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Kyushu Splendid Sakura Tour 2024

Savor spring’s beautiful cherry blossoms in Kyushu

Dive into a colorful landscape dyed pink! Vibrant Kyushu waits for you!

Wander amidst the fleeting beauty of cherry blossoms

Always wanted to stand under Japan’s famous cherry blossoms? Our Kyushu Splendid Sakura Tour is the perfect opportunity to see this beautiful season in full bloom!

Newly redesigned and updated for spring 2024, our fully-guided itinerary will take you across Japan’s southernmost island, journeying to difficult-to-access regions like Mt. Aso in Kumamoto Prefecture and Takachiho Gorge in Miyazaki Prefecture. You’ll get to savor all-you-can-eat specialty varieties of Kyushu’s juicy, renowned strawberries, plus plenty of time to soak away your stress in a multitude of soothing hot springs (six onsen in nine nights!), and even try Ibusuki’s famous “Sand Bath” experience!

Walk through ancient temples and gardens splashed with color, try your hand at making your very own sushi, enjoy your fill of local gourmet cuisine each and every day, and much more! See Kyushu in its most beautiful season with our Splendid Sakura Tour!

Destination Highlights

Fukuoka – Yufuin – Beppu – Mt. Aso – Takachiho Gorge – Kagoshima – Mt. Sakurajima – Chiran – Ibusuki – Kirishima Onsen – Kumamoto – and more!

Tour Includes

9 nights comfortable accommodations – 23 deluxe meals – Onsen (Hot Springs) – WiFi router – HNL Airport Lounge – Unique activities & experiences – and much more!


Full Package $4,690 (Adult) / Land Package $3,590 (Adult)

Tour Details


For an in-depth look at the many activities and destinations you’ll visit, see our written itinerary here: Kyushu Sakura Tour Itinerary (PDF)

Or check out the short summary below!

Itinerary Summary

Wander beneath Japan’s iconic sakura trees
Local specialty cuisine every day!
Hot Steam “Sand Baths” in Ibusuki
Takachiho Gorge sightseeing
124-MARHNL Airport departure on Hawaiian Airlines (nonstop flight)
225-MARArrive in Fukuoka, rest at hotel
326-MARDazaifu Tenmangu (head Shinto Shrine), Yufuin Floral Village + Lake Kinrin sightseeing, hot springs!
427-MARBeppu Ropeway sightseeing, Beppu “Hells”, Kokonoe Yume Suspension Bridge, hot springs!
528-MARMt. Aso Nakadake Crater & Kusasenri Plateau sightseeing, 400 year-old giant sakura tree, Takachiho Gorge sightseeing, hot springs!
629-MARAoshima Island sightseeing, shochu brewery shopping, Mt. Sakurajima + lava observatory, Kagoshima Tenmonkan shopping district, hot springs!
730-MARChiran Samurai Residence historical complex, Chiran Peace Museum, Hot Steam “Sand Bath” experience, Sushi-making hands-on experience, hot springs!
831-MARSenganen Japanese Gardens sightseeing, Glass accessory hands-on experience, Kirishima Kurozu (specialty black vinegar) factory shopping, Kirishima Shrine, hot springs!
901-APRRiver boat sakura sightseeing experience, Kumamoto Castle, Strawberry picking experience at local farm, Tosu Premium Outlets shopping
1002-APRFree day to explore Fukuoka!
1103-APRFree morning & early afternoon, depart for HNL in the evening on Hawaiian Airlines (nonstop flight)

Download Tour Flyer (PDF)

Download Tour Itinerary (PDF)