17 days in Tokyo, Fukuoka & Oita Prefecture Itinerary

17 days in Tokyo, Fukuoka & Oita Prefecture Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 5 nights
Fly
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Fukuoka
— 4 nights
Drive
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Hita
— 3 nights
Drive
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Usuki
— 1 night
Drive
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Beppu
— 3 nights
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Tokyo

— 5 nights
Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
Take a break from Tokyo with a short trip to Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama, about 30 minutes away. Have a day of magic on the 27th (Sun) at Tokyo Disneyland. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, have some family-friendly fun at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou, ponder the world of politics at Imperial Palace, and admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Tokyo online trip itinerary maker.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Tokyo. In January, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fukuoka

— 4 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.
Explore Fukuoka's surroundings by going to Kurume (Fukuoka Science Museum, Kurume World Camellia Museum, &more), Dazaifu (Komyozen-ji Temple, Dazaifu Tenman-gu, &more) and Yame Chuo Tea Garden (in Yame). There's lots more to do: go for a walk through Ohori Park, browse the different shops at Tenjin Underground Shopping Center, admire the masterpieces at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Fukuoka City Archaeology Center.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Fukuoka tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Fukuoka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. January in Fukuoka sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Hita.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Hita

— 3 nights
Hita is a city located in Ōita Prefecture, Japan, that was founded on December 11, 1940. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hita: Koishiwarayaki Traditional Industry Plaza (in Toho-mura), Takasumi Shrine (in Soeda-machi) and Greenpia Yame (in Yame). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Doctor Oe History Museum, admire the sheer force of Sakuradaki Waterfall, stroll around Mt. Kirikabu Park, and get to know the fascinating history of Aso Mizuki Meguri.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Hita itinerary tool.

Getting from Fukuoka to Hita by car takes about 1.5 hours. When traveling from Fukuoka in February, plan for a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Hita: temperatures range from 9°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Usuki.

Things to do in Hita

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Usuki

— 1 night
Usuki is a city located on the east coast of Ōita Prefecture, Japan. Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): make a trip to Hachooji, pause for some photo ops at Usuki Sekibutsu, contemplate the long history of Usuki Samurai House Streets, appreciate the extensive heritage of Nioza Rekishi no Michi, then take an in-depth tour of Nogami Yaeko Literature Museum, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Inabake Shimoyashiki.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Usuki travel planner.

Traveling by car from Hita to Usuki takes 2 hours. February in Usuki sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Beppu.

Things to do in Usuki

Historic Sites · Museums
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Beppu

— 3 nights
The resort town of Beppu puts the geothermal nature of the region to good use.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Beppu: Oita Prefectural Museum of History (in Usa) and Yufu (Iwashita Collection, Lake Kinrin, &more). There's still lots to do: take in the natural beauty of Hells of Beppu, get to know the resident critters at Takasakiyama Nature Zoo, indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, and take in panoramic vistas at Jumonjibaru Observation Deck.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Beppu road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Usuki to Beppu takes an hour. In February in Beppu, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Beppu

Nature · Parks · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Oita Prefecture travel guide

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Hot Springs · Onsen Resorts · Historic Sites
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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