8 days in Kyushu Itinerary

8 days in Kyushu Itinerary

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8 days in Kyushu Itinerary

Start: Fukuoka
1
Fukuoka
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Beppu
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Miyazaki
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Kagoshima
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Ferry + Drive:  4​h
5
Nagasaki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Fukuoka
— 1 night
End: Fukuoka

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): learn the secrets of production at Asahi Breweries Hakata Brewery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hakozaki Shrine, get engrossed in the history at Fukuoka City Museum, then let little ones run wild at Ohori Park, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Tenjin Underground Shopping Center.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Fukuoka journey planning app .

If you are flying in from Singapore, the closest major airport is Fukuoka Airport. In January, daily temperatures in Fukuoka can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Beppu.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Tours Museums Breweries & Distilleries
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Asahi Breweries Hakata Brewery ©
Asahi Breweries Hakata Brewery
Fukuoka City Museum ©
Fukuoka City Museum
Hakozaki Shrine ©
Hakozaki Shrine

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Beppu

Beppu ©
The resort town of Beppu puts the geothermal nature of the region to good use.
On the 25th (Sat), look for gifts at Angel Kimono Rental Beppu, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then trek along Mt. Tsurumi, and finally learn about winemaking at Ajimu Budoushu Koubou.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Beppu travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Fukuoka to Beppu takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Beppu are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Miyazaki.

Things to do in Beppu

Outdoors Shopping Trails

Side Trips

Kumano Magaibutsu, Ajimu Budoushu Koubou
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Mt. Tsurumi ©
Mt. Tsurumi
Kumano Magaibutsu ©
Kumano Magaibutsu
Spas

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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): stop by En Haut and then soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Miyazaki trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Beppu to Miyazaki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Miyazaki can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Kagoshima.

Things to do in Miyazaki

Baths Spas Shopping
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En Haut ©
En Haut

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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 27th (Mon), test the waters at a local thermal spa, then get impressive views of Sakurajima, then admire the striking features of Tsukiyomi Shrine, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Chiran Heiwa Park. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Reimeikan, then take in the pleasant sights at Sengan-en, and then view the masterpieces at Iso Kogeikan.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kagoshima journey maker website .

Take a train from Miyazaki to Kagoshima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Kagoshima

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Chiran Heiwa Park
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Sengan-en ©
Sengan-en
Sakurajima ©
Sakurajima
Thermal Spas

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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.
On the 29th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Shinchi Chinatown, take a stroll around The Confucian Temple, the Chinese Museum of Successive Generations, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Inasa, see the interesting displays at Nagasaki Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, then get engrossed in the history at Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Nagasaki Peace Park.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Nagasaki visit planner .

Traveling by train from Kagoshima to Nagasaki takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Nagasaki can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Fukuoka

Fukuoka ©
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): look for gifts at Kobo Tottan, trek along Aburayama Shimin no Mori, then wander the streets of Nishijin Shopping District, then wander the streets of Shintencho Shopping Street, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kushida Shrine.

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Take a train from Nagasaki to Fukuoka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Trails

Side Trips

Nanzoin, Kobo Tottan
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Shintencho Shopping Street ©
Shintencho Shopping Street
Nanzoin ©
Nanzoin
Nishijin Shopping District ©
Nishijin Shopping District

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