Japan Drive Route Guide

Area
Kyushu
Travel Period
2D1N
Route
701
Overview
Start
Fukuoka
Goal
Fukuoka
Way
return_trip
Travel Pace
busy
Distance
320 km
Rank
Highway fee
¥ 0
About this route
It is the most popular 2D1N route. You can stay either Yufuin or Beppu where is one of the most famous Onsen town in Japan. The highlights are "Yunotsubo Steet" in Yufuin town and "Beppu Jigoku Hells". There are also many recommended spots like "Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine" and "Hita Old Town" along the route. In spring, you can enjoy the wonderful verry blossoms and rape blossoms at "Oita river" in Yufuin. In autumn, "Akizuki Castle Ruin" and "Yabakei Gorge" are the best place to see coloured leaves. However, 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

rental_car
13 320 278*38
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Yufuin/Beppu

sightseeing
269 359 660*80
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Dazaifu Tenmangu shrine

sightseeing
55 333 771*40
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Hita Old Town

sightseeing
202 847 584*71
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Yufuin Yunotsubo street(Yunotsubo Yokocho Car park)

sightseeing
269 359 660*80
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Fukuoka Airport

public_facility
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Nippon Rent a Car(Fukuoka Airport International Terminal)

rental_car
13 293 280*25
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Nippon Rent a Car(Fukuoka Airport 1 (Domestic Terminal))

rental_car
13 354 214*12
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Hakata Station

public_facility
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Nippon Rent a Car(Hakata Station Hakata Exit)

rental_car
13 320 278*38
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Sumiyoshi Shrine

sightseeing
No car park
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Rakusuien

sightseeing
No car park
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Yanagibashi Market

sightseeing
13 289 515*63
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Canal City Hakata

sightseeing
513 319 351*73
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Daimaru Hakata

sightseeing
13 318 639*23
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Fukuoka Mitsukoshi

sightseeing
13 318 639*23
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Iwataya

sightseeing
13 318 639*23
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Ohori Park

sightseeing
13 315 285*13
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Yamanaka

restaurant
No car park
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Ginza Tenichi(Hakata)

restaurant
No car park
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Hanamidori Hakata station branch

restaurant
No car park
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Motsunabe Echigoya

restaurant
No car park
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Udon Taira

restaurant
No car park
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Motsunabe Oyama

restaurant
No car park
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Hakata Miyachiku

restaurant
No car park
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Ichiran

restaurant
No car park
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Hanamidori Nakasu Main Branch

restaurant
No car park
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Hakata Kira

restaurant
No car park
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Karen

restaurant
No car park
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Yoshizuka Unagi

restaurant
No car park
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Sushi sen

restaurant
No car park
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Tetsunabe Gyoza

restaurant
No car park
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Tetsunabe Gyoza

restaurant
No car park
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Kawataro Nakasu

restaurant
No car park
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Dazaifu Tenmangu shrine

sightseeing
55 333 771*40
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Starbucks Dazaifu Branch

restaurant
No car park
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Akizuki Castle Ruin

sightseeing
55 173 880
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Yamandon Fruit Village

sightseeing
166 595 336
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Tsuzura Rice Terrace

sightseeing
166 384 003*60
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Tosu Premium Outlets

sightseeing
37 856 140
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Oita Airport(OIT)

public_facility
265 208 724*76
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Shin Yabakei Gorge(HitomeHakkei)

sightseeing
269 725 092*46
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Ryumon Falls

sightseeing
269 369 419*88
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Beppu Jigoku Hells

sightseeing
46 521 411*30
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Kamado Jigoku

sightseeing
46 522 420*37
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Shiraike Jigoku

sightseeing
46 522 396*00
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Chinoike Jigoku

sightseeing
46 552 832
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Beppu Hot Sand Bath

sightseeing
46 525 013*04
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Beppu Ropeway

sightseeing
46 368 869
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Yufuin Yunotsubo street(Yunotsubo Yokocho Car park)

sightseeing
269 359 660*80
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Murata Fushoan

restaurant
269 389 556
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Kikusuke

restaurant
269 389 582
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Sagiridai Observatory

sightseeing
46 301 726
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Lake Kinrin

