8 days in Japan Itinerary

8 days in Japan Itinerary

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8 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Kumamoto
— 1 night
train:  1​h
2
Kagoshima
— 1 night
train:  45​min
3
Kirishima
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Yufu
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Fukuoka
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Singapore

1
night
Kumamoto

Kumamoto ©
Centered around its castle, Kumamoto stands as a historic city with plenty of modern-day appeal to add to the mix.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): explore the galleries of Sakuranobaba Johsaien, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kato Shrine, step into the grandiose world of Kumamoto Castle, then explore the world behind art at Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, then stroll around Suizenji Jojuen Garden, and finally make a trip to Shimotori Shotengai.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kumamoto travel app .

Singapore, Singapore to Kumamoto is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Time (SGT) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Singapore in March, things will get colder in Kumamoto: highs are around 17°C and lows about 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Kagoshima.

Things to do in Kumamoto

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Kumamoto Castle ©
Kumamoto Castle
Suizenji Jojuen Garden ©
Suizenji Jojuen Garden
Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto ©

1
night
Kagoshima

Kagoshima ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): steep yourself in history at Sengan-en, then make a trip to Temmonkan Mujyaki, and then get impressive views of Sakurajima.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kagoshima tour planner.

Traveling by train from Kumamoto to Kagoshima takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Kagoshima can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to take a train to Kirishima.

Things to do in Kagoshima

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sakurajima ©
Sakurajima
Sengan-en ©
Sengan-en

1
night
Kirishima

Kirishima ©
The city of Kirishima, established in 2005 by the merging of several smaller towns, makes a popular base for exploring the volcanic mountain range of the surrounding national park.
On the 4th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Kareigawa Station, sample the fine beverages at Kirishima Distillery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kirishima Shrine, then delve into the lush surroundings at The Hundred Year Sulfur Valley, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Shinmoe.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Kirishima vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Kagoshima to Kirishima in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, daily temperatures in Kirishima can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Yufu.

Things to do in Kirishima

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kirishima Shrine ©
Kirishima Shrine
Kareigawa Station ©
Kareigawa Station

2
nights
Yufu

Yufu ©
Discover widely renowned onsens on a tour of Yufu, a tranquil town overlooked by a two-peaked mountain.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): explore the activities along Lake Kinrin, look for gifts at Wahaha, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Umi Jigoku, and finally take in the natural beauty of Hells of Beppu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: witness a stunning natural landmark at Kamado Jigoku, indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Yufu.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Yufu online tour itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Kirishima to Yufu takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Yufu

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Beppu
Highlights from your plan
Hells of Beppu ©
Hells of Beppu
Lake Kinrin ©
Lake Kinrin
Onsen Resorts

2
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.
On the 7th (Sat), take in the pleasant sights at Ohori Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Fukuoka Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dazaifu Temmangu, then enjoy breathtaking views from Komenoyama Obsevatory, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kushida Shrine, and finally browse the different shops at Tenjin Underground Shopping Center. On the next day, admire the striking features of Hakata Station and then explore the world behind art at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum.

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Drive from Yufu to Fukuoka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Fukuoka can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Parks Fun & Games Wildlife

Side Trips

Komenoyama Obsevatory, Dazaifu Temmangu
Highlights from your plan
Ohori Park ©
Ohori Park
Dazaifu Temmangu
Dazaifu Temmangu
Kushida Shrine ©
Kushida Shrine

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