8 days in Kyushu Itinerary

8 days in Kyushu Itinerary

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8 days in Kyushu Itinerary

Start: Chiang Mai
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Fukuoka
— 1 night
Train:  1 h
2
Kumamoto
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 45 min
3
Oita
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Aso
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Miyazaki
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
6
Fukuoka
— 2 nights
Fly + Train:  3 h 30 min
End: Narita

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): head off the coast to Nokonoshima Island and then take an in-depth tour of Hakatamachiya Furusatokan.

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Chiang Mai, Thailand to Fukuoka is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Chiang Mai to Fukuoka is 2 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Chiang Mai in October: high temperatures in Fukuoka hover around 27°C and lows are around 19°C. On the 19th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kumamoto.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Museums Parks Nature
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Hakatamachiya Furusatokan ©
Hakatamachiya Furusatokan
Nokonoshima Island ©
Nokonoshima Island

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.
Aso Farm land has been added to your itinerary. On the 19th (Sat), get a new perspective on things with Kumagawa River Cruise, then get to know the resident critters at Aso Farm land, then get outside with Kusasenri, and finally contemplate the geological forces at Mt. Aso. On your second day here, admire the sheer force of Harajiri Falls, then get great views at Daikanbo, then test the waters at Kurokawa Onsen, and finally snap pictures at Kokonoe Yume Otsurihashi Bridge.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kumamoto trip planner .

Traveling by train from Fukuoka to Kumamoto takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Kumamoto, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Aso.

Things to do in Kumamoto

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Aso, Mt. Aso, Harajiri Falls, Aso Farm land, Kumagawa River Cruise
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Mt. Aso ©
Mt. Aso
Daikanbo ©
Daikanbo
Kusasenri ©
Kusasenri

1
day
Oita

Oita
The gateway to a wealth of dynamic landscapes and some of the country's most atmospheric religious and cultural sites, Oita, in touristic terms, acts primarily as a transport hub.
To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Oita journey builder app .

Traveling by car from Aso to Oita takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 20°C. You will leave for Miyazaki on the 22nd (Tue).

Things to do in Oita

Historic Sites Parks Museums

1
night
Aso

Aso ©
Formed in 2005 after the merger of several smaller towns, Aso still offers a break from the urbane.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at African Safari.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Aso trip maker tool .

You can take a train from Kumamoto to Aso in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Aso sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Oita.

Things to do in Aso

Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

African Safari
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African Safari ©
African Safari

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Onino Sentakuita, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Aoshima Shrine, then head off the coast to Aoshima Island, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Miyazaki Prefectoral Office.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Miyazaki itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Kumamoto to Miyazaki takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 20°C. On the 23rd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Miyazaki

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

2
nights
Fukuoka

Fukuoka
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): have some family-friendly fun at Fukuro no Mise, Hakata, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kushida Shrine, make a trip to Hakata Station, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tochoji Temple, then enjoy breathtaking views from Fukuoka Tower, and finally let the kids burn off some steam at Ohori Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Fri): let little ones run wild at Shirouzu Oike Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tenkai Inari Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dazaifu Tenman-gu, then see the interesting displays at Kyushu National Museum, then enjoy breathtaking views from Komenoyama Obsevatory, and finally admire the masterpieces at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum.

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Traveling by flight from Miyazaki to Fukuoka takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Dazaifu, Komenoyama Obsevatory, Shirouzu Oike Park
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Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Ohori Park ©
Ohori Park
Hakata Station ©
Hakata Station

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