7 days in Kyushu Itinerary

7 days in Kyushu Itinerary

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7 days in Kyushu Itinerary

Start: Taipei
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Fukuoka
— 1 night
Train:  2​h
2
Nagasaki, Nagasaki Prefecture
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Kumamoto
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h
4
Fukuoka
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Taipei

1
night
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 20th (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Hakata Station, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kushida Shrine, and then let little ones run wild at Ohori Park.

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Taipei, Taiwan to Fukuoka is an approximately 6-hour flight. The time zone changes from China Standard Time (CST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Taipei in March: high temperatures in Fukuoka hover around 17°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can take a train to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Wildlife Fun & Games Parks
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Ohori Park ©
Ohori Park
Kushida Shrine ©
Kushida Shrine
Hakata Station ©
Hakata Station

1
night
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): take in nature's colorful creations at Glover Garden, take an in-depth tour of Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, walk around Nagasaki Peace Park, don't miss a visit to World Peace Symbol Zone, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Inasa, and finally head off the coast to Hashima Island.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Nagasaki trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by train from Fukuoka to Nagasaki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Nagasaki are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Kumamoto.

Things to do in Nagasaki

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

2
nights
Kumamoto

Kumamoto ©
Centered around its castle, Kumamoto stands as a historic city with plenty of modern-day appeal to add to the mix.
On the 22nd (Sun), get to know the fascinating history of Kumamoto Castle, admire the masterpieces at Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, make a trip to Shimotori Shotengai, admire the natural beauty at Suizenji Jojuen Garden, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kato Shrine, and finally take an in-depth tour of Sakuranobaba Johsaien. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Kumamon Square, make a trip to JR Kumamoto Station, don't miss a visit to Sl Hitoyoshi, then appreciate the history behind Kato Kiyomasa Statue, and finally indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens.

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You can drive from Nagasaki to Kumamoto in 3 hours. In March, daytime highs in Kumamoto are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Kumamoto

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Onsen Resorts, Sl Hitoyoshi
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Kumamoto Castle ©
Kumamoto Castle
Suizenji Jojuen Garden ©
Suizenji Jojuen Garden
Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto ©
Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto

2
nights
Fukuoka

Fukuoka ©
On the 24th (Tue), browse the different shops at Tenjin Underground Shopping Center, enjoy breathtaking views from Fukuoka Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tochoji Temple, then take in panoramic vistas at Komenoyama Obsevatory, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dazaifu Tenman-gu, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tenkai Inari Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Mojiko Retro and then take in nature's colorful creations at Uminonakamichi Seaside Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Fukuoka road trip tool .

Traveling by train from Kumamoto to Fukuoka takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Dazaifu, Komenoyama Obsevatory, Karato market, Mojiko Retro
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Uminonakamichi Seaside Park ©
Uminonakamichi Seaside Park
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Tenjin Underground Shopping Center ©
Tenjin Underground Shopping Center

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