Island Adventures - David Joll
Meet at Narita Airport. Transfer by train to downtown Tokyo.
Experience first hand a range of typical Tokyo nightlife.
Catch a commuter train to the western edge of the world’s biggest
metropolis for a day hike at Tokao-san, one of Japans most famous,
and most popular hiking locations.
Fly to Ishigaki-jima, in Japan’s most southern prefecture, Okinawa.
Transfer by boat to Iriomote-jima, the home of Japan’s last remaining
Jungle boat cruise and day hike to the interior of the island.
A free day to Explore Iriomote’s jungle further, or to try out
the numerous outdoor activities offered on the island.
Return to Ishigaki-jima. Feel the Okinawan vibe as you stroll around
the streets of Ishigaki city.
Island hop by ferry to Taketomi-jima to explore
The town that time forgot or scramble to the top of Omote-dake(526m)
Ishigaki-jima’s highest mountain.
Fly to Fukuoka – Check out the gateway to Kyushu. With a population
million, Fukuoka has a vibrant yet relaxed port city atmosphere.
Sample the local cuisine at the famous river side food stalls that
magically appear as the sun goes down.
Travel east by local train to Hiko-san. Enjoy a fascinating day hike
one of Kyushu’s most historical pilgrim trails. Relax after the
hike in a hot
spring at the base of Hiko-san at a traditional Japanese hot spring
Take a local train and bus to Kurokawa-onsen – hot spring heaven.
have not already fallen in love with Japan, this small town found in
sleepy mountain valley, will do it for you. With its pure Japanese
architecture, clean, narrow streets, kimono clad visitors and locals,
and its fine Japanese style lodgings and food, Kurokawa-onsen is one
Japan’s real treasures.
Day hike to the summit of Kuju-san (1787m), mainland Kyushu’s
peak. Transfer to Yufuin.
Day hike to the summit of Yufu-dake (1584m), otherwise known as Bungo
(old name for the area) Fuji due to its resemblance to the real Mt Fuji.
trail brings you right back to Yufuin, for a well deserved soak in one
town’s therapeutic open air thermal baths. The town itself is
pleasant place to explore, with many stylish shops, galleries and cafes
park like setting around a lovely lake.
Ride in style on a scenic train through Kyushu’s lush green country
back to Fukuoka. Change trains here to the Shinkansen (Bullet Train)
ride at roof top level through the intensely industrialised Inland Sea
corridor, to Hiroshima.
Cross by ferry to Miya-jima to climb Misen (530m) and explore the island’s
fascinating mix of World Heritage designated natural, historical and
A Free day to visit Hiroshima’s Peace Park and the A-Bomb memorial
museum and explore the city, or to venture north of the city to hike
in the wilderness-like area of Sandan-kyo, famous for its pristine rivers
waterfalls, and its stunning displays of autumn colour.
Catch the Shinkansen to Osaka where the tour concludes.