Kyushu 11 Days Itinerary-A

Summary

  • Start
    Fukuoka Airport or Hakata Station
  • Finish
    Fukuoka Airport or Hakata Station
  • Mileage
    Total 1730km
    160km per day
  • Travel Pace
    Normal
  • Onsen Stay
    Max.6 nights
  • Recommended Seasons
    All year round

This itinerary takes 11 days to circle the whole of Kyushu island and Yamaguchi area of the main island.
By staying consecutive nights in 4 cities and standard daily mileage, you can travel at a pace that is not too rushed.

 

Fukuoka-Shimonoseki(Sample)

Start : Fukuoka (福岡)
Finish : Shimonoseki (下関)
Mileage:130km
Travel Pace: Normal

On this day, you will head from Fukuoka to Shimonoseki.
Please understand that across the Kanmon Straits, Shimonoseki(下関) is on the north side and Moji(門司港) is on the south side.

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1

Rental car branch at Fukuoka airport or Hakata Station

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9:00
The driving distance planned for this day is 130km, which is a relatively relaxing drive. However, if your departure time is late, such as leaving in the afternoon, adjust your schedule by taking the expressway or skipping some spots.




30min

2

Nanzoin Big Buddha-南蔵院

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The huge reclining Buddha statue in Nanzoin.

9:30
The first destination is Nanzoin Temple, home to the huge reclining Buddha statue, which is 41m long, 11m high, and weighs 300 tons, making it one of the largest bronze statues in the world.




40min

3

Miyajidake Shrine-宮地嶽神社

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Beautiful view all the way to the sea.

11:30
Next, you will visit Miyajidake Shrine, which has a beautiful view all the way to the sea.

Also, here are the three largest ones in Japan, so be sure to enjoy them as well.
1) A large Shimenawa(a sacred Shinto rope of rice straw) with a diameter of 2.6 meters, a length of 11 meters, and a weight of 3 tons.
2) Large drum with a diameter of 2.2 meters
3) A large copper bell weighing 450 kg

A large Shimenawa




70min

4

Mojiko Port Retro Area-門司港レトロ

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Mojiko Retro

13:30
The next stop, Mojiko Retro, is a long way away, so please use the expressway (E3). This area is lined with old Western-style buildings, including the former Mitsui Club, where Einstein stayed, and you can enjoy the beautiful scenery. For lunch, Mojiko’s famous grilled curry(Yaki curry-焼きカレー) is recommended.




10min

5

Kanmonkyo Bridge(Mekari Daini Observatory)-関門橋(和布刈第二展望台) 

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Kanmonkyo Bridge seen from Mekari Daini Observatory.

15:30

The highlight of the day is Mojiko Port and Shimonoseki, located across the Kanmon Strait. Please head to [Mekari Daini Observatory] on the Mojiko Port side. Unknown to most travelers, this observation deck, accessible only by car, is the best spot to view the Kanmon Bridge and the Kanmon Straits!




25min

6

Inn in Shimonoseki

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If you have time after checking in to the hotel, one option is to go to Mt. Sarakurayama Observatory. You can enjoy a wonderful night view overlooking Kitakyushu. However, please note that it is a little far away and takes 30 minutes from Mojiko by expressway.

A wonderful night view from Mt. Sarakurayama Observatory.




If you’re traveling in spring or fall, you might want to stop by Kawachi Fuji Garden. This place is famous for its wisteria (mid-April to early May) and autumn leaves (mid-November to early December).

Kawachi Fuji (wisteria) Garden

Also, if you are traveling with children, we recommend Uminonakamichi Seaside Park. There are many facilities that children will enjoy.

Uminonakamichi Seaside Park
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Where to stay in Shimonoseki

On this day, you will stay in either Shimonoseki city or Mojiko. Shimonoseki is on the north side across the Kanmon Straits and Mojiko is on the south side. It is 10km and takes about 20min.

  • Inn Type
    Most of these inns are 3 to 4-star western-style hotels.
  • Parking
    Some inns have official parking but in addition to the accommodation fee, the parking lot fee will be charged separately.
  • Onsen
    Most of the inns in the two towns don’t have onsens.
  • Meal Plan Reservations
    There are some restaurants around the hotel for dinner. If you plan to have breakfast at the market the next morning, it is good idea to book with no meals.

 

Shimonoseki – Shimonoseki🔒

Start : Shimonoseki (下関)
Finish : Shimonoseki (下関)
Mileage:190km
Travel Pace: Fast

This day is the day between two consecutive nights in Shimonoseki.
On this day, you will depart from Shimonoseki, visit the main tourist spots in Yamaguchi Prefecture, and return to Shimonoseki.

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Inn in Shimonoseki

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9:00
The distance covered on this day is 190km, which is a bit of a long drive, so please use the expressway as much as possible.




60min

2

Akiyoshido Limestone Cave- 秋芳洞

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Hyakumaizara (100 plates) which is the biggest highlight in Akiyoshido

10:00
The first destination of the day is ”Akiyoshido Limestone Cave”. There aren’t many sightseeing spots up to this point, so please use the expressway (E2A).

Akiyoshido Map

At Akiyoshido, you have several walking options, but we recommend entering from the Kurotani Entrance and walking to the Akiyoshido Exit. There is a visitor center about 300 meters further from Akiyoshido Exit, so we recommend taking a taxi from the taxi stand next to it to return to the parking lot near Kurotani Entrance. Of course, if you want to go around the cave, you can walk back to the Kurotani Entrance.




10min

3

Chojagamori parking lot – 長者ヶ森駐車場

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Comfortable drive on the Akiyoshidai Karst Plateau.

11:40
Next, you will head to Chojagamori parking lot. This area is known as the Akiyoshidai Karst Plateau. Drive slowly and enjoy the scenery. We especially recommend the approximately 3km road from Akiyoshido to Chojagamori parking lot.




40min

4

Roadside Station Senza Kitchen -道の駅センザキッチン

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12:40
Next, you will head to “Roadside Station Senza Kitchen” located at the entrance of Omi Island. This is a large roadside station, and the Omi Island sightseeing boat departs from here. If you don’t have time, you can enjoy lunch here, but if you have time, we recommend lunch at the next Senjojiki Country Kitchen.




