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Kyushu Autumn Sumo and Onsen Tour 2024

Super sumo in Kyushu

Experience the Fukuoka Grand Tournament plus amazing onsen and more!

The famous Fukuoka Grand Sumo Tournament

Are you a sumo fan? Or perhaps just interested in experiencing one of Japan’s foremost cultural traditions for yourself? Maybe you’d just like to slip into some luxurious hot springs? Our Autumn Sumo and Onsen Tour is here to meet your desires!

Completely new for 2024, our fully-guided itinerary takes you across Japan’s southernmost island, journeying to difficult-to-access regions like Ibusuki at the southern tip of Kagoshima, famous for its hot steam “sand baths”. You’ll also have the rare opportunity to ride the special “Orange Shokudo” gourmet sightseeing train, which includes a delicious deluxe lunch aboard the train.

There are a multitude of unique shopping opportunities, like a mentaiko factory (Fukuoka specialty) and a black vinegar factory (Kirishima specialty), plus plenty of time to soak away your stress in a variety of soothing hot springs, including a night with your own private bath attached to your room!

Walk through ancient temples and gardens splashed with brilliant autumn colors, try your hand at making your very own sushi, and enjoy your fill of local gourmet cuisine each and every day. Sumo and so much more await you this November!

Destination Highlights

Fukuoka – Ureshino – Nagasaki – Obama Onsen – Kagoshima – Ibusuki – Mt. Sakurajima – Hitoyoshi Onsen – Kumamoto – and more!

Tour Includes

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


Full Package $4,990 (Adult) / Land Package $3,890 (Adult)

Tour Details


For an in-depth look at the many activities and destinations you’ll visit, see our written itinerary here: Kyushu Sumo and Onsen Tour itinerary

Or check out the short summary below!

Itinerary Summary

Hakatabune deluxe dinner river cruise in Fukuoka
Kunenan Japanese Garden, only open twice each year!
Hot Steam “Sand Baths” in Ibusuki
Special “Orange Shokudo” gourmet sightseeing train
115-NOVHNL Airport departure on Hawaiian Airlines (nonstop flight)
216-NOVArrive in Fukuoka, rest at hotel
317-NOVYamaya Mentaiko Factory shopping,
Grand Sumo Tournament for the afternoon and evening! Dinner on river boat cruise (Hakatabune)
418-NOVDazaifu Tenmangu Shrine, Kunenan Japanese Garden (only open twice a year!), Ureshino Ochamura tea factory tour, ropeway up Mt. Inasa for famous Nagasaki night view
519-NOVNagasaki Peace Memorial Park +
Atomic Bomb Museum, Mt. Unzen Ropeway for fall colors, Unzen Jigoku “Hells”, private onsen in your room plus a deluxe kaiseki dinner
620-NOVShimabara Port for ferry to Kumamoto, special “Orange Shokudo” gourmet sightseeing train experience with deluxe lunch, head to Kagoshima City, hot springs!
721-NOVChiran Samurai Residence complex,
Ibusuki peninsula for hot steam “sand bath” experience, Tenmonkan shopping district, sushi-making experience and dinner at local restaurant, hot springs!
822-NOVSenganen garden and residence with tea ceremony experience, ferry ride to Sakurajima Island, Mt. Sakurajima and Arima Lava Observatory, specialty “Black Vinegar” factory,
Kirishima Shrine, hot springs!
923-NOVKumamoto Castle sightseeing, Yachiyo-za historical kabuki theater, Tosu Premium Outlets, deluxe farewell dinner at local restaurant
1024-NOVFree day to explore Fukuoka!
1125-NOVFree morning & afternoon, depart for HNL in the evening on Hawaiian Airlines (nonstop flight)

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