8 days in Kyushu Itinerary

8 days in Kyushu Itinerary

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Kagoshima
— 1 night
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Kumamoto
— 1 night
3
Beppu
— 2 nights
4
Nagasaki
— 1 night
5
Fukuoka
— 2 nights

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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): make a trip to Sengan-en, then stroll around Kagoshima Kenritsu Yoshino Park, then contemplate the geological forces at Sakurajima, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Shiroyama Observatory.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kagoshima trip itinerary builder tool.

Singapore, Singapore to Kagoshima is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Kagoshima due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Singapore in December: high temperatures in Kagoshima hover around 13°C and lows are around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Kumamoto.

Things to do in Kagoshima

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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Sengan-en ©
Sengan-en
Sakurajima ©
Sakurajima
Shiroyama Observatory ©
Shiroyama Observatory

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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 18th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Sakuranobaba Johsaien, make a trip to Sl Hitoyoshi, take in nature's colorful creations at Suizenji Jojuen Garden, explore the world behind art at Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, then explore the historical opulence of Kumamoto Castle, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kato Shrine.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Kumamoto trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Kagoshima to Kumamoto by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Kumamoto are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Beppu.

Things to do in Kumamoto

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

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

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Beppu

Beppu ©
The resort town of Beppu puts the geothermal nature of the region to good use.
You've now added Limited Express Yufuin no Mori to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, witness a stunning natural landmark at Hells of Beppu, then take in the natural beauty of Umi Jigoku, then stop by Angel Kimono Rental Beppu, and finally take a memorable tour with Limited Express Yufuin no Mori. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Ikime Shrine, take in the natural beauty of Chinoike Jigoku, witness a stunning natural landmark at Tsurunoyu, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kinrin, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Anrakuji Temple, and finally go for a walk through Uchinari Rice Terraces.

To see reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Beppu day trip planning tool.

You can take a train from Kumamoto to Beppu in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Beppu are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Beppu

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Lake Kinrin, Limited Express Yufuin no Mori
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Limited Express Yufuin no Mori ©
Limited Express Yufuin no Mori
Hells of Beppu ©
Hells of Beppu
Lake Kinrin ©
Lake Kinrin

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): head off the coast to Hashima Island, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Inasa, then walk around Nagasaki Peace Park, then take an in-depth tour of Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, and finally admire the natural beauty at Glover Garden.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Nagasaki holiday maker app.

Getting from Beppu to Nagasaki by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. December in Nagasaki sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Nagasaki

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

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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 22nd (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kushida Shrine, admire the natural beauty at Komyozen-ji Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dazaifu Tenman-gu, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tenkai Inari Shrine, then take in panoramic vistas at Komenoyama Obsevatory, and finally admire the striking features of Hakata Station. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon): take in panoramic vistas at Fukuoka Tower, then go for a walk through Ohori Park, then explore the world behind art at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Tenjin Underground Shopping Center.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Fukuoka trip maker.

You can drive from Nagasaki to Fukuoka in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Fukuoka can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Dazaifu, Komenoyama Obsevatory
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Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Hakata Station ©
Hakata Station
Ohori Park ©
Ohori Park

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