Japan Drive Route Guide

Area
Kyushu
Travel Period
2D1N
Route
703
Overview
Start
Fukuoka
Goal
Fukuoka
Way
return_trip
Travel Pace
normal
Distance
240 km
Rank
Highway fee
¥ 4,000
About this route
This is the shortest driving route in 2D1N routes. You can stay either Kitakyushu or Shimonoseki. Driving distance per day is about 80km and recommended for travellers who don't have enough time. If you are interested in culture and history, this route is suitable. You can visit unique shrines and temple like "Nanzoin Big Buddha" and "Miyajidake Shrine". You can also enjoy modern architectures like "Old Mitsui Club" where Einstein stayed before in "Mojiko Port Retro Area". The highlight is amazing view of Kanmon Strait. Shimonoseki city is famous for seafood. Especially puffer fish is the most famous in Japan and must-try food there. At night, amazing night view of Kitakyushu can be seen from Mt.Sarakurayama. At another highlight "Hiraodai(平尾台)", you will be amazed by dynamic scenery of the biggest Karst plateau in Kyushu.

Fukuoka

rental_car
13 320 278*38
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Kitakyushu/Shimonoseki

sightseeing
16 716 181*31
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Miyajidake Shrine

sightseeing
375 088 700
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Kanmon Strait(MekariDaini Observatory)

sightseeing
16 746 490*44
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Karato Market

sightseeing
16 743 351*23
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Karato Market

sightseeing
16 743 351*23
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Kanmonkyo Bridge

sightseeing
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Kamonwharf

restaurant
16 743 348*45
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Shunpanro

restaurant
16 744 602*64
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Kanmon Strait(MekariDaini Observatory)

sightseeing
16 746 490*44
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Mojiko Port Retro Area & Observatory

sightseeing
16 715 449*63
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Kaikyo Plaza

sightseeing
16 716 181*31
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Kanmonkaikyo Museum

sightseeing
16 685 875
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SankiroSaryo

restaurant
16 685 748*57
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Kokura Castle

sightseeing
16 464 629*33
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Miyajidake Shrine

sightseeing
375 088 700
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MARINE WORLD uminonakamichi

sightseeing
13 583 176
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Nanzoin Big Buddha

sightseeing
55 699 781*35
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Sasagurikyudainomori

sightseeing
55 750 865
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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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Old Moji Mitsui Club

sightseeing
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Tanka Ichiba Market

sightseeing
16 465 326*14
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Ashiyagama no Sato

sightseeing
68 860 031*17
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Roadside Station Munakata

public_facility
68 630 353*27
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Mt.Sarakurayama Observatory

sightseeing
16 365 413*61
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Munakata Taisha Shrine

sightseeing
68 571 474
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Land Ship Cafe

restaurant
375 116 051*05
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Hiraodai

sightseeing
16 048 025*06
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Senbutsu Limestone Cave

sightseeing
16 018 268
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Uminonakamichi Seaside Park

sightseeing
13 522 832
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Kawachi Whisteria Garden

sightseeing
16 275 252*88
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Kawachi Whisteria Garden

seasonal_spot
16 275 319*52
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Uminonakamichi Seaside Park

seasonal_spot
13 522 832*34
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Kitakyushu/Shimonoseki

sightseeing
16 716 181*31
Location Guide Page

Fukuoka

rental_car
13 320 278*38
Location Guide Page

Mojiko Port Retro Area & Observatory

sightseeing
16 715 449*63
Location Guide Page

Kokura Castle

sightseeing
16 464 629*33
Location Guide Page

Sasagurikyudainomori

sightseeing
55 750 865
Location Guide Page

Karato Market

sightseeing
16 743 351*23
Location Guide Page

Kanmonkyo Bridge

sightseeing
Check description
Location Guide Page

Miyajidake Shrine

sightseeing
375 088 700
Location Guide Page

Karato Market

sightseeing
16 743 351*23
Location Guide Page

Kanmonkyo Bridge

sightseeing
Check description
Location Guide Page

Kamonwharf

restaurant
16 743 348*45
Location Guide Page

Shunpanro

restaurant
16 744 602*64
Location Guide Page

Kanmon Strait(MekariDaini Observatory)

sightseeing
16 746 490*44
Location Guide Page

Mojiko Port Retro Area & Observatory

sightseeing
16 715 449*63
Location Guide Page

Kaikyo Plaza

sightseeing
16 716 181*31
Location Guide Page

Kanmonkaikyo Museum

sightseeing
16 685 875
Location Guide Page

SankiroSaryo

restaurant
16 685 748*57
Location Guide Page

Kokura Castle

sightseeing
16 464 629*33
Location Guide Page

Miyajidake Shrine

sightseeing
375 088 700
Location Guide Page

MARINE WORLD uminonakamichi

sightseeing
13 583 176
Location Guide Page

Nanzoin Big Buddha

sightseeing
55 699 781*35
Location Guide Page

Sasagurikyudainomori

sightseeing
55 750 865
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
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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
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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
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Daimaru Hakata

sightseeing
13 318 639*23
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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

