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Up to 70% Off! Now’s the Best Time to Travel to Kyushu!

The number of tourists to Kyushu sharply dropped after the succession of large earthquakes (Kumamoto earthquakes) that occurred in the prefectures of Kumamoto and Oita on April 14th, this year. In response to this, “Kyushu Fukko Wari (restoration discount)” campaign has been recently launched to bring back tourists. For this campaign, the Japanese government assumes up to 70% of the travel expense for tourists visiting Kumamoto, Oita and other areas in Kyushu. The discount campaign of “Kyushu Fukko Wari” is available from July 1st, 2016. This is a great opportunity for you to travel to Kyushu and support the restoration of the earthquake affected areas.


“Kyushu Fukko Wari” Discount

The first campaign of Kyushu Fukko Wari is aimed at tourists visiting and lodging in the prefectures of Kyushu during the period between July and September, 2016. With the coupon issued for the campaign, tourists can get a discount on the travel expense; up to 70% in Kumamoto and Oita, up to 50% in Fukuoka, Saga, Nagasaki, Miyazaki and Kagoshima.

The discount campaign is available not only for Japanese tourists but also for tourists from outside of Japan and provides a great opportunity for anyone interested in travelling to Kyushu, so how about taking advantage of this if you are interested in traveling in Kyushu? The number of coupons is limited, so it’s best to make an early booking.


What Type of Trip Plans Can Take Advantage of “Kyushu Fukko Wari”?

Kumamoto Castle

Kumamon Cheering for the Restoration at Misumi Nishi Port, a World Heritage Site

The discount of Kyushu Fukko Wari is applicable to the following trip plans;
– Trips with lodgings in Kyushu
– Trips with transportation to and lodging in Kyushu
– Day trips to destinations in Kyushu

When you book a trip or tour package to Kyushu with a travel agency, ask them if it is applicable for the Kyushu Fukko Wari.


Application for Kyushu Fukko Wari

1. Via Travel Booking Websites

Rakuten Travel:
Kinki Nippon Tourist:
Nippon Travel Agency:
Tobu Top Tours:
Meitetsu World Travel:
ANA sales:
Nishitetsu Travel:
JR Kyushu Travel:

2. Over-the-Counter at Travel Agencies

*Travel agencies are now in preparation to offer the discount package in-store. Once participating travel agencies are confirmed, they will be available from the official website.

The Official Website of Kyushu Fukko Wari:

3. Purchasing Discount Lodging Coupon (available only in some prefectures)

Check the website “Visit Kumamoto” for lodgings with Fukko Wari applied in Kumamoto:

Lodging coupon applicable in Fukuoka, Nagasaki, Oita and Miyazaki will become purchasable by the ticket dispensing system at convenience stores nationwide in Japan.

*Check back the official website later for the latest information including the details of the discount coupon applicable to each prefecture in Kyushu.


The second campaign of “Kyushu Fukko Wari” is scheduled to be launched for the period between October and December, but the discount rate may not be as much as we see in this first campaign.

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity!

Related Articles:
Enjoy a Discount Kyushu Trip with “Kyushu Fukko Wari” Part II!

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Favorite genres are various aspects of Japanese otaku culture. Having been away from Japan for some time, there are many scenes where Azuki realizes the differences between international culture and Japanese culture. Through her own experience and knowledge, she hopes to deliver useful information to the international community who are interested in Japan.

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