60 days in East Asia Itinerary

60 days in East Asia Itinerary

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Fly to Fukuoka Airport, Drive to Hiji-machi
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Hiji-machi
— 1 night
Drive
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Beppu
— 1 night
Drive
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Yufu
— 1 night
Drive
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Kokonoe-machi
— 1 night
Drive
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Takachiho-cho
— 1 night
Drive
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Miyazaki
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kagoshima
— 1 night
Train
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Nagasaki
— 1 night
Drive
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Saikai
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sasebo
— 10 nights
Drive
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Fukuoka
— 32 nights
Train
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Kitakyushu
Train
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Hiroshima
— 4 nights
Train to Hakata, Fly to Honolulu

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Hiji-machi

— 1 night
For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Hiji-machi road trip tool.

Honolulu, USA to Hiji-machi is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 19 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Honolulu in September: high temperatures in Hiji-machi hover around 78°F and lows are around 71°F. On the 24th (Fri), you're off to Beppu.

Things to do in Hiji-machi

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Theme Parks

Beppu

— 1 night
The resort town of Beppu puts the geothermal nature of the region to good use.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): make a trip to Oniishibozu Jigoku, witness a stunning natural landmark at Umi Jigoku, take in the natural beauty of Hells of Beppu, don't miss a visit to Jigokumushikobo Kannawa, then test the waters at a local thermal spa, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Oita Marine Palace Aquarium Umitamago.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Beppu road trip planning tool.

Beppu is just a short distance from Hiji-machi. In September in Beppu, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Yufu.

Things to do in Beppu

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Spas

Side Trip

Yufu

— 1 night
Discover widely renowned onsens on a tour of Yufu, a tranquil town overlooked by a two-peaked mountain.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Yufu, then enjoy breathtaking views from Sagiridai Observatory, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Yufuin Onsen.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Yufu day trip planning website.

Getting from Beppu to Yufu by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Yufu can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kokonoe-machi.

Things to do in Yufu

Parks · Nature · Baths · Spas

Kokonoe-machi

— 1 night
On the 26th (Sun), soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, take in the dramatic scenery at Sendo Falls, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kuju Highland, make a trip to Yamanami Highway, then take in the views from Kokonoe Yume Otsurihashi Bridge, and finally admire the sheer force of Shindono-taki.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kokonoe-machi trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Yufu to Kokonoe-machi in an hour. In September, daily temperatures in Kokonoe-machi can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Takachiho-cho.

Things to do in Kokonoe-machi

Parks · Nature · Baths · Spas

Side Trips

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Manai Falls, take in breathtaking views at Takachiho Gorge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Amanomanai, take in the spiritual surroundings of Takachiho Shrine, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Amano Iwato Shrine, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Amano Yasugawara.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Takachiho-cho itinerary planner.

Getting from Kokonoe-machi to Takachiho-cho by car takes about 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Miyazaki.

Things to do in Takachiho-cho

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Miyazaki

— 2 nights
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 28th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Futo Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Udo Shrine, then make a trip to Sunmesse Nichinan, then get great views at Horikiri Pass, and finally stop by AEON MALL Miyazaki. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Miyakoh Botanic Garden Aoshima, head off the coast to Aoshima Island, don't miss a visit to Onino Sentakuita, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Aoshima Shrine, then stroll through Aoshima Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Miyazaki Shinto Shrine.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Miyazaki online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Takachiho-cho to Miyazaki in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daily temperatures in Miyazaki can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kagoshima.

Things to do in Miyazaki

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

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.
On the 30th (Thu), go for a walk through Sengan-en, see the interesting displays at Museum of the Meiji Restoration, then don't miss a visit to Tenmonkan, and finally appreciate the history behind Saigo Takamori Statue.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kagoshima trip maker site.

You can drive from Miyazaki to Kagoshima in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Kagoshima are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Kagoshima

Historic Sites · Museums

Nagasaki

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Inasa, walk around Nagasaki Peace Park, get engrossed in the history at Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, then examine the collection at Dejima, then admire the natural beauty at Glover Garden, and finally take in the views from Megane Bridge.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Nagasaki trip maker app.

You can take a train from Kagoshima to Nagasaki in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. In October, daily temperatures in Nagasaki can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Saikai.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Saikai

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): walk around Isanoura Park, explore the fascinating underground world of Nanatsugama Limestone Cave, make a trip to Nagasaki Seihi Green Center, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Nagasaki Bio Park, then go for a walk through Nagasaki Holland Village, and finally take in the views from Shinsaikai Bridge. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Michi-no-Eki Saikai, take in panoramic vistas at Kokuzo Mountain Observatory, steep yourself in history at Katashima Torpedo Base Ruin, then look for gifts at Michi-no-Eki Sonoginosho, and finally get engrossed in the history at Higashisonogimachi Folk History Museum.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Saikai tour planner.

