6 days in Kumamoto, Oita & Fukuoka Itinerary

6 days in Kumamoto, Oita & Fukuoka Itinerary

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6 days in Kumamoto, Oita & Fukuoka Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
Fly:  9​h
1
Kumamoto
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
2
Oita
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Fukuoka
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Bangkok

1
day
Kumamoto

Kumamoto ©
Centered around its castle, Kumamoto stands as a historic city with plenty of modern-day appeal to add to the mix.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Catholic Tetori Church, then admire the masterpieces at Shimada Museum of Arts, then take in the awesome beauty at Mt.Kinpozan Ichinotake, and finally get engrossed in the history at Newspaper Museum.

For ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kumamoto trip itinerary site .

Bangkok, Thailand to Kumamoto is an approximately 9-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 Bangkok to Kumamoto. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Bangkok in June, with highs in Kumamoto at 30°C and lows at 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Oita.

Things to do in Kumamoto

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trip

Mt.Kinpozan Ichinotake
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Shimada Museum of Arts ©
Shimada Museum of Arts
Catholic Tetori Church ©
Catholic Tetori Church

1
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): look for gifts at Bungo Niwasaki Ichiba, stroll around Peace Citizen Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sasamuta Shrine, then make a trip to Takase Stone Budda, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yusuhara Hachiman Shrine.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Oita online trip builder .

Traveling by train from Kumamoto to Oita takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Oita are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Oita

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
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Sasamuta Shrine ©
Sasamuta Shrine

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 15th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Atago Jinja Shrine, get lost in a book at Fukuoka City Public Library, take an in-depth tour of Fukuoka City Museum, then examine the collection at Fukuoka Citizen’s Disaster Prevention Center, and finally examine the collection at OH Sadaharu Baseball Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sun): stroll around Maizuru Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kashii-gu, then buy something for everyone on your list at Hakata Deitos, then make a trip to Hakata Bus Terminal, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hakozaki-gu.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Fukuoka trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Oita to Fukuoka takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Fukuoka City Museum ©
Fukuoka City Museum
Hakozaki Shrine ©
Hakozaki Shrine
Atago Jinja Shrine ©
Atago Jinja Shrine

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