Japan Drive Route Guide

Area
Kyushu
Travel Period
5D4N
Route
714
Overview
Start
Fukuoka
Goal
Fukuoka
Way
return_trip
Travel Pace
normal
Distance
640 km
Rank
Highway fee
¥ 5,200
About this route
Driving route in Western Kyushu within 5days. The feature is 2 nights stay in Nagasaki, which has many attractions. You can spend enough time at Dejima, Atomic Bomb Museum, Oura Church and so on. It covers the TOP class wonderful natural scenery of Kyushu such as Kagamiyama Observatory in Karatsu, Ishidake Observatory in Sasebo and Unzen Jigoku. In addition, you can visit the towns still keep atmosphere and culture of old Japan, such as Arita and Imari Okawauchiyama, world-famous pottery town, Shimabara Samurai town, Kumamoto where is famous for castle and Japanese garden, and Yanagawa canal city. You can cruise from Shimabara to Kumamoto too. Yufuin/Beppu are one of the most popular Onsen town in all over Japan and highly recommended to stay Japanese style Ryokan. Of cause, you can enjoy local food! The must-eat food are squid in Yobuko, Saga Beef, Sasebo Burger, Nagasaki Champon, Kumamoto Ramen, eel in Yanagawa and so on. Our daily driving map will guide you recommended local restaurants for these dish. This is a recommended route as it covers the most of highlight of western Kyushu.

Fukuoka

rental_car
13 320 278*38
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Takeo/Ureshino

sightseeing
104 407 151*08
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Karatsu Castle

sightseeing
182 402 797
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Niji no Matsubara

sightseeing
182 375 817*41
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Mifuneyama Rakuen garden

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104 347 365
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Takeo/Ureshino

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104 407 151*08
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Nagasaki

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443 854 745
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Huistenbosh

sightseeing
307 320 617*75
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Saikaibashi Bridge

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307 165 747
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Mt.Inasayama observatory

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262 027 066
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Nagasaki

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443 854 745
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Nagasaki

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443 854 745
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Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum

sightseeing
262 089 211
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Dejima

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443 854 745
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Oura Catholic Church (Closest Public Parking)

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443 824 861*24
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Nagasaki

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443 854 745
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Kumamoto

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29 459 861*87
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Urakami Catholic Church

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262 089 693*35
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Unzen Nita Ropeway

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173 589 669
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Kumamoto Castle

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29 489 225
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Kumamoto

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29 459 861*87
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Fukuoka

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13 320 278*38
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Yanagawa Canal Cruise

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69 875 543*27
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Yoshinogari Historical Park

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37 542 366
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Tosu Premium Outlets

