21 days in East Asia Itinerary

21 days in East Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan travel route builder

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Fukuoka
— 4 nights
Drive
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Beppu
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kumamoto
— 4 nights
Train
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Kagoshima
— 3 nights
Fly
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Yakushima-cho
— 1 night
Fly
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Tokyo
— 5 nights

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Nokonoshima Island as well as Canal City Hakata. Explore Fukuoka's surroundings by going to Dazaifu (Komyozen-ji Temple, Dazaifu Tenman-gu, &more). The adventure continues: take in the pleasant sights at Ohori Park, make a trip to Fukuoka Tower, buy something for everyone on your list at Tenjin Underground Shopping Center, and take an in-depth tour of Hakatamachiya Furusatokan.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Fukuoka online tour itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiport is Fukuoka Airport. In March in Fukuoka, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. On the 15th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Beppu.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Beppu

— 3 nights
The resort town of Beppu puts the geothermal nature of the region to good use.
Harajiri Falls has been added to your itinerary. Explore Beppu's surroundings by going to Yufu (Yunotsubo Kaido, Lake Kinrin, &more) and Kokonoe Yume Otsurihashi Bridge (in Kokonoe-machi). There's much more to do: take in the natural beauty of Hells of Beppu, stroll through Chinoike Jigoku, and make a trip to Jigokumushikobo Kannawa.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Beppu road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Fukuoka to Beppu takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. March in Beppu sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Kumamoto.

Things to do in Beppu

Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kumamoto

— 4 nights
Centered around its castle, Kumamoto stands as a historic city with plenty of modern-day appeal to add to the mix.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Honmyoji Temple, Mount Aso Trail, Amano Iwato Shrine, and other attractions you added. Explore Kumamoto's surroundings by going to Aso (Aso Milk Road & Tenku no Michi). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Kumamoto Castle, don't miss a visit to Kumamon Square, admire the masterpieces at Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kumamotojoinari Shrine.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kumamoto trip planning tool.

Getting from Beppu to Kumamoto by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive; or take a bus. In March in Kumamoto, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can catch the train to Kagoshima.

Things to do in Kumamoto

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Kagoshima

— 3 nights

Naples of the East

Kagoshima sits across the bay from Sakurajima, an active volcano that serves as a symbol of the city and works its way into many aspects of life here.
Kagoshima is known for nature, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the geological forces at Sakurajima, admire the masterpieces at Nagashima Museum, buy something for everyone on your list at Amu Plaza Kagoshima, and make a trip to Tenmonkan.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kagoshima trip planner.

You can take a train from Kumamoto to Kagoshima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Kagoshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Yakushima-cho

— 1 night
A popular destination for Japanese tourists, Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho is a true paradise for nature lovers, with over 1,900 species and subspecies of plants.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): take in breathtaking views at Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Yakushima-cho online route planner.

You can fly from Kagoshima to Yakushima-cho in 2.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. Traveling from Kagoshima in March, plan for a bit warmer nights in Yakushima-cho, with lows around 13°C. You will leave for Tokyo on the 26th (Fri).

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

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.
You've added Yanaka Ginza Shopping Street, Yoyogi Park, Omoide Yokocho, and other attractions to your itinerary. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum, don't miss a visit to Chidorigafuchi, and have some family-friendly fun at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Tokyo sightseeing planner.

Fly from Yakushima-cho to Tokyo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Yakushima-cho in March, things will get slightly colder in Tokyo: highs are around 17°C and lows about 7°C.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums