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Fully-Guided Tour Highlights


Kyushu
: Freely explore Fukuoka, one of Japan's liveliest cities. 

Yamaguchi: Witness the ever changing beauty of the largest limestone cave in Japan, Akiyoshi Cave. Explore one of the oldest five-storied pagodas, Ruriko Temple. Walk across an intimate marvel, the Iwakuni Kintai Wooden Bridge. Wear kimono and stroll through Saikotei Zen Gardens. 

Kagawa/Ehime: Biking on the Shimanami Kaido Expressway is one of the best ways to take in the Seto Inland Sea. Enjoy an optional bike excursion or relax in a local coffee shop.

Kotohira: Ascend the steps of Kotohira-gu Shrine for a breathtaking view of the Sanuki Plains. 

Hiroshima (2 UNESCO sites): Take in the best views of the famous "Floating Torii Gate" of Miyajima Island. Experience a profound visit to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park.

Kotohira/Naoshima Island: Tour interesting works & sculptures on Naoshima, Japan's island of art in the Seto Inland Sea, designed by famous Japanese architect Ando Tadao.

Kansai/Hyogo (1 UNESCO site): Visit one of Japan’s national treasures, the Himeji Castle. Spend time in one of the three ancient hot springs, Arima Onsen.

Luxury Accommodations

Fukuoka

Grand Hyatt Fukuoka: Stay in the heart of the city - walking distance to fun local shops and delicious eateries.

Yuda Onsen

Yuda Onsen Yuberu Hotel Matsumasa: Soak in the famous open-air bath featuring spring water 100% sourced directly from the earth.

Hiroshima

Sheraton Grand Hiroshima Hotel: Just 5-minute walking distance from Hiroshima Station, our convenient location lets you explore Hiroshima like a local.

Kotohira

Kotohira Grand Hotel Sakuranoshou: One of Japan's best Ryokan hotels, bathe in an open-air bath filled with fragrant rose petals.  

Arima Onsen

Arima Grand Hotel: Arima is considered one of Japan's best hot spring towns, and the Arima Grand Hotel owns the best hot spring in town. Indulge in the centuries old hot spring rich in minerals.

Culinary Experiences

Arranging great culinary experiences is a specialty we are very proud of. Before a restaurant is selected for our itinerary, our development team spends countless hours sampling dozens of restaurants for comparison. On this trip, you will have a chance to taste traditional Kaiseki banquets, modern fusion cuisine, Fugu (blowfish), Udon, Sashimi, Anago(conger eel) and much more!

 

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Itinerary

DAY1

Depart North America for Fukuoka, Japan

Depart from your home airport, have a great flight!

DAY2

“Yokoso!” or “Welcome” to Japan!

Arrive in Fukuoka Airport (FUK)
4 miles, 20 mins
 
 
Fukuoka Hotel
 

 

Airport pickup is available for flights arriving Fukuoka Airport (FUK) from 12:00PM-9:30 PM. A Supera Tours Representative will meet you at the arrival gate and guide you the way to the hotel.

 

Enjoy free time: Explore Fukuoka on your own. We recommend visiting Tenjin Chikagai, an underground shopping mall in downtown Fukuoka.

Guests arriving after 8pm: we will refund 2,000 JPY per person for dinner.

* If you would like to skip our dinner on the arrival day, please contact us no later than 7 days prior to tour departure date. We will refund 2,000 JPY per person.

If you are booking airfare with us and would like to arrive early, please contact us for details.

 

 
 
Dinner
Kyushu Specialties    
Hotel
Grand Hyatt Fukuoka or Hotel Nikko Hotel or Hotel Okura Fukuoka 
DAY3

Fukuoka Sightseeing & Yuda Hot Spring

Fukuoka
88 miles, 2hrs
Akiyoshi Cave
19 miles, 1hr
 

Hagi
25 miles,1hr 15mins
 
Yuda Hot Spring
 

 

Mekari Park:
Enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view and see the Straits of Shimonoseki, dividing Kyushu from the rest of Japan. 

