8 days in Japan Itinerary

8 days in Japan Itinerary

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Kumamoto
— 1 night
2
Kagoshima
— 1 night
3
Miyazaki
— 1 night
4
Beppu
— 2 nights
5
Fukuoka
— 2 nights

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): get all the information you need at Sakuranobaba Johsaien, explore the world behind art at Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, take in nature's colorful creations at Suizenji Jojuen Garden, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kato Shrine, and finally step into the grandiose world of Kumamoto Castle.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kumamoto trip planning website.

Singapore, Singapore to Kumamoto is an approximately 10-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Kumamoto due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in April, expect Kumamoto to be much colder, temps between 23°C and 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Kagoshima.

Things to do in Kumamoto

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

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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.
On the 6th (Mon), go for a walk through Sengan-en, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Satsuma Gojugura Galleria Hombo, Hombo Shuzo, and then contemplate the geological forces at Sakurajima.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Kagoshima trip simple and quick.

You can take a train from Kumamoto to Kagoshima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Miyazaki.

Things to do in Kagoshima

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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): take in panoramic vistas at Aoshima Bypass Outbound Parking Observation Deck, take in the dramatic natural features at Onino Sentakuita, then step off the mainland to explore Aoshima Island, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aoshima Shrine, and finally indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Miyazaki travel planning site.

Drive from Kagoshima to Miyazaki in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. April in Miyazaki sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Beppu.

Things to do in Miyazaki

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Aoshima Island ©
Aoshima Island
Onino Sentakuita ©
Onino Sentakuita
Aoshima Shrine ©
Aoshima Shrine

2
nights
Beppu

Beppu ©
The resort town of Beppu puts the geothermal nature of the region to good use.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the natural beauty of Hells of Beppu, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Umi Jigoku, and finally look for gifts at Angel Kimono Rental Beppu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): explore the activities along Lake Kinrin and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Tsurunoyu.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Beppu trip app.

Drive from Miyazaki to Beppu in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Miyazaki in April: highs in Beppu hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Beppu

Nature · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Lake Kinrin
Highlights from your plan
Hells of Beppu ©
Hells of Beppu
Lake Kinrin ©
Lake Kinrin
Umi Jigoku ©
Umi Jigoku

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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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take in the pleasant sights at Fukuoka Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dazaifu Tenman-gu, enjoy breathtaking views from Komenoyama Obsevatory, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kushida Shrine, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ohori Park, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Tenjin Underground Shopping Center. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum and then kick back and relax at Nijino Matsubara.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Fukuoka planner.

Traveling by car from Beppu to Fukuoka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Komenoyama Obsevatory, Dazaifu Tenman-gu, Nijino Matsubara
Highlights from your plan
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Nijino Matsubara ©
Nijino Matsubara
Ohori Park ©
Ohori Park

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