7 days in Nagasaki, Fukuoka & Hiroshima Itinerary

7 days in Nagasaki, Fukuoka & Hiroshima Itinerary

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1
Nagasaki
— 2 nights
2
Fukuoka
— 1 night
3
Hiroshima
— 3 nights

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.
On the 29th (Tue), examine the collection at Endo Shusaku Literary Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Urakami Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Nyokodo, Nagai Takashi Museum, thenexamine the collection at Nagasaki Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, and finally admire the masterpieces at Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Nagasaki Museum of History and Culture, contemplate the long history of Suwa Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kofukuji Temple, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Glover Garden, and finally contemplate the long history of Glover House and Office.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Nagasaki road trip app.

Manila, Philippines to Nagasaki is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Philippine Standard Time (PST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Manila in December, with highs in Nagasaki at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Suwa Shrine ©
Suwa Shrine
Nyokodo, Nagai Takashi Museum ©
Nyokodo, Nagai Takashi Museum
Kofukuji Temple ©
Kofukuji Temple

1
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Atago Jinja Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tochoji Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hakozaki Shrine, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Nanzoin, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamado Shrine.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Fukuoka road trip planning website.

Drive from Nagasaki to Fukuoka in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Fukuoka can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kamado Shrine, Nanzoin
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Nanzoin ©
Nanzoin
Kamado Shrine ©
Kamado Shrine
Tochoji Temple ©
Tochoji Temple

3
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Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Explore hidden gems such as Senjokaku and Former Naval Academy. Popular historic sites such as Itsukushima Shrine and Mitaki Temple are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Hiroshima: Hatsukaichi (Araebisu Shrine, Misen Wild Woods, &more). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and browse the different shops at Asse.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Hiroshima online route planner.

Getting from Fukuoka to Hiroshima by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Spas Parks

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Former Naval Academy
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Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Daishoin Temple ©
Daishoin Temple
Itsukushima Shrine Torii ©
Itsukushima Shrine Torii

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