11 days in Kyushu Itinerary

11 days in Kyushu Itinerary

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11 days in Kyushu Itinerary

Start: Hong Kong
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Fukuoka
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Beppu
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Kumamoto
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Miyazaki
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Kirishima
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
6
Kagoshima
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Hong Kong

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.
Marinoa City Fukuoka has been added to your itinerary.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Fukuoka trip planner .

Hong Kong, China to Fukuoka is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of train, ferry, and car. Traveling from Hong Kong to Fukuoka, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Hong Kong in September, with highs in Fukuoka at 32°C and lows at 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can take a train to Beppu.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Shopping
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Tenjin Underground Shopping Center ©
Marinoa City Fukuoka ©
Marinoa City Fukuoka
Fukuoka Yahuoku! Dome ©
Fukuoka Yahuoku! Dome

2
nights
Beppu

Beppu ©
The resort town of Beppu puts the geothermal nature of the region to good use.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Yunotsubo Kaido as well as Kokonoe Yume Otsurihashi Bridge. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kinrin and then take a stroll through Yunotsubo Kaido. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon): take some stellar pictures from Kokonoe Yume Otsurihashi Bridge, witness a stunning natural landmark at Umi Jigoku, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Hells of Beppu, then gear up at Angel Kimono Rental Beppu, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hachiman Asami Shrine.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Beppu trip planning website .

Traveling by train from Fukuoka to Beppu takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Beppu are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Kumamoto.

Things to do in Beppu

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Yufu, Kokonoe Yume Otsurihashi Bridge
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Lake Kinrin ©
Lake Kinrin
Hells of Beppu ©
Hells of Beppu
Umi Jigoku ©
Umi Jigoku

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.
You've now added Mt. Aso to your itinerary. On the 24th (Tue), get impressive views of Mt. Aso, don't miss a visit to Shimotori Shotengai, then make a trip to Kumamon Square, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kengun Shrine. On the next day, take in the pleasant sights at Kumamoto Castle, browse the range of quality goods at Tsuruya Department Store, then steep yourself in history at Yakumo Koizumi Old House in Kumamoto, and finally don't miss a visit to Sakuranobaba Josaien.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kumamoto trip planner .

You can take a train from Beppu to Kumamoto in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September in Kumamoto, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Miyazaki.

Things to do in Kumamoto

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Mt. Aso
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Kumamoto Castle ©
Kumamoto Castle
Mt. Aso ©
Mt. Aso
Kengun Shrine ©
Kengun Shrine

2
nights
Miyazaki

Miyazaki ©
Enjoying some of the warmest weather on Japan's main islands, Miyazaki thrived as a resort town in the 1980s, with hotels, beaches, and seafood restaurants galore.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Udo Shrine as well as Sunmesse Nichinan. Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Miyakoh Botanic Garden Aoshima, don't miss a visit to Aoshima Shrine, step off the mainland to explore Aoshima Island, get great views at Horikiri Pass, then don't miss a visit to Sunmesse Nichinan, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Udo Shrine.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Miyazaki trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Kumamoto to Miyazaki takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Miyazaki can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Kirishima.

Things to do in Miyazaki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nichinan
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Aoshima Island ©
Aoshima Island
Udo Shrine ©
Udo Shrine
Aoshima Shrine ©
Aoshima Shrine

1
night
Kirishima

Kirishima ©
The city of Kirishima, established in 2005 by the merging of several smaller towns, makes a popular base for exploring the volcanic mountain range of the surrounding national park.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Kareigawa Station, then admire the sheer force of Maruo Falls, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kirishima Shrine, and finally stop by Kirishima Onsen Market.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kirishima holiday planner .

Traveling by train from Miyazaki to Kirishima takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. September in Kirishima sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Kagoshima.

Things to do in Kirishima

Parks Nature Shopping
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Maruo Falls ©
Maruo Falls
Kirishima Shrine ©
Kirishima Shrine
Kirishima Onsen Market ©
Kirishima Onsen Market

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Aeon Mall Kagoshima as well as Sakurajima Visitor Center. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): buy something for everyone on your list at Aeon Mall Kagoshima, don't miss a visit to Kagoshima Chuo Station, then go for a walk through Sengan-en Garden, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Shiroyama Observatory. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get your bearings at Sakurajima Visitor Center, look for gifts at Yumeria, don't miss a visit to Tenmonkan, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at AMU PLAZA KAGOSHIMA.

To find other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kagoshima day trip planning tool .

You can take a train from Kirishima to Kagoshima in an hour. Another option is to drive. In September, daily temperatures in Kagoshima can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Kagoshima

Shopping Spas Historic Sites
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Aeon Mall Kagoshima ©
Aeon Mall Kagoshima
Sengan-en Garden ©
Sengan-en Garden
AMU PLAZA KAGOSHIMA ©
AMU PLAZA KAGOSHIMA

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