Traveling by car from Nagasaki to Saikai takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in October, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Sasebo.

Things to do in Saikai

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Sasebo

— 10 nights
With its U.S. Navy base, Sasebo has certainly developed pockets with an international feel: in downtown, often known as Sailor Town, you'll happen upon a number of eateries serving American-style hamburgers.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sasebo: Hasami-cho (Nakaoyama Exchange Center & Togo Nakaoyama), Toyotamahime Shrine (in Ureshino) and Kashima (Yutoku Inari Shrine & Sakagura Dori). The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Huis Ten Bosch, head off the coast to Kujuku Island, Head underground at Mukyudo, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Ohashikannonji.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Sasebo day trip site.

Getting from Saikai to Sasebo by car takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in October, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Sasebo

Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Fukuoka

— 32 nights

City of Yatai

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Fukuoka: Itoshima (Kafuri Beach, Shima Sunset Road, &more), Kumamoto (Statues of Shonan Yokoi and Ishin, Kumamoto Castle, &more) and Fukutsu (Fukuma Beach, Miyajidake Shrine, &more). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Dazaifu Tenman-gu, explore the world behind art at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, take in the pleasant sights at Fukuoka Tower, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Organic Esthe Salon Fuu.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Fukuoka road trip website.

Drive from Sasebo to Fukuoka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Fukuoka are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Kitakyushu.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Kitakyushu

An important gateway for trade and travel between Honshu and Kyushu, the city of Kitakyushu has an old industrial waterfront and provides access to a number of natural sites across the wider region.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): make a trip to Kokura Station Building.

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Take a train from Fukuoka to Kitakyushu in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, daytime highs in Kitakyushu are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Hiroshima.

Hiroshima

— 4 nights

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hiroshima: Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Gekijyo, Miyajima, &more) and Kintaikyo Bridge (in Iwakuni). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, pause for some photo ops at Children's Peace Monument, get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and make a trip to Okonomimura.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Hiroshima trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Kitakyushu to Hiroshima by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In November in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Miyazaki Prefecture travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Canyons · Landmarks
Miyazaki Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan located on the island of Kyushu. The capital is the city of Miyazaki.HistoryHistorically, after the Meiji Restoration, Hyūga Province was renamed Miyazaki Prefecture.GeographyMiyazaki Prefecture is located on the eastern coast of the island of Kyushu, surrounded by the Pacific Ocean to the south and east, Ōita Prefecture to the north, and Kumamoto and Kagoshima Prefectures to the west. It is one of only two locations on Earth where the fungus Chorioactis geaster is found. Miyazaki is the home of the hyuganatsu fruit.As of April 1, 2012, 12% of the total land area of the prefecture was designated as Natural Parks, namely the Kirishima-Yaku National Park; Kyūshū Chūō Sanchi, Nichinan Kaigan, Nippō Kaigan, and Sobo-Katamuki Quasi-National Parks; and Mochio-Sekinoo, Osuzu, Saitobaru-Sugiyasukyō, Sobo Katamuki, Wanitsuka, and Yatake Kōgen Prefectural Natural Parks.

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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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Nagasaki Prefecture travel guide

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History Museums · Landmarks · Parks
Nagasaki Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan located on the island of Kyushu. The capital is the city of Nagasaki.

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Fukuoka Prefecture travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Shopping Malls · Parks
Fukuoka Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan on Kyūshū Island. The capital is the city of Fukuoka.HistoryFukuoka Prefecture includes the former provinces of Chikugo, Chikuzen, and Buzen.Shrines and templesKōra taisha, Sumiyoshi-jinja, and Hakosagi-gū are the chief Shinto shrines in the prefecture.GeographyFukuoka Prefecture faces the sea on three sides, bordering Saga, Ōita, and Kumamoto prefectures and facing Yamaguchi Prefecture across the Kanmon Straits.As of 1 April 2012, 18% of the land area of the prefecture was designated as natural parks: Setonaikai National Park, Genkai, Kitakyūshū, and Yaba-Hita-Hikosan quasi-national parks, and Chikugogawa, Chikuhō, Dazaifu, Sefuri Raizan, and Yabegawa Prefectural Natural Parks.

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