6 days in Japan Itinerary

6 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Nagasaki
— 2 nights
2
Shimabara
— Few hours
3
Unzen
— 1 night
4
Amakusa
— Few hours
5
Kumamoto
— 1 night
6
Kagoshima
— Few hours
7
Ibusuki
— 1 night

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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 17th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, walk around Nagasaki Peace Park, thentake in the awesome beauty at Mt. Inasa, thensee the interesting displays at Dejima, and finally admire the natural beauty at Glover Garden.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Nagasaki road trip planner.

In May in Nagasaki, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Shimabara.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Glover Garden ©
Glover Garden
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum
Nagasaki Peace Park ©
Nagasaki Peace Park

few
hours
Shimabara

Shimabara ©
Shimabara is a city located on the north-eastern tip of the Shimabara Peninsula, facing Ariake Bay in the east and Mount Unzen (including Fugendake) in the west, in Nagasaki Prefecture, Kyushu, Japan.As of October 1, 2016, the city has an estimated population of 44,936 and a population density of 540 persons per kmĀ². On the 18th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Shimabara Spring Group, thenadmire the natural beauty at Yusui Garden Shimeisou, and then get to know the fascinating history of Samurai Houses.

To find out how to plan a trip to Shimabara, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Nagasaki to Shimabara in 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Shimabara can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Unzen.

Things to do in Shimabara

Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Samurai Houses ©
Samurai Houses

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night
Unzen

Unzen
Set against a formidable volcano, the city of Unzen pulsates with scenic beauty.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Heisei Shinzan and then don't miss a visit to Unzen Jigoku (Unzen Hell).

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Unzen trip simple and quick.

Getting from Shimabara to Unzen by car takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Amakusa.

Things to do in Unzen

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Unzen Jigoku (Unzen Hell)
Unzen Jigoku (Unzen Hell)

few
hours
Amakusa

Amakusa ©
On the 19th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Amakusa Christian Museum and then soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Amakusa holiday builder tool.

Traveling by car from Unzen to Amakusa takes 2.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kumamoto.

Things to do in Amakusa

Spas Baths Museums
Highlights from your plan
Amakusa Christian Museum ©
Amakusa Christian Museum

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night
Kumamoto

Kumamoto ©
Centered around its castle, Kumamoto stands as a historic city with plenty of modern-day appeal to add to the mix.
On the 19th (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Kumamoto Castle.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kumamoto trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Amakusa to Kumamoto in 2 hours. May in Kumamoto sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Kagoshima.

Things to do in Kumamoto

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kumamoto Castle ©
Kumamoto Castle

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hours
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 20th (Mon), take in panoramic vistas at Shiroyama Observatory and then go for a walk through Sengan-en.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kagoshima online holiday planner.

You can take a train from Kumamoto to Kagoshima in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. May in Kagoshima sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. On the 20th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can ride a ferry to Ibusuki.

Things to do in Kagoshima

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sengan-en ©
Sengan-en
Shiroyama Observatory ©
Shiroyama Observatory

1
night
Ibusuki

A coastal place of relaxation, Ibusuki stands as a hot spring resort on the southern tip of the peninsula.
On the 20th (Mon), indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Ibusuki trip maker website.

Ride a ferry from Kagoshima to Ibusuki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Kagoshima, expect a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Ibusuki, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Ibusuki

Spas Baths Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Onsen Resorts
JR Southernmost Nishioyama Station
JR Southernmost Nishioyama Station