30min

5

Senjojiki Country Kitchen-千畳敷カントリーキッチン

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Beautiful scenery of Senjojiki

13:40
Next, enjoy lunch at ”Senjojiki Country Kitchen”. If the weather is nice, we recommend having lunch on the terrace while looking out at the Sea of Japan.

Inside of Senjojiki Country Kitchen




10min

6

Motonosumi Inari Shrine-元乃隅稲成神社

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many vermilion torii gates line up facing the sea

14:30

After enjoying lunch, head to ”Motonosumi Inari Shrine”, where many vermilion torii gates line up facing the sea. It is a popular spot that looks great on SNS.




40min

7

Tsunoshima Ohashi Bridge-角島大橋

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Tsunoshima Ohashi Bridge that looks great on SNS

16:00
The next destination is “Tsunoshima Ohashi Bridge“, which has also become famous on social media. This bridge, with its white sandy beach and cobalt blue ocean in the background, is a must-see as often seen in TV commercials.




30min

8

Fukutoku Inari Shrine-福徳稲荷神社

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Fukutoku Inari Shrine is an undiscovered shrine with a spectacular view

17:00

The last stop of the day is “Fukutoku Inari Shrine“. A shrine known for its vermilion large torii gate and 1,000 torii gates. From the hill, you can see the sea and surrounding islands.
(This shrine has strict rules for taking photos, so please be careful not to take photos from the front of the shrine or with your back to the shrine.)




45min

9

Inn in Shimonoseki

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If you have time after checking in to the hotel, one option is to go to Mt. Sarakurayama Observatory. You can enjoy a wonderful night view overlooking Kitakyushu. However, please note that it is a little far away and takes 30min from Shimonoseki by expressway.

A wonderful night view from Mt. Sarakurayama Observatory.




Driving Map For The Day

The driving map will show an additional 10-20 spots for the day! You will travel only to your favorite spots.
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Where to stay in Shimonoseki

On this day, you will stay in either Shimonoseki city or Mojiko. Shimonoseki is on the north side across the Kanmon Straits and Mojiko is on the south side. It is 10km and takes about 20min.

  • Inn Type
    Most of these inns are 3 to 4-star western-style hotels.
  • Parking
    Some inns have official parking but in addition to the accommodation fee, the parking lot fee will be charged separately.
  • Onsen
    Most of the inns in the two towns don’t have onsens.
  • Meal Plan Reservations
    There are some restaurants around the hotel for dinner. If you plan to have breakfast at the market the next morning, it is good idea to book with no meals.

 

Shimonoseki – Yufuin/Beppu🔒

Start : Shimonoseki (下関)
Finish : Yufuin(湯布院) or Beppu(別府)
Mileage:180km
Travel Pace: Fast

On this day, you will head from Shimonoseki to the famous Onsen resort town of Yufuin or Beppu.
Because of the long driving distances and because the stores in Yufuin and Beppu Hell close at 5:00 p.m., try to take the expressway as much as possible.

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Inn in Shimonoseki

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8:00
You can have breakfast at the hotel, but we recommend having it at Karato Market. Some restaurants in the market open from 6 am.

Karato Market and Kamon Wharf are located next to each other and you can walk.




10min

2

Karato Market&Kamon Wharf-唐戸市場&カモンワーフ

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“Fugu (Pufferfish)” sashimi dish. It is also very tasty for grilled, deep-fried, or cooked in a pot.

8:10
The first destination for the day is “Karato Market & Kamon Wharf”. Kamon Wharf, located next to the fish market named Karato Market, serves delicious dishes made with fresh fish. Especially recommended is the famous “Fugu (Pufferfish)” from Shimonoseki.




50min

3

Hiraodai-平尾台

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Hiraodai is one of Japan’s most representative karst plateaus.

9:40
Next, you will head to Hiraodai, which is one of Japan’s most representative karst plateaus, with many scattered pieces of pure white limestone reminiscent of a flock of sheep playing in a grassy field, and has been designated as a natural monument along with underground limestone caves.

However, most of the stores in Yufuin and Beppu Hell close at 5:00 p.m., so if you are in a hurry, you can consider skipping Hiraodai.




50min

4

Chicken House Nakatsu main store (lunch)-チキンハウス 中津本店

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11:00

Next, you will head to Chicken House Nakatsu main store for early lunch which is one of the most well-known Karaage restaurant in Nakatsu city.

Nakatsu is the most famous town in Japan for its “Karaage (Japanese style fried chicken)”, and there is an episode about KFC, which twice expanded into the area but had to pull out due to lack of sales growth.
You can check MAPCODE for recommended local Karaage shops on the day-by-day Driving Map.

Nakatsu Karaage is the best in all of Japan




60min

If you’re planning to stay in Beppu tonight, follow this itinerary and head to Yufuin after lunch. If you are planning to stay in Yufuin tonight, please head to Beppu first after lunch and then to Yufuin. This is required in order to visit all recommended sites by 17:00 on the same day.

If you stay in Yufuin or Beppu for 2 nights, it is OK to travel at a more relaxed pace.

5

Yufuin Yunotsubo Street-湯布院湯の坪街道

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The main street, Yufuin Yunotsubo Kaido, can be strolled for about 2 hours.

12:45
Once you arrive in Yufuin, we recommend strolling along the Yufuin Yunotsubo Kaido (Yufuin Yunotsubo Avenue), lined with souvenir stores and cute little sweet stores. Enjoy eating and walking to Kinrin-ko Lake at the road’s eastern end.

Lake Kinrin is located at the western end of Yunotsubo Avenue

Another highlight of the day, the “Beppu Jigoku Hells”, will close at 17:00. If you wish to visit it, leave Yufuin by 2:30 p.m. at the latest.




30min

It is a 25-km, 30-minute drive from Yufuin to Beppu. The drive through the foot of Mt. Yufudake is exhilarating.

