Pottery, Bamboo, Textiles in Northern Kyushu


The highlights of this tour include castle towns, hotsprings, a farm visit, pottery towns, kasuri textiles, bamboo crafts and local cuisine.

This tour is a perfect choice for those who love arts and crafts. We will visit potters at their stuidos in Onda, Karatsu, Arita and Imari. We will visit a bamboo museum and craft shop. We will meet with artisans who engage in traditional Kurume Kasuri dyework. This tour is also geared to nature lovers. We will visit organic farming communities in Oyama and small fishing villages in Yobuko. Everywhere we go, we will meet and mingle with local people and glimpse their everyday lives. Kyushu is known for its culinary delights. We will enjoy a variety of local delicacies, including fresh seafood, hand-made tofu, Kaiseki cuisine, Ramen noodles, manju sweets and many more.

Tour Date: (The tour starts in Oita Airport and ends in Fukuoka Airport.)
May 21 - June 2, 2018

$3,000 per person
Single Supplement Fee: $150. (Single rooms are not available at the Japanese inn on Day 6 or Resort inn on Day 11, where the rooms are to be shared with other same-gender participants.)

*Check or monedy order payments only. Add 3 % surcharge for credit card payments. The price will be finalized 60 days prior to departure.

Included: accommodations based on double occupancy, 22 meals (11 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 4 Dinners), guided tours, admissions, surface transportation, bi-lingual/bi-cultural tour escort

Not Included: International and domestic airfare (Tokyo to Oita on Day 1), excess baggage fees, Travel Insurance, Items of a personal nature such as optional tours, beverages, laundry, phone calls, souvenirs, etc.

Group size: 10 - 12 people