Kurokawa Onsen

Kyushu Map6 days: Kyushu Highlight
Takachiho, Kumamoto and Kurokawa Onsen by Bus

Price: from £812

The tour starts from Fukuoka, one of the best gourmet cities in Japan and visiting beautiful Takachiho Gorge in Miyazaki, Castle city-Kumamoto, the great nature Mt. Aso and the relaxing Kurokawa Onsen in Kumamoto.

Day 1 - Fukuoka

Arrive at Fukuoka airport or JR Hakata station.

After Hotel check in, free to explore Fukuoka!

  • Hotel Forza Hakataeki Chikushi-guchi I
  • None

Tour Highlights

Fukuoka is the largest city in Kyushu and a gateway to Kyushu Island for the majority of visitors. 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, Kushida Shrine, Ohori Park
Seasonal Events: Yamakasa (the first half of Jul), Hataka Dontaku (3rd-4th May) ,
Grand Sumo Tournament (Nov) , Baseball matchs at Fukuoka Yafuoku! Dome (Apr – Oct)
Shopping: JR Hakata Amu Plaza, Canal City, Temjin Area
Food: Hakata Ramen, Karashi Mentaiko (spicy pickled pollack ovum), Fresh seafood from the Sea of Genkai, Yatai (food stalls), Motsu nabe (beef or pork offal hotpot), Mizutaki (chicken broth hotpot) and Tetsunabe Gyoza

Day 2 - Fukuoka -Takachiho

After check out Hotel, make your own way to Hakata Bus Terminal

Depart from Hakata Bus Terminal at 08:25 or 10:25,
Arrive at Takachiho Bus Center at 11:54 or 13:54 by Highway Bus, using SUNQ Pass

After check in your baggage at Hotel, enjoy exploring Takachiho Gorge on foot and by rental boat!
*The rental boat operation is subject to water level of the river and other conditions.

After dinner, enjoy Takachiho Kagura Dance at Kagura Theatre
in Takachiho Shrine (Admission fee 1,000 yen per person)

  • Solest Takachiho Hotel
  • Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3 - Takachiho -Kumamoto

After Hotel check out, make your own way to Takachiho Bus Centre

Depart from Takachiho Bus Centre at 08:42,
Arrive at Kumamoto Sakuramachi Bus Terminal at 11:37 by Highway Bus, using SUNQ Pass

Free to explore Kumamoto city.

  • Hotel Trusty Premier Kumamoto
  • Breakfast

Tour Highlights

Kumamoto Prefecture is located along the west coast of Kyushu. It’s less than 40mins away by Shinkansen train from Hakata (Fukuoka) station. Kumamoto is blessed with magnificent and abundant nature and its famous for Mt Aso which is an active volcano with one of the world's largest calderas. The city's most famous landmark is Kumamoto Castle and it’s considered one of the three premier castles in Japan, along with Himeji Castle and Matsumoto Castle.

Not to be missed in Kumamoto!

Visiting: Kumamoto Castle, Suizenji Jojuen Park
Seasonal Events: Aso Fire Festival (Mar), Yamaga Lantern Festival (Mid Aug), Yatsushiro Myoken Festival (23Nov)
Food: Kumamoto Ramen, Basashi(thinly sliced raw horse meat), Karashi Renkon(boiled and fried lotus root, stuffed with spicy mustard and miso), Aso Takana Meshi (Fried Rice with mustard pickle leaves, eggs and sesame seeds).

Please note Kumamoto Castle is currently closed due to severe damage caused by the series of earthquakes in April 2016. Please click here for further details.

Day 4 - Kumamoto – Mt. Aso
- Kurokawa Onsen

After Hotel check out, make your own way to JR Kumamoto station bus stop and travel to Kurokawa Onsen via Mt Aso by Kyushu Odan (Cross Kyushu) Bus, using SUNQ Pass

Depart Kumamoto Sakuramachi Bus Terminal at 07:44, Arrive Aso station bus stop at 09:27 on Kyushu Odan Bus

Store your luggage at one of coin-operated lockers at Aso Station

Have a break at Michi-no-Eki Aso, located opposite of Aso station
Please also check Mt.Aso Access restrictions at Tourist Information in Aso station or Michi-no-Eki Aso

Depart Aso station bus stop at 10:35 on Mt. ASO Crater Line bus
Arrive at Aso-san Nishi-Eki (Mt. Aso crater) at 11:10

To access the crater, there are two options, on foot (approx. 20 min. to go up and 15 min. to come back)
Or shuttle bus service with 1,200 JPY for round trip. SUNQ Pass don’t valid for this service.

Explore World famous Mt. Aso crater and surroundings until the bus departure time

Depart Aso-san Nishi-Eki (Mt. Aso crater) at 12:30 on Mt. ASO Crater Line bus
Arrive at Aso station bus stop at 13:03

Have a lunch at Michi-no-Eki Aso before the bus departure

Depart Aso at 14:12, arrive Kurokawa Onsen at 15:00

Enjoy staying cozy Onsen(Hot Springs) town surrounded by mountains!

  • Ryokan Sanga
  • Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5 - Kurokawa to Fukuoka

Depart from Kurokawa Onsen at 10:44,
Arrive at Hakata Bus Terminal at 12:19 by Highway Bus, using SUNQ Pass

  • Hotel Forza Hakataeki Chikushi-guchi I
  • Breakfast

Day 6 - Fukuoka

After Hotel check out, please make your own way to the station or the airport.

The extension plan is available.

  • Breakfast

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Price includes

  • All Kyushu 4-day SUNQ Pass
  • Accommodation specified in the itinerary or similar standard class hotels
  • Bus reservation assistance
  • 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.
  • Non Changeable and Non Refundable once confirmed
  • Reservation for Buses are possible in one month prior to the bus departure date

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