15 days in Kyushu Itinerary

15 days in Kyushu Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kyushu visit planner

©
Plan created by another user. Make it yours
1
Miyazaki
— 3 nights
2
Izumi
— 2 nights
3
Kumamoto
— 3 nights
4
Takachiho-cho
— 1 night
5
Beppu
— 4 nights
6
Kitakyushu
— 1 night

S M T W T F S
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25

3
nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Obijyo Castle Ruins (in Nichinan) and Udo Shrine (in Hyuga). There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Aoshima Island, take in the spiritual surroundings of Aoshima Shrine, take some stellar pictures from Horikiri Pass, and visit AEON MALL Miyazaki.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Miyazaki day trip planning tool.

If you are flying in from Switzerland, the closest major aiport is Kagoshima Airport. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in April, and nighttime lows around 15°C. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Izumi.

Things to do in Miyazaki

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Obijyo Castle Ruins, Udo Shrine
Highlights from your plan
Aoshima Shrine ©
Aoshima Shrine
Aoshima Island ©
Aoshima Island
Onino Sentakuita ©
Onino Sentakuita

2
nights
Izumi

Izumi ©
Izumi is a city located in Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Izumi Fumoto Samurai Houses, make a trip to Izumi City Public Samurai Residence Saishotei, and then contemplate the long history of Open Samurai Residence Takezoetei. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the views from Kurono Seto Ohashi Bridge, then examine the collection at Izumi City Crane Center, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yasaka Shrine, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hakozaki Hachiman Shrine.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Izumi trip itinerary site.

Getting from Miyazaki to Izumi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Miyazaki in April, plan for a bit cooler nights in Izumi, with lows around 12°C. On the 12th (Sun), you'll travel to Kumamoto.

Things to do in Izumi

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Kurono Seto Ohashi Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Hakozaki Hachiman Shrine ©
Hakozaki Hachiman Shrine
Yasaka Shrine ©
Yasaka Shrine

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kumamoto: Aso Farm land (in Minamiaso-mura), Amakusa Gokyo Bridge (in Kamiamakusa) and Shimabara Castle (in Shimabara). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Kumamoto Castle, browse the different shops at Shimotori Shotengai, take an in-depth tour of Sakuranobaba Johsaien, and pause for some photo ops at Kato Kiyomasa Statue.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kumamoto driving holiday website.

Traveling by car from Izumi to Kumamoto takes 2 hours. April in Kumamoto sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Takachiho-cho.

Things to do in Kumamoto

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Aso Farm land, Kikuchi Gorge, Amakusa Gokyo Bridge, Aso Skyline View Place, Shimabara Castle
Highlights from your plan
Kumamoto Castle ©
Kumamoto Castle
Suizenji Jojuen Garden ©
Suizenji Jojuen Garden
Sakuranobaba Johsaien ©
Sakuranobaba Johsaien

1
night
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.
On the 16th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Amano Iwato Shrine, go for a walk through Amano Yasugawara, take in the spiritual surroundings of Takachiho Shrine, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Amanomanai, then explore the stunning scenery at Takachiho Gorge, and finally admire the sheer force of Manai Falls.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Takachiho-cho travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kumamoto to Takachiho-cho takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. April in Takachiho-cho sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Beppu.

Things to do in Takachiho-cho

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Amano Yasugawara ©
Amano Yasugawara
Takachiho Gorge ©
Takachiho Gorge
Takachiho Shrine ©
Takachiho Shrine

4
nights
Beppu

Beppu ©
The resort town of Beppu puts the geothermal nature of the region to good use.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Beppu: Usa (Usajingu Shrine & African Safari), Yufu (Lake Kinrin, Mt. Yufu, &more) and Kokonoe Yume Otsurihashi Bridge (in Kokonoe-machi). Next up on the itinerary: witness a stunning natural landmark at Hells of Beppu, get to know the resident critters at Takasakiyama Nature Zoo, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and make a trip to Jigokumushikobo Kannawa.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Beppu trip planner.

Getting from Takachiho-cho to Beppu by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Takachiho-cho in April: highs in Beppu hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kitakyushu.

Things to do in Beppu

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Yufu, Usa, Oita, Nabegataki Falls, Kokonoe Yume Otsurihashi Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Hells of Beppu ©
Hells of Beppu
Lake Kinrin ©
Lake Kinrin
Spas

1
night
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.
On the 21st (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Kanmon Kaikyo, then stop by Mojiko Retro, then take in panoramic vistas at Mojiko Retro Tenbowsitsu, and finally don't miss a visit to Kokura Castle.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kitakyushu itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Beppu to Kitakyushu takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Kitakyushu can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kitakyushu

Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Kanmon Kaikyo ©
Kanmon Kaikyo
Mojiko Retro ©
Mojiko Retro
Kokura Castle ©
Kokura Castle

Similar plans

14 days in Kyushu BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE November, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: November, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 21 days in Japan BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE November, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems Preferences: November, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 8 days in Kyushu BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, kids, outdoors, relaxing, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems Preferences: December, kids, outdoors, relaxing, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 8 days in Kyushu BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems Preferences: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 33 days in Kyushu BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA November, popular sights Preferences: November Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 8 days in Kyushu BY A USER FROM CANADA January, relaxing, romantic, slow & easy, popular sights Preferences: January, relaxing, romantic Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Slow & easy 10 days in Kyushu BY A USER FROM INDONESIA May, outdoors, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: May, outdoors, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 7 days in Kyushu BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, shopping, popular sights Preferences: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, shopping Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 12 days in Kyushu BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA March, kids, popular sights Preferences: March, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 10 days in Kyushu BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE November, kids, popular sights Preferences: November, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 7 days in Kyushu BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE February, hidden gems Preferences: February Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 21 days in Japan BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA November, popular sights Preferences: November Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium
See more plans