11 days in Kyushu Itinerary

11 days in Kyushu Itinerary

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Fukuoka
— 2 nights
2
Beppu
— 2 nights
3
Kumamoto
— 1 night
4
Miyazaki
— 2 nights
5
Kirishima
— 1 night
6
Kagoshima
— 2 nights

2
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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 Marinoa City Fukuoka to your itinerary.

To find ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Fukuoka trip app.

Hong Kong, China to Fukuoka is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Hong Kong to Fukuoka is 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Hong Kong in September, with highs in Fukuoka at 32°C and lows at 24°C. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Beppu.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Shopping
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Tenjin Underground Shopping Center ©
Tenjin Underground Shopping Center
Marinoa City Fukuoka ©
Marinoa City Fukuoka
Fukuoka Yahuoku! Dome ©
Fukuoka Yahuoku! Dome

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Beppu

Beppu ©
The resort town of Beppu puts the geothermal nature of the region to good use.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Yunotsubo Kaido as well as Kokonoe Yume Otsurihashi Bridge. On the 22nd (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kinrin and then take a stroll through Yunotsubo Kaido. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take some stellar pictures from Kokonoe Yume Otsurihashi Bridge, take in the natural beauty of Umi Jigoku, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Hells of Beppu, then get outside with Angel Kimono Rental Beppu, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hachiman Asami Shrine.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Beppu travel route builder site.

You can drive from Fukuoka to Beppu in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Beppu are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Kumamoto.

Things to do in Beppu

Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Yufu, Kokonoe Yume Otsurihashi Bridge
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Lake Kinrin ©
Lake Kinrin
Hells of Beppu ©
Hells of Beppu
Umi Jigoku ©
Umi Jigoku

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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.
You've now added Mt. Aso to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): get impressive views of Mt. Aso, then buy something for everyone on your list at Shimotori Shotengai, then don't miss a visit to Kumamon Square, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kengun Shrine. On the next day, appreciate the extensive heritage of Kumamoto Castle, then browse the range of quality goods at Tsuruya Department Store, then contemplate the long history of Yakumo Koizumi Old House in Kumamoto, and finally make a trip to Sakuranobaba Johsaien.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kumamoto sightseeing planner.

Traveling by train from Beppu to Kumamoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Kumamoto are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Miyazaki.

Things to do in Kumamoto

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Mt. Aso
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 25:
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Kumamoto Castle ©
Kumamoto Castle
Sakuranobaba Johsaien ©
Sakuranobaba Johsaien
Mt. Aso ©
Mt. Aso

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Miyazaki

Miyazaki ©
Enjoying some of the warmest weather on Japan's main islands, Miyazaki thrived as a resort town in the 1980s, with hotels, beaches, and seafood restaurants galore.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Udo Shrine as well as Sunmesse Nichinan. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Miyakoh Botanic Garden Aoshima, take in the spiritual surroundings of Aoshima Shrine, head off the coast to Aoshima Island, take some stellar pictures from Horikiri Pass, then don't miss a visit to Sunmesse Nichinan, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Udo Shrine.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Miyazaki online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Kumamoto to Miyazaki by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. September in Miyazaki sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kirishima.

Things to do in Miyazaki

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Nichinan
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Aoshima Island ©
Aoshima Island
Udo Shrine ©
Udo Shrine
Aoshima Shrine ©
Aoshima Shrine

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Kirishima

Kirishima ©
The city of Kirishima, established in 2005 by the merging of several smaller towns, makes a popular base for exploring the volcanic mountain range of the surrounding national park.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Kareigawa Station, take in the dramatic scenery at Maruo Falls, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kirishima Shrine, and finally look for gifts at Kirishima Onsen Market.

Plan my trip to Kirishima with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Miyazaki to Kirishima by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Sat) before leaving for Kagoshima.

Things to do in Kirishima

Nature · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 28:
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Maruo Falls ©
Maruo Falls
Kirishima Shrine ©
Kirishima Shrine
Kirishima Onsen Market ©
Kirishima Onsen Market

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Kagoshima

Kagoshima ©
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Aeon Mall Kagoshima as well as Sakurajima Visitor Center. On the 28th (Sat), buy something for everyone on your list at Aeon Mall Kagoshima, make a trip to Kagoshima Chuo Station, then go for a walk through Sengan-en, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Shiroyama Observatory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): get a new perspective on nature at Sakurajima Visitor Center, look for gifts at Yumeria, don't miss a visit to Tenmonkan, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at AMU PLAZA KAGOSHIMA.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kagoshima trip planner.

Getting from Kirishima to Kagoshima by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. In September, daytime highs in Kagoshima are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Kagoshima

Shopping · Spas · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 28 — 30:
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Aeon Mall Kagoshima ©
Aeon Mall Kagoshima
Sengan-en ©
Sengan-en
AMU PLAZA KAGOSHIMA ©
AMU PLAZA KAGOSHIMA

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