Yufuin to Beppu through the foot of Mt.Yufu

6

Beppu Jigoku Hells-べっぷ地獄めぐり

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14:30

“Beppu Jigoku Hells” symbolizes onsen town Beppu, where hot water of various colors boils over! The seven hells are divided into two main areas as follows, about 3 km or 10 minutes by car. Five of the seven hells are within walking distance.
Each area can be explored on foot.
Be aware that all Jigoku closes at 17:00.

The 7 Jigoku are divided into two areas
Kannawa District(5 Jigokus)
Umi-Jigoku(Sea Hell), one of the seven Beppu Jigoku Hells

There is big free parking at Umi Jigoku. You can park there and visit 5 Jigoku on foot.

●Umi Jigoku-海地獄
Time required: 30 min
●Oniishibozu Jigoku‐鬼石坊主地獄
Time required:15 min
●Kamado Jigoku‐かまど地獄
Time required: 20 min
10min walking from Umi Jigoku or MC: 46 522 481.
●Oniyama Jigoku-鬼山地獄
Time required: 10 min
●Shiraike Jigoku‐白池地獄
Time required: 10 min

Shibaseki District(2 Jigokus)
Chinoie Jigoku means “Pond of Blood”. 10 minutes from Umi Jigoku by car.

You can park at Chinoike Jigoku. Tatsumaki Jigoku is located right next door and you can visit on foot.

●Chinoike Jigoku-血の池地獄
Time required: 15 min
●Tatsumaki Jigoku-龍巻地獄
Time required: It is a geyser that erupts once every 30 to 40 minutes. This means that you will have to wait up to 40 minutes.

Beppu Jigoku Hells Official



15min

6

Inn in Yufuin or Beppu

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If you are traveling during cherry blossom season, we recommend going to Oita River Cherry Blossom. The Yufuin Nature Promenade along the Oita River is decorated with cherry blossoms and rape blossoms, with Mt. Yufu in the background. Usually, the best time to see cherry blossoms is around early April.

Cherry blossoms and rape blossoms along the Oita River.

If you are traveling with kids, Harmony Land is the place for you. It is a Sanrio character park with attractions such as Hello Kitty and My Melody.

Driving Map For The Day

The driving map will show an additional 10-20 spots for the day! You will travel only to your favorite spots.
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Where to stay in Yufuin or Beppu

On this day, you will stay in either Yufuin town or Beppu city. It is 20km long and takes about 30 minutes. Both of them are nationally famous Onsen areas.

①Yufuin(湯布院)
Yufuin is small but has many luxury Onsen Ryokans.

  • Inn Type
    Most of these inns are 4 to 5-star Japanese-style Ryokans with Onsen facilities.
  • Parking
    Most inns will offer free parking.
  • Onsen
    This town is famous for Onsens and most of the inns have one.
  • Meal Plan Reservations
    There are a few restaurants in this area, so be sure to make a reservation with a plan that includes dinner and breakfast.

②Beppu(別府)
Beppu is a Bigger City and has More Inexpensive Inns.

  • Inn Type
    Most of these inns are 3 to 5-star Japanese-style Ryokans with Onsen facilities.
  • Parking
    Most inns have official parking but in addition to the accommodation fee, the parking lot fee will be charged separately.
  • Onsen
    Beppu is famous for Onsens and most of the inns have one.
  • Meal Plan Reservations
    As many restaurants are open till midnight, it is recommended to book your inns with breakfast only or without meals.

 

Yufuin/Beppu – Aso🔒

Start:Yufuin(湯布院) or Beppu(別府)
Finish:
Aso(阿蘇)
Mileage:
140km
Travel Pace:
Normal

On this day, you will head from Yufuin/Beppu to Aso.
The driving distance is about 140 km. This is a day where you can enjoy three of Kyushu’s most spectacular driving roads.

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9:00
Because there are so many pots to see, we recommend leaving by 8-9 am if you want to travel without rushing.
If you are staying in Beppu, go to the “Yukemuri Observatory” first, and you will see the typical Beppu scene of steam rising.

Beppu’s little-known spot, Yukemuri Observation Deck, can be enjoyed only by car.




60min

2

Kokonoe Suspension Bridge-九重夢大吊橋

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The Kokonoe Yume Suspension Bridge in the autumn leaves is breathtaking (autumn leaves: late October to mid-November).

10:20
The first destination is the Kokonoe Suspension Bridge. It is the highest suspension bridge for pedestrians in Japan and is a must-see, especially during the season of fresh green leaves and autumn foliage.




40min

Head south on the Yamanami Highway, the third most popular driving route in Japan. On the way, you can enjoy a fresh yogurt drink at a ranch and a 1km walk in the marshland at Chojabaru. Please refer to the driving map.
Note that Yamanami Highway is a nickname and is actually a public road, not an expressway.

Yamanami Highway is ranked No. 3 in Japan in Bike Magazine’s Touring Course Ranking

3

Kurokawa Onsen town-黒川温泉

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Kurokawa Onsen I recommend the cream puffs at Patisserie Roku and curry at Warokuya.

12:00
Kurokawa Onsen is a great place for lunch. There are nice curry shops and excellent cream puffs. This spot is also very crowded on holidays. Beyond Kurokawa Onsen, there are a number of soba noodle shops called Oguni Soba Road, which is also recommended. Please refer to the driving map.




35min

4

Nishiyunouraenchi Observatory-西湯浦園地展望所

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Nishiyunoura Observatory, the most beautiful spot in Aso, is along Milk Road.

14:15
Further south down the Yamanami Highway is the “Nishiyunouraenchi Observatory”. Although not very famous, this is Drive Japan’s best lookout point overlooking the Mt.Aso caldera.




10min

The “Milk Road” from Nishiyunouraenchi Observatory to Daikanbo is the most spectacular road of this road trip, passing by the edge of the caldera of Mt.Aso. The most pleasant drive will make you want to scream, and it will surely be a memory you will cherish forever.

The drive along Aso Milk Road will surely be memorable!

5

Daikanbo Observatory-大観峰

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the outer rim of a crater Mt.Aso seen from Daikanbo. The best driving course in Japan.

14:45
This is the most famous observatory in the Mt.Aso caldera. Enjoy a 1 km round trip walk on the plateau from the parking lot to the observatory.




