7 days in Japan Itinerary

7 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kumamoto
— 1 night
2
Beppu
— 2 nights
3
Shimonoseki
— 1 night
4
Fukuoka
— 2 nights

1
night
Kumamoto

Kumamoto ©
Centered around its castle, Kumamoto stands as a historic city with plenty of modern-day appeal to add to the mix.
On the 7th (Tue), go for a walk through Kumamoto Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kato Shrine, then take in nature's colorful creations at Suizenji Jojuen Garden, then get engrossed in the history at Newspaper Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of Sakuranobaba Johsaien.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kumamoto trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Kumamoto is an approximately 10-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Kumamoto due to the time zone difference. In January, Kumamoto is much colder than Singapore - with highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can take a train to Beppu.

Things to do in Kumamoto

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
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Kumamoto Castle ©
Kumamoto Castle
Suizenji Jojuen Garden ©
Suizenji Jojuen Garden
Sakuranobaba Johsaien ©
Sakuranobaba Johsaien

2
nights
Beppu

Beppu ©
The resort town of Beppu puts the geothermal nature of the region to good use.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): get in on the family fun at Centleisure Kiijima Highlands Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kinrin, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Anrakuji Temple, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Umi Jigoku, then take in the natural beauty of Hells of Beppu, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Angel Kimono Rental Beppu, then take an in-depth tour of Oita Prefectural Museum of History, and then admire the striking features of Geothermal Tourism Lab Enma.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Beppu online trip builder.

Traveling by train from Kumamoto to Beppu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Beppu can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can take a train to Shimonoseki.

Things to do in Beppu

Nature · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

Lake Kinrin, Oita Prefectural Museum of History
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Hells of Beppu ©
Hells of Beppu
Lake Kinrin ©
Lake Kinrin
Umi Jigoku ©
Umi Jigoku

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night
Shimonoseki

Shimonoseki ©
A bustling port town noted as the site of two major battles in Japan's history, Shimonoseki also attracts gourmands as the world capital of the potentially poisonous pufferfish, or fugu--prepared only by licensed chefs and considered a delicacy.
On the 10th (Fri), visit Karato market, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Kaikyokan, then snap pictures at Tsunoshimao Bridge, and finally identify plant and animal life at Shimonoseki City Kawatana no Kusu no Mori.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Shimonoseki trip planner.

Take a train from Beppu to Shimonoseki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, daily temperatures in Shimonoseki can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Shimonoseki

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife
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Kaikyokan ©
Kaikyokan
Tsunoshimao Bridge ©
Tsunoshimao Bridge
Karato market ©
Karato market

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Hakata Station, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kushida Shrine, stroll through Komyozen-ji Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dazaifu Tenman-gu, and finally walk around Higashihirao Park. On your second day here, enjoy breathtaking views from Fukuoka Tower, then stroll around Ohori Park, then admire the masterpieces at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Tenjin Underground Shopping Center.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Fukuoka online road trip planner.

Getting from Shimonoseki to Fukuoka by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. January in Fukuoka sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Dazaifu
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Ohori Park ©
Ohori Park
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Kushida Shrine ©
Kushida Shrine

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