11 days in Kyushu Itinerary

11 days in Kyushu Itinerary

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11 days in Kyushu Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
Amami
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 15​min
2
Yakushima-cho
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  10​h 45​min
3
Goto, Nagasaki Prefecture
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Shinkamigoto-cho, Nagasaki Prefecture
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Nagasaki, Nagasaki Prefecture
— 3 nights
+2
Train + Subway + Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

1
night
Amami

Amami ©
Set on the island of Amami Oshima, the city of Amami serves as an oasis for tourists.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): kick back and relax at Kuninao Beach, then take a stroll through Mangrove Forested Area, and then contemplate the long history of Tanaka Isson Historic House. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Amami Wildlife Center, then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then stroll around Homba Amami Oshima Tsumugi Dorozome Park.

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Amami trip itinerary planner .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Amami is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July in Amami, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 32°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Amami

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Yamato-son
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Mangrove Primeval Forest ©
Mangrove Primeval Forest

1
night
Yakushima-cho

Yakushima-cho ©
A popular destination for Japanese tourists, Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho is a true paradise for nature lovers, with over 1,900 species and subspecies of plants.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kusukawa Tenmangu Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yaku Shrine, then enjoy the sand and surf at Isso Beach, and finally make a trip to Yahazu Cape. On the 31st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at The Yakushima World Heritage Conservation Center, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then kick back and relax at Tashiro Beach.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Yakushima-cho road trip planner .

You can drive from Amami to Yakushima-cho in 19 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Yakushima-cho when traveling from Amami in July, with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Goto.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Isso Beach ©
Isso Beach

1
day
Goto, Nagasaki Prefecture

Goto ©
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Old Gorin Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catholic Gorin Church, then enjoy the sand and surf at Tontomari Beach, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Kusuhara Church.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Goto day trip planning tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yakushima-cho to Goto. Traveling from Yakushima-cho in August, Goto is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can drive to Shinkamigoto-cho.

Things to do in Goto

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Tontomari Beach ©
Tontomari Beach
Kusuhara Church ©
Kusuhara Church
Old Gorin Church ©
Old Gorin Church

1
night
Shinkamigoto-cho, Nagasaki Prefecture

Shinkamigoto-cho ©
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): Head underground at Christian Cave, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Funakakushi Catholic Church, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hamagurihama Beach.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Shinkamigoto-cho trip planner .

Traveling by car from Goto to Shinkamigoto-cho takes 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Shinkamigoto-cho are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Shinkamigoto-cho

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
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Hamagurihama Beach ©
Hamagurihama Beach

3
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 3rd (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Catholic Nakamachi Church, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Yutoku Inari Shrine. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Suwa Shrine, then indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Unzendake.

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Traveling by car from Shinkamigoto-cho to Nagasaki takes 4 hours. Traveling from Shinkamigoto-cho in August, Nagasaki is little chillier at night with lows of 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Mt. Unzendake, Onsen Resorts, Yutoku Inari Shrine
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Yutoku Inari Shrine ©
Yutoku Inari Shrine
Suwa Shrine ©
Suwa Shrine
Nyokodo, Nagai Takashi Museum ©
Nyokodo, Nagai Takashi Museum

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