14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

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14 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly + bus:  11​h
1
Beppu
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Yufu
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Kitakyushu
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
4
Osaka
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Fukuyama
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Singapore

2
nights
Beppu

Beppu ©
The resort town of Beppu puts the geothermal nature of the region to good use.
On the 11th (Wed), get a taste of the local shopping with Angel Kimono Rental Beppu, take in the natural beauty of Hells of Beppu, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Umi Jigoku, and finally soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: witness a stunning natural landmark at Tsurunoyu, meet the residents at African Safari, and then find something for the whole family at Centleisure Kiijima Highlands Park.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Beppu online trip itinerary builder .

Singapore, Singapore to Beppu is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Time (SGT) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 1 hour. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Singapore in December, with highs in Beppu at 13°C and lows at 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Yufu.

Things to do in Beppu

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trip

African Safari
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Hells of Beppu ©
Hells of Beppu
African Safari ©
African Safari
Umi Jigoku ©
Umi Jigoku

2
nights
Yufu

Yufu ©
Discover widely renowned onsens on a tour of Yufu, a tranquil town overlooked by a two-peaked mountain.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Yufu, explore the activities along Lake Kinrin, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Jakoshi Observatory. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Yamanami Highway, look for all kinds of wild species at Ogi Rice Terraces, then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Kuju, and finally look for gifts at Wahaha.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Yufu online trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Beppu to Yufu in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kitakyushu.

Things to do in Yufu

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Yamanami Highway, Mt. Kuju, Ogi Rice Terraces
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Lake Kinrin ©
Lake Kinrin
Mt. Yufu ©
Mt. Yufu

2
nights
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.
On the 15th (Sun), make a trip to Sarakurayama Cable Car Parking Lot, then head outdoors with Mt Sarakura, and then learn more about the world around you at Kitakyushu Museum of Natural History & Human History. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Kokura Castle, then engage your brain at Kitakyushu Culture and Science Museum for Youth, then take in the dramatic natural features at Hiraodai, and finally learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Itozu no Mori Zoological Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kitakyushu attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Yufu to Kitakyushu takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in December, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kitakyushu

Museums Outdoors Parks
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Mt Sarakura ©
Mt Sarakura
Hiraodai ©
Hiraodai

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.
Kids will enjoy Universal Studios Japan and Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Osaka: Kyoto (Arashiyama, Kinkaku-ji, & more), Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine (in Fushimi) and Kiyomizu-dera Temple (in Higashiyama). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, get your game on at Sunset Owl Cafe, and wander the streets of Dotonbori.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Osaka trip itinerary builder site .

You can take a train from Kitakyushu to Osaka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. December in Osaka sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Fukuyama.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Kyoto
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple

2
nights
Fukuyama

Fukuyama ©
A trip to Fukuyama, a riverside city known for its fragrant roses, is not complete without a visit to its main attraction, a quaint port village lined with old wooden houses and fishing boats.
On the 22nd (Sun), appreciate the extensive heritage of Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter, explore the world behind art at Ohara Museum of Art, then have fun at Holy Zion's Park St. Valentine, Fukuyama, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kosanji Temple.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Fukuyama holiday maker app .

Traveling by car from Osaka to Fukuyama takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Osaka in December, expect nights in Fukuyama to be about the same, around 2°C, while days are little chillier, around 9°C. On the 23rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fukuyama

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Kurashiki, Kosanji Temple
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Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter ©
Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter
Ohara Museum of Art ©
Ohara Museum of Art

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