30min

6

Mt.Aso(Kusasenri)-草千里

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Aso Panorama Line

16:15
If you still have time, head to “Kusasenri” on Mt. Aso.
Panorama Line Road, which was ranked No. 1 in Japan in a motorcycle magazine, will greet you with the sight of vast grasslands.

Kusasenri on Mt. Aso. The view from the observation deck behind the restrooms is recommended.

If there are no restrictions on volcanic gases, you can visit the crater. You can take the Aso Park toll road (800 yen) to the parking lot next to the crater.
Please check current restrictions before your visit.

Mt.Aso Nakadake Crater. If there are no restrictions on volcanic gases, you can visit the crater.

Information on restrictions for the Aso Volcano Center



30min

There are also flower gardens such as “Gandhi Farm” and “Kujyu Flower Park” on this day. If you are traveling during the best time for flowers, give priority to this area.

Tulips at Kujyuu Flower Park (late April)

7

Inn in Aso

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Driving Map For the Day🔒

The driving map will show additional 10-20 hidden gems and local restaurants for the day!
You can travel freely, choosing only the spots you like!
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Where to stay in Aso

Aso town is a small town located inside the vast caldera of Mt.Aso. The inns are spread over a wide area around Mt. Aso.

  • Inn Type
    There are a variety of inns from 3-star western-style hotels to 5-star Japanese Ryokans. Please book at your preferred type of inn.
  • Parking
    Most inns will offer free parking.
  • Onsen
    Some luxury Ryokans have Onsen.
  • Meal Plan Reservations
    Aso is a rural area and there are few restaurants. Be sure to make a reservation with a plan that includes dinner and breakfast.

 

Aso – Aso🔒

Start: Aso(阿蘇)
Finish: Aso(阿蘇)
Mileage:90km
Travel Pace: Relax

Today, you will enjoy a day trip around Mt.Aso as you will be staying in Aso for consecutive nights.
The driving distance will vary depending on the destination, but in the case of the recommended round trip to Kikuchi Gorge, it will be about 90 km.

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10:00
Due to the short driving distance, it is okay to depart at a leisurely pace.
However, if you did not visit ”Mt.Aso Nakadake Crater” and “Kusasenri” yesterday, leave early and go there first.

Kusasenri on Mt. Aso. The view from the observation deck behind the restrooms is recommended.
Mt.Aso Nakadake Crater. If there are no restrictions on volcanic gases, you can visit the crater.




10min

2

Fruits Kingdom Couples (Fruit picking) – 果実の国カップルズ

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Strawberry picking at Fruits Kingdom Couples

10:10
Your first stop of the day is Fruits Kingdom Couples. You can pick fruit all year round while looking out at the majestic Mt. Aso.




40min

3

Oshitoishi Hill-押戸石の丘

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Oshitoishi Hill (出展:熊本県観光連盟公式ホームページ Source: Kumamoto Prefecture Tourism Federation official website)

12:20
Next, you will head to Oshitoishi Hill which is said that it was a place of prayer for ancient people.
There are many artificially arranged stones scattered, such as a ”giant rock” in the shape of a pyramid, a ”mirror stone” inscribed with Sumerian characters, and a ”scissor stone” that is said to have served as a sundial.




30min

4

Kikuchi Gorge-菊池渓谷

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Stunning views of the Kikuchi Gorge mountain stream

14:00
You will then head to Kikuchi Gorge, the highlight of the day. The mountain streams create various rapids and waterfalls, and the scenery is truly spectacular. You can enjoy the beautiful scenery in all four seasons, with fresh greenery in spring, a natural cooler in summer, and autumn leaves in fall.

Kikuchi gorge in Autumn (End Oct-Mid Nov)




20min

5

Great scenic location on Milk Road-ミルクロード

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Beautiful scenery of Milk Road (出展:あそログ Source: Asolog)

15:30
Milk Road, known for its spectacular views, is located on the way from Kikuchi Gorge to Sugi Bee Garden. The scenery is truly spectacular, so stop your car and enjoy the scenery.




20min

6

Sugi Bee Garden Aso Farm Store -杉養蜂園みつばち牧場

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Sugi Bee Garden(出展:杉養蜂園みつばち牧場公式ホームページ Source: Sugi Bee Garden Honey Farm Official Homepage)

16:10
Your last destination for the day is Sugi Bee Garden, Japan’s largest beekeeping company with over 70 years of history, but this is a special store with an actual apiary in the back. You can enjoy an overwhelming selection of products and bee soft serve ice cream more than any other store.
This place closes at 17:00, so be careful of the time.




20min

There are some cherry blossom viewing spots along the route on this day. If you visit during the cherry blossom season, please refer to the driving map.

7

Inn in Aso

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Please return to the same inn in Aso as the previous day.




Driving Map For The Day

The driving map will show an additional 10-20 spots for the day! You will travel only to your favorite spots.
Check pin color and MAPCODE usage.

Where to stay in Aso

Aso town is a small town located inside the vast caldera of Mt.Aso. The inns are spread over a wide area around Mt. Aso.

  • Inn Type
    There are a variety of inns from 3-star western-style hotels to 5-star Japanese Ryokans. Please book at your preferred type of inn.
  • Parking
    Most inns will offer free parking.
  • Onsen
    Some luxury Ryokans have Onsen.
  • Meal Plan Reservations
    Aso is a rural area and there are few restaurants. Be sure to make a reservation with a plan that includes dinner and breakfast.

 

Aso – Miyazaki🔒

Start: Aso(阿蘇)
Finish: Miyazaki(宮崎)
Mileage:210km
Travel Pace: Fast

The driving distance on this day is very long, approximately 210 km.
The second half of that 70 km will be on the expressway.

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Inn in Aso

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9:00
This is a long drive on this day, so if you want to travel without rushing, we recommend leaving by 8-9 am.




75min

2

Takachiho Gorge-高千穂峡

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Takachiho Gorge is an unexplored region that you should visit at least once in your life.

11:15
First, let’s move on at once to visit “Takachiho Gorge”. It is one of the most beautiful gorges all over Japan and one of the most recommended spots on this entire road trip.
Boat rentals are very popular and sometimes crowded, but highly recommended!




