30 days in Kyushu Itinerary

30 days in Kyushu Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kagoshima
— 3 nights
2
Yakushima-cho
— 5 nights
3
Sasebo
— 3 nights
4
Yufu
— 3 nights
5
Oguni-machi
— 1 night
6
Takachiho-cho
— 3 nights
7
Nichinan
— 2 nights
8
Amami
— 3 nights
9
Setouchi-cho
— 3 nights
10
Yoron-cho
— 2 nights

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Mt. Shiroyama and Kareigawa Station. Get in touch with nature at Sakurajima and JR Southernmost Nishioyama Station. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kagoshima: Ibusuki (Onsen Resorts, Cape Nagasakibana, &more), Ushine Fumoto Inari Shrine Buried Torii (in Tarumizu) and Sogi Fall (in Isa). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Sengan-en, look for gifts at Michi-no-Eki Sakurajima, appreciate the history behind Saigo Takamori Statue, and take in panoramic vistas at Arimura Lava Lookout.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kagoshima day trip tool.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Kagoshima is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Kagoshima due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in April, expect Kagoshima to be a bit warmer, temps between °C and °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Kagoshima

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ibusuki, Kareigawa Station, Ushine Fumoto Inari Shrine Buried Torii, Sogi Fall
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Sakurajima ©
Sakurajima
Sogi Fall ©
Sogi Fall
Mt. Shiroyama ©
Mt. Shiroyama

5
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.
Get in touch with nature at Yakusugi Land and Seibu Trail. Step off the beaten path and head to Nagata Inakahama and Onsen Resorts. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Yaksushima Trecking, Jomon Japanese Cedar Course, make a trip to Taikoiwa, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yakushima Shrine, and explore the stunning scenery at Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Yakushima-cho trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Kagoshima to Yakushima-cho by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. Traveling from Kagoshima in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Yakushima-cho, with lows of °C. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Sasebo.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Yakusugi Land ©
Yakusugi Land
Nagata Inakahama
Nagata Inakahama
Seibu Trail ©
Seibu Trail

3
nights
Sasebo

Sasebo ©
With its U.S.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Kujuku Island and Kujukushima Aquarium Umikirara. Get out of town with these interesting Sasebo side-trips: Nagasaki (Nagasaki Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, &more). Pack the 11th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Huis Ten Bosch. There's more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Tenkaiho and take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Kurokami.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Sasebo travel route tool.

You can fly from Yakushima-cho to Sasebo in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Yakushima-cho in April, expect a bit cooler with lows of °C in Sasebo. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Yufu.

Things to do in Sasebo

Theme Parks Parks Museums

Side Trips

Nagasaki, Mt. Kurokami
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Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum
Kujuku Island ©
Kujuku Island
Mt. Kurokami ©
Mt. Kurokami

3
nights
Yufu

Yufu ©
Discover widely renowned onsens on a tour of Yufu, a tranquil town overlooked by a two-peaked mountain.
Escape the urban bustle at Kuju Highland and Hells of Beppu. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Thermal Spas and Mt. Tsurumi. Venture out of the city with trips to Mt. Kuju (in Taketa), Kuju Mountain Range (in Kokonoe-machi) and Yamabuki Suigen (in Ubuyama-mura). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Harajiri Falls, contemplate the waterfront views at Shidakako Lake, witness a stunning natural landmark at Umi Jigoku, and steep yourself in history at Tsujigawara Stone Bath.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Yufu day trip tool.

You can drive from Sasebo to Yufu in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. April in Yufu sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Oguni-machi.

Things to do in Yufu

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Beppu, Taketa, Bungoono, Usajingu Shrine, Kuju Mountain Range
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Hells of Beppu ©
Hells of Beppu
Mt. Tsurumi ©
Mt. Tsurumi
Thermal Spas

1
night
Oguni-machi

On the 17th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Kitazato Shibasaburo Memorial Museum, indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, thenadmire the sheer force of Nabegataki Falls, and finally go for a walk through Yusui Shizen no Mori.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Oguni-machi trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Yufu to Oguni-machi in 1.5 hours. In April in Oguni-machi, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Takachiho-cho.

Things to do in Oguni-machi

Spas Parks Baths
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Onsen Resorts
Nabegataki Falls ©
Nabegataki Falls

3
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Aso Geopark and Aso Milk Road. Visiting Manai Falls and Kunimigaoka will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Takachiho-cho: Shirakawa Springs (in Minamiaso-mura), Kusasenrigahama (in Aso) and Kikuchi Gorge (in Kikuchi). There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Takachiho Gorge and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kaguraden.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Takachiho-cho vacation planning site.

You can drive from Oguni-machi to Takachiho-cho in 2 hours. April in Takachiho-cho sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Nichinan.

Things to do in Takachiho-cho

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Aso, Shirakawa Springs, Kikuchi Gorge
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Manai Falls ©
Manai Falls
Kusasenrigahama ©
Kusasenrigahama
Kikuchi Gorge ©
Kikuchi Gorge

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): kick back and relax at Futo Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Udo Shrine, make a trip to Sunmesse Nichinan, thenwander the streets of Obi, and finally kick back and relax at Nichinan Coast. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): kick back and relax at Sakaematsu Beach and then admire the natural beauty at Shiibae Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Nichinan vacation planner.

You can drive from Takachiho-cho to Nichinan in 3 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Nichinan can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. On the 22nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Amami.

Things to do in Nichinan

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Shiibae Park
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Nichinan Coast ©
Nichinan Coast
Obi ©
Obi
Sunmesse Nichinan ©
Sunmesse Nichinan

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Amami

Amami ©
Set on the island of Amami Oshima, the city of Amami serves as an oasis for tourists.
Step off the beaten path and head to Mangrove Primeval Forest and Sakibaru Beach. Visiting Ohama Seaside Park and Kurasaki Beach will get you outdoors. Step out of Amami to go to Yamato-son and see Kuninao Beach, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Tomori Beach, walk around Cape Ayamaru Kanko Park, get great views at The Place You Can See Two Different Oceans, and explore the striking landscape at Miyakozaki.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Amami trip itinerary site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Nichinan to Amami. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Nichinan in April since evenings lows in Amami dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Setouchi-cho.

Things to do in Amami

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Tatsugo-cho, Kuninao Beach
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Mangrove Primeval Forest ©
Mangrove Primeval Forest
Tomori Beach ©
Tomori Beach
Ohama Seaside Park ©
Ohama Seaside Park

3
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Setouchi-cho

Setouchi-cho
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Honohoshi Beach and Surihama. Take a break from the city and head to Kakeroma Island and Dokuhama Beach.

Plan a Setouchi-cho trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Getting from Amami to Setouchi-cho by car takes about 2.5 hours. April in Setouchi-cho sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. On the 28th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Yoron-cho.

Things to do in Setouchi-cho

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Yoron-cho

Yoron-cho ©
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): Head underground at Akasaki Limestone Cavern, enjoy the sand and surf at Okaneku Coast, kick back and relax at Yurigahama, thenadmire the natural beauty at Yoron Seaside Garden, thenkick back and relax at Terasaki Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Udonosu Beach.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Yoron-cho travel route planner.

You can drive from Setouchi-cho to Yoron-cho in 9 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in April, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yoron-cho

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Yurigahama ©
Yurigahama
Yoron Seaside Garden ©
Yoron Seaside Garden