10 days in Kyushu Itinerary

10 days in Kyushu Itinerary

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Start: Singapore
Fly:  9 h
1
Fukuoka
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Imari
— Few hours
Drive:  30 min
3
Arita-cho
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Nagasaki
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Shimabara
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Kumamoto
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
7
Takachiho-cho
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h
8
Kumamoto
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
9
Minamioguni-machi
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
10
Yufu
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
11
Beppu
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
12
Fukuoka
— 1 night
Fly:  9 h
End: Singapore

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night
Fukuoka

Fukuoka ©
The largest city on the island, Fukuoka formed through the merger of two former cities that had grown up either side of the Naka River.
You've now added Maizuru Park to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Hakata Station, look for gifts at Shimamoto Mentaiko Hakata Ekimae, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kushida Shrine, stroll around Maizuru Park, thentake in the pleasant sights at Ohori Park, and finally browse the different shops at Tenjin Underground Shopping Center.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Fukuoka driving holiday planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Fukuoka is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Fukuoka is 1 hour. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Singapore in April: high temperatures in Fukuoka hover around 23°C and lows are around 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Sun) before leaving for Imari.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Shopping Parks Historic Sites
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Tenjin Underground Shopping Center ©
Tenjin Underground Shopping Center
Ohori Park ©
Ohori Park
Kushida Shrine ©
Kushida Shrine

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Imari

Imari ©
Imari is a city located in Saga Prefecture on the island of Kyushu, Japan. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Imari, steep yourself in history at Imari Okawachiyama, thenstop by Imari Nabeshimayaki Hall, and finally appreciate the history behind Old Imari Dolls.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Imari attractions planning app.

Traveling by car from Fukuoka to Imari takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Arita-cho.

Things to do in Imari

Shopping Historic Sites
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Imari ©
Imari

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Arita-cho

Arita-cho ©
On the 5th (Sun), see the interesting displays at The Kyushu Ceramic Museum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Arita-cho tour planner.

Arita-cho is very close to Imari. In April, daytime highs in Arita-cho are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Arita-cho

Museums
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The Kyushu Ceramic Museum ©
The Kyushu Ceramic Museum

2
nights
Nagasaki

Nagasaki ©
The hilly port city of Nagasaki has become known internationally as one of the two Japanese cities to be destroyed by an atomic bomb towards the close of World War II.
To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Nagasaki online vacation planner.

Drive from Arita-cho to Nagasaki in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 14°C. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Shimabara.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum
Glover Garden ©
Glover Garden
Nagasaki Peace Park ©
Nagasaki Peace Park

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hours
Shimabara

Shimabara
Shimabara is a city located on the north-eastern tip of the Shimabara Peninsula, facing Ariake Bay in the east and Mount Unzen (including Fugendake) in the west, in Nagasaki Prefecture, Kyushu, Japan.As of October 1, 2016, the city has an estimated population of 44,936 and a population density of 540 persons per km². Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Shimabara Castle and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Samurai Houses.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Shimabara tour planning site.

Traveling by car from Nagasaki to Shimabara takes 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Shimabara are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. On the 7th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Kumamoto.

Things to do in Shimabara

Historic Sites
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Shimabara Castle
Shimabara Castle
Samurai Houses ©
Samurai Houses

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Kumamoto

Kumamoto ©
Centered around its castle, Kumamoto stands as a historic city with plenty of modern-day appeal to add to the mix.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kato Shrine, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Kumamoto Castle, and then make a trip to Kumamon Square.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kumamoto day trip site.

Getting from Shimabara to Kumamoto by car takes about 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Kumamoto can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Takachiho-cho.

Things to do in Kumamoto

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Kumamoto Castle ©
Kumamoto Castle
Kato Shrine ©
Kato Shrine
Kumamon Square ©
Kumamon Square

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Takachiho-cho

Takachiho-cho ©
The mountain town of Takachiho-cho remains a place of great importance to Japan's spiritual and natural heritage, and the point where these two things intersect.
On the 8th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Amano Yasugawara, thentake in breathtaking views at Takachiho Gorge, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Amanomanai.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Takachiho-cho travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Kumamoto to Takachiho-cho takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In April, daytime highs in Takachiho-cho are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Kumamoto.

Things to do in Takachiho-cho

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Takachiho Gorge ©
Takachiho Gorge
Amano Yasugawara ©
Amano Yasugawara

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Kumamoto

Kumamoto ©
On the 8th (Wed), take in nature's colorful creations at Suizenji Jojuen Garden and then pause for some photo ops at Kato Kiyomasa Statue.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kumamoto itinerary builder site.

Getting from Takachiho-cho to Kumamoto by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Minamioguni-machi.

Things to do in Kumamoto

Parks
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Suizenji Jojuen Garden ©
Suizenji Jojuen Garden
Kato Kiyomasa Statue ©
Kato Kiyomasa Statue

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Minamioguni-machi

Minamioguni-machi ©
Kurokawa Onsen has been added to your itinerary. On the 9th (Thu), walk around Tateiwa Suigen Park, contemplate the geological forces at Mt. Aso, get outside with Kusasenrigahama, thenmake a trip to Aso Station, thenget great views at Daikanbo, and finally make a trip to Oshitoishi. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kurokawa Jizoson, soak in some Japanese tradition at Kurokawa Onsen, take some stellar pictures from Senomoto Kogen, thenadmire the natural beauty at Kuju Flower Park, and finally admire the sheer force of Nabegataki Falls.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Minamioguni-machi trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kumamoto to Minamioguni-machi takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in April, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Yufu.

Things to do in Minamioguni-machi

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Aso, Nabegataki Falls, Kuju Flower Park, Mt. Aso
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Daikanbo ©
Daikanbo
Mt. Aso ©
Mt. Aso
Kusasenrigahama ©
Kusasenrigahama

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Yufu

Yufu ©
Discover widely renowned onsens on a tour of Yufu, a tranquil town overlooked by a two-peaked mountain.
You've now added Yufuin Area to your itinerary.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Yufu day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Minamioguni-machi to Yufu takes 1.5 hours. When traveling from Minamioguni-machi in April, plan for little chillier days in Yufu, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Beppu.

Things to do in Yufu

Historic Sites Spas Baths
Find places to stay Apr 10 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Yufuin Area ©
Yufuin Area

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Beppu

Beppu ©
The resort town of Beppu puts the geothermal nature of the region to good use.
For maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Beppu travel route planner.

Getting from Yufu to Beppu by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Beppu

Parks Nature Spas
Find places to stay Apr 11 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Hells of Beppu ©
Hells of Beppu
Spas
Umi Jigoku ©
Umi Jigoku

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Fukuoka

Fukuoka
To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Fukuoka attractions planning website.

You can drive from Beppu to Fukuoka in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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