10 days in Japan Itinerary

10 days in Japan Itinerary

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10 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Kota Bharu
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
Fukuoka
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
2
Saga
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
3
Nagasaki
— 1 night
4
Aso
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Kagoshima
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
6
Oita
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
7
Kitakyushu
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Kota Bharu

2
nights
Fukuoka

Fukuoka ©
The largest city on the island, Fukuoka formed through the merger of two former cities that had grown up either side of the Naka River.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): take a stroll through Nishijin Shopping District, then let the kids burn off some steam at Ohori Park, and then wander the streets of Shintencho Shopping Street. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Nanzoin, then enjoy the sand and surf at Miyajihama Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nyuhozen-ji Temple, and finally stroll through Katsuma Beach.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Fukuoka online driving holiday planner .

Kota Bharu, Malaysia to Fukuoka is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 1 hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Kota Bharu in June: high temperatures in Fukuoka hover around 30°C and lows are around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Saga.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Miyajihama Beach, Nanzoin
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Ohori Park ©
Ohori Park
Nanzoin ©
Nanzoin
Nishijin Shopping District ©
Nishijin Shopping District

few
hours
Saga

Saga ©
Saga is the capital city of Saga Prefecture, located on the island of Kyushu, Japan.Saga was the capital of Saga Domain in the Edo period, and largest city of former Hizen Province.As of February 28, 2017, the city has an estimated population of 234,453 and a population density of 543 persons per km². To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Saga trip itinerary builder .

Take a train from Fukuoka to Saga in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Saga can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. On the 14th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Saga

Historic Sites Parks
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Sagajo Park ©
Sagajo Park
Kōden-ji Temple ©
Kōden-ji Temple

1
night
Nagasaki

Nagasaki ©
The hilly port city of Nagasaki has become known internationally as one of the two Japanese cities to be destroyed by an atomic bomb towards the close of World War II.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Nagasaki Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims and then stroll around Nagasaki Peace Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Nagasaki vacation app .

You can drive from Saga to Nagasaki in 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to Aso.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Nagasaki Peace Park ©
Nagasaki Peace Park
Mirai Nagasaki Coco Walk ©
Mirai Nagasaki Coco Walk

1
night
Aso

Aso
Formed in 2005 after the merger of several smaller towns, Aso still offers a break from the urbane.
On the 16th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kuninomiyatsuko Shrine, boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, then get to know the fascinating history of Aso Mizuki Meguri, and finally look for gifts at Monzenmachi Shopping Street.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Aso trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Nagasaki to Aso takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kagoshima.

Things to do in Aso

Historic Sites Shopping Baths
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night
Kagoshima

Kagoshima
Kagoshima sits across the bay from Sakurajima, an active volcano that serves as a symbol of the city and works its way into many aspects of life here.
To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kagoshima trip planner .

Drive from Aso to Kagoshima in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In June in Kagoshima, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 22°C at night. On the 17th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Oita.

Things to do in Kagoshima

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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night
Oita

Oita ©
The gateway to a wealth of dynamic landscapes and some of the country's most atmospheric religious and cultural sites, Oita, in touristic terms, acts primarily as a transport hub.
To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Oita online trip builder .

Traveling by train from Kagoshima to Oita takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in June, and nighttime lows around 23°C. On the 18th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Kitakyushu.

Things to do in Oita

Shopping Historic Sites
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Sasamuta Shrine ©
Sasamuta Shrine

1
night
Kitakyushu

Kitakyushu ©
An important gateway for trade and travel between Honshu and Kyushu, the city of Kitakyushu has an old industrial waterfront and provides access to a number of natural sites across the wider region.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): buy something for everyone on your list at Riverwalk Kitakyushu.

For other places to visit and tourist information, use the Kitakyushu day trip app .

Traveling by train from Oita to Kitakyushu takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daily temperatures in Kitakyushu can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Kitakyushu

Shopping Historic Sites
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Riverwalk Kitakyushu ©
Riverwalk Kitakyushu
Kokura Castle ©
Kokura Castle

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