11 days in Kitakyushu & Okayama Itinerary

11 days in Kitakyushu & Okayama Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kitakyushu
— 6 nights
2
Okayama
— 4 nights

6
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.
Kitakyushu City Kawachi Fuji Garden Autumn Colors has been added to your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Kitakyushu: Dazaifu (Komyozen-ji Temple, Dazaifu Tenman-gu, &more), Beppu (Spas, Hells of Beppu, &more) and Oita Marine Palace Aquarium Umitamago (in Oita). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Mojiko Retro, visit Karato market, admire the landmark architecture of Old Moji Zeikan, and stroll around Green Park.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kitakyushu online travel route builder.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Kitakyushu is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time to Japan Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in November, things will get cooler in Kitakyushu: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can catch the train to Okayama.

Things to do in Kitakyushu

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dazaifu, Beppu, Shimonoseki, Ruriko Temple Five-Story Pagoda, Oita Marine Palace Aquarium Umitamago
Highlights from your plan
Hells of Beppu ©
Hells of Beppu
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Mojiko Retro ©
Mojiko Retro

4
nights
Okayama

Okayama ©
A major transit hub in western Japan, Okayama provides a convenient mid-point between Kyoto, Osaka, and Hiroshima.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kurashiki (Ohara Museum of Art, Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter, &more), Kotohira-gu (in Kotohira-cho) and Takamatsu (Ritsurin Garden & Shikoku Mura Village). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Okayama Korakuen Garden, experience rural life at Nanaku Strawberry Farm, explore the world behind art at Yumeji Art Museum (Yumeji-Kyodo Bijutsukan), and step into the grandiose world of Okayama Castle.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Okayama trip builder site.

Traveling by train from Kitakyushu to Okayama takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Kitakyushu in December since evenings lows in Okayama dip to °C. On the 5th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Okayama

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Kurashiki, Takamatsu, Kotohira-gu
Highlights from your plan
Okayama Korakuen Garden ©
Okayama Korakuen Garden
Okayama Castle ©
Okayama Castle
Ritsurin Garden
Ritsurin Garden

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