11 days in Japan Itinerary

11 days in Japan Itinerary

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Fukuoka
— 4 nights
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Kumamoto
— 2 nights
3
Ashikita-machi
— 1 night
4
Aso
— 3 nights

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4
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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.
Family-friendly places like Kushida Shrine and Marine World umino-nakamichi will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Fukuoka: Dazaifu Tenman-gu (in Dazaifu), Tsutsukihama Beach (in Iki) and Kitakyushu (Blue Wing Moji & Kitakyushu Museum of Natural History & Human History). There's lots more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Ohori Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Uminonakamichi Seaside Park, buy something for everyone on your list at Tenjin Underground Shopping Center, and admire the striking features of Hakata Station.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Fukuoka online sightseeing planner.

If you are flying in from Malaysia, the closest major aiport is Fukuoka Airport. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Kumamoto.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Dazaifu, Kitakyushu, Kaikyokan, Miyajihama Beach, Nijino Matsubara
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Marine World umino-nakamichi ©
Marine World umino-nakamichi
Kaikyokan ©
Kaikyokan

2
nights
Kumamoto

Kumamoto ©
Centered around its castle, Kumamoto stands as a historic city with plenty of modern-day appeal to add to the mix.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Sakuranobaba Johsaien, admire the masterpieces at Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, take in nature's colorful creations at Suizenji Jojuen Garden, then make a trip to Shimotori Shotengai, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kato Shrine, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Kumamoto Castle. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Okoshiki Beach, stop by KUMAMON products Nagataniya, then admire the natural beauty at Kumamoto Zoo and Botanical Gardens, and finally don't miss a visit to Kumamon Square.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kumamoto holiday planning website.

Take a train from Fukuoka to Kumamoto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Kumamoto are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Ashikita-machi.

Things to do in Kumamoto

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Okoshiki Beach
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Kumamoto Castle ©
Kumamoto Castle
Okoshiki Beach ©
Okoshiki Beach
Kumamoto Zoo and Botanical Gardens ©
Kumamoto Zoo and Botanical Gardens

1
night
Ashikita-machi

Ashikita-machi
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Otakimisaki Park, stroll around Ashikita Seaside Comprehensive Park, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Kyusendo Limestone Cave.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Ashikita-machi sightseeing planner.

Drive from Kumamoto to Ashikita-machi in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Ashikita-machi are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Aso.

Things to do in Ashikita-machi

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Kyusendo Limestone Cave

3
nights
Aso

Aso ©
Formed in 2005 after the merger of several smaller towns, Aso still offers a break from the urbane.
On the 15th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Aso Volcano Museum, take a memorable drive along Kusasenrigahama, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cuddly Dominion, and finally get great views at Daikanbo. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Aso Geopark.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Aso day trip planner.

You can drive from Ashikita-machi to Aso in 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Aso can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Aso

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Kokonoe Yume Otsurihashi Bridge
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Daikanbo ©
Daikanbo
Cuddly Dominion ©
Cuddly Dominion
Kokonoe Yume Otsurihashi Bridge ©
Kokonoe Yume Otsurihashi Bridge

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