8 days in Japan Itinerary

8 days in Japan Itinerary

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Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  11 h 45 min
1
Kumamoto
— 1 night
Train:  1 h
2
Fukuoka
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Oita
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Saga
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Nagasaki
— 2 nights
Fly:  12 h 15 min
End: Kuala Lumpur

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 25th (Mon): make a trip to Sl Hitoyoshi, admire the natural beauty at Suizenji Jojuen Garden, explore the world behind art at Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, thenstep into the grandiose world of Kumamoto Castle, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kato Shrine, and finally get all the information you need at Sakuranobaba Johsaien.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kumamoto day trip planning site.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Kumamoto is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Kumamoto, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in November, things will get cooler in Kumamoto: highs are around 19°C and lows about 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can 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
Sakuranobaba Johsaien ©
Sakuranobaba Johsaien

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 26th (Tue): take in the pleasant sights at Ohori Park, take in panoramic vistas at Fukuoka Tower, explore the world behind art at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Kushida Shrine, and finally browse the different shops at Tenjin Underground Shopping Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Kyushu National Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dazaifu Tenman-gu, thenstroll through Komyozen-ji Temple, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Hakata Station.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Fukuoka trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by train from Kumamoto to Fukuoka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in November, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can drive to Oita.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Dazaifu
Find places to stay Nov 25 — 27:
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Ohori Park ©
Ohori Park
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Hakata Station ©
Hakata Station

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Takasakiyama Nature Zoo, meet the residents at Oita Marine Palace Aquarium Umitamago, and then admire the striking features of JR Oita City.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Oita route planner.

Drive from Fukuoka to Oita in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Oita can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Saga.

Things to do in Oita

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

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 29th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Yokan Museum, make a trip to Mitsuse Soba Road, thenlearn and have fun at Yoshinogari Historical Park, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Sagajo Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Saga trip planner.

You can drive from Oita to Saga in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Oita in November, expect slightly colder with lows of 9°C in Saga. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Saga

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Yoshinogari Historical Park, Yokan Museum
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Yoshinogari Historical Park ©
Yoshinogari Historical Park
Sagajo Park ©
Sagajo Park

2
nights
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 30th (Sat): examine the collection at Dejima, get engrossed in the history at Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, walk around Nagasaki Peace Park, thentake your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Inasa, and finally snap pictures at Megane Bridge.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Nagasaki trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Saga to Nagasaki takes 1.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Nagasaki when traveling from Saga in November, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Parks Nature Museums
Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 1:
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Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum
Glover Garden ©
Glover Garden
Mt. Inasa ©
Mt. Inasa

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