15 days in Kyushu & Osaka Itinerary

15 days in Kyushu & Osaka Itinerary

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Beppu
— Few hours
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Yufu
— 1 night
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Miyazaki
— 2 nights
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Takachiho-cho
— Few hours
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Aso
— Few hours
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Kumamoto
— 2 nights
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Fukuoka
— 3 nights
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Osaka
— 2 nights
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Nichinan
— 3 nights

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Beppu

Beppu
The resort town of Beppu puts the geothermal nature of the region to good use.
To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Beppu trip builder.

Singapore, Singapore to Beppu is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Singapore Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Singapore in June: high temperatures in Beppu hover around 74°F and lows are around 68°F. On the 12th (Fri), you'll travel to Yufu.

Things to do in Beppu

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

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Yufu

Yufu ©
Discover widely renowned onsens on a tour of Yufu, a tranquil town overlooked by a two-peaked mountain.
You've now added Lake Kinrin to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): explore the activities along Lake Kinrin.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Yufu trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Beppu to Yufu by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. June in Yufu sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 68°F at night. On the 13th (Sat), you're off to Miyazaki.

Things to do in Yufu

Parks · Nature
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Water Body
Lake Kinrin
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Miyazaki

Miyazaki ©
Enjoying some of the warmest weather on Japan's main islands, Miyazaki thrived as a resort town in the 1980s, with hotels, beaches, and seafood restaurants galore.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): engage your brain at Miyzaki Science Center, kick back and relax at Aoshima Beach, step off the mainland to explore Aoshima Island, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aoshima Shrine, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Sekinoo Falls. On your second day here, admire the natural beauty at Miyazaki City Phoenix Zoo, then make a trip to Eda Shrine, then enjoy breathtaking views from Airplane Park, and finally explore the striking landscape at Onino Sentakuita.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Miyazaki tour itinerary builder website.

Drive from Yufu to Miyazaki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In June in Miyazaki, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Takachiho-cho.

Things to do in Miyazaki

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Island
Aoshima Island
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Geologic Formation
Onino Sentakuita
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Religious Site
Aoshima Shrine
4.1

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Takachiho-cho

Takachiho-cho ©
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Manai Falls as well as Takachiho Gorge. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): take in breathtaking views at Takachiho Gorge and then take in the dramatic scenery at Manai Falls.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Takachiho-cho road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Miyazaki to Takachiho-cho takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in June, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Aso.

Things to do in Takachiho-cho

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip
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Waterfall
Manai Falls
4.5

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Aso

Aso
Formed in 2005 after the merger of several smaller towns, Aso still offers a break from the urbane.
To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Aso trip builder site.

Drive from Takachiho-cho to Aso in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Aso, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 67°F at night. On the 15th (Mon), you're off to Kumamoto.

Things to do in Aso

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

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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 16th (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Kumamoto Castle, take in nature's colorful creations at Suizenji Jojuen Garden, get engrossed in the history at Newspaper Museum, then take in the awesome beauty at Mt.Kinpozan Ichinotake, and finally explore the galleries of Sakuranobaba Johsaien. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Kumamon Square and then head outdoors with Yuka Family Road.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Kumamoto online vacation planner.

Drive from Aso to Kumamoto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in June, and nighttime lows around 67°F. On the 17th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Kumamoto

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

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History Museum
Sakuranobaba Johsaien
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Landmark
Kumamon Square
3.9

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Fukuoka

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Uminonakamichi Seaside Park and Kitakyushu Museum of Natural History & Human History. Venture out of the city with trips to Tsutsukihama Beach (in Iki) and Karatsu (Mikaerino-taki & Nanatsugama Caves). Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Nokonoshima Island, take in the pleasant sights at Ohori Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Atago Jinja Shrine, and explore the activities along Naka River.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Fukuoka online tour planner.

Getting from Kumamoto to Fukuoka by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

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Osaka

Osaka ©
Proud of their hometown's distinct culture and dialect, many natives of Osaka describe their city as "Japan's anti-capital." An antidote to Tokyo's hectic energy, Osaka marches to the beat of its own drum, serving as the country's longtime commercial and industrial hub.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): make a trip to Tempozan Ferris Wheel and then get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, then get to know the fascinating history of Hozenji Yokocho, and then walk around Kemasakuranomiya Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Osaka trip planner.

Traveling by train from Fukuoka to Osaka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. June in Osaka sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Nichinan.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

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Nichinan

Nichinan ©
Tourism in Nichinan, a town on Japan's southernmost island of Kyushu, flourishes thanks to the scenic Nichinan-Kaigan coastline, a stretch of secluded coves, islands, and tranquil beaches.
On the 23rd (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Nichinan Coast Seminational Park, don't miss a visit to Kojima Island, then kick back and relax at Ishinami Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Sakaematsu Beach. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Kashiwabaru Beach, then take in the dramatic scenery at Kirihara Falls, then Head underground at Mizonokuchi Cave, and finally admire the sheer force of Sanren Todoro Waterfall.

For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Nichinan day trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Osaka to Nichinan. June in Nichinan sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nichinan

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Beach
Futo Beach
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Landmark
Sunmesse Nichinan
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