15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Fukuoka
— 2 nights
2
Kumamoto
— 2 nights
3
Kagoshima
— 2 nights
4
Nagasaki
— 2 nights
5
Hatsukaichi
— 2 nights
6
Hiroshima
— 2 nights

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): admire the striking features of Hakata Station, don't miss a visit to Fukuoka Tower, get lost in a book at Fukuoka City Public Library, thengo for a walk through Ohori Park, and finally stroll around Maizuru Park. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kushida Shrine, explore the world behind art at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Komyozen-ji Temple, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dazaifu Tenman-gu, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Kasuga Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Fukuoka trip itinerary maker.

Lisbon, Portugal to Fukuoka is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 9 hours. Traveling from Lisbon in March, things will get a bit cooler in Fukuoka: highs are around °C and lows about °C. On the 17th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Kumamoto.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Dazaifu, Kasuga Park
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Ohori Park ©
Ohori Park
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Fukuoka Asian Art Museum ©
Fukuoka Asian Art Museum

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Kumamoto

Kumamoto ©
Centered around its castle, Kumamoto stands as a historic city with plenty of modern-day appeal to add to the mix.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Kumamoto Castle and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kato Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wide array of goods at Tsuruya Department Store, make a trip to Kumamon Square, admire the masterpieces at Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, buy something for everyone on your list at Shimotori Shotengai, thenget all the information you need at Sakuranobaba Johsaien, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Kamitori Shopping Street.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kumamoto holiday planning site.

Take a train from Fukuoka to Kumamoto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March in Kumamoto, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Kagoshima.

Things to do in Kumamoto

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Sl Hitoyoshi
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Kato Shrine ©
Kato Shrine
Kumamoto Castle ©
Kumamoto Castle
Suizenji Jojuen Garden ©
Suizenji Jojuen Garden

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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), make a trip to Sengan-en, don't miss a visit to Kagoshima Chuo Station, see the interesting displays at Museum of the Meiji Restoration, thentake in panoramic vistas at Shiroyama Observatory, and finally appreciate the history behind Saigo Takamori Statue.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Kagoshima itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by train from Kumamoto to Kagoshima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in March, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Kagoshima

Historic Sites Museums
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Sengan-en ©
Sengan-en
Shiroyama Observatory ©
Shiroyama Observatory
Museum of the Meiji Restoration ©
Museum of the Meiji Restoration

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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 21st (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Urakami Cathedral, walk around Nagasaki Peace Park, wander the streets of Shinchi Chinatown, examine the collection at Dejima, thensteep yourself in history at Glover Garden, and finally see the interesting displays at Nagasaki Museum of Traditional Performing Arts. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind Hypocenter of Atomic Bombing, take an in-depth tour of Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, see the interesting displays at Nagasaki Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, thentake your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Inasa, thenget a sense of history and politics at Nagasaki Prefectural Government Observation Deck, and finally snap pictures at Megane Bridge.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Nagasaki online tour itinerary planner.

Take a train from Kagoshima to Nagasaki in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Nagasaki are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to take a train to Hatsukaichi.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum
Glover Garden ©
Glover Garden
Nagasaki Peace Park ©
Nagasaki Peace Park

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Hatsukaichi

Hatsukaichi
The city of Hatsukaichi developed from a small market town, frequented by passing samurais during the Edo period.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): look for gifts at Itsukushima Gekijyo, kick back and relax at Mikasahama Beach, thenstroll through Miyajima, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of To no Oka, make a trip to Gojuno To, thensteep yourself in history at Itsukushima Shrine Torii, thencontemplate the long history of Itsukushima Shrine, and finally contemplate the long history of Imaise Shrine.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Hatsukaichi trip planner.

Take a train from Nagasaki to Hatsukaichi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, daily temperatures in Hatsukaichi can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Hatsukaichi

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Miyajima
Miyajima
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Gojuno To ©
Gojuno To

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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Hiroshima Museum of Art, make a trip to Okonomimura, take in nature's colorful creations at Shukkei-en Garden, thenexplore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, thensteep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, and finally pause for some photo ops at Memorial Tower to the Mobilized Students. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, pause for some photo ops at Monument of the Atomic Bomb Sacrifice Hiroshima, thenappreciate the history behind Children's Peace Monument, and finally pause for some photo ops at Peace Bell.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Hiroshima trip itinerary planner.

Hiroshima is very close to Hatsukaichi. In March in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome
Hiroshima Castle ©
Hiroshima Castle

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