Kurokawa Onsen

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

Price: from ¥75,000

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!

  • JR Kyushu Hotel Blossom Hakata Chuo
  • 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 10:00,
Arrive at Takachiho Bus Center at 13:35 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 700 yen per person)

  • Hotel Takachiho
  • Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3 - Takachiho -Kumamoto

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

Depart from Takachiho Bus Centre at 08:31,
Arrive at Kumamoto Kotsu Bus Center at 11:14 by Highway Bus, using SUNQ Pass

Free to explore Kumamoto city.

  • Kumamoto Kotsu Centre Hotel
  • 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).

Day 4 - Kumamoto – Mt. Aso
- Kurokawa Onsen

After Hotel check out, make your own way to Kumamoto Kotsu Centre

Depart from Kumamoto Kotsu Centre at 09:16,
Arrive at Mt. Aso Nishi Eki at 11:04 by Cross Kyushu Bus, using SUNQ Pass

Take Mt. Aso Ropeway (1200yen for round trip) to get close to the largest crater in the world!
*As an active volcano, the Ropeway operations are subject to the volcanic activities of Mt. Aso Please check here for current status.

Depart from Mt. Aso Nishi Eki at 12:35,
Arrive at Kusasenri at 12:40 by Cross Kyushu Bus, using SUNQ Pass

Have a lunch at one of the restaurants with view of Kusasenri(thousands square meters grassy plain) and visit Mt. Aso Volcano Museum or have a little trekking the area.

Depart from Kusasenri at 14:20,
Arrive at Kurokawa Onsen at 15:37 by Cross Kyushu Bus, using SUNQ Pass

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

Kyushu Guide: Kumamoto

  • 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

  • JR Kyushu Hotel Blossom Hakata Chuo
  • 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
  • Please note reservation is not possible for Kumamoto – Takachiho route as its ‘first come first served’ policy

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