Japan Drive Route Guide

Area
Kyushu
Travel Period
3D2N
Route
708
Overview
Start
Fukuoka
Goal
Fukuoka
Way
return_trip
Travel Pace
busy
Distance
500 km
Rank
Highway fee
¥ 1,500
About this route
It is a route around the northern Kyushu via Yufuin/Beppu where is very famous Onsen town and Aso where is famous for Mt.Aso. The highlights on day 1 are "Yufuin Yunotsubo Steet" and "Beppu Jigoku Hells". On day 2, after having nice lunch at Kurokawa Onsen town, you can see the view of the world's most magnificent caldera and Mt.Aso from "Daikanbo Observatory". You can stay bottom of Mt.Aso at night. It is recommended to stop by Kumamoto city and eat eel runch at Yanagawa before going back to Fukuoka. In spring, you can enjoy the wonderful verry blossoms and rape blossoms at "Oita river" in Yufuin. In autumn,"Yabakei Gorge" and "Kokonoe Suspension Bridge" are the best place to see coloured leaves. There are many nice spots along this route and total driving distance about 400km. You will miss some spots due to lack of time and better to choose spots to visit before departure.If you have time, it is highly recommended to choose route at least 4D3N 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
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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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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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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

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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
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Aso

public_facility
256 215 638
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Kokonoe Suspension Bridge

sightseeing
440 882 875
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Kurokawa Onsen town

sightseeing
440 542 879*52
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Daikanbo Observatory

sightseeing
256 878 383
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Hinataso

restaurant
202 208 811
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Nabegataki Falls

sightseeing
202 199 014
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Yasaiya

restaurant
440 547 118
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Kurokawa Onsen town

sightseeing
440 542 879*52
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Tofu Kissyo

restaurant
No car park
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Doradora

restaurant
No car park
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Patisserie Roku

restaurant
No car park
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Warokuya

restaurant
No car park
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Chakabo Ringo no Ki

restaurant
202 053 269*28
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Waremoko

restaurant
202 023 017*65
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Prtit Tomato

restaurant
202 023 044*64
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Hana Dofu

restaurant
618 503 101
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Daikanbo Observatory

sightseeing
256 878 383
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Hanaasobi

restaurant
256 786 673
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Bakery Genki

restaurant
256 756 789
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Imakin shokudo

restaurant
256 785 553
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Kikuchi Gorge

sightseeing
618 307 172
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Fuijya

restaurant
256 674 102
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Fruits Kingdom COUPLES

sightseeing
256 612 815
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Sugi Bee farm

sightseeing
256 512 517
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Kusasenri

sightseeing
256 456 832
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Mt.Aso Nakadake Crater

sightseeing
256 460 252
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Mt.Aso Ropeway

sightseeing
256 459 183
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Oita Airport(OIT)

public_facility
265 208 724*76
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Asahidai Rest House

sightseeing
269 015 250
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Kokonoe Suspension Bridge

sightseeing
440 882 875
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Yamanami Farm

sightseeing
440 793 731
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Chojabaru(Tadewara Wetland)

sightseeing
440 702 746
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Guernsey Farm

sightseeing
440 527 236
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Kuju Flower Park

seasonal_spot
440 464 410
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CHEZ Tani

restaurant
440 578 372
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Okamoto Tofu shop

restaurant
202 298 117
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Oita riverside

sightseeing
269 328 637*12
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Nishiyunouraenchi Observatory

sightseeing
256 871 176
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Komezuka view spot

sightseeing
256 516 345
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Cuddly Dominion

sightseeing
256 638 581
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Tatsumaki Jigoku

sightseeing
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Chinoike Jigoku

sightseeing
46 552 832
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Shiraike Jigoku

sightseeing
46 522 396*00
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Kamado Jigoku

sightseeing
46 522 420*37
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Beppu Jigoku Hells

sightseeing
46 521 411*30
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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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Lake Kinrin

sightseeing
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Yufuin Floral Village

sightseeing
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Nice view spot of Souther side of Mt.Aso

sightseeing
256 366 816*80
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Yukemuri Observatory

sightseeing
46 523 436*84
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Boi Boi

restaurant
440 435 874
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Milk Land Farm

