5 days in Kyushu Itinerary

5 days in Kyushu Itinerary

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5 days in Kyushu Itinerary

Start: Taipei
Fly:  6​h
1
Fukuoka
— Few hours
Train:  2​h
2
Nagasaki, Nagasaki Prefecture
— 2 nights
Train:  3​h 30​min
3
Kagoshima
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Taipei

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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): let little ones run wild at Ohori Park.

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Fukuoka travel app .

Taipei, Taiwan to Fukuoka is an approximately 6-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Taipei to Fukuoka is 1 hour. Traveling from Taipei in March, things will get little chillier in Fukuoka: highs are around 17°C and lows about 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can take a train to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Fun & Games Parks Wildlife
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Ohori Park ©
Ohori Park

2
nights
Nagasaki, Nagasaki Prefecture

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 21st (Sat): head off the coast to Hashima Island, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Inasa, don't miss a visit to World Peace Symbol Zone, contemplate the long history of Nagasaki Peace Park, then take an in-depth tour of Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, and finally take in the views from Megane Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): examine the collection at Dejima, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ōura Church, then contemplate the long history of Glover Garden, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Nagasaki Prefectural Government Observation Deck.

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

You can take a train from Fukuoka to Nagasaki in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Kagoshima.

Things to do in Nagasaki

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

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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 23rd (Mon), take in the pleasant sights at Sengan-en, explore the world behind art at Nagashima Museum, then get impressive views of Sakurajima, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Shiroyama Observatory. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at Saigo Takamori Statue, make a trip to Tenmonkan, take in panoramic vistas at Mt. Shiroyama, then learn about all things military at Chiran Peace Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Chiran Samurai Residence Garden.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kagoshima trip planner .

Traveling by train from Nagasaki to Kagoshima takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In March in Kagoshima, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kagoshima

Historic Sites Museums Nature

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Minamikyushu
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Sengan-en ©
Sengan-en
Sakurajima ©
Sakurajima
Nagashima Museum ©
Nagashima Museum

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