12 days in Kyushu Itinerary

12 days in Kyushu Itinerary

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12 days in Kyushu Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  9​h
1
Fukuoka
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Nagasaki, Nagasaki Prefecture
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Kumamoto
— 1 night
Train:  2​h 30​min
5
Beppu
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
6
Fukuoka
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Singapore

few
hours
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): buy something for everyone on your list at Tenjin Underground Shopping Center.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Fukuoka trip itinerary maker .

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. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Singapore in October, with highs in Fukuoka at 27°C and lows at 19°C. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Sasebo.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Shopping
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Tenjin Underground Shopping Center ©

2
nights
Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture

Sasebo ©
With its U.S.
Yutoku Inari Shrine and Maritime Self-Defense Force Sasebo Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Kujuku Island and Meganeiwa. Pack the 6th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Huis Ten Bosch.

To find photos, maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Sasebo itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Fukuoka to Sasebo in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. October in Sasebo sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Sasebo

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trip

Yutoku Inari Shrine
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Huis Ten Bosch ©
Huis Ten Bosch
Yutoku Inari Shrine ©
Yutoku Inari Shrine

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.
Here are some ideas for day two: head off the coast to Hashima Island, see the interesting displays at Dejima, take a stroll through Shinchi Chinatown, then take in nature's colorful creations at Glover Garden, and finally contemplate the long history of Takashima Steamlined Gun.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, read our Nagasaki trip maker website .

You can drive from Sasebo to Nagasaki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Nagasaki sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Kumamoto.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum
Glover Garden ©
Glover Garden
Nagasaki Peace Park ©
Nagasaki Peace 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.
On the 10th (Thu), take in the history at Shimpuren Leader Tomoo Otaguro's Battle Site, get engrossed in the history at Sakuranobaba Johsaien, explore the world behind art at Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kato Shrine, then explore the historical opulence of Kumamoto Castle, and finally explore the wide array of goods at Tsuruya Department Store.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Kumamoto trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Nagasaki to Kumamoto takes 3 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Kumamoto can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Beppu.

Things to do in Kumamoto

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Kumamoto Castle ©
Kumamoto Castle
Sakuranobaba Johsaien ©
Sakuranobaba Johsaien
Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto ©
Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto

1
day
Beppu

The resort town of Beppu puts the geothermal nature of the region to good use.
Yufuin Area has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Yufuin Area, get a taste of the local shopping with Angel Kimono Rental Beppu, then take in the natural beauty of Umi Jigoku, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Hells of Beppu, and finally soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Beppu tour planner.

Getting from Kumamoto to Beppu by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Beppu

Spas Baths Parks

Side Trip

Yufuin Area
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Onsen Resorts
Hells of Beppu ©
Hells of Beppu
Yufuin Area ©
Yufuin Area

4
nights
Fukuoka

Fukuoka ©
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Dazaifu Temmangu and Mojiko Retro. Visiting Ohori Park and Nijino Matsubara will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fukuoka: Kyushu Railway History Museum (in Moji), Kyushu National Museum (in Dazaifu) and Kokura Castle (in Kitakyushu). Enjoy Fukuoka some more: pick up some local products at Osakana Tengoku, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamado Shrine, look for gifts at Marinoa City Fukuoka, and explore the world behind art at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Fukuoka road trip planning app .

You can drive from Beppu to Fukuoka in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Dazaifu, Kitakyushu, Nijino Matsubara
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JR Hakata City Amu Plaza Hakata ©
JR Hakata City Amu Plaza Hakata
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Kushida Shrine ©
Kushida Shrine

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