19 days in Kyushu Itinerary

19 days in Kyushu Itinerary

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Fly to Fukuoka, Train to Kagoshima
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Kagoshima
— 3 nights
Train
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Kumamoto
— 2 nights
Train
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Beppu
— 1 night
Drive
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Nagasaki
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sasebo
— 3 nights
Drive
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Fukuoka
— 2 nights
Fly
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Yakushima-cho
— 3 nights
Drive

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Kagoshima

— 3 nights

Naples of the East

Kagoshima sits across the bay from Sakurajima, an active volcano that serves as a symbol of the city and works its way into many aspects of life here.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kirishima (Kagoshima Jingu Shrine & Kirishima Shrine), Takachiho Ranch (in Miyakonojo) and Ibusuki (Satsuma Denshokan, Onsen Resorts, &more). The adventure continues: take in the pleasant sights at Sengan-en, don't miss a visit to Tenmonkan, meet the residents at Kagoshima City Aquarium, and examine the collection at Museum of the Meiji Restoration.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kagoshima travel route planning website.

Singapore, Singapore to Kagoshima is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and train. Traveling from Singapore to Kagoshima, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in October, things will get slightly colder in Kagoshima: highs are around 27°C and lows about 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Kumamoto.

Things to do in Kagoshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Kumamoto

— 2 nights
Centered around its castle, Kumamoto stands as a historic city with plenty of modern-day appeal to add to the mix.
On the 14th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kato Shrine, step into the grandiose world of Kumamoto Castle, explore the world behind art at Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, admire the natural beauty at Suizenji Jojuen Garden, then take an in-depth tour of Newspaper Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Sl Hitoyoshi. On the 15th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Okoshiki Beach, admire the striking features of Second Sight, then look for gifts at KUMAMON products Nagataniya, and finally get engrossed in the history at Sakuranobaba Johsaien.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kumamoto trip maker app.

Getting from Kagoshima to Kumamoto by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Kumamoto are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Beppu.

Things to do in Kumamoto

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Beppu

— 1 night
The resort town of Beppu puts the geothermal nature of the region to good use.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Oita Marine Palace Aquarium Umitamago, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Takasakiyama Nature Zoo, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Umi Jigoku, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Hells of Beppu, and finally make a trip to Jigokumushikobo Kannawa.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Beppu trip itinerary app.

Traveling by train from Kumamoto to Beppu takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Beppu can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Beppu

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Spas

Side Trip

Nagasaki

— 3 nights

City of Peace

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. This history, of course, remains important to the city, its inhabitants, and to the wider world, and should not be forgotten.
Nagasaki is known for museums, parks, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Inasa, and pause for some serene contemplation at Ōura Church.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Nagasaki online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Beppu to Nagasaki by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Nagasaki are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Sasebo.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Sasebo

— 3 nights
With its U.S. Navy base, Sasebo has certainly developed pockets with an international feel: in downtown, often known as Sailor Town, you'll happen upon a number of eateries serving American-style hamburgers.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sasebo: Nagasaki Bio Park (in Saikai) and Hirado (Temple and the Church Scenery, Hitotsuku Beach, &more). There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Huis Ten Bosch, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Yumihari, have fun at Nagasaki Prefectural Saikaibashi Park, and take in panoramic vistas at Domtoren.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, refer to the Sasebo route site.

Drive from Nagasaki to Sasebo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Sasebo

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Fukuoka

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tenkai Inari Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dazaifu Tenman-gu, tour the pleasant surroundings at Komyozen-ji Temple, then don't miss a visit to Hakata Station, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kushida Shrine, and finally get your game on at Fukuro no Mise, Hakata. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Shiomi Park, take in panoramic vistas at Fukuoka Tower, then take in the pleasant sights at Ohori Park, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Tenjin Underground Shopping Center.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Fukuoka tour site.

You can drive from Sasebo to Fukuoka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October in Fukuoka, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can fly to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Yakushima-cho

— 3 nights
A popular destination for Japanese tourists, Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho is a true paradise for nature lovers, with over 1,900 species and subspecies of plants.
Yes Yakushima has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Sempiro Falls and then trek along with Yes Yakushima. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Yakusugi Land, indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, and then don't miss a visit to Kigensugi Cedar.

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Fly from Fukuoka to Yakushima-cho in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Fukuoka in October since evenings lows in Yakushima-cho dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature · Parks

Kyushu travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Enthusiastic shutterbugs and lovers of all things picturesque often choose to tour Kyushu-Okinawa on one of the island's epic train trips, leading through a landscape shaped by thousands of years of volcanic activity. With mild winters, warm summers, and plenty of developed beaches, the region offers a wealth of marine sports and recreation. Those with relaxation on their mind take a vacation in Kyushu-Okinawa for a chance to explore some of Japan's finest onsens, in which pristine nature meets modern amenities for an unforgettable tourist experience.