18 days in Kyushu, Tomigusuku & Kohama-jima Itinerary

18 days in Kyushu, Tomigusuku & Kohama-jima Itinerary

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Fly to Fukuoka Airport, Drive to Shinkamigoto-cho
— 2 nights
— 1 night
— 1 night
Fly to Okinawa, Train to Tomigusuku
— 3 nights
— 3 nights
— 2 nights


Shinkamigoto-cho — 2 nights

Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kashigarashima Church and Nakanoura Church. Popular historic sites such as Aosagaura Church and Fukumi Catholic Church are in your itinerary.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Shinkamigoto-cho attractions planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Shinkamigoto-cho is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Zurich to Shinkamigoto-cho is 8 hours. Traveling from Zurich in July, Shinkamigoto-cho is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Goto.
Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 18:

Goto — 1 night

On the 19th (Thu), enjoy breathtaking views from Shironotake Observation Deck, then enjoy the sand and surf at Tontomari Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at Kusuhara Church, and finally kick back and relax at Takahama Beach. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Egami Church, head off the coast to Hisakajima, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Fukue Samurai Mansion Furusato Museum, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Osezaki Dangai.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Goto trip tool.

You can drive from Shinkamigoto-cho to Goto in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in July, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Nagasaki.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 20:

Nagasaki — 1 night

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. This history, of course, remains important to the city, its inhabitants, and to the wider world, and should not be forgotten.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ōura Church, contemplate the long history of Glover House and Office, then take in nature's colorful creations at Glover Garden, and finally admire the masterpieces at Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Urakami Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Nagasaki Peace Park, steep yourself in history at Nyokodo, Nagai Takashi Museum, then walk around Kazagashira Park, and finally stop by Tatematsuru.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Nagasaki planning app.

Getting from Goto to Nagasaki by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Goto in July, you will find days in Nagasaki are a bit warmer (36°C), and nights are about the same (29°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Tomigusuku.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 22:

Tomigusuku — 3 nights

Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Shurijo Castle and Okinawa Peace Memorial Park. Do your shopping at Onna Station Nakayukui Market and Shijo Hondori. Venture out of the city with trips to Scuba & Snorkeling (in Onna-son), AEONMALL OKINAWA RYCOM (in Kitanakagusuku-son) and Okinawa Prefectural Museum and Art Museum (in Naha).

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Tomigusuku journey builder.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Nagasaki to Tomigusuku in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. July in Tomigusuku sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 32°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kohama-jima.
Shopping · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 25:

Kohama-jima — 3 nights

Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Yurateiku Market and Kaiji Beach. Shop till you drop at Pinion Direct Shop and Nanapito Hompo. Get out of town with these interesting Kohama-jima side-trips: Ishigaki (Yonehara Beach, Ishigaki Yaima Village, &more).

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kohama-jima road trip planning app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Tomigusuku to Kohama-jima. In July, daily temperatures in Kohama-jima can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yamato-son.
Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Shopping
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 28:

Yamato-son — 2 nights

Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Amami Wildlife Center and Former Military Ammunition Warehouse. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ohama Seaside Park and Tokuhama Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Yamato-son: Kanyu Falls (in Setouchi-cho), Amami Oshima Tsumugimura (in Tatsugo-cho) and Mangrove Primeval Forest (in Amami).

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Yamato-son journey maker website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kohama-jima to Yamato-son. In July, daily temperatures in Yamato-son can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jul 29 — 31:

Kyushu travel guide

Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Enthusiastic shutterbugs and lovers of all things picturesque often choose to tour Kyushu-Okinawa on one of the island's epic train trips, leading through a landscape shaped by thousands of years of volcanic activity. With mild winters, warm summers, and plenty of developed beaches, the region offers a wealth of marine sports and recreation. Those with relaxation on their mind take a vacation in Kyushu-Okinawa for a chance to explore some of Japan's finest onsens, in which pristine nature meets modern amenities for an unforgettable tourist experience.