Kyushu Island Seven Stars Train Tour
4 days from £4,600pp
Venture across the breathtaking Kyushu Island in style and comfort as you board the Seven Stars Cruise Train. Providing a panorama of beauty, this stunning volcanic landscape of national parks and hot springs is a sensory delight. This four-day, three-night journey will take you through the five prefectures of Oita, Fukuoka, Kagoshima, Miyazaki and Kumamoto, providing an in-depth look at the natural beauty that can only be found in Kyushu.
You’ll board Japan’s first luxury sleeper train at Hakata Station, from here you’ll travel to the historic Moji Port with its architectural structures from the Meiji and Taisho periods. Your next stop will be to the Usa Jingu Shrine, the head shrine out of thousands of shrines dedicated to Hachiman across Japan, and a must-see cultural attraction and place where you can witness worship in the houses of three different religions. An exquisite French cuisine will be served for dinner back aboard the Seven Stars.
You’ll begin the next morning with a stunning wake-up call as you observe the remarkable scenery of Aso before stopping off for some traditional breakfast made from local produce. You’ll spend the day taking in the beauty of Aso and the castle town of Bungotaketa in the Oita Prefecture before spending the night at Yufuin in one of Kyushu’s outstanding traditional ryokans Yufuin Tamanoyu, Kamenoi Bessou, or Sansou Murata.
Following a relaxing nights sleep, you’ll enjoy breakfast at the ryokans before travelling to Miyazaki station with incredible views of the southern country and ocean along the way. Your next stop from Miyazaki will be the Aoshima Shrine, located on the Aoshima Island, this area is known for its views across the water. Dinner will be served aboard the Seven Stars and made from fresh, locally sourced ingredients.
To commemorate your final day with us, you will be shown the best of luxury travel by train as you travel on the Hisatsu Line, where you can enjoy your railway journey to the fullest. You’ll see beautiful scenery that’s considered one of Japan’s three best “train window views. In addition, you’ll stop by historic train stations. At the end of your journey, a farewell event will be held on the train. Then it’s on to Hakata, the final stop on the tour.