11 days in East Asia Itinerary

11 days in East Asia Itinerary

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Fukuoka
— 2 nights
Train
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Hiroshima
— 2 nights
Train
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Beppu
— 1 night
Train
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Yufu
— 1 day
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Kitakyushu
— 2 nights
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Kumamoto
— 1 night
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Nagasaki
— 2 nights
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Fukuoka

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kushida Shrine and then browse the different shops at Tenjin Underground Shopping Center. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Matsuda Shoten, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dazaifu Tenman-gu, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tenkai Inari Shrine, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Asahi Breweries Hakata Brewery, then take a stroll through Nishijin Shopping District, and finally go for a walk through Ohori Park.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Fukuoka trip itinerary maker tool.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Fukuoka is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in April, things will get much colder in Fukuoka: highs are around 23°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Hiroshima

— 2 nights

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): stop by Itsukushima Gekijyo, then steep yourself in history at Itsukushima Shrine, then step off the mainland to explore Miyajima, and finally kick back and relax at Mikasahama Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and then contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima trip planner.

Getting from Fukuoka to Hiroshima by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and ferry. In April, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can take a train to Beppu.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Beppu

— 1 night
The resort town of Beppu puts the geothermal nature of the region to good use.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): stroll through Oniyama Jigoku, witness a stunning natural landmark at Hells of Beppu, take in the natural beauty of Umi Jigoku, indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, then view the masterpieces at Beppu City Traditional Bamboo Crafts Center, and finally look for gifts at Angel Kimono Rental Beppu.

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You can take a train from Hiroshima to Beppu in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. In April, daily temperatures in Beppu can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Yufu.

Things to do in Beppu

Shopping · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Yufu

— 1 day
Discover widely renowned onsens on a tour of Yufu, a tranquil town overlooked by a two-peaked mountain.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Yufu, then stop by Cheese Factory Yufuin, and then indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at Yufuin Area.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Yufu journey planning website.

You can take a train from Beppu to Yufu in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In April in Yufu, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Kitakyushu.

Things to do in Yufu

Parks · Nature · Baths · Spas

Kitakyushu

— 2 nights
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.
On the 28th (Tue), stop by Tanga Ichiba, wander the streets of Mojiko Retro, contemplate the waterfront views at Kanmon Kaikyo, then cruise along Mekari Parking Area, then browse the different shops at Riverwalk Kitakyushu, and finally don't miss a visit to Kokura Castle.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, you can read our Kitakyushu trip itinerary planner.

Take a train from Yufu to Kitakyushu in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In April in Kitakyushu, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Kumamoto.

Things to do in Kitakyushu

Shopping · Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Kumamoto

— 1 night
Centered around its castle, Kumamoto stands as a historic city with plenty of modern-day appeal to add to the mix.
On the 29th (Wed), explore the wide array of goods at Tsuruya Department Store, appreciate the extensive heritage of Lafcadio Hearn House, buy something for everyone on your list at Shimotori Shotengai, admire the masterpieces at Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Kamitori Shopping Street, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kato Shrine.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kumamoto day trip planning tool.

You can take a train from Kitakyushu to Kumamoto in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. April in Kumamoto sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Kumamoto

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Nagasaki

— 2 nights

City of Peace

The hilly port city of Nagasaki has become known internationally as one of the two Japanese cities to be destroyed by an atomic bomb towards the close of World War II. This history, of course, remains important to the city, its inhabitants, and to the wider world, and should not be forgotten.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, stroll around Nagasaki Peace Park, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Inasa, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kannondo, then stop by Shinchi Chinatown, and finally stop by Tatematsuru. On the 1st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Catholic Church Hongouchi, admire the natural beauty at Glover Garden, take a stroll around The Confucian Temple, the Chinese Museum of Successive Generations, then head off the coast to Hashima Island, and finally kick back and relax at Takahama Beach.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Nagasaki journey site.

Take a train from Kumamoto to Nagasaki in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. April in Nagasaki sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 14°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Fukuoka Prefecture travel guide

3.7
Sacred & Religious Sites · Shopping Malls · Parks
Fukuoka Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan on Kyūshū Island. The capital is the city of Fukuoka.HistoryFukuoka Prefecture includes the former provinces of Chikugo, Chikuzen, and Buzen.Shrines and templesKōra taisha, Sumiyoshi-jinja, and Hakosagi-gū are the chief Shinto shrines in the prefecture.GeographyFukuoka Prefecture faces the sea on three sides, bordering Saga, Ōita, and Kumamoto prefectures and facing Yamaguchi Prefecture across the Kanmon Straits.As of 1 April 2012, 18% of the land area of the prefecture was designated as natural parks: Setonaikai National Park, Genkai, Kitakyūshū, and Yaba-Hita-Hikosan quasi-national parks, and Chikugogawa, Chikuhō, Dazaifu, Sefuri Raizan, and Yabegawa Prefectural Natural Parks.

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Hiroshima Prefecture travel guide

4.3
Historic Sites · History Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
Hiroshima Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan located in the Chūgoku region on Honshu island. The capital is the city of Hiroshima. It has a population of around 2.8 million.HistoryThe area around Hiroshima was formerly divided into Bingo Province and Aki Province. This location has been a center of trade and culture since the beginning of Japan's recorded history. Hiroshima is a traditional center of the Chūgoku region and was the seat of the Mōri clan until the Battle of Sekigahara.Hiroshima is home to two UNESCO World Heritage sites: The Atomic Dome in Hiroshima, one of the few remnants of prewar Hiroshima following the atomic bombing in 1945;The Itsukushima Shrine in Miyajima, famed for filling with water and appearing to "float" during high tide.GeographyHiroshima prefecture lies in the middle of Chūgoku. Most of the prefecture consists of mountains leading towards Shimane Prefecture; and rivers produce rich plains near the coast.The province faces Shikoku across the Seto Inland Sea. Hiroshima Bay opens on the Inland Sea. The prefecture also includes many small islands.

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Kumamoto Prefecture travel guide

3.9
Castles · Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites
Kumamoto Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan located on the island of Kyushu. The capital is the city of Kumamoto.HistoryHistorically, the area was called Higo Province; and the province was renamed Kumamoto during the Meiji Restoration. The creation of prefectures was part of the abolition of the feudal system. The current Japanese orthography for Kumamoto literally means "bear root/origin", or "origin of the bear".

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Nagasaki Prefecture travel guide

3.7
History Museums · Landmarks · Parks
Nagasaki Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan located on the island of Kyushu. The capital is the city of Nagasaki.

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