10 days in Japan Itinerary

10 days in Japan Itinerary

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10 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Fukuoka
1
Fukuoka
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h
2
Kumamoto
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Nagasaki
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Beppu
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
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.
On the 22nd (Fri), buy something for everyone on your list at Tenjin Underground Shopping Center, admire the striking features of Hakata Station, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kushida Shrine, then get engrossed in the history at Hakata History Museum, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Marine World umino-nakamichi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, have fun at Ohori Park, take in panoramic vistas at Fukuoka Tower, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tochoji Temple, and finally make a trip to Yatai.

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If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airport is Fukuoka Airport. In November in Fukuoka, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to take a train to Kumamoto.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Parks Fun & Games Zoos & Aquariums
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Ohori Park ©
Ohori Park
Kushida Shrine ©
Kushida Shrine
Hakata Station ©
Hakata Station

2
nights
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 24th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kato Shrine, explore the historical opulence of Kumamoto Castle, admire the masterpieces at Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, then take in nature's colorful creations at Suizenji Jojuen Garden, then pause for some photo ops at Kato Kiyomasa Statue, and finally get engrossed in the history at Sakuranobaba Johsaien. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Suizenji Ezuko Park, make a trip to JR Kumamoto Station, then don't miss a visit to Shinshigai Shotengai, then don't miss a visit to Kumamon Square, and finally don't miss a visit to Shimotori Shotengai.

For ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kumamoto tour itinerary app .

Getting from Fukuoka to Kumamoto by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. November in Kumamoto sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Kumamoto

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Kumamoto Castle ©
Kumamoto Castle
Suizenji Jojuen Garden ©
Suizenji Jojuen Garden
Sakuranobaba Johsaien ©
Sakuranobaba Johsaien

2
nights
Nagasaki

Nagasaki ©
The hilly port city of Nagasaki has become known internationally as one of the two Japanese cities to be destroyed by an atomic bomb towards the close of World War II.
On the 26th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Dejima, take an in-depth tour of Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, walk around Nagasaki Peace Park, then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Inasa, and finally take in the views from Megane Bridge. On your second day here, head off the coast to Hashima Island, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Catholic Church Hongouchi, then contemplate the long history of Glover Garden, and finally take a stroll through Shinchi Chinatown.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Nagasaki trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kumamoto to Nagasaki takes 3 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Nagasaki can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can drive to Beppu.

Things to do in Nagasaki

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Glover Garden ©
Glover Garden
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum
Nagasaki Peace Park ©
Nagasaki Peace Park

3
nights
Beppu

Beppu ©
The resort town of Beppu puts the geothermal nature of the region to good use.
On the 28th (Thu), take in the natural beauty of Kamado Jigoku, witness a stunning natural landmark at Hells of Beppu, then make a trip to Jigokumushikobo Kannawa, then take in the natural beauty of Chinoike Jigoku, and finally soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens. On your second day here, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Kumahachi Aburaya, enjoy breathtaking views from Beppu Tower, take in panoramic vistas at Yukemuri Observatory, then take in the natural beauty of Umi Jigoku, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Tatsumaki Jigoku, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Jumonjibaru Observation Deck.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Beppu route planner.

You can drive from Nagasaki to Beppu in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Beppu can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Beppu

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Hells of Beppu ©
Hells of Beppu
Onsen Resorts
Umi Jigoku ©
Umi Jigoku

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