Hagi:
Stroll through an old castle town known for its Hagi-yaki pottery and the birthplace of forerunners who promoted modernization of Japan.

Akiyoshi Cave: 
Witness the ever-changing beauty of the largest limestone cave in Japan.

Ruriko Temple Pagoda:
Discover one of the oldest and most beautiful five-storied pagodas in Japan.

Yuda Onsen:
Rest your tired feet in the famous hot springs foot baths.

 

Breakfast
Hotel Buffet    
Lunch
Udon Lunch    
Dinner
Tiger Pufferfish Kaiseki Banquet    
Hotel
Yuda Onsen Yuberu Hotel Matsumasa (Yuda Hot Spring)
DAY4

Iwakuni & Miyajima

Yuda Hot Spring
58 miles, 1.5hrs
Iwakuni
28 miles, 45mins
 
Miyajima/Hiroshima
 
 
 
Saikotei Museum & Zen Gardens:
Experience Kimono-wearing and stroll through the Japanese style Zen garden. The Saikotei Museum embodies a wealth of Japanese history and culture not to be missed by any visitor.
 
Iwakuni Kintaikyo Bridge:
Travel across one of the tremendous engineering feats of its time. The wooden bridge stretched over 570 feet and was built without a single nail. 

 

Breakfast
Japanese Style Set     
Lunch
Iwakuni-Style Sushi    
Dinner
Kaiseki Banquet 
Hotel
Miyajima Grand Hotel Arimoto or Kinsuikan or Sheraton Grand Hiroshima Hotel (TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice 2015 Winner)
DAY5

Miyajima Ropeway & Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park

Miyajima
17 miles, 1hr 10mins
 
Hiroshima
 

 

Floating Torii Gate and Itsukushima Shrine
Take a ferry across the Seto Inland Sea to Miyajima for an up-close view of the iconic floating Torii Gate and the sacred Itsukushima Shrine

Miyajima Ropeway:
To enjoy magnificent views of the Seto Inland Sea from Mt. Misen, a holy mountain on Miyajima, hop aboard the cable car here for stunning view of the vast sea and sky before you.

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park:
“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”—George Santayana. Encounter history at a profound memorial including the Hypocenter, A-Bomb Dome, and the Museum, dedicated to the preservation of peace.  

Free Time:
Hiroshima's small-town feel makes it an ideal place to experience local cuisine independently (with the help of our suggestions of course!).

 

Breakfast
Hotel Buffet    
Lunch
Japanese Style Set    
Dinner
Not Included    
Hotel
Sheraton Grand Hiroshima Hotel
DAY6

Shimanami Kaido Expressway & Kotohira-gu Shrine

Hiroshima
68 miles, 1hr 40mins
Shimanami Kaido Expressway
95 miles, 2hrs
Kotohira
 

 

Shimanami Kaido Expressway: 
Travel across the Seto Inland Sea on a seaside bike tour or visit the Kosanji Temple, a Buddhist temple built to resemble many of Japan's most famous temples.

Kotohira-gu Shrine:
Ascend 1,368 stone steps for an excellent bird’s eye view of the Sanuki Plain at your feet. A visit here is considered a must-do for many Japanese people. 

 

Breakfast
Hotel Buffet    
Lunch
Local Seafood    
Dinner
Kaiseki Banquet
Hotel
Kotohira Grand Hotel Sakuranoshou (Hot Spring)
(TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2013 - 2018 Winner)

DAY7

Mt. Washu Observatory & Kurashiki Evening

Kotohira
24 miles, 1hr
Mt. Washu Observatory
18 miles, 1hr
 
Kurashiki
 

 

Great Seto Bridge Memorial Park:
Get a close-up view of the world's longest two-tiered bridge. Spanning over eight miles, this monumental engineering feat is comprised of six consecutive bridges connecting five islands in the Seto Inland Sea. 

