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6 days: Goto Islands from Fukuoka (Self-drive in the Islands)

6 days: Goto Islands from Fukuoka (Self-drive in the Islands) 6 days: Goto Islands from Fukuoka (Self-drive in the Islands)
Explore the Idyllic islands with “Kakure Kirishitans (hidden Christians)” history!

Price: from £864

The Goto islands are located 100Km off South-West of Nagasaki city and consist of 140 islands, including five main ones: Fukue, Hisaka and Naru Island in Goto city, Wakamatsu and Nakadōri Island in Shin-kamigoto town. All belong to Nagasaki prefecture.
The islands are known for their beautiful beaches with crystal clear waters, scenic mountain-top views, camellia oil products, fresh seafood, Goto beef, Goto Udon noodles and over 50 churched and Christian-related sites as they are one of the most important regions for Christianity’s history in Japan, the history of the “Kakure Kirishitans (hidden Christians)” during Christianity was banned between 17th and 19th century in Japan.
Now some of the sites are registered as a part of UNESCO World Heritage, ‘Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region’.
Watching the Martin Scorsese’s film “Silence” before your visit would make it more memorable.

Day 1 – Fukuoka to Fukue island (Goto city)

Make your own way to Hakata Port (for domestic routes at Hakata Bayside Place) in Fukuoka city

23:45 Depart from Hakata port by ferry

  • Ferry Taiko(Twin cabin with mattress-only bed, shared wc & shower)
  • None (bending machines for snacks and drinks are available)


Day 2 - Fukue island (Goto city)

08:15am Arrive at Fukue island (Fukue Port) via four Islands of Goto
Pick-up a rental car and free to explore the Island!

Recommendable place to visit:

Dozaki Catholic Church
Gyogasaki Park
Mizunoura Church
Shirotake observatory
Kusuhara Church
Kaitsu Church
Gyoran Kannon statue and view of two beaches
Takahama beach
Osezaki lighthouse
Koura beach
Imochiura church and Lourdes

Recommendable restaurants:

Kentoshi Furusatokan
Shunnoaji Noguchi *Lunch only and advance reservation (by noon on previous day) is required.
Tsubaki Chaya *Advance reservation is required for lunch & dinner



Day 3 – Day trip to Hisaka island (Goto city) and Fukue island (Goto city)

Enjoy half-day trip to Hisaka island
Make your own way to Fukue port on foot

09:10 depart Fukue island on a steamboat ‘Seagull’
*No reservation is required. Please pay for the fare, JPY 790 per adult per way on the spot.
09:30 arrive at Hisaka island
Pick up a rental car (compact size) and explore the Hisaka Island

Recommendable place to visit:

Villages on Hisaka Island incl. Hamawaki Church
Royanosako Martyre Memorial Church
Former Gorin Church ***Advance reservation is required. Please click here for the details
Orikami Observatory

12:10 return the rental car
12:30 depart Hisaka island on a steamboat ‘Seagull’
12:50 arrive back to Fukue island and continue to explore the island with a rental car

Recommendable place to visit:

Abunze lava coast
Kojushi beach
Mt. Oni-dake
Myojoin temple
Nizo Yamamoto Art Museum
Fukue (Ishida) Castle ruins
Goto family seacret house’s garden with Shinjiga-ike pond

19:00 Return the rental car

Recommendable restaurants:

SOTONOMA
Sagara
Ikesukappo Shinsei



Day 4 – Naru island (Goto city) & Nakadori island (Shin Kami Goto town)

Make your own way to Fukue port on foot

08:05 depart Fukue port on ferry Ocean
*No reservation is required. Please pay for the fare, JPY 790 per adult on the spot.
08:50 arrive Naru island
Pick-up a rental car and free to explore the Island!

Recommendable place to visit:

Egami Village on Naru Island incl. Egami Church
***Advance reservation is required. Please click here for the details
Nokubi Windbreak in Okushi area
Shirotake Observatory
Senjojiki
Return the rental car

12:25 depart Naru island on ferry
*No reservation is required. Please pay for the fare, JPY 450 or JPY 610 (reserved seat) per adult on the spot.
*The ferry is not operated between 09 and 22 October 2020

13:25 arrive Nakadori island (Narao port)
Pick-up a rental car and free to explore the Island!

Recommendable place to visit:

Gigantic ‘AKOU’ tree (Ficus superba var. japonica) in Narao shrine
Komeyama Observatory
Kiri church
Wakamatsu Bridge
Ryukanzan Observatory
Nakanoura Church

Recommendable place to visit:

Mikanya shokudo (Naru island) for lunch
Restaurant umigoto



Day 5 – Nakadori island (Shin Kami Goto town)

Continue to explore the island!

Recommendable place to visit:

Tsuwazaki Lighthouse & Camelia Park
Akadaki Cliff
Aosagaura Church
Shiroyama Observatory
Hamagurihama Beach
Kurosaki Park Observatory
Hamana
Villages on Kashirahama Island incl. Kashirahama Church
***Advance reservation is required. Please click here for the details
and Kashiragashima Christian Cemetery
Ryoma Park
Mt. Sanno Observatory *** 20 min. climbing from car park
Kotenoura port
Sanbonmatsu Beach
Yagatame Park

Recommendable restaurants

Goto Udon no sato
Hamaguri Deck
Kamome-Tei
Yoridokoro Mitsu



Day 6 – Nakadori island (Shin Kami Goto town) -

Drive to Arikawa port and return the rent car
14:20 depart Nakadori island (Arikawa port) on High speed ferry (reserved seat)
16:03 arrive at Nagasaki port in Nagasaki city



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Price includes

  • Overnight ferry from Hakata to Fukue with twin cabin on Day 1
  • Car rental (compact size) at Fukue island, Hisaka island, Naru island and Nakadori island between Day 2 and Day 6
  • High-speed ferry from Arikawa to Nagasaki on Day 6
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast specified in the itinerary or similar standard class Hotel

NOT included

  • Fares for a steamboat ‘Seagull’ on Day 3, two ferry rides on Day 4
  • Guide / assistant traveling with you
  • Petrol and parking fees during the car rental
  • Lunch & dinner
  • Admission / Entrance Fees for sightseeing spots
  • Laundry, telephone, additional meals and drinks, and any other expenses of personal nature

Conditions

  • The price is per person based on 2 people sharing a room.
  • International driving permit under the Convention of Road Traffic on Sep. 19, 1949 or Authorized Japanese Translation for driver's license issued in: Switzerland, Germany, France, Taiwan, Belgium, Slovenia, or Monaco is required for driving in Japan
  • Reservation for Ferries are possible in two or one month prior to the departure date.
  • The prices are subject to change due to availability for accommodation.
  • Non Changeable and Non Refundable once a payment is received.

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