14 days in Kitakyushu & Nagasaki Itinerary

14 days in Kitakyushu & Nagasaki Itinerary

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14 days in Kitakyushu & Nagasaki Itinerary

Start: Kitakyushu
— 10 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
End: Kitakyushu


Kitakyushu ©
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Beppu (Hells of Beppu, Kamado Jigoku, & more), Shimonoseki (Tsunoshimao Bridge & Karato market) and Dazaifu (Dazaifu Temmangu, Hie Shrine, & more). And it doesn't end there: explore the fascinating underground world of Akiyoshido, head outdoors with Mt Sarakura, steep yourself in history at Usajingu Shrine, and take a stroll through Mojiko Retro.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kitakyushu road trip planning site .

If you are flying in from Singapore, the closest major airport is Fukuoka Airport. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in November, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Kitakyushu

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Beppu, Dazaifu, Mine, Oita, Shimonoseki
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Hells of Beppu ©
Hells of Beppu
Akiyoshido ©
Umi Jigoku ©
Umi Jigoku


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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): take in panoramic vistas at Domtoren and then find something for the whole family at Huis Ten Bosch. On your second day here, stroll through Glover Garden, take an in-depth tour of Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, stroll around Nagasaki Peace Park, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Inasa, and finally snap pictures at Megane Bridge.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Nagasaki road trip planning app .

Take a train from Kitakyushu to Nagasaki in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in December, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Theme Parks Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum
Huis Ten Bosch ©
Huis Ten Bosch
Mt. Inasa ©
Mt. Inasa