11 days in Kyushu Itinerary

11 days in Kyushu Itinerary

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11 days in Kyushu Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  9​h
1
Fukuoka
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h
2
Nagasaki, Nagasaki Prefecture
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Beppu
— 1 night
Train:  2​h 30​min
4
Kumamoto
— 1 night
Train:  1​h
5
Kagoshima
— 3 nights
+2
Train + Subway + Fly:  11​h
End: Singapore

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 29th (Fri): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Marine World umino-nakamichi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dazaifu Tenman-gu, take in panoramic vistas at Komenoyama Obsevatory, then admire the landmark architecture of Hakata Station, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kushida Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sat): buy something for everyone on your list at Tenjin Underground Shopping Center, let little ones run wild at Ohori Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Fukuoka Tower, then take in nature's colorful creations at Uminonakamichi Seaside Park, and finally admire the masterpieces at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Fukuoka trip planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Fukuoka is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Fukuoka is 1 hour. Traveling from Singapore in November, expect Fukuoka to be cooler, temps between 20°C and 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Dazaifu Tenman-gu, Komenoyama Obsevatory
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Ohori Park ©
Ohori Park
Marine World umino-nakamichi ©
Marine World umino-nakamichi
Uminonakamichi Seaside Park ©
Uminonakamichi Seaside Park

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Huis Ten Bosch and Nagasaki Bio Park. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sofukuji Temple, wander the streets of Shinchi Chinatown, and walk around Nagasaki Peace Park.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Nagasaki trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by train from Fukuoka to Nagasaki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Nagasaki are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Beppu.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Huis Ten Bosch, Nagasaki Bio Park
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Glover Garden ©
Glover Garden
Huis Ten Bosch ©
Huis Ten Bosch
Nagasaki Bio Park ©
Nagasaki Bio Park

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 4th (Wed): get in on the family fun at Kijima Kogen Park, witness a stunning natural landmark at Umi Jigoku, witness a stunning natural landmark at Hells of Beppu, indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Takasakiyama Nature Zoo, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Oita Marine Palace Aquarium Umitamago.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Beppu tour builder website .

Drive from Nagasaki to Beppu in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Beppu, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Kumamoto.

Things to do in Beppu

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Oita
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Hells of Beppu ©
Hells of Beppu
Kijima Kogen Park ©
Kijima Kogen Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kato Shrine, explore the historical opulence of Kumamoto Castle, admire the masterpieces at Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, then take in nature's colorful creations at Suizenji Jojuen Garden, then get to know the resident critters at Kumamoto Zoo and Botanical Gardens, and finally look for gifts at KUMAMON products Nagataniya.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kumamoto trip planner.

Traveling by train from Beppu to Kumamoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Beppu in December, Kumamoto is a bit cooler at night with lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Kagoshima.

Things to do in Kumamoto

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Kumamoto Castle ©
Kumamoto Castle
Kumamoto Zoo and Botanical Gardens ©
Suizenji Jojuen Garden ©
Suizenji Jojuen Garden

3
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 6th (Fri): go for a walk through Sengan-en, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Kagoshima City Aquarium, then get impressive views of Sakurajima, and finally explore the world behind art at Nagashima Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kirishima Shrine, then get engrossed in the history at Chiran Peace Museum, and then soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Kagoshima day trip site .

Traveling by train from Kumamoto to Kagoshima takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Kagoshima are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kagoshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Kirishima Shrine, Chiran Peace Museum, Onsen Resorts
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Sengan-en ©
Sengan-en
Kagoshima City Aquarium ©
Kagoshima City Aquarium
Sakurajima ©
Sakurajima

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