9 days in Japan Itinerary

9 days in Japan Itinerary

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Osaka
— Few hours
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Kumamoto
— 2 nights
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Miyazaki
— 2 nights
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Beppu
— 2 nights
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Fukuoka
— 2 nights

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Osaka

Osaka
Proud of their hometown's distinct culture and dialect, many natives of Osaka describe their city as "Japan's anti-capital." An antidote to Tokyo's hectic energy, Osaka marches to the beat of its own drum, serving as the country's longtime commercial and industrial hub.
To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Osaka trip itinerary maker tool.

If you are flying in from Singapore, the closest major aiports are Osaka International Airport, Kansai International Airport and Chubu Centrair International Airport. In December, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 4°C. You will leave for Kumamoto on the 2nd (Mon).

Things to do in Osaka

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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.
Family-friendly places like Kumamoto Castle and Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Kumamoto side-trips: Onsen Resorts (in Tamana) and Green Land (in Arao). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Suizenji Jojuen Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reigando, buy something for everyone on your list at Shimotori Shotengai, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Kumamoto Zoo and Botanical Gardens.

To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kumamoto trip planner.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Kumamoto takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. In December in Kumamoto, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Miyazaki.

Things to do in Kumamoto

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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Theme Park
Green Land
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Aoshima Island, take in the spiritual surroundings of Aoshima Shrine, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Udo Shrine, and finally stop by En Haut. On the next day, take in nature's colorful creations at Miyazaki City Phoenix Zoo, then don't miss a visit to Tachibana Street, and then don't miss a visit to Onino Sentakuita.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Miyazaki trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Kumamoto to Miyazaki takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Kumamoto in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Miyazaki, with highs around 16°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Beppu.

Things to do in Miyazaki

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

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Island
Aoshima Island
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Religious Site
Udo Shrine
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Beppu

Beppu ©
The resort town of Beppu puts the geothermal nature of the region to good use.
On the 7th (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kinrin, take an in-depth tour of Iwashita Collection, then take in the natural beauty of Hells of Beppu, and finally indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Jigokumushikobo Kannawa, take in the natural beauty of Umi Jigoku, then don't miss a visit to Oniishibozu Jigoku, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Oita Marine Palace Aquarium Umitamago.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Beppu online vacation planner.

Getting from Miyazaki to Beppu by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Miyazaki in December: highs in Beppu hover around 13°C, while lows dip to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Beppu

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Baths

Side Trips

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Hot Spring
Hells of Beppu
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Hot Spring
Umi Jigoku
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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.
Plan trip to Fukuoka with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Beppu to Fukuoka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Fukuoka, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 5°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Observation Deck
Fukuoka Tower
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