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Fukuoka to Tokyo (2-way) 10 days Itinerary

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Fukuoka to Tokyo (2-way) 10 days Itinerary

Hi,

Would like to get your suggestions, we have a 10 day trip to Japan originating from Fukuoka on Sept 4.

We're planning to get the 7-day JR pass and would like to know your suggestions for the itinerary from Fukuoka to Tokyo (with stopovers)

Any recommendations for stopovers?

How long does the trains usually take from Fukuoka to Tokyo or vise versa.

I've read we don't need to book tickets in advance.

Are the trains running 24/7?

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Illinois
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1. Re: Fukuoka to Tokyo (2-way) 10 days Itinerary

Welcome to the TA forums.

www.hyperdia.com for train routing options throughout Japan. Google Maps works too.

Edited: 05 August 2018, 16:56
Nakano, Japan
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2. Re: Fukuoka to Tokyo (2-way) 10 days Itinerary

4.5 hours single way for Nozomi Shinkansen. But the pass cannot take Nozomi, it would be longer and transfer is needed.

Domestic flight is recommended for Fukuoka to Tokyo, at least for one way, cheaper than JR PASS if you use a foreign discount

Edited: 05 August 2018, 17:00
Fukuoka, Japan
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3. Re: Fukuoka to Tokyo (2-way) 10 days Itinerary

Even fastest Shinkansen Nozomi takes about 5 hours ride between Hakata and Tokyo. We normally travel by domestic flight between these two cities when we directly travel, especially for business purpose.

Typical tourists stay in Hiroshima(Miyajima), Himeji, Osaka, Kyoto, etc. in between. You may specify your interest, such as nature, history, food, and so on to have appropriate replies.

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4. Re: Fukuoka to Tokyo (2-way) 10 days Itinerary

Thanks! is there a way to filter only the JR Pass allowed trains?

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5. Re: Fukuoka to Tokyo (2-way) 10 days Itinerary

We wouldn't mind the 5 hour ride between Tokyo and Fukuoka. Since our plan is to go from Fukuoka with stopovers to Tokyo. Then From Tokyo straight back to Fukuoka.

For our interests mostly we like to visit places that show culture, museums, parks, and also to enjoy the local food. For me specifically I like to visit at least 1 shopping mall per country and the tech savvy places (Tokyo)

I checked the flights as well but I'm thinking it's more economical to just use the JR pass since we've already purchased it for the trip.

Here's our rough itinerary so far:

Day 1 FUK (arriving at 7pm)

Day 2 JR Pass - stopover #1

Day 3 JR Pass - stopover #2

Day 4 JR Pass - stopover #3

Day 5 JR Pass - TOKYO

Day 6 JR Pass - TOKYO

Day 7 JR Pass - TOKYO

Day 8 JR Pass - TOKYO (Returning back to Fukuoka)

Day 9 FUK

Day 10 FUK

Suggestions would be greatly appreciated :)

Kobe, Japan
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6. Re: Fukuoka to Tokyo (2-way) 10 days Itinerary

These are the main areas that you will be passing through. Check out these sites for many great ideas.

https://www.japan-guide.com/list/e1106.html

https://www.japan-guide.com/list/e1105.html

https://www.japan-guide.com/list/e1104.html

Illinois
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7. Re: Fukuoka to Tokyo (2-way) 10 days Itinerary

With hyperdia...uncheck the Nozomi and Private Rail boxes for options valid with a JR pass.

sanmigueldeallende
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8. Re: Fukuoka to Tokyo (2-way) 10 days Itinerary

etflyer--any opinions of which onsen towns to visit in Kyushu? I've only visited Kagoshima (spectacular ryokan about a 30 min drive from Kagoshima airport near Kirishima) on the way back from Yakushima...

This trip would originate in Fukuoka (or somewhere else in Kyushu) and work back to Tokyo.

Thanks!

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9. Re: Fukuoka to Tokyo (2-way) 10 days Itinerary

mdlgto,

Onsen options are too many in Kyushu. Do you do a day trip from Fukuoka? Do you drive or ride train/bus?

sanmigueldeallende
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10. Re: Fukuoka to Tokyo (2-way) 10 days Itinerary

Probably take a train or bus. Overnight (or even 2 nights) is fine. It would be great to do a loop rather than backtrack...

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