12 days in Japan Itinerary

12 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Singapore
Fly:  9 h
1
Fukuoka
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Nagasaki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Kumamoto
— 1 night
Train:  1 h
4
Kagoshima
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Miyazaki
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
6
Beppu
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Kitakyushu
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
8
Fukuoka
— 1 night
Fly:  9 h
End: Singapore

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): see the interesting displays at OH Sadaharu Baseball Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Fukuoka online trip maker.

Singapore, Singapore to Fukuoka is an approximately 9-hour flight. Traveling from Singapore to Fukuoka, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Singapore in November; daily highs in Fukuoka reach 20°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tenkai Inari Shrine, Tenpaizan
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Tenpaizan ©
Tenpaizan
Tenkai Inari Shrine ©
Tenkai Inari Shrine
Kashii-gu ©
Kashii-gu

2
nights
Nagasaki

Nagasaki ©
The hilly port city of Nagasaki has become known internationally as one of the two Japanese cities to be destroyed by an atomic bomb towards the close of World War II.
Visit Suwa Shrine and Catholic Church Hongouchi for their historical value. Appreciate the collections at Nagasaki Shipyard Museum and The Confucian Temple, the Chinese Museum of Successive Generations. Change things up with these side-trips from Nagasaki: Onsen Resorts (in Unzen), Nagasaki Bio Park (in Saikai) and Yutoku Inari Shrine (in Kashima). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at 26 Martyrs Museum, buy something for everyone on your list at Mirai Nagasaki Coco Walk, admire the masterpieces at Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum, and see the interesting displays at Nagasaki Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Nagasaki trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Fukuoka to Nagasaki takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. November in Nagasaki sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Kumamoto.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Onsen Resorts, Nagasaki Bio Park, Yutoku Inari Shrine
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Suwa Shrine ©
Suwa Shrine
Nagasaki Museum of History and Culture ©
Nagasaki Museum of History and Culture

1
night
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 23rd (Sat): browse the different shops at Cocosa, explore the world behind art at Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catholic Tetori Church, thenexplore the world behind art at Shimada Museum of Arts, thenlook for gifts at KUMAMON products Nagataniya, and finally get engrossed in the history at Newspaper Museum.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kumamoto travel route planner.

Drive from Nagasaki to Kumamoto in 3 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Kumamoto when traveling from Nagasaki in November, with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can take a train to Kagoshima.

Things to do in Kumamoto

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Shimada Museum of Arts ©
Shimada Museum of Arts
Catholic Tetori Church ©
Catholic Tetori Church
Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto ©
Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto

1
night
Kagoshima

Kagoshima ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, look for gifts at Yumeria, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arata Hachimangu, thenadmire the masterpieces at Nagashima Museum, thensteep yourself in history at Nanshu Shrine, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Sekiyoshi Sluice Gate of Yoshino Leat.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kagoshima attractions planner.

You can take a train from Kumamoto to Kagoshima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Kagoshima are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Miyazaki.

Things to do in Kagoshima

Historic Sites Spas Museums
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Arata Hachimangu ©
Arata Hachimangu
Nagashima Museum ©
Nagashima Museum
Nanshu Shrine ©
Nanshu Shrine

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, stop by En Haut, get engrossed in the history at Miyazaki Prefectural Museum of Nature and History, thenplay a few rounds at Phoenix Country Club, and finally take a stroll around Oyodo River Study Center.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Miyazaki trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Kagoshima to Miyazaki in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. November in Miyazaki sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Beppu.

Things to do in Miyazaki

Golf Outdoors Shopping
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Phoenix Country Club ©
Phoenix Country Club
En Haut ©
En Haut

1
night
Beppu

Beppu ©
The resort town of Beppu puts the geothermal nature of the region to good use.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Beppu City Traditional Bamboo Crafts Center, look for gifts at Angel Kimono Rental Beppu, thenbrowse the different shops at JR Oita City, and finally meet the residents at Oita Marine Palace Aquarium Umitamago.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Beppu trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Miyazaki to Beppu in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in November, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kitakyushu.

Things to do in Beppu

Shopping Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Oita
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JR Oita City ©
JR Oita City
Beppu City Traditional Bamboo Crafts Center ©
Oita Marine Palace Aquarium Umitamago ©
Oita Marine Palace Aquarium Umitamago

1
night
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.
On the 27th (Wed), see the interesting displays at TOTO Museum, take some stellar pictures from Hiraodai, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Old Moji Zeikan, and finally catch the contagious excitement of Kokura Horse Tracks.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kitakyushu trip planner.

You can drive from Beppu to Kitakyushu in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In November, daytime highs in Kitakyushu are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can drive to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Kitakyushu

Fun & Games Casinos Nature
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TOTO Museum ©
TOTO Museum
Hiraodai ©
Hiraodai

1
night
Fukuoka

Fukuoka ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): examine the collection at Fukuoka Citizen’s Disaster Prevention Center, get engrossed in the history at Fukuoka City Museum, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Torin-ji Temple, and finally get your game on at Fukuro no Mise, Hakata.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Fukuoka road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Kitakyushu to Fukuoka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Fukuoka Citizen’s Disaster Prevention Center ©
Torin-ji Temple ©
Torin-ji Temple
Fukuoka City Museum ©
Fukuoka City Museum

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