13 days in Fukuoka Prefecture & Osaka Prefecture Itinerary

13 days in Fukuoka Prefecture & Osaka Prefecture Itinerary

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13 days in Fukuoka Prefecture & Osaka Prefecture Itinerary

Start: Jakarta
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Fukuoka
— 6 nights
train:  3​h
2
Osaka
— 5 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Jakarta

6
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Nakasu, Tochoji Temple, Kushida Shrine, and other attractions. Koishiwarayaki Traditional Industry Plaza and Kurume World Camellia Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Fukuoka City Archaeology Center and Kyushu Railway History Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Fukuoka side-trips: Mojiko Retro (in Kitakyushu), Kusenbuyama (in Tosu) and Dazaifu (Tenkai Inari Shrine, Dazaifu Temmangu Homotsuden, & more). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Fukuoka Citizen’s Disaster Prevention Center, enjoy breathtaking views from Fukuoka Tower, browse the different shops at Tenjin Underground Shopping Center, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Fukuoka City Zoological Garden.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Fukuoka day trip planning app .

Jakarta, Indonesia to Fukuoka is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Jakarta to Fukuoka. Traveling from Jakarta in November, expect Fukuoka to be much colder, temps between 20°C and 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Osaka.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Dazaifu, Kitakyushu, Sasaguri-machi, Tosu, Wonder Museum
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Kusenbuyama ©
Kusenbuyama
Dazaifu Temmangu
Dazaifu Temmangu
Canal City Hakata ©
Canal City Hakata

5
nights
Osaka

Osaka ©
Proud of their hometown's distinct culture and dialect, many natives of Osaka describe their city as "Japan's anti-capital." An antidote to Tokyo's hectic energy, Osaka marches to the beat of its own drum, serving as the country's longtime commercial and industrial hub.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Gion and Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Head to Dotonbori and Hankyu Umeda Galleryfor some retail therapy. Explore Osaka's surroundings by going to Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine (in Fushimi), Nara (Nara Park & Todaiji Temple Cultural Center) and Kyoto (Kyoto National Museum, Hosomi Museum, & more). There's more to do: examine the collection at Museum of Oriental Ceramics and step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Osaka trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by train from Fukuoka to Osaka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. November in Osaka sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kyoto, Nara
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Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

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