Kyushu Autumn Foliage: Specially Opened Kunenan Gardens, Sunflowers, Yabakei Gorge, Kumamoto Castle Park


Enjoy beautiful autumn foliage in Kyushu. Visit Kunenan Gardens, which is opened to the public for a limited time only for a few days, and Yabakei Gorge, a leading autumn leaves viewing spot in Kyushu! Sightseeing 1. Kunenan Gardens (nine-year hermitage) are designated as a national scenic spot. Many azaleas and red and yellow maple trees planted in a 6,800-square-meter garden that has been built over nine years. It opens to the public for very limited time, only for 9 days! *The best viewing season of autumn leaves: mid - late Nov. 2. Yamada Sunflower Garden: Stroll through the autumn sunflower fields with about 100,000 sunflowers blooming from October to November every year. ♪ 3. Yabakei Gorge・Aonodomon: a 185 meters long tunnel dug through the bedrock using only a hammer and chisel. At this moment, there is a tunnel made by machines, but some parts of the old handmade tunnel are still remain. The large ginkgo tree at the entrance of the tunnel is overwhelming! 4. Kumamoto Castle Park: Enjoy the autumn leaves with Kumamoto Castle in the background as if you were having a time-slip to Japan in the past. 5. Sarutobi Sentsubo Gorge: Enjoy the autumn leaves and the view of the valley from the suspension bridge! Hotel 【Candeo Hotels Kikuyo Kumamoto Airport】or【Candeo Hotels Ozu Kumamoto Airport】 ※Any accommodation preferences are not accepted. Meals [Dinner] Set meal with steamed seasonal vegetables in Kikusui no Sato. [Breakfast] Buffet at the hotel. [Additional information] *Tour inclusions: Transportation, accommodation, meal(s), admission fee(s) specified in the itinerary and taxes. None of these expenses will be refunded even if the participant does not use them for whatever reason. *Items not included: Any expenses not specified in the itinerary (e.g. personal expenses, optional tours.) *Items included in "Infant price" (3-5 years old) - Bus seats and accommodation facility usage fee (buffet breakfast) only. ※JR seats Meals and bedding and bedding are not included. If needed, please apply as a child. [Important] *Even if your reservation is for 2 people in 1 room, there is a possibility that 2 single rooms will be provided. *Taking pictures and videos in Kunenan Gardens is allowed, but using tripods is not. *You will be required to walk 10~15 minutes to reach Goryo Shrine. *This tour may be jointly conducted with our other tours departing from other places. Meaning that you may have to wait some time at Hakata Station. *Flower blooming time varies slightly according to weather. *The best viewing season of autumn leaves differs according to the weather conditions. *Wearing clothes and shoes that let you move easily and comfortably is strongly recommended. *Depending on the road conditions on the day, the order of the itinerary may change. *This tour is operated with a mixture of Japanese and foreign guests. However a staff member will give you the basic information, such as meeting place and time at each stop in English or Chinese, although they won't give you detailed information on the places visited. *Seat allocations for Shinkansen trains: Due to seating arrangements, even if you booked the tour as a group or a pair, your seats may not be close to each other. *We will not be responsible for any delays, shortenings or omissions made to the itinerary due to circumstances beyond our control (traffic, weather etc.) *A decision on whether to cancel the tour will be decided by 3pm Japan Standard Time one day before the tour date. We will inform you by e-mail. *The tour end point may be different from the meeting point. Ask the tour conductor on the day. *The amended Act on the Protection of Personal Information came into effect on 30 May 2017. Customer information (name, age, gender etc.) may be forwarded to the hotels or necessary entities for the purpose of making tour arrangements. This condition shall be deemed to have been accepted by the customer upon completion of the reservation.


Day 1
  • Breakfast: 0
  • Lunch: 0
  • Dinner: 1
  • Light meal: 0
  • Shin-Osaka (Depart 7:11~8:24) [Shinkansen "Nozomi", reserved seat in a non-smoking car] Hakata Station Yamada Sunflower Garden (Stroll) Kunenan Gardens (Stroll) Niiyama Shrine (View autumn leaves coloring the approach) Kumamoto Castle Park (Stroll) Kikusui no Sato (Dinner) Kumamoto・Candeo Hotels Kikuyo Kumamoto Airport or a similar class hotel (Overnight)

  • Hotel: Candeo Hotels Kikuyo Kumamoto Airport or Candeo Hotels Ozu Kumamoto Airport

Day 2
  • Breakfast: 1
  • Lunch: 0
  • Dinner: 0
  • Light meal: 0
  • Kumamoto Station Sarutobi Sentsubo Gorge (Stroll) Keisekien (View the maple trees that color the Japanese garden) Goryo Shrine (Stroll around the famous autumn leaves viewing spot) Aonodomon・Kyoshuho (Stroll) Yabakei Bridge (Walk around the beautiful stone bridge with 8 arches) Nakatsu Castle Park (Stroll ※Entrance fee to the castle tower is JPY 400, separate cost.) Kokura Station [Shinkansen "Nozomi", reserved seat in a non-smoking car] Shin-Osaka Station (Arrive 21:00~22:28)

location Shin-osaka


Departure place


Meeting Time



Saga, Kumamoto

  • English

  • Chinese (Mandarin)

Language Support

A tour conductor or staff of your preferred language will accompany the tour from the designated meeting place (at a designated airport in case of a tour with airplanes) and provides the participant with basic information necessary for the tour (such as meeting place and time at each stop etc) in your preferred language. Information on sightseeing in the areas of tour destinations will not be provided. However, brochures in your preferred language will be provided.

Minimum number of participants for operation

30 Person(s)

*When the participants does not reach the number above, the tour will not be operated. If this is the case, those who have made a reservation will be informed of the matter by 14 days prior to the scheduled departure date (by 4 days prior to the departure in case of a Day-tour).

Minimum number of participants for booking

1 Person(s)

Cancellation policy Tour Condition
The prices may vary depending on number of participants and other conditions.