11 days in Beppu & Fukuoka Prefecture Itinerary

11 days in Beppu & Fukuoka Prefecture Itinerary

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11 days in Beppu & Fukuoka Prefecture Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
+2
Fly + Subway + Train:  11 h 45 min
1
Beppu
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
2
Kitakyushu
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Fukuoka
— 5 nights
Fly:  11 h 15 min
End: Kuala Lumpur

2
nights
Beppu

Beppu ©
The resort town of Beppu puts the geothermal nature of the region to good use.
Family-friendly places like Oita Marine Palace Aquarium Umitamago and Takasakiyama Nature Zoo will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Lake Kinrin (in Yufu) and Usa (African Safari & Usajingu Shrine). There's lots more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Hells of Beppu, don't miss a visit to Jigokumushikobo Kannawa, and indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Beppu trip planning app .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Beppu is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 1 hour. In December, Beppu is cooler than Kuala Lumpur - with highs of 13°C and lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Kitakyushu.

Things to do in Beppu

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Oita, Usa, Lake Kinrin
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Hells of Beppu ©
Hells of Beppu
Oita Marine Palace Aquarium Umitamago ©
African Safari ©
African Safari

3
nights
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.
Attractions like Kitakyushu Museum of Natural History & Human History and Kaikyokan make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Kitakyushu's surroundings by going to Shimonoseki (Karato market & Tsunoshimao Bridge). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Mojiko Retro, don't miss a visit to Old Mojimitsui Club, step into the grandiose world of Kokura Castle, and snap pictures at Blue Wing Moji.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kitakyushu tour planner.

Getting from Beppu to Kitakyushu by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Kitakyushu

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Shimonoseki
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Kaikyokan ©
Kaikyokan
Mojiko Retro ©
Mojiko Retro

5
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Dazaifu Temmangu (in Dazaifu), Nagasaki (Glover Garden & Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum) and Huis Ten Bosch (in Sasebo). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Kumamoto Castle, don't miss a visit to Yatai, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kushida Shrine, and enjoy breathtaking views from Fukuoka Tower.

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Getting from Kitakyushu to Fukuoka by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. December in Fukuoka sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Dazaifu, Nagasaki, Kumamoto Castle, Huis Ten Bosch
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Glover Garden ©
Glover Garden
Huis Ten Bosch ©
Huis Ten Bosch
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum

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