10 days in Kyushu Itinerary

10 days in Kyushu Itinerary

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10 days in Kyushu Itinerary

Start: Manila, Luzon
+2
Fly + Subway + Train:  8 h 30 min
1
Kagoshima
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h
2
Kumamoto
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 30 min
3
Beppu
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
4
Nagasaki, Nagasaki Prefecture
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Fukuoka
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: Manila, Luzon

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Nagashima Museum, get impressive views of Sakurajima, and then appreciate the history behind Saigo Takamori Statue. Keep things going the next day: learn about all things military at Chiran Peace Museum, take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Meiji Restoration, then enjoy breathtaking views from Shiroyama Observatory, and finally go for a walk through Sengan-en.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kagoshima trip maker website .

Manila, Philippines to Kagoshima is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Manila to Kagoshima, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Manila in November; daily highs in Kagoshima reach 20°C and lows reach 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Kumamoto.

Things to do in Kagoshima

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trip

Chiran Peace Museum
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Chiran Peace Museum ©
Chiran Peace Museum
Sakurajima ©
Sakurajima
Senganen ©
Senganen

1
night
Kumamoto

Kumamoto ©
Centered around its castle, Kumamoto stands as a historic city with plenty of modern-day appeal to add to the mix.
On the 27th (Wed), make a trip to Sl Hitoyoshi, admire the natural beauty at Suizenji Jojuen Garden, admire the masterpieces at Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, then explore the historical opulence of Kumamoto Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kato Shrine, and finally get engrossed in the history at Sakuranobaba Johsaien.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kumamoto itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Kagoshima to Kumamoto in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In November in Kumamoto, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Beppu.

Things to do in Kumamoto

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Sl Hitoyoshi
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Kumamoto Castle ©
Kumamoto Castle
Suizenji Jojuen Garden ©
Suizenji Jojuen Garden
Sakuranobaba Johsaien ©
Sakuranobaba Johsaien

1
night
Beppu

Beppu ©
The resort town of Beppu puts the geothermal nature of the region to good use.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, take in the natural beauty of Hells of Beppu, then take in the natural beauty of Umi Jigoku, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Oita Marine Palace Aquarium Umitamago.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Beppu online journey planner .

Take a train from Kumamoto to Beppu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to drive to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Beppu

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Oita Marine Palace Aquarium Umitamago
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Hells of Beppu ©
Hells of Beppu
Onsen Resorts
Umi Jigoku ©
Umi Jigoku

2
nights
Nagasaki, Nagasaki Prefecture

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Dejima, take an in-depth tour of Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, walk around Nagasaki Peace Park, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Inasa, and finally take in the views from Megane Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head off the coast to Hashima Island, take in the spiritual surroundings of Catholic Church Hongouchi, then steep yourself in history at Glover Garden, and finally don't miss a visit to Shinchi Chinatown.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Nagasaki online holiday planner .

Drive from Beppu to Nagasaki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Nagasaki can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Sasebo.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Glover Garden ©
Glover Garden
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum
Nagasaki Peace Park ©
Nagasaki Peace Park

1
night
Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture

Sasebo ©
With its U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Yumihari and then find something for the whole family at Huis Ten Bosch.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Sasebo planner .

Getting from Nagasaki to Sasebo by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Sasebo can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Sasebo

Theme Parks Nature Parks
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Huis Ten Bosch ©
Huis Ten Bosch

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): walk around Shofuen, identify plant and animal life at Ohori Park, then enjoy breathtaking views from Fukuoka Tower, and finally admire the striking features of Hakata Station. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dazaifu Temmangu, take an in-depth tour of Fukuoka City Archaeology Center, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kushida Shrine, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Tenjin Underground Shopping Center.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Fukuoka vacation planner .

You can drive from Sasebo to Fukuoka in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Fukuoka are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Highlights from your plan
Ohori Park ©
Ohori Park
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Hakata Station ©
Hakata Station

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