7 days in Kyushu Itinerary

7 days in Kyushu Itinerary

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Make it your trip
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Yakushima-cho
— 1 night
Ferry
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Ibusuki
— 1 night
Drive
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Takachiho-cho
— 1 night
Drive
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Sasebo
— 1 night
Drive
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Fukuoka
— 1 night
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Yakushima-cho

— 1 night
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 20th (Sat): make a trip to Jōmon Sugi, then don't miss a visit to Wilson Stump, and then explore the stunning scenery at Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Yakusugi Land.

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Manila, Philippines to Yakushima-cho is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone changes from Philippine Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Manila in April; daily highs in Yakushima-cho reach 25°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can catch the ferry to Ibusuki.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 20 — 21:

Ibusuki

— 1 night
A coastal place of relaxation, Ibusuki stands as a hot spring resort on the southern tip of the peninsula.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Kaimondake, cruise along JR Southernmost Nishioyama Station, then indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, and finally examine the collection at Satsuma Denshokan.

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Traveling by ferry from Yakushima-cho to Ibusuki takes 3 hours. Traveling from Yakushima-cho in April, you will find days in Ibusuki are little chillier (21°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Takachiho-cho.

Things to do in Ibusuki

Parks · Nature · Spas · Baths
Find places to stay Apr 21 — 22:

Takachiho-cho

— 1 night
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 23rd (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Amano Yasugawara, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Amano Iwato Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Takachiho Shrine, then explore the stunning scenery at Takachiho Gorge, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Amanomanai, and finally don't miss a visit to Tochimata Tanada Rice Terrace.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Takachiho-cho trip builder.

You can drive from Ibusuki to Takachiho-cho in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Takachiho-cho when traveling from Ibusuki in April, with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Sasebo.

Things to do in Takachiho-cho

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Apr 22 — 23:

Sasebo

— 1 night
With its U.S.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): find something for the whole family at Huis Ten Bosch.

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Getting from Takachiho-cho to Sasebo by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. April in Sasebo sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Sasebo

Theme Parks
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 24:
Highlights from your trip

Fukuoka

— 1 night

City of Yatai

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 25th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Uminonakamichi Seaside Park, then explore the world behind art at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, and then admire the landmark architecture of Hakata Station.

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Getting from Sasebo to Fukuoka by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 25:

Kyushu travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Enthusiastic shutterbugs and lovers of all things picturesque often choose to tour Kyushu-Okinawa on one of the island's epic train trips, leading through a landscape shaped by thousands of years of volcanic activity. With mild winters, warm summers, and plenty of developed beaches, the region offers a wealth of marine sports and recreation. Those with relaxation on their mind take a vacation in Kyushu-Okinawa for a chance to explore some of Japan's finest onsens, in which pristine nature meets modern amenities for an unforgettable tourist experience.