9 days in Japan Itinerary

9 days in Japan Itinerary

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9 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Fukuoka
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Kitakyushu
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Beppu
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Takachiho-cho
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Kumamoto
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
6
Nagasaki
— 1 night
train:  2​h
7
Fukuoka
— 1 night
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

1
night
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Fukuoka Castle Ruins, Maizuru Park, Ohori Park, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): have fun at Canal City Hakata, let the kids burn off some steam at Ohori Park, then stroll around Maizuru Park, and finally contemplate the long history of Fukuoka Castle Ruins.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Fukuoka driving holiday planning tool .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Fukuoka is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Fukuoka. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in November, expect Fukuoka to be cooler, temps between 20°C and 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Thu) before leaving for Kitakyushu.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Parks Fun & Games Historic Sites
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Ohori Park ©
Ohori Park
Canal City Hakata ©
Canal City Hakata
Fukuoka Castle Ruins ©
Fukuoka Castle Ruins

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kyushu Railway History Museum, Old Mojimitsui Club and Mojiko Station. On the 21st (Thu), examine the collection at Kyushu Railway History Museum, steep yourself in history at Old Mojimitsui Club, then make a trip to Mojiko Station, and finally take a stroll through Mojiko Retro.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kitakyushu trip maker .

You can drive from Fukuoka to Kitakyushu in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in November, and nighttime lows around 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Fri) before leaving for Beppu.

Things to do in Kitakyushu

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Highlights from your plan
Kyushu Railway History Museum ©
Kyushu Railway History Museum
Mojiko Retro ©
Mojiko Retro
Old Mojimitsui Club ©
Old Mojimitsui Club

1
night
Beppu

Beppu ©
The resort town of Beppu puts the geothermal nature of the region to good use.
You've added Yufuin Area, Lake Kinrin, Shidakako Lake, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): explore the activities along Shidakako Lake, explore the activities along Lake Kinrin, appreciate the extensive heritage of Yufuin Area, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Yufu, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Hells of Beppu.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Beppu trip itinerary planning tool .

You can take a train from Kitakyushu to Beppu in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. November in Beppu sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Sat) before leaving for Takachiho-cho.

Things to do in Beppu

Nature Parks Baths

Side Trip

Yufu
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Lake Kinrin ©
Lake Kinrin
Hells of Beppu ©
Hells of Beppu
Mt. Yufu ©
Mt. Yufu

few
hours
Takachiho-cho

Takachiho-cho ©
The mountain town of Takachiho-cho remains a place of great importance to Japan's spiritual and natural heritage, and the point where these two things intersect.
On the 23rd (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Amanomanai, take in breathtaking views at Takachiho Gorge, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Amano Iwato Shrine, and finally go for a walk through Amano Yasugawara.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Takachiho-cho trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Beppu to Takachiho-cho takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Takachiho-cho can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kumamoto.

Things to do in Takachiho-cho

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Highlights from your plan
Amano Iwato Shrine ©
Amano Iwato Shrine
Takachiho Gorge ©
Takachiho Gorge
Amano Yasugawara ©
Amano Yasugawara

1
night
Kumamoto

Kumamoto ©
Centered around its castle, Kumamoto stands as a historic city with plenty of modern-day appeal to add to the mix.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kato Shrine, Kumamoto Castle and Kumamoto Prefectural Museum of Art. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Kumamoto Prefectural Museum of Art, then explore the historical opulence of Kumamoto Castle, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kato Shrine.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kumamoto vacation site .

You can drive from Takachiho-cho to Kumamoto in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and train. November in Kumamoto sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Sun) before leaving for Nagasaki.

Things to do in Kumamoto

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Nov 23 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Kumamoto Castle ©
Kumamoto Castle
Kato Shrine ©
Kato Shrine
Kumamoto Prefectural Museum of Art ©

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Inasayama Observation Deck, Unzen Jigoku (Unzen Hell), Unzen Nita Pass, and other attractions you added. On the 24th (Sun), take in panoramic vistas at Unzen Nita Pass, then make a trip to Unzen Jigoku (Unzen Hell), then take in nature's colorful creations at Glover Garden, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Inasayama Observation Deck.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Nagasaki trip planner .

You can drive from Kumamoto to Nagasaki in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in November, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Unzen
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Highlights from your plan
Glover Garden ©
Glover Garden
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum
Nagasaki Peace Park ©
Nagasaki Peace Park

1
night
Fukuoka

Fukuoka ©
You've added Canal City Hakata, Akizuki Castle Remains, Uminonakamichi Seaside Park, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Uminonakamichi Seaside Park, steep yourself in history at Akizuki Castle Remains, and then make a trip to Yatai.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Fukuoka online travel planner .

Traveling by train from Nagasaki to Fukuoka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. On the 26th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Akizuki Castle Remains
Find places to stay Nov 25 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Hakatamachiya Furusatokan ©
Hakatamachiya Furusatokan
Uminonakamichi Seaside Park ©
Uminonakamichi Seaside Park
Canal City Hakata ©
Canal City Hakata

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