7 days in Beppu, Yufu & Aso Itinerary

7 days in Beppu, Yufu & Aso Itinerary

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Beppu
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yufu
— 1 night
Drive
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Aso
— 2 nights
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Beppu

— 2 nights
The resort town of Beppu puts the geothermal nature of the region to good use.
Get a sense of the local culture at Usajingu Shrine and Oita Fragrance Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Umi Jigoku and Hells of Beppu. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Beppu: Usa (Usajingu Shrine Jogu & Usajingu Shrine Saidaimon) and Usuki (Fukura Tenmangu, Usuki Samurai House Streets, &more). There's much more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, make a trip to Jigokumushikobo Kannawa, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Shiraike Jigoku.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Beppu trip itinerary maker.

Nagoya to Beppu is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Nagoya in December: highs in Beppu hover around 13°C, while lows dip to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can go by car to Yufu.

Things to do in Beppu

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Spas

Side Trips

Yufu

— 1 night
Discover widely renowned onsens on a tour of Yufu, a tranquil town overlooked by a two-peaked mountain.
On the 27th (Sun), enjoy breathtaking views from Sagiridai Observatory.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, you can read our Yufu trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Beppu to Yufu takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car to Aso.

Things to do in Yufu

Nature · Parks · Spas · Neighborhoods

Aso

— 2 nights
Formed in 2005 after the merger of several smaller towns, Aso still offers a break from the urbane.
On the 29th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kurokawa Jizoson, test the waters at Kurokawa Onsen, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamishikimi Kumanoimasu Shrine, get impressive views of Mt. Aso, then take a memorable drive along Kusasenrigahama, and finally see the interesting displays at Aso Volcano Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: take some stellar pictures from Daikanbo, then take in the dramatic scenery at Nabegataki Falls, and then make a trip to Shimonjyo Oichou.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Aso day trip app.

Traveling by car from Yufu to Aso takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Yufu in December, expect a bit cooler with lows of 3°C in Aso. On the 31st (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Aso

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips