Land of Fire Tour - 15 days

Explore the Fires of Kyushu

Our Land of Fire tour starts in Kyoto, former imperial capital and repository of much of Japan's cultural heritage. We visit Asuka, where Japan's early Emperors are buried, then a boat journey through the Inland Sea brings us to the southern island of Kyushu. Known as the cradle of Japanese civilization, several locations are connected with the Japanese creation myths which inspired the Yokagura dances in Takachiho. Kyushu 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 giant Yakusugi cedars, Yakushima yakushika deer and yakuzaru macaques. A natural by-product of the volcanoes is onsen hot-springs and we will enjoy relaxing dips in their soothing waters, as well as the unforgettable hot sand baths at Yamakawa where we are buried in hot sand. View Mount Aso with the world’s largest volcanic caldera and visit the vibrant city of Nagasaki. Stay at traditional inns and guest-houses, enjoying dishes prepared with the freshest ingredients. Our tour ends amidst the crowds and neon of Osaka, Japan's second city and culinary capital.

Small Group tour
September 21 to October 5, 2020
October 24 to November 7, 2020
April 7 to April 21, 2021
May 10 to 24, 2021

Dates subject to change without notice.
14 days
Maximum: 13 guests Minimum: 5 guests
Tour price includes all transportation between destinations, accommodation, entrance fees, full-time services of a tour leader, all breakfasts and 10 evening meals. Contact for Single supplement.
Breakfasts: 14 Lunches: 0 Dinners: 10
Full time services of Japanese-speaking British tour leader plus local Japanese guides at certain destinations.
Guided tour to Japan's southern island of Kyushu. Accommodation in family-run minshuku, traditional ryokan, mountain lodges and hotels.

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Varied Japanese-style Accommodations
Varied Japanese Cuisine
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