10 days in Fukuoka, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

10 days in Fukuoka, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

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10 days in Fukuoka, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

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): step off the mainland to explore Nokonoshima Island, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dazaifu Tenman-gu, then take in the spiritual surroundings of 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: let little ones run wild at Ohori Park, take in panoramic vistas at Fukuoka Tower, then admire the striking features of Hakata Station, then enjoy breathtaking views from Komenoyama Obsevatory, and finally explore the world behind art at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum.

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If you are flying in from Malaysia, the closest major airport is Fukuoka Airport. In April, daily temperatures in Fukuoka can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dazaifu Tenman-gu, Komenoyama Obsevatory
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Ohori Park ©
Ohori Park
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Fukuoka Asian Art Museum ©
Fukuoka Asian Art Museum

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, classes, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, steep yourself in history at Heian Shrine, take in nature's colorful creations at Rakusai Chikurin Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eikando Zenrinji Temple.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by train from Fukuoka to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; 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

5
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Osaka: Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution (in Chuo), Himeji Castle (in Himeji) and Nara (Kasuga Grand Shrine & Nara Park). And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, examine the collection at Mizuno Sportology Gallery, make a trip to Tempozan Ferris Wheel, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Koya.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Osaka online vacation planner .

Osaka is just a stone's throw from Kyoto. In April, daytime highs in Osaka are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

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

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