9 days in Kyushu Itinerary

9 days in Kyushu Itinerary

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9 days in Kyushu Itinerary

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

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.
On the 21st (Mon), make a trip to Shinchi Chinatown, take an in-depth tour of Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, then see the interesting displays at Nagasaki Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Inasa, and finally stroll around Nagasaki Peace Park. On the next day, step off the mainland to explore Hashima Island, then take in the views from Megane Bridge, then admire the natural beauty at Glover Garden, and finally examine the collection at Dejima.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Nagasaki sightseeing planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Nagasaki is an approximately 12.5-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 Kuala Lumpur to Nagasaki. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Kuala Lumpur in October, with highs in Nagasaki at 28°C and lows at 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Beppu.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Parks Nature Museums
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Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum
Glover Garden ©
Glover Garden
Mt. Inasa ©
Mt. Inasa

1
night
Beppu

Beppu ©
The resort town of Beppu puts the geothermal nature of the region to good use.
On the 23rd (Wed), gear up at Angel Kimono Rental Beppu, witness a stunning natural landmark at Umi Jigoku, then take in the natural beauty of Hells of Beppu, and finally soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Beppu trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Nagasaki to Beppu by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can catch the train to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Beppu

Outdoors Nature Parks
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Hells of Beppu ©
Hells of Beppu
Umi Jigoku ©
Umi Jigoku
Onsen Resorts

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.
On the 24th (Thu), let little ones run wild at Ohori Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dazaifu Temmangu, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tenkai Inari Shrine, and finally kick back and relax at Miyajihama Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Fri): browse the different shops at Tenjin Underground Shopping Center, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kushida Shrine, then explore the world behind art at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Nijino Matsubara.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Fukuoka trip planner .

Take a train from Beppu to Fukuoka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Fukuoka can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Kagoshima.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Dazaifu, Nijino Matsubara, Miyajihama Beach
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Ohori Park ©
Ohori Park
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Kushida Shrine ©
Kushida Shrine

3
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 26th (Sat): sample the tasty concoctions at Musogura, then get impressive views of Sakurajima, and then admire the masterpieces at Nagashima Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Meiji Restoration, brush up on your military savvy at Chiran Peace Museum, then indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, and finally head outdoors with JR Southernmost Nishioyama Station.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Kagoshima trip maker website .

Traveling by train from Fukuoka to Kagoshima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Kagoshima can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kagoshima

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Ibusuki, Chiran Peace Museum
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Sakurajima ©
Sakurajima
Sengan-en ©
Sengan-en
Chiran Peace Museum ©
Chiran Peace Museum

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