Japan Drive Route Guide

Area
Kyushu
Travel Period
2D1N
Route
702
Overview
Start
Fukuoka
Goal
Fukuoka
Way
return_trip
Travel Pace
busy
Distance
380 km
Rank
Highway fee
¥ 0
About this route

It is 2D1N route which driving to either Takeo Onsen or Ureshino Onsen town. Driving will be easy with a short travel distance of around 100 km per day.
The best highlight is "Kagamiyama Observatory". The panolamic "Nijino Matsubara" pine tree forest view from here is amazing. If you are interestead in pottery, you can visit "Imari Okawauchiyama" and "Arita town" where are really worth to visit. If you choose this route, it is highly recommended to have a runch at Yobuko city where is famous for squid. There squid is as nice as Hakodate in Hokkaido.
There are many nice spots along this route and 2D1N is too short. You will miss many spots due to lack of time. If you have time, it is highly recommended to choose route at least 3D2N or longer.

Fukuoka

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Takeo/Ureshino

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Karatsu Castle

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Niji no Matsubara

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Mifuneyama Rakuen garden

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Takeo/Ureshino

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Fukuoka

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Mifuneyama Rakuen garden

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Niji no Matsubara

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Karatsu Castle

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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 Fukuoka

This day will go back to Fukuoka from Takeo/Ureshino. Because of long mileage 190km and many sightseeing spots, it is recommended to start 8:00~9:00 if you don't lile huried travel.
If you haven't visit "Mifuneyama Rakuen garden(御船山楽園)" near Takeo, famous pottery town Arita and "Imari Okawa Uchiyama(伊万里大川内山)", it is recommended to go there first.
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. If you still have time, let's stop by "Sakurai Futamigaura Couple Rock(桜井二見ヶ浦の夫婦岩)" to take typical Japan-ish photo with Torii gate stainding in the sea.
If you have been Karatsu and Yobuko already, you can go back to Fukuoka with another route.
You can travel to Yanagawa town via "Yutoku Inari Shrine(祐徳稲荷神社)"."Ohana Shotoen(御花松涛園)" is an old house and amazing Japanese garden which was built about 300 years ago. You can try traditional grilled eel and cheap and good local Udon noodle for lunch.
"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.

Return 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).

Check Other 2D1N Kyushu Route

Route numberStart cityGoal cityWayTravel PaceDistanceRankHighway feeDetail
701FukuokaFukuokareturn_triprelaxing320 km¥ 0check
703FukuokaFukuokareturn_triprelaxing240 km¥ 4,000check
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