17 days in Kyushu Itinerary

17 days in Kyushu Itinerary

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Nagasaki
— 1 night
2
Kumamoto
— 1 night
3
Fukuoka
— 2 nights
4
Kagoshima
— 3 nights
5
Yakushima-cho
— 3 nights
6
Nichinan
— 3 nights
7
Beppu
— 3 nights

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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.
On the 12th (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Urakami Cathedral, and then browse the different shops at Amu Plaza Nagasaki.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Nagasaki trip planner.

Kyoto to Nagasaki is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Nagasaki can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Kumamoto.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
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Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum
Glover Garden ©
Glover Garden
Nagasaki Peace Park ©
Nagasaki Peace Park

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.
For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Kumamoto trip builder.

Traveling by train from Nagasaki to Kumamoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Nagasaki in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Kumamoto, with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Kumamoto

Museums Historic Sites
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Kumamoto Castle ©
Kumamoto Castle
Catholic Tetori Church ©
Catholic Tetori Church
Kumamoto Prefectural Museum of Art ©
Kumamoto Prefectural Museum of Art

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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.
On the 15th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Fukuoka City Museum, look for gifts at Marinoa City Fukuoka, thenrevel in the low prices at Tosu Premium Outlets, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dazaifu Tenman-gu. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: go for a walk through Ohori Park, take a stroll through Nishijin Shopping District, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Tenjin Underground Shopping Center.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Fukuoka trip planner.

Traveling by train from Kumamoto to Fukuoka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. November in Fukuoka sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Kagoshima.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Shopping Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Dazaifu Tenman-gu, Tosu Premium Outlets
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Tosu Premium Outlets ©
Tosu Premium Outlets
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Fukuoka City Museum ©
Fukuoka City Museum

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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.
On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, head off the coast to Chiringashima, and then take an in-depth tour of Reimeikan.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kagoshima trip builder tool.

Take a train from Fukuoka to Kagoshima in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. November in Kagoshima sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Kagoshima

Shopping Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Ibusuki
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Yamakataya Kagoshima ©
Yamakataya Kagoshima
Sengan-en ©
Sengan-en
Terukuni Shrine ©
Terukuni Shrine

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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.
On the 19th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ushidokomoisho. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Yakushima Local Produce Processing and Marketing Center, thenlook for gifts at Sugisho, thendon't miss a visit to Wilson Stump, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yaku Shrine.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Yakushima-cho online vacation planner.

Fly from Kagoshima to Yakushima-cho in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In November, Yakushima-cho is a bit warmer than Kagoshima - with highs of °C and lows of °C. You will leave for Nichinan on the 22nd (Thu).

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Museums Shopping Wildlife
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Yakusugi Museum ©
Yakusugi Museum
Onsen Resorts
Sugisho ©
Sugisho

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nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): stop by Obi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sea views from Toimisaki Lighthouse, browse the fresh offerings at Kirishima Tamago Farm, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tsuma Shrine.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Nichinan trip maker site.

You can drive from Yakushima-cho to Nichinan in 8 hours. Traveling from Yakushima-cho in November, plan for slightly colder nights in Nichinan, with lows around °C. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Beppu.

Things to do in Nichinan

Shopping Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kushima, Michi-no-Eki Kunino Matsubara Osaki, Kirishima Tamago Farm, Tsuma Shrine
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Sakamoto Rice Terrace ©
Sakamoto Rice Terrace
Tsuma Shrine ©
Tsuma Shrine
Obi ©
Obi

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nights
Beppu

Beppu ©
The resort town of Beppu puts the geothermal nature of the region to good use.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens. On the next day, make a trip to Kumano Magaibutsu, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fukiji Temple, thenadmire the masterpieces at Oita Prefectural Art Museum, and finally admire the striking features of JR Oita City.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Beppu trip planning tool.

You can drive from Nichinan to Beppu in 4 hours. In November, daytime highs in Beppu are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. On the 28th (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Beppu

Shopping Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Bungotakada, Oita, Oka Castle Ruins, Usuki Sekibutsu
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JR Oita City ©
JR Oita City
Kumano Magaibutsu ©
Kumano Magaibutsu
Oka Castle Ruins ©
Oka Castle Ruins

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