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Discover Japan with Travel & Tours! Take a day's journey with us to Kyushu's temples and shrines, historic sites, and amusement parks.  If "shopping 'til you drop" is your idea of fun, then we have several trips, especially for you. We can even help with directions and information if you would rather explore Japan on your own. Our office is located on Main Base at Fleet Landing, so stop by today!

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Travel and Tours Upcoming Trips  
June, July and August Travel and Tours Calendars

JUNE TOURS
Registrations for all June tours are being accepted now.

Yufuin Adventure Tour   
Saturday, June 1
All seats: $55
Depart: MB 9:45 a.m. • Hario 10:30 a.m.
Return: Hario 8:30 p.m. • MB 9 p.m.

Yufuin in Oita prefecture offers a fantastic selection of hot spring baths, trendy boutique cafes, and picture-perfect scenery.

 

New!!
Shearing Sheep at Nakaze 
Sunday, June 2
Adult: $45, Junior: $40, Child/Infant: $30
Depart: Hario 10:00 a.m. • MB 10:45 a.m.
Return: MB 4:30 p.m. • Hario 5 p.m.

Nakaze Campsite is a beautiful grassland overlooking the sea. While on site, enjoy a picnic lunch as you relax and take in the picturesque views. Participants will experience shearing sheep, feeding and interacting with them.

 

“Limited Availability”
TAO! Concert in Nagasaki
Saturday, June 8
All seats: $90 (SS seat)
Departs: MB 2:45 p.m. • Hario 3:30 p.m.
Return: Hario 10:30 p.m. • MB 11 p.m.

Tribal costumed drum virtuosos entertain with pulse-pounding taiko drumming and acrobatic moves in this energetic performance.

 

Explore Fukuoka
Sunday, June 9
All Seats: $35
Depart: MB 7:45 a.m. • Hario 8:30 a.m.
Return: Hario 7 p.m. • MB 7:30 p.m.

Enjoy the fantastic food, shopping and fun of Fukuoka city, the largest city on Kyushu, at your own pace.


Rice Planting
Saturday, June 15
All seats: $30
Depart: MB 8:45 a.m. • Hario 9:30 a.m.
Return: Hario 1:00 p.m. • MB 1:30 p.m.

Rice... It is the primary staple food of the Japanese diet and of such fundamental importance to the Japanese culture that it was once used as currency, and the word for cooked rice (gohan) has become synonymous with the general meaning of "meal".

 

Matsubara Forge
Sunday, June 16
All seats: $25
Depart: MB 1 p.m. • Hario 1:45 p.m.
Return: Hario 5:45 p.m. • MB: 6:15 p.m.

Witness this 4th generation Master Blacksmith as he demonstrates the skills and techniques involved with forging the Japanese kitchen knife going back hundreds of years.

 

Sapporo Beer Brewery Tour & Yakiniku
Saturday, June 22
*Ages 13 & up: $68, Ages 6 – 12: $53, Ages 4 – 5: $48, Ages 3 & under: $39 
Depart: Main Base 8:15 a.m. • Hario 9 a.m.
Return: Hario 4 p.m. • Main Base 4:30 p.m.

Take dad on a tour of the Sapporo Beer Brewery where he can learn a bit of history behind their famous beer and even sample a glass as long as you are 20 or over.  Then enjoy an all you can eat yakiniku (grilled meat) lunch.

 

“Limited Availability”
*WAITLIST open*
Pro Baseball Day Game (Kyushu Uniform will be Gifted)
Sunday, June 23
Soft Bank Hawks vs. Chiba Lotte Marines
All seats: $70
Depart: MB 8:30 a.m. • Hario 9:15 a.m.
Return: Hario 7:30 p.m. • MB 8 p.m.

Enjoy all the excitement of Japanese style baseball at the Fukuoka Pay Pay Dome.

 

Blueberry Picking & Paper Fan Making
Saturday, June 29
Adult/Junior: $50, Child: $48, Infant: $43 (for ages 4 & under blueberry picking only, no fan making).
Depart: MB 7:00 a.m. • Hario 7:45 a.m.
Return: Hario 5 p.m. • MB 5:30 p.m.