10min

There are not many restaurants in Takachiho, but please refer to the driving map for recommended soba restaurants and Takachiho beef restaurants.

soba

3

Amanoiwato Shrine-天岩戸神社

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Mysterious Amanoyashu-Kawara is a 10-minute walk from Amanoiwato Shrine

12:45
10km away from Takachiho Gorge, the “Amanoiwato Shrine” is also recommended. A 10-minute walk along a riverside path called “Amanoyasukawara” will lead you to a fantastic torii gate in a cave.
After that, drive east toward the ocean. The long drive after lunch will make you sleepy, so take a break at one of the roadside stations along the way.




80min

4

Umagase-馬ヶ背

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The amazingly narrow cape Umagase. The “Sea of Kuruzu” is right next to it.

15:00
“Umagasa” is a long, narrow cape jutting out into the Pacific Ocean, offering a panoramic view.
“The Sea of Cross”, a lookout point where the sea looks like a cross, is also close by and should be visited together.

The Sea of Kurus, where wishes come true, can be set up with Umagase.

It is 80 km from Miyazaki. There are not many spots in between, so you can take the expressway (E10) all the way.




80min

The Saitobaru Kofun, located before Miyazaki City, is one of the best flower spots in Kyushu. Especially the cherry blossoms and rape blossoms in spring, sunflowers in summer, and cosmos in fall makes this spot a must-see! If you are traveling during the best time for flowers, give priority to this area.

Spring in Saitobaru Kofun (cherry blossoms and rape blossoms: late March – early April)
Summer in Saitobaru Kofun (sunflowers: mid-July to late July)
Autumn in Saitobaru Kofun (cosmos: late October – early November)

5

Inn in Miyazaki

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Rest early because the next day will be another long drive.




Driving Map For the Day🔒

The driving map will show additional 10-20 sightseeing spots and local restaurants for the day!
You can travel freely, choosing only the spots you like!
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Where to stay in Miyazaki

On this day, you will stay in Miyazaki city(宮崎). The inns are concentrated on the west side of Miyazaki station. “Nishitachi(ニシタチ)” area is downtown of the city and convenient for dinner.
Additionally, there is “Sheraton Grande Ocean Resort” by far the largest hotel in the city, with 700 rooms. If you are looking for a relaxing stay, this is also a good choice.

  • Inn Type
    Most of these inns are 3 to 4-star western-style hotels.
  • Parking
    Some inns have official parking but in addition to the accommodation fee, the parking lot fee will be charged separately.
  • Onsen
    There is no Onsen in this town. If you would like to enjoy an Onsen, “Sheraton” is recommended.
  • Meal Plan Reservations
    As many restaurants are open till midnight, it is recommended to book your inns with breakfast only or without meals.

 

Miyazaki – Kagoshima🔒

Start :Miyazaki(宮崎)
Finish:Kagoshima(鹿児島)
Mileage:
200km
Travel Pace:
Fast

On this day, you will go from Miyazaki to Kagoshima.
The driving distance on this day is very long, approximately 200 km.

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9:00
Because of the long driving and many attractive spots along the route, we recommend that you leave by 8-9 am.




30min

2

Aoshima Island-青島 鬼の洗濯板

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Aoshima Island, Demon’s Washboard

9:30
The first destination is Aoshima Island, one of Miyazaki’s most popular tourist destinations. You can walk around the island with its unique scenery, called “Oni no Sentakuita” (washing board of demons).




30min

From Aoshima, head south along the Pacific Ocean. From the Horikiri Pass, the “Nichinan Phoenix Road” is a scenic driving course. The drive along the coastline where palm trees grow along the precipitous cliffs is the best way to feel the tropical area of Miyazaki.

Roadside Station Phoenix along Miyazaki’s best driving route, Nichinan Coast

3

Udo Shrine-鵜戸神宮

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Udo Jingu Shrine stands in a cave on a precipitous cliff. I cannot believe my eyes.

11:00
Heading south along the Nichinan coastline, you will arrive at [Udo Jingu Shrine].
The shrine is located in an incredible place in a cave between steep cliffs, and the contrast between the blue of the sea and the red of the shrine is magnificent. The shrine is dedicated to Emperor Jinmu, the first emperor in Japanese mythology, and is especially blessed with children.




110min

For lunch, grilled meat is recommended in Miyakonojo City, which produces the largest amount of meat in Japan, but if you are short on time, Miyazaki’s specialty, “Chicken Nanban(チキン南蛮)”, is also recommended at the roadside station along the way. Please refer to the driving map.

Yakiniku BBQ

4

Sekinoo Falls-関之尾の滝 甌穴群

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Sekinoo Falls, famous for Ohketsugun

15:00
After lunch, you will visit “Sekinoo Falls”.
You can take a 30-minute walk along the river with its mysterious scenery of waterfalls and potholes.




30min

5

Kirishima Shrine-霧島神宮

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Kirishima Jingu Shrine with beautiful vermilion shrine pavilions

16:30
The final destination is Kirishima Jingu Shrine, which was built over 1,000 years ago. The shrine is especially beautiful during the season of fresh green leaves and autumn foliage.

Since there are few tourist attractions from Kirishima to Kagoshima, it is recommended to drive on the expressway (E3).




6

Inn in Kagoshima

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Driving Map For the Day🔒

The driving map will show additional 10-20 sightseeing spots and local restaurants for the day!
You can travel freely, choosing only the spots you like!
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Where to stay in Kagoshima

On this day, you will stay in Kagoshima city(鹿児島). The inns are concentrated around “Kagoshima Chuo station” and the downtown “Tenmonkan(天文館)” area.

  • Inn Type
    Most of these inns are 3 to 5-star western-style hotels.
  • Parking
    Some inns have official parking but in addition to the accommodation fee, the parking lot fee will be charged separately.
  • Onsen
    Most inns don’t have Onsens. If you would like to enjoy it, “Shiroyama hotel”, one of Kagoshima’s most prestigious hotels is recommended.
  • Meal Plan Reservations
    As many restaurants are open till midnight, it is recommended to book your inns with breakfast only or without meals.

