Now that's a well-earned soak.
Fancy cycling along the coast of Kyushu, Japan’s largely rural, southernmost island, while stopping at a different traditional ryokan (traditional inn) every night?
SpiceRoads is now offering the six-day Kyushu Onsen to Onsen tour, a 237km ride from Fukuoka to the Kunisaki Peninsula. Covering about 60km per day over four days of riding, the tour includes stops at natural and spiritual attractions including Usa-jingu, a Shinto shrine that dates back some 1,200 years. The real highlight comes at the end of the day when you can relax after a gruelling ride with a soak at a different onsen, including those of the renowned hot spring area of Beppu on the east coast.
Tours take place once a month during Apr-Oct of this year and next. The price of $3,072 includes bikes, meals and rooms but excludes international/domestic flights and visa fees.
Several airlines fly between Singapore and Fukuoka. If you want to catch the first tour on Apr 10, flights start from $648 for Jetstar with a stopover at Taipei and Osaka. Otherwise, there are direct flights on Singapore Airlines from $2,003.