9 days in Fukuoka Prefecture, Miyazaki Prefecture & Oita Itinerary

9 days in Fukuoka Prefecture, Miyazaki Prefecture & Oita Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Fukuoka
— 2 nights
2
Miyazaki
— 1 night
3
Takachiho-cho
— 1 night
4
Oita
— 2 nights
5
Kitakyushu
— 2 nights

2
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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 2nd (Fri): admire the striking features of Hakata Station, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kushida Shrine, thenadmire the natural beauty at Komyozen-ji Temple, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dazaifu Tenman-gu, and finally look for gifts at Baien. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, get engrossed in the history at Fukuoka City Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Fukuoka Tower, go for a walk through Ohori Park, thenbuy something for everyone on your list at Tenjin IMS, and finally browse the different shops at Tenjin Underground Shopping Center.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Fukuoka itinerary planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Fukuoka is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time to Japan Standard Time is 1 hour. In October, Fukuoka is a bit cooler than Kuala Lumpur - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Miyazaki.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Dazaifu
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Fukuoka Asian Art Museum ©
Fukuoka Asian Art Museum
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Hakata Station ©
Hakata Station

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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.
On the 4th (Sun), take some stellar pictures from Horikiri Pass, take in the dramatic natural features at Onino Sentakuita, step off the mainland to explore Aoshima Island, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aoshima Shrine, thenkick back and relax at Aoshima Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Miyazaki Shinto Shrine.

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You can fly from Fukuoka to Miyazaki in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daytime highs in Miyazaki are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Takachiho-cho.

Things to do in Miyazaki

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Aoshima Island ©
Aoshima Island
Onino Sentakuita ©
Onino Sentakuita
Aoshima Shrine ©
Aoshima Shrine

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Takachiho-cho

Takachiho-cho ©
The mountain town of Takachiho-cho remains a place of great importance to Japan's spiritual and natural heritage, and the point where these two things intersect.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Takachiho Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Amanomanai, take in breathtaking views at Takachiho Gorge, take in the dramatic scenery at Manai Falls, thentake in the pleasant sights at Amano Yasugawara, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Amano Iwato Shrine.

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You can drive from Miyazaki to Takachiho-cho in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Miyazaki in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of °C in Takachiho-cho. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Oita.

Things to do in Takachiho-cho

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Takachiho Shrine ©
Takachiho Shrine
Takachiho Gorge ©
Takachiho Gorge
Manai Falls ©
Manai Falls

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Oita

Oita ©
The gateway to a wealth of dynamic landscapes and some of the country's most atmospheric religious and cultural sites, Oita, in touristic terms, acts primarily as a transport hub.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): get to know the resident critters at Takasakiyama Nature Zoo, observe the fascinating underwater world at Oita Marine Palace Aquarium Umitamago, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, thenwitness a stunning natural landmark at Hells of Beppu, thenwitness a stunning natural landmark at Kamado Jigoku, and finally steep yourself in history at Oita Bank Akarengakan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Oita Prefectural Art Museum, take in the natural beauty of Umi Jigoku, thendon't miss a visit to Jigokumushikobo Kannawa, thenlearn about wildlife with up-close encounters at African Safari, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at JR Oita City.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Oita trip maker.

You can drive from Takachiho-cho to Oita in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In October, daytime highs in Oita are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kitakyushu.

Things to do in Oita

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature

Side Trips

Beppu, African Safari
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Hells of Beppu ©
Hells of Beppu
Spas
Umi Jigoku ©
Umi Jigoku

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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 8th (Thu), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Kaikyokan, stop by Karato market, take in the views from Kanmon Bridge, thendon't miss a visit to Kokura Station Building, and finally step into the grandiose world of Kokura Castle. Keep things going the next day: take in the views from Blue Wing Moji, thentake a stroll through Mojiko Retro, and then see the interesting displays at Kyushu Railway History Museum.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kitakyushu trip planning tool.

Drive from Oita to Kitakyushu in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, daytime highs in Kitakyushu are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kitakyushu

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Museums

Side Trip

Shimonoseki
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Kaikyokan ©
Kaikyokan
Karato market ©
Karato market
Mojiko Retro ©
Mojiko Retro

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