For our time in Kyushu, we chose a simple but packed 3D2N trip, that creates a circuit to 3 main areas, with stops along the way. As you can that it has a rank of 2 stars, which is based on how busy you might get. Also we had to pay a 1,500 yen Highway fee, because highways aren't free to use in Japan! This route will take you from Fukuoka, to Beppu, to Kumamoto and then back to Fukuoka and you'll even get the chance to stay at Mt. Aso if you so wish!
So let us take you on our adventure!
DAY 2: A Packed Day Of Fun!
Day 2 will take you from Yufuin/Beppu to Aso.
Again, this trip has a lot packed in so we headed out at about 8am to try and get everything included!
The first destination was "Kokonoe Suspension Bridge(九重夢大吊橋)". We were told that you can see wonderful coloured leaves in the Autumn. We then stopped at a farm which provided fresh yogurt drinks as well as beautiful wetlands which has 1 - 2.5km walking trails.
"Kurokawa Onsen town(黒川温泉)" is where we stopped off for lunch. Our daily driving map gave us a hint at what the nice recommended restaurants are there.
The biggest highlight on this day though, was driving along the Aso Sky Line from "Skyline observatory" to "Daikanbo Observatory(大観峰)". Driving on outer rim of the Aso caldera was a once in a lifetime unforgettable experience. We finally headed to to "Kusasenri(草千里)". which had breathtaking panoramic grass plains.
The Aso area is where we stayed, out in nature. We reached the designated stopping point at around 6pm.
- Kokonoe Dream Suspension Bridge
- Relaxing Kurokawa Onsen
Drive Japan: Looking To Bring Hokkaido Driving Routes To You!
In addition to providing services in Kyushu and Okinawa, Drive Japan is currently planning to launch a self-driving route in Hokkaido!
Hokkaido, which also has a wealth of natural resources and an abundance of places to visit, is a perfect choice for self-driving travel!
If you are planning a self-driving tour of Hokkaido or are interested in Drive Japan's plans,
Click on the link for details: https://en.japankurufunding.com/projects/drive-japan/