5 days in Kyushu Itinerary

5 days in Kyushu Itinerary

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5 days in Kyushu Itinerary

Start: Taipei
+2
Fly + Subway + Train:  9 h
1
Nagasaki, Nagasaki Prefecture
— 1 day
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Fukuoka
— 1 night
Train:  1 h
3
Kumamoto
— 1 night
Train:  2 h
4
Beppu
— 1 night
+2
Train + Subway + Fly:  8 h 45 min
End: Taipei

1
day
Nagasaki, Nagasaki Prefecture

Nagasaki ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, see the interesting displays at Nagasaki Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, stroll around Nagasaki Peace Park, then take in nature's colorful creations at Glover Garden, then examine the collection at Dejima, and finally make a trip to Shinchi Chinatown.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Nagasaki travel route planner .

Taipei, Taiwan to Nagasaki is an approximately 9-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Taipei to Nagasaki due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Taipei in April, with highs in Nagasaki at 22°C and lows at 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Glover Garden ©
Glover Garden
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum
Nagasaki Peace Park ©
Nagasaki Peace Park

1
night
Fukuoka

Fukuoka ©
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 8th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kushida Shrine, buy something for everyone on your list at JR Hakata City Amu Plaza Hakata, then stop by Fukuoka Washita Shop, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Tenjin Underground Shopping Center.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Fukuoka visit planner.

You can drive from Nagasaki to Fukuoka in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. April in Fukuoka sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Kumamoto.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Shopping Historic Sites
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Tenjin Underground Shopping Center ©
Kushida Shrine ©
Kushida Shrine
JR Hakata City Amu Plaza Hakata ©
JR Hakata City Amu Plaza Hakata

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night
Kumamoto

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 9th (Tue): buy something for everyone on your list at Cocosa, look for gifts at KUMAMON products Nagataniya, take in nature's colorful creations at Suizenji Jojuen Garden, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kato Shrine, and finally explore the historical opulence of Kumamoto Castle.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kumamoto trip maker .

You can take a train from Fukuoka to Kumamoto in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Kumamoto sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Beppu.

Things to do in Kumamoto

Shopping Historic Sites Parks
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Kumamoto Castle ©
Kumamoto Castle
Kato Shrine ©
Kato Shrine
Cocosa ©
Cocosa

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night
Beppu

The resort town of Beppu puts the geothermal nature of the region to good use.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): look for gifts at Angel Kimono Rental Beppu and then indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Beppu trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kumamoto to Beppu takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Kumamoto in April, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Beppu: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Beppu

Shopping Outdoors Spas
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Onsen Resorts

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