15 days in Kyushu Itinerary

15 days in Kyushu Itinerary

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Start: Singapore
Subway + Fly:  9 h
1
Fukuoka
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Nagasaki, Nagasaki Prefecture
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
4
Kagoshima
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  3 h 30 min
5
Yakushima-cho
— 2 nights
+3
Taxi + Fly + Subway + Train:  4 h 15 min
6
Kumamoto
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
7
Takachiho-cho
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
8
Beppu
— 1 night
+3
Train + Subway + Fly + Subway:  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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tenkai Inari Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dazaifu Tenman-gu, take in nature's colorful creations at Komyozen-ji Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tochoji Temple, then admire the landmark architecture of Hakata Station, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Tenjin Underground Shopping Center. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kushida Shrine, get your game on at Fukuro no Mise, Hakata, then get engrossed in the history at Hakatamachiya Furusatokan, then don't miss a visit to Fukuoka Tower, and finally go for a walk through Ohori Park.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Fukuoka trip builder.

Singapore, Singapore to Fukuoka is an approximately 9- hour combination of subway and flight. You can also do a combination of subway, flight, and train; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Singapore in February; daily highs in Fukuoka reach 12°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to Sasebo.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Dazaifu
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Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Kushida Shrine ©
Kushida Shrine
Ohori Park ©
Ohori Park

2
nights
Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture

Sasebo ©
With its U.S.
On the 14th (Sun), stroll through Kujukushima Pearl Sea Resort, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Kujukushima Aquarium Umikirara, and then get in on the family fun at Huis Ten Bosch. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Miuracho Catholic Church, enjoy breathtaking views from Ishidake Observatory, then make a trip to Tenkaiho, then browse the collection at Takeo City Library, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yutoku Inari Shrine.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Sasebo trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Fukuoka to Sasebo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February in Sasebo, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Sasebo

Theme Parks Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Yutoku Inari Shrine, Takeo City Library
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Huis Ten Bosch ©
Huis Ten Bosch
Yutoku Inari Shrine ©
Yutoku Inari Shrine
Ishidake Observatory ©
Ishidake Observatory

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 16th (Tue): appreciate the history behind Hypocenter of Atomic Bombing, get engrossed in the history at Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, stroll around Nagasaki Peace Park, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Inasa, then examine the collection at Dejima, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Glover Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: snap pictures at Megane Bridge, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sōfuku-ji Temple, and then head off the coast to Hashima Island.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Nagasaki tour itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Sasebo to Nagasaki in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Nagasaki are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can take a train to Kagoshima.

Things to do in Nagasaki

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

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 18th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Meiji Restoration, make a trip to Tenmonkan, then pause for some photo ops at Saigo Takamori Statue, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Shiroyama Observatory.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kagoshima trip itinerary maker website.

You can take a train from Nagasaki to Kagoshima in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Kagoshima

Museums
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Museum of the Meiji Restoration ©
Museum of the Meiji Restoration
Shiroyama Observatory ©
Shiroyama Observatory
Saigo Takamori Statue ©
Saigo Takamori Statue

2
nights
Yakushima-cho

Yakushima-cho ©
A popular destination for Japanese tourists, Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho is a true paradise for nature lovers, with over 1,900 species and subspecies of plants.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): make a trip to Taikoiwa, make a trip to Wilson Stump, explore the stunning scenery at Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley, then don't miss a visit to Jōmon Sugi, and finally look for gifts at Sugisho. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Yakusugi Land.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Yakushima-cho sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Kagoshima to Yakushima-cho in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Kagoshima in February; daily highs in Yakushima-cho reach 17°C and lows reach 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kumamoto.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Parks Nature Trails
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Yakusugi Land ©
Yakusugi Land
Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley ©
Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley
Taikoiwa ©
Taikoiwa

2
nights
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 21st (Sun): take a stroll around Kumamoto City International Center, pause for some photo ops at Kato Kiyomasa Statue, take an in-depth tour of Sakuranobaba Johsaien, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kato Shrine, then take in the pleasant sights at Kumamoto Castle, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Shimotori Shotengai.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kumamoto trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train from Yakushima-cho to Kumamoto in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and train. In February, Kumamoto is slightly colder than Yakushima-cho - with highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Takachiho-cho.

Things to do in Kumamoto

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Kumamoto Castle ©
Kumamoto Castle
Suizenji Jojuen Garden ©
Suizenji Jojuen Garden
Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto ©
Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto

1
night
Takachiho-cho

Takachiho-cho ©
The mountain town of Takachiho-cho remains a place of great importance to Japan's spiritual and natural heritage, and the point where these two things intersect.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Amanomanai and then take in the pleasant sights at Takachihokyo Passage.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Takachiho-cho sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Kumamoto to Takachiho-cho takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In February, daytime highs in Takachiho-cho are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Beppu.

Things to do in Takachiho-cho

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Takachiho Shrine ©
Takachiho Shrine
Takachiho Gorge ©
Takachiho Gorge
Amano Yasugawara ©
Amano Yasugawara

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night
Beppu

Beppu ©
The resort town of Beppu puts the geothermal nature of the region to good use.
On the 24th (Wed), make a trip to Jigokumushikobo Kannawa, witness a stunning natural landmark at Umi Jigoku, witness a stunning natural landmark at Hells of Beppu, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Takasakiyama Nature Zoo, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Oita Marine Palace Aquarium Umitamago.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Beppu day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Takachiho-cho to Beppu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In February in Beppu, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Beppu

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Oita
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Hells of Beppu ©
Hells of Beppu
Oita Marine Palace Aquarium Umitamago ©
Oita Marine Palace Aquarium Umitamago
Spas

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