9 days in Japan Itinerary

9 days in Japan Itinerary

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Sasebo
— 1 day
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Nagasaki
— 2 nights
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Hasami-cho
— 1 night
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Iki
— 1 night
5
Tsushima
— 1 night
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Fukuoka
— 2 nights
7
Shimabara
— 1 night

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Sasebo

Sasebo ©
With its U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): take in panoramic vistas at Domtoren and then get in on the family fun at Huis Ten Bosch.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Sasebo vacation planner.

Fukuoka to Sasebo is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. May in Sasebo sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Sasebo

Theme Parks
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Huis Ten Bosch ©
Huis Ten Bosch
Domtoren ©
Domtoren

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Nagasaki

Nagasaki ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Urakami Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, walk around Nagasaki Peace Park, pause for some photo ops at Hypocenter of Atomic Bombing, then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Inasa, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Nagasaki Prefectural Government Observation Deck. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sōfuku-ji Temple, snap pictures at Megane Bridge, examine the collection at Dejima, then admire the natural beauty at Glover Garden, and finally steep yourself in history at Glover House and Office.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Nagasaki trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sasebo to Nagasaki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. May in Nagasaki sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Hasami-cho.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · 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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Hasami-cho

Hasami-cho ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Sekai no Kamahiroba, look for gifts at Hakusan Porcelain Show Room, then see the interesting displays at Nakaoyama Exchange Center, then steep yourself in history at Togo Nakaoyama, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Onigitanada.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Hasami-cho road trip planning tool.

Drive from Nagasaki to Hasami-cho in 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to drive to Iki.

Things to do in Hasami-cho

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Sekai no Kamahiroba ©
Sekai no Kamahiroba

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Iki

Iki ©
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Ikijima, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tsukiyomi Shrine, then kick back and relax at Tsutsukihama Beach, then don't miss a visit to Kojima Shrine, and finally get great views at Irukahana (nose of dolphin).

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Iki journey planner.

You can drive from Hasami-cho to Iki in 3 hours. When traveling from Hasami-cho in May, plan for slightly colder days in Iki, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to Tsushima.

Things to do in Iki

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Kojima Shrine ©
Kojima Shrine

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Tsushima

Tsushima ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): get outside with Otahama Beach, explore the historical opulence of Kanada Castle, then take in nature's colorful creations at Banshoin, and finally walk around Isaribi Park.

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Getting from Iki to Tsushima by car takes about 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Tsushima can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Tsushima

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Isaribi Park ©
Isaribi Park

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Fukuoka

Fukuoka

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): take in the pleasant sights at Ohori Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Fukuoka Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Hakata Station, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kushida Shrine, and finally wander the streets of Nakasu District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Thu): browse the different shops at Tenjin Underground Shopping Center, explore the world behind art at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Komyozen-ji Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dazaifu Tenman-gu, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tenkai Inari Shrine, and finally get engrossed in the history at Hakatamachiya Furusatokan.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Fukuoka trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tsushima to Fukuoka takes 3 hours. While traveling from Tsushima, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Fukuoka, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Shimabara.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Ohori Park ©
Ohori Park
Fukuoka Asian Art Museum ©
Fukuoka Asian Art Museum

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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 km². On the 29th (Fri), stroll around Dosekiryu Hisai Kaoku Hozon Park, don't miss a visit to Former Onokoba Elementary School Bldg Ruins, enjoy breathtaking views from Nita Pass Second Lookout, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Honkoji Temple, then don't miss a visit to Shimabara Spring Group, and finally stroll through Yusui Garden Shimeisou.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Shimabara day trip planning website.

Getting from Fukuoka to Shimabara by car takes about 3 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Shimabara can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Shimabara

Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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