9 days in Okayama & Kitakyushu Itinerary

9 days in Okayama & Kitakyushu Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Okayama
— 3 nights
2
Kitakyushu
— 5 nights

3
nights
Okayama

Okayama ©
A major transit hub in western Japan, Okayama provides a convenient mid-point between Kyoto, Osaka, and Hiroshima.
Head to Irigyogyo Kyodo Kumiai Manaichi and RSK Bara Gardenfor plenty of shopping. Your inner history buff will appreciate Okayama Castle and Kibitsu Shrine. Venture out of the city with trips to Yamate Direct Sales Fureai no Sato (in Soja), Kurashiki (Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter & Japanese Rural Toy Museum) and Ritsurin Garden (in Takamatsu). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Okayama Korakuen Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kotohira-gu, explore the world behind art at Yumeji Art Museum (Yumeji-Kyodo Bijutsukan), and delve into the lush surroundings at Tatsunokuchi Green Shower Forest.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Okayama online itinerary planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Okayama is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Okayama. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Kuala Lumpur in October, with highs in Okayama at °C and lows at °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Kitakyushu.

Things to do in Okayama

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Kurashiki, Yamate Direct Sales Fureai no Sato, Irigyogyo Kyodo Kumiai Manaichi, Kotohira-gu, Ritsurin Garden
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Okayama Korakuen Garden ©
Okayama Korakuen Garden
Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter ©
Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter
Kotohira-gu ©
Kotohira-gu

5
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.
Kitakyushu City Kawachi Fuji Garden Autumn Colors has been added to your itinerary. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Angel Kimono Rental Beppu and JR Oita City. Get in touch with nature at Hells of Beppu and Umi Jigoku. Venture out of the city with trips to Dazaifu Tenman-gu (in Dazaifu), Miyajihama Beach (in Fukutsu) and Beppu (Spas & Beppu City Traditional Bamboo Crafts Center). The adventure continues: visit Mojiko Retro, head outdoors with Kirara Beach Yakeno, try to win big at Kokura Horse Tracks, and steep yourself in history at Usajingu Shrine.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kitakyushu day trip planner.

Take a train from Okayama to Kitakyushu in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Okayama in October since evenings lows in Kitakyushu dip to °C. On the 2nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kitakyushu

Outdoors Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Beppu, Dazaifu Tenman-gu, Miyajihama Beach, Usajingu Shrine, Kirara Beach Yakeno
Highlights from your plan
JR Oita City ©
JR Oita City
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Hells of Beppu ©
Hells of Beppu

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