10 days in Japan & Kuala Lumpur Itinerary

10 days in Japan & Kuala Lumpur Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 1 night
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Fukuoka, Japan
— 1 day
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Kumamoto, Japan
— 1 night
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Kagoshima, Japan
— 1 night
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Kirishima, Japan
— 1 night
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Takachiho-cho, Japan
— 1 night
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Minami-cho, Japan
— 1 day
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Beppu, Japan
— 1 day
9
Nagasaki, Japan
— 1 night

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur ©
A holiday in Kuala Lumpur, a modern metropolis and capital of Malaysia, reveals a place where colonial influences, Asian traditions, and modern aesthetics come together in urban architecture and street layout.
On the 24th (Fri), enjoy breathtaking views from Menara Kuala Lumpur, admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers, thenexplore the fascinating underground world of Batu Caves, and finally stroll around KL Bird Park. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, thenlook for gifts at Kia Klemenz Gifts & Souvenirs, thenwalk around KLCC Park, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Central Market Kuala Lumpur.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kuala Lumpur trip maker site.

If you are flying in from Malaysia, the closest major aiports are Kuala Lumpur International Airport and Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah International Airport. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Batu Caves
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Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
KLCC Park ©
KLCC Park

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Fukuoka, Japan

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.
On the 26th (Sun), buy something for everyone on your list at Tenjin Underground Shopping Center, pick up some local products at Osakana Tengoku, thentake in the pleasant sights at Ohori Park, and finally explore the world behind art at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Fukuoka trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from Kuala Lumpur to Fukuoka in 10.5 hours. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Fukuoka, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in May, things will get a bit cooler in Fukuoka: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Kumamoto.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Shopping Parks Museums
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Tenjin Underground Shopping Center ©
Tenjin Underground Shopping Center
Fukuoka Asian Art Museum ©
Fukuoka Asian Art Museum
Ohori Park ©
Ohori Park

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Kumamoto, Japan

Kumamoto ©
Centered around its castle, Kumamoto stands as a historic city with plenty of modern-day appeal to add to the mix.
On the 27th (Mon), take in nature's colorful creations at Kenmotsu Daijumoku Garden, step into the grandiose world of Kumamoto Castle, thenadmire the masterpieces at Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, thenstroll around Suizenji Jojuen Garden, and finally get engrossed in the history at Newspaper Museum.

Make your Kumamoto itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can take a train from Fukuoka to Kumamoto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Kagoshima.

Things to do in Kumamoto

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Suizenji Jojuen Garden ©
Suizenji Jojuen Garden
Kumamoto Castle ©
Kumamoto Castle
Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto ©
Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto

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Kagoshima, Japan

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): take in the pleasant sights at Sengan-en, enjoy breathtaking views from Shiroyama Observatory, thenboost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, and finally explore the world behind art at Nagashima Museum.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kagoshima road trip planner.

Take a train from Kumamoto to Kagoshima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Kagoshima are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kirishima.

Things to do in Kagoshima

Historic Sites Spas Museums
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Sengan-en ©
Sengan-en
Nagashima Museum ©
Nagashima Museum
Shiroyama Observatory ©
Shiroyama Observatory

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Kirishima, Japan

Kirishima ©
The city of Kirishima, established in 2005 by the merging of several smaller towns, makes a popular base for exploring the volcanic mountain range of the surrounding national park.
On the 29th (Wed), brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kirishima Distillery, take in breathtaking views at Kirishima Shinsuikyo, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Kirishima Shrine, and finally make a trip to Kareigawa Station.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kirishima attractions tool.

Traveling by car from Kagoshima to Kirishima takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. May in Kirishima sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car to Takachiho-cho.

Things to do in Kirishima

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Kirishima Shrine ©
Kirishima Shrine
Kareigawa Station ©
Kareigawa Station

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Takachiho-cho, Japan

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Tokubetsuto Rice Terraces, explore the stunning scenery at Takachiho Gorge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Amanomanai, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Takachiho Shrine, and finally go for a walk through Amano Yasugawara.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Takachiho-cho fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by car from Kirishima to Takachiho-cho takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. May in Takachiho-cho sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Minami-cho.

Things to do in Takachiho-cho

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Takachiho Gorge ©
Takachiho Gorge
Takachiho Shrine ©
Takachiho Shrine
Amano Yasugawara ©
Amano Yasugawara

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Minami-cho, Japan

Minami-cho ©
On the 31st (Fri), see the interesting displays at Hiwasa Chelonian Museum Caretta, take in the spiritual surroundings of Yakuoji Temple, thenexplore the activities along Semba Kaigai, thencruise along Minami Awa Sun Line, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Ebisudo.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Minami-cho road trip app.

Getting from Takachiho-cho to Minami-cho by car takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Takachiho-cho in May, plan for little chillier days in Minami-cho, with highs around °C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Beppu.

Things to do in Minami-cho

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Hiwasa Chelonian Museum Caretta ©
Hiwasa Chelonian Museum Caretta

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Beppu, Japan

Beppu ©
The resort town of Beppu puts the geothermal nature of the region to good use.
On the 1st (Sat), stroll through Beppu Park, thenadmire the natural beauty at Tekizanso, thentake in the natural beauty of Hells of Beppu, and finally soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Beppu itinerary planner.

Drive from Minami-cho to Beppu in 8 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in June, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can go by car to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Beppu

Parks Nature Spas

Side Trip

Tekizanso
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Hells of Beppu ©
Hells of Beppu
Onsen Resorts
Beppu Park ©
Beppu Park

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Nagasaki, Japan

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Nagasaki journey maker site.

Getting from Beppu to Nagasaki by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in June, and nighttime lows around °C. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Museums
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Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum

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