 

Kagoshima – Kagoshima🔒

Start : Kagoshima(鹿児島)
Finish: Kagoshima(鹿児島)
Mileage:120km
Travel Pace: Relaxing

This will be a day trip from Kagoshima as you will be staying in Kagoshima for a couple of nights.
The distance traveled is only about 120 km, so we can travel at a relaxed pace.

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10:00
You can leave slowly today.




20min

2

Shiroyama Park Observation Deck-城山公園展望台

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Sakurajima seen from Shiroyama Park Observatory

10:20
First, let’s head to the Shiroyama Park Observatory.
This is the most Kagoshima-like place with a panoramic view of the city of Kagoshima and Sakurajima.




15min

3

Senganen Garden-仙巌園

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Sengan-en Garden is one of the most popular sightseeing spots in Kagoshima.

11:00
Afterward, visit Senganen Garden, another one of Kagoshima’s most popular tourist attractions. It is the residence of the Shimazu family, which contributed greatly to the modernization of Japan, and from the garden, you can enjoy a majestic view of Sakurajima, an active volcano.




10min

4

Sakurajima Ferry-桜島フェリー

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Sakurajima Ferry is a must-see when you come to Kagoshima. 1 service every 15 minutes.

12:40
After that, you will take another highlight of Kagoshima, the “Sakurajima Ferry”, to Sakurajima.
From “Kagoshima Ferry Terminal” to “Sakurajima Ferry Terminal”, you can enjoy a 15-minute cruise while viewing Sakurajima. During the daytime, the ferry runs almost every 15 minutes, and reservations are not required. The standing udon noodles on board are also famous.




15min

4

Okan-味処桜勘

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Kampachi that leaves you speechless. Ajidokoro Ohukan. I want to go to Kagoshima just for this.

13:30

When you arrive at Sakurajima, head for the restaurant of the day.
The restaurant “Okan” is owned by a fisherman and serves only the freshest Kanpachi(greater amberjack). The sashimi, boiled fish, and grilled fish are truly exquisite, and some customers even eat two meals by themselves.




40min

Near this restaurant, there are  [Tarumizu 1000 Ginkgo park]
If you are traveling from End Nov-Beg Dec, we strongly recommend visiting.

Tarumi Senbon Ginkgo Garden, created by a couple (late November)

5

Tsubobatake-坂元のくろず壺畑情報館

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Tsubobatake with hundreds of pots for black vinegar

15:00
After lunch, you will drive north along Kagoshima Bay.
Tsubobatake produces black vinegar using a traditional method that has been in use for over 200 years. Tsubobatake means “field of pots,” and hundreds of pots of black vinegar are lined up like a farm.




20min

6

Kokubushiroyama Park-国分城山公園

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Kinko Bay and Sakurajima seen from Kokubu Shiroyama Park at dusk

16:00
Driving further north, you will find Kokubu Shiroyama Park. It is an excellent photo spot with a view of Kirishima City, Kagoshima Bay, and Sakurajima, which rises in the background, as well as beautiful sunsets.
There are no attractions from here to the city of Kagoshima, so we recommend taking the expressway.




60min

If you are interested in history, it is also recommended the “Chiran Samurai Residence” and the “Chiran Peace Museum for Kamikaze Pilots”, are also worth seeing.

Chiran Samurai house district
Pilots on Kamikaze suicide attack(Chiran Peace Museum)

7

Inn in Kagoshima

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Let’s go back to the same inn as yesterday.




[ For those who choose Kagoshima goal one-way road trip itinerary ]
Refuel and then return the car to the rental car branch.
If you are using Kagoshima Airport, please be careful that the airport is about 40 km or 1 hour away from Kagoshima City.
Please use the MAPCODE on the driving map for the rental car branches and gas stations to Kagoshima Chuo Station and Kagoshima Airport.

Driving Map For the Day🔒

The driving map will show additional 10-20 sightseeing spots and local restaurants for the day!
You can travel freely, choosing only the spots you like!
Check pin color and MAPCODE usage.

Where to stay in Kagoshima(Same as yesterday)

On this day, you will stay in Kagoshima city(鹿児島). The inns are concentrated around “Kagoshima Chuo station” and the downtown “Tenmonkan(天文館)” area.

  • Inn Type
    Most of these inns are 3 to 5-star western-style hotels.
  • Parking
    Some inns have official parking but in addition to the accommodation fee, the parking lot fee will be charged separately.
  • Onsen
    Most inns don’t have Onsens. If you would like to enjoy it, “Shiroyama hotel”, one of Kagoshima’s most prestigious hotels is recommended.
  • Meal Plan Reservations
    As many restaurants are open till midnight, it is recommended to book your inns with breakfast only or without meals.

 

Kagoshima – Kumamoto🔒

Start: Kagoshima(鹿児島)
Finish : Kumamoto(熊本)
Mileage:200km
Travel Pace: Fast

On this day, you will head from Kagoshima to Kumamoto.
The driving distance on this day is very long, approximately 200 km.

Recommended Itinerary

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9:00
Because of the long driving, we recommend you to leave by 8-9 am if you want to travel without rushing.
If you have not already been, you should first visit Senganen Garden, one of Kagoshima’s most famous tourist attractions. It is the residence of the Shimazu family, who contributed greatly to the modernization of Japan, and from the garden, you can enjoy a majestic view of Sakurajima.

Sengan-en Garden is one of the most popular sightseeing spots in Kagoshima.




50min

2

Maruike Spring Water Park-丸池湧水

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Maruike Spring

9:50
First, let’s head to Maruike Spring, a beautiful pond made of clean spring water. There are not many tourist attractions from Kagoshima to here, so let’s take the expressway (E3).




30min

3

Sogi Falls-曽木の滝

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The unknown waterfall, Sogi-no-Taki, is a force that will leave you speechless!

11:00
After driving 20 km or 30 minutes from Maruike Spring, you will arrive at the biggest highlight of the day, Sogi Falls. This 210m wide waterfall is called the Niagara of the Orient and is overwhelmingly powerful. Although it is not well known due to poor accessibility, it is a place that can be enjoyed only on a road trip.




