10 days in Japan Itinerary

10 days in Japan Itinerary

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10 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Kumamoto
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Aso
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Yufu
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
4
Beppu
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Nagasaki
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Sasebo
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Saga
— 1 night
train:  45​min
8
Fukuoka
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Singapore

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kato Shrine, go for a walk through Kumamoto Castle, admire the masterpieces at Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, then admire the natural beauty at Suizenji Jojuen Garden, then make a trip to Sl Hitoyoshi, and finally take an in-depth tour of Sakuranobaba Johsaien.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kumamoto holiday planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Kumamoto is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Kumamoto is 1 hour. Traveling from Singapore in December, things will get cooler in Kumamoto: highs are around 12°C and lows about 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Aso.

Things to do in Kumamoto

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Sl Hitoyoshi
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Kumamoto Castle ©
Kumamoto Castle
Suizenji Jojuen Garden ©
Suizenji Jojuen Garden
Sakuranobaba Johsaien ©
Sakuranobaba Johsaien

1
night
Aso

Aso ©
Formed in 2005 after the merger of several smaller towns, Aso still offers a break from the urbane.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Daikanbo, appreciate the extensive heritage of Aso Mizuki Meguri, then take a memorable drive along Aso Panorama Line, and finally make a trip to Kusasenri.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Aso trip planner .

Traveling by train from Kumamoto to Aso takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Aso are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can drive to Yufu.

Things to do in Aso

Scenic Drive Outdoors Nature
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Kusasenri ©
Kusasenri
Daikanbo ©
Daikanbo
Aso Panorama Line ©
Aso Panorama Line

1
night
Yufu

Yufu ©
Discover widely renowned onsens on a tour of Yufu, a tranquil town overlooked by a two-peaked mountain.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Yufu, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kinrin, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Sagiridai Observatory.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Yufu tour builder tool .

Drive from Aso to Yufu in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Yufu can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Beppu.

Things to do in Yufu

Nature Parks
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Lake Kinrin ©
Lake Kinrin
Mt. Yufu ©
Mt. Yufu
Sagiridai Observatory ©
Sagiridai Observatory

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night
Beppu

Beppu ©
The resort town of Beppu puts the geothermal nature of the region to good use.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): observe the fascinating underwater world at Oita Marine Palace Aquarium Umitamago, take in the natural beauty of Kamado Jigoku, then take in the natural beauty of Hells of Beppu, then take in the natural beauty of Umi Jigoku, and finally indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Beppu online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Yufu to Beppu takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daytime highs in Beppu are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Beppu

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Oita Marine Palace Aquarium Umitamago
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Hells of Beppu ©
Hells of Beppu
Onsen Resorts
Umi Jigoku ©
Umi Jigoku

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Inasa, stroll around Nagasaki Peace Park, take an in-depth tour of Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, then steep yourself in history at Glover Garden, and finally take in the views from Megane Bridge.

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Drive from Beppu to Nagasaki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Nagasaki are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Sasebo.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum
Glover Garden ©
Glover Garden
Nagasaki Peace Park ©
Nagasaki Peace Park

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night
Sasebo

Sasebo ©
With its U.S.
On the 17th (Tue), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Yumihari and then find something for the whole family at Huis Ten Bosch.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Sasebo online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Nagasaki to Sasebo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Sasebo sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Saga.

Things to do in Sasebo

Theme Parks Nature Parks
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Huis Ten Bosch ©
Huis Ten Bosch

1
night
Saga

Saga ©
Saga is the capital city of Saga Prefecture, located on the island of Kyushu, Japan.Saga was the capital of Saga Domain in the Edo period, and largest city of former Hizen Province.As of February 28, 2017, the city has an estimated population of 234,453 and a population density of 543 persons per km². Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): make a trip to D51 206 Steam Locomotive, admire the landmark architecture of Sagajo Park, get engrossed in the history at Saga Castle Hommaru History Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kōden-ji Temple, and finally examine the collection at Yokan Museum.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Saga trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Sasebo to Saga takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Sasebo in December, expect slightly colder with lows of 2°C in Saga. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Saga

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Yokan Museum
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Saga Castle Hommaru History Museum ©
Sagajo Park ©
Sagajo Park
Kōden-ji Temple ©
Kōden-ji Temple

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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 19th (Thu): let the kids burn off some steam at Ohori Park, take in panoramic vistas at Fukuoka Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dazaifu Temmangu, take in panoramic vistas at Komenoyama Obsevatory, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kushida Shrine, and finally browse the different shops at Tenjin Underground Shopping Center. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum and then make a trip to Hakata Station.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Fukuoka attractions planner .

Take a train from Saga to Fukuoka in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Fukuoka, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Wildlife Fun & Games Parks

Side Trips

Dazaifu Tenman-gu, Komenoyama Obsevatory
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Ohori Park ©
Ohori Park
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Kushida Shrine ©
Kushida Shrine

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