Pick ripe, delicious blueberries right off the bush in Ukiha City and then try your hand at making a traditional Japanese paper fan.

 

Kokedama (Miniature Bonsai) Making
Sunday, June 30
All seats: $40
Depart: MB 11:00 a.m. • Hario 11:45 a.m.
Return: Hario 3:15 p.m. • MB 3:45 p.m.

Learn how to make your very own Kokedama, a Japanese variant of bonsai where a plant's root system is simply wrapped in sphagnum moss and bound with string, transforming it into a sculptural art form. 


JULY TOURS
Registrations for all July tours are being accepted now.

Nagasaki Penguin Aquarium
Sunday, July 7
Adult/Junior: $40, Child/Infant: $35
Depart: MB 11 a.m. • Hario 11:45 a.m.
Return: Hario 5:15 p.m. • MB 5:45 p.m.

Of the 18 existing penguin species on Earth, nine species (140 penguins) live here at the aquarium with each having their own unique personality.

 

Glass Art Making
Saturday, July 13
All seats: $45
Depart: Hario 8:15 a.m. • MB 9 a.m.
Return: MB 4 p.m. • Hario 4:30 p.m.

Visit Ikitsuki Island, the next island after Hirado and create your own glass art masterpiece.

 

Hirado City Day Tour
Sunday, July 14
Adult: $40, Junior/Child/Infant: $35
Depart: Hario 8:15 a.m. • MB 9 a.m.
Return: MB 5 p.m. • Hario 5:30 p.m.

Step back in time and discover this centuries-old historic port that was once a major point of contact with Holland and Portugal. Then view the island, as the samurai once did, from the top of Hirado Castle.


Feature”
Kokura Gion Daiko Festival

Saturday, July 20
All seats: $45 
Depart: MB 11:15 a.m. • Hario 12 p.m.
Return: Hario 10 p.m. • MB 10:30 p.m.

The castle town of Kokura is filled with the sounds of taiko drumming during this exciting annual festival!

 

Ichiran no mori Ramen Factory & SAYONARA-Marinoa City
Sunday, July 21
All seats: $55
Depart: MB 8:15 a.m. • Hario 9 a.m.
Return: Hario 6 p.m. • MB 6:30 p.m.

If you love ramen you don’t want to miss this tour to Ichiran no Mori and discover how it’s made and the history behind this famous ramen.  You are certain to scratch that shopping itch at Marinoa City Kyushu’s largest outlet mall.

 

“Limited Availability”
Pro Baseball Night Game

~Free Uniform Gift Day~
Saturday, July 27
Soft Bank Hawks vs. Orix Buffaloes
All seats: $70
Depart: MB 1:45 p.m. • Hario 2:30 p.m.
Return: Hario 12 a.m. • MB 12:30 a.m.

Enjoy all the excitement of Japanese style baseball at the Fukuoka Pay Pay Dome.

 

Waterfalls of Saga
Sunday, July 28
All Seats: $40
Depart: MB 8:15 a.m. • Hario 9 a.m.
Return: Hario 5:30 p.m. • MB 6 p.m.

This trip takes you to the neighboring prefecture of Saga, where you will visit 3 beautiful waterfalls.

 

AUGUST TOURS
Registrations for all August tours are being accepted now.

Iki Island Overnight
Saturday, August 3 ˜ Sunday, August 4
Single room (Adult): $160
Double room per person (2 person minimum) Adult: $150, Junior: $140,
Twin room per person (2 person minimum) Adult: $155, Junior: $140,
Child/Infant (without bed): $85 
*breakfast included in all price options

Depart: Saturday, MB 6:30 a.m. • Hario 7:15 a.m.
Return: Sunday, Hario 7 p.m. • MB 7:30 p.m.

Iki Island is a must-visit for beach lovers. Much like the rest of Nagasaki and its beautiful islands, Iki Island offers endless enjoyment, from white sand beaches to breathtaking viewpoints. Enjoy the soft sand, sky blue waters and the beautifully sculpted coastlines of this magnificent island.

 

Pizza making at chu-chu-Dream Farm
Saturday, August 10
All seats: $35
Depart: MB 8:30 a.m. • Hario 9:15 a.m.
Return: Hario 2:15 p.m. • MB 2:45 p.m.

