9 days in Fukuoka Prefecture Itinerary

9 days in Fukuoka Prefecture Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Fukuoka Prefecture travel planner

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Make it your trip
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Fukuoka
— 4 nights
Drive
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Toho-mura
— 1 night
Drive
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Kitakyushu
— 2 nights
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Fukuoka

— 4 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Kushida Shrine. Museum-lovers will get to explore Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum and Art Space Baku. Your inner history buff will appreciate Dazaifu Tenman-gu and Kumamoto Castle. Explore Fukuoka's surroundings by going to Nagasaki (Glover Garden, Nagasaki Peace Park, &more) and Kobo Tottan (in Itoshima). There's still lots to do: browse the different shops at Tenjin Underground Shopping Center, get a taste of the local shopping with teamLab Future Park Canal City Hakata, take in the exciting artwork at Acros Fukuoka, and go for a walk through Ohori Park.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Fukuoka trip planner.

Hong Kong, China to Fukuoka is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Hong Kong Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Hong Kong in March, plan for a bit cooler days in Fukuoka, with highs around 17°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Toho-mura.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Toho-mura

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): contemplate the long history of Asakura Three-stand Mill Wheel, look for gifts at Michi-no-Eki Ukiha, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iwaya Shrine, then examine the collection at Koishiwarayaki Traditional Industry Plaza, and finally don't miss a visit to Michi-no-Eki Koishiwara.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Toho-mura trip builder.

Drive from Fukuoka to Toho-mura in 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Toho-mura are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kitakyushu.

Things to do in Toho-mura

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

Kitakyushu

— 2 nights
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 3rd (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Kokura Castle, learn more about the world around you at Kitakyushu Museum of Natural History & Human History, then don't miss a visit to Kokura Station Building, then examine the collection at Kyushu Railway History Museum, and finally wander the streets of Mojiko Retro. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Old Ito Denemon House, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fukujuji Temple, visit Karato market, then browse the different shops at Sunnyside Mall Kokura, and finally stop by Tanga Ichiba.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kitakyushu day trip planner.

Getting from Toho-mura to Kitakyushu by car takes about 1.5 hours. When traveling from Toho-mura in April, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Kitakyushu: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kitakyushu

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Fukuoka Prefecture travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Shopping Malls · Landmarks
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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