11 days in Beppu & Fukuoka Prefecture Itinerary

11 days in Beppu & Fukuoka Prefecture Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Kuala Lumpur
+4
Train + Foot + 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
+2
Fly + Foot + Train:  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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Takasakiyama Nature Zoo and African Safari. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Beppu: Lake Kinrin (in Yufu) and Usajingu Shrine (in Usa). There's much more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Hells of Beppu, don't miss a visit to Jigokumushikobo Kannawa, indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, and meet the residents at Oita Marine Palace Aquarium Umitamago.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Beppu trip planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Beppu is an approximately 11.5- hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Beppu is 1 hour. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December; daily highs in Beppu reach 13°C and lows reach 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Kitakyushu.

Things to do in Beppu

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Usa, Oita, Lake Kinrin
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Hells of Beppu ©
Hells of Beppu
Oita Marine Palace Aquarium Umitamago ©
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Kitakyushu Museum of Natural History & Human History and Kaikyokan. Venture out of the city with trips to Shimonoseki (Karato market & Tsunoshimao Bridge). There's much more to do: visit Mojiko Retro, take in the views from Blue Wing Moji, don't miss a visit to Kokura Castle, and steep yourself in history at Old Mojimitsui Club.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kitakyushu holiday website.

Traveling by train from Beppu to Kitakyushu takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in December, and nighttime lows around 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fukuoka: Nagasaki (Glover Garden & Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum), Huis Ten Bosch (in Sasebo) and Dazaifu Tenman-gu (in Dazaifu). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Kumamoto Castle, admire the striking features of Former Fukuoka Prefecture Public Hall VIP Hall, don't miss a visit to Hakata Station, and take in the pleasant sights at Ohori Park.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Fukuoka trip site.

You can drive from Kitakyushu to Fukuoka in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in December, and nighttime lows around 5°C. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Nagasaki, Dazaifu, Huis Ten Bosch, Kumamoto Castle
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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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