Land of Fire Kyushu

A small-group guided walking tour to Kyūshū with short hikes of 1-3 hours

Land of Fire Kyushu

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Land of Fire Kyushu
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Single room additional charge

Solo supplements guarantee solo rooms at the hotels on your tour. At inns, you will share with another member of your departure of the same gender.


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  • Duration: 15 days
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  • Availability: April to November
  • Type:Guided tour with an expert bilingual guide
  • Price: From USD 5,160(Price per person, based on 2 travellers sharing a room)

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  • Ride an overnight ferry through the Inland Sea to Kyūshū
  • See the beautiful Takachiho Gorge and the traditional yokagura dances
  • Experience black volcanic sand bathing
  • Stay in historical and cultural Nagasaki
  • Walk the Philosopher's Path and explore Nishiki Market – 'Kyōto's kitchen'
  • Spend three nights on the UNESCO World Heritage island of Yakushima

Our Land of Fire tour starts in Kyōto, the former imperial capital and repository of much of Japan's cultural heritage. We visit Asuka, where Japan's early emperors are buried, and then take a journey by boat through the Inland Sea, which brings us to the southern island of Kyūshū. Known as the cradle of Japanese civilization, several locations are connected with the Japanese creation myths which inspired the yokagura dances in Takachiho.

Kyūshū is also known for its numerous active volcanoes, as well as the spectacular island of Yakushima to the south, a national park and UNESCO World Heritage site. Unique flora and fauna can be admired here, including deer, macaques, and giant trees.

A natural by-product of the volcanoes are onsen hot springs and we will enjoy relaxing dips in their soothing waters, as well as the unforgettable hot sand baths at Yamakawa, purported to have health and beauty benefits. We take in views of Mount Aso, with the world’s largest volcanic caldera, and later visit the vibrant city of Nagasaki.

Throughout our journey, we stay at traditional inns and guesthouses, enjoying dishes prepared with the freshest ingredients. Our tour ends amidst the crowds and neon of Ōsaka, Japan's culinary capital.

Please note it may also be possible to end our Land of Fire tour early on Day 8 or Day 12 in Kagoshima. Please enquire for further details.

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What is included
Full-time services of an English-speaking tour guide
14 nights in hotels and Japanese-style inns
Daily breakfast and 8 dinners
All transportation between tour locations
Entrance to museums, temples and other sights on the group's itinerary
Forwarding of one item of luggage on 3 occasions
Traditional Yokagura dance performance
Black volcanic sand bath on the beach
What is not included
Airport transfers
Drinks and meals not included in itinerary
Entrance fees to museums, temples etc. not mentioned in the itinerary
Single room supplement for solo travellers at hotels

Tour itineraries are subject to change. We will inform you of any amendments as soon as we become aware of them.