Japan Drive Route Guide

Area
Kyushu
Travel Period
3D2N
Route
707
Overview
Start
Fukuoka
Goal
Fukuoka
Way
return_trip
Travel Pace
normal
Distance
480 km
Rank
Highway fee
¥ 0
About this route
You can stay either Takeo Onsen or Ureshino Onsen town for 2 nights. Due to short driving distance and continuous stay, it is relaxing route.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 travel with kids, ”Huis Ten Bosch” is recommended to visit on day 2. You can also consider to stay hotels near the theme park. 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.

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

sightseeing
104 347 365
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Ichiran Ramen Factory

sightseeing
224 609 732
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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
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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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Tosu Premium Outlets

sightseeing
37 856 140
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Ebisu

restaurant
37 795 188*44
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Yoshinogari Historical Park

sightseeing
37 542 366
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Mikaerinotaki Water Falls

sightseeing
182 109 657
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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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Yobuko Morning Market

sightseeing
182 722 020*72
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Under Water restaurant Manbo

restaurant
182 721 223*54
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Takeo Public Onsen

sightseeing
104 407 151*08
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Mifuneyama Rakuen garden

sightseeing
104 347 365
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Yume Town Takeo

sightseeing
104 378 277
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SouRce

restaurant
104 378 821*41
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Yakinikukan Sho

restaurant
104 662 771*72
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Steak Restaurant Sho

restaurant
458 059 483*84
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Imari Okawa Uchiyama

sightseeing
104 512 792
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Arita Toji Museum

sightseeing
104 363 393*65
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Gallery Arita

sightseeing
104 331 183*03
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Kakiemon Gama

sightseeing
307 659 311*83
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China on the Park

sightseeing
307 657 585
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Yutoku Inari Shrine

sightseeing
461 568 462*87
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Takeo Ureshino MarchemMura

sightseeing
Check Description
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Konagai Oyster House

restaurant
325 429 138
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Kagamiyama Observatory

sightseeing
182 347 089*04
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Keishuen Garden and Yoko Museum

sightseeing
104 346 718*16
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Arita Porceline Lab

sightseeing
104 363 427*68
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Fukagawa Seiji Main branch

sightseeing
104 362 389*65
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Izumiyama Quarry

sightseeing
104 394 016*78
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Arita Porcelain Park

sightseeing
104 274 126*27
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Kabeshima

restaurant
182 811 192*15
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Kazenomieruoka Park

sightseeing
182 750 478*46
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Iroha Island Observation Deck

sightseeing
458 567 818*63
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Sakurai Futamigaura Couple Rock

sightseeing
224 788 142*47
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Tsuandegoran Cake Factory

restaurant
224 727 524
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Arita Town

sightseeing
104 363 393*81
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Uminonakamichi Seaside Park

sightseeing
13 522 832
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Uminonakamichi Seaside Park

seasonal_spot
13 522 832*34
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Takeo/Ureshino

sightseeing
104 407 151*08
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Takeo/Ureshino

sightseeing
104 407 151*08
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Imari Okawa Uchiyama

sightseeing
104 512 792
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Yutoku Inari Shrine

sightseeing
461 568 462*87
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Tenkaiho Observatory

sightseeing
307 458 403
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Mikaerinotaki Water Falls

sightseeing
182 109 657
Location Guide Page

Karatsu Castle

sightseeing
182 402 797
Location Guide Page

Niji no Matsubara

sightseeing
182 375 817*41
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Yobuko Morning Market

sightseeing
182 722 020*72
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Under Water restaurant Manbo

restaurant
182 721 223*54
Location Guide Page

Takeo Public Onsen

sightseeing
104 407 151*08
Location Guide Page

Mifuneyama Rakuen garden

sightseeing
104 347 365
Location Guide Page

Yume Town Takeo

sightseeing
104 378 277
Location Guide Page

SouRce

restaurant
104 378 821*41
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Yakinikukan Sho

restaurant
104 662 771*72
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Steak Restaurant Sho

restaurant
458 059 483*84
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Imari Okawa Uchiyama

sightseeing
104 512 792
Location Guide Page

Arita Toji Museum

sightseeing
104 363 393*65
Location Guide Page

Gallery Arita

sightseeing
104 331 183*03
Location Guide Page

Kakiemon Gama

sightseeing
307 659 311*83
Location Guide Page

China on the Park

sightseeing
307 657 585
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Yutoku Inari Shrine

sightseeing
461 568 462*87
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Takeo Ureshino MarchemMura

sightseeing
Check Description
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Hirado St. Francis Xavier Memorial Catholic Church

sightseeing
89 726 006*55
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Hirado Ohashi Bridge

sightseeing
89 668 276
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Catholic Himosashi Church

sightseeing
585 447 222*83
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Sasebo Burger Big Man(Main branch)

restaurant
307 581 895(Public Parking)
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Fujiwakamaru

restaurant
89 143 552*53
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Sasebo Burger Big Man

restaurant
No car park
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99island Oyster Hut(Marumo Suisan)

restaurant
307 488 558
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99 Islands Pearl Sea Resort

sightseeing
307 546 777
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Ishidake Observatory

sightseeing
307 548 090
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Tenkaiho Observatory

sightseeing
307 458 403
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Huistenbosh

sightseeing
307 320 617*75
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Konagai Oyster House

restaurant
325 429 138
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Shitsu Catholic Church

other
不明
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Ono (Ohno) Church

other
不明
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Kagamiyama Observatory

