cedar trees. Enjoy an Evening Kagura Performance at Takachiho and a trip to breathtaking Takachiho Gorge, appreciate the hot springs of the Beppu Hells, and taste foods that have been cooked in the steam of the hot springs, spend some time in the company of wild Monkeys at Mt. Takasaki, and stop at Usa Shrine before returning to Fukuoka for the end of the tour.

Book one of AJT's Discover Kyushu Tours for an unforgettable trip through Kyushu Island, exploring its history, natural beauty, and culture - including a day at the Karatsu Kunchi Festival. The tour includes all hotel accommodations (some Japanese style), transportation via private coach bus, and full escort by one of our friendly, professional English-speaking guides. Please browse our detailed itinerary below for more information.

Tour Highlights

  • Cheer for the teams pulling massive Hikiyama floats across the beach during the Karatsu Kunchi Festival.
  • Hike enchanting Shiratani Unsuikyo Ravine on the UNESCO World Heritage Yakushima Island.
  • Learn Shinto myth and legend during an Evening Kagura Performance in Takachiho.
  • Take in the view from Yutoku Inari Shrine, one of Japan's most beautiful Shinto Shrines to Inari.
  • Taste delicious foods that have been cooked in the steam of the Beppu Hells hot springs.
  • Bathe in sand enriched with mineral hot spring water at the Ibusuki Sand Baths.
  • Stroll the Nagasaki Peace Park and contemplate the monuments to those lost to the atomic bomb.
  • Discover the raw, personal stories of the WW2 Kamikaze at Chiran's Peace Museum for Kamikaze Pilots.
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Japan Deluxe Tours

Visit the must see sites of Japan with group sizes ranging from 12 to 35 people.

These tours are great for first time visitors to Japan looking for comfortable accommodation with all entrance fees and most meals included. Our Japan Deluxe Tours are accomodated with professional tour guides, fluent in both Japanese and English, to ensure an educational and valuable visit. Air-conditoned, private coaches are also included, so you can enjoy a comfortable and hassle-free time in Japan. Our tours range from 7 to 21 days, to various regions of Japan.

Deluxe-Plus Small Group Tours

Experience the culture of Japan at a slower pace with groups of 10 to 18 people.
(Smaller group departure available)

These tours combine enrichment, enjoyment, and education with time to truly absorb and appreciate your surroundings. Our Deluxe-Plus small group tours are created to cater to those who are interested in having a deeper understanding of Japan's culture. You will have the opportunity to participate in culturally rich activities and visit destinations only locals may know. Experience luxurious hotels and travel at a leisurely pace when you book a Deluxe-Plus small group tour.

Budget Group Tours

Our Budget Tours are designed for our guests who are on a limited budget.

Explore the must-see sights and enjoy the hassle-free trip to Japan at an affordable price. Our most cost-effective way to see the highlights of Japan while staying in budget-friendly accommodations. If you would like to have a quick stop to sample the must-see sights of Japan, or plan to explore Japan on your own but would like to take a short trip to learn about Japan before your self-guided journeys. These are the tours for you.

Active Small Group Tours

Travel Japan more flexibly in groups of 6 to 13 people using public transportation.

Explore Japan off the beaten path via Japanese public transportation, walking, hiking, cycling and more. Take more time to enjoy local experiences and picturesque landscape. Our Active Small Group Tours combine the best of cultural destinations with off-the-beaten-path via Japanese public transportation, Discover the country of Japan the way the locals do and see Japan from a different angle. A focus on getting away from the crowds and into the real Japan, see the diversity of Japan’s countryside unfold before your eyes.

Discover Kyushu - Karatsu Kunchi Festival & Autumn 
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Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

Discover Kyushu - Karatsu Kunchi Festival & Autumn Leaves
Discover Kyushu - Karatsu Kunchi Festival & Autumn Leaves

12 Days 11 Nights | from US $5998.00 (Limit to 24 guests)

Fukuoka / Karatsu / Ureshino Onsen / Kashima / Nagasaki / Kumamoto / Kagoshima / Chiran / Ibusuki / Yakushima / Takachiho / Beppu / Usa / Fukuoka
Book one of AJT's Discover Kyushu tours for a 12-day experiential journey through Kyushu Island, with one day set aside to attend the thrilling Karatsu Kunchi Festival.

12 Days 11 Nights | from US $5998.00 (Limit to 24 guests)

Fukuoka / Karatsu / Ureshino Onsen / Kashima / Nagasaki / Kumamoto / Kagoshima / Chiran / Ibusuki / Yakushima / Takachiho / Beppu / Usa / Fukuoka
Book one of AJT's Discover Kyushu tours for a 12-day experiential journey through Kyushu Island, with one day set aside to attend the thrilling Karatsu Kunchi Festival.
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