15 days in Fukuoka, Beppu & Tottori Prefecture Itinerary

15 days in Fukuoka, Beppu & Tottori Prefecture Itinerary

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Fukuoka
— 3 nights
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Beppu
— 4 nights
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Yonago
— 2 nights
Drive
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Daisen-cho
— 3 nights
Drive
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Misasa-cho
— 1 day
Drive
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Iwami-cho
— 1 night
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Fukuoka

— 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kushida Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dazaifu Tenman-gu, then take in nature's colorful creations at Komyozen-ji Temple, and then browse the different shops at JR Hakata City Amu Plaza Hakata.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Fukuoka trip app.

Honolulu, USA to Fukuoka is an approximately 11-hour flight. Traveling from Honolulu to Fukuoka, you'll lose 19 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Honolulu in November, things will get colder in Fukuoka: highs are around 64°F and lows about 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Beppu.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Beppu

— 4 nights
The resort town of Beppu puts the geothermal nature of the region to good use.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Beppu: Daikanbo Lookout (in Aso), Nabegataki Falls (in Oguni-machi) and Yufu (Lake Kinrin & Mt. Yufu). There's much more to do: take in the natural beauty of Hells of Beppu, observe the fascinating underwater world at Oita Marine Palace Aquarium Umitamago, take in the spiritual surroundings of Anrakuji Temple, and indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Beppu day trip planning site.

Getting from Fukuoka to Beppu by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yonago.

Things to do in Beppu

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Baths

Side Trips

Yonago

— 2 nights
Yonago is a city located in northwestern Tottori Prefecture, Japan, facing the Sea of Japan, and adjacent to Shimane. Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Yonago City Museum of Art. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Adachi Museum of Art, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Yaegaki Shrine, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Izumo Grand Shrine.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Yonago vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Beppu to Yonago takes 7 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Yonago when traveling from Beppu in November, with lows around 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Daisen-cho.

Things to do in Yonago

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Daisen-cho

— 3 nights
On the 12th (Sun), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Daisen, then don't miss a visit to Hitoikizaka Pass, and then make a trip to Mikamo Family House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): stroll around Niodo Park, then explore the activities along Nanko-Gawara, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Juunji Temple, and finally hunt for treasures at Osakana Center Mikuriya.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Daisen-cho trip itinerary planning site.

Daisen-cho is just a short distance from Yonago. In November, daytime highs in Daisen-cho are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Misasa-cho.

Things to do in Daisen-cho

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

Misasa-cho

— 1 day
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Hoki Kokubunji Temple Site, look for gifts at Kuwata Shoyu Factory, contemplate the long history of Hoki Kokufu-ato Hokkeji-bata Ancient Ruin, contemplate the long history of Hoki Koccho Site, then pause for some photo ops at Kotani Bridge, Emmusubi Kajikagaeru, and finally appreciate the history behind Misasa Kouta Statue.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Misasa-cho trip builder tool.

Getting from Daisen-cho to Misasa-cho by car takes about 1.5 hours. In November in Misasa-cho, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Iwami-cho.

Things to do in Misasa-cho

Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Iwami-cho

— 1 night
On the 15th (Wed), get a taste of the local shopping with Sakyu Center, explore the world behind art at The Sand Museum, then take in the dramatic natural features at Tottori Sand Dunes, and finally stop by Drive-in Tottori Sakyu Kaikan.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Iwami-cho day trip website.

Traveling by car from Misasa-cho to Iwami-cho takes 1.5 hours. November in Iwami-cho sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Iwami-cho

Shopping · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Tottori Prefecture travel guide

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Landmarks · Geologic Formations · Sacred & Religious Sites
Tottori Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan located in the Chūgoku region. The capital is the city of Tottori. It is the least populous prefecture in Japan.EtymologyThe word "Tottori" in Japanese is formed from two kanji characters. The first, means "bird" and the second, means "to get". Early residents in the area made their living catching the region's plentiful waterfowl. The name first appears in the Nihon shoki in the 23rd year of the Emperor Suiko when Yukuha Tana, an elder from the Izumo, visits the emperor. The imperial Prince Homatsu-wake was unable to speak, despite being 30 years of age. "Yukuha Tana presented the swan to the emperor. Homatsu-wake no Mikoto played with this swan and at last learned to speak. Therefore, Yukaha Tana was liberally rewarded, and was granted the title of Tottori no Miyakko." (Aston, translation)HistoryEarly historyTottori Prefecture was settled very early in the prehistoric period of Japan, as evidenced by remains from the Jōmon period (14,000 - 300 BC). The prefecture has the remains of the largest known Yayoi period (300 BC - 250 AD) settlement in Japan, the Mukibanda Yayoi remains, located in the low foothills of Mount Daisen in the cities of Daisen and Yonago. Numerous kofun tumuli from the Kofun period (250 - 538) are located across the prefecture. In 645, under the Taika reforms, the area in present-day Tottori Prefecture became two provinces, Hōki and Inaba.

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