15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Lisbon
Fly:  18 h 45 min
1
Fukuoka
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h
2
Kumamoto
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h
3
Kagoshima
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
4
Nagasaki
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 45 min
5
Hatsukaichi
— 2 nights
Drive:  15 min
6
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Subway + Fly:  21 h
End: Lisbon

2
nights
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 4th (Tue): walk around Momochi Seaside Park, see the interesting displays at Fukuoka Citizen’s Disaster Prevention Center, take in panoramic vistas at Fukuoka Tower, get lost in a book at Fukuoka City Public Library, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Ohori Park, and finally stroll around Maizuru Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Hakata Station, take in nature's colorful creations at Komyozen-ji Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dazaifu Tenman-gu, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tenkai Inari Shrine, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Kasuga Park.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Fukuoka trip app.

Lisbon, Portugal to Fukuoka is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Fukuoka is 9 hours. April in Fukuoka sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow time for the train ride to Kumamoto.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Dazaifu, Kasuga Park
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Ohori Park ©
Ohori Park
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Kushida Shrine ©
Kushida Shrine

2
nights
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 6th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kato Shrine and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Kumamoto Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the different shops at Shimotori Shotengai, admire the masterpieces at Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, make a trip to Kumamon Square, thenstroll around Suizenji Jojuen Garden, thenget into the urban bustle at Kumamoto City International Center, and finally appreciate the history behind Kato Kiyomasa Statue.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Kumamoto visit planner.

Take a train from Fukuoka to Kumamoto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in April, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can take a train to Kagoshima.

Things to do in Kumamoto

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Aso, Mt. Aso
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Suizenji Jojuen Garden ©
Suizenji Jojuen Garden
Kumamoto Castle ©
Kumamoto Castle
Daikanbo ©
Daikanbo

2
nights
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 9th (Sun), 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, thenpause for some photo ops at Saigo Takamori Statue, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Shiroyama Observatory.

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 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) 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

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 10th (Mon), wander the streets of Shinchi Chinatown, see the interesting displays at Nagasaki Museum of Traditional Performing Arts, take in nature's colorful creations at Glover Garden, steep yourself in history at Kapitan Room, thenexamine the collection at Dejima, and finally contemplate the long history of Nagasaki Peace Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: ponder the world of politics at Nagasaki Prefectural Government Observation Deck, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Inasa, pause for some photo ops at Hypocenter of Atomic Bombing, thentake an in-depth tour of Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, thensee the interesting displays at Nagasaki Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, and finally stroll around Nakashimagawa Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Nagasaki itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Kagoshima to Nagasaki takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In April in Nagasaki, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can catch the 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

2
nights
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 12th (Wed): kick back and relax at Mikasahama Beach, stroll through Miyajima, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Itsukushima Shrine, steep yourself in history at Itsukushima Shrine, contemplate the long history of Itsukushima Shrine Torii, take an in-depth tour of Itsukushima Shrine Treasure Hall, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Daishoin Temple, and finally contemplate the long history of Imaise Shrine.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Hatsukaichi trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Nagasaki to Hatsukaichi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In April in Hatsukaichi, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Hatsukaichi

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Itsukushima Shrine
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Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Miyajima
Miyajima
Daishoin Temple ©
Daishoin Temple

2
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): buy something for everyone on your list at Asse, pause for some photo ops at Memorial Tower to the Mobilized Students, steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, thenappreciate the history behind Monument of the Atomic Bomb Sacrifice Hiroshima, thenmake a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and finally get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind Peace Bell, appreciate the history behind Children's Peace Monument, don't miss a visit to Okonomimura, admire the masterpieces at Hiroshima Museum of Art, thenstep into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Shukkei-en Garden.

Discover how to plan a Hiroshima trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Hiroshima is just a stone's throw from Hatsukaichi. In April in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Sun) before leaving for 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 Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum

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