Mt. Washu Observatory:
Cross the Great Seto Bridge to Mt. Washuzan Lookout Point for spectacular views of the Seto Inland Sea and the Great Seto Bridge. 

Free time:
Experience the historic town of Kurashiki Bikan area in Kurashiki within walking distance. The city offers a blend of the traditional Edo-period and modern Western influence against the backdrop of beautiful canals. Take some time and browse through local boutiques and cafes in the historical quarter or travel down the canal on a boat.

 

Breakfast
Hotel Buffet    
Lunch
Korean Yakiniku    
Dinner
French Cuisine
Hotel
Kurashiki Kokusai Hotel or Kurashiki Royal Art Hotel
DAY8

Explore Japan's Hidden 'Art Island' Naoshima

Kurashiki
15miles, 50mins
Uno Port 
3 miles, 20mins
Naoshima
3 miles, 20mins
Uno Port 
15 miles, 50mins
 
Kurashiki
 

 

Art House Project:
Visit a fascinating art installation in Naoshima's Honmura district - a collection of seven reclaimed homes repurposed into surprising works of art.

Chichu Art Museum:
Designed by acclaimed Japanese architect, Mr. Tadao Ando, this unique art museum is constructed mostly underground to avoid disrupting beautiful natural scenery of the surrounding Seto Inland Sea.

Lee Ufan Museum:
One of the more recent additions to Naoshima, this small, contemplative gallery features works by the Korean contemporary artist Lee Ufan.

 

Breakfast
Japanese Style Set    
Lunch
Local Specialties    
Dinner
Local Specialties
Hotel
Kurashiki Kokusai Hotel or Kurashiki Royal Art Hotel
DAY9

Explore Himeji Castle & Relax at Arima Hot Spring

Kurashiki
65 miles, 1.5hrs
Himeji
40 miles, 1hr 10mins
 
Arima Hot Spring
 

 

Himeji Castle:
Explore the grounds of one of the best-preserved castles and a national treasure of Japan. (In the case of closure, we will visit Okayama Korakuen Garden, one of the Three Great Gardens of Japan.)

Arima Onsen:
Arima is one of Japan’s top three hot springs towns and one of the oldest. Enjoy a quintessential Japanese experience here with luxurious tatami-floored rooms, breathtaking scenery, and indulge in relaxing hot springs.

 

Breakfast
Hotel Buffet    
Lunch
Conger Eels Kettle Rice    
Dinner
Kaiseki Banquet
Hotel
Arima Grand Hotel (Arima Hot Spring)
(TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2015 - 2018)
DAY10

Depart Arima for Kansai Airport

Arima Hot Spring
50 miles, 1hr 15mins
Kansai Airport (KIX)
 
Your Next Destination

 

In the morning, we leave Arima Onsen together and disband in Kansai Airport (KIX).

“Sayonara” or "Goodbye"! Our West Japan tour has come to an end.

* Please arrange flights departing from KIX after 12:55 PM.

 

Breakfast
Hotel Buffet
 

Grand Hyatt Fukuoka

Directly connected to Canal City Hakata, one of the biggest commercial complexes in the city, the Grand Hyatt Fukuoka is right in the heart of the city and is within walking distance to many attractions, including Hakata train station. The large luxurious rooms ensure you will have a comfortable stay in Fukouka.

 

Room Information:

Room Type: Grand Room

Room Size: 34m²

Twin Bed: 110 x 200cm

Double Bed (King): 180 x 200cm 

Triple Room: Rollaway bed (95 x 200cm) will be added to Grand Deluxe Twin Room.

Hotel Nikko Fukuoka

Located next to major shopping and entertainment venues in the heart of Fukuoka, Hotel Nikko Fukuoka is just 5 minutes from Fukuoka Airport via subway. Japan Rail and local subway lines are accessible in nearby Hakata station which is just a 3-minute walk.

