10 days in Nagasaki, Kumamoto & Fukuoka Itinerary

10 days in Nagasaki, Kumamoto & Fukuoka Itinerary

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10 days in Nagasaki, Kumamoto & Fukuoka Itinerary

Start: Ljubljana
Shuttle + Fly:  21​h 15​min
1
Nagasaki
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Kumamoto
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h
3
Fukuoka
— 4 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  19​h 30​min
End: Ljubljana

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catholic Nakamachi Church, get engrossed in the history at 26 Martyrs Museum, examine the collection at Nagasaki Shipyard Museum, take an in-depth tour of The Former Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank Nagasaki Branch Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Nagasaki Museum of History and Culture, and finally contemplate the long history of Suwa Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Fri): examine the collection at Endo Shusaku Literary Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Shitsu Church, then steep yourself in history at Nyokodo, Nagai Takashi Museum, then examine the collection at Nagasaki Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, and finally admire the masterpieces at Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Nagasaki road trip website .

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Nagasaki is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Ljubljana to Nagasaki due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Ljubljana in February; daily highs in Nagasaki reach 12°C and lows reach 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can drive to Kumamoto.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Museums Historic Sites
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Suwa Shrine ©
Suwa Shrine
Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum ©
Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum

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.
On the 29th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Okoshiki Beach, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Aso Mizuki Meguri, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kumamotojoinari Shrine, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kato Shrine. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Tsuzumiga Falls, identify plant and animal life at Ochozu no Mori, explore the world behind art at Kumamoto Prefectural Museum of Art, then don't miss a visit to Sl Hitoyoshi, then browse the exhibits of Goto Zezan Memorial Museum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Kamitori Shopping Street.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kumamoto trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Nagasaki to Kumamoto by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Nagasaki in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Kumamoto, with lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Kumamoto

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Okoshiki Beach, Sl Hitoyoshi, Aso Mizuki Meguri
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Kato Shrine ©
Kato Shrine
Kumamotojoinari Shrine ©
Kumamotojoinari Shrine
Kumamoto Prefectural Museum of Art ©

4
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Yutoku Inari Shrine and Nanzoin. You'll get in some beach time at Tsutsukihama Beach and Nijino Matsubara. Change things up with these side-trips from Fukuoka: Mifuneyama Rakuen (in Takeo), Yoshinogari Historical Park (in Yoshinogari-cho) and Old Ito Denemon House (in Iizuka). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tochoji Temple, make a trip to Kego Shrine, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Asahi Breweries Hakata Brewery, and steep yourself in history at Former Takatori House.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Fukuoka online day trip planner .

Take a train from Kumamoto to Fukuoka in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Fukuoka can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Karatsu, Mifuneyama Rakuen, Nanzoin, Kamado Shrine, Yoshinogari Historical Park
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Yutoku Inari Shrine ©
Yutoku Inari Shrine
Yoshinogari Historical Park ©
Yoshinogari Historical Park
Nanzoin ©
Nanzoin

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