12 days in Kyushu Itinerary

12 days in Kyushu Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kyushu holiday planner

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Make it your trip
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Kitakyushu
— 2 nights
Drive
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Beppu
— 2 nights
Drive
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Taketa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Takachiho-cho
— 2 nights
Drive
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Fukuoka
— 3 nights
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Kitakyushu

— 2 nights
An important gateway for trade and travel between Honshu and Kyushu, the city of Kitakyushu has an old industrial waterfront and provides access to a number of natural sites across the wider region.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): don't miss a visit to San Ki Ro, admire the natural beauty at Shiranoe Botanical Garden, then make a trip to Old Kurauchi Residence, then admire the sheer force of Sugao Waterfall, and finally get curious at Kitakyushu Culture and Science Museum for Youth. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sumiyoshi Shrine, appreciate the extensive heritage of Jokamachi Chofu, make a trip to Kanmon Tunnel for Humans (Moji Side), then contemplate the long history of Ogai Mori Former Residence, then walk around Takatoyama Park, and finally admire the natural beauty at Green Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Kitakyushu planning site.

Singapore, Singapore to Kitakyushu is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Singapore to Kitakyushu, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in December, things will get cooler in Kitakyushu: highs are around 13°C and lows about 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to Beppu.

Things to do in Kitakyushu

Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Museums

Side Trips

Beppu

— 2 nights
The resort town of Beppu puts the geothermal nature of the region to good use.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): get in on the family fun at Kijima Kogen Park, trek along Mt. Tsurumi, then contemplate the waterfront views at Shidakako Lake, then look for gifts at Angel Kimono Rental Beppu, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Jumonjibaru Observation Deck. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Kumano Magaibutsu, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fukiji Temple, then get engrossed in the history at Oita Prefectural Museum of History, and finally indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens.

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Traveling by car from Kitakyushu to Beppu takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Beppu can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can drive to Taketa.

Things to do in Beppu

Outdoors · Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Taketa

— 2 nights
Taketa is a city located in Ōita Prefecture, Japan. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): make a trip to Christian Cave Bethel, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Kuju, stroll around Sky Park Azamidai Observatory, then see human ingenuity at work at Hakusui Dam, and finally walk around Nyuta Nakashima Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Nakadake, appreciate the views at Kuju Highland, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kuju Mountain Range, and finally get great views at Senomoto Kogen.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Taketa online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Beppu to Taketa takes 1.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Beppu in December since evenings lows in Taketa dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Takachiho-cho.

Things to do in Taketa

Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Takachiho-cho

— 2 nights
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.
Amano Iwato Shrine has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): snap pictures at Takachiho Bridge, look for all kinds of wild species at Tokubetsuto Rice Terraces, take in the spiritual surroundings of Aratate Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kaguraden, then don't miss a visit to Akimoto Shrine, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Amanomanai. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamishikimi Kumanoimasu Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Amano Iwato Shrine, then make a trip to Tochimata Tanada Rice Terrace, and finally make a trip to Tunnel Station.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Takachiho-cho trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Taketa to Takachiho-cho takes 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Takachiho-cho are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Takachiho-cho

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Fukuoka

— 3 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Hakoshima Residence and Ishibashi Cultural Center. Get out of town with these interesting Fukuoka side-trips: Kamado Shrine (in Dazaifu) and Previously Karatsu Bank (in Karatsu). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Atago Jinja Shrine, get lost in a book at Fukuoka City Public Library, browse the different shops at Hakata Deitos, and see the interesting displays at OH Sadaharu Baseball Museum.

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You can drive from Takachiho-cho to Fukuoka in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Fukuoka are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

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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