2 days in Kumamoto Prefecture & Oita Prefecture Itinerary

2 days in Kumamoto Prefecture & Oita Prefecture Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Hiroshima
Train:  1 h 45 min
— 1 day
Train:  2 h
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 30 min
End: Hiroshima


Kumamoto ©
Centered around its castle, Kumamoto stands as a historic city with plenty of modern-day appeal to add to the mix.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): get answers to all your questions at Sakuranobaba Johsaien, admire the natural beauty at Suizenji Jojuen Garden, thenbuy something for everyone on your list at Shimotori Shotengai, thenexplore the world behind art at Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Kumamoto Castle.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kumamoto road trip app.

Hiroshima to Kumamoto is an approximately 2.5-hour train ride. You can also drive. January in Kumamoto sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can take a train to Beppu.

Things to do in Kumamoto

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Kumamoto Castle ©
Kumamoto Castle
Suizenji Jojuen Garden ©
Suizenji Jojuen Garden
Sakuranobaba Johsaien ©
Sakuranobaba Johsaien


Beppu ©
The resort town of Beppu puts the geothermal nature of the region to good use.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): enjoy breathtaking views from Yukemuri Observatory, take in the natural beauty of Umi Jigoku, thentake in the natural beauty of Hells of Beppu, thenmake a trip to Jigokumushikobo Kannawa, and finally soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Beppu tour planner.

You can take a train from Kumamoto to Beppu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Beppu sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Beppu

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Hells of Beppu ©
Hells of Beppu
Umi Jigoku ©
Umi Jigoku
Onsen Resorts