10 days in Kyushu Itinerary

10 days in Kyushu Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kyushu travel route planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Fukuoka
— 1 night
Drive
2
Goto
— 1 night
Drive
3
Nagasaki
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Yakushima-cho
— 2 nights
Fly
5
Kagoshima
— 2 nights
Train
6
Kumamoto
— 1 night
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Fukuoka

— 1 night

City of Yatai

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tochoji Temple and then browse the different shops at Tenjin Underground Shopping Center. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Komyozen-ji Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dazaifu Tenman-gu, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tenkai Inari Shrine, then admire the striking features of Hakata Station, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Ohori Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Fukuoka attractions site.

Singapore, Singapore to Fukuoka is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Standard Time (SGT) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Singapore in November, things will get cooler in Fukuoka: highs are around 20°C and lows about 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Goto.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 16 — 17:

Goto

— 1 night
On the 18th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Dozaki Cathedral, step off the mainland to explore Fukuejima, then explore the striking landscape at Osezaki Dangai, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Takahama Beach, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mizunoura Church.

To find maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Goto trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Fukuoka to Goto takes 4 hours. Traveling from Fukuoka in November, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Goto, with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Goto

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Beaches
Find places to stay Nov 17 — 18:

Nagasaki

— 2 nights

City of Peace

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. This history, of course, remains important to the city, its inhabitants, and to the wider world, and should not be forgotten.
On the 19th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Suwa Shrine, take in panoramic vistas at Inasayama Observation Deck, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Inasa, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nagasaki Peace Park, then get engrossed in the history at Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Nagasaki Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the views from Megane Bridge, examine the collection at Dejima, admire the natural beauty at Glover Garden, then make a trip to Glover Sky Road, and finally take an in-depth tour of 26 Martyrs Museum.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Nagasaki trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Goto to Nagasaki takes 2 hours. Traveling from Goto in November, expect slightly colder with lows of 13°C in Nagasaki. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can fly to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Nov 18 — 20:

Yakushima-cho

— 2 nights
A popular destination for Japanese tourists, Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho is a true paradise for nature lovers, with over 1,900 species and subspecies of plants.
On the 21st (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Yakusugi Land and then make a trip to Kigensugi Cedar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon): stroll through Anbo River, don't miss a visit to Diosugi, make a trip to Jōmon Sugi, then make a trip to Taikoiwa, then explore the stunning scenery at Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley, and finally make a trip to Wilson Stump.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Yakushima-cho trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Nagasaki to Yakushima-cho in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. In November, Yakushima-cho is a bit warmer than Nagasaki - with highs of 24°C and lows of 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Kagoshima.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Trails
Find places to stay Nov 20 — 22:

Kagoshima

— 2 nights

Naples of the East

Kagoshima sits across the bay from Sakurajima, an active volcano that serves as a symbol of the city and works its way into many aspects of life here.
On the 23rd (Tue), make a trip to Temmonkan Mujyaki, get impressive views of Sakurajima, then get your bearings at Sakurajima Visitor Center, then take in panoramic vistas at Yunohira Lookout, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Buried Shrine Gate. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the pleasant sights at Sengan-en, don't miss a visit to Kagoshima Chuo Station, then explore the world behind art at Nagashima Museum, then take in panoramic vistas at Mt. Shiroyama, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Shiroyama Observatory.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kagoshima visit planner.

Fly from Yakushima-cho to Kagoshima in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Yakushima-cho in November: high temperatures in Kagoshima hover around 20°C and lows are around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Kumamoto.

Things to do in Kagoshima

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 22 — 24:

Kumamoto

— 1 night
Centered around its castle, Kumamoto stands as a historic city with plenty of modern-day appeal to add to the mix.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): stroll around Suizenji Jojuen Garden, then admire the masterpieces at Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, and then step into the grandiose world of Kumamoto Castle.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kumamoto route builder tool.

Traveling by train from Kagoshima to Kumamoto takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Kumamoto can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Thu) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Kumamoto

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 25:

Kyushu travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Enthusiastic shutterbugs and lovers of all things picturesque often choose to tour Kyushu-Okinawa on one of the island's epic train trips, leading through a landscape shaped by thousands of years of volcanic activity. With mild winters, warm summers, and plenty of developed beaches, the region offers a wealth of marine sports and recreation. Those with relaxation on their mind take a vacation in Kyushu-Okinawa for a chance to explore some of Japan's finest onsens, in which pristine nature meets modern amenities for an unforgettable tourist experience.