8 days in Kyushu Itinerary

8 days in Kyushu Itinerary

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8 days in Kyushu Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Fukuoka
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Nagasaki, Nagasaki Prefecture
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Kumamoto
— 1 night
Train:  1​h
5
Kagoshima
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Subway + Fly:  11​h
End: Singapore

2
nights
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.
When in Fukuoka, make a side trip to see Dazaifu Temmangu in Dazaifu, approximately 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: let the kids burn off some steam at Ohori Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kushida Shrine, admire the masterpieces at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Hakata Station.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Fukuoka road trip tool .

Singapore, Singapore to Fukuoka is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Fukuoka. Traveling from Singapore in May, things will get a bit cooler in Fukuoka: highs are around 28°C and lows about 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Sasebo.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Shopping Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Dazaifu Tenman-gu
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Tenjin Underground Shopping Center ©
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Ohori Park ©
Ohori Park

1
night
Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture

Sasebo ©
With its U.S.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): find something for the whole family at Huis Ten Bosch.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Sasebo holiday maker app .

Traveling by car from Fukuoka to Sasebo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Sasebo

Theme Parks
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Huis Ten Bosch ©
Huis Ten Bosch

1
night
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 12th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, walk around Nagasaki Peace Park, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Inasa, then see the interesting displays at Dejima, and finally admire the natural beauty at Glover Garden.

For maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Nagasaki trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Sasebo to Nagasaki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Nagasaki can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Kumamoto.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Parks Nature Museums
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Glover Garden ©
Glover Garden
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum
Nagasaki Peace Park ©
Nagasaki Peace Park

1
night
Kumamoto

Kumamoto ©
Centered around its castle, Kumamoto stands as a historic city with plenty of modern-day appeal to add to the mix.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Sakuranobaba Josaien, admire the natural beauty at Kenmotsu Daijumoku Garden, walk around Suizenji Jojuen Garden, then explore the world behind art at Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, and finally step into the grandiose world of Kumamoto Castle.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kumamoto route builder tool .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Nagasaki to Kumamoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Kumamoto are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Kagoshima.

Things to do in Kumamoto

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Kumamoto Castle ©
Kumamoto Castle
Suizenji Jojuen Garden ©
Suizenji Jojuen Garden
Sakuranobaba Johsaien ©
Sakuranobaba Johsaien

2
nights
Kagoshima

Kagoshima ©
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 14th (Tue): get impressive views of Sakurajima, then explore the world behind art at Nagashima Museum, and then take in panoramic vistas at Shiroyama Observatory.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kagoshima itinerary builder site .

Traveling by train from Kumamoto to Kagoshima takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kagoshima

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Sakurajima ©
Sakurajima
Senganen ©
Senganen
Nagashima Museum ©
Nagashima Museum

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