14 days in Kyushu & Hiroshima Itinerary

14 days in Kyushu & Hiroshima Itinerary

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Fly
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Fukuoka
— 3 nights
Train
2
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
Train
3
Beppu
— 1 night
Drive
4
Nagasaki
— 2 nights
Fly
5
Yakushima-cho
— 2 nights
Fly
6
Kagoshima
— 2 nights
Train to Hakata, Fly to Singapore Changi

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Fukuoka

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Nijino Matsubara and Ishizumi Rice Terraces. Visit Kumamoto Castle and Dazaifu Tenman-gu for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Fukuoka: Mojiko Retro (in Kitakyushu), Tenkai Inari Shrine (in Dazaifu) and Kurume (Kyoho Winery & Fukuoka Prefecture Ryokuchi Center). There's more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Ohori Park and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kushida Shrine.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Fukuoka tour itinerary builder tool.

Singapore, Singapore to Fukuoka is an approximately 9-hour flight. Traveling from Singapore to Fukuoka, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In November, Fukuoka is cooler than Singapore - with highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 2:
Highlights from your trip
Ohori Park ©
Scenic Walking Area
Ohori Park
4.3
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Religious Site
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
4.3

3
nights
Hiroshima

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Get outdoors at Miyajima and Mt. Misen. Your inner history buff will appreciate Itsukushima Shrine and Hiroshima Castle. Get out of town with these interesting Hiroshima side-trips: Itsukushima Shrine Torii (in Hatsukaichi) and Kamoizumi Sake Brewery (in Higashihiroshima). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catholic Noboricho Church, Memorial Cathedral for World Peace, and admire the natural beauty at Shukkei-en Garden.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Hiroshima road trip planning website.

Traveling by train from Fukuoka to Hiroshima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Hiroshima are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Beppu.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 2 — 5:
Highlights from your trip
Miyajima
Must see
Miyajima
4.8

1
night
Beppu

The resort town of Beppu puts the geothermal nature of the region to good use.
On the 6th (Fri), stop by Angel Kimono Rental Beppu, witness a stunning natural landmark at Umi Jigoku, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Hells of Beppu, and finally indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Beppu attractions planning site.

Take a train from Hiroshima to Beppu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. In December in Beppu, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Beppu

Shopping · Outdoors · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 6:
Highlights from your trip
Hells of Beppu ©
Hot Spring
Hells of Beppu
3.4
Umi Jigoku ©
Hot Spring
Umi Jigoku
4.0
©
Onsen Resort
Onsen Resorts
3.9

2
nights
Nagasaki

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 7th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Inasa, take an in-depth tour of Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, then don't miss a visit to Shinchi Chinatown, and finally admire the natural beauty at Glover Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sun): head off the coast to Hashima Island and then stroll around Nagasaki Peace Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Nagasaki trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Beppu to Nagasaki by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. December in Nagasaki sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 8:
Highlights from your trip
Glover Garden ©
Garden
Glover Garden
4.1
Mt. Inasa ©
Mountain
Mt. Inasa
4.3

2
nights
Yakushima-cho

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens and then explore the striking landscape of Yakusugi Land. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Anbo River and then admire the sheer force of Oko no Taki Fall.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Yakushima-cho holiday maker.

Fly from Nagasaki to Yakushima-cho in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Nagasaki in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Yakushima-cho: highs are around 18°C and lows about 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kagoshima.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Trails
Find places to stay Dec 8 — 10:
Highlights from your trip
Yakusugi Land ©
Must see
Yakusugi Land
4.6
Oko no Taki Fall
Waterfall
Oko no Taki Fall
4.7
©
Onsen Resort
Onsen Resorts
3.6

2
nights
Kagoshima

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 11th (Wed), sample the fine beverages at Musougura, contemplate the geological forces at Sakurajima, and then test the waters at a local thermal spa.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kagoshima online trip builder.

You can fly from Yakushima-cho to Kagoshima in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Yakushima-cho in December, with highs in Kagoshima at 13°C and lows at 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kagoshima

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Spas
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 12:
Highlights from your trip
Sakurajima ©
Volcano
Sakurajima
4.3
Sengan-en ©
Scenic Walking Area
Sengan-en
4.4
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Thermal Spa
Thermal Spas
4.5

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