Slip away to beautiful Omura where we will visit the gorgeous Chu-Chu dream farm. Here we will make pizza from scratch as well as have the opportunity to taste other local and season products. 

 

Senrigahama Beach 
Saturday, August 17
All seats: $30
Depart: Hario 9 a.m. • Main Base 9:45 a.m.
Return: Main Base 4:30 p.m. • Hario 5 p.m.

Hirado, the land of beautiful beaches! Join ITT as we venture to one of the best beaches on the island for a day of relaxation and sunshine, where your only worry will be your tan. 

 

Ceramic Art Making Class at Shidayaki Pottery Factory
Sunday, August 18
Adults: $45
Child/Infant: $30 (without their own pottery piece)

Depart: MB 7:45 a.m. • Hario 8:30 a.m.
Return: Hario 2:30 p.m. • MB 3 p.m.

Step back in time at the beautiful and historical Shidayaki Pottery Factory! Situated in the hot springs town of Ureshino, it is an idyllic place to design and craft your very own piece of pottery (wax/mug warmer). 

 

“Limited Availability”
Disney on Ice 2024 ~Find Your Gift~

Saturday, August 24
Adult/Junior/Child: $94, Infant: $45 (infant must sit on parents lap; one infant per parent)

Depart: MB 10:15 a.m. • Hario 11:00 a.m.
Return: Hario 7:30 p.m. • MB 8:00 p.m.

Disney on Ice is set to make its way back to Japan this year with a brand new show, “Find your Gift” featuring for the first time, Encanto.  The ice-skating spectacular will glide through beloved Disney stories and include acrobatics, colorful costumes, and your favorite Disney characters. The perfect trip for all ages, and a great way to beat the heat.

 

LaLaport Fukuoka
Sunday, August 25
All seats: $35

Depart: MB 12 p.m. • Hario 12:45 p.m.
Return: Hario 10 p.m. • MB 10:30 p.m.

Get ready to shop till you drop! Come along to check out Fukuoka’s newest mall with over 220 stores including a Toy Museum and a life size Mobile Suit Gundam statue. Let us worry about getting you there so you can relax and enjoy the day.

 

~LABOR DAY WEEKEND~  TO BE INCLUDED WITH AUGUST

NEW!!

Boss E-Zo “BONANZA”
Saturday, August 31
Adult (16 and up): $80
Junior (4-15): $70
Child (3 and under): $45

Depart: MB 8 a.m. • Hario 8:45 a.m.
Return: Hario 6 p.m. • MB 6:30 p.m.

Immerse yourself in this futuristic world with an exclusive “combo ticket” that allows MWR patrons to explore the Tubular Slide (30 min), V-world, teamLab?Forest, & Oh Sadaharu Baseball Museum 89 Park. There is something for everyone during this fun-packed day. 

 

 

SEPTEMBER TOURS
Registrations for LABORDAY WEEKEND tours are being accepted now.


NEW!! ITT, OAC & Liberty Manager Special 

Shower Climbing / Pear Picking in Kama City
Sunday, September 1
Shower Climbing: $90 per person, Pear Picking: $35 per person, Infant: $20

Depart: MB 7 a.m. • Hario 7:45 a.m.
Return: Hario 5:30 p.m. • MB 6 p.m.

Attention thrill seekers! Join us as we take advantage of the natural beauty and wonder of the Kaho Alps as we traverse streams and waterfalls during this canyoning experience. Not your speed? Tag along and opt to pick pears and play in the serene river instead. 

 

NEW!!

KTN TV Nagasaki & Bullet Train
Monday, September 2
All seats: $60
Depart: MB 7:30 a.m. • Hario 8:15 a.m.
Return: Hario 3:30 p.m. • MB 4 p.m.

Embark on an immersive journey through Nagasaki’s media landscape with a tour of KTN Nagasaki TV Station. An adventure on Kyushu’s new shinkansen (bullet train) addition in the Nagasaki area, “KAMOME”. Enjoy relaxation on a pivotal part of Japan’s mobile convenience from Nagasaki to Takeo.