12 days in Fukuoka & Kyoto Itinerary

12 days in Fukuoka & Kyoto Itinerary

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12 days in Fukuoka & Kyoto Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  9​h
1
Fukuoka
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Kyoto
— 6 nights
train + Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Singapore

5
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Huis Ten Bosch (in Sasebo), Nagasaki (Nagasaki Peace Park, Glover Garden, & more) and Kumamoto (Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, Suizenji Jojuen Garden, & more). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Dazaifu Temmangu, don't miss a visit to Hakoshima Residence, enjoy breathtaking views from Fukuoka Tower, and admire the masterpieces at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Fukuoka driving holiday tool .

Singapore, Singapore to Fukuoka is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Singapore to Fukuoka, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Singapore in December: high temperatures in Fukuoka hover around 13°C and lows are around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Nagasaki, Kumamoto, Dazaifu, Huis Ten Bosch
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Glover Garden ©
Glover Garden
Huis Ten Bosch ©
Huis Ten Bosch
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum

6
nights
Kyoto

Kyoto ©
The national capital for over a thousand years, Kyoto retains much of the charm of old Japan, boasting numerous temples and shrines that seem completely untouched by the modern world.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kyoto: Osaka (Universal Studios Japan & Osaka Castle) and Todai-ji Temple (in Nara). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, and don't miss a visit to Gion.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip itinerary maker tool .

You can take a train from Fukuoka to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Osaka, Todai-ji Temple
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Arashiyama ©
Arashiyama

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