sightseeing
Check Description
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Yufuin Floral Village

sightseeing
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Yufuin Trick Art

sightseeing
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Sueda Art Gallery

sightseeing
269 359 164*24
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Oita riverside

seasonal_spot
269 328 637*12
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Ceder Tree at Ogosha shrine

other
不明
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Sofuren

restaurant
202 788 789
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Steak house Sonoda

restaurant
202 817 875*88
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Iichiko Hita Distillery

sightseeing
611 039 626
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Hita Old Town

sightseeing
202 847 584*71
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Senya (Eel Restaurant)

restaurant
Check Description
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Hirose Museum

sightseeing
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Hita Historical Museum

sightseeing
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Kusanohonke

sightseeing
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Tatsumaki Jigoku

sightseeing
Check Description
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Oniyama Jigoku

sightseeing
46 521 411*30
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Umi Jigoku

sightseeing
46 521 411*30
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Oniishi Bozu Jigoku

sightseeing
46 521 411*30
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Jumbo Mochi Hirataya

restaurant
42 099 098*67
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Kyushu National Museum

sightseeing
55 335 691
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Ukiha Inari Shrine

sightseeing
166 560 365
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Roadside Station Ukiha

public_facility
166 593 583
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Yukemuri Observatory

sightseeing
46 523 436*84
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Ketto Bridge

sightseeing
253 094 467*22
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Mikura Bridge

sightseeing
790 286 747*60
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For Lots of Lost Windows

sightseeing
253 399 518*14
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Roadside Station Shinetsu Sakae

public_facility
579 865 215
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Mori no ie(Nabekura Kogen Heights)

sightseeing
293 563 085
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Hiratoko Daifunsen

sightseeing
341 674 435
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Route117

public_facility
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Roadside Station Hananoeki Chikumagawa

public_facility
293 166 415*16
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Mayumi Takahashi Museum of Doll Art

sightseeing
293 073 359*08
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Patisserie Hirano

restaurant
293 074 002*36
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Karuizawa Prince Shopping Plaza(Premium outlet)

sightseeing
292 616 606*11
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Spaintei

restaurant
5 881 671*63
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Cafe Drome

restaurant
247 526 045
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Kurasanchi

restaurant
94 002 163*45
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Karuizawa Toy Kingdom

sightseeing
737 185 408*31
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Renverser

restaurant
737 069 499*00
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D cafe

restaurant
737 158 616*63
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Sesshogawara

sightseeing
341 443 873*37
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Ukiha Inari Shrine

sightseeing
166 560 365*11
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Uminonakamichi Seaside Park

seasonal_spot
13 522 832*34
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Yufuin/Beppu

sightseeing
269 359 660*80
Location Guide Page

Fukuoka

rental_car
13 320 278*38
Location Guide Page

Beppu Jigoku Hells

sightseeing
46 521 411*30
Location Guide Page

Yamandon Fruit Village

sightseeing
166 595 336
Location Guide Page

Tosu Premium Outlets

sightseeing
37 856 140
Location Guide Page

Fukuoka Airport

public_facility
Check Description
Location Guide Page

Nippon Rent a Car(Fukuoka Airport International Terminal)

rental_car
13 293 280*25
Location Guide Page

Nippon Rent a Car(Fukuoka Airport 1 (Domestic Terminal))

rental_car
13 354 214*12
Location Guide Page

Hakata Station

public_facility
Check description
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Nippon Rent a Car(Hakata Station Hakata Exit)

rental_car
13 320 278*38
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Gas Station(Hakata Station)

public_facility
13 291 517
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Kushida Shrine

sightseeing
No car park
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Sumiyoshi Shrine

sightseeing
No car park
Location Guide Page

Rakusuien

sightseeing
No car park
Location Guide Page

Yanagibashi Market

sightseeing
13 289 515*63
Location Guide Page

Canal City Hakata

sightseeing
513 319 351*73
Location Guide Page

Daimaru Hakata

sightseeing
13 318 639*23
Location Guide Page

Fukuoka Mitsukoshi

sightseeing
13 318 639*23
Location Guide Page

Iwataya

sightseeing
13 318 639*23
Location Guide Page

Ohori Park

sightseeing
13 315 285*13
Location Guide Page

Yamanaka

restaurant
No car park
Location Guide Page

Ginza Tenichi(Hakata)