sightseeing
182 347 089*04
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Keishuen Garden and Yoko Museum

sightseeing
104 346 718*16
Location Guide Page

Arita Porceline Lab

sightseeing
104 363 427*68
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Fukagawa Seiji Main branch

sightseeing
104 362 389*65
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Izumiyama Quarry

sightseeing
104 394 016*78
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Arita Porcelain Park

sightseeing
104 274 126*27
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Funakoshi Observatory

sightseeing
307 517 668*14
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Ouo Shrine

sightseeing
325 696 313*26
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Arita Town

sightseeing
104 363 393*81
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Uminonakamichi Seaside Park

seasonal_spot
13 522 832*34
Location Guide Page

Takeo/Ureshino

sightseeing
104 407 151*08
Location Guide Page

Fukuoka

rental_car
13 320 278*38
Location Guide Page

Mifuneyama Rakuen garden

sightseeing
104 347 365
Location Guide Page

Niji no Matsubara

sightseeing
182 375 817*41
Location Guide Page

Karatsu Castle

sightseeing
182 402 797
Location Guide Page

Ichiran Ramen Factory

sightseeing
224 609 732
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
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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
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

Tosu Premium Outlets

sightseeing
37 856 140
Location Guide Page

Ebisu

restaurant
37 795 188*44
Location Guide Page

Yoshinogari Historical Park

sightseeing
37 542 366
Location Guide Page

Mikaerinotaki Water Falls

sightseeing
182 109 657
Location Guide Page

Karatsu Castle

sightseeing
182 402 797
Location Guide Page

Niji no Matsubara

sightseeing
182 375 817*41
Location Guide Page

Yobuko Morning Market

sightseeing
182 722 020*72
Location Guide Page

Under Water restaurant Manbo

restaurant
182 721 223*54
Location Guide Page

Takeo Public Onsen

sightseeing
104 407 151*08
Location Guide Page

Mifuneyama Rakuen garden

sightseeing
104 347 365
Location Guide Page

Yume Town Takeo

sightseeing
104 378 277
Location Guide Page

SouRce

restaurant
104 378 821*41
Location Guide Page

Yakinikukan Sho

restaurant
104 662 771*72
Location Guide Page

Steak Restaurant Sho

restaurant
458 059 483*84
Location Guide Page

Imari Okawa Uchiyama

sightseeing
104 512 792
Location Guide Page

Arita Toji Museum

sightseeing
104 363 393*65
Location Guide Page

Gallery Arita

sightseeing
104 331 183*03
Location Guide Page

Kakiemon Gama

sightseeing
307 659 311*83
Location Guide Page

China on the Park

sightseeing
307 657 585
Location Guide Page

Yutoku Inari Shrine

sightseeing
461 568 462*87
Location Guide Page

Takeo Ureshino MarchemMura

sightseeing
Check Description
Location Guide Page

Konagai Oyster House

restaurant
325 429 138
Location Guide Page

Kagamiyama Observatory

sightseeing
182 347 089*04
Location Guide Page

Keishuen Garden and Yoko Museum

sightseeing
104 346 718*16
Location Guide Page

Arita Porceline Lab

sightseeing
104 363 427*68
Location Guide Page

Fukagawa Seiji Main branch

sightseeing
104 362 389*65
Location Guide Page

Izumiyama Quarry

sightseeing
104 394 016*78
Location Guide Page

Arita Porcelain Park

sightseeing
104 274 126*27
Location Guide Page

Kabeshima

restaurant
182 811 192*15
Location Guide Page

Kazenomieruoka Park

sightseeing
182 750 478*46
Location Guide Page

Iroha Island Observation Deck

sightseeing
458 567 818*63
Location Guide Page

Yame Chuo Tea Garden

sightseeing
37 267 224*20
Location Guide Page

Sakurai Futamigaura Couple Rock

sightseeing
224 788 142*47
Location Guide Page

Tsuandegoran Cake Factory

restaurant
224 727 524
Location Guide Page

Gas Station(Fukuoka airport International Terminal)

public_facility
13 293 311*00
Location Guide Page

Gas Station(Fukuoka airport Domestic Terminal)

public_facility
13 354 038*10
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Arita Town

sightseeing
104 363 393*81
Location Guide Page

Uminonakamichi Seaside Park

sightseeing
13 522 832
Location Guide Page
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 Takeo/Ureshino
This day is the day of between two consecutive stay in Takeo/Ureshino. You can relax this day because mileage is about 100km onky and you need not to pack your luggage too. The highlight is "Huis Ten Bosch(ハウステンボス)" the most famous theme park in Kyushu. They hold various events like, flower festival, Fireworks, illumination and so on for all year round. They also have many attractions such as robot house, adventure park and if you have children in your group, you can enjoy there for whole day. In that case, you also can consider to stay near Huis Ten Bosch instead of Takeo or Ureshino. If you are porcelain lover, Arita where world-famous porcelain town is nice to visit. The "Yutoku Inari Shrine(祐徳稲荷神社)" is well know ans their unique and dynamic design. "Mifuneyama Rakuen garden(御船山楽園)" nice Japanese garden is located near Takeo town and easy to access.
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. 3Takeo/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 3D2N Kyushu Route

Route numberStart cityGoal cityWayTravel PaceDistanceRankHighway feeDetail
705FukuokaFukuokareturn_triprelaxing420 km¥ 0check
706FukuokaFukuokareturn_tripnormal440 km¥ 3,500check
708FukuokaFukuokareturn_tripbusy500 km¥ 1,500check
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