8 days in Kyushu Itinerary

8 days in Kyushu Itinerary

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8 days in Kyushu Itinerary

Start: Fukuoka
train:  2​h
1
Kagoshima
— 1 night
train:  2​h
2
Miyazaki
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
3
Takachiho-cho
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Beppu
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
5
Yufu
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Aso
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
7
Kumamoto
— Few hours
train:  1​h
8
Fukuoka
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Kitakyushu
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Fukuoka
— 1 night
train:  2​h
11
Nagasaki
— Few hours
train:  2​h
12
Fukuoka
— 1 night
End: Fukuoka

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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.
Sakurajima has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): get impressive views of Sakurajima and then enjoy breathtaking views from Shiroyama Observatory.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kagoshima trip builder website .

Fukuoka to Kagoshima is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Kagoshima can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Miyazaki.

Things to do in Kagoshima

Nature Parks
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Sakurajima ©
Sakurajima
Shiroyama Observatory ©
Shiroyama Observatory

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Miyazaki

Miyazaki ©
Enjoying some of the warmest weather on Japan's main islands, Miyazaki thrived as a resort town in the 1980s, with hotels, beaches, and seafood restaurants galore.
You've now added Udo Shrine to your itinerary. On the 16th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Udo Shrine.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Miyazaki trip planner .

Getting from Kagoshima to Miyazaki by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Takachiho-cho.

Things to do in Miyazaki

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Udo Shrine
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Udo Shrine ©
Udo Shrine

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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.
You've now added Takachiho Shrine to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): explore the stunning scenery at Takachiho Gorge and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Takachiho Shrine.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Takachiho-cho trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by combination of train and taxi from Miyazaki to Takachiho-cho takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Miyazaki in April, expect slightly colder with lows of 12°C in Takachiho-cho. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Beppu.

Things to do in Takachiho-cho

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Takachiho Gorge ©
Takachiho Gorge
Takachiho Shrine ©
Takachiho Shrine

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Beppu

Beppu ©
The resort town of Beppu puts the geothermal nature of the region to good use.
Takegawara Onsen has been added to your itinerary. On the 17th (Fri), take in the natural beauty of Hells of Beppu and then soak in some Japanese tradition at Takegawara Onsen.

To find out how to plan a trip to Beppu, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Takachiho-cho to Beppu by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Takachiho-cho in April, you will find days in Beppu are little chillier (20°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Yufu.

Things to do in Beppu

Nature Parks Spas
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Hells of Beppu ©
Hells of Beppu

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Yufu

Yufu ©
Discover widely renowned onsens on a tour of Yufu, a tranquil town overlooked by a two-peaked mountain.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kokonoe Yume Otsurihashi Bridge, Yunotsubo Kaido and Sagiridai Observatory. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): enjoy breathtaking views from Sagiridai Observatory.

To find out how to plan a trip to Yufu, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Beppu to Yufu by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daytime highs in Yufu are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Aso.

Things to do in Yufu

Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Kokonoe Yume Otsurihashi Bridge
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Kokonoe Yume Otsurihashi Bridge ©
Kokonoe Yume Otsurihashi Bridge
Sagiridai Observatory ©
Sagiridai Observatory

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Aso

Aso ©
Formed in 2005 after the merger of several smaller towns, Aso still offers a break from the urbane.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kurokawa Onsen, Mt. Aso and Shirakawa Springs. On the 18th (Sat), contemplate the geological forces at Mt. Aso and then test the waters at Kurokawa Onsen.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Aso trip planner .

You can drive from Yufu to Aso in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in April, and nighttime lows around 12°C. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Kumamoto.

Things to do in Aso

Nature Parks Spas

Side Trips

Kurokawa Onsen, Mt. Aso, Shirakawa Springs
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Mt. Aso ©
Mt. Aso
Shirakawa Springs ©
Shirakawa Springs

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hours
Kumamoto

Kumamoto ©
Centered around its castle, Kumamoto stands as a historic city with plenty of modern-day appeal to add to the mix.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Suizenji Jojuen Garden as well as Sakuranobaba Johsaien. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Kumamoto Castle, take in nature's colorful creations at Suizenji Jojuen Garden, and then take an in-depth tour of Sakuranobaba Johsaien.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kumamoto online day trip planner .

Traveling by train from Aso to Kumamoto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Kumamoto

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Kumamoto Castle ©
Kumamoto Castle
Suizenji Jojuen Garden ©
Suizenji Jojuen Garden
Sakuranobaba Johsaien ©
Sakuranobaba Johsaien

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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.
To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Fukuoka vacation maker .

Getting from Kumamoto to Fukuoka by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April in Fukuoka, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. You will leave for Kitakyushu on the 20th (Mon).

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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Kitakyushu

Kitakyushu
An important gateway for trade and travel between Honshu and Kyushu, the city of Kitakyushu has an old industrial waterfront and provides access to a number of natural sites across the wider region.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kitakyushu City Kawachi Fuji Garden Wisterias Blossom. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): take in some culture at Kitakyushu City Kawachi Fuji Garden Wisterias Blossom.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kitakyushu trip planner .

Traveling by car from Fukuoka to Kitakyushu takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Fukuoka in April, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Kitakyushu: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Kitakyushu

Events
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Fukuoka

Fukuoka ©
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Uminonakamichi Seaside Park and then see a show at Canal City Hakata.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Fukuoka holiday builder app .

You can drive from Kitakyushu to Fukuoka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Parks Nightlife Shopping
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Uminonakamichi Seaside Park ©
Uminonakamichi Seaside Park
Canal City Hakata ©
Canal City Hakata

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hours
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.
You've now added Gunkanjima Cruise (Hashima) to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take a tour by water with Gunkanjima Cruise (Hashima).

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Nagasaki trip builder website .

Traveling by train from Fukuoka to Nagasaki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Nagasaki, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 14°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Tue) before leaving for Fukuoka.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Tours Outdoors
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Fukuoka

Fukuoka ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dazaifu Temmangu, then buy something for everyone on your list at Tenjin Underground Shopping Center, and then don't miss a visit to Yatai.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Fukuoka online visit planner .

You can take a train from Nagasaki to Fukuoka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dazaifu Tenman-gu
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Tenjin Underground Shopping Center ©
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Yatai ©
Yatai

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