Oita hot spring

Hot Spring5 days: Hot Springs in Oita

Price: from £664

This self-guided tour starting from Fukuoka, traveling to one of the most popular Onsen town, Yufuin by special express train, Yufuin no Mori. Then, visiting the National Treasure; Usuki Sekibutsu (Stone Buddhas) and world famous onsen city, Beppu are other highlights of this tour.

Day 1 - Fukuoka

Arrive at Fukuoka airport or JR Hakata station.

At JR Hakata Station, please exchange the JR pass and reserve the train seats.

After Hotel check in, free at leisure.

  • JR Kyushu Hotel Blossom Hakata Chuo
  • None

Tour Highlights

Fukuoka is a largest city in Kyushu and an arrival point for most visitors to Kyushu. Fukuoka often called one of the best gourmet cities in Japan. So don’t forget to try some of the local foods while you are in Fukuoka!

Not to be missed in Fukuoka!

Visiting: Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine, Tochoji Temple, Seaside Momochi, Ohori Park
Seasonal Events: Yamakasa (the first half of Jul), Hataka Dontaku (Golden week) , Sumo Tournament (Nov) , Baseball match at Fukuoka dome (Apr – Oct)
Shopping: Canal City, Marinoa City, Iwataya, Daimaru and many shops in Daimyo area
Food: Hakata Ramen, Hakata Udon, Yatai (food stalls), Motsu nabe and Tetsunabe Gyoza

Day 2 - Fukuoka - Yufuin

Breakfast at Hotel.

After Hotel check out, make your own way to JR Hakata station and travel to Yufuin by Special Express train, Yufuin no Mori.(approximately 130 min.) , using JR Kyushu Rail Pass 3day*The Express train is Subject to availability of the seats as it is reserved seats only on this train. In case, the seats are not available, it will be with other trains, possibly with transfers.

Explore Yufu town and stay at Ryokan!

  • Saigakukan
  • Breakfast, Dinner

Tour Highlights

Yufuin is located the central part of Oita prefecture and easy to access by the Express train or Bus from Fukuoka. The main street is lined with cafes, souvenir shops and small museums and it is fun to stroll. A "must" when you are in Yufuin is to try Rotenburo (Open air bath). You can soak yourself with the great view of beautiful nature. Many ryokans welcome day visitors to use their communal Onsen bath with reasonable fees.

Day 3 - Yuhuin - Usuki - Beppu

After check out Hotel, travel to Usuki by train (approximately 120 min.), using JR Kyushu Rail Pass 3day

Explore Usuki until the train depart for Beppu. After sightseeing in Usuki, travel to Beppu by train (approximately 70 min.), using JR Kyushu Rail Pass 3day

  • Seaside Hotel Mimatsu Oetei
  • Breakfast, Dinner

Tour Highlights

Usuki is a former Castle town and Samurai district is located in the centre of Usuki City. Take a stroll through the stone pavement called "Nioza Historical Street" is recommended. Usuki is famous for its Usuki Stone Buddha designated as National Treasures since 1995. It said the Stone Buddha statues were carved out of cliff rocks around 12th century. To visit Usuki Stone Buddhas, take local bus approximately 20 min./300 yen from Usuki Station(number of bus is very limited) or cycle(approximately 40-60 min. by Free rental bike at JR Usuki station or with small charge (300 yen) at Usuki Tourism Community Plaza near Usuki Castle Ruins or take taxi (approximately 20 min./2000 yen) from JR Usuki Station.

Day 4 - Beppu - Fukuoka

After check out Hotel, Free to explore Beppu. Travel back to Fukuoka(Hakata) by train (approximately 120 min.), using JR Kyushu Rail Pass 3day

  • JR Kyushu Hotel Blossom Hakata Chuo
  • Breakfast

Tour Highlights

Beppu is one of the most famous Onsen towns in Japan and perhaps in the world. Beppu ranks first in gush volume in Japan and is in a high place in the world in the number of sources and the variety of chemical properties. The Beppu onsen consists of eight hot spring areas including Beppu, Myoban, Kannawa, Kankaiji and Hamawaki which are collectively called "Beppu Hatto". ‘Jiguku Meguri (The Tour of Hell)’ along a path in the Kannawa area is the highlight of sightseeing in Beppu Onsen.

Day 5 - Fukuoka

After Hotel check out, make your own way to Fukuoka Airport or JR Hakata station

  • Breakfast

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Price includes

  • JR Kyushu Rail Pass 3day
  • Train ticket between Oita and Usuki on LTD.EXP. train (reserved seat)
  • Accommodation specified in the itinerary or similar standard class hotels
  • Meals specified in the itinerary

NOT included

  • Guide and Assistant
  • Admission / Entrance Fees for sightseeing spots
  • Travel Insurance
  • Any meals and drinks not shown in the itinerary
  • Laundry, telephone, additional meals and drinks, and any other expenses of personal nature
  • Baggage Transfer
  • Flights


  • The price is per person based on 2 people sharing a room
  • The prices are subject to change due to availability for accommodations
  • This tour is for the tourist from overseas only
  • Non Changeable and Non Refundable once confirmed
  • Train reservations have to be made by JR Pass holder by showing validated Pass in Japan

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