5 days in Oita, Fukuoka & Kumamoto Itinerary

5 days in Oita, Fukuoka & Kumamoto Itinerary

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Oita
— 3 nights
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Fukuoka
— 1 night
Train
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Kumamoto

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Oita

— 3 nights
The gateway to a wealth of dynamic landscapes and some of the country's most atmospheric religious and cultural sites, Oita, in touristic terms, acts primarily as a transport hub.
Change things up with these side-trips from Oita: Kitsuki Castle Town (in Kitsuki), Kumano Magaibutsu (in Bungotakada) and Beppu (Onsen Resorts, Angel Kimono Rental Beppu, &more). There's still lots to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Oita Marine Palace Aquarium Umitamago, steep yourself in history at Magari Stone Budda, make a trip to Takase Stone Budda, and browse the different shops at JR Oita City.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Oita visit planning website.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Oita. In May, daytime highs in Oita are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Oita

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

Fukuoka

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): browse the different shops at Tenjin Underground Shopping Center, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kushida Shrine, admire the striking features of Hakata Station, make a trip to Fukuoka Tower, then take in the pleasant sights at Ohori Park, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Ohorikoen Japanese Garden.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Fukuoka trip planner.

Traveling by car from Oita to Fukuoka takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Oita in May: highs in Fukuoka hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Kumamoto.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Kumamoto

Centered around its castle, Kumamoto stands as a historic city with plenty of modern-day appeal to add to the mix.
To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kumamoto trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by train from Fukuoka to Kumamoto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Kumamoto can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C.

Things to do in Kumamoto

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping