9 days in Nagasaki, Fukuoka & Beppu Itinerary

9 days in Nagasaki, Fukuoka & Beppu Itinerary

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9 days in Nagasaki, Fukuoka & Beppu Itinerary

Start: Nagasaki
1
Nagasaki
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
2
Fukuoka
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Beppu
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
End: Nagasaki

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.
Explore Nagasaki's surroundings by going to Sasebo (Domtoren & Huis Ten Bosch). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, step off the mainland to explore Hashima Island, stroll around Nagasaki Peace Park, and wander the streets of Shinchi Chinatown.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Nagasaki trip planner.

If you are flying in from Malaysia, the closest major airports are Fukuoka Airport and Kagoshima Airport. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in October, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks

Side Trip

Sasebo
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Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum
Huis Ten Bosch ©
Huis Ten Bosch
Glover Garden ©
Glover Garden

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.
On the 28th (Mon), wander the streets of Mojiko Retro, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Kumamoto Castle, and then admire the natural beauty at Suizenji Jojuen Garden. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kushida Shrine, admire the natural beauty at Komyozen-ji Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dazaifu Tenman-gu, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tenkai Inari Shrine, then enjoy breathtaking views from Komenoyama Obsevatory, and finally admire the striking features of Hakata Station.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Fukuoka online vacation planner .

Getting from Nagasaki to Fukuoka by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Fukuoka can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Beppu.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Dazaifu, Kumamoto, Komenoyama Obsevatory, Mojiko Retro
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Kumamoto Castle ©
Kumamoto Castle
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Ohori Park ©
Ohori Park

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nights
Beppu

Beppu ©
The resort town of Beppu puts the geothermal nature of the region to good use.
Change things up with these side-trips from Beppu: Yufu (Lake Kinrin & Mt. Yufu) and Kokonoe Yume Otsurihashi Bridge (in Kokonoe-machi). Next up on the itinerary: take in the natural beauty of Hells of Beppu, soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, make a trip to Oniishibozu Jigoku, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Oita Marine Palace Aquarium Umitamago.

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Drive from Fukuoka to Beppu in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 20°C. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Beppu

Parks Nature Spas

Side Trips

Yufu, Oita Marine Palace Aquarium Umitamago, Kokonoe Yume Otsurihashi Bridge
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Hells of Beppu ©
Hells of Beppu
Lake Kinrin ©
Lake Kinrin
Kokonoe Yume Otsurihashi Bridge ©
Kokonoe Yume Otsurihashi Bridge

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