7 days in Japan Itinerary

7 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Kuala Lumpur
+2
Train + Foot + Fly:  9 h 45 min
1
Fukuoka
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Beppu
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
3
Yufu
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Aso
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 15 min
5
Kumamoto
— 1 night
Train:  1 h
End: Fukuoka

2
nights
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 30th (Sun): look for gifts at Marinoa City Fukuoka, take an in-depth tour of Fukuoka City Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hakozaki Shrine, then browse the different shops at Tenjin IMS, and finally browse the different shops at Tenjin Underground Shopping Center. On the 31st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamado Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tenkai Inari Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nanzoin, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kashii-gu, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Atago Jinja Shrine, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kushida Shrine.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Fukuoka holiday builder.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Fukuoka is an approximately 10- hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time to Japan Standard Time is 1 hour. In August, daytime highs in Fukuoka are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. On the 1st (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Beppu.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Dazaifu, Nanzoin
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Fukuoka City Museum ©
Fukuoka City Museum
Nanzoin ©
Nanzoin
Kamado Shrine ©
Kamado Shrine

1
night
Beppu

Beppu ©
The resort town of Beppu puts the geothermal nature of the region to good use.
On the 1st (Tue), look for gifts at Angel Kimono Rental Beppu and then let little ones run wild at Tanoura Beach.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Beppu trip maker tool.

You can drive from Fukuoka to Beppu in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Beppu are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Yufu.

Things to do in Beppu

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Tanoura Beach
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Mt. Tsurumi ©
Mt. Tsurumi
Shidakako Lake ©
Shidakako Lake
Spas

1
night
Yufu

Yufu
Discover widely renowned onsens on a tour of Yufu, a tranquil town overlooked by a two-peaked mountain.
On the 2nd (Wed), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Yufu trip planner.

Drive from Beppu to Yufu in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. September in Yufu sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Aso.

Things to do in Yufu

Spas
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1
night
Aso

Aso ©
Formed in 2005 after the merger of several smaller towns, Aso still offers a break from the urbane.
On the 3rd (Thu), take a memorable drive along Kusasenrigahama, cruise along Aso Panorama Line, make a trip to Aso Station, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kuninomiyatsuko Shrine, then look for gifts at Monzenmachi Shopping Street, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Aso Mizuki Meguri.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Aso online road trip planner.

You can drive from Yufu to Aso in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Kumamoto.

Things to do in Aso

Outdoors Scenic Drive Historic Sites
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Aso Panorama Line ©
Aso Panorama Line
Kusasenrigahama ©
Kusasenrigahama
Aso Station ©
Aso Station

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt.Kinpozan Ichinotake, take in the spiritual surroundings of Takahashi Inari Shrine, then stop by KUMAMON products Nagataniya, then buy something for everyone on your list at Shimotori Shotengai, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catholic Tetori Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kato Shrine, then go for a walk through Kumamoto Castle, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kumamoto Daijingu Shrine.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kumamoto trip planner.

Take a train from Aso to Kumamoto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Kumamoto, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 23°C at night. On the 5th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Kumamoto

Historic Sites Shopping Nature

Side Trip

Mt.Kinpozan Ichinotake
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Kumamoto Castle ©
Kumamoto Castle
Kato Shrine ©
Kato Shrine
Catholic Tetori Church ©
Catholic Tetori Church

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