Japan Drive Route Guide

Area
Kyushu
Travel Period
3D2N
Route
706
Overview
Start
Fukuoka
Goal
Fukuoka
Way
return_trip
Travel Pace
normal
Distance
440 km
Rank
Highway fee
¥ 3,500
About this route
It is a route around the northern Kyushu via Kitakyushu/Shimonoseki and Yufuin/Beppu. On day 1, you can visit unique shrines and temple like "Nanzoin Big Buddha" and "Miyajidake Shrine". Seafood at Shimonoseki is really fresh. Day2, after seeing ”Hiraodaira Karst Plateau" panolamic view, you can touch some traditional Japanese culture at "Usa Jingu Shrine" and "Kitsuki Castle Town". Must-try food on the day is local fried chickens in Nakatsu town. After staying at either Yufuin or Beppu where is one of the most famous Onsen town in Japan, let's go back to Fukuoka via "Yunotsubo Steet" in Yufuin town and "Beppu Jigoku Hells". 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.

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
Check Description
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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
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Yufuin/Beppu

sightseeing
269 359 660*80
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Hon Yabakei Gorge & Aonodomon

sightseeing
145 275 236
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Usa Jingu Shrine

sightseeing
459 360 876
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Kumano Magaibutsu Buddha

sightseeing
265 212 118
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Karato Market

sightseeing
16 743 351*23
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Kanmonkyo Bridge

sightseeing
Check description
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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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Oita Airport(OIT)

public_facility
265 208 724*76
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Kitsuki Castle Town

sightseeing
46 899 438*01
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Futagoji Temple

sightseeing
265 552 351
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Fukiji Temple

sightseeing
265 423 084*43
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Tashibunosho View Spot

sightseeing
265 300 788*53
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Kumano Magaibutsu Buddha

sightseeing
265 212 118
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Ryuto Bridge

sightseeing
265 060 447*41
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Harmony Land

sightseeing
46 830 498
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Showa no Machi town and Showa Romankan Museum

sightseeing
459 488 482*54
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Usa Jingu Shrine

sightseeing
459 360 876
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African Safari

sightseeing
46 634 539
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Chicken House

restaurant
145 607 022*53
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Hon Yabakei Gorge & Aonodomon

sightseeing
145 275 236
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Rakanji Temple

sightseeing
145 217 218*56
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Keisekien

sightseeing
383 119 448*45
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Shin Yabakei Gorge(HitomeHakkei)

sightseeing
269 725 092*46
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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
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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

sightseeing
269 328 637*12
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Ceder Tree at Ogosha shrine

other
不明
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Old Moji Mitsui Club

sightseeing
Check Description
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Tanka Ichiba Market

sightseeing
16 465 326*14
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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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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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Kawachi Whisteria Garden

sightseeing
16 275 252*88
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Yukemuri Observatory

sightseeing
46 523 436*84
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Matama Beach

sightseeing
459 732 273
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Cape Nagasakibana(Oita)

sightseeing
719 033 172
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Matama Beach

sightseeing
459 732 212*44
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Kawachi Whisteria Garden

seasonal_spot
16 275 319*52
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Yufuin/Beppu

sightseeing
269 359 660*80
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Fukuoka

rental_car
13 320 278*38
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Beppu Jigoku Hells

sightseeing
46 521 411*30
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Yamandon Fruit Village

sightseeing
166 595 336
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Tosu Premium Outlets

sightseeing
37 856 140
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Fukuoka Airport

public_facility
Check Description
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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
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
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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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Ebisu

restaurant
37 795 188*44
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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
Check Description
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Yufuin Trick Art

sightseeing
Check Description
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Sueda Art Gallery

sightseeing
269 359 164*24
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Oita riverside

sightseeing
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
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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
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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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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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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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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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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 Yufuin/Beppu
This day will head from Kitakyushu/Shimonoseki to Yufuin/Beppu a nationally famous hot spring resort. Mileage is about 160㎞ and not tough. First destination should be "Hiraodai(平尾台)" very panoramic karst plateau. Then let's move to the "Usa Jingu Shrine(宇佐神宮)" which is founded AD725. We recommend you to take highway from Hiraodai to Usa Jingu Shrine due to no sightseeing spots. Usa area is known as the land of "Karaage(Japanese fried chicken)" originated in Japan and recommended to have it as lunch. Our daily driving map will guide you nice shop. 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. 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.
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. 3Yufuin/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 3D2N Kyushu Route

Route numberStart cityGoal cityWayTravel PaceDistanceRankHighway feeDetail
705FukuokaFukuokareturn_triprelaxing420 km¥ 0check
707FukuokaFukuokareturn_tripnormal480 km¥ 0check
708FukuokaFukuokareturn_tripbusy500 km¥ 1,500check
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