restaurant
No car park
Location Guide Page

Hanamidori Hakata station branch

restaurant
No car park
Location Guide Page

Motsunabe Echigoya

restaurant
No car park
Location Guide Page

Udon Taira

restaurant
No car park
Location Guide Page

Motsunabe Oyama

restaurant
No car park
Location Guide Page

Hakata Miyachiku

restaurant
No car park
Location Guide Page

Ichiran

restaurant
No car park
Location Guide Page

Hanamidori Nakasu Main Branch

restaurant
No car park
Location Guide Page

Hakata Kira

restaurant
No car park
Location Guide Page

Karen

restaurant
No car park
Location Guide Page

Yoshizuka Unagi

restaurant
No car park
Location Guide Page

Sushi sen

restaurant
No car park
Location Guide Page

Tetsunabe Gyoza

restaurant
No car park
Location Guide Page

Tetsunabe Gyoza

restaurant
No car park
Location Guide Page

Kawataro Nakasu

restaurant
No car park
Location Guide Page

Dazaifu Tenmangu shrine

sightseeing
55 333 771*40
Location Guide Page

Starbucks Dazaifu Branch

restaurant
No car park
Location Guide Page

Akizuki Castle Ruin

sightseeing
55 173 880
Location Guide Page

Yamandon Fruit Village

sightseeing
166 595 336
Location Guide Page

Tsuzura Rice Terrace

sightseeing
166 384 003*60
Location Guide Page

Tosu Premium Outlets

sightseeing
37 856 140
Location Guide Page

Ebisu

restaurant
37 795 188*44
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Oita Airport(OIT)

public_facility
265 208 724*76
Location Guide Page

Shin Yabakei Gorge(HitomeHakkei)

sightseeing
269 725 092*46
Location Guide Page

Ryumon Falls

sightseeing
269 369 419*88
Location Guide Page

Beppu Jigoku Hells

sightseeing
46 521 411*30
Location Guide Page

Kamado Jigoku

sightseeing
46 522 420*37
Location Guide Page

Shiraike Jigoku

sightseeing
46 522 396*00
Location Guide Page

Chinoike Jigoku

sightseeing
46 552 832
Location Guide Page

Beppu Hot Sand Bath

sightseeing
46 525 013*04
Location Guide Page

Beppu Ropeway

sightseeing
46 368 869
Location Guide Page

Yufuin Yunotsubo street(Yunotsubo Yokocho Car park)

sightseeing
269 359 660*80
Location Guide Page

Murata Fushoan

restaurant
269 389 556
Location Guide Page

Kikusuke

restaurant
269 389 582
Location Guide Page

Sagiridai Observatory

sightseeing
46 301 726
Location Guide Page

Lake Kinrin

sightseeing
Check Description
Location Guide Page

Yufuin Floral Village

sightseeing
Check Description
Location Guide Page

Yufuin Trick Art

sightseeing
Check Description
Location Guide Page

Sueda Art Gallery

sightseeing
269 359 164*24
Location Guide Page

Oita riverside

seasonal_spot
269 328 637*12
Location Guide Page

Ceder Tree at Ogosha shrine

other
不明
Location Guide Page

Sofuren

restaurant
202 788 789
Location Guide Page

Steak house Sonoda

restaurant
202 817 875*88
Location Guide Page

Iichiko Hita Distillery

sightseeing
611 039 626
Location Guide Page

Hita Old Town

sightseeing
202 847 584*71
Location Guide Page

Senya (Eel Restaurant)

restaurant
Check Description
Location Guide Page

Hirose Museum

sightseeing
Check Description
Location Guide Page

Hita Historical Museum

sightseeing
Check Description
Location Guide Page

Kusanohonke

sightseeing
Check Description
Location Guide Page

Tatsumaki Jigoku

sightseeing
Check Description
Location Guide Page

Oniyama Jigoku

sightseeing
46 521 411*30
Location Guide Page

Umi Jigoku

sightseeing
46 521 411*30
Location Guide Page

Oniishi Bozu Jigoku

sightseeing
46 521 411*30
Location Guide Page

Gas Station(Fukuoka airport International Terminal)

