13 days in Kyushu Itinerary

13 days in Kyushu Itinerary

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Fly
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Fukuoka
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Karatsu
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Yufu
— 4 nights
Drive
4
Beppu
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Kumamoto
— 1 night
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2
nights
Fukuoka

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): wander the streets of Mojiko Retro, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dazaifu Tenman-gu, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kushida Shrine, then take in the pleasant sights at Ohori Park, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Tenjin Underground Shopping Center. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Fukuma Beach, then get outside with Miyajihama Beach, then go for a walk through Fukuoka Tower, and finally admire the striking features of Hakata Station.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Fukuoka journey planner.

Manila, Philippines to Fukuoka is an approximately 7-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Manila to Fukuoka due to the time zone difference. In November, Fukuoka is colder than Manila - with highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C. On the 22nd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Karatsu.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Ohori Park ©
Scenic Walking Area
Ohori Park
4.3
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Religious Site
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
4.3
Kushida Shrine ©
Religious Site
Kushida Shrine
4.1

3
nights
Karatsu

The coastal city of Karatsu has long held importance for trade with China and the Korean Peninsula.
Get outdoors at Nijino Matsubara and Nanatsugama Caves. Glover Garden and Karatsu Castle will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Karatsu side-trips: Mifuneyama Rakuen (in Takeo), Nagasaki (Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum & Shinchi Chinatown) and Huis Ten Bosch (in Sasebo). There's still lots to do: indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens and make a trip to Karatsu Hikiyama Chikatsuro Gallery.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Karatsu trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Fukuoka to Karatsu in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Fukuoka in November, plan for little chillier days in Karatsu, with highs around 17°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 15°C. On the 25th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Yufu.

Things to do in Karatsu

Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Glover Garden ©
Must see
Glover Garden
4.1
Shinchi Chinatown ©
Neighborhood
Shinchi Chinatown
1.8

4
nights
Yufu

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 Yufuin Area. Step out of the city life by going to Lake Kinrin and Nabegataki Falls. Your inner history buff will appreciate Oka Castle Ruins and Unaki Hime Shrine. Venture out of the city with trips to Ogi Rice Terraces (in Ubuyama-mura), Kokonoe-machi (Kokonoe Yume Otsurihashi Bridge & Tadewara Wetlands) and Mamedamachi Shopping Street (in Hita). There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Yufu, don't miss a visit to Yufuin Basin, contemplate the long history of Ogosha Shrine, and stop by Cheese Factory Yufuin.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Yufu trip planner.

You can drive from Karatsu to Yufu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. November in Yufu sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to drive to Beppu.

Things to do in Yufu

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Mt. Yufu ©
Mountain
Mt. Yufu
4.4
Lake Kinrin ©
Water Body
Lake Kinrin
3.2
Yufuin Area ©
Historic Walking Area
Yufuin Area
3.2

2
nights
Beppu

The resort town of Beppu puts the geothermal nature of the region to good use.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, identify plant and animal life at Oniyama Jigoku, take in the natural beauty of Hells of Beppu, take in the natural beauty of Kamado Jigoku, then take in the natural beauty of Umi Jigoku, and finally stroll through Chinoike Jigoku. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sat): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Takasakiyama Nature Zoo, kick back and relax at Tanoura Beach, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Oita Marine Palace Aquarium Umitamago, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Usajingu Shrine.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Beppu trip website.

Getting from Yufu to Beppu by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. November in Beppu sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to drive to Kumamoto.

Things to do in Beppu

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Hells of Beppu ©
Hot Spring
Hells of Beppu
3.4
Usajingu Shrine ©
Historic Site
Usajingu Shrine
4.6
Umi Jigoku ©
Hot Spring
Umi Jigoku
4.0

1
night
Kumamoto

Centered around its castle, Kumamoto stands as a historic city with plenty of modern-day appeal to add to the mix.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): walk around Suizenji Jojuen Garden, soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt.Kinpozan Ichinotake, admire the masterpieces at Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kato Shrine, and finally explore the historical opulence of Kumamoto Castle.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kumamoto sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Beppu to Kumamoto takes 3 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Beppu in December since evenings lows in Kumamoto dip to 3°C. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Kumamoto

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Baths

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Kumamoto Castle ©
Must see
Kumamoto Castle
4.3
Kato Shrine ©
Religious Site
Kato Shrine
4.0
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Onsen Resort
Onsen Resorts
3.7

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