10 days in Kyushu Itinerary

10 days in Kyushu Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kyushu visit planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Fukuoka, Train to Kagoshima
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Kagoshima
— 2 nights
Train
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Kumamoto
— 1 night
Drive
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Sasebo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nagasaki
— 2 nights
Drive
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Fukuoka
— 2 nights
Fly

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Kagoshima

— 2 nights

Naples of the East

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 2nd (Tue), admire the striking features of Kagoshima Prefectural Government Commemoration Hall, then contemplate the geological forces at Sakurajima, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Kagoshima City Aquarium, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Sengan-en. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Shiroyama Observatory, explore the world behind art at Nagashima Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Kagoshima Agriculture Center, and finally take an in-depth tour of Chiran Peace Museum.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kagoshima road trip tool.

Singapore, Singapore to Kagoshima is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Kagoshima. In June, Kagoshima is little chillier than Singapore - with highs of 28°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Kumamoto.

Things to do in Kagoshima

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 1 — 3:

Kumamoto

— 1 night
Centered around its castle, Kumamoto stands as a historic city with plenty of modern-day appeal to add to the mix.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kato Shrine, explore the historical opulence of Kumamoto Castle, explore the world behind art at Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, take in nature's colorful creations at Suizenji Jojuen Garden, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Kumamoto Zoo and Botanical Gardens, and finally get engrossed in the history at Sakuranobaba Johsaien.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Kumamoto trip planner.

Traveling by train from Kagoshima to Kumamoto takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Kumamoto sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Sasebo.

Things to do in Kumamoto

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jun 3 — 4:

Sasebo

— 2 nights
With its U.S.
On the 5th (Fri), enjoy breathtaking views from Domtoren, then find something for the whole family at Huis Ten Bosch, and then take in the pleasant sights at Nagasaki Prefectural Saikaibashi Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yutoku Inari Shrine, get curious at The Saga Prefectural Space & Science Museum, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Yumihari, then step off the mainland to explore Kujukushima Pearl Sea Resort, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Kujukushima Aquarium Umikirara.

For maps and tourist information, refer to the Sasebo trip maker website.

You can drive from Kumamoto to Sasebo in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Sasebo

Theme Parks · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 4 — 6:

Nagasaki

— 2 nights

City of Peace

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): snap pictures at Megane Bridge, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Inasa, make a trip to Hypocenter of Atomic Bombing, then stroll around Nagasaki Peace Park, then take an in-depth tour of Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, and finally examine the collection at Nagasaki Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ōura Church, admire the natural beauty at Glover Garden, then see the interesting displays at Dejima, and finally ponder the world of politics at Nagasaki Prefectural Government Observation Deck.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Nagasaki online holiday planner.

Drive from Sasebo to Nagasaki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 8:

Fukuoka

— 2 nights

City of Yatai

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 9th (Tue): browse the different shops at Tenjin Underground Shopping Center, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kushida Shrine, stroll through Komyozen-ji Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dazaifu Tenman-gu, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tenkai Inari Shrine, and finally browse the different shops at AEON MALL Fukuoka. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Uminonakamichi Seaside Park, then take in panoramic vistas at Fukuoka Tower, and then take in the pleasant sights at Ohori Park.

To see photos and other tourist information, go to the Fukuoka trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Nagasaki to Fukuoka takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Fukuoka sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 8 — 10:

Kyushu travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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