11 days in Fukuoka & Kagoshima Itinerary

11 days in Fukuoka & Kagoshima Itinerary

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11 days in Fukuoka & Kagoshima Itinerary

Start: Fukuoka
1
Fukuoka
— 7 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
2
Kagoshima
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
End: Fukuoka

7
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hakata Station. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fukuoka: Kumamoto (Suizenji Jojuen Garden, Kumamoto Castle, &more), Komenoyama Obsevatory (in Sasaguri-machi) and Nagasaki (Nagasaki Peace Park, Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dazaifu Tenman-gu, walk around Maizuru Park, admire the natural beauty at Uminonakamichi Seaside Park, and explore the world behind art at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Fukuoka visit app .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Fukuoka Airport. In April, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Kagoshima.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Nagasaki, Kumamoto, Kitakyushu, Dazaifu, Komenoyama Obsevatory
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Glover Garden ©
Glover Garden
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum
Kumamoto Castle ©
Kumamoto Castle

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, then make a trip to Sengan-en, and then take in panoramic vistas at Shiroyama Observatory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Meiji Restoration, steep yourself in history at Chiran Samurai Residence Garden, then learn about all things military at Chiran Peace Museum, then appreciate the history behind Heiwa no Kane, and finally get great views at Cape Nagasakibana.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kagoshima trip website .

You can take a train from Fukuoka to Kagoshima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Kagoshima can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow time for the train ride back home.

Things to do in Kagoshima

Historic Sites Museums Baths

Side Trips

Minamikyushu, Ibusuki
Find places to stay Apr 22 — 25:
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Senganen ©
Senganen
Onsen Resorts
Shiroyama Observatory ©
Shiroyama Observatory

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