7 days in Kyushu Itinerary

7 days in Kyushu Itinerary

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7 days in Kyushu Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly + Drive:  20​h 15​min
1
Takachiho-cho
— 2 nights
taxi + train:  2​h
2
Miyazaki
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Ibusuki
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Tel Aviv

2
nights
Takachiho-cho

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Takachiho Gorge and Manai Falls. Explore Takachiho-cho's surroundings by going to Aso (Kusasenri & Daikanbo). It doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Takachiho Shrine and contemplate the geological forces at Mt. Aso.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Takachiho-cho attractions planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Takachiho-cho is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Takachiho-cho. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Tel Aviv in October; daily highs in Takachiho-cho reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Miyazaki.

Things to do in Takachiho-cho

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Aso, Mt. Aso
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Takachiho Gorge ©
Takachiho Gorge
Manai Falls ©
Manai Falls
Daikanbo ©
Daikanbo

1
night
Miyazaki

Miyazaki ©
Enjoying some of the warmest weather on Japan's main islands, Miyazaki thrived as a resort town in the 1980s, with hotels, beaches, and seafood restaurants galore.
On the 14th (Mon), head off the coast to Aoshima Island, explore the striking landscape at Onino Sentakuita, then make a trip to Aoshima Shrine, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Miyazaki Shinto Shrine.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Miyazaki driving holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and train from Takachiho-cho to Miyazaki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Miyazaki, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Ibusuki.

Things to do in Miyazaki

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Onino Sentakuita ©
Onino Sentakuita
Aoshima Island ©
Aoshima Island
Aoshima Shrine ©
Aoshima Shrine

2
nights
Ibusuki

Ibusuki ©
A coastal place of relaxation, Ibusuki stands as a hot spring resort on the southern tip of the peninsula.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, then take a memorable drive along JR Southernmost Nishioyama Station, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Kaimondake.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Ibusuki holiday website .

Traveling by car from Miyazaki to Ibusuki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ibusuki

Parks Nature Spas
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Mt. Kaimondake ©
Mt. Kaimondake
JR Southernmost Nishioyama Station
JR Southernmost Nishioyama Station
Onsen Resorts

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