22 days in Sheffield & Japan Itinerary

22 days in Sheffield & Japan Itinerary

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Nagasaki, Japan
— 2 nights
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Matsue, Japan
— 2 nights
4
Kyoto, Japan
— 4 nights
5
Takayama, Japan
— 2 nights
6
Tokyo, Japan
— 5 nights

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Sheffield, United Kingdom

Sheffield ©
A major industrial and cultural center, Sheffield is renowned for its green open spaces, art galleries, and state-of-the-art sports facilities.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Cannock Chase AONB and Stonehurst Family Farm and Museum. Let the collections at Gladstone Pottery Museum and Salts Mill capture your imagination. Explore Sheffield's surroundings by going to Bolsover Castle (in Bolsover), Southwell Minster (in Southwell) and Newark Castle (in Newark-on-Trent). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Kenilworth Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Lichfield Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Leicester Guildhall, and steep yourself in history at Bronte Parsonage Museum.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Sheffield tour planner.

Manchester to Sheffield is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train. In March in Sheffield, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Sheffield

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Bradford, Warwick, Leicester, Newark-on-Trent, The Parish Church of St Mary and All Saints
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Kenilworth Castle ©
Kenilworth Castle
Gladstone Pottery Museum ©
Gladstone Pottery Museum
Salts Mill ©
Salts Mill

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Nagasaki, Japan

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 4th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sōfuku-ji Temple, appreciate the history behind Hypocenter of Atomic Bombing, then get engrossed in the history at Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, then stroll around Nagasaki Peace Park, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Inasa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Glover Garden and then steep yourself in history at Glover House and Office.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Nagasaki trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Sheffield to Nagasaki takes 21.5 hours. Traveling from Sheffield to Nagasaki, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In April, Nagasaki is a bit warmer than Sheffield - with highs of 22°C and lows of 14°C. On the 5th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Matsue.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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Glover Garden ©
Glover Garden
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum
Nagasaki Peace Park ©
Nagasaki Peace Park

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Matsue, Japan

Matsue ©
Matsue sits on the banks of the Ohashi-gawa river, channeling its waters through a series of canals and rivers that add much to the scenic aspect of the urban area.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Adachi Museum of Art, then explore the world behind art at Shimane Art Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Matsue Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Izumo Taisha Shrine, then don't miss a visit to Former Taisha Station, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yaegaki Shrine.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Matsue trip planning website.

You can fly from Nagasaki to Matsue in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Matsue when traveling from Nagasaki in April, with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kyoto.

Things to do in Matsue

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Izumo, Adachi Museum of Art
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Shimane Art Museum ©
Shimane Art Museum
Izumo Taisha Shrine ©
Izumo Taisha Shrine
Yaegaki Shrine ©
Yaegaki Shrine

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Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto ©
The national capital for over a thousand years, Kyoto retains much of the charm of old Japan, boasting numerous temples and shrines that seem completely untouched by the modern world.
Popular historic sites such as Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kiyomizu-dera Temple are in your itinerary. Bring the kids along to Kinkaku-ji and Ryoanji Temple. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kyoto: Ise Shrine Geku (in Ise), Himeji Castle (in Himeji) and Dotombori District (in Dotombori). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Nijo Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Heian Shrine, wander the streets of Gion, and contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kyoto trip planner.

Traveling by car from Matsue to Kyoto takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Takayama.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Ise Shrine Geku, Asahiyaki, Dotombori District, Himeji Castle
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Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple

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Takayama, Japan

Takayama ©
Hidden high up in the Japanese Alps, Takayama remained largely cut off from the rest of Japan for centuries, allowing the local culture to grow in relative isolation.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): take a stroll through Sanmachi Suji, then make a trip to Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato), then admire the masterpieces at Hida Takayama Museum of Art, and finally get to know the fascinating history of The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Wada House, take an in-depth tour of Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, then take in panoramic vistas at Tenshukakau Observatory, then admire the landmark architecture of Takayama Jinya, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Higashiyama Walking Course.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Takayama trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kyoto to Takayama in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Takayama are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Tokyo.

Things to do in Takayama

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Shirakawa-mura
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Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato) ©
Higashiyama Walking Course ©
Higashiyama Walking Course

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Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo ©
Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tokyo Central Railway Station and Samurai Museum. You'll explore and learn at Tokyo National Museum and Ghibli Museum Mitaka. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: The Hakone Open-Air Museum (in Hakone-machi) and Tokyo Disneyland (in Maihama). There's much more to do: get your game on at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou, ponder the world of politics at Imperial Palace, appreciate the extensive heritage of Fukagawa Edo Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Takayama to Tokyo by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ghibli Museum Mitaka, Tokyo Disneyland, The Hakone Open-Air Museum
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Tokyo Central Railway Station ©
Tokyo Central Railway Station
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum
Ghibli Museum Mitaka ©
Ghibli Museum Mitaka

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