12 days in Oita Prefecture & Fukuoka Itinerary

12 days in Oita Prefecture & Fukuoka Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kyushu trip planner

Make it your trip
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Beppu
— 1 night
Drive
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Bungotakada
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hita
— 2 nights
Drive
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Fukuoka
— 5 nights
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Beppu

— 1 night
The resort town of Beppu puts the geothermal nature of the region to good use.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): explore the activities along Lake Kinrin, then shop like a local with Homme Blue Cafe, then examine the collection at Showa Retro Park Yufuin Showakan -ALWAYS-, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Hells of Beppu. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Umi Jigoku, then take an in-depth tour of Iwashita Collection, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Yufu.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Beppu road trip planning website.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Beppu is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Beppu, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Kuala Lumpur in May, plan for colder days in Beppu, with highs around 24°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Bungotakada.

Things to do in Beppu

Nature · Parks · Museums · Baths

Side Trip

Bungotakada

— 2 nights
On the 4th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Yukichi Fukuzawa Memorial Museum, don't miss a visit to Eno-ji Temple, examine the collection at Doctor Oe History Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Usa City Peace Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Oita Prefectural Museum of History, and finally contemplate the long history of Usajingu Shrine. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Bungotakada Showa Roman Kura, examine the collection at Dagashiyano-yume Museum, make a trip to Kawanaka Fudo, then take in breathtaking views at Tashibu no Sato Sannomiya no Kei, and finally head outdoors with Matama Beach.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Bungotakada road trip site.

Drive from Beppu to Bungotakada in an hour. In May in Bungotakada, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Hita.

Things to do in Bungotakada

Museums · Parks · Scenic Drive · Nature

Side Trips

Hita

— 2 nights
Hita is a city located in Ōita Prefecture, Japan, that was founded on December 11, 1940. Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Tenryo Hinagoten, then take in the exciting artwork at Hikosan Slope Car Hanaeki, then view the masterpieces at Yanase Hongama Shusetsuan, and finally examine the collection at Koishiwarayaki Traditional Industry Plaza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Sakuradaki Waterfall, see the interesting displays at Hita Gion Yamaboko Kaikan, then see the interesting displays at Tenryo Hita Wisky Museum, then examine the collection at Tenyo Hita Hakimono Museum Ashitaya, and finally steep yourself in history at Mamedamachi Shopping Street.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Hita trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Bungotakada to Hita takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Bungotakada in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Hita, with lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Hita

Museums · Shopping · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

Fukuoka

— 5 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Hakatamachiya Furusatokan and Kyushu Railway History Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Dazaifu Tenman-gu and Kushida Shrine. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fukuoka: Nogata Municipal Coal Memorial Museum (in Nogata), Kyushu National Museum (in Dazaifu) and Kitakyushu (Kokura Castle, Shirakidani Plum Grove, &more). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Nijino Matsubara, explore the world behind art at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, get engrossed in the history at Fukuoka City Museum, and walk around Ohori Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Fukuoka day trip website.

Drive from Hita to Fukuoka in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Hita in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Fukuoka, with lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Oita Prefecture travel guide

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Hot Springs · Historic Sites · Landmarks
Ōita Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan on Kyūshū Island. The prefectural capital is the city of Ōita.HistoryAround the 6th century Kyushu consisted of four regions: Tsukushi Province, Hi Province, Kumaso Province and Toyo Province.Toyo Province was later divided into two regions, upper and lower Toyo Province, called Bungo Province and Buzen Province.After the Meiji Restoration, districts from Bungo and Buzen provinces were combined to form Ōita Prefecture. These provinces were divided among many local daimyōs and thus a large castle town never formed in Ōita. From this time that whole area became known as "Toyo-no-kuni", which means "Land of Abundance".The origins of the name Ōita are documented in a report from the early 8th century called the Chronicles of Bungo. According to the document, when Emperor Keikō visited the Kyushu region, stopping first in Toyo-no-kuni, he exclaimed that 'This is a vast land, indeed. It shall be known as Okita-Kuni!' Okita-Kuni, meaning "Land of the Great Fields", later came to be written as "Ōita". Present day interpretations based on Ōita's topography state that Oita's name comes from "Okita", meaning "many fields", rather than "vast" or "great" field, because of Ōita's complex terrain.

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