9 days in Fukuoka Prefecture Itinerary

9 days in Fukuoka Prefecture Itinerary

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9 days in Fukuoka Prefecture Itinerary

Start: Manila, Luzon
Fly:  7​h
1
Kitakyushu
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Yanagawa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Fukuoka
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Manila, Luzon

3
nights
Kitakyushu

Kitakyushu ©
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kitakyushu: Old Ito Denemon House (in Iizuka) and Old Kurauchi Residence (in Chikujo-gun). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Mojiko Retro, step into the grandiose world of Kokura Castle, take a memorable drive along Kanmon Kaikyo, and don't miss a visit to Sarakurayama Cable Car Parking Lot.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kitakyushu tour planner.

Manila, Philippines to Kitakyushu is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manila to Kitakyushu is 1 hour. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Manila in November: high temperatures in Kitakyushu hover around 19°C and lows are around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Yanagawa.

Things to do in Kitakyushu

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Old Kurauchi Residence, Old Ito Denemon House
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Kyushu Railway History Museum ©
Kyushu Railway History Museum
Mojiko Retro ©
Mojiko Retro
Kokura Castle ©
Kokura Castle

2
nights
Yanagawa

Yanagawa ©
Yanagawa is a city located in Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan.As of April 30, 2011, the city has an estimated population of 71,848, with 24,507 households and a population density of 934.55 persons per kmĀ². Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): let the kids burn off some steam at Cosmos Park Kitano, take in nature's colorful creations at Kurume Tsubaki Park, then get great views at Yame Chuo Tea Garden, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kiyomizu Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Ishizumi Rice Terraces, learn about winemaking at Kyoho Winery, then see the interesting displays at Kurume World Camellia Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Ishibashi Museum.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Yanagawa attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Kitakyushu to Yanagawa takes 2 hours. Traveling from Kitakyushu in November, plan for slightly colder nights in Yanagawa, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Yanagawa

Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Kurume, Yame, Kiyomizu Temple
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Cosmos Park Kitano ©
Cosmos Park Kitano
Ishibashi Museum ©
Ishibashi Museum

3
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Fukuoka side-trips: Komenoyama Obsevatory (in Sasaguri-machi) and Dazaifu (Komyozen-ji Temple, Dazaifu Temmangu, & more). And it doesn't end there: let the kids burn off some steam at Ohori Park, buy something for everyone on your list at Tenjin Underground Shopping Center, contemplate the long history of Fukuoka Castle Ruins, and don't miss a visit to Yatai.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Fukuoka trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Yanagawa to Fukuoka in 1.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Fukuoka can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Dazaifu, Komenoyama Obsevatory
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Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Ohori Park ©
Ohori Park
Kushida Shrine ©
Kushida Shrine

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