12 days in Kyushu Itinerary

12 days in Kyushu Itinerary

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Nagasaki
— 1 night
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Kumamoto
— 2 nights
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Takachiho-cho
— 1 night
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Oita
— 2 nights
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Yufu
— 2 nights
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Fukuoka
— 2 nights
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Nagasaki

— 1 night

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. This history, of course, remains important to the city, its inhabitants, and to the wider world, and should not be forgotten.
You've now added Huis Ten Bosch to your itinerary. On the 5th (Thu), find something for the whole family at Huis Ten Bosch, make a trip to Orizuru no Tower, stroll around Nagasaki Peace Park, then make a trip to World Peace Symbol Zone, then get engrossed in the history at Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, and finally examine the collection at Nagasaki Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Nagasaki trip maker website.

Singapore, Singapore to Nagasaki is an approximately 9-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Nagasaki due to the time zone difference. In November, Nagasaki is much colder than Singapore - with highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C. On the 6th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Kumamoto.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Kumamoto

— 2 nights
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 6th (Fri): take in panoramic vistas at Kumamoto City Hall, Large Hall Floor and then make a trip to Kumamon Square. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Sakuranobaba Johsaien, appreciate the history behind Statue of KATO Kiyomasa, admire the masterpieces at Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, then buy something for everyone on your list at Shimotori Shotengai, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kato Shrine, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Kumamoto Castle.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kumamoto trip itinerary planning app.

You can take a train from Nagasaki to Kumamoto in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Nagasaki in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Kumamoto, with lows of 10°C. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Takachiho-cho.

Things to do in Kumamoto

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Takachiho-cho

— 1 night
The mountain town of Takachiho-cho remains a place of great importance to Japan's spiritual and natural heritage, and the point where these two things intersect.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Tsujun Bridge, Akimoto Shrine and Mt. Aso. On the 8th (Sun), get impressive views of Mt. Aso, make a trip to Akimoto Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kushifuru Shrine, then go for a walk through Amano Yasugawara, and finally take in the views from Tsujun Bridge.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Takachiho-cho trip maker site.

You can drive from Kumamoto to Takachiho-cho in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in November, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Oita.

Things to do in Takachiho-cho

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Oita

— 2 nights
The gateway to a wealth of dynamic landscapes and some of the country's most atmospheric religious and cultural sites, Oita, in touristic terms, acts primarily as a transport hub.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tetsudo Shrine and then meet the residents at Oita Marine Palace Aquarium Umitamago.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Oita trip maker app.

You can drive from Takachiho-cho to Oita in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In November, daytime highs in Oita are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Yufu.

Things to do in Oita

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Yufu

— 2 nights
Discover widely renowned onsens on a tour of Yufu, a tranquil town overlooked by a two-peaked mountain.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Kuju Mountain Range as well as Yufuin Area. Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kuju Mountain Range, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Yufu, don't miss a visit to Yufuin Basin, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kinrin, and finally take a stroll through Yunotsubo Kaido. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Yamanami Highway, take some stellar pictures from Kokonoe Yume Otsurihashi Bridge, look for gifts at Cheese Factory Yufuin, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Yufuin Area, then view the masterpieces at Homme Blue Cafe, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Sagiridai Observatory.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Yufu road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Oita to Yufu takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November in Yufu, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Yufu

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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.
On the 13th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamado Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dazaifu Tenman-gu, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tenkai Inari Shrine, then enjoy breathtaking views from Komenoyama Obsevatory, then admire the striking features of Hakata Station, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sumiyoshi Shrine. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the different shops at Tenjin Underground Shopping Center, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kego Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kushida Shrine, then have fun and explore at teamLab Future Park Canal City Hakata, then enjoy breathtaking views from Fukuoka Tower, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Ohori Park.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Fukuoka trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Yufu to Fukuoka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In November in Fukuoka, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Kyushu travel guide

3.9
Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Enthusiastic shutterbugs and lovers of all things picturesque often choose to tour Kyushu-Okinawa on one of the island's epic train trips, leading through a landscape shaped by thousands of years of volcanic activity. With mild winters, warm summers, and plenty of developed beaches, the region offers a wealth of marine sports and recreation. Those with relaxation on their mind take a vacation in Kyushu-Okinawa for a chance to explore some of Japan's finest onsens, in which pristine nature meets modern amenities for an unforgettable tourist experience.

Oita Prefecture travel guide

3.7
Hot Springs · Historic Sites · Landmarks
Ōita Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan on Kyūshū Island. The prefectural capital is the city of Ōita.HistoryAround the 6th century Kyushu consisted of four regions: Tsukushi Province, Hi Province, Kumaso Province and Toyo Province.Toyo Province was later divided into two regions, upper and lower Toyo Province, called Bungo Province and Buzen Province.After the Meiji Restoration, districts from Bungo and Buzen provinces were combined to form Ōita Prefecture. These provinces were divided among many local daimyōs and thus a large castle town never formed in Ōita. From this time that whole area became known as "Toyo-no-kuni", which means "Land of Abundance".The origins of the name Ōita are documented in a report from the early 8th century called the Chronicles of Bungo. According to the document, when Emperor Keikō visited the Kyushu region, stopping first in Toyo-no-kuni, he exclaimed that 'This is a vast land, indeed. It shall be known as Okita-Kuni!' Okita-Kuni, meaning "Land of the Great Fields", later came to be written as "Ōita". Present day interpretations based on Ōita's topography state that Oita's name comes from "Okita", meaning "many fields", rather than "vast" or "great" field, because of Ōita's complex terrain.

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