Japan Trip 2014: 9D8N Hiroshima & Kyushu Area
Okay lar, actually I have no idea what to put up a title for this post. I touched down at Nagoya but didn’t cover much as we were travelling to the southern part of Japan and covered a little bit of here and there in Hiroshima but mainly in Kyushu area. A month has gone but my mind and soul (sometimes) are still left in Japan. I just can’t wait to go back again.
Well, here is the summary about my trip. It can be your reference if you loved to and I will try to upload more about the daily activities and places I visited in Japan. 🙂
|Day 1||Day 2||Day 3||Day 4||Day 5|
|In||KL/ Nagoya||Nagoya/ Hiroshima/ Kumamoto||Kumamoto/ Aso||Aso/ Miyazaki/|
|Breakfast/ Brunch||Onigiri &Milk from Bellmart Convenient Store||Hotel breakfast||Ryokan breakfast||Hotel breakfast|
|Arrival at Hiroshima > tram to Hondori||Kumamoto Castle|
Picked up the rental car at Time Car Rental
Sugi Yohoen 杉养蜂园
Aso Farm Village
Aso Shrine 阿蘇神社
|Arrival at Saga > Check in Comfort Hotel
Yoshinogari Historical Park
|Lunch||Okonomiyaki @ お好み焼うずしお||Yakiniku @ だん炭火烧肉opposite Yuuhoen Fruits Land 優峰園フルーツランド||阿蘇おもいでラーメン||Udon at JR Saga Station|
|Arrival at Chubu International Airport Nagoya > train to Nagoya Station||Arrival at Uchinomaki > check in Shinwaen Ryokan |
|Light meal at Nagoya Station|
Nagoya Ramen NAGOYA なご家
|Hot bath in onsen |
And chill around
|Manai Waterfall of Takachiho-kyo (Gorge)||Kami Arita - Birthplace of porcelain
Traditional house Shujian
|Check in > Hotel Wing International Nagoya||Arrival at Kumamoto > check in GR Hotel Suidocho||Drove back to Kumamoto > check in JR Kyushu Hotel|
|Dinner||郷土・海鮮 肥後の陣屋||9-course dinner at Shinwaen Ryokan||So-ya 惣や||龍馬軍鶏農場|
|Oasis 21||Shimotori||Shimotori||Meet up with my Japanese guest sisters|
|Stay||Hotel Wing International Nagoya||GR Hotel Suidocho||Shinwaen Ryokan旅館 親和苑||JR Kyushu Hotel||Comfort Hotel Saga|
|Day 6||Day 7||Day 8||Day 9|
|In||Saga/ Nagasaki/ Saga||Saga/ Hakata||Hakata/ Chubu IA Nagoya||Chubu/ KL|
|Breakfast/ Brunch||Hotel Breakfast||Hotel Breakfast||Hotel Breakfast||Hotel Breakfast|
|Arrival at Nagasaki > |
Hamanomachi Shopping Arcade
Former Chinese Settlement
|Arrival at Hakata > Check in Hotel Sunsline Fukuoka > Tosu Premium Outlet||JR Hakata City|
Amu Plaza Hakata
|Omiyage Shop in Chubu IA|
|Lunch||Milan Indian Curry Restaurant||Ippudo Ramen Express||Ekibento|
|Travel back to Nagoya||Fly back to KL 🙁|
Atomic Bomb Epicenter
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum
Mount Inasa for night view
|Continue shopping at Tosu Premium Outlet|
|Catch the second last train back to Saga||Travel back to Hakata||Arrival at Nagoya|
|Unagi rice @ Nagoya Station|
Dessert @ Café Gentiane Leger
|Train to Airport|
|Stay||Comfort Hotel Saga||Hotel Sunsline Fukuoka||Toyoko Inn Chubu|
A Bome Dome, Hiroshima
It is part of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996. The ruin serves as a memorial to the people who were killed in the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on 6 August 1945.
Manholes in Japan are way so cute!!!
One of the most impressive castles in Japan.
The unstable Mount Aso. The ropeway is closed until further notice. So we couldn’t get to visit there.
It was once an active volcano but now it is covered in grass, with the crate area sunken at the top.
One of the best stay ever in Ryokan with onsen (hot spring bath)
Served with 9-course kaiseki dinner and shiawase breakfast
And slept on the warmest and most comfortable tatami.
Manai Waterfall of Takachiho-kyo (Gorge)
It is selected as one of the best fine waterfalls in Japan. Due to the time constrains, we were not able to take the boat ride and have a clear view of the waterfall as well as further explore Miyazaki. Will definitely return for more as there are few places of attraction to visit such as the Amano Iwato Shrine
It was early autumn, the leaves slower turned into red.
Paddy field; soon to harvest
Peace Park, Nagasaki
Took the ropeway up to Mount Inasa for this spectacular night view.
Everyone’s heaven including men too!
Crazy time at Tosu Premium Outlet.
Must try at Fukuoka’s famous open air food stall, Yatai 屋台
Caught the beautiful sunrise of Japan before flying off.
14 thoughts on “Japan Trip 2014: 9D8N Hiroshima & Kyushu Area”
Hi! Great itinerary for Kyushu and will be most helpful for future planning purposes 🙂 I noticed that you rented a car for some of the days. Is the Malaysian Driver’s License sufficient to drive in Japan or must we hold an International Driver’s License?
yes we rented a car for 2 days.
You will need to get the international driver license for that. 🙂
Aww… I guess I’ll have to factor that in first before planning any self drive trips in Japan.
Thank you for the reply! 🙂
you are most welcome. 🙂
which area do you plan to visit in Japan?
Similar to your itinerary. The Kyushu area and also Hiroshima/Miyajima 🙂 I am sure trains are quite convenient to get from city to city but my main concern is those more “ulu” but beautiful sightseeing places. A car will definitely be more convenient.