14 days in Kyushu Itinerary

14 days in Kyushu Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Fukuoka
— 2 nights
2
Kumamoto
— 3 nights
3
Beppu
— 3 nights
4
Nagasaki
— 4 nights

2
nights
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.
Visit Tochoji Temple and Former Takatori House for their historical value. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Yoshinogari Historical Park and Kyushu Railway History Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fukuoka: Dazaifu Tenman-gu (in Dazaifu), Nagoya Castle Ruins (in Karatsu) and Imari Okawachiyama (in Imari). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Nanzoin, wander the streets of Mojiko Retro, go for a walk through Ohori Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kushida Shrine.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Fukuoka trip planner.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Fukuoka is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from Jakarta to Fukuoka, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Jakarta in May, with highs in Fukuoka at 28°C and lows at 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can catch the train to Kumamoto.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Kitakyushu, Karatsu, Yoshinogari Historical Park, Dazaifu Tenman-gu, Nanzoin
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Tochoji Temple ©
Tochoji Temple
Nanzoin ©
Nanzoin
Yoshinogari Historical Park ©
Yoshinogari Historical Park

3
nights
Kumamoto

Kumamoto ©
Centered around its castle, Kumamoto stands as a historic city with plenty of modern-day appeal to add to the mix.
Get some historical perspective at Aratate Shrine and Amano Iwato Shrine. Explore hidden gems such as Aso Geopark and Kaguraden. Explore Kumamoto's surroundings by going to Aso (Aso Mizuki Meguri & Kusasenrigahama), Onsen Resorts (in Minamiaso-mura) and Amano Yasugawara (in Takachiho-cho). The adventure continues: take in the pleasant sights at Kumamoto Castle and admire the natural beauty at Suizenji Jojuen Garden.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kumamoto travel route site.

Getting from Fukuoka to Kumamoto by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June in Kumamoto, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Beppu.

Things to do in Kumamoto

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Takachiho-cho, Aso, Onsen Resorts
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Kumamoto Castle ©
Kumamoto Castle
Kaguraden ©
Kaguraden
Aratate Shrine ©
Aratate Shrine

3
nights
Beppu

Beppu ©
The resort town of Beppu puts the geothermal nature of the region to good use.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Usajingu Shrine and Futagoji Temple. Kitsuki Castle Town and Rakanji Temple will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Beppu side-trips: Bungotakada (Kumano Magaibutsu & Fukiji Temple), Taketa (Thermal Spas & Kuju Highland) and Nabegataki Falls (in Oguni-machi). There's lots more to do: trek along Mt. Tsurumi, witness a stunning natural landmark at Umi Jigoku, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Nioza Rekishi no Michi.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Beppu online journey planner.

Take a train from Kumamoto to Beppu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Beppu are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Beppu

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Bungotakada, Taketa, Kitsuki Castle Town, Futagoji Temple, Usajingu Shrine
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Nabegataki Falls ©
Nabegataki Falls
Usajingu Shrine ©
Usajingu Shrine
Kumano Magaibutsu ©
Kumano Magaibutsu

4
nights
Nagasaki

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Yutoku Inari Shrine and Nagasaki Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Glover Garden and Nagasaki Peace Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Onsen Resorts (in Unzen), Sakitsu Catholic Church (in Amakusa) and Hara Castle Ruin (in Minamishimabara). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Suwa Shrine, contemplate the geological forces at Gamadasu Dome (Mt. Unzen Disaster Memorial Hall), admire the masterpieces at Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Nagasaki online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Beppu to Nagasaki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Nagasaki are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Onsen Resorts, Sakitsu Catholic Church, Yutoku Inari Shrine, Hara Castle Ruin, Gamadasu Dome (Mt. Unzen Disaster Memorial Hall)
Highlights from your plan
Yutoku Inari Shrine ©
Yutoku Inari Shrine
Sakitsu Catholic Church ©
Sakitsu Catholic Church
Suwa Shrine ©
Suwa Shrine

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