11 days in Japan Itinerary

11 days in Japan Itinerary

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11 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Fukuoka
Drive:  2​h
1
Beppu
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Minamiaso-mura
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Miyazaki
— 1 night
Train:  2​h
4
Kagoshima
— 2 nights
Train:  3​h 30​min
5
Nagasaki
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h
6
Fukuoka
— 3 nights
End: Fukuoka

1
night
Beppu

Beppu ©
The resort town of Beppu puts the geothermal nature of the region to good use.
Beppu Beach Sand Bath has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): indulge in some personalized pampering at Beppu Beach Sand Bath, witness a stunning natural landmark at Hells of Beppu, then take in the natural beauty of Umi Jigoku, and finally stop by Angel Kimono Rental Beppu.

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Fukuoka to Beppu is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Fukuoka in April, you will find days in Beppu are slightly colder (20°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Takachiho-cho.

Things to do in Beppu

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Hells of Beppu ©
Hells of Beppu
Umi Jigoku ©
Umi Jigoku
Beppu Beach Sand Bath ©
Beppu Beach Sand Bath

1
night
Minamiaso-mura

Minamiaso-mura ©
You've now added Mt. Aso to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): make a trip to Shirakawa Springs, then take a memorable drive along Kusasenri, then get impressive views of Mt. Aso, and finally get to know the resident critters at Aso Farm land.

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Drive from Beppu to Minamiaso-mura in 2.5 hours. In April in Minamiaso-mura, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Miyazaki.

Things to do in Minamiaso-mura

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Takachiho-cho, Kusasenri, Mt. Aso
Highlights from your plan
Mt. Aso ©
Mt. Aso
Takachiho Gorge ©
Takachiho Gorge
Takachiho Shrine ©
Takachiho Shrine

1
night
Miyazaki

Miyazaki ©
Enjoying some of the warmest weather on Japan's main islands, Miyazaki thrived as a resort town in the 1980s, with hotels, beaches, and seafood restaurants galore.
On the 11th (Sat), head off the coast to Aoshima Island, then don't miss a visit to Onino Sentakuita, then enjoy breathtaking views from Aoshima Bypass Outbound Parking Observation Deck, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Aoshima Shrine.

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Traveling by car from Minamiaso-mura to Miyazaki takes 3 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can take a train to Kagoshima.

Things to do in Miyazaki

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Aoshima Island ©
Aoshima Island
Aoshima Shrine ©
Aoshima Shrine
Onino Sentakuita ©
Onino Sentakuita

2
nights
Kagoshima

Kagoshima ©
Kagoshima sits across the bay from Sakurajima, an active volcano that serves as a symbol of the city and works its way into many aspects of life here.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): go for a walk through Sengan-en, admire the striking features of Tsukiyomi Shrine, then get impressive views of Sakurajima, then walk around Akamizu Tembo Hiroba, and finally look for gifts at Yumeria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about all things military at Chiran Peace Museum, don't miss a visit to Kagoshima Chuo Station, examine the collection at Museum of the Meiji Restoration, then take in panoramic vistas at Shiroyama Observatory, and finally make a trip to Tenmonkan.

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You can take a train from Miyazaki to Kagoshima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Miyazaki in April, plan for a bit cooler nights in Kagoshima, with lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Kagoshima

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Chiran Peace Museum
Highlights from your plan
Sakurajima ©
Sakurajima
Sengan-en ©
Sengan-en
Chiran Peace Museum ©
Chiran Peace Museum

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 14th (Tue), snap pictures at Megane Bridge, stroll through Glover Garden, walk around Nagasaki Peace Park, then get engrossed in the history at Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Inasa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sofukuji Temple, then see the interesting displays at Dejima, then pause for some photo ops at Hypocenter of Atomic Bombing, and finally step off the mainland to explore Hashima Island.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Nagasaki trip itinerary planner.

Take a train from Kagoshima to Nagasaki in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Nagasaki can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum
Glover Garden ©
Glover Garden
Nagasaki Peace Park ©
Nagasaki Peace Park

3
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fukuoka: Dazaifu Temmangu (in Dazaifu), Komenoyama Obsevatory (in Sasaguri-machi) and Karato market (in Shimonoseki). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Ohori Park, make a trip to Fukuoka Tower, take a stroll through Mojiko Retro, and admire the landmark architecture of Hakata Station.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Fukuoka trip planning website .

You can take a train from Nagasaki to Fukuoka in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April in Fukuoka, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Mojiko Retro, Karato market, Dazaifu Tenman-gu, Komenoyama Obsevatory
Highlights from your plan
Ohori Park ©
Ohori Park
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Kushida Shrine ©
Kushida Shrine

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