10 days in Kyushu Itinerary
10 days in Kyushu Itinerary
Created using Inspirock Kyushu visit planner
Route & dates
Start: San Francisco
Fukuoka— 2 nights
Sasebo— 1 night
Nagasaki— 2 nights
Kagoshima— 1 night
Takachiho-cho— 1 night
Kumamoto— 1 day
Drive to Fukuoka, Fly to San Francisco
End: San Francisco
Mon, Apr 5 - Wed, Apr 14
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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 6th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Ohorikoen Japanese Garden and then go for a walk through Ohori Park. On the 7th (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, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Tenkai Inari Shrine, thenhead off the coast to Nokonoshima Island, and finally go for a walk through Fukuoka Tower.
To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Fukuoka travel route planning website.
San Francisco, USA to Fukuoka is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from San Francisco to Fukuoka, you'll lose 17 hours due to the time zone difference. In April, daily temperatures in Fukuoka can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Sasebo.
Things to do in Fukuoka
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With its U.S.Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): find something for the whole family at Huis Ten Bosch.
To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Sasebo trip planner.
You can drive from Fukuoka to Sasebo in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April in Sasebo, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Nagasaki.
Things to do in Sasebo
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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.Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Inasa, thenmake a trip to Shinchi Chinatown, and finally admire the natural beauty at Glover Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Takahama Beach, thenhead off the coast to Hashima Island, thenponder the design of Fountain of Peace, and finally stroll around Nagasaki Peace Park.
To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Nagasaki road trip site.
Getting from Sasebo to Nagasaki by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April in Nagasaki, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Kagoshima.
Things to do in Nagasaki
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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 12th (Mon), take in panoramic vistas at Shiroyama Observatory, thenget impressive views of Sakurajima, thenstop by Yumeria, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.
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Traveling by train from Nagasaki to Kagoshima takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. April in Kagoshima sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Takachiho-cho.
Things to do in Kagoshima
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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.Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Amano Iwato Shrine, thenadmire the sheer force of Manai Falls, thenexplore the stunning scenery at Takachiho Gorge, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Amanomanai.
To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Takachiho-cho online visit planner.
Drive from Kagoshima to Takachiho-cho in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daytime highs in Takachiho-cho are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kumamoto.
Things to do in Takachiho-cho
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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 14th (Wed): appreciate the history behind Kato Kiyomasa Statue, thenadmire the natural beauty at Suizenji Jojuen Garden, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kato Shrine, and finally explore the historical opulence of Kumamoto Castle.
To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kumamoto road trip app.
You can drive from Takachiho-cho to Kumamoto in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. April in Kumamoto sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Things to do in Kumamoto
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