18 days in Kyushu, Tomigusuku & Kohama-jima Itinerary

18 days in Kyushu, Tomigusuku & Kohama-jima Itinerary

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18 days in Kyushu, Tomigusuku & Kohama-jima Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly + Drive:  22​h
1
Shinkamigoto-cho, Minamimatsura-gun
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
2
Goto
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
3
Nagasaki
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Tomigusuku
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Kohama-jima
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  16​h
6
Yamato-son
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  29​h
End: Zurich

2
nights
Shinkamigoto-cho, Minamimatsura-gun

Shinkamigoto-cho ©
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kashigarashima Church and Oso Church. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Aosagaura Church and Nakanoura Church.

Plan a trip to Shinkamigoto-cho easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Zurich, Switzerland to Shinkamigoto-cho is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 8 hours. Traveling from Zurich in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Shinkamigoto-cho, with lows of 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Goto.

Things to do in Shinkamigoto-cho

Historic Sites Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Hamagurihama Beach ©
Hamagurihama Beach

1
night
Goto

Goto ©
On the 19th (Thu), take in panoramic vistas at Shironotake Observation Deck, enjoy the sand and surf at Tontomari Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at Kusuhara Church, and finally kick back and relax at Takahama Beach. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Egami Church, then take in the waterfront activity at Hisakajima, then get to know the fascinating history of Fukue Samurai Mansion Furusato Museum, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Osezaki Dangai.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Goto journey builder site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Shinkamigoto-cho to Goto. In July, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Goto

Parks Nature Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Tontomari Beach ©
Tontomari Beach
Egami Church ©
Egami Church
Kusuhara Church ©
Kusuhara Church

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Ōura Church, then steep yourself in history at Former Glover House, then admire the natural beauty at Glover Garden, and finally explore the world behind art at Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Urakami Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Nagasaki Peace Park, then steep yourself in history at Nyokodo, Nagai Takashi Museum, then steep yourself in history at Kazagashira Park, and finally look for gifts at Tatematsuru.

Start your trip to Nagasaki by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Explore your travel options from Goto to Nagasaki with the Route module. While traveling from Goto, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Nagasaki, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Tomigusuku.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum
Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum ©
Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum
Nyokodo, Nagai Takashi Museum ©
Nyokodo, Nagai Takashi Museum

3
nights
Tomigusuku

Tomigusuku is a city located in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan.As of 2012, the city has an estimated population of 60,004 and a population density of 3117 persons per km². Head to AEONMALL OKINAWA RYCOM and Ashibina Outlet Mallfor plenty of shopping. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Tower of Himeyuri and Naminoue-gu Shrine. Venture out of the city with trips to Onna-son (Scuba & Snorkeling & Onna Station Nakayukui Market) and Naha (Shurijo Castle & Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum). There's more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Okinawa Peace Memorial Park and get a taste of the local shopping with Shijo Hondori.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Tomigusuku journey builder website .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Nagasaki to Tomigusuku takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. In July in Tomigusuku, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 32°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Kohama-jima Taketomi-cho.

Things to do in Tomigusuku

Shopping Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Naha, Itoman, Onna-son, AEONMALL OKINAWA RYCOM
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Shurijo Castle ©
Shurijo Castle
Okinawa Peace Memorial Park ©
Okinawa Peace Memorial Park

3
nights
Kohama-jima

Kohama-jima ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Yurateiku Market and Nanapito Hompo. We've included these beaches for you: Kondoi Beach and Kaiji Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Ishigaki (Yonehara Beach, Ishigaki Yaima Village, & more).

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kohama-jima Taketomi-cho online driving holiday planner .

Explore your travel options from Tomigusuku to Kohama-jima Taketomi-cho with the Route module. In July in Kohama-jima Taketomi-cho, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 32°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Oshima-gun Yamato-son.

Things to do in Kohama-jima

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ishigaki, Taketomi-cho
Highlights from your plan
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Nawa Insect Museum Haimurubushi ©
Nawa Insect Museum Haimurubushi
Kaiji Beach ©
Kaiji Beach

2
nights
Yamato-son

Yamato-son ©
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mangrove Forested Area and Amami Wildlife Center. You'll get in some beach time at Ohama Seaside Park and Dokuhama Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Oshima-gun Yamato-son: Oshima-gun Setouchi-cho (Former Military Ammunition Warehouse & Kanyu Falls) and Amami Oshima Tsumugimura (in Oshima-gun Tatsugo-cho).

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Oshima-gun Yamato-son itinerary builder .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kohama-jima Taketomi-cho to Oshima-gun Yamato-son. In July in Oshima-gun Yamato-son, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 32°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yamato-son

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Setouchi-cho, Amami, Amami Oshima Tsumugimura
Highlights from your plan
Mangrove Primeval Forest ©
Mangrove Primeval Forest
Ohama Seaside Park ©
Ohama Seaside Park

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