9 days in Japan Itinerary

9 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kyushu trip itinerary planner

©
Plan created by another user.Make it yours

Route & dates

1
Kagoshima
— 2 nights
2
Kumamoto
— 1 night
3
Yanagawa
— 1 night
4
Arita-cho
— Few hours
5
Fukuoka
— 4 nights

2
nights
Kagoshima

Kagoshima ©
Kagoshima sits across the bay from Sakurajima, an active volcano that serves as a symbol of the city and works its way into many aspects of life here.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take in the pleasant sights at Sengan-en, admire the landmark architecture of Tsukiyomi Shrine, get impressive views of Sakurajima, thenexplore the world behind art at Nagashima Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Kagoshima Chuo Station. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in panoramic vistas at Shiroyama Observatory, appreciate the history behind Saigo Takamori Statue, and then learn about all things military at Chiran Peace Museum.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kagoshima trip itinerary site.

Singapore, Singapore to Kagoshima is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Kagoshima due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in December, things will get colder in Kagoshima: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Kumamoto.

Things to do in Kagoshima

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Chiran Peace Museum
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Sakurajima ©
Sakurajima
Sengan-en ©
Sengan-en
Nagashima Museum ©
Nagashima Museum

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 (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kato Shrine.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kumamoto online trip planner.

Take a train from Kagoshima to Kumamoto in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Kumamoto can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Yanagawa.

Things to do in Kumamoto

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Kumamoto Castle ©
Kumamoto Castle
Suizenji Jojuen Garden ©
Suizenji Jojuen Garden
Sakuranobaba Johsaien ©
Sakuranobaba Johsaien

1
night
Yanagawa

Yanagawa ©
Yanagawa is a city located in Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan.As of April 30, 2011, the city has an estimated population of 71,848, with 24,507 households and a population density of 934.55 persons per km². Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Yoshimasa Tanaka Statue.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Yanagawa trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Kumamoto to Yanagawa takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Arita-cho.

Things to do in Yanagawa

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Green Land
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Yanagawa Ohana ©
Yanagawa Ohana
Green Land ©
Green Land
Yanagawa Castle Moat Water Gate ©
Yanagawa Castle Moat Water Gate

few
hours
Arita-cho

Arita-cho
To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Arita-cho trip planner.

Drive from Yanagawa to Arita-cho in 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Arita-cho when traveling from Yanagawa in December, with lows around °C. On the 28th (Sat), you'll travel to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Arita-cho

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 29:

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Fukuoka: Dazaifu Tenman-gu (in Dazaifu), Karato market (in Shimonoseki) and Komenoyama Obsevatory (in Sasaguri-machi). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Hakata Station, kick back and relax at Nijino Matsubara, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kushida Shrine, and don't miss a visit to Yatai.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Fukuoka trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Arita-cho to Fukuoka by car takes about 1.5 hours. In December in Fukuoka, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Kitakyushu, Dazaifu Tenman-gu, Karato market, Komenoyama Obsevatory, Nijino Matsubara
Find places to stay Dec 28 — Jan 1:
Highlights from your plan
Ohori Park ©
Ohori Park
Kushida Shrine ©
Kushida Shrine
Hakata Station ©
Hakata Station

Similar Plans

12 days in Oita Prefecture, Kumamoto Prefecture & Fukuoka BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems Preferences: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 7 days in Fukuoka BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular sights Preferences: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Fast-paced 8 days in Fukuoka BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems Preferences: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 12 days in Japan BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, hidden gems Preferences: December, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 13 days in Fukuoka BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping, hidden gems Preferences: December, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 7 days in Fukuoka BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 12 days in Japan BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, culture, romantic, historic sites, shopping, popular sights Preferences: December, culture, romantic, historic sites, shopping Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 8 days in Kyushu BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems Preferences: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 6 days in Fukuoka BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA November, kids, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems Preferences: November, kids, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 22 days in Japan BY A USER FROM FINLAND October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 10 days in Fukuoka BY A USER FROM THAILAND April, kids, outdoors, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: April, kids, outdoors, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 8 days in Fukuoka BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping, popular sights Preferences: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium
See more plans