10 days in Fukuoka, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

10 days in Fukuoka, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

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Start: Fukuoka
1
Fukuoka
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h
2
Kyoto
— 2 nights
Train:  30 min
3
Osaka
— 5 nights
End: Osaka

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): head off the coast to Nokonoshima Island, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dazaifu Tenman-gu, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kushida Shrine, and finally browse the different shops at Tenjin Underground Shopping Center. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the pleasant sights at Ohori Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Fukuoka Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Hakata Station, thentake in panoramic vistas at Komenoyama Obsevatory, and finally explore the world behind art at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Fukuoka day trip planning tool.

If you are flying in from Malaysia, the closest major aiport is Fukuoka Airport. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in April, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Dazaifu Tenman-gu, Komenoyama Obsevatory
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Ohori Park ©
Ohori Park
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Kushida Shrine ©
Kushida Shrine

2
nights
Kyoto

Kyoto ©
The national capital for over a thousand years, Kyoto retains much of the charm of old Japan, boasting numerous temples and shrines that seem completely untouched by the modern world.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, wander the streets of Arashiyama, and don't miss a visit to Eikando Zenrinji Temple.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Kyoto tour itinerary builder.

Take a train from Fukuoka to Kyoto in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Osaka side-trips: Nara (Kasuga Grand Shrine & Nara Park), Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution (in Kobe) and Himeji Castle (in Himeji). There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, take a stroll through Dotombori District, and take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Koya.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Osaka vacation planning website.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Osaka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Osaka are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Nara, Mt. Koya, Hakutakarokusuien, Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution, Himeji Castle
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Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

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