restaurant
440 854 844
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Aso

public_facility
256 215 638
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Fukuoka

rental_car
13 320 278*38
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Kumamoto Castle

sightseeing
29 489 225
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Suizenji Garden

sightseeing
29 433 608*75
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Yanagawa Canal Cruise

sightseeing
69 875 543*27
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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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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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Dazaifu Tenmangu shrine

sightseeing
55 333 771*40
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Starbucks Dazaifu Branch

restaurant
No car park
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Yanagawa Canal Cruise

sightseeing
69 875 543*27
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Ohana Shotoen

sightseeing
69 843 570
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Yanagawa Sunflower Garden

sightseeing
69 720 217
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Ganso Motoyoshiya

restaurant
69 874 678*52
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Tachibana Udon Yanagawa

restaurant
69 875 729*56
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Tachibana Udon Kurume

restaurant
37 531 886
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Saffron Hamburg

restaurant
69 876 234
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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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Sugi Bee farm

sightseeing
256 512 517
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Kusasenri

sightseeing
256 456 832
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Mt.Aso Nakadake Crater

sightseeing
256 460 252
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Mt.Aso Ropeway

sightseeing
256 459 183
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Isshingyo Cherry blossom

sightseeing
256 276 765
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Roadside Station Asobo no SatoKugino

public_facility
256 215 638
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Merukoro Bread factory

restaurant
256 361 512
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Aso Milk Ranch

sightseeing
480 454 250
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Suizenji Garden

sightseeing
29 433 608*75
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Kumamoto Castle

sightseeing
29 489 225
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Sakuranobaba Johsaien Castle Town

sightseeing
29 459 861*87
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Kumamoto Airport

public_facility
29 598 574
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Yame Chuo Tea Garden

sightseeing
37 267 224*20
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Mitsui Miike Coal Mine Mandako Pit

sightseeing
69 279 703
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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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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 Aso
This day will head from Yufuin/Beppu to Aso. Mileage is 140㎞ only. However, this day has many attractions and it is recommended to start 8:00~9:00 if you don't lile huried travel. The first destination is "Kokonoe Suspension Bridge(九重夢大吊橋)". In particular, you can see wonderful colored leaves in the Autumn. Then you can stop by farm which provide fresh yogurt drinks and beautiful wetland which has 1 - 2.5km walking trails. "Kurokawa Onsen town(黒川温泉)" is good place to have lunch. Our daily driving map will let you know nice recommended restaurants there. The biggest highlight on this day is driving along the Aso Sky Line from "Skyline observatory" to "Daikanbo Observatory(大観峰)". Driving on outer rim of a Aso caldera will be your lifetime unforgettable memory. If you have time, let's go to "Kusasenri(草千里)". Breathtaking panoramic grass plains are waiting for you. Aso area where you stay this day is countryside and you had better to eat dinner at your inn. Then please control your schedule to reach your inn by 18 around o'clock.
Stay at Aso
You will stay Aso(阿蘇) area on this day. Accommodations are located around Mt.Aso(阿蘇山) the symbol of this area. You can choose prefer type of accommodations from variety of options like fine Ryokan with Onsen, reasonable western style hotels and so on. Aso area is consider as countryside. Restaurants, shops and convenience stores are very limited and difficult to find place to have dinner and breakfast. Don't forget to book plan with dinner and breakfast. Most of accommodations don't charge parking fee.
Day. 3Aso to Fukuoka
This day will go back to Fukuoka from Aso. Because of long mileage 200km 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 "Kusasenri(草千里)" in Mt.Aso, let's go there first. Breathtaking panoramic grass plains are waiting for you. Then, let's move to Kumamoto city. The symbol of the city ”Kumamoto castle(熊本城)” is under reconstruction from the damage of the earthquake. It may be nicer to visit sonderful Japanese garden "Suizenji Jojuen Garden(水前寺成趣園)". Next destination is Yanagawa town. "Ohana Shotoen(御花松涛園)" is old house and amazing Japanese garden which was built about 300 years ago. Recommended lunch on this day are Kumamoto Ramen, traditional grilled eel and cheap and good local Udon noodle. We will let you know all the restaurants with daily driving map. "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
707FukuokaFukuokareturn_tripnormal480 km¥ 0check
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