8 days in Fukuoka Prefecture, Oita Prefecture & Miyazaki Prefecture Itinerary

8 days in Fukuoka Prefecture, Oita Prefecture & Miyazaki Prefecture Itinerary

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8 days in Fukuoka Prefecture, Oita Prefecture & Miyazaki Prefecture Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Kitakyushu
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Yufu
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Takachiho-cho
— 1 night
Taxi + Train:  2​h
4
Miyazaki
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Fukuoka
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Singapore

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Kokura Castle, learn more about the world around you at Kitakyushu Museum of Natural History & Human History, then make a trip to San Ki Ro, then wander the streets of Mojiko Retro, and finally cruise along Kanmon Kaikyo.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kitakyushu route planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Kitakyushu is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Kitakyushu is 1 hour. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Singapore in April: high temperatures in Kitakyushu hover around 20°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Yufu.

Things to do in Kitakyushu

Museums Parks Nature
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Mojiko Retro ©
Mojiko Retro
Kokura Castle ©
Kokura Castle

2
nights
Yufu

Yufu ©
Discover widely renowned onsens on a tour of Yufu, a tranquil town overlooked by a two-peaked mountain.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kinrin, witness a stunning natural landmark at Umi Jigoku, take in the natural beauty of Hells of Beppu, then take in the natural beauty of Kamado Jigoku, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally meet the residents at Oita Marine Palace Aquarium Umitamago. Keep things going the next day: get great views at Kokonoe Yume Otsurihashi Bridge, make a trip to Yufuin Basin, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Yufu.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Yufu vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Kitakyushu to Yufu takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April in Yufu, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Takachiho-cho.

Things to do in Yufu

Parks Nature Spas

Side Trips

Beppu, Kokonoe Yume Otsurihashi Bridge, Oita Marine Palace Aquarium Umitamago
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Hells of Beppu ©
Hells of Beppu
Lake Kinrin ©
Lake Kinrin
Umi Jigoku ©
Umi Jigoku

1
night
Takachiho-cho

Takachiho-cho ©
The mountain town of Takachiho-cho remains a place of great importance to Japan's spiritual and natural heritage, and the point where these two things intersect.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Manai Falls, take in breathtaking views at Takachiho Gorge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Takachiho Shrine, then take in the pleasant sights at Amano Yasugawara, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Amano Iwato Shrine.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Takachiho-cho online route planner .

You can drive from Yufu to Takachiho-cho in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Takachiho-cho can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Miyazaki.

Things to do in Takachiho-cho

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Takachiho Shrine ©
Takachiho Shrine
Takachiho Gorge ©
Takachiho Gorge
Amano Yasugawara ©
Amano Yasugawara

1
night
Miyazaki

Miyazaki ©
Enjoying some of the warmest weather on Japan's main islands, Miyazaki thrived as a resort town in the 1980s, with hotels, beaches, and seafood restaurants galore.
On the 9th (Thu), take in the dramatic natural features at Onino Sentakuita, take in the spiritual surroundings of Aoshima Shrine, step off the mainland to explore Aoshima Island, get great views at Horikiri Pass, then soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Miyazaki Shinto Shrine.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Miyazaki using our trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and train from Takachiho-cho to Miyazaki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Miyazaki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Miyazaki

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Aoshima Island ©
Aoshima Island
Aoshima Shrine ©
Aoshima Shrine
Onino Sentakuita ©
Onino Sentakuita

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 (Fri): admire the striking features of Hakata Station, take in panoramic vistas at Komenoyama Obsevatory, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dazaifu Tenman-gu, then walk around Maizuru Park, and finally stroll around Ohori Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at Tenjin Underground Shopping Center, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kushida Shrine, then explore the world behind art at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, and finally make a trip to Fukuoka Tower.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Fukuoka trip planner.

Getting from Miyazaki to Fukuoka by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

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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