3 days in Fukuoka Prefecture & Karatsu Itinerary

3 days in Fukuoka Prefecture & Karatsu Itinerary

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3 days in Fukuoka Prefecture & Karatsu Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  14 h 45 min
1
Fukuoka
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
2
Karatsu
— Few hours
Drive:  45 min
3
Itoshima
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  18 h 15 min
End: Sydney

1
night
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 21st (Sat): stroll through Ohori Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kushida Shrine, and then browse the different shops at Tenjin Underground Shopping Center.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Fukuoka online travel route builder .

Sydney, Australia to Fukuoka is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Japan Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in December, with highs in Fukuoka at 13°C and lows at 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Karatsu.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games
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Ohori Park ©
Ohori Park
Kushida Shrine ©
Kushida Shrine
Tenjin Underground Shopping Center ©
Tenjin Underground Shopping Center

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hours
Karatsu

Karatsu ©
The coastal city of Karatsu has long held importance for trade with China and the Korean Peninsula.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): get outside with Nijino Matsubara and then look for gifts at Karatsu Umakamon Market.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Karatsu trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Fukuoka to Karatsu takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Fukuoka in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Karatsu, with lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Itoshima.

Things to do in Karatsu

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Nijino Matsubara ©
Nijino Matsubara

1
night
Itoshima

Itoshima
To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Itoshima online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Karatsu to Itoshima takes an hour. Traveling from Karatsu in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Itoshima, with lows of 5°C. On the 22nd (Sun), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Itoshima

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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