 

Room Information:

Room Type: Superior Room

Room Size: 29.5m²

Twin Bed: 120 x 200cm

Double Bed: 180 x 200cm

Triple Room: 120 x 200cm + 120 x 206cm + 120 x 188cm

Fukuoka Okura

Conveniently located in the commercial and shopping district of the Kyushu Tenjin area, this 5-star hotel combines historic charm, modern amenities, and impeccable service. It is hands down in the best location of Fukuoka.

 

Room Information:

Room Type: Standard Room

Room Size: 30m²

Twin Bed: 122 × 195cm

Double Bed: 161 × 209cm

Triple Room: Rollaway bed (110 x 195 cm) will be added to Twin Room.

Yuda Onsen Yuberu Hotel Matsumasa

Situated in the center of Yuda Onsen Resort, Matsumasa offers exceptional convenience, hospitality, and comfort. During your stay, try the “hand onsen” and take a dip in the famous open-air bath that is 100% sourced directly from the earth. 

 

Room Information:

Room Type: Japanese-Style Room in East Building

Room Size: 10 Tatami mats

Twin Room: two Japanese mattresses (100 x 200cm)

Triple Room: three Japanese mattresses (100 x 200cm)

 

 

Sheraton Grand Hiroshima Hotel

Centrally located in Hiroshima, this 4-star hotel is located within walking distance from the Japan Rail Hiroshima Station which offers direct access to the bullet train and bus stations. Spacious rooms, modern amenities, and the Sheraton Sweet Sleeper Bed are just a few of the special touches you can expect from a Sheraton.

 

Room Information:

Room Type: Deluxe Room

Room Size: 35m²

Twin Bed: 120 x 200cm

Double Bed: 200 x 230cm

Triple Room: Rollaway bed (180x 100cm) will be added to Deluxe Room.

Kotohira Grand Hotel Sakuranoshou

Located at the foot of Konpira Shrine, this is one of the best Ryokan hotels in Japan. This hotel is not only within walking distance to the Konpira Shrine and the Kabuki Theater, but its open-air bath is also strategically positioned to overlook Mt. Zozu. The female guests are in for a treat! Ladies can indulge in “Hana-buro,” an open-air bath filled with fragrant rose petals.

 

Room Information:

Room Type: Japanese Western-Style Room with Open-air Bath

Room Size: 10 Tatami mats 

Twin Bed: 120 x 200cm

Triple Room: Rollaway bed will be added to Japanese Western-Style Room.

Kurashiki Kokusai Hotel

Located in the city center, this hotel is just a short stroll to the Kurashiki bikan old quarter. It is also adjacent to the Ohara Museum of Art, and the hotel itself is a part of the museum attracting many international art enthusiasts.

 

Room Information:

Room Type: Standard Room in Main Building

Room Size: 21.8m²

Twin Bed: 110 x 195cm

Triple Bed: 125 x 195cm

Arima Grand Hotel

One of the three most famous hot springs in Japan, Arima Grand Onsen is situated on a hillside overlooking the town of Arima. Continuing the centuries old tradition of natural hot baths, this ryokan’s spring water is said to be rich in iron and provides many health benefits to past Emperors and current guests alike.

 

Room Information:

Room Type: Western-Style Room in Central Building

Room Size: 27m²

Twin Bed: 110 x 200cm

 

Reviews

Thomas I.
(Apr 25, 2018)

Our family recently returned from a Super Value Tours 9 day vacation to West Japan. The tour group was led by Mr Colin Wu, who was amiable and knowledgeable of the history and customs of the areas visited.