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37 856 140
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Day. 1Fukuoka to Takeo/Ureshino
This day will head from Fukuoka to Taoke/Ureshino famous hot spring resorts.Mileage is about 190km without highway and it is recommended to start 8:00~9:00 if you don't lile huried travel. People arriving in Fukuoka afternoon should consider to stay in Fukuoka one night. The first recommendation is "Sakurai Futamigaura Couple Rock(桜井二見ヶ浦の夫婦岩)" and you can take typical Japan-ish photo with Torii gate stainding in the sea. The biggest hightlight on this day is "Kagamiyama Observatory(鏡山西展望台)". This is a observatory where you can see very panolamic scenery with Karatsu Bay and "Niji no Matsubara Pine Tree Forest(虹の松原)".It is highly recommended. After that you can drive through the forest and move to Yobuko(呼子) town to have a lunch. Their speciality is squid and you can taste amazing flesh squid you may never eaten before. Our daily driving map will guide you recommended restaurant. Before going to the inn, hidden pottery town "Imari Okawa Uchiyama(伊万里大川内山)" is nice to stop by. At night, please take a rest with Onsen in either Takeo or Ureshino.
Rent a car at Fukuoka
Rental car rental and return at Fukuoka All Kyushu driving routes we providing start from Fukuoka. Below 3 branchs is the most recommended. ①Fukuoka Airport International Terminal Branch : For travelers who take international flight. ②Fukuoka Airport No.1 Branch (Domestic Terminal) : For travelers who take domestic flight. ③Hakata Station Hakata Exit Branch : For travelers who stay Fukuoka before or after driving trip and who take Shinkansen(Bullet train).
Stay at Takeo/Ureshino
You will stay in Takeo(武雄) town or Ureshino(嬉野) town on this day. The two towns are about 15 km away and about 30 minutes by car. Both cities are famous for Onsen and most of accommodations are Japanese Ryokan with Onsen. Some western style hotels there also have Onsen facilities too. Takeo is smaller and quieter Than Ureshino and most of the accommodations are 4-5 star Ryoans. Ureshino has more options from 3 to 5 star hotels and Ryokans. Many restaurants in both town will be closed in the evening, so it is better to book a plan with dinner and breakfast. Most of accommodations don't charge parking fee.
Day. 2Takeo/Ureshino to Nagasaki
This day will head from Takeo/Ureshino to Nagasaki. Since mileage is long(about 170km) without highway and it is recommended to start 8:00~9:00 if you don't lile huried travel. The first destination is "Ishidake Observatory(石岳展望台)". You can enjoy 360 degree panolamic view with Kujukushima(99 islands) and Sasebo city with huge shipyard. Another "Tenkaiho Observatory(展海峰)" is more famous but the view from hear is more great. Recommended lucnch on this day is either oyster or Sasebo burger. Our daily driving map will let you now nice shop and you must try. Then let's drive to "Roadside Station YuhigaokaSotome(道の駅 夕陽が丘そとめ)" via "Saikaibashi Bridge(西海橋)". You can enjoy refreshing driving through beautiful coastal road "Nagasaki Sunset Road". If you reach Nagasaki early, why don't you visit "Nagasaki Peace Park(長崎平和公園)"? After dinner, it is highly recommended to take "Nagasaki Ropeway(長崎ロープウェイ)" to "Mt.Inasayama observatory(稲佐山展望台)". Japan Top 3 night veiw is waiting for you. In addition, there are amazing cherry blossom and azelea places on this route. If you will travel in spring, our daily driving map will guide you these spots. It is really worth to see and please priority there.
Stay at Nagasaki
You will stay in Nagasaki(長崎) city on this day. Nagasaki is very big city and there are many choices from 5 star hotels to reasonable 3 star hotels. It is city area and most of the accommodations are not Ryokans but western style hotels. Nagasaki can divided into "Nagasaki Station side" and "Mt.Inasayama(稲佐山) side". There are many hotels with 3-4 stars on the Nagasaki station side, and it is convenient for sightseeing using a tram. As there are many restaurants, it is recommended to book your hotels wih breakfast only or without meals. Some 4-5 star hotels on Mt.Inasayama side is inconvenient but you can enjoy beauriful night view of Nagasaki city which is counted top 3 night veiw in Japan. It is recommended to book with dinner and enjoy it with amazing night view. Many hotels don't have own parking and they may charge additional parking fee.
Day. 3Nagasaki to Nagasaki
This day is the day of between two consecutive stay in Nagasaki. You can relax this day because mileage is less than 20km only and you need not to pack your luggage too. The most of sightseeing spots are concentrated in center of Nagasaki city. Travel distance is very short and most of spots can be access by city tram so you can consider to travel without car. On the other hand, Nagasaki is very hilly city and need to walk many slops. It may be better to use car if some of your leg is not okay or you don't have enough confidence in physical strength. But please take note that most of parking in Nagasaki city is paid parking. First recommended spot is "Dejima(出島)" the old port which was opend to foreign countries when Japan closed its door. You can enjoy 19th century atmosphere. Lunch recommendation is either Nagasaki Chanpon(kind of local ramen) or Sara-udon(fried noodle with source). "Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum(長崎原爆資料館)" is an essential Nagasaki experience. You can learn how the damage of atomic bomb was terrible. At southern area of Nagasaki, UNESCO world heritage"Oura Catholic Church(大浦天主堂)" and "Glover Garden(グラバー園)" are also must-see in Nagasaki.
