9 days in Fukuoka Prefecture & Oita Prefecture Itinerary

9 days in Fukuoka Prefecture & Oita Prefecture Itinerary

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Fukuoka
— 3 nights
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Kokonoe-machi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Oita
— 2 nights
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Kitakyushu
— 1 night
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Fukuoka

— 3 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Fukuoka: Dazaifu (Komyozen-ji Temple, Dazaifu Tenman-gu, &more). There's much more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Ohori Park, take an in-depth tour of Hakatamachiya Furusatokan, buy something for everyone on your list at Tenjin Underground Shopping Center, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kushida Shrine.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Fukuoka day trip website.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Fukuoka is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Kuala Lumpur in October, with highs in Fukuoka at 27°C and lows at 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kokonoe-machi.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Kokonoe-machi

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): wander the streets of Yunotsubo Kaido, explore the activities along Lake Kinrin, then soak in some Japanese tradition at Yufuin Area, then stop by Cheese Factory Yufuin, and finally take in the views from Kokonoe Yume Otsurihashi Bridge. Keep things going the next day: walk around Yabakei Dam Memorial Park Keisekien, then make a trip to Yufuin Basin, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Yufu.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kokonoe-machi road trip planner.

You can drive from Fukuoka to Kokonoe-machi in 2 hours. In October in Kokonoe-machi, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Oita.

Things to do in Kokonoe-machi

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Oita

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): observe the fascinating underwater world at Oita Marine Palace Aquarium Umitamago, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, witness a stunning natural landmark at Kamado Jigoku, then take in the natural beauty of Hells of Beppu, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Umi Jigoku, and finally make a trip to Oniishibozu Jigoku. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Angel Kimono Rental Beppu, then don't miss a visit to Jigokumushikobo Kannawa, then meet the residents at African Safari, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Usajingu Shrine.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Oita trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Kokonoe-machi to Oita in 1.5 hours. October in Oita sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kitakyushu.

Things to do in Oita

Shopping · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Kitakyushu

— 1 night
An important gateway for trade and travel between Honshu and Kyushu, the city of Kitakyushu has an old industrial waterfront and provides access to a number of natural sites across the wider region.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Kyushu Railway History Museum, visit Mojiko Retro, and then step into the grandiose world of Kokura Castle.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kitakyushu online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Oita to Kitakyushu in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. October in Kitakyushu sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 20°C at night. On the 9th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Kitakyushu

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Fukuoka Prefecture travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Shopping Malls · Parks
Fukuoka Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan on Kyūshū Island. The capital is the city of Fukuoka.HistoryFukuoka Prefecture includes the former provinces of Chikugo, Chikuzen, and Buzen.Shrines and templesKōra taisha, Sumiyoshi-jinja, and Hakosagi-gū are the chief Shinto shrines in the prefecture.GeographyFukuoka Prefecture faces the sea on three sides, bordering Saga, Ōita, and Kumamoto prefectures and facing Yamaguchi Prefecture across the Kanmon Straits.As of 1 April 2012, 18% of the land area of the prefecture was designated as natural parks: Setonaikai National Park, Genkai, Kitakyūshū, and Yaba-Hita-Hikosan quasi-national parks, and Chikugogawa, Chikuhō, Dazaifu, Sefuri Raizan, and Yabegawa Prefectural Natural Parks.

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Oita Prefecture travel guide

3.7
Hot Springs · Onsen Resorts · Sacred & Religious Sites
Ōita Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan on Kyūshū Island. The prefectural capital is the city of Ōita.HistoryAround the 6th century Kyushu consisted of four regions: Tsukushi Province, Hi Province, Kumaso Province and Toyo Province.Toyo Province was later divided into two regions, upper and lower Toyo Province, called Bungo Province and Buzen Province.After the Meiji Restoration, districts from Bungo and Buzen provinces were combined to form Ōita Prefecture. These provinces were divided among many local daimyōs and thus a large castle town never formed in Ōita. From this time that whole area became known as "Toyo-no-kuni", which means "Land of Abundance".The origins of the name Ōita are documented in a report from the early 8th century called the Chronicles of Bungo. According to the document, when Emperor Keikō visited the Kyushu region, stopping first in Toyo-no-kuni, he exclaimed that 'This is a vast land, indeed. It shall be known as Okita-Kuni!' Okita-Kuni, meaning "Land of the Great Fields", later came to be written as "Ōita". Present day interpretations based on Ōita's topography state that Oita's name comes from "Okita", meaning "many fields", rather than "vast" or "great" field, because of Ōita's complex terrain.

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