17 days in Nagasaki Prefecture Itinerary

17 days in Nagasaki Prefecture Itinerary

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17 days in Nagasaki Prefecture Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly + Drive:  26​h
1
Sasebo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Nagasaki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Goto
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Shinkamigoto-cho, Minamimatsura-gun
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Odika-cho
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Tsushima
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Iki
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  26​h
End: Detroit

2
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Sasebo

Sasebo ©
With its U.S.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sasebo: Onyoku Museum (in Saikai), Togo Mt. Nakao (in Hasami-cho) and Hirado (Shimanoyakata, Neshiko Beach, & more). Pack the 4th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Huis Ten Bosch. There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Yumihari, take in panoramic vistas at Ishidake Observatory, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Ohashikannonji.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Sasebo trip itinerary maker tool .

Detroit, USA to Sasebo is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 14 hours traveling from Detroit to Sasebo due to the time zone difference. In September, Sasebo is a bit warmer than Detroit - with highs of 82°F and lows of 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Sasebo

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Hirado, Onyoku Museum, Togo Mt. Nakao
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Huis Ten Bosch ©
Huis Ten Bosch
Onyoku Museum ©
Onyoku Museum

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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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Glover Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sofukuji Temple, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Inasa, then stroll around Nagasaki Peace Park, then get engrossed in the history at Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, and finally make a trip to Hongouchi Lourdes. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Takahama Beach, then head off the coast to Hashima Island, then enjoy breathtaking views from Inasayama Observation Deck, and finally walk around Nagao Castle Park.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Nagasaki travel route builder .

You can drive from Sasebo to Nagasaki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Nagasaki can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Goto.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nagao Castle Park
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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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Goto

Goto ©
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): head off the coast to Hisakajima, enjoy the sand and surf at Takahama Beach, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Osezaki Dangai. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mizunoura Church, enjoy the sand and surf at Tontomari Beach, take in panoramic vistas at Gyoran Kannon Observation Deck, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kusuhara Church, and finally head off the coast to Fukuejima.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Goto trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nagasaki to Goto takes 2 hours. Traveling from Nagasaki in September, expect nights in Goto to be about the same, around 73°F, while days are slightly colder, around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Shinkamigoto-cho.

Things to do in Goto

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Hisakajima ©
Hisakajima
Tontomari Beach ©
Tontomari Beach
Fukuejima ©
Fukuejima

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Shinkamigoto-cho, Minamimatsura-gun

Shinkamigoto-cho ©
On the 10th (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Sokasen, stroll through Takaitabi Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at Kiri Church, then enjoy breathtaking views from Ryukanzan Observatory, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nakanoura Church. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kashigarashima Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Chuchi Catholic Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Aosagaura Church, then kick back and relax at Hamagurihama Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oso Church.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Shinkamigoto-cho day trip planner.

You can drive from Goto to Shinkamigoto-cho in 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Shinkamigoto-cho are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Odika-cho.

Things to do in Shinkamigoto-cho

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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Aosagaura Church ©
Aosagaura Church
Hamagurihama Beach ©
Hamagurihama Beach

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night
Odika-cho

Odika-cho ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Pot Hole, kick back and relax at Kaki no Hama Beach, take an in-depth tour of Odika Town Museum of History and Folklore, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nokubi Tenshudo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Previosuly Nokubi Church, and finally step off the mainland to explore Ojika Island.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Odika-cho route planning website .

You can drive from Shinkamigoto-cho to Odika-cho in 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Odika-cho are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Tsushima.

Things to do in Odika-cho

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Ojika Island ©
Ojika Island

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Tsushima

Tsushima
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Kaneda Castle Ruins, explore the historical opulence of Kanada Castle, then enjoy breathtaking views from Manzeki Viewing Platform, and finally stroll through Miuda Beach. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Mogihama Beach, take in the pleasant sights at Shushigawa River, then don't miss a visit to Kyu Kaneishi Castle Garden, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Otahama Beach, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Eboshidake Observatory.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Tsushima sightseeing planning app .

Traveling by car from Odika-cho to Tsushima takes 8.5 hours. In September in Tsushima, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 70°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Iki.

Things to do in Tsushima

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Iki

Iki ©
On the 15th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Ikijima, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tatsunoshima Island Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Satohama Beach, and finally take some stellar pictures from Saruiwa. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Iki City Ikikoku Museum, stroll through Nishikihama Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Tsutsukihama Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Ohama Beach.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Iki online travel planner .

Drive from Tsushima to Iki in 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Iki are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Iki

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Saruiwa ©
Saruiwa