14 days in Fukuoka Prefecture, Kumamoto Prefecture & Nagasaki Itinerary

14 days in Fukuoka Prefecture, Kumamoto Prefecture & Nagasaki Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Fukuoka
— Few hours
2
Kumamoto
— 1 night
3
Hitoyoshi
— 1 day
4
Amakusa
— 3 nights
5
Nagasaki
— 5 nights
6
Fukuoka
— 2 nights

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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.
To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Fukuoka trip builder tool.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Fukuoka is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Fukuoka is 1 hour. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December, expect Fukuoka to be colder, temps between °C and °C. On the 25th (Wed), you'll travel to Kumamoto.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

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Kumamoto

Kumamoto ©
Centered around its castle, Kumamoto stands as a historic city with plenty of modern-day appeal to add to the mix.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kato Shrine, step into the grandiose world of Kumamoto Castle, look for gifts at KUMAMON products Nagataniya, thenbrowse the different shops at Cocosa, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Catholic Tetori Church.

To find reviews and other tourist information, read Kumamoto trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Fukuoka to Kumamoto in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Hitoyoshi.

Things to do in Kumamoto

Historic Sites Shopping
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Kumamoto Castle ©
Kumamoto Castle
Kato Shrine ©
Kato Shrine
Catholic Tetori Church ©
Catholic Tetori Church

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Hitoyoshi

Hitoyoshi
Hitoyoshi is a city in Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Hitoyoshi Castle Ruins, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Sengetsushuzo, steep yourself in history at The House of Japanese Samurai in Olden Times- Bukekura, thensoak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, and finally stop by Hitoyoshi Onsen Bussankan.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Hitoyoshi travel route planning app.

Getting from Kumamoto to Hitoyoshi by car takes about 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Hitoyoshi can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Amakusa.

Things to do in Hitoyoshi

Breweries & Distilleries Historic Sites Baths

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Amakusa

Amakusa ©
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Sakitsu Catholic Church, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Oe Tenshudo Church, and finally see the interesting displays at Kuchinotsu Folk History Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Hinoe Castle Ruin, thenexamine the collection at Arima Christian Heritage Museum, thencontemplate the long history of Hara Castle Ruin, and finally examine the collection at Goshoura Cretaceous Museum.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Amakusa trip maker website.

You can drive from Hitoyoshi to Amakusa in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Amakusa

Historic Sites Museums Baths

Side Trip

Minamishimabara
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Sakitsu Catholic Church ©
Sakitsu Catholic Church
Oe Tenshudo Church ©
Oe Tenshudo Church
Hara Castle Ruin ©
Hara Castle Ruin

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Nagasaki

Nagasaki ©
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Yutoku Inari Shrine and Suwa Shrine. Explore hidden gems such as Catholic Nakamachi Church and Onsen Resorts. Take a break from Nagasaki with a short trip to Imari Okawachiyama in Imari, about 1h 40 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Shitsu Church, take in nature's colorful creations at Glover Garden, contemplate the long history of Higashiyamate Ko Jusanbankan, and take a stroll around The Confucian Temple, the Chinese Museum of Successive Generations.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Nagasaki trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Amakusa to Nagasaki takes 3 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Nagasaki can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Imari Okawachiyama, Yutoku Inari Shrine, Onsen Resorts
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Yutoku Inari Shrine ©
Yutoku Inari Shrine
Suwa Shrine ©
Suwa Shrine
Catholic Nakamachi Church ©
Catholic Nakamachi Church

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Fukuoka

Fukuoka ©
Get a sense of the local culture at Nanzoin and Miyajidake Shrine. Head to Tenjin Underground Shopping Center and Mingfor some retail therapy. Step out of Fukuoka to go to Yoshinogari-cho and see Yoshinogari Historical Park, which is approximately 50 minutes away. Explore Fukuoka further: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hakozaki Shrine, wander the streets of Shintencho Shopping Street, get engrossed in the history at Fukuoka City Museum, and stop by Nishijin Shopping District.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Fukuoka day trip site.

Traveling by car from Nagasaki to Fukuoka takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Nanzoin, Yoshinogari Historical Park, Miyajidake Shrine
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Nanzoin ©
Nanzoin
Yoshinogari Historical Park ©
Yoshinogari Historical Park
Miyajidake Shrine ©
Miyajidake Shrine

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