Old Moji Mitsui Club

sightseeing
Check Description
Location Guide Page

Tanka Ichiba Market

sightseeing
16 465 326*14
Location Guide Page

Ashiyagama no Sato

sightseeing
68 860 031*17
Location Guide Page

Roadside Station Munakata

public_facility
68 630 353*27
Location Guide Page

Mt.Sarakurayama Observatory

sightseeing
16 365 413*61
Location Guide Page

Munakata Taisha Shrine

sightseeing
68 571 474
Location Guide Page

Land Ship Cafe

restaurant
375 116 051*05
Location Guide Page

Hiraodai

sightseeing
16 048 025*06
Location Guide Page

Senbutsu Limestone Cave

sightseeing
16 018 268
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
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Uminonakamichi Seaside Park

sightseeing
13 522 832
Location Guide Page

Kawachi Whisteria Garden

sightseeing
16 275 252*88
Location Guide Page

Kawachi Whisteria Garden

seasonal_spot
16 275 319*52
Location Guide Page

Uminonakamichi Seaside Park

seasonal_spot
13 522 832*34
Location Guide Page
Day. 1Fukuoka to Kitakyushu/Shimonoseki
This day will head from Fukuoka to Kitakyushu/Shimonoseki aera. Mileage is about 120㎞ only and you can travel leisurely. The first destination can be either "Nanzoin Big Buddha(南蔵院)" or "Miyajidake Shrine(宮地嶽神社)" where is famous for panoramic scenery with straight road extending to the sea. The highlights of the day are the Shimonoseki and Mojiko Port is located across the Kanmon Strait. It is recommended to have "Grilled Curry" at Mojiko or "Puffer fish" at Shimonoseki. "Mojiko Port Retro Area(門司港レトロ)” is famous for it's beautiful old europiean-style buildings include "Old Moji Mitsui Club" where Einstein loved to stay. Shimonoseki is famous for "Karato Market(唐戸市場)" and "Kamon Wharf(カモンワーフ)". Both Mojiko side and Shimonoseki side have observatory deck and the panoramic Kanmon Strait view with Kanmon Bridge is must-see. If you have time in the night, to visit "Mt.Sarakurayama Observatory(皿倉山展望台)" is good idea. Amazing night view of Kitakyushu town is waiting for you.
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 Kitakyushu/Shimonoseki
You will stay either Kitakyushu(北九州) or Shimonoseki(下関) city on this day. The two cities are located across the Kanmon Strait and need to cross the Kanmon Bridge by car. Most ofthe accommodations in these cityes are not Ryokans but western style hotels. If you stay Kitakyushu city, around Kokura station(小倉駅) is recommended. There are many 3-4 star hotels and convenient to have dinner due to many restaurants. If you stay Shimonoseki city, there are some 5 star hotels with panoramic view and recommended if your budget allows. In that case, it is better to book with dinner and they may provice puffer fish dinner which is their speciality. About breakfast, Karato Market(唐戸市場) in Shimonoseki side opens from early morning and it is also good idea to book room only and have a breakfast at the markt.
Day. 2Kitakyushu/Shimonoseki to Fukuoka
This day will go back to Fukuoka from Kitakyushu/Shimonoseki. Mileage is about 120㎞ only. First, the biggest highlights here is both "Mojiko Port Retro Area(門司港レトロ)” and "Karato Market(唐戸市場)". If you haven't been there, it is highly recommended and better to visit first. Then you should go to an observatory deck where you can enjoy paoramic Kanmon Strait view with Kanmon Bridge. After lunch in either Mojiko Port Retro Area or Karato Market, let's visit "Hiraodai(平尾台)". You will be amazed by dynamic scenery of the biggest Karst plateau in Kyushu. If your group has children, it is also nice to visit "MARINE WORLD uminonakamichi(マリンワールド海の中道)"the biggest aquarium in Kyushu. 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
701FukuokaFukuokareturn_tripbusy320 km¥ 0check
702FukuokaFukuokareturn_tripbusy380 km¥ 0check
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