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Explore the secluded wonders in Kyushu & Shikoku, Japan's southern islands shrouded in legend & mystery during a fully escorted Southern Japan Tour Vacation.
Southern Japan is known for its smaller cities filled with cultural attractions and surrounded by undisturbed natural beauty. Rich in history as well, sites such as Kumamoto Castle and Dogo Onsen will take you back hundreds of years and will have you wondering how such feats were possible back in the day. Experience Japan in a unique light, a glimpse away from the bright signs and technology of the big city.
Kyushu and Shikoku are home to a number of historical sites that date back several hundred years to even a thousand years such as Dogo Onsen, taking you back 1000 years and is known to be the oldest hot spring in Japan. Nagasaki in Kyushu also contains heavy European influence mixed with Japanese culture as the only city allowed to trade with foreign countries back in the day. Truly unique experiences await as you travel across the southern islands.
While there are countless numbers of museums and gardens throughout Japan, few can be considered one of a kind. With trips to the Awaodori Kaikan, A-Bomb Dome and more, you will find a wonderfully informative, moving, and fun experience as you make your way through these museums. Also home to one of the 3 most beautiful gardens in Japan, witness first-hand the peak of Japanese art through the carefully crafted landscapes of Ritusrin Garden.
Large serene forests and unusual natural phenomena can be found throughout Southern Japan. A visit to Takachiho Gorge will be sure to have you brimming with spiritual energy while a leisurely boat ride down Oboke Gorge will provide a sense of calm and appreciation towards the untouched scenery. The tour will also stop at one of the “hell” lakes in the hot spring town of Beppu to view a one of a kind hot spring. There is so much more to explore in Kyushu and Shikoku but our tours act as the perfect introduction to the hidden gems.