8 days in Kyushu Itinerary

8 days in Kyushu Itinerary

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8 days in Kyushu Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
+2
Fly + subway + train:  11​h 30​min
1
Kagoshima
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Fukuoka
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Beppu
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Nagasaki
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take in the pleasant sights at Sengan-en, then contemplate the waterfront views at Sekiyoshi Sluice Gate of Yoshino Leat, and then contemplate the geological forces at Sakurajima.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Kagoshima journey planning app .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Kagoshima is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Kagoshima is 1 hour. August in Kagoshima sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Kagoshima

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Sakurajima ©
Sakurajima
Sengan-en ©
Sengan-en

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 12th (Mon): buy something for everyone on your list at Tenjin Underground Shopping Center, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kushida Shrine, then don't miss a visit to Hakata Station, and finally identify plant and animal life at Ohori Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Miyajihama Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dazaifu Temmangu, then explore the world behind art at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Fukuoka Tower.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Fukuoka attractions planner.

Getting from Kagoshima to Fukuoka by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Fukuoka are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Beppu.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Miyajihama Beach, Dazaifu Temmangu
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Ohori Park ©
Ohori Park
Dazaifu Temmangu
Dazaifu Temmangu
Kushida Shrine ©
Kushida Shrine

1
night
Beppu

Beppu ©
The resort town of Beppu puts the geothermal nature of the region to good use.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, then take in the natural beauty of Hells of Beppu, then take in the natural beauty of Umi Jigoku, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Oita Marine Palace Aquarium Umitamago.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Beppu route planning tool .

Traveling by car from Fukuoka to Beppu takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Fukuoka in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Beppu: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Beppu

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Oita Marine Palace Aquarium Umitamago
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Hells of Beppu ©
Hells of Beppu
Umi Jigoku ©
Umi Jigoku
Oita Marine Palace Aquarium Umitamago ©

3
nights
Nagasaki

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 15th (Thu): find something for the whole family at Huis Ten Bosch. On your second day here, take in nature's colorful creations at Glover Garden, examine the collection at Dejima, then take an in-depth tour of Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, then walk around Nagasaki Peace Park, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Inasa.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Nagasaki trip planner.

You can drive from Beppu to Nagasaki in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trip

Huis Ten Bosch
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Glover Garden ©
Glover Garden
Huis Ten Bosch ©
Huis Ten Bosch
Mt. Inasa ©
Mt. Inasa

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