8 days in Kyushu Itinerary

8 days in Kyushu Itinerary

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8 days in Kyushu Itinerary

Start: Singapore
+2
Fly + Subway + Train:  11 h
1
Kagoshima
— 1 night
Train:  1 h
2
Kumamoto
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Nagasaki, Nagasaki Prefecture
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h
5
Fukuoka
— 2 nights
Fly:  9 h
End: Singapore

1
night
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 11th (Sat): buy something for everyone on your list at AMU PLAZA KAGOSHIMA, test the waters at a local thermal spa, then contemplate the geological forces at Sakurajima, and finally browse the different shops at Aeon Mall Kagoshima.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kagoshima itinerary maker tool .

Singapore, Singapore to Kagoshima is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Kagoshima is 1 hour. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Singapore in January, with highs in Kagoshima at 11°C and lows at 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can take a train to Kumamoto.

Things to do in Kagoshima

Shopping Spas Parks
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AMU PLAZA KAGOSHIMA ©
AMU PLAZA KAGOSHIMA
Sakurajima ©
Sakurajima
Thermal Spas

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt.Kinpozan Ichinotake, look for gifts at KUMAMON products Nagataniya, take an in-depth tour of Newspaper Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kato Shrine, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kumamoto Daijingu Shrine, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catholic Tetori Church.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kumamoto online trip planner .

Traveling by train from Kagoshima to Kumamoto takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Kumamoto are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Sasebo.

Things to do in Kumamoto

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Mt.Kinpozan Ichinotake
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Catholic Tetori Church ©
Catholic Tetori Church
Kato Shrine ©
Kato Shrine
Kumamoto Daijingu Shrine ©
Kumamoto Daijingu Shrine

1
night
Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture

Sasebo ©
With its U.S.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Mikawachiyaki Museum, steep yourself in history at Mukyudo, then learn about all things military at Maritime Self-Defense Force Sasebo Museum, then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Yumihari, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

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You can drive from Kumamoto to Sasebo in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In January in Sasebo, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Sasebo

Parks Nature Museums
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2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): walk around Nagasaki Peace Park, get engrossed in the history at Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, see the interesting displays at Nagasaki Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, examine the collection at Nagasaki Shipyard Museum, then browse the exhibits of The Confucian Temple, the Chinese Museum of Successive Generations, and finally steep yourself in history at Suwa Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Endo Shusaku Literary Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Shitsu Church, contemplate the long history of Nyokodo, Nagai Takashi Museum, then get engrossed in the history at 26 Martyrs Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catholic Nakamachi Church.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Nagasaki trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Sasebo to Nagasaki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in January, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Suwa Shrine ©
Suwa Shrine
Shitsu Church ©
Shitsu Church

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): browse the different shops at Tenjin Underground Shopping Center, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hakozaki Shrine, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dazaifu Tenman-gu, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamado Shrine, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Miyajidake Shrine. On the next day, sample the tasty concoctions at Asahi Breweries Hakata Brewery and then take an in-depth tour of Munakata Shrine.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Fukuoka trip planner .

Getting from Nagasaki to Fukuoka by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Dazaifu, Miyajidake Shrine, Munakata Shrine
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Hakozaki Shrine ©
Hakozaki Shrine
Miyajidake Shrine ©
Miyajidake Shrine
Kamado Shrine ©
Kamado Shrine

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