4 days in Kyushu, Kurokawa-gun & Matsumoto Itinerary

4 days in Kyushu, Kurokawa-gun & Matsumoto Itinerary

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4 days in Kyushu, Kurokawa-gun & Matsumoto Itinerary

Start: Fukuoka
Drive:  2​h 15​min
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Takachiho-cho
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
2
Yufu
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
Taiwa-cho
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 15​min
4
Matsumoto
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
End: Fukuoka


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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Amanomanai, explore the stunning scenery at Takachiho Gorge, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Takachiho Shrine, and finally go for a walk through Amano Yasugawara.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Takachiho-cho trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Fukuoka to Takachiho-cho is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Yufu.

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Takachiho Shrine ©
Takachiho Shrine
Takachiho Gorge ©
Takachiho Gorge
Amano Yasugawara ©
Amano Yasugawara

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Yufu

Yufu ©
Discover widely renowned onsens on a tour of Yufu, a tranquil town overlooked by a two-peaked mountain.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Yufu, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kinrin, and then take an in-depth tour of Iwashita Collection.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Yufu sightseeing tool .

You can drive from Takachiho-cho to Yufu in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Taiwa-cho.

Things to do in Yufu

Parks Nature Museums
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Lake Kinrin ©
Lake Kinrin
Mt. Yufu ©
Mt. Yufu
Iwashita Collection ©
Iwashita Collection

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Taiwa-cho

Taiwa-cho ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Ohira Village Furusato Art Museum, stroll around Manyo Create Park, then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Sasakura, and finally stroll around Nanatsumori Lakeside Park.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Taiwa-cho trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yufu to Taiwa-cho. When traveling from Yufu in December, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Taiwa-cho: temperatures range from 8°C by day to 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Matsumoto.

Things to do in Taiwa-cho

Parks Museums Nature

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Ohira-mura
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Manyo Create Park ©
Manyo Create Park

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Matsumoto

Matsumoto ©
A castle town, Matsumoto possesses one of the best-preserved feudal structures in the country, and maintains its historical attractions and traditions while simultaneously exuding a modern, cosmopolitan charm.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Matsumoto Castle, explore the world behind art at Matsumoto City Museum of Art, examine the collection at Matsumoto Folkcraft Museum (Matsumoto Mingei-kan), then explore the world behind art at Japan Ukiyo-e Museum, then steep yourself in history at Kaichi Gakko Primary School, and finally experience rural life at Daio Wasabi Farm.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Matsumoto online tour planner .

Getting from Taiwa-cho to Matsumoto by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Taiwa-cho in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Matsumoto, with lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Matsumoto

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Daio Wasabi Farm
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Matsumoto Castle ©
Matsumoto Castle
Japan Ukiyo-e Museum ©
Japan Ukiyo-e Museum
Matsumoto City Art Museum ©
Matsumoto City Art Museum

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