8 days in Kyushu Itinerary

8 days in Kyushu Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Fukuoka
— 3 nights
2
Beppu
— 1 night
3
Nagasaki
— 2 nights

3
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fukuoka: Arita Townscape (in Arita-cho), Kumamoto (Kato Shrine, Kumamoto Castle, &more) and Nijino Matsubara (in Karatsu). There's lots more to do: indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, go for a walk through Ohori Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dazaifu Tenman-gu, and examine the collection at Kyushu National Museum.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Fukuoka route planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Fukuoka is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Johannesburg to Fukuoka is 7 hours. While traveling from Johannesburg, expect cooler days and little chillier nights in Fukuoka, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Beppu.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Dazaifu, Kumamoto, Arita Townscape, Nijino Matsubara, Onsen Resorts
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Kumamoto Castle ©
Kumamoto Castle
Nijino Matsubara ©
Nijino Matsubara
Ohori Park ©
Ohori Park

1
night
Beppu

Beppu ©
The resort town of Beppu puts the geothermal nature of the region to good use.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, thenwitness a stunning natural landmark at Hells of Beppu, thentake in the natural beauty of Umi Jigoku, and finally play a few rounds at Beppu Ogiyama Golf Club.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Beppu visit planning website.

Traveling by car from Fukuoka to Beppu takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Beppu can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Beppu

Outdoors Golf Nature
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Beppu Ogiyama Golf Club ©
Beppu Ogiyama Golf Club
Hells of Beppu ©
Hells of Beppu
Spas

2
nights
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 22nd (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, walk around Nagasaki Peace Park, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Inasa, see the interesting displays at Dejima, thenadmire the natural beauty at Glover Garden, and finally take a stroll through Shinchi Chinatown.

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Drive from Beppu to Nagasaki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Nagasaki can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Mt. Inasa ©
Mt. Inasa
Shinchi Chinatown ©
Shinchi Chinatown
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum

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