31 days in Kyushu Itinerary

31 days in Kyushu Itinerary

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Fukuoka
— 3 nights
Drive
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Takachiho-cho
— 3 nights
Drive
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Nagasaki
— 5 nights
Drive
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Goto
— 3 nights
Drive
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Shinkamigoto-cho
— 3 nights
Drive
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Yakushima-cho
— 5 nights
Fly to Naha Airport, Drive to Yoron-cho
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Yoron-cho
— 2 nights
Drive
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Amami
— 4 nights
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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 Nanzoin and Former Takatori House. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Yoshinogari Historical Park and Tochoji Temple. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fukuoka: Kumamoto (Kumamotojoinari Shrine, Kumamoto Castle, &more), Imari Okawachiyama (in Imari) and Dazaifu (Tenkai Inari Shrine, Dazaifu Tenman-gu, &more). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Nijino Matsubara, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hakozaki Shrine, and don't miss a visit to Nagoya Castle Ruins.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Fukuoka online day trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Fukuoka is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in May, with highs in Fukuoka at 28°C and lows at 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Takachiho-cho.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites · Parks · Classes · Beaches

Side Trips

3
nights
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.
Visit Oka Castle Ruins and Kaguraden for their historical value. Escape the urban bustle at Manai Falls and Kunimigaoka. Change things up with these side-trips from Takachiho-cho: Nyuta Nakashima Park (in Taketa), Aso (Kusasenrigahama & Aso Geopark) and Harajiri Falls (in Bungoono). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Aratate Shrine and explore the stunning scenery at Takachiho Gorge.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Takachiho-cho travel website.

Traveling by car from Fukuoka to Takachiho-cho takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Takachiho-cho sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Takachiho-cho

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

5
nights
Nagasaki

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Yutoku Inari Shrine and Suwa Shrine. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kofukuji Temple and Higashiyamate Ko Jusanbankan. Change things up with these side-trips from Nagasaki: Sakagura Dori (in Kashima) and Huis Ten Bosch (in Sasebo). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Nyokodo, Nagai Takashi Museum, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Inasa, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Urakami Cathedral, and get engrossed in the history at Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum.

To find reviews and tourist information, read our Nagasaki trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Takachiho-cho to Nagasaki in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Nagasaki are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Goto.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

3
nights
Goto

Visiting Takahama Beach and Fukuejima will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dozaki Cathedral and Mizunoura Church.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Goto online route maker.

You can drive from Nagasaki to Goto in 2 hours. Traveling from Nagasaki in May, expect nights in Goto to be about the same, around 21°C, while days are slightly colder, around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Shinkamigoto-cho.

Things to do in Goto

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Beaches

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Shinkamigoto-cho

On the 17th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Oso Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Aosagaura Church, enjoy the sand and surf at Hamagurihama Beach, kick back and relax at Hamanna, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kashigarashima Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Kashiragashima Christian Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Akahama Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nokubi Tenshudo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Previosuly Nokubi Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chuchi Catholic Church, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Kujiramiyama.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Shinkamigoto-cho driving holiday app.

Getting from Goto to Shinkamigoto-cho by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Shinkamigoto-cho

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Yakushima-cho

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Yakusugi Land and Yoggo Valley. Step off the beaten path and head to Nagata Inakahama and Yaksushima Trecking, Jomon Japanese Cedar Course. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Seibu Trail, make a trip to Jōmon Sugi, take in breathtaking views at Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley, and delve into the lush surroundings at Shakunagenomori Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Yakushima-cho trip planner.

Drive from Shinkamigoto-cho to Yakushima-cho in 14 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. While traveling from Shinkamigoto-cho, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Yakushima-cho, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 20°C. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Yoron-cho.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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Yoron-cho

Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): explore the fascinating underground world of Akasaki Limestone Cavern, enjoy the sand and surf at Okaneku Coast, get outside with Yurigahama, admire the natural beauty at Yoron Seaside Garden, then head outdoors with Terasaki Beach, and finally make a trip to Wreck Amami. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Shinaha Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Udonosu Beach, and then don't miss a visit to Underwater Palace.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Yoron-cho online journey planner.

Explore your travel options from Yakushima-cho to Yoron-cho with the Route module. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Yakushima-cho in May since evenings lows in Yoron-cho dip to 24°C. On the 26th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Amami.

Things to do in Yoron-cho

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

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Amami

Set on the island of Amami Oshima, the city of Amami serves as an oasis for tourists.
Escape the urban bustle at Tomori Beach and Sakibaru Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Remains of Nanshu Saigo and Izumi Family Residence. Explore Amami's surroundings by going to Setouchi-cho (Oshima Strait, Honohoshi Beach, &more), Kurasaki Beach (in Tatsugo-cho) and Kuninao Beach (in Yamato-son). Spend the 28th (Fri) exploring nature at Mangrove Primeval Forest. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Ohama Seaside Park, stroll around Kuroshio no Mori Mangrove Park, get great views at The Place You Can See Two Different Oceans, and admire the masterpieces at Tanaka Isson Museum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Amami online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Yoron-cho to Amami takes 9 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Amami can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amami

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.