7 days in Oita Prefecture, Fukuoka Prefecture & Kumamoto Prefecture Itinerary

7 days in Oita Prefecture, Fukuoka Prefecture & Kumamoto Prefecture Itinerary

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7 days in Oita Prefecture, Fukuoka Prefecture & Kumamoto Prefecture Itinerary

Start: Singapore
+2
Fly + Subway + Train:  11​h
1
Beppu
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Yanagawa
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Kumamoto
— 1 night
Train:  1​h
4
Fukuoka
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Singapore

2
nights
Beppu

Beppu ©
The resort town of Beppu puts the geothermal nature of the region to good use.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): make a trip to Jigokumushikobo Kannawa, witness a stunning natural landmark at Hells of Beppu, then take in the natural beauty of Kamado Jigoku, and finally hike along Mt. Tsurumi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sat): soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, witness a stunning natural landmark at Umi Jigoku, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kinrin, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Shidakako Lake.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Beppu sightseeing planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Beppu is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Beppu due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in March, expect Beppu to be colder, temps between 15°C and 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Yanagawa.

Things to do in Beppu

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Lake Kinrin
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Hells of Beppu ©
Hells of Beppu
Lake Kinrin ©
Lake Kinrin
Umi Jigoku ©
Umi Jigoku

1
night
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. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Yanagawa Castle Moat Water Gate, don't miss a visit to Nagata Kosenjo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Furogu, then see the interesting displays at Tachibana House Archives, then admire the natural beauty at Shoto Garden, and finally steep yourself in history at Yanagawa Ohana.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Yanagawa travel planner.

Traveling by car from Beppu to Yanagawa takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in March, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kumamoto.

Things to do in Yanagawa

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Furogu, Nagata Kosenjo
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Furogu ©
Furogu
Shoto Garden ©
Shoto Garden
Yanagawa Ohana ©
Yanagawa Ohana

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Sl Hitoyoshi, admire the natural beauty at Suizenji Jojuen Garden, explore the world behind art at Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, get to know the fascinating history of Kumamoto Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kato Shrine, and finally take an in-depth tour of Sakuranobaba Johsaien.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kumamoto trip website .

You can drive from Yanagawa to Kumamoto in 1.5 hours. March in Kumamoto sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Kumamoto

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Sl Hitoyoshi
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Kumamoto Castle ©
Kumamoto Castle
Suizenji Jojuen Garden ©
Suizenji Jojuen Garden
Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto ©
Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): let little ones run wild at Ohori Park, go for a walk through Fukuoka Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dazaifu Temmangu, enjoy breathtaking views from Komenoyama Obsevatory, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kushida Shrine, and finally browse the different shops at Tenjin Underground Shopping Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Kokura Castle and then admire the landmark architecture of Hakata Station.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Fukuoka driving holiday tool .

You can take a train from Kumamoto to Fukuoka in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Fukuoka can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Fun & Games Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Kokura Castle, Dazaifu Tenman-gu, Komenoyama Obsevatory
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Ohori Park ©
Ohori Park
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Kushida Shrine ©
Kushida Shrine

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