41 days in Japan Itinerary

41 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Fukuoka
— 8 nights
2
Karatsu
— 7 nights
3
Ureshino
— 3 nights
4
Beppu
— 6 nights
5
Miyazaki
— 8 nights
6
Kumamoto
— 8 nights

8
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 Niiyama Shrine (in Kanzaki), Dazaifu (Dazaifu Tenman-gu, Komyozen-ji Temple, &more) and Karato market (in Shimonoseki). And it doesn't end there: stroll around Ohori Park, admire the landmark architecture of Hakata Station, browse the different shops at Tenjin Underground Shopping Center, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kushida Shrine.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Fukuoka trip itinerary maker tool.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Fukuoka is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Fukuoka due to the time zone difference. In January, Fukuoka is cooler than Kuala Lumpur - with highs of 11°C and lows of 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can go by car to Karatsu.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Dazaifu, Kitakyushu, Kurume, Wonder Museum, Niiyama Shrine
Highlights from your plan
Ohori Park ©
Ohori Park
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Kushida Shrine ©
Kushida Shrine

7
nights
Karatsu

Karatsu ©
The coastal city of Karatsu has long held importance for trade with China and the Korean Peninsula.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Karatsu: Nagasaki (Suwa Shrine, Hypocenter of Atomic Bombing, &more). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Former Takatori House, explore the activities along Nanatsugama Caves, enjoy the sand and surf at Nijino Matsubara, and admire the natural beauty at Bougainville no mori.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Karatsu sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Fukuoka to Karatsu takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Ureshino.

Things to do in Karatsu

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Nagasaki
Highlights from your plan
Glover Garden ©
Glover Garden
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum
Nagasaki Peace Park ©
Nagasaki Peace Park

3
nights
Ureshino

Ureshino ©
Ureshino is a city located in the western part of Saga Prefecture on the island of Kyushu, Japan.As of February 28, 2017, the city has an estimated population of 26,937 and a population density of 210 persons per kmĀ². Get out of town with these interesting Ureshino side-trips: Huis Ten Bosch (in Sasebo), Sagajo Park (in Saga) and Yokan Museum (in Ogi). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yutoku Inari Shrine, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Kurokami, get lost in a book at Takeo City Library, and make a trip to Takeo no Okusu.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Ureshino trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Karatsu to Ureshino in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Karatsu in February, plan for a bit cooler nights in Ureshino, with lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Beppu.

Things to do in Ureshino

Parks · Theme Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Takeo, Mt. Kurokami, Huis Ten Bosch, Sagajo Park, Genemongama Aritakamamoto
Highlights from your plan
Sagajo Park ©
Sagajo Park
Huis Ten Bosch ©
Huis Ten Bosch
Yutoku Inari Shrine ©
Yutoku Inari Shrine

6
nights
Beppu

Beppu ©
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: Mt. Kuju (in Taketa), Ogi Rice Terraces (in Ubuyama-mura) and Usa (Oita Prefectural Museum of History, Usajingu Shrine, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the natural beauty of Hells of Beppu, look for gifts at Angel Kimono Rental Beppu, take in the views from Kokonoe Yume Otsurihashi Bridge, and appreciate the views at Yufugawa Valley.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Beppu trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Ureshino to Beppu takes 2.5 hours. In February in Beppu, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Miyazaki.

Things to do in Beppu

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Usa, Kokonoe Yume Otsurihashi Bridge, Lake Kinrin, Mt. Kuju, Ogi Rice Terraces
Highlights from your plan
Hells of Beppu ©
Hells of Beppu
Lake Kinrin ©
Lake Kinrin
Umi Jigoku ©
Umi Jigoku

8
nights
Miyazaki

Miyazaki ©
Enjoying some of the warmest weather on Japan's main islands, Miyazaki thrived as a resort town in the 1980s, with hotels, beaches, and seafood restaurants galore.
Change things up with these side-trips from Miyazaki: Hyuga (Udo Shrine & Hyugasaki Umagase), Kagoshima (Shiroyama Observatory, Nagashima Museum, &more) and Rupinasu Park (in Takanabe-cho). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Aoshima Shrine, admire the natural beauty at Haniwa Garden, step off the mainland to explore Aoshima Island, and visit AEON MALL Miyazaki.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Miyazaki road trip planning website.

Getting from Beppu to Miyazaki by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Beppu, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Miyazaki, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Kumamoto.

Things to do in Miyazaki

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Kagoshima, Nichinan, Kirishima, Hyuga, Sekinoo Falls
Highlights from your plan
Aoshima Island ©
Aoshima Island
Sengan-en ©
Sengan-en
Aoshima Shrine ©
Aoshima Shrine

8
nights
Kumamoto

Kumamoto ©
Centered around its castle, Kumamoto stands as a historic city with plenty of modern-day appeal to add to the mix.
Venture out of the city with trips to Takachiho-cho (Amanomanai, Takachiho Gorge, &more), Shirakawa Springs (in Minamiaso-mura) and Aso (Kusasenrigahama & Daikanbo). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Kumamoto Castle, browse the different shops at Shimotori Shotengai, get impressive views of Mt. Aso, and get engrossed in the history at Sakuranobaba Johsaien.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kumamoto itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Miyazaki to Kumamoto in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In February, Kumamoto is slightly colder than Miyazaki - with highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kumamoto

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Takachiho-cho, Kumamoto Prefecture, Aso, Shirakawa Springs
Highlights from your plan
Kumamoto Castle ©
Kumamoto Castle
Suizenji Jojuen Garden ©
Suizenji Jojuen Garden
Takachiho Gorge ©
Takachiho Gorge

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