14 days in Kumamoto & Tokyo Itinerary

14 days in Kumamoto & Tokyo Itinerary

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14 days in Kumamoto & Tokyo Itinerary

Start: Nashville
Fly:  28​h
1
Kumamoto
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Tokyo
— 8 nights
Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Nashville

3
nights
Kumamoto

Kumamoto ©
Centered around its castle, Kumamoto stands as a historic city with plenty of modern-day appeal to add to the mix.
Appreciate the collections at Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto and Newspaper Museum. We've included these beaches for you: Okoshiki Beach and Calm Nishime Swimming Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Kumamoto: Ashikita Seaside Comprehensive Park (in Ashikita-machi), Ogi Rice Terraces (in Ubuyama-mura) and Kuninomiyatsuko Shrine (in Aso). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Kumamoto Castle, admire the natural beauty at Suizenji Jojuen Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kato Shrine, and look for gifts at KUMAMON products Nagataniya.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kumamoto planning tool .

Nashville, USA to Kumamoto is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 15 hours traveling from Nashville to Kumamoto due to the time zone difference. In May in Kumamoto, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kumamoto

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Okoshiki Beach, Ashikita Seaside Comprehensive Park, Takachiho Gorge, Calm Nishime Swimming Beach, Kuninomiyatsuko Shrine
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Takachiho Gorge ©
Takachiho Gorge
Kumamoto Castle ©
Kumamoto Castle
Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto ©
Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto

8
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sensō-ji and Odaiba. Tokyo National Museum and Imperial Palace will appeal to history buffs. Explore Tokyo's surroundings by going to The Hakone Open-Air Museum (in Hakone-machi), Tokyo DisneySea (in Maihama) and Mitaka (Mitaka Yamamoto Yuzo Memorial Museum & Ghibli Museum Mitaka). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Ginza, make an unforgettable trip to Tokyo Disneyland, get a taste of the local shopping with Asakusa, and make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by flight from Kumamoto to Tokyo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. June in Tokyo sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Neighborhoods Theme Parks

Side Trips

Urayasu, Mitaka, The Hakone Open-Air Museum
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Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland

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