16 days in Japan Itinerary

16 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Saga
— 1 night
2
Unzen
— 1 day
3
Nagasaki
— 2 nights
4
Kumamoto
— 1 day
5
Kagoshima
— 1 day
6
Kirishima
— 1 day
7
Kushima
— 1 night
8
Miyazaki
— 2 nights
9
Oita
— Few hours
10
Fukuoka
— 2 nights
11
Hiroshima
— 4 nights

1
night
Saga

Saga ©
Saga is the capital city of Saga Prefecture, located on the island of Kyushu, Japan.Saga was the capital of Saga Domain in the Edo period, and largest city of former Hizen Province.As of February 28, 2017, the city has an estimated population of 234,453 and a population density of 543 persons per kmĀ². Your day by day itinerary now includes Yutoku Inari Shrine, Yoshinogari Historical Park and Mitsuse Soba Road. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): pick up some new knowledge with Yoshinogari Historical Park and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Yutoku Inari Shrine. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the collection at Takeo City Library, then take in nature's colorful creations at Mifuneyama Rakuen, and then make a trip to Mitsuse Soba Road.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Saga trip itinerary website.

Fukuoka to Saga is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. November in Saga sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Unzen.

Things to do in Saga

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Takeo, Yoshinogari Historical Park, Yutoku Inari Shrine
Highlights from your plan
Yoshinogari Historical Park ©
Yoshinogari Historical Park
Mifuneyama Rakuen ©
Mifuneyama Rakuen
Yutoku Inari Shrine ©
Yutoku Inari Shrine

1
day
Unzen

Set against a formidable volcano, the city of Unzen pulsates with scenic beauty.
On the 20th (Mon), make a trip to Unzen Jigoku (Unzen Hell) and then indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Unzen vacation tool.

Drive from Saga to Unzen in 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Unzen when traveling from Saga in November, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Unzen

Spas · Baths
Highlights from your plan
Onsen Resorts
Unzen Jigoku (Unzen Hell)
Unzen Jigoku (Unzen Hell)

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, steep yourself in history at Nagasaki Peace Park, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Inasa, then take in nature's colorful creations at Glover Garden, and finally take in the views from Megane Bridge.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Nagasaki route planner.

Drive from Unzen to Nagasaki in an hour. November in Nagasaki sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can take a train to Kumamoto.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Glover Garden ©
Glover Garden
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum
Mt. Inasa ©
Mt. Inasa

1
day
Kumamoto

Kumamoto ©
Centered around its castle, Kumamoto stands as a historic city with plenty of modern-day appeal to add to the mix.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): explore the world behind art at Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, don't miss a visit to Kumamon Square, walk around Suizenji Jojuen Garden, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kato Shrine, then step into the grandiose world of Kumamoto Castle, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kumamoto Daijingu Shrine.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kumamoto trip planning site.

Traveling by train from Nagasaki to Kumamoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Nagasaki in November, expect little chillier with lows of 10°C in Kumamoto. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Kagoshima.

Things to do in Kumamoto

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Kumamoto Castle ©
Kumamoto Castle
Suizenji Jojuen Garden ©
Suizenji Jojuen Garden
Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto ©
Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto

1
day
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.
On the 23rd (Thu), appreciate the history behind Saigo Takamori Statue, take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Meiji Restoration, then take in the pleasant sights at Sengan-en, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Shiroyama Observatory.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kagoshima day trip planner.

Traveling by train from Kumamoto to Kagoshima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Kirishima.

Things to do in Kagoshima

Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Sengan-en ©
Sengan-en
Shiroyama Observatory ©
Shiroyama Observatory
Museum of the Meiji Restoration ©
Museum of the Meiji Restoration

1
day
Kirishima

Kirishima ©
The city of Kirishima, established in 2005 by the merging of several smaller towns, makes a popular base for exploring the volcanic mountain range of the surrounding national park.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kirishima Shrine, admire the sheer force of Maruo Falls, then don't miss a visit to Kareigawa Station, and finally make a trip to Kagoshima Airport (KOJ).

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kirishima day trip site.

You can drive from Kagoshima to Kirishima in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In November in Kirishima, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kushima.

Things to do in Kirishima

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Maruo Falls ©
Maruo Falls
Kirishima Shrine ©
Kirishima Shrine
Kagoshima Airport (KOJ) ©
Kagoshima Airport (KOJ)

1
night
Kushima

Kushima ©
Kushima is a city located in Miyazaki Prefecture, Japan. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): observe the fascinating underwater world at Dolphin Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Misaki Shrine, and then take in the pleasant sights at Toi.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kushima trip planner.

Getting from Kirishima to Kushima by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Kirishima in November, expect a bit warmer with lows of 16°C in Kushima. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Miyazaki.

Things to do in Kushima

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Misaki Shrine ©
Misaki Shrine

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Onino Sentakuita, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aoshima Shrine, and then step off the mainland to explore Aoshima Island.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Miyazaki tour planner.

Drive from Kushima to Miyazaki in 1.5 hours. November in Miyazaki sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Oita.

Things to do in Miyazaki

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

few
hours
Oita

Oita
The gateway to a wealth of dynamic landscapes and some of the country's most atmospheric religious and cultural sites, Oita, in touristic terms, acts primarily as a transport hub.
To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Oita day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Miyazaki to Oita takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in November, and nighttime lows around 13°C. You'll set off for Fukuoka on the 27th (Mon).

Things to do in Oita

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

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 27th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dazaifu Tenman-gu, tour the pleasant surroundings at Komyozen-ji Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tochoji Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kushida Shrine. On your second day here, make a trip to Fukuoka Tower, stroll around Ohori Park, steep yourself in history at Myohoji Temple, then explore the historical opulence of Najima Castle, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Tenjin Underground Shopping Center.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Fukuoka holiday planner.

You can drive from Oita to Fukuoka in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in November, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Dazaifu, Kitakyushu
Highlights from your plan
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Ohori Park ©
Ohori Park
Komyozen-ji Temple ©
Komyozen-ji Temple

4
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hiroshima: Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine & Miyajima) and Matsuyama Castle (in Matsuyama). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, admire the natural beauty at Shukkei-en Garden, pause for some photo ops at The Cenotaph, and get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Hiroshima online attractions planner.

You can take a train from Fukuoka to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. November in Hiroshima sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Matsuyama Castle
Highlights from your plan
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Miyajima
Miyajima
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

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