Kyushu Island 5 Days Gourmet Tour

Enjoy the Gourmet trip through Fukuoka, Karatsu and Iki Island

This five-day trip takes you through three different areas of Kyushu: Fukuoka, Japan’s preeminent tourist destination, Karatsu, a city that once prospered as a hub of foreign trade, and Iki Island, paradise of lush greenery.

The site you want to visit in the cultural city, Karatsu is Ryuta-gama, a renowned studio of Karatsu pottery where internationally famous ceramic artist, Takashi Nakazato and his son Taki create their pieces. Their creative work, not conforming to typical ideas is worldly popular and their drinking vessels or dishes are recommended for souvenirs. At the prestigious ryokan (Japanese-style hotel), Yoyokaku, with its traditional Japanese ambiance, you can enjoy seasonal delicacies such as long tooth groupers in winter and some stonefish in the summer.

Moving on to Iki Island, the tour will take you to see the Saruiwa rock and Tatsunoshima Island, where you can enjoy fishing with the local fishermen. Kairi Murakami, a ryokan with excellent cuisine serves a specialty dish you should not miss called kairi-yaki. It is a grilled disk abalone, a treasured delicacy, topped with local sea urchin (available from April through July). Please enjoy the outstanding seafood and the splendid panoramic view of the sea.

ITINERARIES & INFORMATIONS

Departure Date: Oct 18, 2017
Day 1
AM A English/Chinese speaking guide will be waiting for you at Fukuoka airport.
Transfer to Fukuoka city by private car
PM Fukuoka city tour, including Fukuoka Tower, Fukuoka Museum of Art, etc.
Dinner at Ryotei “Oimatsu” or Ryotei “Masa”
(extra luggage to be delivered to the Kyoto hotel in advance if requested)
Overnight Grand Hyatt Fukuoka (Grand Deluxe room)
Day 2
Breakfast at hotel
Transfer to Karatsu (Approximately two hours)
Lunch at “Karatsu Seaside Hotel” or similar Karatsu City tour, including Karatsu Castle, Niji no Matsubara, etc.
Dinner at Ryokan (with one bottle of Chasselas Wine)
Overnight at Karatsu Yoyokaku
Day 3
Breakfast at ryokan
Transfer by taxi
Enjoy morning market in Yobuko
Lunch at Karatsu “Ginsushi” or similar
Experience of Karatsu Ceramic Art
Dinner at Ryokan (with one bottle of Chasselas Wine)
Overnight at Karatsu Yoyokaku
Day 4
Breakfast at Ryokan
8:40 Transfer to Iki Island by ferry
11:00 Arrival Iki Island and conduct an island tour, such as Saru Iwa rock and Tatsunoshima Island, etc.
Lunch at local restaurant (Fish meal, sea urchin)
Experience of Iki style fishing
Checking in at Ryokan
Dinner at Ryokan (fish and beef )
Overnight at Iki Kairi-Murakami
Day 5
Breakfast at ryokan
9:25 Transfer to Fukuoka by jetfoil speed boat
10:35 Arrival Fukuoka and transfer to Fukuoka airport
Programmes subject to change depend on the departure time of your flight
MINIMUM BOOKING NUMBERS2 people
MAXIMUM BOOKING NUMBERS6 people
Age restriction13 years or older
PRICES Adult(s) : JPY 532,000

Price per person : JPY 532,000
Booking accepted until31 Days prior to the tour date
Meeting point and timeMeeting at the arrival airport
Precautions

Booking numbers: From two to eight participants maximum

Price per person (tax included): JPY 532,000

Meals: As mentioned in the itineraries (Drinks excluded unless specified)

Guide: Full attending by English/Chinese speaking guide

Time schedule is subject to change.

Participant for this tour to be 13 years old or over.

Minimum numbers of booking: Two


Notes

1. When you want to cancel, cancellation fee will be charged based on our company's travel agency article, for more details, please check our company's travel agency article.

2. This tour is only for the guests with membership .

3. Please kindly inform us if you have special meal request.

4. Your name as shown in your passport