10 days in Japan Itinerary

10 days in Japan Itinerary

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10 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Manila, Luzon
+2
Fly + subway + train:  7​h 45​min
1
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
2
Kumamoto
— 1 night
train:  1​h
3
Fukuoka
— 1 night
train:  2​h
4
Nagasaki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Kikuchi
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Manila, Luzon

2
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Shukkei-en Garden and then step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle. On your second day here, step off the mainland to explore Miyajima, then look for gifts at Itsukushima Gekijyo, and then see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Hiroshima day trip site .

Manila, Philippines to Hiroshima is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. Traveling from Manila to Hiroshima, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manila in May, you will find days in Hiroshima are slightly colder (28°C), and nights are colder (18°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Kumamoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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Miyajima ©
Miyajima
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

1
night
Kumamoto

Kumamoto ©
Centered around its castle, Kumamoto stands as a historic city with plenty of modern-day appeal to add to the mix.
On the 4th (Mon), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt.Kinpozan Ichinotake, stop by KUMAMON products Nagataniya, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kato Shrine, then explore the world behind art at Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, and finally step into the grandiose world of Kumamoto Castle.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kumamoto online attractions planner .

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Kumamoto takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May in Kumamoto, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can take a train to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Kumamoto

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Mt.Kinpozan Ichinotake
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Kumamoto Castle ©
Kumamoto Castle
Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto ©
Kato Shrine ©
Kato Shrine

1
night
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 5th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Onojo Cocoro no Furusatokan City Museum, let little ones run wild at Ohori Park, then take an in-depth tour of Fukuoka City Museum, then explore the world behind art at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Tenjin Underground Shopping Center.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Fukuoka tour itinerary tool .

Traveling by train from Kumamoto to Fukuoka takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Fukuoka, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can take a train to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Museums Wildlife Fun & Games

Side Trip

Onojo Cocoro no Furusatokan City Museum
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Fukuoka Asian Art Museum ©
Fukuoka Asian Art Museum
Ohori Park ©
Ohori Park
Tenjin Underground Shopping Center ©

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 6th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, walk around Nagasaki Peace Park, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Inasa, then examine the collection at Dejima, and finally contemplate the long history of Glover Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sofukuji Temple and then step off the mainland to explore Hashima Island.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Nagasaki online road trip planner .

You can take a train from Fukuoka to Nagasaki in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. May in Nagasaki sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kikuchi.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Mt. Inasa ©
Mt. Inasa
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum
Glover Garden ©
Glover Garden

2
nights
Kikuchi

Kikuchi ©
Kikuchi is a city located in Kumamoto Prefecture on the island of Kyushu, Japan. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): look for gifts at Michi-no-Eki Shichijo Melon Dome, then admire the verdant scenery at Kikuchi Gorge, and then see the interesting displays at Aso Highland Museum Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Kikuchi trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Nagasaki to Kikuchi takes 3 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. On the 9th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kikuchi

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Historical Park Kikuchi Castle, Aso Highland Museum Park
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Kikuchi Gorge ©
Kikuchi Gorge
Kikuchi Shrine ©
Kikuchi Shrine

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