14 days in Kyushu Itinerary

14 days in Kyushu Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Kumamoto
— 1 night
2
Nichinan
— 1 night
3
Ibusuki
— 1 night
4
Nagasaki
— 3 nights
5
Sasebo
— 1 night
6
Fukuoka
— 3 nights
7
Kagoshima
— 3 nights

1
night
Kumamoto

Kumamoto ©
Centered around its castle, Kumamoto stands as a historic city with plenty of modern-day appeal to add to the mix.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): take in the pleasant sights at Kumamoto Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kato Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kumamotojoinari Shrine, admire the natural beauty at Suizenji Jojuen Garden, thenbrowse the different shops at Shimotori Shotengai, and finally admire the masterpieces at Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kumamoto road trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Kumamoto is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 1 hour. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Singapore in March: high temperatures in Kumamoto hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Nichinan.

Things to do in Kumamoto

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
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Kumamoto Castle ©
Kumamoto Castle
Kato Shrine ©
Kato Shrine
Kumamotojoinari Shrine ©
Kumamotojoinari Shrine

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Nichinan

Nichinan ©
Tourism in Nichinan, a town on Japan's southernmost island of Kyushu, flourishes thanks to the scenic Nichinan-Kaigan coastline, a stretch of secluded coves, islands, and tranquil beaches.
On the 19th (Thu), take a stroll through Obi, get to know the fascinating history of Obijyo Castle Ruins, take an in-depth tour of Obi Castle History Museum, thencontemplate the long history of Yoshokan, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Udo Shrine, and finally get outside with Nichinan Coast.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Nichinan trip builder tool.

You can drive from Kumamoto to Nichinan in 3.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Ibusuki.

Things to do in Nichinan

Historic Sites Outdoors Neighborhoods
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Nichinan Coast ©
Nichinan Coast
Udo Shrine ©
Udo Shrine
Obijyo Castle Ruins ©
Obijyo Castle Ruins

1
night
Ibusuki

A coastal place of relaxation, Ibusuki stands as a hot spring resort on the southern tip of the peninsula.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, take a memorable drive along JR Southernmost Nishioyama Station, enjoy the sand and surf at Fushime Coast, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Kaimondake, thendon't miss a visit to Cape Nagasakibana, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryugu Shrine.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Ibusuki attractions app.

Traveling by car from Nichinan to Ibusuki takes 3 hours. Traveling from Nichinan in March, expect nights in Ibusuki to be about the same, around °C, while days are a bit cooler, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Ibusuki

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Onsen Resorts
Ryugu Shrine ©
Ryugu Shrine
Mt. Kaimondake ©
Mt. Kaimondake

3
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.
Visit Glover Garden and Ōura Church for their historical value. Go for a jaunt from Nagasaki to Arita-cho to see Arita Townscape about 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: walk around Nagasaki Peace Park, kick back and relax at Takahama Beach, take in the views from Megane Bridge, and examine the collection at Dejima.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Nagasaki trip planner.

You can take a train from Ibusuki to Nagasaki in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Ibusuki in March, plan for slightly colder nights in Nagasaki, with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Sasebo.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Arita Townscape
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Glover Garden ©
Glover Garden
Nagasaki Peace Park ©
Nagasaki Peace Park
Ōura Church ©
Ōura Church

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Sasebo

Sasebo ©
With its U.S.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and then get in on the family fun at Huis Ten Bosch.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Sasebo day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Nagasaki to Sasebo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in March, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Sasebo

Theme Parks Spas
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Huis Ten Bosch ©
Huis Ten Bosch

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Dazaifu Tenman-gu and Kushida Shrine. Venture out of the city with trips to Karatsu (Karatsu Castle, Nijino Matsubara, &more), Kitakyushu (Kokura Castle & Mojiko Retro) and Komyozen-ji Temple (in Dazaifu). There's much more to do: stroll around Ohori Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tenkai Inari Shrine, visit Nishijin Shopping District, and admire the landmark architecture of Hakata Station.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Fukuoka trip builder tool.

Drive from Sasebo to Fukuoka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Fukuoka can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can take a train to Kagoshima.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Karatsu, Dazaifu, Kitakyushu
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Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Kushida Shrine ©
Kushida Shrine
Komyozen-ji Temple ©
Komyozen-ji Temple

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nights
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.
Get some historical perspective at Sengan-en and Kagoshima Jingu Shrine. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kagoshima: Kirishima (Thermal Spas, Kirishima Shrine, &more). Next up on the itinerary: get impressive views of Sakurajima, appreciate the history behind Saigo Takamori Statue, make a trip to Tenmonkan, and take in panoramic vistas at Shiroyama Observatory.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kagoshima journey planner.

Take a train from Fukuoka to Kagoshima in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In March, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. On the 30th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kagoshima

Historic Sites Parks Spas

Side Trip

Kirishima
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Sengan-en ©
Sengan-en
Kirishima Shrine ©
Kirishima Shrine
Kagoshima Jingu Shrine ©
Kagoshima Jingu Shrine

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