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Kyushu, Kagoshima Hot Spring Experience

Japan's Untouched Treasure

The southern tip of Kyushu Island is abundant with nature: an active volcano just outside the city of Kagoshima, hot springs, fields of Japanese tea leaves. The island has as much to offer the tongue as the eyes with delicious sea food, high-quality beef, pork, and chicken, and a sweet potato alcohol called “shochu”.

Kagoshima

day 1

Tokyo (Kansai) - Kagoshima - Ibusuki

Transfer to Tokyo Haneda Airport for a domestic flight of about 2hours to Kagoshima. Upon arrival, transfer to Kagoshima for a lunch of French cuisine at Top Grill Sky Lounge in Castle Park Hotel, a restaurant with a splendid view of Sakurajima, the active volcano that dominates the Kagoshima landscape. After lunch, you will visit Sengan-en, a beautiful Japanese garden and the former villa of the Shimazu Clan, rulers of this area during the Edo Period (1600-1868). The tour then continues to Ibusuki, a hot spring resort that is famous for its sand spa. Your accommodations this evening will be Ibuskuki Hakusuikan, where you will be able to test a wide variety of natural hot springs. Dinner will be your choice of Italian cuisine at Ristorante Fenice di Acqua Pazza, or an authentic Japanese full-course meal served in any in-house Japanese restaurant. Overnight at Ibuskuki Hakusuikan Ryokan (Japanese Inn) or selected ryokan.

day 2

Ibusuki - Lake Ikeda - Chiran-Kirishima

Free for leisure until check-out. Transfer to Lake Ikeda for a scenic view of the lake and Mt. Kaimondake. Afterwards, you will visit a green tea orchard in Chiran, where you can see how natural tea leaves are processed to create Japan’s favorite drink and enjoy a cup of freshly processed tea yourself. Then there will be a trip of approximately 3hours to Minami Kirishima Onsen Tenku-no-Mori Private Resort, an exclusive high-end residence deep in the woods, where you relax as you look out on the magnificent mountain views. Overnight at Tenku-no-Mori Private Resort.

day 3

Kirishima - Tokyo

Start the day with your choice of either a Western or Japanese-style breakfast. The remainder of the morning will be yours to spend at your leisure until departing the resort. Transfer to Kagoshima Airport (about 15minutes) for flights to Tokyo-Haneda Airport (2hours). Upon arrival, transfer to hotel.