Stay at Nagasaki
You will stay in Nagasaki(長崎) city on this day. Nagasaki is very big city and there are many choices from 5 star hotels to reasonable 3 star hotels. It is city area and most of the accommodations are not Ryokans but western style hotels. Nagasaki can divided into "Nagasaki Station side" and "Mt.Inasayama(稲佐山) side". There are many hotels with 3-4 stars on the Nagasaki station side, and it is convenient for sightseeing using a tram. As there are many restaurants, it is recommended to book your hotels wih breakfast only or without meals. Some 4-5 star hotels on Mt.Inasayama side is inconvenient but you can enjoy beauriful night view of Nagasaki city which is counted top 3 night veiw in Japan. It is recommended to book with dinner and enjoy it with amazing night view. Many hotels don't have own parking and they may charge additional parking fee.
Day. 4Nagasaki to Kumamoto
This day will head from Nagasaki to Kumamoto. Mileage is 110km only but you need to take car ferry from Shimabara port to Kumamoto port. It is better to reach Shimabara port before 15:30. From Nagasaki, let's move to "Unzen Jigoku Hell(雲仙地獄)". Unzen is famous for its volcanoes and Onsen. You can see fantastic scene with steam blowing our from the ground. If the weather is nice, it is nice to go "Nita Pass 2nd Lookout(仁田峠第二展望所)" to see spectacular views looking over the Shimabara town. Then let's go to a samurai town Shimabara. Recommended lunch on this day is Guzoni local hot pot with vegetables and Mochi(rice cake). Near Guzoni restaurant, you can visit "Shimabara Samurai town(武家屋敷跡)". You can visit traditional samurai houses there. If you still have time, let's stop by "Seiryutei(清流亭)" a town area where carp is swiming around. It is recommended to take "Kyusho Ferry(九商フェリー)" from Shimabara port to Kumamoto port. It is better to reach Shimabara port one hour before departure. And it is 1 hour voyage to Kumamoto port. Our daily driving map will let you know details about Kyusho ferry and how to take it.
Stay at Kumamoto
You will stay Kumamoto(熊本) city on this day. Kumamoto city is large and it is recommended to stay around "Kumamoto Castle(熊本城)" where is consider as downtown of Kumamoto city. Most of the accommodations there are not Ryokans but western style hotels. In particular, restaurants are concentrated in the "Kamidori street(上通り)", "Shimodori street(下通り)"and "Shinshigai area(新市街)" on the southwest side of Kumamoto Castle, and you can enjoy local food of Kumamoto. On the other hand, you better to avoid Kumamoto station area due to location and less restaurants. Many hotels don't have own parking and they may charge additional parking fee.
Day. 5Kumamoto to Fukuoka
This day will go back to Fukuoka from Kumamoto. Mileage is about 150km. If you haven't visit "Kumamoto castle(熊本城)”, let's go there first.but please take note that it is under reconstruction from the damage of the earthquake. It may be nicer to visit sonderful Japanese garden "Suizenji Jojuen Garden(水前寺成趣園)". Next destination is Yanagawa town. "Ohana Shotoen(御花松涛園)" is old house and amazing Japanese garden which was built about 300 years ago. If you have time, there is 70min "Yanagawa Canal Cruise(柳川お堀巡り)" and you can enjoy old town and warehouses from the boat. Recommended lunch on this day are traditional grilled eel and cheap and good local Udon noodle. We will let you know all the restaurants with daily driving map. "Yame Chuo Tea Gaden(八女中央大茶園)" is highly recommended to visit. It is the secret spot where can be reach by car only and you will be amazed due to panolamic scenery covered with green tea trees. If you would like to enjoy shopping before going back to your country, you can stop at "Tosu Premium Outlets(鳥栖プレミアムアウトレット)". There are some traffic jam adound Fukuoka and it takes time to filling up gas and return your car too. If you don't stay Fukuoka and take flight on this day, please reach rental car shop at least 3 hours before the flight.
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Rental car rental and return at Fukuoka All Kyushu driving routes we providing start from Fukuoka. Below 3 branchs is the most recommended. ①Fukuoka Airport International Terminal Branch : For travelers who take international flight. ②Fukuoka Airport No.1 Branch (Domestic Terminal) : For travelers who take domestic flight. ③Hakata Station Hakata Exit Branch : For travelers who stay Fukuoka before or after driving trip and who take Shinkansen(Bullet train).

Check Other 5D4N Kyushu Route

Route numberStart cityGoal cityWayTravel PaceDistanceRankHighway feeDetail
713FukuokaFukuokareturn_triprelaxing750 km¥ 1,500check
715FukuokaKagoshimaone_way_tripbusy820 km¥ 2,500check
716FukuokaFukuokareturn_tripbusy810 km¥ 3,700check
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