8 days in Japan Itinerary

8 days in Japan Itinerary

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Miyazaki
— 1 night
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Ibusuki
— 1 night
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Kagoshima
— 1 night
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Kumamoto
— 1 night
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Fukuoka
— 2 nights

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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.
On the 20th (Wed), take in the dramatic natural features at Onino Sentakuita, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Aoshima Shrine, then step off the mainland to explore Aoshima Island, and finally make a trip to Airplane Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Miyazaki trip planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Miyazaki is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Miyazaki is 1 hour. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December; daily highs in Miyazaki reach 16°C and lows reach 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to drive to Ibusuki.

Things to do in Miyazaki

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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Aoshima Island ©
Aoshima Island
Aoshima Shrine ©
Aoshima Shrine
Onino Sentakuita ©
Onino Sentakuita

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Ibusuki

Ibusuki ©
A coastal place of relaxation, Ibusuki stands as a hot spring resort on the southern tip of the peninsula.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Kaimondake, don't miss a visit to Cape Nagasakibana, and then indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Ibusuki tour builder site.

Traveling by car from Miyazaki to Ibusuki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Miyazaki in December, Ibusuki is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to ride a ferry to Kagoshima.

Things to do in Ibusuki

Parks · Nature · Spas · Baths
Highlights from your plan
Mt. Kaimondake ©
Mt. Kaimondake
Onsen Resorts
Cape Nagasakibana ©
Cape Nagasakibana

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Kagoshima

Kagoshima ©

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.
On the 22nd (Fri), go for a walk through Sengan-en and then take in panoramic vistas at Shiroyama Observatory.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Kagoshima trip maker app.

Traveling by ferry from Ibusuki to Kagoshima takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Ibusuki in December, plan for little chillier nights in Kagoshima, with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Kumamoto.

Things to do in Kagoshima

Highlights from your plan
Sengan-en ©
Sengan-en
Shiroyama Observatory ©
Shiroyama Observatory

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Kumamoto

Kumamoto ©
Centered around its castle, Kumamoto stands as a historic city with plenty of modern-day appeal to add to the mix.
On the 23rd (Sat), make a trip to Sakuranobaba Johsaien, then take in nature's colorful creations at Suizenji Jojuen Garden, then don't miss a visit to Fujisaki Hachimangu, and finally don't miss a visit to Kokai Shopping Street. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Catholic Tetori Church, then see the interesting displays at Kumamoto Prefectual Traditional Crafts Center, and then step into the grandiose world of Kumamoto Castle.

Plan a Kumamoto trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Take a train from Kagoshima to Kumamoto in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Kumamoto sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Kumamoto

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kumamoto Castle ©
Kumamoto Castle
Suizenji Jojuen Garden ©
Suizenji Jojuen Garden
Sakuranobaba Johsaien ©
Sakuranobaba Johsaien

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Fukuoka

Fukuoka ©

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.
On the 25th (Mon), browse the different shops at Tenjin Underground Shopping Center, then take in the pleasant sights at Ohori Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dazaifu Tenman-gu, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kushida Shrine.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Fukuoka travel route planner.

Traveling by train from Kumamoto to Fukuoka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 5°C. On the 26th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Ohori Park ©
Ohori Park
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Kushida Shrine ©
Kushida Shrine

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