Kevin Pilley travelled with JAL, 0845 7747 700, which offers flights starting at £740. For further info log on to

He stayed at the Holiday Inn, 6-24 Doza-Machi, Nagasaki, 95 828 1234 and at The InterContinental Hotel, Tokyo Bay, toll-free reservations 0800 897121.

Hankyu Express offer an eight-day Encounter Kyushu Package, e-mail Price start from $635 per person.