11 days in Japan Itinerary

11 days in Japan Itinerary

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11 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Izumisano
Drive:  6​h 30​min
1
Iwakuni
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Kitakyushu
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Beppu
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Kumamoto
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Yamaguchi
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
6
Akiota-cho
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
7
Sanda
— 3 nights
End: Sanda


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1
night
Iwakuni

Iwakuni ©
The castle town of Iwakuni has an interesting and varied history populated by samurai warriors and U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Uno Chiyo's Birthplace.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Iwakuni travel route planner.

Izumisano to Iwakuni is an approximately 6-hour car ride. November in Iwakuni sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. On the 5th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kitakyushu.

Things to do in Iwakuni

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Shirasaki Hachimangu ©
Shirasaki Hachimangu
Uno Chiyo's Birthplace ©
Uno Chiyo's Birthplace

few
hours
Kitakyushu

Kitakyushu
An important gateway for trade and travel between Honshu and Kyushu, the city of Kitakyushu has an old industrial waterfront and provides access to a number of natural sites across the wider region.
To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kitakyushu trip itinerary maker app .

You can take a train from Iwakuni to Kitakyushu in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 13°C. You'll set off for Yufu on the 5th (Tue).

Things to do in Kitakyushu

Historic Sites Parks Museums

2
nights
Beppu

Beppu ©
The resort town of Beppu puts the geothermal nature of the region to good use.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fukiji Temple, steep yourself in history at Kumano Magaibutsu, then take in the natural beauty of Hells of Beppu, and finally soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Beppu online journey planner .

Getting from Kitakyushu to Beppu by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. November in Beppu sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kumamoto.

Things to do in Beppu

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bungotakada
Highlights from your plan
Hells of Beppu ©
Hells of Beppu
Kumano Magaibutsu ©
Kumano Magaibutsu
Onsen Resorts

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mt. Aso, Suizenji Jojuen Garden, Kato Shrine, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Suizenji Jojuen Garden and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kitaoka Shrine.

Discover how to plan a Kumamoto trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Yufu to Kumamoto in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in November, and nighttime lows around 10°C. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Yamaguchi.

Things to do in Kumamoto

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mt. Aso
Highlights from your plan
Mt. Aso ©
Mt. Aso
Kumamoto Castle ©
Kumamoto Castle
Kato Shrine ©
Kato Shrine

1
night
Yamaguchi

Yamaguchi ©
Located at the center of Yamaguchi Prefecture, the regional capital of Yamaguchi is renowned for its temples and shrines.
You've now added Ruriko Temple Five-Story Pagoda to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Hamasaki Machiya Preservation Area, make a trip to Ruriko Temple Five-Story Pagoda, and then contemplate the long history of Omura Masujiro Birth House.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Yamaguchi trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Kumamoto to Yamaguchi in 3.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Akiota-cho.

Things to do in Yamaguchi

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hamasaki Machiya Preservation Area
Highlights from your plan
Tokusahachimangu ©
Tokusahachimangu
Ruriko Temple Five-Story Pagoda
Ruriko Temple Five-Story Pagoda

1
night
Akiota-cho

Akiota-cho ©
Sandan-kyo has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): take in breathtaking views at Sandan-kyo.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Akiota-cho online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Yamaguchi to Akiota-cho takes 2 hours. November in Akiota-cho sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 11°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Mon) before leaving for Sanda.

Things to do in Akiota-cho

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Sandan-kyo ©
Sandan-kyo

3
nights
Sanda

Sanda ©
Sanda is a city located in Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan. Himeji Castle and Yokokuji Temple will appeal to history buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Shingetsuin Temple and Nagoyama Reien Busharito. Venture out of the city with trips to Ishino Hoden Oishi Shrine (in Takasago) and Takarazuka (Hanshin Horse Racetrack & Kiyoshikojin Seichoji).

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Sanda online route maker .

You can drive from Akiota-cho to Sanda in 4.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sanda

Historic Sites Casinos Fun & Games

Side Trips

Takarazuka, Himeji, Ishino Hoden Oishi Shrine, Yokokuji Temple
Highlights from your plan
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Nagoyama Reien Busharito ©
Nagoyama Reien Busharito
Kiyoshikojin Seichoji ©
Kiyoshikojin Seichoji

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