8 days in Japan Itinerary

8 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Nagasaki
— 1 night
2
Goto
— 1 night
3
Amakusa
— 1 night
4
Takachiho-cho
— 1 night
5
Fukuoka
— 2 nights

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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 27th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, thenenjoy breathtaking views from Inasayama Observation Deck, thenstroll around Nabekanmuriyama Park, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Glover Garden.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Nagasaki online visit planner.

Hong Kong, China to Nagasaki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Hong Kong to Nagasaki. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Hong Kong in October; daily highs in Nagasaki reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Goto.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum
Glover Garden ©
Glover Garden
Inasayama Observation Deck ©
Inasayama Observation Deck

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Goto

Goto ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Dozaki Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Kaitsu Church, thenget outside with Takahama Beach, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Osezaki Dangai.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Goto trip tool.

Traveling by car from Nagasaki to Goto takes 2 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Nagasaki in October since evenings lows in Goto dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Amakusa.

Things to do in Goto

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Takahama Beach ©
Takahama Beach
Dozaki Cathedral ©
Dozaki Cathedral

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Amakusa

Amakusa ©
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Oe Tenshudo Church, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Sakitsu Catholic Church, thenkick back and relax at Mogushi Beach, and finally soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Amakusa tour planner.

You can drive from Goto to Amakusa in 5 hours. Traveling from Goto in October, expect slightly colder with lows of °C in Amakusa. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Takachiho-cho.

Things to do in Amakusa

Historic Sites Baths Spas
Highlights from your plan
Sakitsu Catholic Church ©
Sakitsu Catholic Church
Oe Tenshudo Church ©
Oe Tenshudo Church

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night
Takachiho-cho

Takachiho-cho ©
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.
On the 30th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kaguraden, thentake in breathtaking views at Takachiho Gorge, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Amano Iwato Shrine, and finally go for a walk through Amano Yasugawara.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Takachiho-cho road trip planner.

Drive from Amakusa to Takachiho-cho in 3.5 hours. In October in Takachiho-cho, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Takachiho-cho

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Amano Iwato Shrine ©
Amano Iwato Shrine
Kaguraden ©
Kaguraden
Takachiho Gorge ©
Takachiho Gorge

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Munakata Shrine and Hakozaki Shrine. Change things up with these side-trips from Fukuoka: Mt. Hiko (in Soeda-machi), Dazaifu Tenman-gu (in Dazaifu) and Kanmon Bridge (in Shimonoseki). There's still lots to do: walk around Yusentei Park, browse the different shops at Tenjin Underground Shopping Center, enjoy breathtaking views from Fukuoka Tower, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tenkai Inari Shrine.

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

You can drive from Takachiho-cho to Fukuoka in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Fukuoka are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Dazaifu, Mt. Hiko, Umi Park, Kanmon Bridge, Munakata Shrine
Highlights from your plan
Yusentei Park ©
Yusentei Park
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Munakata Shrine ©
Munakata Shrine

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