public_facility
13 293 311*00
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Gas Station(Fukuoka airport Domestic Terminal)

public_facility
13 354 038*10
Location Guide Page

Kyushu National Museum

sightseeing
55 335 691
Location Guide Page

Ukiha Inari Shrine

sightseeing
166 560 365
Location Guide Page

Roadside Station Ukiha

public_facility
166 593 583
Location Guide Page

Yukemuri Observatory

sightseeing
46 523 436*84
Location Guide Page

Ukiha Inari Shrine

sightseeing
166 560 365*11
Location Guide Page

Uminonakamichi Seaside Park

seasonal_spot
13 522 832*34
Location Guide Page
Day. 1Fukuoka to Yufuin/Beppu
This day will head from Fukuoka to Yufuin/Beppu a nationally famous hot spring resort. Mileage is about 160㎞. However, this day has many attractions, and in today's highlights Yufuin and Beppu, most of the shops and sightseeing spots close about 17-18 o'clock. It is recommended to start 8:00~9:00 if you don't lile huried travel. The first destination should be "Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine(太宰府天満宮)" the most famous shrines in Kyushu. You can enjoy walking along the approach of the shrine where has many shop of local products and food. If you like sweets and fruit, it is god idea to go to fruit picking after the shrine. "Hita old town(日田の古い町並み)" is located good place to have lunch. Our daily driving map will guide you to recommended eel restaurant, ”Hita Yakisoba” the local grilled noodle erstaurant and so on. Then let's facing to Yuhuin. The main street "Yufuin Yunotsubo street(由布院湯の坪街道)" is filled with charming shops selling localproducts and food too and you can enjoy walking to small beautiful "Lake Kinrinko(金鱗湖)". It is 25km away from Yufuin to Beppu and dakes about 40 minutes. Highlight "Beppu Jigoku Hells(別府地獄めぐり)" is highly recommended but is closed at 17:00. If you stay in Yufuin or Beppu continuously or will return back to Fukuoka tomorrow, it would be good visit Beppu on the next day. If you travel to Aso tomorrow, it might be better to skip the Hita old town to keep time to visit Beppu. Onsen is wating for you to heal your fatigue. In addition, we recommend you different place at cherry blossom period in spring and autumn coloured leaves period with our daily driving map.. It is really worth to see and please priority there.
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 Yufuin/Beppu
You will stay either Yufuin(=Yufu City(由布院)) or Beppu(別府) on this day. Two cities are about 20 km away and about 30min by car. Both cities are very famous for Onsen and most of accommodations are Japanese Ryokan with Onsen. Some western style hotels there also have Onsen facilities too. Most of accommodations in Yufuin are 4-5 star Ryokans. They will provide Onsen and nice Japanese Kaiseki style dinners. Restaurants and shops in the city close evening and you must book plan with dinner and breakfast. Beppu has many accommodations from 3-5 star. If you book nice accommodation, it is also better to book plan with dinner and breakfast. There are many reasonable hotels around Beppu station and you can book without meals because of many local restaurants. But some hotels don't have own parking and they may charge additional parking fee.
Day. 2Yufuin/Beppu to Fukuoka
This day will go back to Fukuoka from Yufuin/Beppu. Mileage is about 160㎞ and not tough. First, the biggest highlights here is both "Yufuin Yunotsubo street(由布院湯の坪街道)" and "Beppu Jigoku Hells(別府地獄めぐり)". If you haven't been there, it is highly recommended. Both places takes time to see and it is okay to spend time there because it takes 2 hours only if you take highway to Fukuoka. If you haven't been "Hita old town(日田の古い町並み)", it is also worth to visit. Additionally, " Akizuki Castle Ruin(秋月城址)" is also nice to visit especially in Autumn. 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
4609AmamiAmamireturn_tripbusy280 km¥ 0check
702FukuokaFukuokareturn_tripbusy380 km¥ 0check
703FukuokaFukuokareturn_tripnormal240 km¥ 4,000check
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