8 days in Japan Itinerary

8 days in Japan Itinerary

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8 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Sapporo
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Fukuoka
— 1 night
train:  1​h
3
Kumamoto
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Sasebo
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Beppu
— 1 night
+2
train + subway + Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

2
nights
Sapporo

Sapporo ©
A modern, bustling city known for its beer brewery, Sapporo attracts millions of visitors with its Snow Festival, during which elaborate ice and snow sculptures are exhibited all over town.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): stroll around Kokuei Takino Suzuran Hillside National Park and then walk around Odori Park. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Sapporo Clock Tower, get in on the family fun at Shiroi Koibito Park, and then explore the activities along Otaru Canal.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Sapporo itinerary builder website .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Sapporo is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Sapporo is 1 hour. When traveling from Kuala Lumpur in June, plan for much colder days in Sapporo, with highs around 20°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 19°C. On the 24th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Otaru Canal, Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe
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Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Shiroi Koibito Park ©
Shiroi Koibito Park
Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe ©
Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe

1
night
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 24th (Mon): buy something for everyone on your list at Tenjin Underground Shopping Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Uminonakamichi Seaside Park, and then kick back and relax at Miyajihama Beach.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Fukuoka trip builder .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Fukuoka is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in June, expect Fukuoka to be little chillier, temps between 30°C and 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Kumamoto.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Miyajihama Beach
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Uminonakamichi Seaside Park ©
Uminonakamichi Seaside Park
Tenjin Underground Shopping Center ©
Tenjin Underground Shopping Center

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 26th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Sakuranobaba Johsaien, witness the site of a historic battle at Shimpuren Leader Tomoo Otaguro's Battle Site, stroll around Suizenji Jojuen Garden, admire the masterpieces at Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, then don't miss a visit to Shimotori Shotengai, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kato Shrine.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kumamoto visit planner .

Traveling by train from Fukuoka to Kumamoto takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Kumamoto, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Sasebo.

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
Sasebo

Sasebo ©
With its U.S.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Kujukushima Pearl Sea Resort and then find something for the whole family at Huis Ten Bosch.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Sasebo trip maker app .

Getting from Kumamoto to Sasebo by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June in Sasebo, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Beppu.

Things to do in Sasebo

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Huis Ten Bosch ©
Huis Ten Bosch
Kujukushima Pearl Sea Resort ©
Kujukushima Pearl Sea Resort

1
night
Beppu

Beppu ©
The resort town of Beppu puts the geothermal nature of the region to good use.
On the 28th (Fri), soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, take in the natural beauty of Umi Jigoku, witness a stunning natural landmark at Hells of Beppu, then take in the natural beauty of Kamado Jigoku, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Oita Marine Palace Aquarium Umitamago.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Beppu trip itinerary app .

Drive from Sasebo to Beppu in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Sasebo in June, you will find days in Beppu are a bit cooler (27°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Beppu

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Oita Marine Palace Aquarium Umitamago
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Hells of Beppu ©
Hells of Beppu
Oita Marine Palace Aquarium Umitamago ©
Umi Jigoku ©
Umi Jigoku

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