The tour exceeded all of our expectations. Hotels ranged from 5 star hotels to Onsen Hotels. The meals featured the specialties of the different regions and included puffer fish, eel, oysters and noodles. We were also treated to a French fusion cuisine dinner.
One day we were scheduled to ride a ropeway to the top of the mountain. However because of the winds and the weather, the ropeway was closed. We were surprised and delighted to receive a rebate for the cancelled ride.
The trip included visits to 3 UNESCO World heritage sites. At the conclusion of the trip everyone in our family said they would like to return to Japan on another Super Value Tour. I would highly recommend this travel organization.

 

Maria J.
(July 6, 2019)

We just returned from our West Japan trip yesterday. I wanted to let you know that we had an amazing time! Thanks again for your kind assistance with our past 3 trips to Asia. We are hoping to go to Hokkaido later this year and will be in touch!

Linda M.
(Jul 29, 2019)

My traveling companion and I compared about 9 different tour companies before picking Super Value tours for Japan. We put two tours back-to-back, Classic Japan and Western Japan and had a terrific time!

I highly recommend Super Value Tours if you are planning on traveling any place they go! I am looking forward to them expanding their horizons to other countries! Many thanks for exceeding expectations!

James T.
(November 21, 2017)

....The tour group was led by Mr Colin Wu, who was amiable and knowledgeable of the history and customs of the areas visited. The tour exceeded all of our expectations. Hotels ranged from 5 star hotels to Onsen Hotels. The meals featured the specialties of the different regions and included puffer fish, eel, oysters and noodles. We were also treated to a French fusion cuisine dinner.....The trip included visits to 3 UNESCO World heritage sites. At the conclusion of the trip everyone in our family said they would like to return to Japan on another Super Value Tour [now Supera tours]....

Fares + Dates

Tour Price (Our pricing is always upfront and all inclusive)

Room Type
(price per person)

OR 
Twin OR Double


Triple


Single

5/1-9/30 $3399 $3399 $4999
10/1-11/30 $3499 $3499 $5149

Prices above are per person and include taxes, inclusions as shown in itinerary.
International air tickets & tour guide gratuities not included.
2% discount available for payments made by check or ACH deposit. 

 

Fares vary based on origin, seasonality, & availability. We are happy to help find the best balance between price and flight quality for you. You may also arrange your own flights in conjunction with the following arrival and departure times to qualify for our free airport transfers. If you are arriving or leaving outside these timeframes, please go to the designated place to meet on your own expense.

Flight Arrivals
on tour start date

Fukuoka Airport (FUK) 12:00PM-9:30PM

Flight Departures
on tour end date

In the morning, we leave our hotel together and disband in Kansai Airport (KIX). Please arrange flights departing from KIX after 12:55PM.

Airport transfers for early arrivals/late departures

call for pricing

 

No additional options for this program.

 

 

Room Type
(price per room)

Period

Day

OR 
Twin OR Double


Triple


Single

Call or email for availability.

Hotel rates are listed per room night. Breakfast taxes, and fees included. A one-time fee of $30 will be charged for cancelled hotel extensions

 

 

IMPORTANT: All prices above based on USD. Land tour price is shown per person. 
Prices subject to change. We encourage reserving early to ensure availability.
Guests departing from Canada may pay in CAD at the market rate of exchange.

 

Before You Book

  Health & Safety 

This tour involves standing and walking for up to 2 hours at a time over inclined or uneven streets.
Guests in wheelchairs may be accommodated, but please understand some historic sites in Japan are not wheelchair accessible.
In traditional ryokan hotels, we will overnight in tatami rooms and sleep on futons on the floor.

 Upgrades

In the spirit of "Travel Happy" we do not believe in hidden fees - no options are sold on tour.

 Dietary Restrictions

It's important everyone has a great dining experience while traveling with us! If you have a special meal restriction (i.e. no sashimi, no lamb, etc), please let us know two weeks before tour date. We will do our best to oblige, but we regret some dietary preferences may not be available due to cultural differences.

 Luggage Handling

Porterage service included in all hotels where available (most ryokan hotels do not offer porterage).