45min

4

Aoi Aso Shrine-青井阿蘇神社

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National Treasure Aoi Aso Shrine has a distinctive thatched roof

12:50
After that, you will arrive in Hitoyoshi City.
Aoi Aso Shrine has five buildings, including the main shrine, designated as national treasures, and the magnificent thatched tower gate is especially not to be missed.
500m east of Aoi Aso Shrine is the center of Hitoyoshi City. Uemura Eel and Black Ramen are famous and recommended for lunch.
There are not too many tourist attractions between Hitoyoshi and Kumamoto, so take the expressway(E3) again to the north.




80min

5

Okoshiki Beach Observatory-御輿来海岸 展望所

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Okoshiki-kaigan (Okoshiki-gaigan) Observatory; best viewing time is from January to April.

16:30
The last highlight of the day is Okoshikai Beach. The tidal flat becomes a wave pattern, and you can look over the Ariake Sea to Unzen Fugendake. Please check the time of low tide before visiting. Also, please note that depending on the time of year, the area may be jammed with many photographers.

Okoshiki beach tide table



60min

6

Inn in Kumamoto

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It is a long drive and you will arrive in Kumamoto at night. You can visit Kumamoto Castle tomorrow.




Driving Map For The Day

The driving map will show additional 10-20 spots for the day! You will travel only to your favorite spots.
Check pin color and MAPCODE usage.

Where to stay in Kumamoto

Kumamoto is the 3rd biggest city in Kyushu. The inns are concentrated south on the southeast side of Kumamoto Castle. It is better not to stay around Kumamoto Station due to a few restaurants for dinner.

  • Inn Type
    Most of these inns are 3 to 4-star western-style hotels.
  • Parking
    Some inns have official parking but in addition to the accommodation fee, the parking lot fee will be charged separately.
  • Onsen
    There are no Onsens in this town and no inns have Onsens.
  • Meal Plan Reservations
    As many restaurants are open till midnight, it is recommended to book your inns with breakfast only or without meals.

 

Kumamoto – Kumamoto🔒

Start:Kumamoto(熊本)
Finish:
Kumamoto(熊本)
Mileage:
120km
Travel Pace:
Relax

On this day, you will be staying in Kumamoto for consecutive nights and have a day trip to the beautiful Amakusa area.

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Inn in Kumamoto

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9:00
The drive distance on this day is relatively short, but dolphin watching will take some time, so it’s best to leave your hotel by 9am.




50min

2

Roadside Station Udo Marina Okoshikikan-道の駅 宇土マリーナ おこしき館

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9:50

Your first destination of the day is a bit far, so head to Roadside Station Udo Marina Okoshikikan first. Please take a short break here while looking out at the sea.




45min

3

Mt. Takabuto Observatory Lot-高舞登山展望台

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Mt. Takabuto Observatory (出展:熊本県観光連盟公式ホームページ Source: Kumamoto Prefecture Tourism Federation official website)

11:00

The first sightseeing spot of the day is Mt. Takabuto Observatory. This is a view spot where you can not only get a panoramic view of Unzen and Amakusa Matsushima, but also the Amakusa Gokyo Bridge that connects the islands of Amakusa.




15min

4

Fukushin-海鮮家 福伸

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11:40
Next, you will head to Fukushin for lunch, which serves seafood dishes made mainly from fresh seafood from Amakusa. Expecially, “Tokujo Nigiri(Sushi)-特上にぎり” and “Kurumaebi Tenju-車海老天重” is recommended.

Recommended for fresh and delicious sushi.




5min

5

Sea Cruise Dolphin Watching-シークルーズドルフィンウォッチング

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90% encounter Rate! (Pic: Instagram ayaka__dolphin)

12:40
After enjoying a delicious seafood lunch, head to Sea Cruise Dolphin Watching. Dolphin cruises can be enjoyed throughout the year, and you will cruise elegantly through the spectacular scenery of countless islands, the blue sea, and the Five Bridges.

Departure Time
  • 1st 10:00
  • 2nd 13:00
  • 3rd 15:00
2 hours of dolphin watching on a very luxurious boat

Sea Cruise Dolphin Watching



20min

6

Misumi West Port-三角西港

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Misumi West Port (出展:熊本県観光連盟公式ホームページ Source: Kumamoto Prefecture Tourism Federation official website)

16:00
Next you will head to Misumi West Port, a World Heritage Site with remnants of the Meiji period (1868-1912), is known as a tourist spot for its retro scenery and townscape.




25min

7

Nagabeta Kaishoro-長部田海床路

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Nagabeta Kaishoro (出展:熊本県観光連盟公式ホームページ Source: Kumamoto Prefecture Tourism Federation official website)

17:10
The last stop of the day is Nagabeta Kaishoro. This place is known for its path to the sea. The Ariake Sea is the sea with the highest tidal range in Japan, and this path appears from the sea at low tide. The sunset from here is also famous.




45min

8

Inn in Kumamoto

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18:45

Please spend a relaxing night in Kumamoto.
“Kumamoto Ramen” and “Basashi(Horse Sashimi)”.

Kumamoto’s horse sashimi
Kumamoto Ramen Kurotei(黒亭). Check MAPCODE in the map.




The part of Amakusa Gokyo (five bridges) on National Route 266 in Kami-Amakusa City, which you will pass on this day, is called the “Amakusa Pearl Line”, and you can enjoy landscapes similar to Matsushima, one of Japan’s three most scenic views.

Amakusa Pearl Line (出展:熊本県観光連盟公式ホームページ Source: Kumamoto Prefecture Tourism Federation official website)

If you are traveling with kids, “Amakusa Pearl Garden & Sea Donut Aquarium” is the place for you. This complex is a popular spot for adults and children, with shops including a pearl specialty store, restaurants, and an aquarium.

Amakusa Pearl Garden & Sea Donut Aquarium (出展:インスタグラムseadonut_wakuwaku Source: Instagram seadonut_wakuwaku)
Driving Map For The Day

The driving map will show an additional 10-20 spots for the day! You will travel only to your favorite spots.
Check pin color and MAPCODE usage.

Where to stay in Kumamoto

Kumamoto is the 3rd biggest city in Kyushu. The inns are concentrated south on the southeast side of Kumamoto Castle. It is better not to stay around Kumamoto Station due to a few restaurants for dinner.

