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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.

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Experience the culture of Japan at a slower pace with groups of 10 to 18 people.
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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.

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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.

Group Tour | Deluxe       Tour Code: GTW607419     3 reviews

Discover Kyushu - Karatsu Kunchi Festival & Autumn Leaves

12 days 11 nights

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from USD $5998.00 (Limit to 24 guests)
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USD $1180.00
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.

Discover the authentic history and culture of Kyushu Island on one of AJT's Discover Kyushu itineraries, featuring the Karatsu Kunchi Festival! Our Discover Kyushu Tours aim to introduce travelers to the real Kyushu Island in an unforgettable way, delving into all the fascinating history, cultural delights, and natural splendor that this incredible island has to offer. We explore the major destinations of Nagasaki, Kagoshima, Kumamoto, and Beppu, but also less visited destinations includ... View More

Discover the authentic history and culture of Kyushu Island on one of AJT's Discover Kyushu itineraries, featuring the Karatsu Kunchi Festival! Our Discover Kyushu Tours aim to introduce travelers to the real Kyushu Island in an unforgettable way, delving into all the fascinating history, cultural delights, and natural splendor that this incredible island has to offer. We explore the major destinations of Nagasaki, Kagoshima, Kumamoto, and Beppu, but also less visited destinations including Karatsu, Chiran, Ibusuki, Takachiho, and Yakushima Island.

The tour begins with a day at the exhilarating Karatsu Kunchi Festival, witnessing the exciting Day 2 events where a group of massive floats are pulled along the beach by large teams of locals to the sound of loud chants, "En-ya, Enya!" and "Yoi-sa! Yoi-sa!", in a thrilling once-in-a-lifetime spectacle. From there, our tour continues through Kashima to Nagasaki, tasting sake at a local brewery, seeing an impressive hilltop shrine, and touring Nagasaki's must-see sights, including the Peace Park and Museum, Glover Garden, Oura Church, and the Dejima District. We next make our way to Kagoshima via Kumamoto, where we stop to see grand Kumamoto Castle and beautiful Suizenji Garden, before arriving in the Kagoshima area. While there, we take a stroll in Senganen Garden, stop in Chiran to see the Samurai District and the Peace Museum for Kamikaze Pilots. Then we take a sand bath in Ibusuki, before going to the UNESCO World Heritage Yakushima Island. This island is famed for its Yakusugi Cedar Trees, and the tour features 2 days on the gorgeous island, during which we enjoy its natural beauties and Shiratani Unsuikyo Ravine, Yakusugi Land Nature Park, and Seibu Rindo Forest Path. The tour continues to Takachiho, a town steeped in Shinto legend and myth, where we see sacred sites connected with the Shinto religion and watch a Kagura Evening Dance. As the tour draws to a close, we spend a day in Beppu to see the famed Beppu Hells: hot spring pools with fascinating natural features. You can also eat food that has been cooked in the steam of the hot springs. We end the tour with a visit to a wild monkey nature park and one last Shinto shrine before finishing the tour in Fukuoka.

Discover immersive and exciting Kyushu experiences on AJT’s Discover Kyushu Tour with 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.


Destinations

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

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