14 days in Fukuoka Prefecture Itinerary

14 days in Fukuoka Prefecture Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Fukuoka Prefecture trip itinerary planner

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Make it your trip
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Kitakyushu
— 4 nights
Drive
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Yanagawa
— 3 nights
Drive
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Fukuoka
— 6 nights
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Kitakyushu

— 4 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.
You'll explore and learn at Kyushu Railway History Museum and TOTO Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mojiko Retro and Matsumoto Seicho Memorial Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kitakyushu: Nogata Municipal Coal Memorial Museum (in Nogata), Tagawa City Coal-mining Museum (in Tagawa) and Old Ito Denemon House (in Iizuka). And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on nature at Kitakyushu Museum of Natural History & Human History, engage your brain at Kitakyushu Culture and Science Museum for Youth, head outdoors with Mt Sarakura, and explore the historical opulence of Kokura Castle.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kitakyushu day trip planning website.

Singapore, Singapore to Kitakyushu is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Kitakyushu. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Singapore in March: high temperatures in Kitakyushu hover around 15°C and lows are around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Yanagawa.

Things to do in Kitakyushu

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Yanagawa

— 3 nights
Yanagawa is a city located in Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan.As of April 30, 2011, the city has an estimated population of 71,848, with 24,507 households and a population density of 934.55 persons per km². Kurume World Camellia Museum and Ishibashi Bunka Center will appeal to museum buffs. Kids will appreciate attractions like Ishibashi Cultural Center and Omuta City Zoo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Yanagawa: Kurume (Kyoho Winery & Chiko River Cycling Road), Yame (Ishizumi Rice Terraces, Yame Traditional Crafts Museum, &more) and Coal Industry Science Museum (in Omuta). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Hakushu Memorial Museum, stop by Koibotaru Bussankan, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiyomizu Temple, and pick up some local products at Yoranno.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Yanagawa vacation website.

You can drive from Kitakyushu to Yanagawa in 2 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Yanagawa can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Yanagawa

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Fukuoka

— 6 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.
Family-friendly places like Fukuoka Asian Art Museum and Dazaifu Tenman-gu will thrill your kids. Popular historic sites such as Kushida Shrine and Fukuoka Castle Ruins are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Fukuoka: Chikuzenmachi Tachiarai Peace Memorial Museum (in Chikuzen-machi), Koishiwarayaki Traditional Industry Plaza (in Toho-mura) and Dazaifu (Tenkai Inari Shrine & Kyushu National Museum). Next up on the itinerary: buy something for everyone on your list at Tenjin Underground Shopping Center, take an in-depth tour of Munakata Shrine, see the interesting displays at Fukuoka Citizen’s Disaster Prevention Center, and take in the pleasant sights at Ohori Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Fukuoka road trip planner.

You can drive from Yanagawa to Fukuoka in 1.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Fukuoka are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fukuoka Prefecture travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Shopping Malls · Landmarks
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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