11 days in Kyushu Itinerary

11 days in Kyushu Itinerary

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11 days in Kyushu Itinerary

Start: Singapore
+2
Fly + Subway + Train:  11​h
1
Kagoshima
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h
2
Kumamoto
— 1 night
Train:  2​h 30​min
3
Beppu
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Nagasaki, Nagasaki Prefecture
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Fukuoka
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Singapore

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kagoshima: Ibusuki (Onsen Resorts & JR Southernmost Nishioyama Station), Kirishima (Kirishima Shrine & Kareigawa Station) and Chiran Peace Museum (in Minamikyushu). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the geological forces at Sakurajima, enjoy breathtaking views from Shiroyama Observatory, take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Meiji Restoration, and don't miss a visit to Sengan-en.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kagoshima trip maker tool .

Singapore, Singapore to Kagoshima is an approximately 11-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 Singapore to Kagoshima. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Singapore in January; daily highs in Kagoshima reach 11°C and lows reach 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Kumamoto.

Things to do in Kagoshima

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

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

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 11th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kato Shrine, explore the historical opulence of Kumamoto Castle, explore the world behind art at Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, then take in nature's colorful creations at Suizenji Jojuen Garden, then make a trip to Sl Hitoyoshi, and finally get engrossed in the history at Sakuranobaba Johsaien.

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You can take a train from Kagoshima to Kumamoto in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Kumamoto can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Beppu.

Things to do in Kumamoto

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Sl Hitoyoshi
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Kumamoto Castle ©
Kumamoto Castle
Suizenji Jojuen Garden ©
Suizenji Jojuen Garden
Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto ©
Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto

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 12th (Sun): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Oita Marine Palace Aquarium Umitamago, take in the natural beauty of Kamado Jigoku, take in the natural beauty of Hells of Beppu, then take in the natural beauty of Umi Jigoku, and finally indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Beppu day trip app .

You can take a train from Kumamoto to Beppu in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January in Beppu, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car 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
Onsen Resorts
Umi Jigoku ©
Umi Jigoku

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 13th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, walk around Nagasaki Peace Park, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Inasa, then examine the collection at Dejima, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Glover Garden. On the next day, take in the views from Megane Bridge, then steep yourself in history at Shinchi Chinatown, then head off the coast to Hashima Island, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catholic Church Hongouchi.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Nagasaki travel planning tool .

Getting from Beppu to Nagasaki by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Nagasaki can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Sasebo.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Glover Garden ©
Glover Garden
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum
Nagasaki Peace Park ©
Nagasaki Peace Park

1
night
Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture

Sasebo ©
With its U.S.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Yumihari and then get in on the family fun at Huis Ten Bosch.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Sasebo trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Nagasaki to Sasebo in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. January in Sasebo sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Sasebo

Theme Parks Nature Parks
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Huis Ten Bosch ©
Huis Ten Bosch

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): let the kids burn off some steam at Ohori Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Fukuoka Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dazaifu Temmangu, take in panoramic vistas at Komenoyama Obsevatory, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kushida Shrine, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Tenjin Underground Shopping Center. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum and then admire the striking features of Hakata Station.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Fukuoka using our trip planner.

Drive from Sasebo to Fukuoka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. January in Fukuoka sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Wildlife Fun & Games Parks

Side Trips

Komenoyama Obsevatory, Dazaifu Tenman-gu
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Ohori Park ©
Ohori Park
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Kushida Shrine ©
Kushida Shrine

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