12 days in Fukuoka Prefecture Itinerary

12 days in Fukuoka Prefecture Itinerary

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12 days in Fukuoka Prefecture Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Kitakyushu
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Yanagawa
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Fukuoka
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: London

3
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kitakyushu: Iizuka (Old Ito Denemon House & Chikuho Ryokuchi), Old Kurauchi Residence (in Chikujo-gun) and Takasumi Shrine (in Soeda-machi). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Mojiko Retro, learn more about the world around you at Kitakyushu Museum of Natural History & Human History, make a trip to Sarakurayama Cable Car Parking Lot, and steep yourself in history at Fukujuji Temple.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kitakyushu trip planner .

London, UK to Kitakyushu is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 9 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in December, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Yanagawa.

Things to do in Kitakyushu

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Iizuka, Nogata Municipal Coal Memorial Museum, Takasumi Shrine, Old Kurauchi Residence
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 3:
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Mojiko Retro ©
Mojiko Retro
Hiraodai ©
Hiraodai

3
nights
Yanagawa

Yanagawa ©
Yanagawa is a city located in Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan.As of April 30, 2011, the city has an estimated population of 71,848, with 24,507 households and a population density of 934.55 persons per km². Change things up with these side-trips from Yanagawa: Tsuzura Tanada (in Ukiha), Kurume (Former Residence of Aoki Shigeru, Cosmos Park Kitano, & more) and Yame (Japanese Wisteria of Kurogi, Greenpia Yame, & more). It doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiyomizu Temple and pick up some local products at Yoranno.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Yanagawa trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Kitakyushu to Yanagawa in 2 hours. Traveling from Kitakyushu in January, expect slightly colder with lows of 0°C in Yanagawa. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Yanagawa

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Kurume, Yame, Tsuzura Tanada, Yoranno, Furogu
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 6:
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Cosmos Park Kitano ©
Cosmos Park Kitano
Furogu ©
Furogu
Ishibashi Museum ©
Ishibashi Museum

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Fukuoka: Komenoyama Obsevatory (in Sasaguri-machi), Dazaifu (Komyozen-ji Temple & Dazaifu Temmangu) and Koishiwarayaki Traditional Industry Plaza (in Toho-mura). The adventure continues: let little ones run wild at Ohori Park, admire the landmark architecture of Hakata Station, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Hiko, and walk around Mt. Omine Nature Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Fukuoka trip planner .

Drive from Yanagawa to Fukuoka in 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Fukuoka can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Soeda-machi, Dazaifu, Ikazuchi Shrine, Wonder Museum, Koishiwarayaki Traditional Industry Plaza
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 10:
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Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Ohori Park ©
Ohori Park
Kushida Shrine ©
Kushida Shrine

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