10 days in Japan Itinerary

10 days in Japan Itinerary

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Fukuoka
— 1 night
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Kumamoto
— 2 nights
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Miyazaki
— 1 night
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Takachiho-cho
— 1 night
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Aso
— 1 night
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Beppu
— 1 night
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Kitakyushu
— 2 nights

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Fukuoka

Fukuoka ©

City of Yatai

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 15th (Sun), make a trip to Uminonakamichi Seaside Park, then meet the residents at Marine World umino-nakamichi, and then take in the pleasant sights at Ohori Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Fukuoka online tour itinerary maker.

Singapore, Singapore to Fukuoka is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone changes from Singapore Standard Time (SGT) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In December, Fukuoka is colder than Singapore - with highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Kumamoto.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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Marine World umino-nakamichi ©
Marine World umino-nakamichi
Uminonakamichi Seaside Park ©
Uminonakamichi Seaside Park
Ohori Park ©
Ohori Park

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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 16th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Kumamoto Castle, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Kumamoto Zoo and Botanical Gardens, then stroll around Suizenji Jojuen Garden, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mt.Kinpozan Ichinotake.

Before you visit Kumamoto, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by train from Fukuoka to Kumamoto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Miyazaki.

Things to do in Kumamoto

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Kumamoto Castle ©
Kumamoto Castle
Kumamoto Zoo and Botanical Gardens ©
Kumamoto Zoo and Botanical Gardens
Suizenji Jojuen Garden ©
Suizenji Jojuen Garden

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Miyazaki

Miyazaki ©
Enjoying some of the warmest weather on Japan's main islands, Miyazaki thrived as a resort town in the 1980s, with hotels, beaches, and seafood restaurants galore.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): step off the mainland to explore Aoshima Island, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aoshima Shrine, then admire the natural beauty at Miyazaki City Phoenix Zoo, and finally stroll around Awakigaharashinrin Park, Shimin no Mori.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Miyazaki day trip planning tool.

Getting from Kumamoto to Miyazaki by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. While traveling from Kumamoto, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Miyazaki, ranging from highs of 16°C to lows of 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Takachiho-cho.

Things to do in Miyazaki

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Aoshima Island ©
Aoshima Island
Aoshima Shrine ©
Aoshima Shrine
Miyazaki City Phoenix Zoo ©
Miyazaki City Phoenix Zoo

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Takachiho-cho

Takachiho-cho ©
The mountain town of Takachiho-cho remains a place of great importance to Japan's spiritual and natural heritage, and the point where these two things intersect.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Manai Falls, take in breathtaking views at Takachiho Gorge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Takachiho Shrine, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kushifuru Shrine, and finally go for a walk through Amano Yasugawara.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Takachiho-cho trip planner.

Drive from Miyazaki to Takachiho-cho in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Miyazaki in December; daily highs in Takachiho-cho reach 12°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Aso.

Things to do in Takachiho-cho

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Takachiho Gorge ©
Takachiho Gorge
Manai Falls ©
Manai Falls
Takachiho Shrine ©
Takachiho Shrine

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Aso

Aso ©
Formed in 2005 after the merger of several smaller towns, Aso still offers a break from the urbane.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Daikanbo, then meet the residents at Cuddly Dominion, then cruise along Kusasenrigahama, and finally examine the collection at Aso Volcano Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the verdant scenery at Kikuchi Gorge, then steep yourself in history at Futae Toge no Ishidatami, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Aso Farm land.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Aso holiday planner.

You can drive from Takachiho-cho to Aso in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Beppu.

Things to do in Aso

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Daikanbo ©
Daikanbo
Kusasenrigahama ©
Kusasenrigahama
Kikuchi Gorge ©
Kikuchi Gorge

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Beppu

Beppu ©
The resort town of Beppu puts the geothermal nature of the region to good use.
On the 21st (Sat), witness a stunning natural landmark at Umi Jigoku and then take in the natural beauty of Hells of Beppu.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Beppu day trip app.

You can drive from Aso to Beppu in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, daytime highs in Beppu are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kitakyushu.

Things to do in Beppu

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Hells of Beppu ©
Hells of Beppu
Umi Jigoku ©
Umi Jigoku

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Kitakyushu

Kitakyushu ©
An important gateway for trade and travel between Honshu and Kyushu, the city of Kitakyushu has an old industrial waterfront and provides access to a number of natural sites across the wider region.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): get a new perspective on nature at Kitakyushu Museum of Natural History & Human History. On your second day here, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Kaikyokan, visit Karato market, then visit Mojiko Retro, and finally explore the historical opulence of Kokura Castle.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kitakyushu trip planner.

Traveling by car from Beppu to Kitakyushu takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. December in Kitakyushu sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 7°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Kitakyushu

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Kaikyokan ©
Kaikyokan
Mojiko Retro ©
Mojiko Retro

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