12 days in East Asia Itinerary

12 days in East Asia Itinerary

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Train
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Hiroshima
— 1 night
Train
2
Beppu
— 2 nights
Train
3
Nagasaki
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Kumamoto
— 1 night
Train to Bungo-Ogi, Taxi to Takachiho-cho
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Takachiho-cho
— 1 night
Train
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Kagoshima
— 1 night
Ferry to Yakushima, Taxi to Yakushima-cho
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Yakushima-cho
— 2 nights
Taxi to Yakushima, Ferry to Kagoshima
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Kagoshima
— 1 night

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Hiroshima

— 1 night

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
You've now added Miyajima to your itinerary.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Hiroshima trip itinerary maker.

Tokyo to Hiroshima is an approximately 4-hour train ride. You can also fly; or take a train; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Beppu.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Beppu

— 2 nights
The resort town of Beppu puts the geothermal nature of the region to good use.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Takegawara Onsen as well as Myoban Yu no Sato.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Beppu online route planner.

Take a train from Hiroshima to Beppu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Hiroshima in June: highs in Beppu hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 23°C. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Beppu

Spas · Parks · Nature · Baths

Nagasaki

— 2 nights

City of Peace

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. This history, of course, remains important to the city, its inhabitants, and to the wider world, and should not be forgotten.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Nagasaki Seaside Park, Nagasaki Museum of History and Culture, Kofukuji Temple, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Glover Garden and then 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 Kofukuji Temple, take an in-depth tour of Nagasaki Museum of History and Culture, snap pictures at Megane Bridge, then get engrossed in the history at Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, and finally walk around Nagasaki Peace Park.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Nagasaki trip maker website.

You can take a train from Beppu to Nagasaki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Nagasaki are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Kumamoto.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Kumamoto

— 1 night
Centered around its castle, Kumamoto stands as a historic city with plenty of modern-day appeal to add to the mix.
To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Kumamoto driving holiday planner.

Getting from Nagasaki to Kumamoto by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Sun) before leaving for Takachiho-cho.

Things to do in Kumamoto

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Takachiho-cho

— 1 night
The mountain town of Takachiho-cho remains a place of great importance to Japan's spiritual and natural heritage, and the point where these two things intersect.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Takachiho Shrine, then explore the stunning scenery at Takachiho Gorge, then go for a walk through Amano Yasugawara, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Amanomanai.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Takachiho-cho online trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of train and taxi from Kumamoto to Takachiho-cho in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kagoshima.

Things to do in Takachiho-cho

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Kagoshima

— 1 night

Naples of the East

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.
Sakurajima has been added to your itinerary. On the 1st (Mon), contemplate the geological forces at Sakurajima.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Kagoshima travel planning tool.

You can take a train from Takachiho-cho to Kagoshima in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Kagoshima

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Yakushima-cho

— 2 nights
A popular destination for Japanese tourists, Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho is a true paradise for nature lovers, with over 1,900 species and subspecies of plants.
On the 2nd (Tue), don't miss a visit to Wilson Stump and then take in breathtaking views at Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Yakusugi Land.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Yakushima-cho sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Kagoshima to Yakushima-cho in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or ride a ferry. In July in Yakushima-cho, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Thu) before leaving for Kagoshima.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Kagoshima

— 1 night

Naples of the East

Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): go for a walk through Sengan-en.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kagoshima trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Yakushima-cho to Kagoshima by combination of taxi and ferry takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or ride a ferry. You'll set off for home on the 5th (Fri).

Things to do in Kagoshima

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Kagoshima Prefecture travel guide

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Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites · Volcanos
Kagoshima Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan located on the island of Kyushu. The capital is the city of Kagoshima.HistoryKagoshima Prefecture corresponds to the ancient Japanese provinces Ōsumi and Satsuma, including the northern part of the Ryukyu Islands. This region played a key role in the Meiji Restoration (Saigō Takamori), and the city of Kagoshima was an important naval base during Japan's 20th century wars and the home of admiral Tōgō Heihachirō. More recent incidents are the sinking of a North Korean spy ship (100 ton class) in 2001 by the Coast Guard, which was later salvaged and exhibited in Tokyo, and the abduction of an office clerk from a Kagoshima beach in 1978 by agents from the same country. This became known only recently under the Koizumi administration.GeographyKagoshima Prefecture is located at the southwest tip of Kyushu on the Satsuma Peninsula and Ōsumi Peninsula. This prefecture also includes a chain of islands stretching further to the southwest of Kyushu for a few hundred kilometers. The most important group is the Amami Islands. Surrounded by the East China Sea to the west, Okinawa Prefecture in the south, Kumamoto Prefecture to the north, and Miyazaki Prefecture to the east, it has 2,632 km of coastline (including the 28 islands). It has a bay called Kagoshima Bay (Kinkowan), which is sandwiched by two peninsulas, Satsuma and Ōsumi. Its position made it a 'gateway' to Japan at various times in history. While Kyushu has about 13 million people, there are less than 2 million in this prefecture.

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