8 days in Japan Itinerary

8 days in Japan Itinerary

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Start: Singapore
Fly:  10 h 30 min
1
Kumamoto
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Beppu
— 1 night
Drive:  15 min
3
Oita
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Nagasaki
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Saga
— 1 night
Train:  45 min
6
Fukuoka
— 2 nights
Fly:  9 h
End: Singapore

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 2nd (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kato Shrine, step into the grandiose world of Kumamoto Castle, admire the masterpieces at Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, buy something for everyone on your list at Shimotori Shotengai, thenwalk around Suizenji Jojuen Garden, and finally get engrossed in the history at Sakuranobaba Johsaien.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kumamoto online vacation planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Kumamoto is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Kumamoto is 1 hour. Traveling from Singapore in March, expect Kumamoto to be colder, temps between 17°C and 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can take a train to Beppu.

Things to do in Kumamoto

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Kumamoto Castle ©
Kumamoto Castle
Suizenji Jojuen Garden ©
Suizenji Jojuen Garden
Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto ©
Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto

1
night
Beppu

Beppu ©
The resort town of Beppu puts the geothermal nature of the region to good use.
On the 3rd (Tue), soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, thenwitness a stunning natural landmark at Hells of Beppu, thentake in the natural beauty of Umi Jigoku, and finally look for gifts at Angel Kimono Rental Beppu.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Beppu driving holiday planner.

You can take a train from Kumamoto to Beppu in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In March in Beppu, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Oita.

Things to do in Beppu

Parks Shopping Outdoors
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Hells of Beppu ©
Hells of Beppu
Onsen Resorts
Umi Jigoku ©
Umi Jigoku

1
night
Oita

Oita ©
The gateway to a wealth of dynamic landscapes and some of the country's most atmospheric religious and cultural sites, Oita, in touristic terms, acts primarily as a transport hub.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): get to know the resident critters at Takasakiyama Nature Zoo, thenget up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Oita Marine Palace Aquarium Umitamago, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Takasaki.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Oita online itinerary planner.

Oita is very close to Beppu. In March, daily temperatures in Oita can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Oita

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
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Oita Marine Palace Aquarium Umitamago ©
Oita Marine Palace Aquarium Umitamago

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night
Nagasaki

Nagasaki ©
The hilly port city of Nagasaki has become known internationally as one of the two Japanese cities to be destroyed by an atomic bomb towards the close of World War II.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Inasa, walk around Nagasaki Peace Park, thenget engrossed in the history at Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, thencontemplate the long history of Glover Garden, and finally snap pictures at Megane Bridge.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Nagasaki route app.

Traveling by car from Oita to Nagasaki takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. March in Nagasaki sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Saga.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Glover Garden ©
Glover Garden
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum
Mt. Inasa ©
Mt. Inasa

1
night
Saga

Saga ©
Saga is the capital city of Saga Prefecture, located on the island of Kyushu, Japan.Saga was the capital of Saga Domain in the Edo period, and largest city of former Hizen Province.As of February 28, 2017, the city has an estimated population of 234,453 and a population density of 543 persons per km². Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Yokan Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kōden-ji Temple, thenadmire the striking features of Sagajo Park, thenexplore the galleries of Saga Castle Hommaru History Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to D51 206 Steam Locomotive.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Saga tour planning tool.

Traveling by car from Nagasaki to Saga takes 1.5 hours. In March in Saga, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Saga

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Yokan Museum
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Saga Castle Hommaru History Museum ©
Saga Castle Hommaru History Museum
Sagajo Park ©
Sagajo Park
Kōden-ji Temple ©
Kōden-ji Temple

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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.
On the 7th (Sat), take in the pleasant sights at Ohori Park, go for a walk through Fukuoka Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dazaifu Tenman-gu, thentake in panoramic vistas at Komenoyama Obsevatory, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kushida Shrine, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Tenjin Underground Shopping Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Hakata Station and then explore the world behind art at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Fukuoka day trip planning website.

Getting from Saga to Fukuoka by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in March, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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