9 days in Japan Itinerary

9 days in Japan Itinerary

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Ibusuki
— 2 nights
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Kagoshima
— 1 night
3
Kumamoto
— 2 nights
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Fukuoka
— 2 nights

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Ibusuki

Ibusuki ©
A coastal place of relaxation, Ibusuki stands as a hot spring resort on the southern tip of the peninsula.
On the 20th (Wed), soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, then cruise along JR Southernmost Nishioyama Station, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Kaimondake, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hirakiki Shrine. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Cape Nagasakibana, then take an in-depth tour of Chiran Peace Museum, then steep yourself in history at Chiran Samurai Residence Garden, and finally examine the collection at Hotarukan Tomiyashokudo.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Ibusuki trip maker tool.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Ibusuki is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Ibusuki is 1 hour. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December; daily highs in Ibusuki reach 14°C and lows reach 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to catch the ferry to Kagoshima.

Things to do in Ibusuki

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Chiran Peace Museum ©
Chiran Peace Museum
Onsen Resorts
Mt. Kaimondake ©
Mt. Kaimondake

1
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Kagoshima

Kagoshima ©

Naples of the East

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): steep yourself in history at Sengan-en and then enjoy breathtaking views from Shiroyama Observatory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind Saigo Takamori Statue, then walk around Central Park, and then contemplate the geological forces at Sakurajima.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kagoshima trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Ibusuki to Kagoshima takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Ibusuki in December since evenings lows in Kagoshima dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can take a train to Kumamoto.

Things to do in Kagoshima

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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Sengan-en ©
Sengan-en
Sakurajima ©
Sakurajima
Shiroyama Observatory ©
Shiroyama Observatory

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nights
Kumamoto

Kumamoto ©
Centered around its castle, Kumamoto stands as a historic city with plenty of modern-day appeal to add to the mix.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): get all the information you need at Sakuranobaba Johsaien, don't miss a visit to Kumamon Square, then admire the natural beauty at Suizenji Jojuen Garden, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kato Shrine, and finally step into the grandiose world of Kumamoto Castle.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Kumamoto sightseeing planner.

You can take a train from Kagoshima to Kumamoto in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Kumamoto

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kumamoto Castle ©
Kumamoto Castle
Suizenji Jojuen Garden ©
Suizenji Jojuen Garden
Kato Shrine ©
Kato Shrine

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Fukuoka

Fukuoka ©

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.
On the 25th (Mon), go for a walk through Ohori Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dazaifu Tenman-gu, then stroll through Komyozen-ji Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kushida Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Tue): take in panoramic vistas at Fukuoka Tower, then buy something for everyone on your list at JR Hakata City Amu Plaza Hakata, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tochoji Temple, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Tenjin Underground Shopping Center.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Fukuoka trip itinerary app.

You can take a train from Kumamoto to Fukuoka in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December in Fukuoka, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Ohori Park ©
Ohori Park
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Kushida Shrine ©
Kushida Shrine

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