  • Inn Type
    Most of these inns are 3 to 4-star western-style hotels.
  • Parking
    Some inns have official parking but in addition to the accommodation fee, the parking lot fee will be charged separately.
  • Onsen
    There is no onsen in this town and no inns have onsens.
  • Meal Plan Reservations
    As many restaurants are open till midnight, it is recommended to book your inns with breakfast only or without meals.

 

Kumamoto – Fukuoka🔒

Start: Kumamoto(熊本)
Finish: Fukuoka(福岡)
Mileage:
150km
Travel Pace:
Normal

On this day, we will return to Fukuoka from Kumamoto.
The driving distance is about 150 km. The second half of the trip will be on the expressway for about 50 km.

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9:00
If you are not staying in Fukuoka today and will be taking the Shinkansen or airplane, please arrange your schedule so that you can return the rental car to the rental store at least one and a half hours before your flight.




10min

2

Kumamoto Castle-熊本城

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Kumamoto Castle. After the Kumamoto earthquake, the Tenshukaku was restored in 2021.

9:10
First, we will head to Kumamoto Castle, the symbol of Kumamoto, which was damaged by the Kumamoto Earthquake in 2016, but restoration work on the castle tower was completed in March 2021.




20min

3

Suizenji Jojuen Garden-水前寺成趣園

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Suizenji Seishuen is a representative Japanese garden in Kumamoto

11:30
Suizenji Jojuen Garden is a Japanese garden with a pond garden style. It is only 4 km away from Kumamoto Castle, so it is recommended to visit there as well.




70min

4

Ganso Motoyoshiya-元祖本吉屋

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The original Motoyoshiya. If you come to Yanagawa, you should definitely try it.

13:20
Yanagawa is famous for its eels. Among them, Motoyoshiya has been in business for 300 years and serves the best eels. There is also a cheap and tasty udon restaurant nearby, which is also recommended.




5min

5

Ohana Shotoen-御花・松涛園

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Gohana of Yanagawa, Japanese Garden at Shotoen

14:30
Ohana Shotoen is a former domain lord’s residence and a splendid garden that has been selected as a national place of scenic beauty.




60min

6

Yame Chuo Tea garden-ハ女中央大茶園 展望所

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Pairotto-Ohcha Garden. A secret and spectacular view that only road trip travelers can enjoy.

16:30
The last highlight of the day was the Yame Chuo Tea garden. This area is the production area of “Yame-cha”, one of the finest teas in Japan. This is an observatory from which you can look out over the vast tea fields as far as the eye can see. This is a spot that cannot be reached by public transportation or even by bus tours, but only by a road trip.

From here, let’s take the expressway (E3) to Fukuoka. It is about 50 km, or 1 hour and 10 minutes.




70min

7

Rental car branch at Fukuoka airport or Hakata Station

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18:00
This concludes your Kyushu road trip.
When you return to Fukuoka, refuel and then return the car to the car rental branch. Use the MAPCODE on the driving map for the nearest gas stations at Hakata Station and Fukuoka Airport.
Fukuoka offers a wide variety of culinary delights. For dinner, try Hakata ramen, Motsu nabe (Motsu hot pot), and other local Fukuoka foods, or even try one of the famous Yatai stalls.

Hakata Tonkotsu Ramen
Motsu-nabe is synonymous with Hakata. Famous restaurants include Yamanaka and Rakutenchi.
Yatai, food stalls, a part of Fukuoka’s culture




Driving Map For the Day🔒

The driving map will show additional 10-20 sightseeing spots and local restaurants for the day!
You can travel freely, choosing only the spots you like!
Check pin color and MAPCODE usage.

Where to stay in Fukuoka

Fukuoka is the biggest city in Kyushu and the gateway of Kyushu Travel. It takes 15 min to Fukuoka Airport by subway. There are hundreds of accommodations around “Hakata Station”, Nakasu downtown area, and “Tenjin Station”.

  • Inn Type
    Most of these inns are 2 to 5-star western-style hotels.
  • Parking
    Some inns have official parking but in addition to the accommodation fee, the parking lot fee will be charged separately.
  • Onsen
    There is no Onsen in this town and no inns have Onsens.
  • Meal Plan Reservations
    As many restaurants are open till midnight, it is recommended to book your inns with breakfast only or without meals.

Process

  1. Highly recommended to book a rental car first to book hotels with special discounts.
  2. Book hotels. Recommend hotels have parking and convenient locations for dining and strolling. Selected hotels can be booked with a single payment.
    With rental car booking number, you can book hotels with exclusive discounts(Avg.18%, Max45% OFF)!
  3. Please book at least 1 night hotel. You will receive day-by-day Driving Maps with parking MAPCODE of the itinerary you choose! Enjoy your trip without the hassle of finding parking!

 

Rental Car Booking

Please rent a car with below “Rentalcars.com” link.

  • The abundant number of rental cars
  • Price comparisons with several major car rental companies
  • Free cancellation
*Please change the location and date by yourself
Pick-up & Drop-off Location Guide
  • Fukuoka Airport
    The main international airport in Kyushu. Recommended for Pick-up.
    If you arrive after 14:00, consider staying overnight in Fukuoka City and departing the next morning.
    It takes 5-20min to Hakata station by metro or bus.
  • Fukuoka City
    The biggest and gateway city in Kyushu. Most car rental shops are located around Hakata Station.
Important reminder for renting a car
  • GPS(Car Navigation System)
    MAPCODE from Drive Japan navigates you precisely to the parking lot. GPS from major car rental companies(Nippon, ORIX, Nissan, Times) are always MAPCODE compatible. However, if you are renting a car from another company, we recommend that you check with the rental company after making a reservation, just to be sure.
  • One-way Rental
    You can rent at Fukuoka Airport and return to Fukuoka city, and vice versa. Normally, the one-way charge is free of charge.
  • Child Seat
    In Japan, the use of a child safety seat or baby seat is mandatory for children under 5 years old.
    Be sure to request one from “Extras”.
  • Snow Tire
    Kyushu rarely gets much snow, even in winter. However, if you drive around Aso from December to February, recommend requesting it.
 
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