For the second part of our honeymoon series, we visited Japan for the second time. Nonetheless, it was our first time in the Kyushu Region (southern Japan), and the Fukuoka Prefecture. We were able to score cheap tickets from Manila via Cebu Pacific (approximately $120 each person, round-trip) and the trip was just in time for Japan’s Golden Week, when the wisterias of the Kawachi Fujien were expected to be in full bloom.
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3:20 P.M. Departure from Manila, Philippines (Philippine Time)
8:20 P.M. Arrival in Fukuoka, Japan (Japan Time) and Check-in at our AirBNB near Hakata Station
10:00 A.M. Leave Hakata Station for Nokonoshima Island
3:00 P.M. Leave Nokonoshima Island for Ohori Park
5:45 P.M. Leave Ohori Park for Dinner in Tenjin
10:00 A.M. Leave Hakata Station for Nanzoin Temple (Reclining Buddha)
12:00 P.M. Leave Nanzoin Temple for Beppu, Oita (A two-hour train ride)
2:30 P.M. Arrival in Beppu, Oita
2:45 P.M. Start of Hells of Beppu Tour
5:45 P.M. Leave Beppu Station for Hakata
7:45 P.M. Arrival in Hakata Station
8:00 A.M. Leave Hakata Station for Kawachi Fuji-en
10:00 A.M. Arrival in Kawachi Fuji-en
12:00 P.M. Leave Kawachi Fuji-en for Uminonakamachi Seaside Park
2:00 P.M. Arrival in Uminonakamachi Seaside Park
5:00 P.M. Leave Uminonakamachi Seaside Park for the Airport
8:20 P.M. Departure from Fukuoka Airport.
EXPENSES for 2 persons:
Round-trip flights (MNL-FUK-MNL) P6,000 x 2 = P12,000
Philippine Travel Tax P1,620 x 2 = P3,240
AIRBNB for 3 nights = P10,500
Bus from Airport to Hakata Station = 260 Yen or roughly P120 per person x 2 = P240.
Japan Railway 3-day Northern Kyushu Rail Pass = 8500 Yen or roughly P4200 per person x 2 = P8400.
Nokonoshima Island Park = 1000 Yen per person or roughly P450 per person x 2 = P900.
Hells of Beppu Tour = 3740 Yen per person or roughly P1600 per person x 2 = P3200.
Kawachi Fuji-en = 1500 Yen per person (blooming season) or roughly P675 per person x 2 = P1350
Uminonakamachi Seaside Park = 410 Yen per person or roughly P200 per person x 2 = P400.
Train from Hakata Station to Fukuoka Airport = 260 Yen or roughly P120 per person x 2 = P240.
Food for 3 Days and 3 Nights = P350 per meal x 2 persons x 3 meals x 3 days = P6300
TOTAL: P46,770 / 2 persons = P23,385 per person ALL-IN.