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Helpful information about Kyushu

Transit and transportation
Expressways provide a convenient mode of travel in Kyushu. A day trip to Kagoshima City takes only three hours and 20 minutes from Fukuoka Airport.
About the airports
There are two airports in Fukuoka and one in each of Kyushu’s other prefectures. Fukuoka Airport is especially convenient, with multiple flights to various destinations and rental car counters in the International Passenger Terminal Building. Consider booking your rental car through Rakuten Travel before your arrival to ensure a smooth registration and pick-up process.
Sightseeing and activities
There are seven prefectures in Kyushu: Fukuoka, Saga, Oita, Nagasaki, Kumamoto, Miyazaki, and Kagoshima. Fukuoka City, the liveliest city in Kyushu, offers visitors a wide range of activities from shopping to visiting historic landmarks. One such place is Dazaifu, a very popular destination about 25 minutes away from Fukuoka Airport by car. Oita is scattered with popular hot spring resorts and is a great place for those who want to enjoy hot springs to the fullest. Both Beppu and Yufuin are especially famous and only an hour away from Oita Airport by car. Saga is a great place to visit for those who want to immerse themselves in history and tradition. From Saga Airport, Arita (known for Arita-yaki porcelain) is about an hour and 20-minute drive. Yoshinogari, where visitors can immerse themselves in the Yayoi period, is about 40 minutes away. For a deeper understanding of Japan's relationship with the world, consider exploring Nagasaki. A 40-minute drive from Nagasaki Airport will take you to Nagasaki City, where Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum and Dejima are located. For history and nature buffs, Kumamoto is the place to go. About 50 minutes away from Kumamoto Airport is Kumamoto City, known for Kumamoto Castle, and Aso, where Mount Aso is located. Miyazaki offers a wide range of unique sightseeing destinations. Just a 40-minute drive from Miyazaki Airport lies Nichinan, home to the official Moai statues, while the mythical land of Takachiho awaits about two hours away. Kagoshima is a great place where nature coexists with everyday life. Sakurajima is about an hour and 20 minutes away by car from Kagoshima Airport, and Kirishima with its prestigious shrine is about 30 minutes away.