14 days in Kyushu Itinerary

14 days in Kyushu Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Nagasaki
— 2 nights
2
Goto
— 1 night
3
Sasebo
— 2 nights
4
Takachiho-cho
— 1 night
5
Ibusuki
— 2 nights
6
Yakushima-cho
— 2 nights
7
Fukuoka
— 3 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of 26 Martyrs Museum, take an in-depth tour of Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, examine the collection at Nagasaki Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Inasa, thentake in panoramic vistas at Inasayama Observation Deck, and finally steep yourself in history at Suwa Shrine. Here are some ideas for day two: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Nagasaki Penguin Aquarium, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tenkodo, contemplate the long history of Glover Garden, make a trip to Glover Sky Road, thenexamine the collection at Dejima, and finally contemplate the long history of Nagasaki Peace Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Nagasaki trip itinerary app.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Nagasaki is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Goto.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum
26 Martyrs Museum ©
26 Martyrs Museum
Inasayama Observation Deck ©
Inasayama Observation Deck

1
night
Goto

Goto ©
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): stroll through Fukuejima, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dozaki Cathedral, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Mizunoura Church, thenkick back and relax at Takahama Beach, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Osezaki Dangai.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Goto trip planner.

Getting from Nagasaki to Goto by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Nagasaki in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Goto, with lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Sasebo.

Things to do in Goto

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Takahama Beach ©
Takahama Beach
Dozaki Cathedral ©
Dozaki Cathedral
Mizunoura Church ©
Mizunoura Church

2
nights
Sasebo

Sasebo ©
With its U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): enjoy breathtaking views from Domtoren, get to know the resident critters at Nagasaki Bio Park, make a trip to Hario Furusatokan, thenhead off the coast to Kujuku Island, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Yumihari. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Kujukushima Pearl Sea Resort, thenobserve the fascinating underwater world at Kujukushima Aquarium Umikirara, and then find something for the whole family at Huis Ten Bosch.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Sasebo online journey maker.

Getting from Goto to Sasebo by car takes about 3.5 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Sasebo when traveling from Goto in August, with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Takachiho-cho.

Things to do in Sasebo

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trip

Nagasaki Bio Park
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Kujuku Island ©
Kujuku Island
Huis Ten Bosch ©
Huis Ten Bosch
Kujukushima Pearl Sea Resort ©
Kujukushima Pearl Sea Resort

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kaguraden, take in the dramatic scenery at Manai Falls, explore the stunning scenery at Takachiho Gorge, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Amano Yasugawara, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Amano Iwato Shrine.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Takachiho-cho trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sasebo to Takachiho-cho takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. August in Takachiho-cho sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Ibusuki.

Things to do in Takachiho-cho

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Amano Yasugawara ©
Amano Yasugawara
Kaguraden ©
Kaguraden
Manai Falls ©
Manai Falls

2
nights
Ibusuki

Ibusuki ©
A coastal place of relaxation, Ibusuki stands as a hot spring resort on the southern tip of the peninsula.
On the 25th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Chiringashima, admire the natural beauty at Flower Park Kagoshima, look for gifts at Kaimon Ichiba Kyutaro, cruise along JR Southernmost Nishioyama Station, thendon't miss a visit to Cape Nagasakibana, and finally kick back and relax at Fushime Coast. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Wed): soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, thenwalk around Sebira Park, thenbrush up on your military savvy at Chiran Peace Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Chiran Samurai Residence Garden.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Ibusuki online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Takachiho-cho to Ibusuki takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Takachiho-cho in August, you will find days in Ibusuki are little chillier (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Ibusuki

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Minamikyushu
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Chiringashima ©
Chiringashima
Flower Park Kagoshima ©
Flower Park Kagoshima
Cape Nagasakibana ©
Cape Nagasakibana

2
nights
Yakushima-cho

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): make a trip to Diosugi, don't miss a visit to Jōmon Sugi, thenmake a trip to Wilson Stump, and finally make a trip to Taikoiwa. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, thenexplore the striking landscape of Yakusugi Land, and then don't miss a visit to Kigensugi Cedar.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Yakushima-cho trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Ibusuki to Yakushima-cho takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August in Yakushima-cho, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Outdoors Nature Trails
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Yakusugi Land ©
Yakusugi Land
Taikoiwa ©
Taikoiwa
Wilson Stump ©
Wilson Stump

3
nights
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'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tochoji Temple and Kumamoto Prefectural Library, Kumamoto Culture and History Museum. Explore Fukuoka's surroundings by going to Dazaifu (Komyozen-ji Temple & Dazaifu Tenman-gu) and Kumamoto (Suizenji Jojuen Garden, Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the pleasant sights at Ohori Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kushida Shrine, explore the world behind art at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, and browse the different shops at Tenjin Underground Shopping Center.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Fukuoka trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Yakushima-cho to Fukuoka takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. August in Fukuoka sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. On the 31st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Kumamoto, Dazaifu
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Kumamoto Castle ©
Kumamoto Castle
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Ohori Park ©
Ohori Park

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