8 days in Karatsu, Fukuoka & Kuala Lumpur Itinerary

8 days in Karatsu, Fukuoka & Kuala Lumpur Itinerary

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8 days in Karatsu, Fukuoka & Kuala Lumpur Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Fly + Drive:  11​h 45​min
1
Karatsu, Japan
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Fukuoka, Japan
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
3
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 2 nights
End: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2
nights
Karatsu, Japan

Karatsu ©
The coastal city of Karatsu has long held importance for trade with China and the Korean Peninsula.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Japanese Wisteria of Kurogi as well as Karatsu Castle. Explore Karatsu's surroundings by going to Chiwata Station (in Higashisonogi-cho), Sasebo (Domtoren & Huis Ten Bosch) and Takeo (Mifuneyama Rakuen & Takeo City Library). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Yutoku Inari Shrine, kick back and relax at Nijino Matsubara, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Yobuko Morning Market.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Karatsu online travel planner .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Karatsu is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Karatsu due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Kuala Lumpur in November, plan for cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Karatsu: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can go by car to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Karatsu

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Sasebo, Takeo, Yutoku Inari Shrine, Chiwata Station, Japanese Wisteria of Kurogi
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Huis Ten Bosch ©
Huis Ten Bosch
Yutoku Inari Shrine ©
Yutoku Inari Shrine
Takeo City Library ©
Takeo City Library

2
nights
Fukuoka, Japan

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.
You've added Nokonoshima Island Park, Shintencho Shopping Street, Nishijin Shopping District, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): buy something for everyone on your list at Tenjin Underground Shopping Center, make a trip to Robosquare, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tochoji Temple, then make a trip to Yatai, then head off the coast to Nokonoshima Island, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sumiyoshi Shrine. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kushida Shrine, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dazaifu Tenman-gu, then stroll through Komyozen-ji Temple, and finally let little ones run wild at Ohori Park.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, use the Fukuoka tour planner .

Traveling by car from Karatsu to Fukuoka takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Karatsu in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Fukuoka, with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Dazaifu, Kurume Tsubaki Park, Ikazuchi Shrine
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Komyozen-ji Temple ©
Komyozen-ji Temple
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Fukuoka Asian Art Museum ©
Fukuoka Asian Art Museum

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nights
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur ©
A holiday in Kuala Lumpur, a modern metropolis and capital of Malaysia, reveals a place where colonial influences, Asian traditions, and modern aesthetics come together in urban architecture and street layout.
Kuala Lumpur is known for parks, shopping, historic sites, museums, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers, stroll through Batu Caves, stroll around KLCC Park, and identify plant and animal life at KL Bird Park.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kuala Lumpur day trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Fukuoka to Kuala Lumpur takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Japan Standard Time to Malaysia Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Fukuoka in November, with highs in Kuala Lumpur at 37°C and lows at 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Batu Caves
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Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
KLCC Park ©
KLCC Park

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