11 days in Japan Itinerary

11 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Fukuoka
— 2 nights
2
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
3
Beppu
— 1 night
4
Yufu
— 1 day
5
Kitakyushu
— 2 nights
6
Kumamoto
— 1 night
7
Nagasaki
— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kushida Shrine and then browse the different shops at Tenjin Underground Shopping Center. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Matsuda Shoten, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dazaifu Tenman-gu, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tenkai Inari Shrine, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Asahi Breweries Hakata Brewery, thentake a stroll through Nishijin Shopping District, and finally stroll around Ohori Park.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Fukuoka trip itinerary maker tool.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Fukuoka is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in April, things will get much colder in Fukuoka: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Tours

Side Trip

Dazaifu
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Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Kushida Shrine ©
Kushida Shrine
Tenjin Underground Shopping Center ©
Tenjin Underground Shopping Center

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Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): stop by Itsukushima Gekijyo, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Itsukushima Shrine, thenstep off the mainland to explore Miyajima, and finally kick back and relax at Mikasahama Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and then contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima trip planner.

Getting from Fukuoka to Hiroshima by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can take a train to Beppu.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Miyajima
Miyajima

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Beppu

Beppu ©
The resort town of Beppu puts the geothermal nature of the region to good use.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Oniyama Jigoku, witness a stunning natural landmark at Hells of Beppu, take in the natural beauty of Umi Jigoku, indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, thenview the masterpieces at Beppu City Traditional Bamboo Crafts Center, and finally look for gifts at Angel Kimono Rental Beppu.

Find out how to plan Beppu trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Beppu in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and ferry. In April, daily temperatures in Beppu can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Yufu.

Things to do in Beppu

Shopping Outdoors Parks
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Beppu City Traditional Bamboo Crafts Center ©
Hells of Beppu ©
Hells of Beppu
Umi Jigoku ©
Umi Jigoku

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day
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 27th (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Yufu, thenstop by Cheese Factory Yufuin, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Yufuin Area.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Yufu journey planning website.

You can drive from Beppu to Yufu in an hour. Another option is to take a train. In April in Yufu, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Kitakyushu.

Things to do in Yufu

Parks Nature Spas
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Mt. Yufu ©
Mt. Yufu
Yufuin Area ©
Yufuin Area
Cheese Factory Yufuin ©
Cheese Factory Yufuin

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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 28th (Tue), stop by Tanga Ichiba, wander the streets of Mojiko Retro, contemplate the waterfront views at Kanmon Kaikyo, thencruise along Mekari Parking Area, thenbrowse the different shops at Riverwalk Kitakyushu, and finally don't miss a visit to Kokura Castle.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, you can read our Kitakyushu trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Yufu to Kitakyushu in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In April in Kitakyushu, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Kumamoto.

Things to do in Kitakyushu

Shopping Outdoors Neighborhoods
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Tanga Ichiba ©
Tanga Ichiba
Mojiko Retro ©
Mojiko Retro
Kokura Castle ©
Kokura Castle

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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 29th (Wed): browse the range of quality goods at Tsuruya Department Store, contemplate the long history of Yakumo Koizumi Old House in Kumamoto, buy something for everyone on your list at Shimotori Shotengai, thenexplore the world behind art at Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Kamitori Shopping Street, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kato Shrine.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Kumamoto trip itinerary planner.

Take a train from Kitakyushu to Kumamoto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. April in Kumamoto sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Kumamoto

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Kumamoto Castle ©
Kumamoto Castle
Kato Shrine ©
Kato Shrine
Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto ©
Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto

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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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, stroll around Nagasaki Peace Park, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Inasa, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kannondo, thenstop by Shinchi Chinatown, and finally stop by Tatematsuru. On the 1st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Catholic Church Hongouchi, admire the natural beauty at Glover Garden, take a stroll around The Confucian Temple, the Chinese Museum of Successive Generations, thenhead off the coast to Hashima Island, and finally kick back and relax at Takahama Beach.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Nagasaki journey site.

Take a train from Kumamoto to Nagasaki in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. April in Nagasaki sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Shinchi Chinatown ©
Shinchi Chinatown
Glover Garden ©
Glover Garden
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum

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