5 days in Kyushu Itinerary

5 days in Kyushu Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kyushu route planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Nagasaki
— 1 night
Drive
2
Sasebo
— 1 night
Drive
3
Fukuoka
— 1 night
Train
4
Kagoshima
— 1 night
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Nagasaki

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Inasa, take in panoramic vistas at Inasayama Observation Deck, then step off the mainland to explore Hashima Island, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Hypocenter of Atomic Bombing, get engrossed in the history at Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, walk around Nagasaki Peace Park, take in the views from Megane Bridge, then admire the natural beauty at Glover Garden, and finally see the interesting displays at Dejima.

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Tokyo to Nagasaki is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. June in Nagasaki sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can drive to Sasebo.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Parks · Nature · Museums · Tours

Sasebo

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): get in on the family fun at Huis Ten Bosch.

To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Sasebo travel route builder tool.

Traveling by car from Nagasaki to Sasebo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can drive to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Sasebo

Theme Parks
Highlights from your trip

Fukuoka

— 1 night

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.
On the 4th (Fri), browse the different shops at Tenjin Underground Shopping Center, stroll around Ohori Park, explore the world behind art at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kushida Shrine, and finally make a trip to Hakata Station.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Fukuoka road trip planning website.

Getting from Sasebo to Fukuoka by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Kagoshima.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Kagoshima

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): get impressive views of Sakurajima, explore the world behind art at Nagashima Museum, and then go for a walk through Sengan-en.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kagoshima road trip app.

Traveling by train from Fukuoka to Kagoshima takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Kagoshima are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Kagoshima

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Kyushu travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Parks
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.