16 days in Fukuoka, Niigata Prefecture & Kanazawa Itinerary

16 days in Fukuoka, Niigata Prefecture & Kanazawa Itinerary

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16 days in Fukuoka, Niigata Prefecture & Kanazawa Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  9 h
1
Fukuoka
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Niigata
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Kanazawa
— 6 nights
+2
Train + Tram + Fly:  13 h
End: Singapore

5
nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Huis Ten Bosch (in Sasebo), Nagasaki (Megane Bridge, Glover Garden, & more) and Kumamoto (Kato Shrine, Kumamoto Castle, & more). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Dazaifu Tenman-gu, let the kids burn off some steam at Ohori Park, stroll through Hirabaru Historical Park, and pick up some local products at Osakana Tengoku.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Fukuoka vacation website .

Singapore, Singapore to Fukuoka is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Fukuoka. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Singapore in May: high temperatures in Fukuoka hover around 28°C and lows are around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Niigata.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Kumamoto, Nagasaki, Dazaifu, Huis Ten Bosch, Komenoyama Obsevatory
Highlights from your plan
Kumamoto Castle ©
Kumamoto Castle
Huis Ten Bosch ©
Huis Ten Bosch
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum

4
nights
Niigata

Niigata ©
The port city of Niigata has an association with tourism, but not really one to do with the city itself.
Change things up with these side-trips from Niigata: Shibata (Kenryukyo, Ichishima Sake Brewery, & more), Yahiko-mura (Yahiko Shrine & Yahiko Park) and Yaaironomori Koen (in Minamiuonuma). There's still lots to do: get outside with Mt.Tairatsupyo, stroll around Hakusan Park, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Imayo Tsukasa Sake Brewery, and appreciate the history behind Niigata Station Chuken Tama Ko Statue.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Niigata trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Fukuoka to Niigata takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Fukuoka in May: highs in Niigata hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Niigata

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Shibata, Yahiko-mura, Yaaironomori Koen
Highlights from your plan
Ijimino Park ©
Ijimino Park
Yahiko Shrine ©
Yahiko Shrine
Hakusan Park ©
Hakusan Park

6
nights
Kanazawa

Kanazawa
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route (in Tateyama-machi), Hokugin Galerie Millet (in Toyama) and Shirakawa-mura (Deai Bridge, Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, & more). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, contemplate the long history of Nomura Family Samurai House, wander the streets of Higashichaya Old Town, and admire the striking features of Takayama Jinya.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kanazawa tour planner .

You can drive from Niigata to Kanazawa in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Kanazawa, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Museums Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Shirakawa-mura, Takayama, Hokugin Galerie Millet, Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route
Highlights from your plan
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Higashichaya Old Town ©
Higashichaya Old Town

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