(Updated March 19, 2018)
Hey everyone! I’d just returned from Japan!!!
First of all, I’m totally sold on the idea that free and easy is the ONLY way to travel, especially if you are going to countries which are not too risky such as Malaysia, Thailand, Korea, Japan, UK and US. This is my second time in Japan and I enjoyed it a lot more because it was self-drive and free-and-easy. My husband enjoys driving and even if you don’t, Japan is a wonderful country to drive around in as the drivers are courteous and the roads are as smooth as a baby’s bottom, even in the countryside!
The plus sides are: Taking your time, visiting places you want to visit and spending more time at each location, taking in the scenery, stopping for a photo opportunity, a more personal interaction with the locals and less group stress. Do I need to say more?
The downside is: Hours and hours of preparation.
I always plan our family/group trips such as to Malacca, Cameron Highlands, Penang, Thailand etc. and so, planning itineraries are nothing new to me. This itinerary took me over 30 hours of research but it was a happy process! That’s why I’ve decided to post this itinerary up which I hope might help YOU in your future planning to Kyushu – specifically, Fukuoka, Saga, Nagasaki and Kumamoto prefectures. I realized also that tons of people have visit Hokkaido in the winter so there is waaaay more material you can find on the internet if you are going there but there are not much guides available for Kyushu.
Also, I will definitely be writing further blog posts on detailed sights in Kyushu which can’t be missed! I will try my best to go through all the juicy details of our trip by sharing beautiful photos and detailed locations in the coming weeks. Meanwhile, this was our intinerary!
5D4N to Discovering Kyushu