8 days in Kyushu Itinerary

8 days in Kyushu Itinerary

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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

1
night
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 24th (Fri), indulge your thirst for a good beer at Asahi Breweries Hakata Brewery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hakozaki Shrine, thenget engrossed in the history at Fukuoka City Museum, thentake in the pleasant sights at Ohori Park, and finally browse the different shops at Tenjin Underground Shopping Center.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Fukuoka journey website.

If you are flying in from Singapore, the closest major aiport is Fukuoka Airport. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in January, and nighttime lows around 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

1
night
Beppu

Beppu ©
The resort town of Beppu puts the geothermal nature of the region to good use.
On the 25th (Sat), head outdoors with Angel Kimono Rental Beppu, thenrelax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, thentake your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Tsurumi, and finally learn about winemaking at Ajimu Budoushu Koubou.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Beppu trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Fukuoka to Beppu takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Beppu can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Miyazaki.

Things to do in Beppu

Outdoors Shopping Spas

Side Trips

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

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night
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.
Kick 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 more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Miyazaki planning tool.

Getting from Beppu to Miyazaki by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Kagoshima.

Things to do in Miyazaki

Spas Baths 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, get impressive views of Sakurajima, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Tsukiyomi Shrine, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Chiran Heiwa Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Reimeikan, thengo for a walk through Sengan-en, and then view the masterpieces at Iso Kogeikan.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Kagoshima attractions planner.

Drive from Miyazaki to Kagoshima in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January in Kagoshima, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Kagoshima

Historic Sites Parks Spas

Side Trip

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): wander the streets of Shinchi Chinatown, take an in-depth tour of 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, thentake an in-depth tour of Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Nagasaki Peace Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Nagasaki trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Kagoshima to Nagasaki in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. January in Nagasaki sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Fukuoka

Fukuoka ©
On the 30th (Thu), stop by Kobo Tottan, hike along Aburayama Shimin no Mori, thenvisit Nishijin Shopping District, thentake a stroll through Shintencho Shopping Street, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kushida Shrine.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Fukuoka trip planner.

Drive from Nagasaki to Fukuoka in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

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

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