4 days in Fukuoka Prefecture & Karatsu Itinerary

4 days in Fukuoka Prefecture & Karatsu Itinerary

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4 days in Fukuoka Prefecture & Karatsu Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Fukuoka
— 1 night
Train:  2​h
2
Karatsu
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  19​h
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.
To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Fukuoka trip site .

Sydney, Australia to Fukuoka is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in December, things will get much colder in Fukuoka: highs are around 13°C and lows about 5°C. On the 20th (Fri), you'll travel to Karatsu.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 20:

2
nights
Karatsu

Karatsu ©
The coastal city of Karatsu has long held importance for trade with China and the Korean Peninsula.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hamanoura Rice Terrace as well as Kannon Falls. Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Kannon Falls and then make a trip to Hamanoura Rice Terrace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sat): kick back and relax at Nijino Matsubara, don't miss a visit to Karatsu Castle, then explore the activities along Nanatsugama Caves, then take in the dramatic scenery at Mikaerino-taki, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Kagamiyama Observatory.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Karatsu day trip app .

Getting from Fukuoka to Karatsu by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Fukuoka in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Karatsu, with lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Karatsu

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hamanoura Rice Terrace
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 22:
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Nijino Matsubara ©
Nijino Matsubara
Kannon Falls ©
Kannon Falls
Karatsu Castle ©
Karatsu Castle

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