The next phase of Kyushu’s recovery campaign travel discounts are set to begin on September 9th, covering accommodation on the island from October 1st until December 28th.
The first phase (which is still running) covers travel from July 1st until the end of September with government funded discounts of up to 70% on accommodation in Kumamoto and Oita and up to 50% in other Kyushu prefectures.
Compared to the first phase, phase two has slightly lower discounts with qualifying accommodation in Kumamoto prefecture and Oita prefecture receiving up to a 50% discount, and accommodation in all other prefectures in Kyushu (Fukuoka, Nagasaki, Saga, Miyazaki and Kagoshima) receiving up to a 40% discount.
The campaign is co-ordinated by the Kyushu Tourism Promotion Organization with a grant from the national government for the purposes of restoring Kyushu’s tourism industry after the earthquake that struck on April 16, 2016. The earthquake had a particularly large effect on the prefectures of Kumamoto and Oita, which is why more funds are being directed there.
The discounts are available through popular online travel booking sites like Rakuten Travel, Jalan and inbound travel site Japanican and will cease when the funds have been used up, so if demand is high, the discounts may finish before the 28th of December.